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Leasing Life Conference & Awards 2015 Headline Sponsor – CHP Consulting

Venue Corinthia Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Date 03 December 2015

Following the success of the 2014 Leasing Life conference in Warsaw in November 2014, work is underway to ensure the Leasing Life conference in 2015 is a suitable successor to what has become the asset finance and leasing industry’s signature event.

This year, Timetric are hosting the conference at the internationally renowned five star Corinthia Hotel in Hungarian capital Budapest on the 3rd December, 2015.

A short flight from any part of the EU, to one of the historical trade centres and gateway capitals of Europe, the conference promises to be an ideal setting for the industry to come together to discuss its progress at the turning point of this decade; to consider its strategic role in the recovery of European economies; and to prepare for future challenges affecting its particular place in the financial world.


To book your place at the event please
contact Carlo Mancini:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3096 2582 or


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Full Conference and
awards dinner
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and Cancellation
We reserve the right to change event
details if necessary, although we will endeavor to keep all changes to a
minimum. We will inform you as soon as possible of important changes, for
example name or date changes.

may be made in writing at any time and will incur no penalty fee. Cancellations
without a substitute delegate received a month prior to the event will be
subject to a 20% cancellation charge. Delegates canceling after this date
without a substitute delegate will be required to pay the full fee and no
refund will be made. Cancellations must be received in writing or via email and
will not be accepted over the phone.

We reserve the right to cancel the event by reason of
Force Majeure, included but not limited to fire, flood, extreme weather
conditions, acts of war or violence, malicious damage, explosion, earthquake,
strike, civil disturbances, political unrest, riot, labour dispute, power cuts
or any other extraneous variable beyond FNP’s control.

to standard delegate rate

Corinthia Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

This year’s Leasing Life Conference & Awards sees us travelling to Budapest, with the event being run in the historic Corinthia Hotel.

The hotel opened its doors in 1896, and has had a colourful history bringing us up to the present day, including a painstaking restoration of the property to make it one of the cities most iconic hotels, re-opening in 2004. The property is well located for the cities attractions, including the UNESCO world heritage site Andrássy Avenue, the Hungarian state opera house and many of the city’s world-famous spas.

This is also a perfect time of year to extend your stay in Budapest, and we have arranged for our preferential room rate to be extended over the weekend for those who wish to take advantage. Bedrooms are available at a rate of €120 (€140 double occupancy), and this rate includes breakfast. Please download, fill in and return this form to the hotel to guarantee your place.

Accommodation booking form.pdf


Title Partner & Exclusive Leasing Life Awards Partner

CHP Consulting

CHP Consulting is a global supplier of asset and motor finance software and consultancy services, with an exceptional project delivery record. ALFA Systems, our class-leading software solution, delivers proven functionality using the latest technology standards. Delivered using a robust project implementation methodology, ALFA is used by leading asset finance businesses for full-lifecycle management of portfolios ranging from the most complex structured loans to high-volume flow transactions, in any country, language and currency.

CHP has offices in London, Paris, Detroit and Sydney. For more information, visit


Gold Partner

Societe Generale Equipment Finance

Societe Generale Equipment Finance is a worldwide leader and long term partner for international equipment manufacturers and distributors. We operate in 37 countries – 25 with direct local presence. We have a profound industry, product and asset knowledge, particularly in the transportation, industrial equipment and high tech markets. Thanks to our local presence and to the expertise of our 2,900 multicultural employees, we offer an innovative and attractive range of tailor-made products and services to support the growth and development of our vendors and our customers.Our goal is to become the reference for vendors and clients around the world – through consistent customer focus, innovation and professionalism.Building Team Spirit Together.


CISCO Capital

Cisco Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems. We specialise in providing innovative financing solutions for Cisco’s customers globally. We deliver financing solutions designed to support our customers’ business goals and technology needs, both now and in the future. Cisco Capital is uniquely positioned to provide the most competitive and flexible financing to acquire Cisco technologies.


De Lage Landen

De Lage Landen, a fully owned subsidiary of Rabobank Group, specializes in asset-based financing programs for equipment manufacturers, dealers and distributors all over the world. Our programs cover our customers’ total distribution chain, as well as the entire lease lifecycle. We offer customers a single source for leasing, administration, risk and asset management solutions. De Lage Landen’s diversified solutions include car leasing in the European market and consumer finance and factoring in the Dutch home market.


Nordea Finance

Nordea Finance is the leading finance company in the Nordic and Baltic region and number eight in the European ranking (Leaseurope 2012). Our knowledge of the local markets and key industries makes us a valuable partner for international vendors looking for solutions to enhance their sales and profitability. Nordea Bank has 600000 corporate customers and we work in close cooperation to support local SMEs. We are committed to building long-lasting relationships and to provide customers with solutions to finance investments, improve cash flow, save costs and increase sales.We develop our services to make doing business with us easy. Nordea Finance has 1 100 employees to support our customers and enable them to create success in their business.


