Sponsors Resource


We are pleased to have you join us for Pitbull’s 48th National Private Lending Conference.

This resource page is meant to provide you with all the information you need as a Sponsor. Please bookmark this page to return to for updates and future reference.

Please review all info presented here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or 858-736-7788.

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

Date & Venue

Sunday-Monday, March 3-4
The Ritz-Carlton
1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 465-2300

Hotel Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton is now sold out. However, for your convenience, we have created a list of other great properties nearby where you can stay.

Click here for more information.

Exhibitors' CC Authorization Form for Shipping

Instructions and further details can be found below in the “Shipping & Receiving Packages” tab.

Sunday Evening Early Check-In & Booth Set-Up

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Foyer (4th floor)

Before entering ballroom to set-up, Sponsors may check-in to receive their name badges. This will expedite entry into that evening’s VIP Cocktail Party that begins at 7 pm. You will not be allowed to pick up anyone else’s badge other than your own. A photo ID will be required.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grand Ballroom & Foyer (4th floor)

Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper Sponsors are allotted a 10’x10′ space and will be provided a 6’ x 30” skirted table with two chairs.

Ruby Sponsors are allotted space to display one 8′ tall x 3′ wide banner and will be provided a small round 30″ x 30″ high draped table with one chair.

If you have ordered any AV services, please allow extra time to set up. If there is any possibility you or your team will not be able to set up at this time, you MUST contact [email protected] to make special arrangements.

Sunday Evening - Networking Event
VIP Cocktail Party Hosted by MCM Holdings, Inc.
Poolside at The Ritz-Carlton Ft. Lauderdale
7 pm – 8:30 pm

A gathering of Pitbull Conference attendees & sponsors, kicking off what will be a great event! Please plan to join us for some music, cocktails, and hors-d’oeuvres.

This event is for registered Sponsors, VIP, Premier & General Admission guests only. RSVP required.

Shipping & Receiving Packages

Shipments In
The Ritz-Carlton shipping and receiving office will handle your FedEx/UPS packages shipped to the hotel.

Packages may be delivered up to 3 days in advance.

The hotel will charge a handling fee of $5 incoming/per box, $5 outgoing/per box, plus service charge and sales tax.
A credit card authorization form must be on file to ship to and from the hotel.

Fill out this Credit Card Authorization Form and email to:

[email protected]

Lastly, you must email Marina Thread your tracking information. She will work with you to confirm that the hotel has received your shipment.

Marina Thread
Conference Concierge
[email protected]
Phone: +1 954-336-5740

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 Sunday evening.

Collecting Your Shipped Items
All properly labeled shipments will be automatically brought up to the ballroom on Sunday, March 3rd for the evening set up. However, if you have not properly labeled your shipment, you will have to contact the Shipping & Receiving team to have your packages brought to the ballroom. These packages will be brought up on a first come first serve basis.

Shipment Out
FedEx boxes: If shipping items out, you MUST come prepared with your own FedEx shipping labels as well as supplies for repackaging. The hotel will then remove properly labeled and boxed items from ballroom for shipment out the following morning. The hotel is contracted with FedEx and pick up will be automatic the following morning.

UPS boxes: If shipping items out, you MUST come prepared with your own UPS shipping labels as well as supplies for repackaging. The hotel will move all properly labeled UPS packages from the ballroom to their loading dock. However, because the Ritz-Carlton is not contracted with UPS you MUST schedule a pickup yourself for Tuesday, March 5th.

Pallets or Crates
The Ritz-Carlton cannot accept shipments of pallets or crates. You must coordinate with the freight company of your choice to have them delivered locally and stored off site until booth set up Sunday, March 3rd.

The hotel does not have a freight elevator. Therefore, your freight company must both break down your palleted or crated items and deliver them to the ballroom.

Handling of outgoing pallets or crates will need to be coordinated with the hotel to work out re-assembly and shipment out. There is a $125 hotel handling fee per crate or pallet. Please contact Marina Thread for more information—find contact info below.

