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About

Following the success of the 2015 Leasing Life conference in Budapest work is underway to ensure the Leasing Life conference in 2016 is a suitable successor to what has become the asset finance and leasing industry’s signature event.

Having spoken to the industry, the overwhelming consensus is to hold the Leasing Life Conference & Awards 2016 in Paris

The European capital for leasing, Paris promises to be an ideal setting for the industry to come together to discuss its progress at the turning point of this decade; to consider its strategic role in the recovery of European economies; and to prepare for future challenges affecting its particular place in the financial world.

2015 Attendee feedback

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  • “Fantastic day and great awards dinner”
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  • “Good attendance profile, good presentations, very well coordinated”
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  • “A fantastic mix of perspectives and cases”
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  • “Great speakers, great content, great evening”
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  • “The leasing event of 2015!”

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    Leasing Life Conference & Awards 2016 will bring together asset finance professionals and industry disruptors in an active discussion of the key issues facing the leasing industry: 

    • Reinventing leasing to meet customer needs
    • Exploring alternative sources of funding
    • Increasing digital across your company
    • Managing risk and industry disruptors
    • Pioneering young talent and diversity

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    To book your place at the event please
    contact Carlo Mancini:
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 3096 2582 or
    Email:carlo.mancini@timetric.com


    Standard Rate

    Full Conference and awards dinner £1150

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    and Cancellation
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    details if necessary, although we will endeavor to keep all changes to a
    minimum. We will inform you as soon as possible of important changes, for
    example name or date changes.

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    may be made in writing at any time and will incur no penalty fee. Cancellations
    without a substitute delegate received a month prior to the event will be
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    Venue

    Hotel du Collectionneur

    This year’s Leasing Life Conference & Awards sees us travelling to Paris, with the event being run in the beautiful Hotel Du Collectionneur. Facing the very chic Parc Monceau, just a few minutes from the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs Elysées, the boutiques and art galleries of the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. A Unique Setting An authentic tribute to the Art Deco style and luxurious transatlantic liners of the era, the Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris allows guests to relive the elegance and sophistication of the 1930s. 
    Hotel Du Collectionneur
    51 – 57, rue de Courcelles 
    75008 Paris – France 
    T : + 33 1 58 36 67 00 
    E : contact@thegatecollection.com
    W : http://hotelducollectionneur.com
    We have secured a preferential rate of 260 Euro/night on the 23rd, 24th and 25th November 2016 for a number of classic guest rooms at the Hotel Du Collectionneur where the conference is taking place. PLEASE NOTE this rate is valid up until Wednesday 16th November. If you would like to book a room, please contact Victoria Pennell on 020 3096 2634. 
    Access & Public Transport 
    Metro : Courcelles (Line 2) 
    Bus: Murillo Buss Stop (Line 84) 
    Taxi: Hotel Taxi Rank 
    Train Stations: Gare Saint Lazare (5 Min by taxi), Gare de L’Est, Gare du Nord, Gare Montparnasse, Gare de Lyon & Gare d’Austerlitz International Airports : Roissy Charles du Gaulle (40 min by taxi & Orly (40 min by taxi)Public Parking: 80 Vehicles with direct access to the hotel.

    Speakers

    David Bunker, Assistant MD, Close Brothers Asset Finance

    David Bunker

    David Bunker is the assistant managing director of Close Brothers Asset Finance Print Division and is also the UK managing director designate of Close Brothers Asset Finance Germany. His day to day role involves being part of the leadership team at Sidcup, servicing his own clients and leading a sales team. David had previously been the business development director within Close Brothers Asset Finance since 2007 and has worked for the bank since 1993, mainly in the print finance division. Prior to this he had experience in Close Investment Management. More recently he gained his MBA (with distinction) from Henley Business School.



    Brian Cantwell, Editor, Leasing Life

    Brian Cantwell

    Brian Cantwell became the editor of Leasing Life in 2014 and this is his third Leasing Life conference and awards. Prior to covering asset finance and leasing, he covered the global private equity secondaries market; before that he reported on UK pensions, tax and personal finance. He holds a Masters in History from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University. Migrating from his native Newcastle Upon Tyne to London, he trained in Journalism with the National College for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) at Lambeth College in south London, where he has lived since 2008.



    Chris Cooper, Managing Director, Challenge Consulting Ltd

    Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper is the co-founder and head of Challenge Consulting Ltd, an award-winning consulting firm. He has 28 years consulting experience with the Big 4 and other leading firms. He established Challenge Consulting in 1998. Challenge is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading specialists in business performance transformation and change. Chris is hands-on in his work with clients. His consulting capabilities include strategy, transformation, integration, operations, marketing, customer management and change. He continues to lead some of the largest and most demanding transformation and change programmes in Asset Finance and Leasing anywhere in the world.
    Per Dahlqvist, Manager Business Development & Marketing, Emric 

    Per Dahlqvist

    Per holds a MSc from Yale University and a BSc from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. After 6 years in Singapore working for technology multinational ABB, in 2015 he returned to Sweden to join Emric, a disruptive FinTech software provider. At Emric, Per heads up marketing and business development. In this role, he has helped establish Emric’s position as a strong Nordic player within analytics and lending software, and as a first-rate provider of leasing software both in the Nordics and across Europe. In addition to promoting Emric’s innovative software suite, Per is excited about growing Emric’s financial BPO service, which offers end-to-end solutions for small to medium Nordic banks and financial institutions.



    Carl D’Ammassa,Group MD Business Finance, Aldermore

    Carl D’Ammassa

    Carl D’Ammassa is Group Managing Director – Business Finance and has executive responsibility for Aldermore’s business lending activity through the asset finance, wholesale and invoice finance product lines. Carl joined the bank from Hitachi Capital where he held the position of Managing Director of their Business Finance division. Through Carl’s career, he has worked in a number of challenging turnaround or transformational situations leading significant sales, operational and process improvements. Carl started his financial services career at GE Capital holding various financial, operational and general management positions in GE’s Equipment Finance, Equipment Services and Restructuring divisions, including the post of CEO of the vehicle rental, plant hire and Key Leasing businesses.


    Joanne Davies, Partner, Locke Lord LLP

    Joanne Davis

    Joanne Davis is a Partner at Locke Lord LLP and Head of the Firm’s Asset, Leasing & Consumer Finance division in the UK.  Jo is a leading UK leasing lawyer and handles a range of matters from financial services, consumer credit regulation and compliance to transactional matters, finance litigation and dispute resolution. Jo assists clients on new product innovation, product reviews and product launches in a variety of sales channels and offers general regulatory advisory services to include setting up UK consumer finance or leasing businesses that are new to regulation and financial services in the UK to corporate governance, approved persons and the senior managers’ regime.



