Brooklyn, N.Y.' s William Vale Hotel was the setting for Broker Fair 2018, held May 14, 2018, the first conference of its kind for merchant cash advance (MCA) professionals and unsecured small business lenders. Educational sessions, panel discussions and keynote addresses covered a range of topics, from marketing and SEO optimization to syndication, software demonstrations, regulatory issues and business development strategies.
In his opening remarks, Broker Fair founder Sean Murray, chief editor and publisher of deBanked, recalled attending numerous conferences that covered algorithms, factoring and traditional lending in depth but sidelined MCA topics. "I felt disappointed that there was no conference for this industry segment," he said. "I asked event organizers, why not include more than one panel on MCA? A lot of them said they didn't think people would be interested."