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The 35th Annual ELFA Funding Conference: Navigating Challenges & Building Relationships

FILED IN: SPRING 2024 TRENDS IN EQUIPMENT FINANCE, EQUIPMENT LEASE FINANCE ASSOCIATION TRENDS, ASSET FINANCE, LTI TECHNOLOGY FINANCE, DIGITAL TECH, OMAHA, NE FINANCE

3 May 2024 | by Jen Martin, SVP/Chief Product Officer, LTi Technology Solutions

INTRODUCTION

As the curtains close on yet another successful Annual ELFA Funding Conference, excited to share highlights and reflections from this year’s event, which took place from April 16th to 18th in Chicago.

The energy at the conference was palpable, as industry experts, veterans, and newcomers alike converged on the bustling exhibit hall and the “ad-hoc meeting area” in the Hilton Palmer House. It was a true testament to the dynamism and resilience of our sector, with attendees eagerly seeking opportunities to connect, network, and forge new partnerships.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

One of the hallmark features of the conference was the flurry of “speed dating” type meetings that took place all around. These concise yet impactful 15-30 minute sessions provided a platform for companies to explore funding options, showcase deals, or identify strategic vendor partners to explore how to propel their businesses forward. From funding seekers to deal makers, the conversations were as diverse as they were engaging, underscoring the collaborative spirit that defines our industry.

While the challenges in certain sectors of our marketspace loomed large, this year’s conference exuded a sense of optimism and determination. Many participants leveraged the platform to capitalize on new opportunities or cultivate relationships to navigate the turbulent waters we face. Despite the headwinds encountered in Q1, the prevailing sentiment was one of unwavering positivity and resilience. It was a poignant reminder of our collective strength and adaptability in the face of adversity.

From personal discussions with fellow attendees, it was evident that while the past quarter may have presented its share of hurdles, there was a prevailing sense of optimism and determination to overcome challenges and emerge stronger. As an industry, events like the ELFA Funding Conference hosted by the ELFA serve as vital conduits for connection, collaboration, and innovation, reinvigorating and empowering all attendees to weather the storms and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.

CONCLUSION

The 35th Annual ELFA Funding Conference was fueled by the passion, expertise, and camaraderie of its participants. As we look towards the future, we’re eager to harness the insights gleaned and the connections forged to work together to propel our industry to new heights of success and prosperity.