    Andrew Denton, Chief Executive Officer, CHP

    Andrew Denton

    Andrew Denton is CHP Consulting’s Chief Executive Officer and leads the company.
    Since joining the company in 1995, Andrew has been instrumental to the company’s global strategy and success, and joined the Board of Directors in 2003. He was made Chief Operating Officer in 2014, and became CEO in September 2016. Andrew joined CHP as a consultant and earned his first project management appointment in 1998. In 2000, Andrew moved permanently into Sales and Marketing. In the subsequent three years he was responsible for a series of key business wins, including CHP’s first European, Australian and US implementations at GE Capital Key Lease, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Textron Financial. 
    Andrew is also CEO and joint founder of the Leasing Foundation, an organisation that supports the leasing and asset finance industry through charitable activities, research and development.



    Egbert de Jong, Vice President Product Development & Life Cycle Asset Management, DLL

    Egbert de JongEgbert de Jong started his career in 1992 as regional sales manager for Latin America at Philips Hearing Instruments. He then moved to Tennant, where he held positions in European Sales Management and Product Marketing. In 2001, he started with DLL, where he has served in European and Global marketing positions. In 2013 Egbert was appointed Vice President Product Development & Life Cycle Asset Management. He is responsible for the global asset management strategy and asset based product and services development. Egbert also leads the company’s Life Cycle Asset Management initiatives to support manufacturers and end-customers exploring new circular economy service and usage based business models. Egbert is guest teacher at the Dutch Association for Life and Finance (Stichting LEF). He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering, with a Marketing Specialization.


    Marie-Christine Ducholet, Chief Executive Officer, Societe Generale

    Marie-Christine Ducholet

    Marie-Christine Ducholet, graduate of HEC, joined Societe Generale in 1985. From 1990 to 2001, she held different commercial functions within Structured Finance of Corporate and Investment Banking, in real-estate and commodities. She assumed several leading positions within the Corporate and Investment Banking division. In 2008, she was appointed co-Head of Strategic & Acquisition Finance worldwide. Since 2011, Marie-Christine Ducholet is Chief Executive Officer of Societe Generale Equipment Finance and, since 2012, Member of the Societe Generale Group Management Committee


    Carmen Ene, CEO, 3StepIT

    Carmen Ene

    Carmen’s career started in Bucharest where she helped found one of its first IT companies in 1990. This rapidly became the number one IT company in Romania, and was acquired by IBM. A successful international IBM career followed: she established up start up financing operations in South Africa and Central Europe; she was General Manager of IBM Global Financing Italy; became Vice President IBM Global Financing Northeast Europe, managing more than $6BN of assets; and finally Vice President Enterprise for IBM Global Business Services. Carmen joined 3 Step IT in 2015 to help transform the organisation into a service led financier. Carmen has an M.A. in Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics from the Academy of Bucharest and an MBA from the OU London. She is a Governor of the Leasing Foundation and a Director of Amcham Finland: a hub that facilitates international business.



    Simon Goldie, Head of Asset Finance, FLA

    Simon Goldie

    Simon joined the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) as their Head of Asset Finance in May 2014. He is responsible for developing the FLA Asset Finance Division’s public policy work including dealing with regulation, legislation and Government initiatives that impact on the asset finance industry. He has taken a particular interest in funding for SMEs. Simon’s background is in public policy and communications. He has worked for membership bodies and the commercial sector including the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Association of Consultancy and Engineering and LexisNexis. In
    2009, he was listed as one of the top 100 lobbyists in the UK and in 2016, he was listed in Leasing
    Life’s Power 50. 
    Patrick Gouin, CEO, Max&Tite International and Senior Advisor, Invigors

    Patrick Gouin

    Patrick Gouin is the CEO of Max&Tite International, a Consultancy firm specialized in strategy, international business development, business optimization and change management. He is also Senior Advisor at Invigors – Alta Group a consultancy firm specialized in asset finance. He was until recently Global Head of Strategy & Business Optimization, Member of the Management Committee at Société Générale Equipment Finance. Before this he headed the High Tech International Division. Patrick started his career in a consultancy firm from 1978 to 1985. He then joined the Alcatel Group as advisor to the Chairmans’ office, and General Manager of CGE-Composants. In 1991 he joined Digital Equipment France as Managing Director for indirect distribution channels. In 1996, he became Head of leasing and remarketing for Digital Equipment Europe, setting up the JV Digital Finance with De Lage Landen and was then named Managing Director of the European High Tech Division. Patrick graduated from ESSEC (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) and owns a Masters in economics.

    Stuart Hall, Regional Sales Manager – UK & Ireland Theatre, Cisco Capital

    Stuart Hall

    Stuart Hall leads Cisco Capital’s UK and Ireland sales operation, with responsibility for leading a team of technology financing experts who help Cisco’s customers acquire and consume Cisco solutions. Prior to this he was responsible for Cisco Capital EMEA Partner and Commercial segments including alignment to the key Cisco and Partner initiatives, developing programs designed to drive business with EMEA partners and Commercial customers, and again leading a team responsible for building strategic relationships with the top Cisco Partners. Hall joined Cisco Capital in 2004 as the UK and Ireland SMB (Small Medium Businesses) Sales Manager and was promoted into an European management role, launching the successful easylease program across Europe. Through close collaboration with the Cisco SMB and Channel organisation he transformed Cisco Capital’s SMB financing capabilities and deliver double digit year-on-year growth. Prior to joining Cisco, Hall was Senior Sales Manager at a UK based financial intermediary and also spent six years at Heller Global Vendor Finance in various program management roles for Apple, Intel and IBM.


    Bas Hoekstra, Vendor Relationship Director, Societe Generale Equipment Finance

    Bas Hoekstra

    Bas Hoekstra has spent his entire career working in the European leasing industry. After graduating from the University of Amsterdam he joined a management buyout initiative of the Security Pacific Benelux lease portfolio. He moved to London to join GE Capital in the mid ’90s where he held various regional and European sales and business development roles. After 5 years he joined ING Lease to set up its vendor finance activities across Europe and to start up new businesses in the CEE region where he lived for 7 years. Upon returning to the Netherlands in 2011 he joined the management team of ING Lease Holding. He currently lives in Paris and works as Vendor Relationship Director at Societe Generale Equipment Finance.

