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A FANTASTIC NETWORK OF YOUR PEERS AND COLLEAGUES

The Leasing Life Conference and Awards will bring together a broad cohort of key decisions makers from asset finance, leasing and banks with technology suppliers and law firms to discover best in practice lending strategies, the latest disruptive technology reforming the sector and the innovations offering new opportunities for lenders.

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8:50 AM

Welcome address and chair’s opening remarks

Speakers

8:55 AM

Session One – What is the Outlook for the Leasing Industry in the Face of Economic Uncertainty?

  • Chair: Alejandro Gonzalez, Editor, Leasing Life

Speakers

9 AM

Opening keynote address: Assessing the Road Ahead for the Leasing Industry

  • For the past 2 years, we have been facing a challenging environment with new rules, trends and regulations impacting both our society and economy
  • Which practices and trends will remain?
  • What will the customers value going forward?
  • What are the challenges of tomorrow?

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9:20 AM

Keynote address : Using AI and Machine Learning to mitigate the impact of economic uncertainty in equipment finance

  • As inflation rises and the global economy responds to multiple challenges, equipment finance businesses are looking to secure their operations and avoid losses. This presentation will explore:
  • How economic uncertainty could negatively impact businesses
  • The need for process efficiency, using analysis of and insights from real industry data
  • How finance providers can use these insights to respond quickly and effectively to economic challenges

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9:40 AM

Keynote Address The Role of Leasing in supporting the Real Economy

  • Our role as lessors
  • Impact of the geo-political crisis on the different markets
  • Support schemes by industry actors and governments
  • What the future looks like for the leasing industry

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10 AM

Panel Discussion What is the Outlook for the Leasing Industry in the Face of Economic Uncertainty?

Speakers

10:26 AM

Session Two – What does Sustainability and the Circular Economy Look Like for the Industry?

  • Chair: Tim Chapman, Managing Director, Hickman Shearer

Speakers

10:30 AM

Refreshment break

11 AM

Automotive Leasing and the Impact of ESG

  • Post-pandemic trends in automotive leasing
  • ESG trends in the automotive industry
  • The future of ESG in automotive leasing
  • Opportunities and challenges for leasing companies related to ESG in Automotive4

11:20 AM

Finding Opportunity in a Challenging Market

  • Innovating in order to grow in a challenging market
  • Now, as the world turns its attention back to solving the climate emergency and securing the net zero transition, the leasing industry must adapt again
  • As the value of fossil fuel assets falls, many portfolios will be exposed to greater risk
  • Our challenge is to redefine our relevance with our customers by supporting them to implement sustainable business solutions
  • Speaker TBC, 3stepIT

11:40 AM

Where To Put Our Energy

  • The role of the Leasing Industry in Climate Mitigation and Energy Transition
  • Doing business in carbon intensive industries
  • Driving rapid growth of green assets across the globe
  • Success factors and challenges to capture the opportunities

12 PM

Lifecycle Management: Implementing Sustainability in Business

  • Impact of business technology
  • Sustainable facts and trends for business competitiveness
  • IT lifecycle management as an essential part of business sustainability
  • CSI Leasing driving circular economy for decades

12:20 PM

Partnering to Support the Sharing Economy

  • Understanding customer’s demand
  • Online in a few steps to contract closing
  • Mastering the combination of customization and standardization
  • Speaker TBC, PEAC Finance

12:40 PM

Creating a Clear Framework for Sustainability

  • Discussing sustainability reporting
  • Asset based financing solutions in practice
  • Accelerating industrial growth
  • Speaker TBC, Siemens Financial Services

1 PM

Panel Discussion | What does Sustainability and the Circular Economy Look Like for the Industry?

  • Chair: Tim Chapman, Managing Director, Hickman Shearer
  • Speakers from:
  • 3stepIT
  • Marije Rhebergen, Global Head of Sustainability, DLL
  • CSI Leasing
  • PEAC Finance
  • Siemens Financial Services
  • Benjamin Blume, Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG

1:20 PM

Lunch

2:16 PM

Session Three – What are the New Digital Innovations for 2023?

  • Chair: Patrick Gouin, Executive Director, Invigors EMEA

2:20 PM

Redefining the Customer Experience in Asset Finance

  • How customer expectations have shifted in the new mobile world
  • What are the challenges that organisations will face in adapting their digital leasing journey
  • Exploring a new model for delivering premier service to customers on digital channels
  • The value to lenders in providing a digitally engaging experience to customers
  • Speaker TBC, Moxo

2:40 PM

Review of a Successful Implementation of Both Rental and Equipment-as-a-Service – EaaS

  • Solfiz challenges and why Basikon
  • Why EaaS implementation was a priority for Solfiz
  • Challenges in the implementation
  • Benefits obtained for partners management and to face the COVID crisis
  • New features for next year

Speakers

3 PM

Reserved for Sopra Banking Software

3:20 PM

Panel Discussion – What are the New Digital Innovations for 2023?

  • Speaker TBC, Odessa
  • Speaker TBC Moxo
  • Sopra Banking Software
  • HPD

Speakers

3:40 PM

Refreshment break

4:08 PM

Do Funders Need a New Playbook to Manage Risk in Uncertain Times? Using Data-Led Strategies to Proactively Manage Portfolio Risk

  • Given the challenging environment, why are we not seeing more signs of distress in SME lending?
  • Are there early warning signs that businesses are struggling and how can funders proactively support businesses?
  • How could different scenarios play out in 2023?
  • How can funders adjust their playbook to prepare for continued uncertainty?

Speakers

4:10 PM

Reserved for Katrin Herrlin, CEO and Co-Founder, Funding Xchange

4:30 PM

The Future of Hi-Flex Financing

  • Building flexible process re-engineering into your leasing business
  • Predicting future trends in financing and how this will impact 2023 and beyond
  • Discussing case studies from the leasing industry
  • Speaker TBC, Liscor S.P.A

4:50 PM

Leasing Leaders – Past, Present & Future

  • • In times of crisis, leadership is the key to future prosperity.
  • LTi’s Leasing Leaders Series has gathered the best leaders from our industry, sharing a wealth of knowledge related to their experiences — past, present & looking to the future.
  • These leaders can help us all understand the essence of leadership.
  • This session will showcase the outcomes from the Series to date, as we look to the future.

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5:10 PM

Closing Panel Discussion | What are the Future Trends and Disruptors for the Leasing Industry?

  • Chair TBC
  • Speakers from:
  • Senior Representative, Societe Generale Equipment Finance

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5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Speakers

5:35 PM

Conference Close

6:24 PM

LEASING LIFE AWARDS

6:30 PM

Pre- Awards Drinks Reception

7:30 PM

Leasing Life Awards

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Odile de Saivre
CEO, Societe Generale Equipment Finance

Odile de Saivre has been appointed CEO of Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) on September 1st, 2022.

She was previously, since 2017, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SGEF and, as such, already a member of the SG Group’s Management Committee.

Beforehand, Odile de Saivre held various positions in Societe Generale group, mostly within Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking (SG CIB) : she joined in 1997 the Equity Capital Market team, then moved to the Strategic and Acquisition Finance department and Asset Based Finance. In 2010, she headed the Global Finance team in charge of credit risk monitoring ; she then moved to Russia as Deputy Head of Corporate Lending Department. In 2015, she was leading the Project Export Finance team.

She holds a degree from Ecole Centrale Paris.

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Opening keynote address: Assessing the Road Ahead for the Leasing Industry

2022-11-15, 9:00 AM

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Panel Discussion What is the Outlook for the Leasing Industry in the Face of Economic Uncertainty?

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Andrew Denton
CEO, Alfa

Andrew Denton is Alfa's Chief Executive Officer and leads the Group. Andrew joined the company in 1995 and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2003 as Sales and Marketing Director. He was made Chief Operating Officer in 2014 and became CEO in September 2016. Andrew is also director and joint founder of the Leasing Foundation, an organisation that supports the leasing and asset finance industry through charitable activities, research and development.

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Closing Panel Discussion | What are the Future Trends and Disruptors for the Leasing Industry?

2022-11-15, 5:10 PM

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Pascal Layan
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

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Panel Discussion What is the Outlook for the Leasing Industry in the Face of Economic Uncertainty?

