Marine bankers group sets conference program

CHICAGO — The program is set for the National Marine Bankers Association's 29th Marine Lending Conference, organizers announced in a statement Monday.

The event takes place Nov. 16-18 at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. It will feature business sessions focused on lending and boating industry issues in addition to a golf tournament and other events.

Business sessions will include:

— Economic Update: Wachovia Bank’s Gina Martin offers views on the credit market and an industry and economic forecast.

— Gaining and Keeping Customers: Sam Allman, CEO of Allman Consulting and Training, Inc., addresses leadership, customer service, management, team building, retail and outside sales and personal development.

— Protection from Fraud: Former L.A.P.D. Detective Robert Rebhan, an expert on fraud prevention, outlines technological and common sense practices to fight the problem.

— Remarketing Best Practices: A panel of remarketers and lenders will explain the basics, benefits and cautions of recovery and liquidation, as well as cover current trends in sales activity.

To learn more about the conference or to register, go to or contact Bernice McArdle, 312-946-6260;

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