    Peter Hupfeld
    , Chief Executive, Nordea Finance

    Peter Hupfeld

    Peter Hupfeld is the Head of Nordea Transaction Banking Finance Services and CEO of Nordea Finance, the largest finance company in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Before joining Nordea, Peter spent 10 years with the global insurance company RSA Scandinavia (Royal Sun Alliance). In his most recent position as Commercial Director he was responsible for all corporate business covering the SME market, Corporate- and global clients. Historically, Peter had several cross-Nordic leadership positions within RSA and worked as a management consultant within corporate strategy and process optimisation. Peter holds a Master’s degree in engineering and an Executive MBA.
    Pascal Layan, Global Head of Business Lines & Member of the Executive Management Committee, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

    Pascal Layan

    Within the General Management Committee, Pascal Layan,Global Head of Business Lines, supervises Equipment & Logistics Solutions (ELS), Technology Solutions (TS) and Bank Leasing Services (BLS) International Business Lines, and the Marketing and Business Report & Analysis functions. From 1990 to 2000, he held several managerial responsibilities within BNP Paribas entities specialising in Vendor Finance (BNP Lease, Crédit Universel), before becoming Sales Director TS France of BNP Paribas Lease Group between 2000 and 2005. Pascal Layan was then appointed as Sales Director of Technology Solutions International Business Lines (IBL). In 2008, he took up responsibility as Managing Director of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in Portugal. He was then appointed Head of Marketing & Solutions for the specialised IBLs in 2011 and then, in 2012, he was named Head of the Equipment & Logistics Solutions IBL, Board Member of CNHi Capital Europe and Claas Financial Services, and Chairman of JCB Finance. 

    Kieran Marshall, Head, AIB Finance & Leasing

    Kieran Marshall

    Kieran Marshall has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, holding senior management positions across multiple functions and businesses both domestic and international. At AIB, he has held senior management positions as head of operations, head of new business acquisitions and head of corporate leasing. Prior to joining AIB, Kieran was head of Corporate & Institutional (C&I) Banking in Danske Bank. 


    Tarun Mistry – Partner – Financial Services Corporate Finance, Grant Thornton UK LLP 

    Tarun Mistry

    Tarun leads the firm’s Financial Services Corporate Finance practice with a focus on banking and alternative lending sectors. Tarun joined the firm in 2003 after spending many years in the asset and consumer finance sectors in various senior management roles. In recent years Tarun and his team have advised on many of the M&A and funding transactions in the asset finance, retail finance and intermediary markets. Tarun also is a founding director of the Leasing Foundation and is a member of the board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales Financial Services Faculty. Tarun a scientist by training and transferred to the accountancy profession after graduating.

    Françoise Palle Guillabert, Director General, French Association of Specialised Finance Companies (Association des Sociétés Financières – ASF)


    Françoise

    Since October 2008, Françoise Palle Guillabert has been the Director General of the French Association of Specialised Finance Companies (ASF). Françoise Palle Guillabert began her career at the Banque de France as an Assistant Manager. In 1989, she was assigned to the French Banking Commission. She was then appointed to the Treasury department of the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance in 1994, where she served as Deputy to the Head of the Financial Markets Office before being named General Secretary of the French Privatisation Committee in 1996. In 1999, she became Head of the Banque de France’s Professional Regulations Department and Head of the French Banking and Financial Regulations Committee (CRBF). In 2003, she moved to the French Banking Federation as Head of the Retail Banking and Remote Banking department. She is an active member of three European associations Leaseurope, Eurofinas (as a member of the Board), and EU Federation for factoring, as vice-chair. Mme. Palle Guillabert has a French law Master degree and a Master in Public Affairs from the Institut d’études Politiques in Paris.

    Pascal Philippossian-Hardouin, Regional Sales Manager – South Theatre, Cisco Capital

    Pascal Philippossian-Hardouin

    Pascal Philippossian-Hardouin is the Cisco Capital Regional Sales Manager responsible for the South Region in EMEA, managing the sales strategy and leading a team of financing and leasing experts who combine expertise in flexible, competitive financing with a comprehensive knowledge of Cisco technology. Pascal has a professional career of over thirty-five years providing vendor financing expertise within information and communication technology companies. He has extensive experience helping customers optimize their technology investment and helping partners leverage vendor financing to support their sales strategies.



    Jonathan Power, EMEA Managing Director, International Decision Systems

    JonathanJonathan Power has enjoyed a +25 year career in financial services technology that has spanned 4 continents, covering consulting to cash management, trade finance to technology infrastructure, payments to professional services and everything in between. After working with industry leading technology companies such as IBM, Sungard and Misys, Jonathan joined International Decision Systems in September 2014 as their EMEA Managing Director to explore, what is to him, a new area of financial services – asset finance and leasing.



    John Rees, Head of Industry and Vendor Management, Societe Generale Equipment Finance


    John Rees

    A banking and finance professional with more than 25 years of experience in the equipment finance market, John is a graduate of Bristol University. John started his career with National Westminster Bank. From there he moved to Bank Leumi (UK) Plc where he began to specialize in asset finance. After working with Svenska Finans (Swedish) and ING Lease (Netherlands) John joined Hambros Bank Plc. When Hambros was acquired by Societe Generale in 1998 John continued to manage the UK business of Societe Generale Equipment Finance. He moved to France in 2002 to work in the head office of SGEF, followed by a two years assignment to manage the SGEF business in Sydney, Australia and a 3 year assignment for SGEF in China. From 2012 to 2014, John joined the Risk division of Societe Generale to supervise the businessline of Equipment Finance. In October 2014, he was appointed SGEF’s Head of Industry and Vendor Management.



    Diwakar Singhal, Senior Vice President, Genpact


    Diwakar Singhal

    Diwakar has been with Genpact (earlier GE Capital) for the last 16 years and is responsible for the Commercial Lending vertical across multiple countries and delivery locations including Real Estate, Asset Based Lending, Wholesale, Factoring , Fleet and Auto. He also runs large client relationships for the company. During his time with Genpact he has executed a variety of roles in Operations, Technology and Business Development, including spending a year in China setting up operations for GE Capital. He worked with Xerox in Supply Chain prior to joining Genpact. Diwakar has a degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. He spends his time between New York and India.



