ELFA Releases Events Lineup for January Through April 2021



The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association unveiled its lineup of scheduled events for January through April 2021. The events will cover a range of topics and formats and be held entirely virtually.

“We are excited to roll out a new series of specialized events for ELFA members in the first third of 2021,” Ralph Petta, president and CEO of the ELFA, said. “Due to the ongoing pandemic, these activities will be held virtually using state-of-the-art technology to maximize attendee engagement. We encourage all ELFA members to participate in these events to stay connected to the colleagues and issues important to you and our industry in the year ahead. Please stay tuned for announcements about additional 2021 events to come later in the year.”

Below are details on ELFA’s scheduled events for January through April:

ELFA New Year Happy Hour

Jan. 21, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET

Celebrate the new year and network with the ELFA membership on a virtual platform built to simulate a live venue. The ELFA said that sponsorship opportunities are available in support of the Capital Area Food Bank.

ELFA Equipment Management LIVE!

Feb. 23 to Feb. 24

Equipment managers, appraisers and remarketers will participate in educational sessions, networking opportunities and a multimedia exhibition featuring leasing appraisers, remarketers, auctioneers and others.

20th Annual IMN/ELFA Investors Conference

March 11
This event will focus on educating investors and equipment finance companies about the latest industry trends and developments. Topics will include the outlook for the year ahead, structural and legal challenges, risk management, and capital markets.

Executive Roundtable LIVE!

April 6

This event will be held exclusively for executives within ELFA member companies. Focused on the theme “the future of work,” leaders will hear from experts on business strategy in uncertain environments and discuss innovation strategies to craft a tailored, forward-thinking approach to sustainable growth.

Principles of Equipment Leasing and Finance Workshop

April 13 to April 15

This workshop will provide the skills and knowledge needed to compete effectively in the marketplace.

Women’s Leadership Forum

April 20

This interactive event will be focused on leadership development for women at all stages of an equipment finance career. Attendees will hear from dynamic speakers and have the opportunity to build their professional networks and gain inspiration and tools to move forward and thrive. This event will be hosted by the ELFA Women’s Council.

Emerging Talent Networking Event

April 27

Attendees will have a chance to mix, mingle and make connections with industry colleagues on a virtual platform built to simulate a live venue. This event will be hosted by the ELFA Emerging Talent Advisory Council.

Additional Events

The ELFA will hold additional conferences from May through December 2021. The ELFA will release details on these events at a future date, including the:

  • Legal Forum
  • Credit & Collections Management Conference
  • Best Practices Roundtables: Bank, Captive & Vendor Finance, Independent, Small Ticket and more
  • Capitol Connections
  • Emergence2021
  • National Funding Conference
  • Lease and Finance Accountants Conference
  • Operations & Technology Conference
  • ELFA 60th Annual Convention

Web Seminars

The ELFA also will present the following webinars in 2021.

  • Wednesday Webinars – The ELFA will host a series of Wednesday Webinars on a range of topics. Starting in January, the ELFA will look at current and future tax law considerations and their effect on existing leasing portfolios and new leasing transactions. Then, in February, the ELFA Equality Committee will conduct a discussion on allyship and biases, and what you can do as an ally to support your fellow colleagues when they need it the most.
  • Summer Software Webinars – New in Summer 2021, ELFA will offer a series of webinars hosted by software companies.

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