FLAGGL Annual Conference

FLAGGL Small Business Lenders Conference

August 20 – 22, 2018 | Registration is NOW OPEN!

Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Group Rate of $195

Click Here to Reserve your Room

Email us for government rate

FLAGGL is aware that an outside booking agency called “Exhibitor Housing Services” or “Travel Partner International” has once again been contacting our sponsors and/or attendees claiming that the hotel is almost sold out and that they can reserve rooms for you that are more discounted than our group rate.   If someone contacts you to book your hotel room or indicates the rooms are almost sold out, it is advised that you do not provide them with your credit card and contact the hotel or FLAGGL directly at FLAGGL@eventfullyyourz.com or call 844-887-6477.

This year’s conference is expected to host a cross section of attendees from various industry institutions throughout the state of Florida and will include general sessions, keynote addresses, breakout sessions and networking opportunities with other colleagues and SBA officials. We are currently in the process of forming the agenda and will provide updates regularly as speakers and sessions are confirmed. Some topics from this year’s agenda may include:

  • Navigating the New SOP 50 10 5 (J) – Let’s Talk!
  • Building your Brand – LinkedIn and Beyond
  • Creating an Effective SBA Lending Team
  • Strategies for Protecting your Guaranty
  • Communication in the Digital Age – Targeting your Audience
  • How to Grow your Pipeline & Exceed your Production Goals

Download our Conference Information Package for more details

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration – $349.00 (Expires April 13th)
Regular Registration – $399.00 (Expires July 1st)
Late Registration – $449.00
Government Employees – $199.00
Spouse/Guest Ticket – $170.00

*Note that attendee registrations are only refundable through July 20th. Substitutions are always accepted. Should the conference be cancelled or postponed due to weather or other unforeseen events outside FLAGGL control, refunds may not be provided.

About the Venue

Hyatt Regency Orlando is an iconic hotel in the heart of everything Orlando, Florida has to offer – theme parks, shopping, dining and nightlife. There’s something for everyone, including two sparkling pools, a full-service spa and salon, fitness center, tennis courts, bicycle rentals, and beautiful indoor and outdoor event space. Indulge in locally inspired cuisine with five full-service restaurants, two bars, a grab & go market and 24-hour room service. Explore the area with two daily I-ride Trolley tickets to I-Drive locations including Pointe Orlando, I-Drive 360, SeaWorld and Aquatica. Just minutes from Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.


If you’re making your travel arrangements, plan to arrive on property by Monday afternoon in time to check in and attend our welcome reception. Golf will begin early this year at 8:00 am, and there are a limited number of rooms available for Sunday night so be sure to make your reservation early. The conference adjourns on Wednesday at 12:00 noon. A more detailed agenda will be made available as we get closer to the conference dates.

Download our Conference Information Package for more details.

Pre-Conference NAGGL Training: How to Get SBA to Honor Its Guaranty – Registration NOW OPEN!

Optional NAGGL training course August 20th.  SBA only honors its loan guaranty if the lender can document that it “made, closed, serviced and liquidated the loan in accordance with SBA Loan Program Requirements and prudent lending practices”. This one-day course provides guidance on the mechanics of the purchase process including requirements related to completion and submission of CPC Tabs, Purchase Tabs and Charge-off Tabs, and demystifies the new mandate that lenders “resolve” loans within 24 months of SBA’s purchase—or risk forfeiting the guaranty. Since protecting the guaranty starts during loan origination and continues through the purchase process, this course also shares tips for avoiding common deficiencies that result in repairs or denials of liability, making this a “must-take” course for every 7(a) lender.  For more info or to register, click here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

With thousands of contacts across the state of Florida, FLAGGL has an extensive reach. Our conference email blasts will reach professionals in the small business industry every 2-4 weeks, leading up to the start of the conference. All conference sponsors will have prominent placement on these email blasts and on our website, based on level of commitment.
The exhibitor hall will be placed directly within the first portion of the ballroom, so that attendees must enter through the exhibit hall to attend all general sessions and meals. Throughout the conference, we ensure that there is a significant amount of time between sessions for networking and exhibitor visits. In addition, all food and beverage is placed directly in the exhibitor hall. For sponsorship questions, contact our sponsorship committee chair, Fred Schmid at fred.schmid@att.net.

Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors


Our Diamond Sponsor:

Our Platinum Sponsors:

Our Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Our Exhibitors:


2017 Annual Conference