Address your shipping labels as follows — THIS IS MANDATORY

1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Pitbull Conference
Sunday, Mar 3 – Monday, Mar 4, 2019
Hold for: Your company name/Your contact name

All packages should be numbered (i.e. 1 of 5, 2 of 5, etc.)

Again, for hotel delivery questions or concerns contact:

Marina Thread
Conference Concierge
[email protected]
Phone: +1 954-336-5740

Booth Numbers & Assignments

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

Audio Visual & Electrical

If you require assistance with any audio visuals, monitors, or access to an electrical power source, arrangements must be made in advance by submitting an Audio Visual Order Form pdf and Credit Card Authorization Form. Please note that your cc# will need to be phoned in.

Orders must be submitted no later than Friday, Feb 22 to guarantee services and ensure the lower cost.

Hotel contact for these matters:
Robert Lutz
Senior Sales Manager – PSAV®
[email protected]
O: 954-527-4186
C: 954-668-6403

Business Office

There is a self-serve business office on site open 24/7 for all hotel guests.

Internet Access

More information to come.

Charging Stations

The only charging stations allowed at the event are those provided by Pitbull Conference, with branding rights available for purchase.

Time Table for Monday March 4

These are approximate times and are subject to change.
15 minute breaks will be taken intermittently throughout the day.

7:15 am
Sponsor check-in

8:00 am
Doors open Attendee check-in begins
All Sponsor booths must be manned at this time.
Meet & Greet catered breakfast (served until 9am)

9:00 am
Conference begins Morning Presentations

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Catered Lunch

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Afternoon Session Presentations including Keynote Speaker Jon Hornik

5:30 pm
Hosted After Party with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. To be held poolside.

This event is for registered Sponsors, VIP, Premier & General Admission guests only. RSVP required.

Click here for a more detailed agenda.

Booth Breakdown on Monday

Please do not begin breaking down your booth until Mr. Rosen has formally concluded the event. This should be at approximately 5:30 pm.

Click here for a more detailed agenda.

Cross Promotion Graphics

Announce your participation as a Pitbull Sponsor, Speaker or Forum Panelist on your website.

Please feel free to download and use any of the artwork provided below. We are also happy to create any custom art you might need.

If you are able to hyperlink the graphic that is ideal, if not, please place www.pitbullconference.com either beside or below the graphic.


Pitbull Conference Private Lending Event March 2019

Pitbull Conference Private Lending Event March 2019

Pitbull Promo 1a (300×363 for web use)

Pitbull Promo 1b (600×762 for web use)

Pitbull Promo 3a (600×600 for web use)

Guests' Data

We do not provide Guests’ data.

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

Pitbull Conference Networking App

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

Click here for a step-by-step visual guide to get you started.


A photo is required of all Guests and Sponsor Representatives. It will be used to identify you the day of the event for faster check-in and uploaded to your networking app profile if needed.

So, if you haven’t already provided us with a photo, click here.

Sponsors' Conference Call with Leonard Rosen

In preparation for our upcoming event, Leonard asks that you, or at least one representative from your company, join him for the following:

Conference call with all Sponsors

Wednesday, February 20
1:30pm PST / 2:30pm MST / 3:30pm CST / 4:30pm EST

Receive important updates regarding conference information, the networking app, and strategies to help maximize your sponsorship.


1. Dial 858-829-0802

2. From your computer or phone, click: https://www.uberconference.com/pitbullconference

3. Answer our automated call. (Tip: So, you recognize the incoming call, add 858-829-0802 with the label Pitbull Conference Call to your contacts.)

4. Five minutes before the call, you will receive a reminder via text. Just click the hyperlinked phone number included.

The call will run approximately 20 minutes. If you have any questions you would like answered while on this call, please email them in advance to [email protected].

In the very near future, you will receive an email from UberConference with a calendar invite with an option to add the event to your Google, Outlook, iCal, or Yahoo calendar.

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 new ticket.
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 ($700 per person). Click here for details and to make a purchase.
Hotel Parking @ The Ritz-Carlton
Valet Parking Only
$18 day use
$40 discounted overnight

Please note that there are no in-and-out privileges or on-site self-parking. There does exist metered street parking near the hotel.