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CDFA California Conference

-Overview

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Join CDFA and CALED for the California Financing Roundtable Conference on November 19, 2015. This one-day event will feature economic development finance experts and leaders from around the state discussing innovative development finance tools and projects, emerging resources and approaches, and how these methods can catalyze investment in the California economy.

CDFA is excited to partner with CALED to host this specialized initiative for the economic development and project finance professionals in the state. The conference will be held at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento and is supported by dozens of the state's finest development finance leaders. Register today to reserve your spot at the 2015 CDFA California Financing Roundtable Conference.

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-Agenda


The agenda is subject to change. Check this page regularly for confirmed speakers and other updates.

8:30 amRegistration Opens

9:00 - 9:15 amWelcoming Remarks

The CDFA California Financing Roundtable exists to spread knowledge of best practices within the state’s development finance industry. To kick off the third annual California Financing Roundtable, CDFA President and CEO Toby Rittner will deliver welcoming remarks.

Speaker:

Toby Rittner, DFCP, EDFP
President & CEO
Council of Development Finance Agencies

Gurbax Sahota
President & CEO
California Association for Local Economic Development

9:15 - 10:15 amUnlocking Capital Access

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 being utilized by businesses throughout the state, including revolving loan funds, seed/venture capital, crowd funding and other initiatives established by the State Small Business Credit Initiative.

Speakers:

Claudia Viek
Chief Executive Officer
California Association for Micro Enterprise
Opportunity

Renee Webster-Hawkins
Executive Director
California Pollution Control Financing Authority

10:15 - 10:30 amNetworking Break

10:30 - 11:15 am Public Private Partnerships in California

As budgets are stretched at all levels, it can be difficult to pull together funding for necessary infrastructure improvements. During this session, presenters from around the state will examine case studies and explore some targeted tactics for implementing P3 structures to successfully finance a project.

Speakers:

Robert Gamble
Managing Director
Public Financial Management

Janice Waddell
Acting State Director, Rural Development
United States Department of Agriculture


11:15 am - 12:00 pmOpportunities in Debt & Capital Markets Financing

Debt financing remains the most powerful financing tool for most types of development, even while markets and regulations keep issuers, borrowers and investors on their toes. Hear from our expert panel as they discuss today’s bond market in California and potential economic development impacts of bond finance and other debt instruments.

Moderator:

Dan Bronfman
President
Growth Capital Associates, Inc.

Speakers:

Jeree Glasser-Hedrick
Executive Director, State Treasurer's Office
California Debt Limit Allocation Committee

Teveia Barnes
Executive Director
IBank

12:00 - 1:15 pmLunch with Keynote

Speakers:

Jesse Torres
Deputy Director and Small Business Advocate
California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Tom Boon
Information Technology Chief
California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

1:15 - 2:15 pmCatalyzing Affordable Housing Development in California

California is showing increasing economic and fiscal strength with economic growth among the top five states in the nation. Even with this, the severity of an age-old California problem is growing: the private housing market is not providing an adequate number of homes affordable to low- and moderate-income households. In this session, panelists will discuss the major changes and trends going on in the affordable housing industry and the vision for policies, priorities, and resource allocation.

Speakers:

Sean Spear
Managing Director
1410 Partners, LLC

Meea Kang
President
Domus Development

Cathy Creswell
Housing and Planning Specialist
Creswell Consulting

2:15 - 2:30 pmNetworking Break

2:30 - 3:30 pm District-Based Development Finance- Tools that Work

Community Facilities Districts, Assessment Districts and Infrastructure Financing Districts have become powerful financing mechanisms to help communities concentrate development opportunities into targeted locations. Within this session, presenters will discuss their experience using these tools to catalyze public improvements that spur private investment.

Moderator:

Paul Silvern
Partner
HR&A Advisors, Inc.

Speakers:

Dennis McGuire
Managing Director
Piper Jaffray & Co.

Anna Van Degna
Director
Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

Larry Kosmont
CEO
Kosmont Companies

3:30 - 4:00 pmGrowing Investment in Local Food Systems

The food system is critical to developing and sustaining a healthy economy, although many communities are left without sufficient access or jobs related to a mature food system. This session will explore the role development finance plays in supporting the food sector and the types of financing tools on the table for growing investment in the local food system.

Speaker:

Karen Rich
Business and Cooperative Program Director, Rural Development
United States Department of Agriculture

4:00 pmClosing Remarks

Speaker:

Toby Rittner, DFCP, EDFP
President & CEO
Council of Development Finance Agencies

4:00 - 5:00 pmCDFA Excellence Awards Presentation and Networking Reception

The CDFA California Financing Roundtable is as much about education as it is about networking and engagement. Stay after the conference to help honor the four recipients for the CDFA California Roundtable Excellence Awards while enjoying drinks with fellow colleagues, sponsors and CDFA staff.


Friday, November 20

8:00am - 12:00 pmBrownfields Redevelopment Financing Workshop

CDFA is hosting a free Brownfields Redevelopment Financing Workshop on Friday, November 20 at the Citizen Hotel. Join CDFA and EPA for this unique program. The workshop will cover brownfields redevelopment financing tools, state-specific funding programs, and federal funding opportunities. Breakfast will be provided. Take advantage of this free opportunity to discover financing resources for your redevelopment projects.


8:00 - 9:00 amBreakfast

9:00 - 10:00 amBrownfields Financing Toolkit

Toby Rittner, DFCP, EDFP
President & CEO
Council of Development Finance Agencies

10:00 - 10:30 amOrphan Site Cleanup and Site Cleanup Subaccount Program

Song Her
Program Analyst
State Water Resources Control Board

10:30 - 10:45 amBreak

10:45 - 11:10 amAffordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

Craig Morrow
Program Manager
California Department for Housing and Community Development

11:10 - 11:40 amCommunity Case Study

Brad Wiblin
Senior Vice President
Bridge Housing

11:40 - 12:00 am

Nova Blazej
Project Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Funding Programs

12:00 pmClosing Remarks

Toby Rittner, DFCP, EDFP
President & CEO
Council of Development Finance Agencies



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-Location


The 2015 CDFA California Financing Roundtable Conference will take place at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento.

The Citizen Hotel
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Phone: 916-447-2700

Directions
From San Francisco:

Take 80 East toward Sacramento. Continue on Capital City Fwy/ I-80 BR E/ US-50 E. Take the exit toward downtown Sacramento. Merge onto CA-275 North. Turn left at 5th Street. Turn right at J Street. The hotel is located on the right at the corner of 10th and J Street.

From Sacramento International Airport:

Exit the airport and travel south on I-5. Exit on J Street in downtown Sacramento. Continue on J Street for 7 blocks. The hotel is located on the right at the corner of 10th and J Street.

From the South (using I-5):

Take the I-5 North. Exit on the J Street towards downtown Sacramento. Turn right on J Street. The hotel is located on the right at the corner of 10th and J Street.

From the North (using I-5):

Take the I-5 South. Exit on the J Street towards downtown Sacramento. The hotel is located on the right at the corner of 10th and J Street.

From the North (using I-80):

Take I-80 West. Exit onto CA-99 South/ I-5 South towards Los Angeles. Exit J Street towards downtown Sacramento. The hotel is located on the right at the corner of 10th and J Street.

Parking

Valet parking is available at The Citizen Hotel at a rate of $25 per day
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-Registration

Registration rates vary depending on whether you are a CDFA member or non-member.

Scholarships are available to attend this event. Learn more about the CDFA Scholarship Program, Presented by PFM and submit your application today.
Standard Rates
CDFA Member: $125
Non-Member: $175


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For information about sponsoring the CDFA California Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus and complete our sponsorship agreement or contact CDFA.