Badge and Lanyard Partner

VIP Apps Consulting

VIP Apps Consulting provides management consulting, business process management and IT consultancy services for the Leasing and Finance industry. Our consultants leverage their extensive experience in leasing organisations and Business/IT consulting to successfully deliver business transformation projects, including business process re-engineering and/or leasing system implementations. Using our unique AMOBI methodology, utilising the best of Six Sigma/Lean and Customer Journey mapping concepts, we’ll assess how your strategy, people, processes and systems are all working together to identify and implement tangible improvements towards Operational Excellence and IT Simplification business objectives. VIP will help you optimise your back office and embrace disruptive technologies.


Bronze Partner

Five Arrows Outsourcing Solutions

Five Arrows Outsourcing Solutions is a Business Process Outsourcer, to the Asset Finance and Leasing Sectors covering the UK and Europe, offering portfolio administration services including contract boarding, customers services, arrears management and reporting. We provide a client branded service, holding an “Above Average” rating from Standard and Poor’s together with ISO 9001:2008 and BCMS quality standards. A division of the Five Arrow’s Leasing Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Rothschild Group; our business has a proven track record and is able to manage opportunities ranging from portfolio run outs to captives and standby servicer roles.


Event Partner


Sponsorship Opportunities
Gain worldwide exposure and meet your marketing objectives by sponsoring one of our high profile financial industry events.
Timetric provide the perfect platform to target industry leaders and influencers and showcase your products and services in an exclusive forum. Our events will allow you to ensure maximum return on investment and the opportunity to assert yourself as a leader within your industry.
We offer a wide range of sponsorship packages from the exclusive platinum package, to exhibitor, networking function, reports and awards sponsorship options.
Ray Giddings T. +44 (0) 203 096 2585


Great America

Commercial Finance is one of our key practices with 15+ years of deep domain expertise and a broad portfolio of core enterprise, software and industry-specific specialized services. Genpact’s experience in commercial leasing and lending spans the globe and a wide range of industries, from healthcare to energy, construction, manufacturing, transportation, franchise finance, heavy equipment, aircraft and real estate. We build strategic, end-to-end partnerships with our clients to transform their service offerings in ways that control costs while significantly increasing customer loyalty. Genpact provides $60+mm of SG&A savings per year; servicing over $200b assets and serving a marquee customer base that includes some of the largest leasing and asset based lending companies in the world.


Documentation Partner


Great American Lease & Loan Insurance Services is a recognised leader in providing insurance products to commercial equipment lessors, lenders and manufacturers, and vehicle finance markets in Europe. Our insurance solutions are designed to enhance your product range, deliver an additional revenue source to your business and provide asset protection. Our successful pan-European programmes deliver consistent and flexible multi-lingual insurance solutions across multiple territories. Lease & Loan Insurance Services has been providing insurance programmes to major financial institutions in Europe since 1991. We are part of the Great American Insurance Group whose roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship Great American Insurance Company which has received an “A” (Excellent) rating or higher from A.M. Best Companyfor over 100 years.


Lunch Partner

BNP Paribas

EPOKA A/S is an end-of-life distributor of enterprise server, storage, & networking hardware. EPOKA offers customers a broad range of products and services to extend their hardware lifecycles, thereby both reducing total cost of ownership and raising ROI on mission critical IT assets. Headquartered in Denmark with offices in Russia, Dubai, and Mexico; EPOKA has serviced customers in over 90 countries across 6 different continents since its inception in 1991. Our extensive range of blue chip brands extends from enterprise servers, mainframes, NAS and SAN solutions to best-of- breed networking equipment.


Table Host

Deutsche Leasing

Within the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is specialised in leasing and rental solutions for professional equipment, offered either directly to businesses or through its main partners: manufacturers, publishers and their distribution channels.With almost €28.8 billion of outstanding under management, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is a European leader in equipment finance with a wide-ranging offer, extending from leasing arrangements to long term rental solutions and IT asset management contracts.As a business enabler, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions provides value-added solutions to its clients and partners, and its 2,800 employees are strongly committed to deliver a high standard quality of service, based on 5 commitments: expertise, simplicity, responsiveness, innovation, responsibility


Bluestone Leasing

Deutsche Leasing Group (DL) is a solution-oriented asset finance partner for German medium-sized companies. In this role, it offers a broad range of investment-related financing solutions (asset finance) as well as supplementary services (asset services). Within the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, DL pursues a holistic advisory approach which reflects comprehensive know-how in relation to its customers’ industries and business models. Since 1993, through its internationalisation strategy Deutsche Leasing has followed its German clients and partners into their core European export markets, as well as to China, the USA, Canada and Brazil. All in all, DL’s international network comprises 22 countries aside from Germany.