    Bernie Skivington, Director, Wholesale Solutions, British Business Bank


    Diwakar Singhal

    Bernie joined UK Government owned British Business Bank (“BBB”) from Barclays Asset Finance in March 2013. With almost 40 years in banking and finance, the latter 16 in asset finance, he was part of the original team that saw BBB fully established on 1st November 2014. Bernie is a member of the Wholesale Solutions team which delivers funding and capital products that help increase the flow of finance to SMEs. He has responsibility for development and marketing of the ‘Enable Funding’ programme, which provides an alternative, diverse source of funding to eligible asset finance providers, which themselves finance smaller businesses.



    Thomas Stahl, Managing Director, Deutsche Leasing International GmbH


    Thomas Stahl

    Thomas Stahl is Managing Director of Deutsche Leasing International GmbH since 2014 and member of several supervisory boards of Joint Venture companies. Prior to Deutsche Leasing, Thomas was the managing director for De Lage Landen Leasing GmbH, leading them to become a high performing organization. Thomas has more than 25 years of financing and management experience. He worked for IBM Deutschland for 20 years, 15 of which were spent at IBM Global Financing; he has an international career with numerous international assignments. Thomas is a vendor finance expert with strong leadership skills in change and integration.



    Lindsay Town, CEO, IAA-Advisory

    Lindsay Town

    Lindsay has been in asset finance for 40 years and has worked with an extensive range of product and industry sectors, from high value cross border transactions to point of sale consumer finance businesses. His career has covered senior roles at several organisations, including Barclays, LloydsTSB (UK and USA), and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Latterly, Lindsay was with HBOS plc where he led a wide portfolio of asset finance businesses, which consisted at its peak of approximately £18bn of assets and over 2,250 colleagues. Lindsay is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. Having taken early retirement from Lloyds/HBOS in 2009, Lindsay has recently taken the role of CEO of IAA-Advisory Limited, a leading leasing advisory and consultancy firm.


    Carlo van Kemenade, Member of the Executive Board, Global COO, DLL

    Carlo van Kemenade

    Carlo van Kemenade is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Executive Board responsible for DLL’s operational activities in over 35 countries as well as global IT. He has held various senior and executive management positions since joining DLL in 1990 and has a broad experience across all relevant fields of the organization. Carlo van Kemenade has specialized in providing leadership in a complex fast changing multicultural and global environment. Next to his activities for DLL, Carlo van Kemenade is chairman and member of several supervisory boards and his passion is running marathons throughout the globe. He has a Master of Science (Msc) as well as an MBA from Nyenrode Business University where he was awarded Student of the Year as well as Valedictorian (highest scores). 

    Gavin Wraith-Carter, Managing Director, Hitachi Capital Business Finance 


    Gavin Wraith-Carter

    Gavin Wraith-Carter, Managing Director of Hitachi Capital Business Finance has been a powerful influence within the Business Finance sector for more than 30 years, since obtaining his fellowship from the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and beginning his career at Lombard UK. Gavin was a part of the early team that formed First National Asset Finance in 2001, a business that went on to become the backbone of the £3billion UK ING Lease UK. He came to Hitachi Capital in February 2013 and quickly became a key member of the senior management team – doubling the Business Finance portfolio in his first 12 months. Appointed as General Manager in September 2014, Gavin continues to raise the Hitachi Capital brand significantly within the Business Finance sector. This year Gavin was appointed as one of the new governors of the UK Leasing Foundation.



    Sponsors


    Headline Sponsor

    CHP Consulting

    CHP Consulting is a global supplier of asset and motor finance software and consultancy services, with an exceptional project delivery record. ALFA Systems, our class-leading software solution, delivers proven functionality using the latest technology standards. Delivered using a robust project implementation methodology, ALFA is used by leading asset finance businesses for full-lifecycle management of portfolios ranging from the most complex structured loans to high-volume flow transactions, in any country, language and currency. 
    CHP has offices in London, Paris, Detroit and Sydney. For more information, visit chpconsulting.com.

    http://www.chpconsulting.com

    Gold Sponsor

    Societe Generale Equipment Finance

    Societe Generale Equipment Finance is a worldwide leader and long term partner for international equipment manufacturers and distributors. We operate in 37 countries – 25 with direct local presence. We have a profound industry, product and asset knowledge, particularly in the transportation, industrial equipment and high tech markets. Thanks to our local presence and to the expertise of our 2,900 multicultural employees, we offer an innovative and attractive range of tailor-made products and services to support the growth and development of our vendors and our customers.Our goal is to become the reference for vendors and clients around the world – through consistent customer focus, innovation and professionalism.Building Team Spirit Together.


    http://www.equipmentfinance.societegenerale.com/

    Gold Sponsor

    DLL

    DLL is a global provider of asset-based financial solutions in the Agriculture, Food, Healthcare, Clean technology, Automotive, Transportation, Construction, Industrial and Office technology industries. We collaborate with equipment manufacturers, dealers and distributors in more than 35 countries to enable businesses to obtain and use the assets they need to contribute meaningfully to the world. Our team of 5,500 members is committed to delivering original, integrated financial solutions that support the complete asset life cycle. Our offerings include vendor finance, commercial finance, life cycle asset management, mobility solutions, consumer finance, leasing and factoring. DLL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rabobank Group. www.dllgroup.com

    http://www.delagelanden.com/

    Silver Sponsors

    Genpact

    Commercial Finance is one of our key practices with 15+ years of deep domain expertise and a broad portfolio of core enterprise, software and industry-specific specialized services. Genpact’s experience in commercial leasing and lending spans the globe and a wide range of industries, from healthcare to energy, construction, manufacturing, transportation, franchise finance, heavy equipment, aircraft and real estate. We build strategic, end-to-end partnerships with our clients to transform their service offerings in ways that control costs while significantly increasing customer loyalty. Genpact provides $60+mm of SG&A savings per year; servicing over $200b assets and serving a marquee customer base that includes some of the largest leasing and asset based lending companies in the world.


    http://www.genpact.com/home

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    Silver Sponsors

    Cisco Capital

    Deutsche Leasing Group (DL) is a solution-oriented asset finance partner for German medium-sized companies. In this role, it offers a broad range of investment-related financing solutions (asset finance) as well as supplementary services (asset services). Within the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, DL pursues a holistic advisory approach which reflects comprehensive know-how in relation to its customers’ industries and business models. Since 1993, through its internationalisation strategy Deutsche Leasing has followed its German clients and partners into their core European export markets, as well as to China, the USA, Canada and Brazil. All in all, DL’s international network comprises 22 countries aside from Germany.

    www.ciscocapital.com/emea

    Silver Sponsors

    VIP Apps Consulting

    Cisco Capital is the captive finance business within Cisco. Our mission is to provide maximum value to our customers through industry-leading vendor financing that enables desired business outcomes. We offer tailored financial solutions for Cisco products and services while maintaining focus on delivering an exceptional customer experience. With an in-depth knowledge of Cisco, we deliver a broad scope of complementary capabilities globally. We bridge the gap between managing the demands of evolving market dynamics and today’s financial requirements — Cisco Capital makes it easier to get the right technology to enable your business transformation. We provide financing to maximize the value of technology by reducing total cost of ownership, managing cash flow, and conserving capital. In addition, customers can realize value by purchasing Cisco Refresh as a trusted alternative when new or all-new isn’t an option. www.ciscocapital.com/emea

    http://www.vipappsconsulting.com/

    Badge and Lanyard Sponsor

    Close Brothers

    VIP Apps Consulting provides management consulting, business process management and IT consultancy services for the Leasing and Finance industry. Our consultants leverage their extensive experience in leasing organisations and Business/IT consulting to successfully deliver business transformation projects, including business process re-engineering and/or leasing system implementations. Using our unique AMOBI methodology, utilising the best of Six Sigma/Lean and Customer Journey mapping concepts, we’ll assess how your strategy, people, processes and systems are all working together to identify and implement tangible improvements towards Operational Excellence and IT Simplification business objectives. VIP will help you optimise your back office and embrace disruptive technologies.

    https://www.closeassetfinance.co.uk/

    Silver Sponsors

    IDS

    Close Brothers Asset Finance is part of Close brothers Group plc; a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading.Close Brothers Asset Finance offers a range of flexible funding solutions to UK SMEs and is a sustainable form of funding. Asset Finance enables a business to purchase or refinance capital equipment such as commercial vehicles, print machinery or construction and plant, spreading the cost over an agreed period of time. Demonstrating its power as a strategic tool for business growth, asset finance is now the fastest growing finance option on the market.

    http://www.idsgrp.com/

    Panel Sponsor

    Emric

    International Decision Systems, Inc. (IDS) is the leading global provider of software and solutions for the equipment and asset finance industry. As the most trusted software provider, IDS has a proven track record of serving more than 250 customers in over 30 countries around the world. IDS Solutions are powerful and functionally-rich, yet flexible to meet each organization’s business needs. Customers appreciate being part of a large, global user community supported by the strongest platform and most experienced software provider in asset finance. Headquartered in the United States, the company also has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore and India. www.IDSgrp.com

    http://www.emric.com/

    Panel Sponsor

    Great America Lease & Loan

    Emric is one of the fastest growing FinTech companies in the Nordics and proud to support a global network of banks, credit companies and system partners. Headquartered in Stockholm, the company has additional business operations in Belgrade, Kalix and Jakarta. With approx¬imately EUR 20 million in revenue, installations in 24 different countries and 60 individual banks and credit companies as clients, Emric is the largest vendor in Scandinavia in its seg¬ment. Emric is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

    http://www.llisl.com/en/

    Documentation Sponsor

    Aldermore

    Great American Lease & Loan Insurance Services is a recognised leader in providing insurance products to commercial equipment lessors, lenders and manufacturers, and vehicle finance markets in Europe. Our bespoke insurance solutions are designed to provide portfolio protection, deliver an additional revenue source to your business and enhance your product range. Our successful pan-European programmes deliver consistent and flexible multi-lingual insurance solutions across multiple territories. Lease & Loan Insurance Services has been providing specialised insurance programmes to major financial institutions in Europe for over a quarter of a century. We are part of the Great American Insurance Group whose roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship Great American Insurance Company which has received an “A” (Excellent) rating or higher from A.M. Best Company for over 100 years.

    www.aldermore.co.uk

    Brand Sponsor

    BNP Paribas

    Aldermore is a specialist lender, supporting UK SMEs, homeowners and landlords. Enjoying the advantages of modern, legacy –free and scalable systems, our expert underwriters are able to make considered credit decisions rather than adopting a ‘computer says yes or no’ approach. We are able to focus on customers who are often under or poorly served by the wider market. Diversification is a central theme of our strategy. In our lending portfolio, we focus on prime creditworthy customers across lending lines chosen for their large market sizes, high levels of tangible asset security and attractive risk adjusted returns. Our DNA is to be Reliable, Expert, Dynamic and Straightforward and this informs everything we do, creating the basis of our culture and brand. For more information on our business visit: www.aldermore.co.uk

    https://leasingsolutions.bnpparibas.com/

    Silver Sponsors

    Locke Lord

    Within the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is specialised in leasing and rental solutions for professional equipment, offered either directly to businesses or through its main partners: manufacturers, publishers and their distribution channels. With €29.2 billion of outstanding under management, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is a European leader in equipment finance with a wide-ranging offer, extending from leasing arrangements to long term rental solutions and asset management contracts. As a business enabler, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions provides value-added solutions to its clients and partners in 21 countries, and its 3,000 employees are strongly committed to deliver a high standard quality of service, based on 5 commitments: expertise, simplicity, responsiveness, innovation, responsibility.

    http://www.lockelord.com/

    Brand Sponsor

    Grant Thornton

    Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm that ranks among The American Lawyer’s top U.S.law firms. Our team has earned a solid reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work. We serve our clients’ interests first, and these clients range from Fortune 500 and middle market public and private companies to start-ups and emerging businesses. Through our wide-ranging international footprint, Locke Lord has received numerous industry recognitions as a global leader in the middle market sector.Our London office not only provides a full service offering in the UK but is also a gateway for the Firm’s international work in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our wide geographic coverage allows us to co-ordinate multi-jurisdictional advice on the issues affecting our clients.

    http://www.grantthornton.co.uk/

    Brand Sponsor

    3 Step IT

    Grant Thornton is a leading business adviser that helps dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth. Our brand is respected globally, as one of the major global accounting organisations recognised by capital markets, regulators and international standards setting bodies worldwide. As a $4.7bn global organisation of member firms with 40,000 people in over 130 countries, we have the scale and the capabilities to meet the changing needs of clients, but with the insight and agility that helps them to stay one step ahead.

