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How do I get from the airport to the Omni?
We suggest flying into the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW).
It is about 26 miles to the hotel. A cab from DFW to the hotel will cost approximately $50.
10% discounts are available on Super Shuttle and ExecuCar by using the Discount Code CLLMC.
First time Uber users can receive a $20 discount on your first trip. uberX fare is $30 - $38. uberXL fare is $46 - $60. First time Lyft users can receive a $5 discount on your first trip. Lyft fare is approximately $29, Lyft Plus $46, Lyft Premier is $61.

What is this I hear about new TSA travel restrictions?
If you are traveling from Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, or Washington you will need to have an alterante ID form (passport, military ID, or pernanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints. For the latest information, you may check the Homeland Security website at: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief

Should I rent a car?
Transportation will be provided for all conference activities that are not located at the Omni. Taxi, Uber and Lyft service from the hotel is readily available. The normal parking fee at the Omni is $22 per day for self parking and $28 per day for valet.

How should I dress for the Factoring Conference?
Casual attire is recommended for all conference sessions, receptions as well as the closing event.

What is the weather like in Fort Worth in April?
The average high in April is 76 (24) degrees with a low of 53 (11). The average rainfall amount is 3.17 inches (8cm).

What meals are included with my conference registration?
On Thursday and Friday, your registration includes Continental Breakfast at 7:30am, two breaks during the day, and lunch at 12:30pm. If you choose to attend the Idea Exchange on Saturday morning, Continental Breakfast is included. Additionally, an open bar and appetizers will be set up for the Wednesday evening Bibby Welcome Reception. An open bar and appetizers will also be offered at the Reception on Thursday evening that is being sponsored by Crestmark Bank, Lenders Funding, LLC and Saint John Capital Corp. Dessert and drinks will be offered at the Tax Guard Dessert Reception on Thursday night. Also included is Friday evening’s Closing Event which includes drinks, appetizers and dinner at Billy Bob's.

What time is the conference registration?
Registration will be available on Wednesday from 1:00 - 7:30pm in the Texas Ballroom Foyer on the second floor of the Omni. You will need to pick up your name badge before attending the Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening. Registration on Thursday will open at 7:30am.

What time does the conference start?
The Bibby Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening is from 5:30-7:30pm. Actual conference sessions begin at 8:30am on Thursday and Friday. Please plan to arrive a little early if you are not able to register on Wednesday.

I’m arriving into DFW late. Will restaurants in the hotel be open?
There are a couple of restaurants at the Omni.
Bob's Steak & Chop House is open until 10:00pm and serves Steak & Seafood.
Cast Iron is the full-service restaurant and is open until 10:30pm.
Wine Thief serves appetizers and is open until 11:00pm. Whiskey & Rye serves Bar type food and is open until 2:00am.
Room service is available 24 hours.

Is there a fee for internet from my room?
The IFA highly suggest that you join the Omni Select Guest program before arriving at the hotel. With the program, you receive:

  • Complimentary 3 MB Internet Access
  • Opportunity to earn free nights
  • Complimentary Morning Beverage Delivery
  • Complimentary Pressing - 2 items
  • Complimentary Bottled Water - Night Of Arrival
  • Eco-Friendly Housekeeping Options
  • Complimentary Shoe Shine
  • Exclusive Member-Only Offers
  • Express Check-In And Check-Out
  • Complimentary Newspaper Of Your Choice Daily
  • Customized Room Preferences
  • Evening Housekeeping Service, Including Turndown
  • Healthy options form Omni’s Stay Well program
You need to sign up prior to arrival at http://www.omniselectguest.com

I have special dietary restrictions. What can I do?
Let the IFA know of any special dietary restrictions and we will work with you.
The IKFA (International Kosher Factoring Association) is planning a dinner on Thursday evening. Contact the IFA for additional details.

What's the Omni like?
The Omni is a beautiful hotel conveniently located in the heart of Fort Worth's exciting downtown. Originally opened in 2009, this hotel epitomizes the city of cowboys and culture. Its unique design and style draws upon Fort Worth’s cultural roots and the Texas history to create an unforgettable atmosphere.

Are there any resort fees?
There are no resort fees.

