Formerly Pitbull Conference

Sponsor Resource for March 2024

Welcome

We are pleased to have you join us for NPLA’s 60th National Private Lending Event.

This resource page is meant to streamline the exchange of all information pertinent and required for your company’s participation. Please bookmark this page to return to for updates and future reference.

Please review all info presented here.

And don’t forget to fill out and submit the required online “Sponsor Form.”

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

At a glance, here is some important info with links for your convenience.

Date & Venue

Thursday, March 7, 2024

NPLA Golf Tournament:
Miami Beach Golf Club
2301 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33140

This event is sponsored by the National Private Lenders Association. The event fee must be paid separately from your conference ticket. There is no charge for NPLA Members if your RSVP is submitted on time.

To purchase Golf click here

Kick-off Networking Party:
Moxy South Beach
The Upside, Rooftop Level
915 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

This event is for Sponsors, Premier & General Admission (excludes NPLA Lites).

Friday, March 8, 2024 

Conference:
Loews Miami Beach
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 604-1601

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Conference:
Loews Miami Beach
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 604-1601

NEW! “Let’s Darty!” Brunch:
Bagatelle Miami

1669 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

This event is for Sponsors, Premier & General Admission (excludes NPLA Lites).

Loews Miami Beach Hotel Room Reservations

Room discount available to all NPLA Conference participants.

Last day to book: Monday, February 5, 5:00 pm PST

To book your Hotel, click here

Audio Visual Order Form & Instructions

If you need any of the items listed here, arrangements must be made by submitting your request via the link below. Order is due by Wednesday, March 6, 5:00 pm PST:

  • Equipment rental
  • Access to electrical power source
  • Internet access other than standard wireless use

Submit your request through this link:

Click here for AV Order Form

Follow the instuctions to complete your order.

Contact for these matters:
Marcus Elzey
[email protected]
+1-305-298-0439

Sponsor Form and Important Deadlines

Online Sponsor Form
Upon your Sponsorship purchase, our office will email you a link with password to access your custom online Sponsor Form.
Here you will be able to input or update all information we require of you, including your designated contact person, marketing materials, company representatives attending, and speaker information. Although you may return to this form at any time to make updates, please keep the following deadlines in mind.

ASAP
Marketing Material – At a minimum, without a logo and URL we cannot include you on our website or in any email campaigns.

Monday, February 5, 5:00 pm PST
Loews Miami Beach hotel room discount ends.

Click here for Hotel Reservations information

Friday, February 9, 5:00 pm PST
Completed Online Sponsor Form – Timely submissions play a critical role in our event production. Any changes made after this date are not guaranteed to be implemented before the event.

Wednesday, February 14, 12:00 pm PST/3:00 pm ET
Sponsor Call (for all communications and reps attending).

Wednesday, February 28
Access to the app will become available. We will email you a link with instructions at that time.

Friday, March 1, 5:00 pm PST
Rep substitutions must be made by this date and time to be honored.

Wednesday, March 6, 5:00 pm PST
Exhibitor AV Order – See “AV & Electrical…” tab below for instructions and form.

Shipping Packages To & From the Hotel

VERY IMPORTANT:
Please follow precise instructions to ensure your packages arrive properly, on time, and with no surcharges. 

Fees & CC Authorization

Form must be on file with FedEx Loews Miami Beach office for packages to be brought to your assigned booth. Office contact is listed below.

NPLA Exhibitor Manifest  Download and fill out this form, and submit to [email protected]. It will help the FedEx staff to track and gather your packages.

Shipments In
To avoid additional fees for storage, plan to have your shipment arrive no earlier than four days before the event.

Pallets or Crates
If you are shipping your items in pallets or crates, please use contact (below) as these deliveries may require coordination with the hotel’s loading dock.

All shipments must be labeled as follows:
(Guest Name) (Sponsor) (Guest Cell Number)
c/o FedEx Office at Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
NPLA Conference

Box _______ of ________

Bring Your Tracking Information with You
In the event there is a problem locating your packages on site, it is imperative that you have this information on hand. The hotel staff will not be able to assist you without a confirmation of delivery. We strongly recommend you monitor the status of your shipment along its route, to avoid any surprises Friday morning.

Delivery of Shipped Items 
All properly labeled shipments with Credit Card Authorizations on file will be automatically brought to your assigned booth on Friday, March 8, for the 7 am set up.
Without this information on file, your packages will not be released.

