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Annual Asset Finance Conference 2017

09:00 Registration and coffee

10.00 Chairman’s introduction

10.10 FLA update
Stephen Sklaroff, FLA

10.30 Political landscape
Estelle McCartney, Instinctif
• An overview of the current political landscape
• Likely themes of the new Government and impact on the financial services sector
• Who, and what, to watch out for including Brexit

11.00 Digital disruption: panel discussion
Richard Ryan, Invigors
Peter Alderson, LDF
James Lovett, Funding Circle
• How digital might disrupt the asset finance market
• The risks to the asset finance market
• What member firms should do to prepare
• How can member firms do to prosper

11.45 Coffee Break

12.15 Managing risk
Simi Bains, Dun & Bradstreet
• What risks exist for the asset finance market?
• How best to mitigate risk
• Data sharing as a method to combat fraud
• D&B’s Extreme Risk Consortium and Repository (ERCR)

12.45 Supporting growth: funding manufacturing: panel discussion
Andy Robinson, Renishaw
Paul O’Donnell, MTA
Bernie Skivington, British Business Bank
• State of high-value manufacturing in the UK
• Challenges to funding new manufacturing technologies
• Address funding challenges

13.30 Lunch break

14.30 Diversity: panel discussion
Carol Roberts, Bibby Leasing
Jo Davis, Locke Lord
Emma Thomas, Siemens Financial
• Why diversity matters
• Challenges and opportunities ahead
• Best practice – diversity in action
• The work of the Leasing Foundation

15.15 Global markets
Paul Johnson-Ferguson, Invigors
• Overview of asset finance global markets
• Opportunities for FLA members
• Likely impact of global economic change

15.45 Changing your business
Tim Johns, The Change Agency
• How to think about change
• How to begin
• How do you know your organisation has changed?

16.15 Chairman’s closing remarks

16.30 Conference closes