ELFA - Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

01/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/12/2021 06:02

ELFA Announces Event Lineup for January through April 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - Today the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced a diverse lineup of events scheduled for January through April of 2021. The events will cover a broad range of topics and formats, and each will provide a forum for equipment finance industry professionals to network, stay on top of critical industry trends and build their businesses and careers.

'We are excited to roll out a new series of specialized events for ELFA members in the first third of 2021,' said ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta. 'Due to the ongoing pandemic, these activities will be held virtually using state-of-the-art technology to maximize attendee engagement. We encourage all ELFA members to participate in these events to stay connected to the colleagues and issues important to you and our industry in the year ahead. Please stay tuned for announcements about additional 2021 events, to come later in the year!'

ELFA announced the following events for January through April:

  • ELFA New Year Happy Hour, Jan. 21, 5-6pm ET - Celebrate the new year and network with the ELFA membership on a virtual platform built to simulate a live venue. Sponsorship opportunities are available in support of the Capital Area Food Bank. Details at
  • ELFA Equipment Management LIVE!, Feb. 23-24 - Equipment managers, appraisers and remarketers will participate in educational sessions, networking opportunities and a multimedia exhibition featuring leasing appraisers, remarketers, auctioneers and others. Details at
  • 20th Annual IMN/ELFA Investors Conference, March 11 - This event focuses on educating investors and equipment finance companies about the latest industry trends and developments. Topics include the outlook for the year ahead, structural and legal challenges, risk management and capital markets. Details coming soon at
  • Executive RoundtableLIVE!, April 6 - This event is held exclusively for top executives within ELFA member companies. Focused on the theme 'The Future of Work,' leaders will hear from experts on business strategy in uncertain environments and discuss innovation strategies to craft a tailored, forward-thinking approach to sustainable growth. Details coming soon at
  • Principles of Equipment Leasing and Finance Workshop, April 13-15 - There is no substitute for preparation and this workshop provides the skills and knowledge needed to compete effectively in the marketplace. Details at
  • Women's Leadership Forum, April 20 - This interactive event is focused on leadership development for women at all stages of an equipment finance career. Hear from dynamic speakers, build your professional network and gain inspiration and tools to move forward and thrive. Hosted by the ELFA Women's Council. Details coming soon at
  • Emerging Talent Networking Event, April 27 - Mix, mingle and make connections with industry colleagues on a virtual platform built to simulate a live venue. Hosted by the ELFA Emerging Talent Advisory Council. Details at

Additional Events

ELFA will hold additional conferences from May through December 2021. Watch for details to come about these events. Watch for details to come about these events at

  • Legal Forum
  • Credit & Collections Management Conference
  • Best Practices Roundtables: Bank, Captive & Vendor Finance, Independent, Small Ticket and more
  • Capitol Connections
  • Emergence2021
  • National Funding Conference
  • Lease and Finance Accountants Conference
  • Operations & Technology Conference
  • ELFA 60th Annual Convention

Web Seminars

ELFA will present the following webinars in 2021. Watch for details at

  • Wednesday Webinars - ELFA will host a series of Wednesday Webinars on a wide range of hot topics. Starting in January, we will look at current and future tax law considerations and their effect on existing leasing portfolios and new leasing transactions. Next, join the Equality Committee in February for a discussion on allyship and biases, and what you can do as an ally to support your fellow colleagues when they need it the most.
  • Summer Software Webinars - New in Summer 2021, ELFA will offer a special series of webinars hosted by software companies.

About ELFA

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the nearly $1 trillion equipment finance sector, which includes financial services companies and manufacturers engaged in financing capital goods. ELFA members are the driving force behind the growth in the commercial equipment finance market and contribute to capital formation in the U.S. and abroad. Its 575 members include independent and captive leasing and finance companies, banks, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as manufacturers and service providers. For more information, please visit