Shipment Out
If shipping items out, you must come prepared with your own shipping labels as well as supplies for repackaging. The hotel will then remove properly labeled and boxed items from booths for shipment out the following morning.

The hotel contact for these matters:
Michael Diaz
Senior Store Manager, FedEx Office (onsite)
Office: 305.674.7866
Email: [email protected] 
Also include: [email protected]

Booth Numbers & Assignments

When shipping packages or ordering AV rentals, please use TBD as you do not need to provide a booth #. We will inform the venue of your booth location, and they will accommodate accordingly.

Audio Visual & Electrical

If you need any of the items listed below, arrangements must be made by submitting an Exhibitor AV Order Form by Wednesday, March 6, 5:00 pm PST. 

  • Equipment rental
  • Access to an electrical power source
  • Internet access other than standard wireless use

Contact for these matters:
Marcus Elzey
[email protected]
+1-305-298-0439

Charging Stations

There are two charging stations available in the exhibitor area.

Timeline - Thursday, March 7

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NPLA Golf Tournament

Miami Beach Golf Club
2301 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33140

This event is sponsored by the National Private Lenders Association. The event fee must be paid separately from your conference ticket. There is no charge for NPLA Members if your RSVP is submitted on time.

To purchase Golf click here

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kick-off Networking Party

Moxy South Beach: The Upside, Rooftop Level
915 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

This event is for registered Sponsors, Premier, and General Admission Guests only.

Timeline - Friday, March 8

Loews Miami Beach

8:30 am
Doors open and Guest Check-In begins

You will not be allowed to pick up anyone else’s badge other than your own.

A photo ID will be required.

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Meet & Greet Catered Breakfast*

10:00 am
Conference begins
Morning Presentations

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
NPLA Networking Session

2:20 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Session Presentations

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
NPLA Networking Session

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Catered Dinner*

*Meals are for registered Sponsors, Premier & General Admission guests only.(Excludes NPLA Lites).

Click here for detailed agenda

Timeline - Saturday, March 9

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Special Guest Speaker

Loews Miami Beach
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NEW! “Let’s Darty!” Brunch

Bagatelle Miami
1669 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

This event is for Sponsors, Premier & General Admission (excludes NPLA Lites).

Click here for detailed agenda

Friday Evening Booth Breakdown Times

You may begin breaking down your booth once the NPLA Networking Session officially concludes at approximately 6:00 pm.

Guests' Data
We do not provide Guests’ data.

Any exchange of contact information is entirely voluntary on our Guests’ part. However, our custom networking app will help facilitate your outreach before, during, and after the conference.

Access to the app will become available on Wednesday, February 28. Instructions can be found here.

NPLA Conference Networking App

With the goal of taking your event experience to the next level, NPLA Conference will be using our own networking app—a fantastic networking tool and digital event guide.

Access to the app will be made available on Wednesday, February 28. Instructions can be found here.

Name Badges

If a badge is forgotten or lost, we will not be able to provide you with a replacement. To re-enter the event, you will have to purchase a badge replacement for a $250 fee.

Need more company representatives at the event?

As a courtesy, we are happy to provide our Sponsors with a discounted admission price for additional representatives ($995 per person).

To purchase additional Rep tickets click here

Reminders and Tips
  • A photo ID and proof of registration is required to check-in.
  • Business attire required (sport coats or suits for gentlemen.)
  • Comfortable shoes are HIGHLY recommended for the short walk to and from the ballroom and catered events.
  • No cameras or audio recording equipment is allowed.
  • Brochures are prohibited, except for Sponsors.
  • Badges must be worn at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS. You will not be allowed back into the event without one.
  • If a badge is forgotten or lost, we will not be able to provide you with a replacement. To re-enter the event, you will have to purchase a badge replacement for a $250 fee.
  • Rep substitutions must be made no later than Friday, March 1 at 5:00 pm PST to be honored.
Hotel Parking

Overnight Parking is $55 flat rate (with taxes already included) and Daily Valet is $41 with taxes included.

Self Parking is available in the City of Miami Beach Municipal Garage located across the street.

Onsite FedEx Office (Loews Miami, 2nd Floor)

The FedEx Office is located on the 2nd floor of the hotel. Outside of FedEx hours, please visit the Bell Desk in the lobby for assistance.

Operating Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm