CDFA - 2016 National Development Finance Summit
Join CDFA in New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2016 National Development Finance Summit! Hosted by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA), the CDFA National Summit brings together the leaders and dealmakers in the development finance industry to discuss best practices, trends, and project financing solutions.

Who You'll Meet

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The CDFA National Summit is designed for both public and private sector participants from all areas of the country. Attendees represent a diverse cross section of the development finance industry and bring unique perspectives, creative financing approaches, and interesting conversation to the event.

>>>See Who Attended Last Year's National Summit

What You'll Experience

The CDFA National Summit is a dealmaking event at its core with a program built to encourage networking and individualized learning about all types of development finance tools and programs. At the CDFA National Summit, you will meet industry experts, connect with financing, learn about the latest approaches, and discover development finance solutions to bring to your local community.
CDFA Dealmakers Lounge: Your hub for networking and dealmaking, featuring Project Marketplace presentations and exhibitors.

Project Showcase: Targeted sessions that highlight one creative project in the U.S. with a featured discussion about how that project was financed and sources of capital used.

Technology Showcase: Experience demonstrations of new technologies and software programs designed to support development finance authorities and initiatives.

Training Courses: Targeted training featuring timely presentations and important trends in development finance.

Special Additions

The CDFA National Summit features many opportunities to boost your networking and educational experience while in New Orleans. A few of these special additions are highlighted below.

CDFA Louisiana Financing Roundtable: A special one-day conference designed especially for development finance professionals in Louisiana. CDFA National Summit attendees that do not conduct business in Louisiana are still invited to participate to learn about best practices employed in the state. This is an extra fee event.

CDFA Project Marketplace: The CDFA Project Marketplace brings dealmaking to the forefront by featuring projects in search of financing with special presentations. CDFA National Summit participants are invited to comment on each project and offer technical assistance about potential solutions. Learn more about the Marketplace and apply to present on the Deals page.

Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance Course: A one-day course offered by the CDFA Training Institute which will feature a comprehensive overview of PACE including program design, capital markets analysis, investor attraction, legal and regulatory considerations, market potential, operations and much more. This is an extra fee event.

Intro Food Systems Finance Course: A one-day course offered by the CDFA Training Institute examining the development finance programs that sustain a local food system and how investments in that system can drive economic development on a broader scale. Topics covered include federal, state, and local sources of capital, stakeholders involved in the financing process, and case study examples that showcase the variety of financing programs. This is an extra fee event.

New Orleans Dining Adventures: Explore the French Quarter restaurant scene featuring some of the best food in the country. Register in advance to secure your seat. Reservations will be made by CDFA, but you are responsible for your own transportation and meal charges.

Networking: Networking abounds at the CDFA National Summit. View the program page to see all of the exciting receptions and networking opportunities hat are planned as part of the CDFA National Summit experience. Some events require reservations in advance and may require an extra fee.

Our Host: Louisiana Public Facilities Authority

CDFA is grateful for the support of the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority as our host for the 30th National Development Finance Summit. LPFA is a financing authority created in 1974 and has the ability to issue both taxable and tax-exempt bonds to finance everything from educational facilities to hospitals, student loans, industrial and economic development projects and essential programs for state and local governmental units.

Thank you to Our Sponsors

CDFA thanks the many organizations that support the CDFA National Summit.

National Sponsors

  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
  • BNY Mellon
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Business Oregon
  • CohnReznick
  • FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Kutak Rock LLP
  • McCarter & English, LLP
  • McGuireWoods
  • MuniCap, Inc.
  • NW Financial Group, LLC
  • SB Friedman Development Advisors
  • Stern Brothers
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo Securities

Registration Information

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You are invited to register for the CDFA National Summit today! Your total registration fee will depend on what events you plan to attend. Special discounts are available for CDFA members and multiple registrations from the same organization. View the table below to see the registration rates, or visit the registration page for more information.

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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CDFA National Summit Registration Rates

MEGA Early Bird Rates
(Ends June 17)
Early Bird Rates
(Ends Sept. 11)
Standard Rates
(After Sept. 11)
National Development Finance Summit
CDFA Member: $400
Additional Member: $400
Non-Member: $650
CDFA Member: $500
Additional Member: $400
Non-Member: $750
CDFA Member: $600
Additional Member: $400
Non-Member: $850
CDFA Louisiana Financing Roundtable Conference
CDFA Member: $145
Non-Member: $195
Intro PACE Finance Course
CDFA Member: $400
Non-Member: $550
CDFA Member: $400
Non-Member: $550
CDFA Member: $450
Non-Member: $600
Intro Food Systems Finance Course
CDFA Member: $400
Non-Member: $550
CDFA Member: $400
Non-Member: $550
CDFA Member: $450
Non-Member: $600
National Summit Kickoff
Reception Guest Pass
$50 per person

History of the CDFA National Summit

Click on the links below to learn more about CDFA's most recent gatherings:

>>>2015 National Summit in Charleston, SC
>>>2014 National Summit in Scottsdale, AZ
>>>2013 National Summit in Washington, DC
>>>2012 National Summit in Washington, DC
>>>2011 Annual Summit in Boston, MA
>>>2010 Annual Summit in Portland, OR

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