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CDFA Louisiana Conference
New Orleans, LA
November 1, 2016

CDFA's 30th National Development Finance Summit
New Orleans, LA
November 2-4, 2016

Intro Food Systems Finance Course
November 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA

Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance Course
November 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA

CDFA California Conference
Los Angeles, CA
November 15, 2016

CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Post-Election Development Finance Landscape
November 15, 2016
1:00 pm Eastern

CDFA Oregon Conference
Portland, OR
November 17, 2016

CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Capturing the Success of High Performing DFA's
December 13, 2016
1:00 pm Eastern

Intro Brownfields Finance WebCourse
December 14-15, 2016
Daily: 12-5pm Eastern

CDFA Virginia Conference
2016 CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable Conference
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Richmond, VA
CDFA would like to thank the following organizations for sponsoring the 2016 CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable Conference.
Venue Sponsor
McGuireWoods Consulting McGuireWoods
Conference Premium Sponsor
Clean Source Capital
Conference Supporting Sponsor
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Virginia Resources Authority

For information about sponsoring the CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus and complete our sponsorship agreement. For questions, please contact CDFA.
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Join the CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable for the first annual conference on October 18, 2016. This event will feature a number of economic development finance experts from around the state discussing development finance tools, authorities, resources and approaches, and how these can affect the Virginia economy going forward.

The conference will take place at the offices of McGuire Woods LLP located in Richmond. This conference is supported by dozens of the state's finest development finance leaders. Register today to reserve your spot at the 2016 CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable Conference.

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8:30 amRegistration Opens

9:00 - 10:00 amOpening Remarks & Overview of the Development Finance Industry

The CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable is dedicated to developing a sustainable economic development finance industry for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Roundtable attracts the Commonwealth's development finance leaders to educate participants on important news and research from the field. Join CDFA in an overview of the roots and basic principles of the development finance industry with a discussion on the concepts behind building a comprehensive financing strategy. The 2016 CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable Conference marks the first annual event in the Commonwealth.


Toby Rittner
President & CEO
Council of Development Finance Agencies

Ric Brown
Secretary of Finance
Commonwealth of Virginia

Chris Engel
Director of Economic Development
City of Charlottesville, VA

10:00 - 10:45 am Successful Bond Financing Strategies in the Commonwealth

Bond financing remains a bedrock development finance tool for economic development. This session will focus on how Virginia’s bond and economic development communities work together to attract business and to provide capital to existing businesses and critical infrastructure. Presenters from bond agencies and capital market firms will walk through bond financing deals and explore strategies for maximizing the tool in Virginia.


Tina Neal
Senior Vice President
Davenport & Company LLC


Daniel Siegel
Sands Anderson P.C.

Sandi McNinch
General Counsel
Virginia Economic Development Partnership

10:45 - 11:00 amNetworking Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pmAccess to Capital for Small Business

Access to capital is what drives business and private industry investment, and the opportunities for developing new technology and manufacturing are endless. During this session, the Roundtable will explore the most innovative and effective access to capital tools used by businesses, including revolving loan funds, seed/venture capital, crowdfunding and other effective debt instruments.


Scott Parsons
Executive Director
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority

Carl Knoblock
Richmond Area District Director
U.S. Small Business Administration

Mike Clarke
Chief Executive Officer
Access National Bank

12:00 - 1:15 pmLunch Session Keynote: Legislative Update for Development Finance in Virginia & Washington D.C.

National and state industry experts from around the Commonwealth will discuss the latest development finance legislation and their potential effects on the economic development industry. This session will feature a panel discussion on the latest from Richmond and Washington, DC.


Chris Lloyd

Senior Vice President & Director
Infrastructure & Economic Development
McGuire Woods Consulting LLC

Toby Rittner
President & CEO
Council of Development Finance Agencies

1:15 - 2:00 pmProject-Based Financing Approach to Economic Development

Special Assessment and TIF, types of project based financing, are powerful financing mechanisms that are used throughout the Commonwealth. Its use is growing as a development tool to concentrate funds into targeted locations and finance projects that promote public improvement. Throughout this session, panelists will explore new Special Assessment and Synthetic TIF deals in Virginia and how they have been used to finance economic development.


Emily Metzler
Vice President
MuniCap, Inc.

Chris Sheenhan
Director of Investment Banking
Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

2:00 - 2:45 pmUtilizing Public-Private Partnerships

Public Private Partnership are used pervasively in the Commonwealth and have been a critical asset to funding necessary infrastructure and transportation improvements. During this session panelists will examine case studies and explore some targeted tactics for implementing P3 structures to successfully finance a project.


George Martin
McGuire Woods LLP

Harold Ellis
Public Private Infrastructure, Inc.
2:45 - 3:00 pmNetworking Break

3:00 - 4:30 pmEnergy Finance: VirginiaSAVES and Opportunities for PACE in Virginia

As federal and state support of clean energy development loses stability and dwindles, the finance community is given the task of creating financing vehicles which allow the sector to keep its momentum and scale up growth. These new opportunities have been met by public and private sector entities facilitating sound investment in new and established finance strategies that are helping Virginia flourish in this industry. During this session, panelists will explore the new VirginiaSAVES program as well as opportunities to expand the use of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to both the commercial and residential sectors.


Greg Montgomery
Managing Director
CleanSource Capital

Peter D'Alema
Director of Program Management
Virginia Resources Authority

Preston Bryant
Senior Vice President
Infrastructure & Economic Development
McGuire Woods Consulting, LLC

Bill Nusbaum
Williams Mullen

Abby Johnson
Abacus Property Solutions, LLC

4:30 - 5:30 pmVirginia Financing Roundtable Reception
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The 2016 CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable Conference will take place at the offices of McGuire Woods LLP in Richmond.

McGuire Woods LLP
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-775-1000

Parking Information

The most convenient parking available for attendees is at the James Center Parking Garage. The garage has a few entry points but a reference address for navigation purposes is 1051 East Cary Street in Richmond. This garage is staffed and can assist if there are any problems.

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To register for the 2016 CDFA Virginia Financing Roundtable Conference, click on the Register button below. Registration rates vary depending on whether or not you are a CDFA member.

Scholarships are available to attend this event. Learn more about the CDFA Scholarship Program, Presented by PFM and submit your application today

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