21st Annual Leasing Life Conference & Awards 2024

Transforming the Future of Leasing



  • Principe di Savoia Milan, Italy
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Why attend?

Why Attend?

  • Discover the latest innovation and updates from a remarkable agenda.

  • Enjoy invaluable networking opportunities.

  • Gather expert insight from an impressive speaking faculty.

  • Celebrate achievement in the industry at a glamorous black-tie awards ceremony.



  • 14 Nov 2024
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Session One – Defining Trends of 2024, Molding 2025


Alejandro Gonzalez
Editor, Leasing Life

9 AM

Welcome Address & Setting the Scene


Alejandro Gonzalez
Editor, Leasing Life

9:10 AM

Keynote: A Year in Review- Looking at European Equipment Finance Behaviours and Trends from 2024

  • Analyse European trends and demand projections
  • Understand market drivers, growth opportunities and factors propelling the equipment leasing market
  • Consider what product types are dominating the leasing market A look at strategic industry developments for the future

9:30 AM

Looking at Market Trends in Interest Rates- What Strategies and Best Practices Should We Consider?

  • How are can interest rates produce more purchasing and negotiating opportunities?
  • Analyse the impact of interest rate hikes on new lending
  • Focus on the core benefits to improve sales conversions and customer satisfaction

9:50 AM

Embedded finance – A New Breed of Financing for the Future

  • How is embedded finance re-shaping equipment finance?
  • What are the threats and opportunities?


  • Will embedded finance enable OEMs to build much deeper relationships with customers through customer touchpoints, more revenue and a higher lifetime value?

10:10 AM

Leveraging AI & Machine Learning for Economic Resilience in Equipment Finance

  • Understand Generative AI use cases for the leasing market
  • The use of AI in generating dynamic pricing models
  • A new shield in fraud detection: detecting and mitigating future threats in real time Drive empowered decision making through in-depth analysis and reporting

10:30 AM

Audience Q&A

11 AM

Refreshment break

Session Two – Opportunities and Trends in Sustainability

11:30 AM

The Road to CSRD Compliance How is CSRD Challenging the Industry?

  • Navigate the challenges of sustainability corporate reporting for leasing companies


  • Set targets beyond climate change components


  • Formulate and publish ESG targets aligned to carbon accounting initiatives and more

11:50 AM

Greening the Lease: Innovative Paths to Sustainable Leasing

  • Determine how leasing can be considered as an environmentally sustainable activity


  • Analyse the demand for different types of products in Green Leasing


  • What are the upcoming industry applications and trends for Green Lease market?


  • How big is the opportunity for Green Leasing?

12:10 PM

Case Study: Sustainability Reporting…Where Do We Start?

  • What’s involved in the sustainability reporting process?
  • Understand the different sustainability reporting frameworks


  • Overcome reporting challenges and keeping up with regulations Stakeholder management

12:30 PM

Audience Q&A

1 PM

Lunch break

Session Three – Looking at Data & AI as the Future of the Leasing Industry

2 PM

It’s more than meets the AI: the Impact to the Leasing Industry from a Risk and Fraud Perspective?

  • Consider the role of AI ethics and regulatory compliance Is data privacy AI’s Achilles heel?


  • Overcoming the ‘operating in the dark’ challenge


  • Ensure the quality of organisational data to result in accurate AI modelling Understand the unique cybersecurity threats of data poisoning and manipulation


  • Prioritise cybersecurity resilience – implementing a systematic approach to systemic risks

2:20 PM

Let’s Get To Know Your Assets – AI Innovation That Should be at the Heart of the Leasing Industry

  • Know Your Asset (KYA):  how AI-based digital platforms can provide lessors with a complete governance on ESG compliance, risk monitoring and remarketing on their leased asset portfolio
  • acquire a high understanding of how AI and IoT can ensure future-proof transformation in the leasing industry

2:40 PM

Case Study: How Can We Use AI to be More Person Centered in the Leasing Industry?

  • Redefine credit-decisioning and risk management


  • Discuss the importance of an unbiased decision and implementing fairer lending practices with AI


  • Provide smart recommendations to customers


3 PM

Audience Q&A

3:30 PM

Refreshment break

Session Four – Roundtables

4 PM


Interactive roundtable sessions offer a unique opportunity to come together with your peers to share best practice and develop solutions to critical challenges facing the industry. Hosted by industry experts and each focused on a single issue, roundtables are an exciting, interactive way to build your personal network and learn from the experience and expertise of others.

Each roundtable session lasts for 30 minutes, and delegates may attend up to 2 roundtables 

Roundtable 1) How Will the Current Political Landscape in Europe Affect Sustainability?


Roundtable 2) Rebranding the Industry- How Do We Develop the Next Generation of Talent?


Roundtable 3) Where Else Would We See Benefit From AI in the Leasing Industry?


5 PM

Chair’s Closing Remarks

6 PM

Drinks Reception

7 PM



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Alejandro Gonzalez
Editor, Leasing Life

Session Details:

Session One – Defining Trends of 2024, Molding 2025

2024-11-14, 8:50 AM

Session Details:

Welcome Address & Setting the Scene

2024-11-14, 9:00 AM

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Colin Fleischmann
Director of Global Accounts and Business Development, Solifi

As a leader for the global business development effort for Solifi, Colin has over 25 years of experience as a specialist in secured finance in the equipment, asset, auto and fleet finance industries. Colin’s past experience includes the implementation of software solutions from leasing to commercial lending, mortgage lending, and hybrid products for government agencies.

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Gold Partners





2023 Awards


2023 Winners

  • Distribution Channel Management Champion

    PEAC Solutions

  • Professional Services Provider


  • SME Champion

    United Trust Bank

  • Vendor Finance Provider

    BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions


  • European Lessor

    Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF)

  • Captive Lessor

    PACCAR Financial Europe B.V.

  • Digital Innovation

    Polestar Performance AB

  • Best ‘ESG/Sustainability’ Initiative of the Year



  • Best Circular Economy Model



  • Best Energy Transition Financing Programme(s)

    BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions


  • Young Professional of the Year

    Edmund Locock, Gateley PLC t/a Gateley Legal

Individual Awards 2023

  • Industry Ambassador Award

    Patrick Gouin, Invigors EMEA

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Neil Davies, Close Brothers

  • Hall of Fame

    Bill Stephenson, PEAC Solutions

Why Partner?


Build brand awareness among the prospective customer base.

Get your brand front of mind.


Promote your unique solutions and demonstrate your capabilities.

Directly address your audience.


Meet C-level executives you would not otherwise have met.

Create viable new business opportunities with decision makers.

Gain ROI.

Your Audience

We have access to an audience of senior buyers from Europe’s top financial institutions.

By partnering with us, you can expect fruitful opportunities to network and connect face-t0-face with key decision-makers within the industry. Extended networking breaks, a dedicated exhibition area within the venue and a black-tie awards dinner in the evening all provide the perfect opportunity for meaningful conversations and invaluable networking to take place.

Media Centre

Leasing Life


Contact Us


Valentin Gerasimuk

Head of Sponsorship Sales

+44 (0)207 936 6794


Nina Beddoe

Conference Producer

020 4540 7650


Kellee Halliburton

Marketing Manager


To enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Ray Giddings

Director of Events

+44 (0)20 7936 6512 M. +44 (0)7803 393327


To enquire about speaking opportunities for the conference, please contact:

Jessica Hartley

Head of Financial Services Portfolio

+44 1527 573156