FIFTH ANNUAL GLOBAL LEASING FORUM
November 27 – 29, 2018
Organized by Tianjin NFMedia, Ltd. and Amembal & Halladay
Amembal & Halladay, together with Tianjin NFMedia, Ltd. are pleased to present the Fifth Annual Global Leasing Forum, being held in Tianjin, China, November 27 – 29, 2018.
Why China: Within the last few years, China has soared to become the second largest leasing economy in the world. This has been achieved in spite of the very low penetration rate of 4%, compared to approximately 20% in the U.S.A. and in most western European countries. Soon, China will undoubtedly become the leading leasing economy in the world.
Why the Forum: A number of international leasing companies prudently entered the Chinese market many years ago; many more will strive to do so, given the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead. On the other hand, Chinese leasing companies need to integrate with the globalized economy. Notwithstanding the exponential growth, the Chinese leasing industry has much to learn from the strategies, the product innovation, and the “lessons learned” by mature leasing economies.
Hence, the conference is being held with the dual objective of providing international lessors with an insight into the Chinese leasing market; and, enabling Chinese leasing companies to benefit from the wisdom that caused leasing to grow in markets that, decades ago, were once “emerging”. Networking will lead to business opportunities for both the Chinese as well as the overseas leasing companies.
The 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Forums were each attended by close to 350 lessors, government officials, bankers, service providers, students, and the media!
The Speakers: From the Chinese side, the speakers will include prominent leasing company executives and supportive governmental representatives. From the international side, the speakers will be drawn from senior executives from leading leasing companies and others who have played a vital role in leasing’s international growth. They are:
- Nathan (Nate) Gibbons: Chief Operating Officer, Innovation Finance, U.S.A.
- Dave Schaefer: Chairman, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association / CEO, Orion First Financial, U.S.A.
- Jud Snyder: Chairman Elect, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association / President & CEO, BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company, U.S.A.
Who Should Attend: The conference will primarily be geared to attract a large number of senior Chinese leasing executives eager to learn and pursue business opportunities. Vendors, service providers and government officials from China will also be in attendance. Hence, senior leasing professionals from outside of China seeking to avail of opportunities in the Chinese leasing industry are urged to attend.
Conference Agenda: To be announced