    https://www.3stepit.com/uk/

    Silver Sponsors

    Renaissance Asset Finance

    As technology financing specialists, 3 Step IT makes it easy to lease, manage and renew IT assets. Our asset management service puts customers in control of their equipment life cycle: when each item was installed, where it’s used, and when it’s due to be replaced. So the end of lease process is never a surprise. Our refurbishing centres process hundreds of thousands of returned devices. After data has been securely erased reconditioned devices are resold to an extensive network of buyers. We also work in partnership with other lessors: they can use our asset management, refurbish and resale expertise to offer more to their clients and also realise their assets’ residual value potential.


    http://www.renaissanceaf.com/

    Table Host

    ABN AMRO

    Renaissance Asset Finance (RAF) was set up by Hugh Sigrist in May 2014. He teamed up with The Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME), who provided the initial £35M line required to launch Renaissance. RAF far exceeded original forecasts in their first year, lending just under £50M. RAFs model is distinctly different from most of the new lenders entering the market, who are trying to run a business on a centralised basis. RAF visit all their clients in the field, so they fully understand their business and can find the best financial solutions for them. Having such an experienced team of ‘real’ industry experts, really sets RAF aside.

    https://www.abnamrolease.com/corporate/

    Table Host

    Netsol

    We are an international equipment leasing company operating in 4 countries. As a wholly owned subsidiary of ABN AMRO, we provide lease contracts in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. We lease a wide variety of business assets: from sea containers to tractors and from plant and equipment to vehicle fleets. We focusing fully on financing the core assets at the heart of your business. We believe that asset-based lending is the best way to finance business assets. The key feature of our service is that we take a partnership approach. We work on the solution that suits you best. Our aim is to become a long-term partner rather than merely funding a single transaction. We take the time to understand your business and plans for the future and present an offer that helps you achieve your ambitions.

    http://www.netsoltech.com/

    Table Host

    Allied Irish Bank

    NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) is a US based IT solutions company, serving the asset finance and leasing industry worldwide. With local support and delivery centers in 8 cities around the world, our team of 1500+ experts ensures that our clients benefit from the deep industry insight we have developed over the course of 4 decades. Having rapidly expanded to several locations across the globe and providing superior technology solutions to the biggest names in the leasing and finance industry, NetSol has an ethos of excellence and innovation through constantly devoting time and resources to a well-rounded team of skilled and experienced professionals.

    http://personal.aib.ie/

    Brand Sponsor

    SWORD APAK

    Sword Apak’s Wholesale Finance Floorplanning System (WFS) is a proven, highly versatile and scalable automotive finance solution. Specifically developed to standardise, streamline and automate dealer funding operations, WFS can be rolled out into multiple markets on a single global platform. Significantly improving operational efficiency and productivity and providing rich functionality in a single application, it is widely recognised as the preferred solution for major banks and captive finance providers internationally. With over 35 years of extensive experience of developing and implementing dealer funding solutions on a global scale, Sword Apak has the largest worldwide network of professional business and technical expertise in wholesale finance technology.
    Email: info@sword-apak.com
    Web: www.sword-apak.com


    http://www.sword-apak.com

    Event Partner

    Teamwill

    Teamwill consulting is an IT boutique consultancy firm specialized in Credit and Asset Finance based in Paris. Since 2004, Teamwill consulting has helped customers to get the best out of their systems and has developed an extensive ‘best practice’ database for the Credit software implementation. With more than 100 talented collaborators in France, and strong partnerships with main credit software vendors, Teamwill consulting supports clients with IT transformation challenges. Teamwill Consulting is collaborating with all main key players of retail banking in Europe as well as major financial corporations in Consumer Credit, Leasing, Equipment Finance and Automotive Credit.

    http://www.teamwill-consulting.fr/

    Cocktail sponsor

    Hitachi

    Hitachi Capital Business Finance, a subsidiary of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, provides business asset finance to over 25,000 customers across the UK, powering both SMEs and bigger corporations to meet their goals and grow. Working across multiple sectors, the business works through finance brokers and with vendor organisations to provide products including hire purchase, operating lease, finance lease solutions and block discounting.

    http://www.hitachicapital.co.uk/

    Brand Sponsor

    SQN

    SQN Capital Management is an international multi-strategy investment manager with a focus on equipment leasing and asset finance. By targeting financing opportunities for business-essential assets and equipment in the £1m to £30m range, SQN strives to provide regular income, downside protection, and capital appreciation for its broad range of investors which include multi-asset managers, pension funds, institution income funds, private wealth managers, insurance companies, and retail investors.

    http://sqnassetfinance.com

    Table Host

    Nordea

    Nordea Finance is the leading finance company in the Nordic and Baltic region and number nine in Europe. Our knowledge of the local markets and key industries make us a valuable partner for international vendors looking for solutions to enhance their sales and profitability. We are committed to building long-lasting relationships and to provide customers with solutions to finance investments, improve cash flow, save costs and increase sales. We develop our services to make it easy doing business with us. Nordea Finance has approximately 1100 employees to support our customers and enable them to create success in their business.

    http://www.nordea.com/en/our-services/asset-management/

    Silver Sponsors

    Lombard

    We lend money to businesses to help them buy the things they need to grow, getting the equipment they need whilst spreading the cost over an agreed period without tying up their capital. It’s all we do, and we’ve been doing it for over 150 years. From one off purchases for SMEs to large revolving credit facilities for large corporates, we fund all types of assets from cars, vans and IT to heavy goods vehicles, train fleets and commercial aeroplanes.With relationship managers specialising in particular fields, customers can expect a tailored approach working with someone who knows the sector and market. For more information, contact Shane Thomas, Head of Specialist Asset Finance on +44 (0) 7764 826 026.

    https://www.lombard.co.uk/

    Table Host





    Awards

    ELIGIBLE INSTITUTIONS FOR THE LEASING LIFE CONFERENCE & AWARDS 2016 – HEADLINE SPONSOR, CHP CONSULTING INCLUDE:
    The 12th Leasing Life European Awards 2016 will take place on 24th November at the Hotel du Collectionneur, Paris 

    Exclusively sponsored by CHP Consulting, the leading supplier of software solutions and consultancy services to top asset finance organisations worldwide, the awards recognise the achievements of the European asset finance industry in 2016. 
    This year companies can nominate in 11. Full details of this year’s categories and criteria can be found on the tab above. 

    Nominations are now closed


    Nominees should follow these simple guidelines to ensure their submission has the best chance of winning. 