2022-11-15, 10:00 AM

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Keynote Address The Role of Leasing in supporting the Real Economy

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Alejandro Gonzalez
Editor, Leasing Life

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Session One – What is the Outlook for the Leasing Industry in the Face of Economic Uncertainty?

2022-11-15, 8:55 AM

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Welcome address and chair’s opening remarks

2022-11-15, 8:50 AM

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Closing Remarks

2022-11-15, 5:30 PM

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Session Two – What does Sustainability and the Circular Economy Look Like for the Industry?

2022-11-15, 10:26 AM

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Panel Discussion What is the Outlook for the Leasing Industry in the Face of Economic Uncertainty?

2022-11-15, 10:00 AM

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William De Vijlder
Group Chief Economist, BNP Paribas

William De Vijlder is the Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas. He began his career in the Economic Research Department at Belgium’s Generale Bank in 1987 and became Chief Investment Strategist in the Asset Management division in 1989. He was subsequently Managing Director and Global Chief Investment Officer at Fortis Investments. When Fortis Investments merged with BNP Paribas Investment Partners in 2010, he became a member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Investment Partners as CIO Partners and Alternative Investments and subsequently CIO Strategy and Partners. In September 2013, he was appointed Vice Chairman of BNP Paribas Investment Partners. Since September 2014 he is Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas.

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Panel Discussion What is the Outlook for the Leasing Industry in the Face of Economic Uncertainty?

2022-11-15, 10:00 AM

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Keynote Address The Role of Leasing in supporting the Real Economy

2022-11-15, 9:40 AM

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Benjamin Blume
Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG

Benjamin has joined KPMG in 2013 and has been working in consulting for +15 years. After his Business Administration studies at Mannheim University, he started working as a Consultant with focus on organizational strategy, large scale transformation projects, performance improvement and market entry strategy. At KPMG, Benjamin's is part of the Automotive practice within Strategy (Sector Lead – focal point of sector know-how and operationalization of strategy), predominantly covering strategic and transaction projects (Strategy, JVs, Carve-out and Integration). In his additional role as KPMG ESG @ Automotive Lead, he is focusing on integrating ESG elements into KPMGs Automotive portfolio, reflecting the growing awareness towards environmental, social and governance impact of our clients.

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Marije Rhebergen
Global Head Of Sustainability , DLL

Marije Rhebergen is DLL’s Global Head of Sustainability. She is responsible for DLL’s sustainability strategy assuring adherence to regulations as well as supporting customers in the transition to low carbon and circular business models. Products and solutions cover circular and usage models, clean tech and energy solutions, CO2 reduction and ESG risk management, but also social impact programs such as DLL’s volunteering program and advisory support to emerging markets through which DLL aims to contribute to the challenges the world is facing. Before joining DLL, Marije built up extensive experience in sustainability related functions. Currently, she participates as Board Member of PartnerFonds Brainport Eindhoven and Board Member of Impact040.

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Charles Garity
Senior Vice President, International Asset Manager , CSI Leasing

Charles has more than 15 years of experience in supporting global clients in their IT disposal strategy, also and oversees the portfolio and pricing for all of CSI Leasing’s subsidiaries throughout Europe and Latin America.

For the past 5 years, he has been part of the executive leadership that leads a team who processes over 1.8 million assets annually, saving 3 million pounds of e-waste per year.

Charles joined CSI in 2009 as director of asset management for CSI Latina. The consistent growth across the Latin American region is attributed to his expertise and work in establishing a new subsidiary in Peru, developing a successful bank relationship in Colombia and providing wholly-owned remarketing and recycling services throughout the region.

Prior to CSI, Charles worked for HP and Compaq Financial Services in several roles, including financial analyst, controller, and portfolio, pricing and remarketing manager. Charles was also a member of the Bank of New York American Depositary Receipt team that helped list Latin American corporations on the U.S. public markets.

Charles received a bachelor’s degree in finance from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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DAMIAN RUSHWORTH
European Asset Remarketing & Lifecycle Services Manager , CSI Leasing

With more than 20 years of experience in IT recycling, reselling, data security and data destruction, Damian is driven by helping companies dispose of IT securely and sustainably. He is passionate about enabling a circular economy and helping organizations achieve their ESG goals. Damian joined CSI in 2001 as a European Lifecycle Services Manager and was promoted to European Asset Remarketing & Lifecycle Services in 2019. After successfully growing the business, Damian became the European Asset Remarketing & Lifecycle Services Manager at EPC Global Solutions Europe, part of the CSI Leasing, Inc. family. Damian successfully leads EPC's European subsidiaries in the UK, Slovakia, Germany, and Spain.

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FRÉDÉRIC LE VERDIER
President, Solfiz

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Panel Discussion – What are the New Digital Innovations for 2023?

2022-11-15, 3:20 PM

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Review of a Successful Implementation of Both Rental and Equipment-as-a-Service – EaaS

2022-11-15, 2:40 PM

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Thomas Nokin
CEO, BASIKON

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Panel Discussion – What are the New Digital Innovations for 2023?

2022-11-15, 3:20 PM

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Review of a Successful Implementation of Both Rental and Equipment-as-a-Service – EaaS

2022-11-15, 2:40 PM

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Patrick Gouin
Executive Director, Invigors
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Katrin Herrling
CEO, FundingXChange

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Closing Panel Discussion | What are the Future Trends and Disruptors for the Leasing Industry?

2022-11-15, 5:10 PM

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Do Funders Need a New Playbook to Manage Risk in Uncertain Times? Using Data-Led Strategies to Proactively Manage Portfolio Risk

2022-11-15, 4:08 PM

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Robert Taylor
UK Country Manager, LTi Technology Solutions

Robert sits on various Finance & Leasing Association (hyperlink) committees as well as being deputy Chairman of the Asset Finance Professionals Association (again hyperlink) which is the UK’s Asset Finance industry charity and is a Founder Fellow of The Leasing Foundation (again hyperlink). Robert has previously sat on the Board of several major UK Charities including the National Autistic Society and Arts for All and is currently a main Patron of The Royal Albert Hall.

Robert is responsible for growing and expanding LTi business throughout the UK, Nordics and Europe.

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Leasing Leaders – Past, Present & Future

2022-11-15, 4:50 PM

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Panel Discussion – What are the New Digital Innovations for 2023?

2022-11-15, 3:20 PM

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Blaise Thomson
Technical Director Alfa iQ

Blaise Thomson is the technical director at Alfa iQ, the intelligence platform for asset finance as well as the founding CEO of one of Alfa iQ's parent companies, Bitfount. He was previously the founder and CEO of VocalIQ, which he sold to Apple in 2015, subsequently leading their Cambridge, UK engineering office and holding the role of Chief Architect for Siri Understanding. Blaise holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a Research Fellow, and is an Honorary Fellow at the Cambridge Judge Business School.

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Keynote address : Using AI and Machine Learning to mitigate the impact of economic uncertainty in equipment finance

2022-11-15, 9:20 AM

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Florence Roussel Pollet
Chief Commercial Officer,Societe Generale Equipment Finance

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Closing Panel Discussion | What are the Future Trends and Disruptors for the Leasing Industry?

2022-11-15, 5:10 PM

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MATTHIAS GROSSMANN
CEO Of Commercial Finance, Siemens Financial Services

Matthias Grossmann is the CEO for the Commercial Finance business of Siemens Financial Services. Matthias has almost 30 years’ experience with the Siemens Group. He has worked in the US and Germany; and was until 2019 based in Sweden where he was CFO for the Siemens Nordic region. He was also Head of Corporate Pensions, the unit responsible for group-wide and Siemens AG pension management. Matthias has extensive experience and knowledge of both the finance and industry markets. He also has a keen interest in sustainability, and is leading the SFS Commercial Finance drive to enable businesses across the global to invest in more sustainable equipment and technology. Matthias holds a degree in Business Administration from the Technical University Berlin, Germany.

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Closing Panel Discussion | What are the Future Trends and Disruptors for the Leasing Industry?

2022-11-15, 5:10 PM

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Awards

Nominations for the the Leasing Life Awards 2022 now open.

