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Foundation and International Asset Finance Network collaborate

Foundation and International Asset Finance Network collaborate on Industry conference, September 2018

The Leasing Foundation is delighted to announce that we are working with the International Asset Finance Network (IAFN) on the September IAFN conference in London.

Held on September 13 at the Park Plaza London Riverbank, this promises to be one of the largest asset finance events in Europe with a CEO-studded line-up of speakers from the fleet and auto retail finance markets plus, for the first time ever, a third stream of content for the equipment finance market.

Peter Thomas, executive director of The Leasing Foundation says: “The Foundation is delighted to be working with Edward Peck and his team at the International Asset Finance Network to invest in a forum that can only increase in scope and influence to become the major industry event in Europe, and where the future is the focus. I’m especially delighted to be chairing the ‘Finance Dragons’ competition that we hope will uncover innovative technology-led solutions to industry pain points.”

Edward Peck, CEO Asset Finance International, adds “At a time of unprecedented technology-led change, IAFN has provided twice-yearly conferences since 2014 where our auto members meet to consider how technology, regulation and changing customer expectations are transforming their industry. This year, as we start to see some of those same drivers beginning to impact the equipment finance industry, we made the decision to add a third stream of content to our events – to provide a platform for our equipment finance members and also to debate how they can best seize the opportunities and respond to the challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly digital world. It is perhaps unsurprising at a time when our speakers are recommending the value of partnerships and collaboration as an effective strategy for managing rapid change that we joined forces with The Leasing Foundation. We are delighted be working with them.”

International Asset Finance Network 2018 takes place on September 13th, 2018 on two floors at the Park Plaza London Riverbank. The venue houses three large conference halls – providing focussed content for auto retail, fleet and equipment finance professionals and a large exhibition floor where delegates can network, and meet with exhibitors and sponsors.

Keynote speakers include: Jonathan Andrew, Global CEO, Commercial Finance, Siemens Financial Services; Miguel Cabaca, incoming CEO of Arval UK; and Chris Ballinger, formerly Chief Finance Officer and Head of Innovation at Toyota Financial Services in Los Angeles, now CEO & Founder of mobility blockchain consortium MOBI.

Register now for the event at