    Submission Rules
    1. Submissions can be made either on behalf of your own company or in recognition of a colleague or partner firm.
    2. Maximum of 1,000 words in Word format, no appendices.
    3. Entry must address the award category explicitly, not generic links to web sites, corporate marketing etc.
    4. Submissions should highlight the key differentiator and competitive nature of the project or implementation
    5. It is made explicit the Entrant, Judges and the publication will treat any and all information in strict confidence and any quotes or information to go into the public domain will be pre-cleared by the Entrant. 
    6. Submissions made after the publicised cut-off date will be ignored irrespective of their relative merits.
    7. The Editor and Judges reserve the right to make no award for any specific category
    8. The Editor and Judges reserve the right to move a submission to a more appropriate category at their discretion
    9. In submitting for more than one category the submissions must be unique (see 2) 
    10. The Editor and Judges’ decision is final

    The full list of awards categories and criteria for this year’s awards can be found below. 

    Please note: Whilst we recommend you to try to submit against as many of the criteria as possible, we appreciate that for some companies this may not be possible. The more you can respond against the stronger your application will be, but we would like to highlight that submitting against all criteria is not mandatory. 
    Should you require further guidance on your entry please contact our Editor – Brian Cantwell – brian.cantwell@timetric.com 
    Good luck in your submissions! 

    Asset Finance Intermediary

    A good intermediary serves its clients and its funder panel, placing deals for the right reasons to serve its customers. The ideal model shows a business that cares about the post transaction aspects and has a strong quality ethic to its business dealings. In the current challenging markets it demonstrates an ability to grow, develop customer offerings that are relevant and has a risk and performance culture that is respected internally as well as externally.
    For this award judges will be looking at: 
    • Sustainable year on year business growth (not scale, but progression) measured over 5 years.
    • Endorsement from the intermediary’s key funding panel members, speaking to risk quality, after-sales service and customer care. 
    • Evidence of lender endorsements via example transactions, showing where the deals have gone, favouring real service over simple placement. 
    • Clear demonstration of their ability in developing people
    • Examples of “added value” and how the intermediary turns transactions and relationships into viable business where others could not. 
    • How the intermediary builds quality and sustainable relationships, with vendors and manufacturers, or on a regional focus. 

    Asset Finance Legal Provider 

    The stand-out firms are those that lead thinking, add value back to the industry and challenge the status quo while offering an exemplary service on top of their legal knowledge. Asset finance must be a core discipline and demand a real focus from the firm. 

    Judges will consider: 
    • Team focus – is it a specialised asset finance legal team? Can it clearly bring in other disciplines where needed? 
    • People development – does the legal provider demonstrate a development culture and do they bring on (and attract) strong new talent.
    • Thought Development – is the firm proactive in challenging and informing the industry. 
    • The intermediary’s client satisfaction and market reputation. 
    • Growth of profile and capability; has the firm built on its successes and made inroads into developing its service reach and client capability.
    SME Champion – EU 
    This award recognises European asset finance lenders that that directly engage in supporting the SME market, beyond volume picked up via wholesale/intermediary type operations.
    Judges will consider: 
    • Demonstrable interest in the SME markets, beyond the provision of finance
    • Clear endorsement from clients 
    • Consistent growth and commitment to the SME market
    • Examples of demonstrating creativity and addressing SME market demands in imaginative ways 
    SME Champion – UK 
    This award recognises UK asset finance lenders that that directly engage in supporting the SME market, beyond volume picked up via wholesale/intermediary type operations. 
    Judges will consider:
    • Demonstrable interest in the SME markets, beyond the provision of finance
    • Clear endorsement from clients
    • Consistent growth and commitment to the SME market
    • Examples of demonstrating creativity and addressing SME market demands in imaginative ways 
    Vendor Finance Provider 
    This award recognises an asset finance lessor that has worked in conjunction with a manufacturer to provide tailored asset finance at the point of sale. The essence of success is building strong and successful partnerships that add clear value to both sides: this is not just about the provision of funding but also about creating a strong service and partnership business culture that withstands the ebbs and flows of the external environment.
    Judges will consider: 
    • Range and longevity of working partnerships 
    • Endorsement from vendor partners 
    • Evidence of developing more than “just financing” 
    • Growth over time and the depth of their commitment to the business sector. 
    European Lessor
    To qualify for this award, nominees must have businesses across at least two of Europe’s major five economies, and write at least €500m worth of new business annually. The European lessor of the year should be able to explain how it is driving change in the industry with market initiatives, product design, or value-add services. 
    Judges will consider: 
    • Business being written in multiple jurisdictions within the EU 
    • Strong brand market presence in multiple jurisdictions
    • Evidencing should include deal volumes, with some ‘marquee’ deal example, with a few lines explaining size and complexity. Demonstrating how the lessor is driving change in the industry with market initiatives, product design, or value-added services 
    Captive Lessor
    This award is open to nominations for the captive finance houses of any commercial asset or vehicle producer. This award recognises real focus on the captive’s efforts in supporting the parent and developing solutions that are relevant. Support through all parts of the economic cycle is a critical feature and the lessor should be able to demonstrate how they use their skills to improve the products and services to assist sales and create additional value. 
    Judges will consider: 
    • Degree of finance penetration both in absolute terms and also as a percentage of parent sales 
    • Demonstrating a commitment to support through all stages of the economic cycle and finding creative solutions to challenges (e.g. difficult markets/locations)
    • Creativity in product design, implementation and in service, both to the parent and also to the customer 
    • Evidence of the strength of the Parent/Lessor relationship showing how they work “hand in glove” to add additional value to the customer and additional value to their group. 
    Middle ticket corporate lessor
    To qualify for this award, lessors must be writing business in the €20m+ ticket size. In this sector, asset knowledge, risk appreciation, skilled structuring and commitment to the sector are all important features. 
    Judges will consider: 
    • Demonstrable commitment to the middle ticket sector as shown by sustained and growing business volumes over time
    • Asset or sector specialisation where true expertise has been created
    • Evidence of creative product or service approaches. This could be shown in how other products or services have been combined into an asset finance product (e.g. export finance, EIB or similar funding programmes etc.) 
    • Commitment to the middle ticket sector that spans geographic boundaries 
    • Commitment to developing the skills and capability to grow the middle ticket asset finance product
    Joint Venture 
    This award recognises a mutually beneficial working relationship between two leasing businesses to achieve a joint objective, whether this is research, development or a shared product. Size alone is not a defining feature of this award. 
    Judges will consider: 
    • The judges will require a narrative of the working relationship, and what the parties hoped to achieve.
    • Results are subjective based on the joint venture, but success will be measured in evidenced benefits to the parties, the longevity of the relationship (if that was a factor in its success).
    • Any financial success as a result of the partnership. 
    Digital Innovation
    This award is meant to recognise a policy, product or leasing related site or application that pushes the envelope on how commercial lessors relate to their customers. Not designed simply for ‘e-signatures’ or a back-room platform change, this award must impress the judges with its technological expertise and its novelty.
    Judges will consider: 
    • The judges must understand, through a convincing narrative, about the genesis of the product or site, and about how it is new or differentiates itself from previous digital innovations.
    • Evidence must be provided on how the innovation improves the customer experience, or allows an improvement on costs, speed of transaction or response and communication.
    • Evidence of commercial advantage through the innovation is encouraged.
    • Potential developments as well as implemented innovations qualify; eg regarding data quality, the use of block chain/distributed ledger technology in the areas of document and asset verification could qualify, as much as a client facing site or direct platform innovation, or an efficiency in the speed of service. 
    Sustainability
    This award is designed to recognise non-CSR based, external sustainability initiatives on the leasing products or services that the lessor might offer. The award is not designed to recognise a handful of one off transactions, but a clearly demonstrated business commitment to the principles of sustainability. 
    Judges will consider: 
    • Evidence of leasing products or services that are designed with the environment in mind 
    • Can entail deals for environmentally friendly assets such as wind farms or solar panels.
    • Leasing products that entail lifecycle management, recycling or green products. 
    • Products that promote clean fuels or electric/rechargeable technology 
    • Metrics are required on size, volume, or complexity of deals to get a picture of their quality and exceptional status.
    External Investment 
    This award is designed to recognise the provision of equity or debt into the European asset finance market, via a securitisation, an acquisition, a structured debt facility, or an out and out credit line that allowed a leasing business to flourish. The foundation of the award is the injection of new risk capital (whether by way of debt or equity or acquisition) from new sources into the industry to provide it with the stimulus and raw material to grow, and possibly challenge that status quo of the industry.