The Leasing Life Awards 2022 will take place on 15th November in Paris, France at the Leasing Life Conference. Full details of this year’s categories and criteria can be found below.

Nominations are now open – deadline for entries is 5pm GMT on 17th October 2022.

How to submit your nominations:

1. Download and complete the Entry Form.
2. Please send the completed Entry Form to hera.hussain@arena-international.com by 5pm GMT on 17th October 2022.
A copy of the Awards Information Pack with submission rules can be found here.

Award Categories


Distribution Channel Management Champion

A good distribution channel management lessor covers the full value chain from acquiring and onboarding channel partners (resellers, dealers.), making them an integrated part of their ‘Go2Market’ model & Sales channel, including training, marketing / animation programs, as well as “easy to deal with” processes & IT systems to help them support their business growth with a performance sales financing program

Judges will consider:

• Sustainable year on year business growth of the distribution channel and evidence of increased penetration of the leasing offer in the product sales of the channel’s partners
• Existence of online capabilities for the management end to end of the transactions, including online automatic credit scoring
• Evidence of training, marketing, and sales support programs, including a focused channel management organization, to help the partners growing their business profitably
• Examples of “added value” services brought to the partners
• Evidence of partner satisfaction in terms of relationship management, quality of service and reporting tools

Professional Services Provider

The stand-out firms are those that lead thinking, add value back to the industry and challenge the status quo while offering an exemplary service on top of their industry knowledge. Asset finance must be a core discipline and demand a real focus from the firm.
Except for software houses (to avoid potential conflict of interest with sponsors), applicants to this award can be any services company to the leasing & Asset finance industry: management consultants, legal firms, training company, marketing and communication agencies,

Judges will consider:

• Team focus – is it a specialised asset finance professional services team? Can it clearly bring in other disciplines where needed?
• Scope of services offered to meet the various demands and example of successful projects
• Thought Development – is the firm proactive in challenging and informing the industry.
• The professional services client satisfaction and market reputation.
• Growth of profile and capability; has the firm built on its successes and made inroads into developing its service reach and client capability.
• People development – does the professional services provider demonstrate a development culture and do they bring on (and attract) strong new talent.

SME Champion

This award recognises European and UK asset finance lenders that directly engage in supporting the SME market, beyond volume picked up via wholesale/intermediary type operations.

Judges will consider:

• Demonstrable interest in the SME markets, beyond the provision of finance
• Clear endorsement from clients
• Consistent growth and commitment to the SME market
• Examples of demonstrating creativity and addressing SME market demands in imaginative ways, including risk policies

Vendor Finance Provider

This award recognises an asset finance lessor that has worked in conjunction with a manufacturer to provide tailored asset finance at the point of sale. The essence of success is building strong and successful partnerships that add clear value to both sides: this is not just about the provision of funding but also about creating a strong service and partnership business culture that withstands the ebbs and flows of the external environment.

Judges will consider:

• Range and longevity of working partnerships
• Endorsement from vendor partners
• Evidence of developing more than “just financing”
• Growth over time and the depth of their commitment to the business sector.
• Evidence of training, marketing, and sales support programs, including a focused vendor management organization, to help the vendors grow their business profitably
• Evidence of OEMs satisfaction in terms of relationship management, quality of service and reporting tools

European Lessor

To qualify for this award, nominees must have businesses across at least two of Europe’s major five economies and write at least €500m worth of new business annually. The European lessor of the year should be able to explain how it is driving change in the industry with market initiatives, product design, or value-add services.

Judges will consider:
• Business being written in multiple jurisdictions within the EU
• Strong brand market presence in multiple jurisdictions
• Evidencing should include deal volumes, with some ‘marquee’ deal example, with a few lines explaining size and complexity.
• Demonstrating how the lessor is driving change in the industry with market initiatives, product design, value-added services, alignment of operations / back-office activities
• Demonstrating the consistency of services across each country and, overall, vendor satisfaction

Captive Lessor

This award is open to nominations for the captive finance houses of any commercial asset or vehicle producer. This award recognises real focus on the captive’s efforts in supporting the parent and developing solutions that are relevant. Support through all parts of the economic cycle is a critical feature and the lessor should be able to demonstrate how they use their skills to improve the products and services to assist sales and create additional value.

