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Business Development Opportunities

Leasing is a relationship business. ELA provides opportunities to form and cement the relationships with peers that you can trust. While all our conferences and programs feature plenty of networking time in a relaxed and friendly environment, some are really all about business development.

Annual Convention - This is the premier event for the leasing industry. Each autumn the ELA Annual Convention commands the attendance of more than 1300 leasing professionals and the registration list reads like a "Who's Who" of the equipment leasing industry. The high-profile Convention offers unmatched networking opportunities and educational sessions. Recent keynote speakers include Rudy Giuliani, Colin Powell and numerous business luminaries.

National Funding Exhibition - Held in Chicago every Spring, this unique ELA event is the largest gathering of funding sources catering to the leasing industry. The widely respected, highly popular forum brings lessors and funding sources together for one chief reason-to do business in an optimum atmosphere of confidentiality and unrivaled access.

Large Ticket Conference - This conference features sessions that address the state of the global economy, effectively using technology for marketing, the latest trends in deal structures, and where the best opportunities in foreign and domestic markets lie. It is also an exceptional opportunity for large ticket lessors to network.

IMN/ELA Investors Conference - This annual gathering of lessors, rating agency executives and investors from a variety of public and private institutions is designed to inform all parties about funding and investment opportunities and methods in the equipment leasing and finance industry. It is a chance for lessors to explain their business to, and establish relationships with, interested investors.


"As a small independent, the contacts I have made through ELA have been invaluable. ...They have led to long relationships with others in the industry that I can rely on for advice and feedback to help run my business."

—Deborah J. Monosson,
Boston Financial & Equity Corp.

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