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FAQ's

How do I get from the airport to the Manchester Grand Hyatt?
We suggest flying into the San Diego Airport (SAN).
It is about 3 miles to the hotel. A cab from SAN to the hotel will cost approximately $15.
10% discounts are available on Super Shuttle and ExecuCar by using the Discount Code CLLMC.
Rates for Uber & Lyft are approximately $10 - $20.
The next closest airport is John Wayne (SNA), which is about 90 miles from the hotel.

What is this I hear about new TSA travel restrictions?
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 Grand Hyatt. Taxi, Uber and Lyft service from the hotel is readily available. The normal parking fee at the Grand Hyatt is $35 for self and $49 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 San Diego in April?
The average high in April is 68 (20) degrees with a low of 56 (13). The average rainfall amount is .5 inches (.12cm).

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 Triumph 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 Parq Restaurant & Nightclub.

What time is the conference registration?
Registration will be available on Wednesday from 1:00 - 7:30pm in the Palm Foyer on the second floor of the Grand Hyatt. 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 Triumph 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.

What restaurants are in the hotel? What are their hours?
Sally's Fish House & Bar is open from 11:30am - 9:30pm and specializes in seafood.
Brew30 is open from 11am - 11pm and serves salads, burgers and beer.
Seaview Breakfast Buffet is open from 6:30am - 11am and offers a breakfast buffet.
Top of the Hyatt is open from 3pm - 1:30am and serves drinks along with light fare.
Market One is open from 24 hours and offers sandwiches, sales, pastries and Starbucks.
Grand Lobby Bar is open from 4pm - 10pm and serves drinks along with light fare.
Room service is available 24 hours.

Is there a fee for internet from my room?
Internet is included with the resort fee of $25 + tax per day. Some of the items the resort fee includes are:

  • In-room wireless access
  • Toll-free and local calls
  • $10 nightly food & beverage credit
  • Daily bottle of water
  • Shoe shine

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 Manchester Grand Hyatt like?
The hotel is considered to be the premier waterfront hotel in San Diego. It is conveniently located near downtown San Diego and offers a spectacular waterfront resort-like setting, complete with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.

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 $495 for members / $545 non-members.

Tell me about golf.
One of San Diego's finest golf clubs. Steele Canyon is a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Gary Player, one of history’s greatest golfers. He designed Steele Canyon with great respect and appreciation for the natural beauty of the terrain. Since opening for play, Steele Canyon has been celebrated as one of California’s most exciting golf courses. From the dramatic elevation changes of the Canyon nine to the subtle nuances of the Vineyard nine and the total seclusion of the Ranch nine, any combination will make for a wonderful day of golf. As a recipient of Golf Digest's prestigious "4-½ Star Award" and more recently a City Beat News Spectrum Award winner, Steele Canyon Golf Club has been nationally recognized as one of Southern California's best publicly accessible golf courses.
The fee for golf is $210, which includes transportation, green fees and cart, practice range balls, and a lunch.
Rental clubs are available for $60.
Golf will run from 6:30am - 2:00pm.

San Diego Food Tour, what’s that about?
Our tour starts in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, taking you on a leisurely stroll throughout the Gaslamp District and Downtown. During your stroll, your guide will share juicy tidbits and interesting scoops about Downtown San Diego, like the original Red Light District and the gambling halls that used to reside in the present day area. As you enjoy a peaceful walk past the Horton Grand Hotel and William Heath Davis house courtyard, learn about celebrities & politicians who once graced the area and the Gaslamp’s most famous & official dog, Bum. You’ll be sampling bites from some of the best restaurants in America’s Finest City which may include Chicago-style pizza pies, gourmet Indian cuisine, handmade desserts, rustic-Italian creations, bites with a rooftop view and much, much more.
The fee for this private tour is $80 which includes transportation, the tour and taxes and gratuity.
The food tour will run from 10am - 2pm.

Tell me about the guest tour.
We are not conducting a guest tour this year.

Is there a tour on Saturday?
We are not conducting a tour on Saturday this year.

Tell me about this year's Closing Event.
Parq Restaurant and Nightclub is located less than 1 mile from the hotel and has risen to be one of the premier dining and nightclub locations in San Diego. We have rented the entire club, which includes three separate areas. You can dine under the lighted trees and stars in the open air restaurant. In the nightclub we will be featuring live music by Undercover Live. Downstairs in the Lair, you will be able to eat and drink and converse in this ultra-lounge area.

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
We are returning with the Young Professionals Reception. This is designed to give Young professionals under 40 years of age the opportunity to mix and mingle freely with other Young Professionals. This high-energy reception will provide an opportunity for attendees to grow a strong peer and professional network of colleagues. Designed to inspire and connect, attendees will learn even more about our dynamic industry from other participants who are similar in age. This will take place on Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30.

We will also be hosting a reception for our chapters and chapter members. If you belong to either the Northeast, Midwest, Canadian chapter or are interested in creating a chapter in your area, we suggest attending this event.

Are you having the conference app again?
Yes. It can be viewed at www.eventmobi.com/fc2019. It is also available in the app store for IOS and Droid devices. You can locate it by searching for Factor 2019. Your login will be enabled two weeks before the conference.


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