Judges will consider:

• Degree of finance penetration both in absolute terms and as a percentage of parent sales
• Demonstrating a commitment to support through all stages of the economic cycle and finding creative solutions to challenges (e.g., difficult markets/locations)
• Creativity in product design, implementation and in service, both to the parent and to the customer
• Evidence of the strength of the Parent/Lessor relationship showing how they work “hand in glove” to add additional value to the customer and additional value to their group.

Digital Innovation

This award is meant to recognise a policy, product or leasing related site or application that pushes the envelope on how commercial lessors relate to their customers including Servitization and Subscription models (Pay as you Go)

Judges will consider:

• The judges must understand, through a convincing narrative, about the genesis of the product or site, and about how it is new or differentiates itself from previous digital innovations.
• Evidence must be provided on how the innovation improves the customer experience, or allows an improvement on costs, speed of transaction or response and communication.
• Evidence of commercial advantage through the innovation is encouraged.
• Potential developments as well as implemented innovations qualify, e.g., regarding data quality, the use of block chain/distributed ledger technology in the areas of document and asset verification could qualify, as much as a client facing site or direct platform innovation, or an efficiency in the speed of service.

Best ‘ESG/Sustainability’ Initiative of the Year

This award is meant to recognise major initiatives undertaken by a lessor in the ESG domains, either within their company or outside

Judges will consider the existence of proven initiatives in at least two of the three ESG areas

· Environment: proven initiative to protect environment, save energy, reduction of carbon emissions …
· Social: The applicants should demonstrate a major initiative regarding diversity, inclusion, equality at work, social program
· Governance: proven initiative in terms of fight against corruption and fraud, transparency of information to the various stakeholders (clients, employees, shareholders).

Best Circular Economy Model

To qualify for this award, nominees must have implemented operational solutions covering the full value chain from collection of used equipment to remarketing

Judges will consider proven evidence of:

· An asset management Information system
· Organization and processes to source used equipment from off lease and / or trade in from existing fleets
· Refurbishment capabilities including required steps in terms of data erasure, waste management …
· Remarketing capabilities

Best Energy Transition financing program(s)

This award is meant to recognise lessors’ contribution to the financing of new assets and solutions part of the energy transition revolution

Judges will consider
· The existence of initiatives / programs re financing Energy Transition related assets and solutions: renewables, batteries, EV chargers, cooling systems, lighting, etc with concrete examples.
· The existence of initiatives / programs re financing e mobility assets: e cars, e bikes, e scooters
· The creativity of the financial solutions to address these new and not yet well-known markets
• An initiative designed to help customers achieve transition to a carbon neutral status.
• Evidence of uptake and success of the program.

Young Professional of the Year

The young professional of the year category will recognise someone under 40 years of age who in 2022 has demonstrated the depth of their talent and the breadth of their expertise in the leasing and asset finance industry. The winner does not need to have risen to a senior position but will be someone who peers agree has had a positive impact on the leasing community, influencing not just the success of their company but also the wider industry, and is judged by the Leasing Life editorial team.

The following awards are presented to individuals and as such these will be awarded by the judging panel without prior nomination.

Industry Ambassador of the Year

This award will be given to an individual who is considered to have done more than any other to promote, develop and enhance the reputation, economic role and social status of the leasing industry in 2022

Lifetime Achievement Award

This prestigious award goes to an individual who has helped to build and to shape the international leasing industry during their career. Their contribution will have driven new developments across the industry. They will have successfully steered companies and mentored colleagues through challenges and taken strategic leadership within their organization and the leasing community. They will be a top influencer among their leasing peers, and with the wider business community. The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes talent, tenacity, experience and commitment.

How to submit your nominations:

1. Download and complete the Entry Form.
2. Please send the completed Entry Form to hera.hussain@arena-international.com by 5pm GMT on 17th October 2022.
A copy of the Awards Information Pack with submission rules can be found here.

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Your health and safety come first, which is why we are strictly adhering to the latest guidance from the World Health Organization, Catalan Government, and our Venues to ensure measures that will safeguard our guests, the industry, and the larger community.

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