Table Host

Renassance Asset Finance

Bluestone Leasing is the leading provider of asset finance solutions to UK private and public sector organisations. Since 1996, we have provided our channel partners with the most sophisticated sales aid finance package, under our Attain programme,whilst our customers benefit from access to the largest funding panel in the industry. Both value our proactive, service-led approach and we are recognised for making finance simple and easy to engage with. Supporting a broad range of assets, we specialise in technology assets whilst our Interiors Division is the leading specialist in turnkey funding for Furniture/fit out projects in the UK.


Table Host

3 Step IT

Renaissance Asset Finance (RAF) was set up by Hugh Sigrist in May 2014. He teamed up with The Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME), who provided the initial £35M line required to launch Renaissance.RAF far exceeded original forecasts in their first year, lending just under £50M. RAFs model is distinctly different from most of the new lenders entering the market, who are trying to run a business on a centralised basis. RAF visit all their clients in the field, so they fully understand their business and can find the best financial solutions for them. Having such an experienced team of ‘real’ industry experts, really sets RAF aside.



3 Step IT is an IT services business that provides finance, lifecycle management and disposal solutions. We help customers to manage the financing, use and replacement of IT equipment in a transparent, cost-effective and sustainable way. We can offer a one-stop-shop solution for leasing, renewing and responsible disposal of IT assets. We are also a reseller of refurbished computers and mobile devices. 3 Step IT was founded in Finland in 1997. We currently have subsidiaries in 11 countries


Bronze Partner


International Decision Systems, Inc. (IDS) is the leading global provider of software and solutions for the equipment and asset finance industry. As the most trusted software provider, IDS has a proven track record of serving more than 250 customers in over 30 countries around the world. IDS Solutions are powerful and functionally-rich, yet flexible to meet each organization’s business needs. Customers appreciate being part of a large, global user community supported by the strongest platform and most experienced software provider in asset finance. Headquartered in the United States, the company also has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore and India.


Table Host


Syscap has been providing tailored finance solutions to businesses for over 25 years. We can arrange finance for a range of asset investments including IT hardware and software, plant equipment, specialist machinery, refurbishments and more to help you acquire the assets that you need today, and spread the cost over time. We believe in a consultative approach and work with a panel of funders to ensure that we can provide businesses with the right finance solution for their individual business needs. Syscap have supported over 21,000 customers since inception and provided over £2 billion of funding. Recently acquired by the Wesleyan group, we are now better able than ever to meet any company’s funding requirements.


Table Host

Stephenson Harwood

SQN Capital Management is an international multi-strategy investment manager with a focus on equipment leasing and asset finance. By targeting financing opportunities for business-essential assets and equipment in the £1mm to £20mm range, SQN strives to provide regular income, downside protection, and capital appreciation for its broad range of investors which include multi-asset managers, pension funds, institution income funds, private wealth managers, insurance companies, and retail investors.

Bronze Partner

Stephenson Harwood is a law firm of over 130 partners and 700 staff worldwide. Our headquarters are in London, with nine offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In addition we have forged close ties with other high quality law firms. Our highly experienced and pragmatic equipment finance team has a deep commercial understanding of the market and underlying risks, working both in the UK and cross-border. We build long lasting relationships with a wide range of clients and are able to help structure transactions to be efficient, to resolve issues effectively and make the most complex arrangements work.


The tenth Leasing Life European Awards 2015 will take place on 3rd December at the Corinthia Hotel, Budapest, Hungary.

Exclusively sponsored by CHP Consulting, the leading supplier of software solutions and consultancy services to top asset finance organisations worldwide, the awards recognise the achievements of the European asset finance industry in 2015.

This year companies can nominate in 11 categories including three categories which awarded to individuals, and these will be awarded by the judging panel without prior nomination. Details of this year’s categories can be found on the tab above.

  • Submissions can be made either on behalf of your own company or in recognition of a colleague or partner firm.
  • Nominees should follow these simply guidelines to ensure their submission has the best chance of winning.
  • Send your completed nomination to


Be open about your achievements – Information on submissions labelled CONFIDENTIAL will only be shown to members of the judging panel so please be open about successes. At the same time, even where financial information is in the public domain, please include it to provide a full picture of performance.

Support your opinions with facts – When judges compare companies on various criteria, a company which can quote data on customer satisfaction will be given precedence over one which claims “market-leading service quality” without evidence.

