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ELFA Releases Updated 2021 Event Lineup

June 01, 2021, 07:18 AM

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association released an updated calendar of events for the remainder of 2021. The diverse event lineup will cover a broad range of topics and formats and provide a forum for equipment finance industry professionals to network, stay on top of critical industry trends and build their businesses and careers. Each event will be held virtually, with the exception of the 60th ELFA Annual Convention, which will be a hybrid event, allowing for in-person or virtual attendance. The calendar is available here.

Full-Day Conferences

  • Credit & Collections Management LIVE!, June 7-8 – Credit and collections professionals will discuss hot topics and emerging issues focused on “Managing Risk in a New World.” Topics will include the economy, alternative financing, human capital, legal & regulatory issues, bankruptcy and more. Plus: Network & visit the exhibit hall.
  • Emergence2021 LIVE!, July 14 – Aspiring leaders across equipment finance will gather at this leadership development event focused on the theme “Look to the Future.” If you have the desire to lead, grow and make a positive impact, this event is for you! Hear from keynote speakers and network with other emerging talent.
  • Operations & Technology Conference & Exhibition LIVE!, Sept. 14 – As the premier event for operations & technology professionals, this conference will provide direction and support for equipment finance companies using technology to improve business processes, enhance customer satisfaction and increase operational effectiveness, centered on the theme “The Future of Work.”
  • Lease and Finance Accountants Conference & Exhibition LIVE!, Sept. 14 – Accountants and those responsible for financial reporting will discuss a wide range of topics from basic lease accounting for the newly-hired accountant to complex and emerging accounting issues and their impact on business practices. Plus: The latest on the accounting standards.
  • 60th ELFA Annual Convention, Oct. 24-26, San Antonio, Texas – At this milestone event, industry leaders will reunite, reconnect and exchange best practices for innovating, winning business and leading in an age of rapid change. Attend this hybrid event in-person or virtually. Save the date: Registration will open in late June.

Note: The 30th Annual National Funding Conference, originally scheduled for September 2021 in Chicago, has been postponed until 2022.

Two-Hour Roundtables

  • Small Ticket Best Practices Roundtable, June 3, 1-3 p.m. ET – Are you thinking about automating your application process? Or looking to take an existing automation process to the next level? Join the Small Ticket Business Council to discuss the realities of implementing automation utilizing APIs, web portals and documents of all kinds.
  • Captive and Vendor Finance Best Practices Roundtable, June 17, 1-3 p.m. ET – Looking for a creative way to recover and thrive in a post-pandemic world? Find out what’s new with consumption-based leasing and how to position your business to win as you recover from the pandemic. Join the Captive and Vendor Finance Business Council for a lively discussion.
  • Innovation Roundtable, Aug 26 and Nov. 18, 1-3 p.m. ET– Engage with TomorrowZone CEO & Founder Deborah Reuben and senior leaders from ELFA’s Technology Innovation Working Group in a facilitated open forum on the people, process and technology sides of innovating in this new world.

One-Hour Webinars

  • Summer Software Series Webinar – Northteq Presents Vendor Financing: Research Based Digital Experience, June 16, 1-2 p.m. ET
  • Service Provider BCSC Presents: The Future of Remote Work, June 23, 1-2 p.m. ET
  • Service Provider BCSC Presents: Technology & Digitalization, July 28, 1-2 p.m. ET
  • Reaching Your Customer in a Digital World, Aug. 19, 1-2 p.m. ET
  • Credit Managers Survey, Aug. 25, 1-2 p.m. ET
  • Collections Managers Survey, Sept. 1, 1-2 p.m. ET

One-Hour Networking Events

  • Virtual Emerging Talent Networking Event, July 14, 5:15-6:15 p.m. ET
  • Virtual Emerging Talent Networking Event, Sept. 13, 6-7 p.m. ET

Plus, don’t miss the Virtual Principles of Equipment Leasing and Finance Workshop, September 21-23.

Visit the calendar of upcoming events at

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