Equipment Finance
New York, NY
March 30, 2022

Description

IMN & ELFA present the in-person return of the 21st Annual Investors' Conference on Equipment Finance, taking place this March 30, 2022.

Now in its 21st year, the return to in-person for this esteemed series promises another program packed with engaging, timely content, as well as ample opportunity for critical business development and networking. The agenda focuses on educating investors and equipment finance companies about the latest industry developments following a turbulent year and provides updates on how sectors are responding and recovering. 

There has never been a better time to hear from our expert speaker faculty, combining institutional and private investors, alongside key decision makers at the highest level of leasing finance companies. 

We look forward to hosting you in-person this March!

Who Should Attend
  • CEO/CFO/Finance Directors of Equipment Finance Companies
  • Investors and Providers of Private Capital (Private Equity and Hedge Funds)
  • Rating Agencies
  • Investment Bankers
  • Credit Enhancers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Lawyers
  • Trustees
  • Technology Service Providers

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Agenda

    Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

      9:00 AM
      IMN & ELFA Opening Remarks & Top Ten Trends



        • Madeline Heckman, Conference Producer (IMN)
        • Ralph Petta, President and Chief Executive Officer (Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA))
        • Mike Dicecco, Chair, ELFA Board of Directors Executive Managing Director, Huntington Asset Finance (Huntington Equipment Finance)

      9:30 AM
      Market Overview

        • Now two years into a global pandemic, how has the equipment finance sector evolved?
        • Where does the industry stand in terms of transaction volumes, pricing, and supply and demand?
        • What market trends have emerged and are here to stay?
        • What are the long-term effects of Covid-19?
        • Are there any opportunities for US companies in developing regions?


        • Jeffrey Rogers, President & Chief Executive Officer (LiftForward, Inc.)
        • David Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (North Mill Equipment Finance)
        • Mike Dicecco, Chair, ELFA Board of Directors Executive Managing Director, Huntington Asset Finance (Huntington Equipment Finance)

      10:20 AM
      Legislation and Regulation

        • What regulatory and legal challenges are in the forefront of the Equipment Finance sector?
        • What developments are happening at the state level?
        • How will the Equipment Finance regulatory landscape evolve over the course of this year?
        • How is your firm approaching cybersecurity & data privacy?


        • Andy Fishburn, VP, Federal Government Regulations (Equipment Leasing & Finance Assoc. (ELFA))
        • Scott Riehl, Vice President, State Government Relations (Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA))

      11:00 AM
      Networking Break



      11:30 AM
      Keynote Address: Macroeconomic Outlook

        • Economic outlook with Dr. Robert F. Wescott focused on the Equipment Finance industry


        • Dr. Robert Wescott, Founder and President (Keybridge Research LLC)

      11:55 AM
      The Age of Disruption: Innovations Emerging in the Equipment Finance Industry

        • What new business models should be considered?
        • Blockchain, AI, drivers’ license authentication, Cloud, E-docs, facial recognition, IoT, DLT—what is next?
        • What threats and opportunities are emerging in online lending?
        • What technology innovations are on the horizon? How will these play into the growth of the equipment finance sector?
        • Are there industry-specific barriers preventing issuers from accessing technological advances? How might these obstacles be addressed?


        • Bill Verhelle, Chief Executive Officer (QuickFi by Innovation Finance USA LLC)
        • Scott Thacker, Chief Executive Officer (Ivory Consulting Corporation)
        • Christopher W. Donohoe, Managing Director (Piper Sandler & Co.)

      12:40 PM
      Networking Lunch



      1:40 PM
      Opportunities in Aircraft

        • How has the transaction volume of commercial aviation evolved over the last 24 months? Where does it stand now?
        • What does investor appetite for commercial v. business/private; fright; aircraft v. engine? What macroeconomic factors are affecting this?
        • How have national v. international recovery impacted the aviation equipment sector?


        • Hari Raghavan, Capitlal Markets (Airborne Capital)

      2:20 PM
      Equipment Leasing Investor Roundtable

        • How active are the banks getting involved in the equipment finance and leasing space?
        • How are investors and issuers responding to the impacts of the pandemic?
        • What sectors are hot right now, and what is the current investor appetite for those sectors?
        • How has pricing changed over the last year? Where do you expect pricing to go in 2022?
        • What are the best entry points for investors?


        • Charles Stackhouse, Vice President (Wafra Capital Partners Inc.)
        • Vincent Belcastro, Group Head Syndications (Element Fleet Management)
        • Jared Keating, Managing Director (Napier Park Global Capital)
        • Kevin Zeigler, Director, Capital Strategies - Syndication (Volvo Financial Services)
        • Erik Priede, Managing Director (Citizens Bank)

      3:10 PM
      Networking Break



      3:30 PM
      The Evolution of Transport Assets

        • How has the transport sector changed, and how will it continue to evolve in the years to come?
        • Where does investor appetite for container assets currently stand?
        • Are there any new transport trends emerging?
        • What makes this space attractive for new and legacy investors?
        • What macroeconomic or geopolitical factors are impacting the transport equipment space?


        • Michael Pearl, Treasurer (Triton International Limited)

      4:10 PM
      Issuer Roundtable

        • Are you seeing growth opportunities or challenges in the industry?
        • What are top of mind issuer needs? Are these currently being met?
        • Are there industry-specific barriers preventing issuers from accessing technological advances? How may these issues be overcome?
        • What industry advancements can we expect in the next 12-18 months?


        • Aneesh Kelkar, Associate (Atalaya Leasing)

      5:00 PM
      Networking Cocktail Reception



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  • Investor (Portfolio Manager, Credit Analyst, Hedge Fund, Private Equity Investor) - $1,395
  • Issuer (Independent Leasing Finance Company Executive: CFO/CEO/Finance Director) - $1,395
  • ELFA Member Registration - $2,090
  • Super Early Bird Registration - $2,195
  • Early Bird Registration - $2,295
  • Standard Registration - $2,395
  • Onsite Registration - $2,495
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Venue

  • Conference Venue
  • The Union League Club


    38 East 37 Street
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA

    Additional Info:

    IMPORTANT NOTE: IMN has not retained a third part booking company to assist with reservations.  If you are intersted in making hotel reservations with any of the hotels listed below please contact the hotel directly.
  • Suggested Hotel
  • Grand Hyatt New York


    Park Avenue at Grand Central Station
    New York, NY, 10017
    USA

    Additional Info: Please note that IMN does not have a contracted room block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.
  • Suggested Hotel
  • Hotel Giraffe


    365 Park Avenue South
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA

    Additional Info: Please note: IMN does not have a contracted room block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.
  • Suggested Hotel
  • The Kitano New York


    66 Park Avenue, East 38th Street
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA

    Additional Info: Please note: IMN does not have a contracted room block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.
  • Suggested Hotel
  • Hampton Inn New York - Empire State Building


    59 West 35th Street
    New York, NY, 10001
    USA

    Additional Info: Please note: IMN does not have a contracted room block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.

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