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Marine lenders conference opens Sunday in Florida

The National Marine Lenders Association is holding its 36th annual Marine Lenders Conference from Sunday through Tuesday in Naples, Fla.

The National Marine Lenders Association is holding its 36th annual Marine Lenders Conference from Sunday through Tuesday in Naples, Fla.

“This year's program will be exceptional and will include industry and economic updates, a look back on the early stages of the past recession, including tips from our industry partners on do’s and don’ts for the future [in a] panel discussion, breakout sessions and our keynote speaker, Mr. Robert Siciliano” of IDTheftsecurity.com, NMLA president Michael Bryant wrote.

“Robert is an expert in not only identity theft, but in cybersecurity, as well, an extremely hot topic these days,” Bryant said. “Always entertaining, Robert will give the group tips on how to stay safe in a world where virtual crime is commonplace.”

On Monday, Marine Retailers Association of the Americas president Matt Gruhn will talk about lender and retailer relations. On the same day Bryant will review sales and lending trends, followed by a panel discussion on remarking and repossession trends.

On Tuesday, counsel for the Consumer Bankers Association will offer cautions about the growing influence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and economist Gina Adams will offer her view of where things are headed.

The event wraps up with a golf tournament.

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