    However, Leasing Life understands 

    • The award may be given to an investor or an investee or a company who has executed a relevant transaction in the wider market (e.g. a debt or capital raising transaction) 
    • Whilst respecting that there will be market confidentiality matters in some cases, the Judges would require understanding the core economic drivers and rationale of the submitted entry 
    • The judges will be looking for entries that provide new risk and growth capacity to the industry or have provided material new liquidity from external sources. 
    • The winner of this category could take any form, but must satisfy the judges that the transaction or entity has advanced the profile and capability of the European Leasing industry 
    The following awards are presented to individuals and as such, these will be awarded by the judging panel without prior nomination.

    Young professional of the Year 

    The young professional of the year category will recognise someone under 40 years of age who in the past year has demonstrated the depth of their talent and the breadth of their expertise in the leasing and asset finance industry. The winner does not need to have risen to a senior position, but will be someone who peers agree has had a positive impact on the leasing community, influencing not just the success of their company but also the wider industry, and is judged by the Leasing Life editorial team. 
    Industry Ambassador of the Year 
    This award will be given to an individual who is considered to have done more than any other to promote, develop and enhance the reputation, economic role and social status of the leasing industry in the past year. 

    Leasing Personality

    This new accolade recognises an individual who has made a positive impact on the leasing industry through the strength of their business acumen and their contribution to the wider industry. The winner will be respected by staff, clients and competitors, with a strong track record for leadership and representing their business.

    Lifetime Achievement 

    This prestigious award goes to an individual who has helped to build and to shape the international leasing industry during the course of their career. Their contribution will have driven new developments across the industry. They will have successfully steered companies and mentored colleagues through challenges, and taken strategic leadership within their organization and the leasing community as a whole. They will be a top influencer among their leasing peers, and with the wider business community. The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes talent, tenacity, experience and commitment.

    The Winners of this Year’s Leasing Life Europe Awards are listed below:

    Asset Finance Intermediary of the Year 2016
    Bluestone Leasing

    Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year 2016
    Stephenson Harwood 

    Digital Innovatio

    n of the Year 2016

    Alphabet 

    European Lessor 

    of the Year 2016

    BNP Paribas
    External Investment of the Year 2016
    Commerzbank

    Middle Ticket Corporate Lessor of the Year 2016
    ABN Amro 
    SME Champion EU of the Year 2016
    Societe Generale Equipment Finance
    SME Champion UK Bank lessor of the Year 2016
    Aldermore 


    SME Champion UK – Independent 

    of the Year 2016

    LDF 

    Sustainability 2016

    DLL 
    Vendor Finance Provider of the Year 2016
    DLL 
    Leasing Personality of the Year 2016
    Neil Davies (Close Brothers) 
    Industry Ambassador of the Year 2016
    Adam Tyler (NACFB) 
    Young Professional of the Year 2016
    Matt Philips (LDF) 
    Lifetime Achievement 
    Benoit Chenu (Soc Gen)

    The Winners of this Year’s Leasing Life Europe Awards are listed below:

    Asset Finance Intermediary of the Year 2016
    Bluestone Leasing

    Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year 2016
    Stephenson Harwood 

    Digital Innovatio

    n of the Year 2016

    Alphabet 

    European Lessor 

    of the Year 2016

    BNP Paribas
    External Investment of the Year 2016
    Commerzbank

    Middle Ticket Corporate Lessor of the Year 2016
    ABN Amro 
    SME Champion EU of the Year 2016
    Societe Generale Equipment Finance
    SME Champion UK Bank lessor of the Year 2016
    Aldermore 


    SME Champion UK – Independent 

    of the Year 2016

    LDF 

    Sustainability 2016

    DLL 
    Vendor Finance Provider of the Year 2016
    DLL 
    Leasing Personality of the Year 2016
    Neil Davies (Close Brothers) 
    Industry Ambassador of the Year 2016
    Adam Tyler (NACFB) 
    Young Professional of the Year 2016
    Matt Philips (LDF) 
    Lifetime Achievement 
    Benoit Chenu (Soc Gen)

    Agenda

    Leasing Life’s 2016 agenda covers the latest developments and hottest topics facing the industry. Inspirational keynote presentations, practical case studies and interactive Q&A sessions are structured to maximise participant engagement and promote opportunities for future collaboration across sectors and regions. 
    Interested in speaking at this event? Contact annefabienne.raven@timetric.com or +44 (0) 20 3096 1973
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