The conference
This March, IMN, along with the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA), will host the 11th Annual Investors’ Conference on Equipment Finance. Last year's program was a resounding success despite difficult market conditions, with the support of 12 corporate sponsors, and over 300 delegates. Nearly half of these delegates represented investors and equipment finance companies that came to network and learn about the latest industry trends and developments. This one day conference attracts decision-makers at the highest levels. The conference program will highlight many professional speakers, allowing for timely and thorough coverage of topics of interest to the industry. 2012 Coverage will include: -State of the Industry Address by the ELFA -The 2012 Outlook for the Equipment Finance Sector -Capital Markets Update and Funding Strategies Today -Investor Perspectives -Risk Mitigation Developments in the Equipment Finance Sector -Specialty Finance Companies’ Funding Strategies -Growth Sectors to Watch in 2012 and Beyond -And much, much more...
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
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
10:42 PM
The 11th Annual Investors’ Conference on Equipment Finance Concludes and Networking Cocktail Reception Commences

10:42 PM
Locking in Equity & Debt Funding – Leasing Finance Companies Speak Out
- What are these companies considering when choosing their funding mix? - Challenges associated with attracting equity - What alternative funding options are emerging? - Attracting debt investors: What are they looking for when examining a deal? - What are the viable funding/capitalization models going forward? - Emerging alternative funding sources i.e. Islamic finance, super end value funds, foreign pensions

  • David D'Antonio, Managing Director, EVERBANK (Moderator)
  • Evan Wilkoff, Executive Vice President - Capital Markets, ASCENTIUM CAPITAL LLC
  • Stewart Hayes, Senior Vice President, WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE
  • Daniel Marino, Managing Member, LAVALLETTE CAPITAL, LLC
  • Christopher Ackerman, Principal , FLEXPOINT FORD
10:42 PM
Assessing Investment Opportunities on the Equipment Finance Sector: Investor Roundtable
- How do investors distinguish among leasing companies when assessing investment opportunities? - How has the landscape changed for investors (debt investor perspectives)? - What is driving pricing? - What is the outlook for investor demand and market supply?

  • Miles Herman, President, LEAF COMMERCIAL CAPITAL, INC. (Moderator)
  • Thomas Glanfield, President & Chief Executive Officer, BOSTON PORTFOLIO ADVISORS, INC.
  • Scott Seewald, Managing Director, NEW YORK LIFE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC
  • Mostafiz ShahMohammed, Managing Partner, AMUR CAPITAL GROUP
  • Misha Renda, Portfolio Manager, KLS DIVERSIFIED ASSET MANAGEMENT
10:42 PM
Networking Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Area

10:42 PM
Overview of the Equipment Finance Sector in 2012
- A brief overview of key U.S. economic and equipment finance industry trends for 2012 - What aspects of the Dodd-Frank Rulings will have a direct impact on the equipment finance business? - How are leasing companies preparing to address the issues? - Changes in lease accounting rules and their potential impact on the sector

  • Ralph Petta, President and Chief Executive Officer, EQUIPMENT LEASING & FINANCE ASSOCIATION (ELFA) (Moderator)
  • Beth Ann Bovino, Managing Director and U.S. Chief Economist, S&P GLOBAL RATINGS
  • Stephen Whelan, Partner, BLANK ROME LLP
3:00 PM
Networking Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Area

10:42 PM
Keynote Address

  • Pimm Fox, Television Anchor and Radio Host, BLOOMBERG, TAKING STOCK WITH PIMM FOX
10:42 PM
Hosts' Welcome and Opening Remarks
- A brief overview of the Industry Future Council's findings

  • Mollie McCurry, Investor Relations and Associate Producer, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT NETWORK
  • William Sutton, President & Chief Executive Officer, EQUIPMENT LEASING & FINANCE ASSOCIATION
  • Crit DeMent, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, LEAF COMMERCIAL CAPITAL, INC.
10:42 PM
Growth Sectors to Watch in 2012 and Beyond
- Renewable Energy - Healthcare - Maritime

  • Melanie Gnazzo, Partner, CHAPMAN AND CUTLER LLP (Moderator)
  • John Joshi, Director of Financing Solutions, NYSERDA
  • Chuck Weilamann, Managing Director, DBRS
  • Tony Nocera, Managing Director, KROLL BOND RATING AGENCY
8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast

2:10 PM
Risk Mitigation Developments in the Equipment Finance Sector
- Tools available for mitigating risk including structural considerations (contract file check-in requirements) and timely, continuous reporting on asset/deal performance - The role of the servicer, back-up servicer, 3rd party auditor and trustee in mitigating deal risk - Where are the risks are and what are the metrics that can be used to measure them? - Assessing historical deal performance in this sector throughout the crisis - Efforts underway to standardize and ensure accurate reporting - Can servicers make certain deal information available to investors ahead of time to assist in timely due diligence?

  • Kent Williams, Vice President Asset Management, VIVINT SOLAR (Moderator)
  • Fred Wang, Portfolio Manager, HUDSON COVE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
  • John Detweiler, Senior Director, S&P GLOBAL RATINGS
  • Simon Malinski, Vice President, WELLS FARGO CORPORATE TRUST SERVICES
  • Christopher Acevedo, VP, Business Development, Commercial Leasing & Lending, GENPACT
1:05 PM
Delegate Luncheon

10:42 PM
Capital Markets Update and Funding Strategies Today
- ABS Term Markets – Latest updates and where it is heading - How is the sovereign debt crisis overseas affecting lending here in the states? - How has the landscape changed for leasing companies? What are they finding when they come to market? - Assessing credit performance of leasing deals throughout and after the crisis - The emerging role of small and medium banks

  • Andrea Petro, Executive Vice President, WELLS FARGO (Moderator)
  • Matthew Perkins, Senior Managing Director, GUGGENHEIM SECURITIES
  • Gary Silverhardt, President & Chief Executive Officer, NORTH MILL EQUIPMENT FINANCE LLC
  • Matt Peters, Managing Director, BMO CAPITAL MARKETS
  • Todd Plotner, Partner, CHAPMAN AND CUTLER LLP
Event Contacts
Director of Programming
Jade Friedensohn
(212) 901-0560
Associate Investor/Issuer Relations
Caitlin Fitzpatrick
(212) 224-3530
Vice President – Business Development
Chris Arnold
(212) 901-0544
VP, Sponsorship Management
Ashley Hofmann
(212) 901-0562
McGraw Hill Building

1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York,

Enter the McGraw-Hill building at 49th street. Make an immediate right and take the escalator one flight up to to the second floor Auditorium. You do not have to obtain a visitor's pass at the security console to access the Auditorium.

Hilton New York & Towers

1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10019

IMN does not have a group rate at this hotel.

Phone: 212-586-7000

Omni Berkshire Place

21 E. 52nd St @ Madison
New York, NY, 10022

IMN does not have a group rate at this hotel.

Phone: 212-753-5800