How do I register my spouse for the receptions?”
Name badges are required for admission to all conference events. Guests who have purchased a spouse ticket may attend evening receptions and the closing event with a registered attendee. Spouse tickets are $295 and do not include conference admission, breakfast or lunch. Spouse tickets are not applicable for co-workers. For more information please call the IFA.

What's going on with the separate course on Wednesday?
Factoring Essentials is an add-on course designed for individuals new to factoring or those possessing basic factoring experience that want to learn more about how to operate a successful factoring portfolio. This course is recommended for factors at any level. This is an add-on course for an additional fee of $445 for members / $495 non-members.

Tell me about golf.
The Waterchase Golf Club has a Par 72 layout, has five par threes and five par fives, and features an exceptional variety of holes. From tree-lined doglegs to split fairways, the risk and reward opportunities are abundant. A cascading waterfall between the ninth and eighteenth greens highlights the course's beauty. It is this combination of challenge and beauty that has helped Waterchase achieve such high acclaim. The fee for golf is $150, which includes transportation, green fees and cart, practice range balls, and a lunch. Rental clubs are available for $50.

BBQ Food Tour, what’s that about?
The tour stops at three of the top six award winning barbecue (Bar-B-Q) restaurants in Fort Worth/Dallas, rated by D Magazine story by Daniel Vaughn. At each restaurant you will savor their signature barbecue (Bar-B-Q). If the pitmaster can break away from the fire, he will join us for a Q&A. It is fascinating to hear about their choices of wood, meats and cooking temperatures. As we drive through the city, you will hear the history of Fort Worth/Dallas. We will point out restaurants, landmarks and places of interest. You will see the Water Gardens, Sundance Square, The Historic Stockyards and many more sites. The fee for this private tour is $110 which includes transportation, the tour and taxes and gratuity.

Tell me about the guest tour.
You will have the opportunity to visit some of the world-famous museums located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth. These museums are known for their architecture and quality of their collections. Fort Worth is considered to be "the museum capital of the Southwest". Lunch will be included. The fee is $95 which includes transportation, lunch and all fees.

What about the JFK History Tour?
Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. This tour will start off at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The 90-minute tour includes a multimedia audio guide. The fee is $120 which includes transportation, lunch, guided tour and all fees.

Tell me about this year's Closing Event.
Enjoy dinner at a Texas original, Billy Bob's - The World's Largest Honky Tonk. Billy Bob’s Texas opened April 1, 1981 with national attention featuring Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers as the first performers. Other artists who appeared during opening week included Waylon Jennings, Janie Fricke, and Willie Nelson. With 100,000 square feet of interior space and 20 acres of parking for entertainment and events, Billy Bob’s features 30 individual bar stations, live music with country music’s biggest stars, Live Pro Bull Riding, and a Texas size dance floor. Billy Bob’s Live Pro Bull Riding is sanctioned by Championship Bull Riding (CBR) and contestants compete every Friday and Saturday night. We’re talking real bulls- not mechanical! Billy Bob’s also offers our guests a chance to be a rodeo star by providing an authentic stuffed bull photo opportunity as if they were part of the live action.

We will be in a private building called the 81 Club. An open bar, Dinner and entertainment will be provided. After our dinner, you will have admission to Billy Bob's for the evening. The headliner in Billy Bob's that evening will be Lee Brice. Tickets are available for his concert for $20 for General Admission and $40 for VIP tickets. You are also welcome to visit any of the many bars, shops and restaurants in the Stockyards.

Each year the conference gets bigger and better. What is going on this year?
We are returning with our roundtable sessions. We've organized the conference so that there will be at least one roundtable that is relevant for every conference attendee. The roundtables are designed to promote interaction and education amongst the conference attendees. The roundtables that we have planned are:

  • Roundtable for Women in Commercial Finance
  • Roundtable for Senior Executives
  • Roundtable for Young Professionals
  • Roundtable for Operational Issues
  • Roundtable for Small Factors

Are you having the conference app again?
Yes. It can be viewed at www.eventmobi.com/fc2017. It will also be available a week before the conference in the app store for IOS and Droid devices. You can locate it by searching for Factoring Conference.

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