Plan to attend ELFA Convention sessions on these three trending topics with The Alta Group’s Paul Bent, Diane Croessmann, Andrew Mesches and Patricia Voorhees in Washington, D.C.. The fraud session will even include role play based on real-life crimes.

Got Illicit Funds? Fraud in the e-World
10:30 a.m. Mon. Oct. 28

Watch industry experts discuss real-life cases and role play crimes that have hurt the industry. Then learn methods for preventing and detecting fraud in the digital age. Panelists will be moderator Paul Bent of Alta, Zacharia Baldwin of the FBI, Dominic Liberatore of DLL, Andrew Mesches of Alta and Moorari Shah of Buckley LLP.

“We will focus on many of the traditional types of fraud that are still raising red flags and newer techniques being encountered in today’s e-world – some of which you may know, others that you may not know, but should,” Bent explains.

Optimizing Managed Solutions & Other Vendor Programs
in Periods of Rapid Transformation
11 a.m. Tues. Oct. 29

Learn about evolving requirements for vendor finance programs from original equipment manufacturers (OEM), funders and niche services. Diane Croessmann of Alta will be moderator of the panel, which will include James Cress of Stryker Flex Financial, Jon Fales of VAR Technology Finance and Bryce Ray of MedOne Group.

“Vendor programs provide tremendous value to banks, manufacturers and end users. However, during periods of rapid transformation, these programs can get out of sync with the demands of the market. Being prepared to deal with change is the difference between being irrelevant versus opening the door to new opportunities,” Croessmann notes.


Sustainability in Equipment Finance – New Business Models,
Technologies, and Supporting Capital Markets

3 p.m. Tues. Oct. 29

Explore the ins and outs of creating financing solutions for sustainable business models in energy, technology and other sectors. Patricia Voorhees of Alta will serve as moderator for the panel, which will include Cassandra John of Sif Capital Advisors, Steve Riggs of DLL, Jeffrey Rogers of LiftForward and Jake Wachman of SunPower.

“In many ways the asset management focus in equipment finance puts the industry ahead of the curve in the push for sustainable finance solutions,” Voorhees says. “The vendor focus on delivering managed solutions is dovetailing with increased user demand for usage based, and sustainably minded, equipment solutions.”