ELFA Launches Webinar Series on COVID-19’s Impact on Equipment Finance

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced a series of free webinars to provide critical information to equipment finance professionals during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars will engage experts on a series of hot topics—from the U.S. economic outlook to cybersecurity—and allow attendees to ask questions during interactive Q&A sessions.

“The equipment finance industry is an essential component of the U.S. economy, and ELFA is committed to providing information to help our members—and their customers—during this challenging time,” said ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta. “Our new webinar series is designed to help industry executives navigate the current market and regulatory landscape and anticipate the changing environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

ELFA announced the following webinars to be held in April 2020:

Navigating Machine & Equipment Valuation COVID-19 Concerns

Thursday, April 9, 1-3 p.m. ET

This webinar, co-sponsored by ELFA, the American Society of Appraisers and other organizations, will provide information on how to value assets during a crisis, the latest updates on state and local stay-in-place and business operations orders, regulatory revisions and appraisal guidelines.

Coronavirus and the U.S. Economy: Implications for the Equipment Finance Industry

Wednesday, April 15, 1-2 p.m. ET

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation will release the Q2 Equipment Leasing and Finance U.S. Economic Outlook with longtime partner Keybridge on April 15. The Foundation and ELFA have invited Keybridge Founder and President Dr. Robert Wescott and Vice President Jeff Jensen to discuss the state of the economy and the equipment finance industry in the face of the global pandemic. They will offer their insights on the economic, financial and political effects of the pandemic over the next quarter as well as through the remainder of the year and will answer attendee questions in a live Q&A session.

Cybersecurity and Fraud in the COVID-19 Environment

Wednesday, April 29, 1-2 p.m. ET

Concerns about protecting data and avoiding fraud are greater than ever in the current environment. This webinar will highlight preventive measures industry professionals can take to combat fraud and red flags to watch for. Speakers will include: Andrew Cotter, EVP, chief information officer, Somerset Capital Group; Dominic Liberatore, deputy general counsel, DLL; and Tom Ware, president, Tom Ware Advisory Services.

ELFA will announce additional webinars as they are scheduled in the coming weeks on its events page.

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