Be concise – Bullet points and short paragraphs supported by a couple of charts or graphs are better than long-winded presentations. Full nominations should be kept to a maximum of 1,200 words.

What makes you unique – In every category, we are looking for companies that stand out from the crowd. When you list the things you do well, don’t forget to emphasise where you feel you are unique among your competitors, or where you do things differently from the rest of the industry.

Follow the guidelines – While you are invited to raise any point you feel strengthens your nomination, we recommend clearly and directly addressing each point listed in the category criteria (see the link at the top of the page) – this allows judges to easily compare like with like, and will make sure there are no areas in which your nomination has nothing to say for itself.

Keep it current – Remember that in almost all categories, the award title contains the words “of the year”. For maximum impact, please refer to developments made and performance achieved in the last 12 months. While a record of success won’t hurt a nomination, it is the most recent activity that will win awards for nominees.

Whilst we recommend you to try to submit against as many of the criteria as possible, we appreciate that for some companies this may not be possible.  The more you can respond against the stronger your application will be, but we would like to highlight that submitting against all criteria is not mandatory.   Should you require further guidance on this please contact Victoria.pennell – Good luck in your submissions!

Award Categories

Broker of the year
This award acknowledges the tenacity and talent of the brokers which have helped in furthering Europe’s most established leasing and asset finance markets. To be named first in this category is to be recognised as top-flight in a field that has been thinned by an unforgiving market. Nominees of all sizes beyond one-person businesses will be considered.

Asset finance legal provider of the year
This award will recognise a legal services provider of any size that is deemed to transact a significant proportion of its business in the asset finance industry.

SME champion
This hotly contested award will be given to a company of any size which has quantifiably improved the levels of funding, service and advice presented to small business customers, thus showing a willingness to embrace and manage the risks involved in commitment to the SME sector.

Green Finance Transaction of the Year
This award recognises the work the lender has done in the advancement of green leasing, working with or without government subsidies across Europe and across green asset classes.
Information required for the judges (but not for public disclosure) would include most significant single transaction involving a ‘green’
asset (PV, wind farms, EV or ultra-low emission fleets etc.) in 2015, or to have funded the greatest proportion of “green” deals relative to
total new business in 2015.
All sectors of green leasing are considered as worthy detail, whether its detail as part of the recycling and waste disposal, to green
emissions, innovative tech or green infrastructure funding.

Product & service innovation of the year
With the development of additional services and supplementary products becoming more and more important in securing deals, developing client relationships and protecting end-users, this award recognises the innovative steps lenders are taking to enhance their financing products through provision of additional services.

External Investment Award
With the continued advancement of the asset finance market in the eyes of external investors, this new award addresses how and why investors are choosing the leasing industry as a growth market to seed capital for great returns. The Award is designed to promote the engagement of the leasing market with external capital as the market strives to grow its turnover and profit. Open to all lenders great and small, this category rewards leasing businesses who have attracted fresh capital through persuasive evidencing of successful results and smart strategizing for future growth.

Vendor finance provider of the year
This award uses similar criteria to the European lessor of the year category, but is focused on companies whose principle distribution channel is through equipment vendors

European lessor of the year
The big one. To qualify for this award, nominees must have businesses across at least two of Europe’s major five economies, and write at least €500 million worth of new business annually.

Young professional of the year
In its fourth year, the young professional of the year category will recognise someone under 40 years of age who in 2015 has demonstrated the depth of their talent and the breadth of their expertise in the leasing and asset finance industry. The winner does not need to have risen to a senior position, but will be someone who peers agree has had a positive impact on the leasing community, influencing not just the success of their company but also the wider industry.

The Leasing Foundation presents: Industry ambassador of the year
In its fourth year, this award is judged by the board of the Leasing Foundation and will be given to an individual who is considered to have done more than any other to promote, develop and enhance the reputation, economic role and social status of the leasing industry in 2015.

Lifetime Achievement
This prestigious award goes to an individual who has helped to build and to shape the international leasing industry during the course of their career. Their contribution will have driven new developments across the industry. They will have successfully steered companies and mentored colleagues through challenges, and taken strategic leadership within their organization and the leasing community as a whole. They will be a top influencer among their leasing peers, and with the wider business community. The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes talent, tenacity, experience and commitment.

Awards Winners 2015
Winners of the 2015 Awards were announced live at the Leasing Life Awards in Budapest on 3 December.

Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year 2015
Stephenson Harwood

Broker of the Year 2015
Bluestone Leasing

European Lessor of the Year 2015
Societe Generale

Green Finance Transaction of the Year 2015

Product & Service Innovation of the Year 2015
Bluestone Leasing

SME Champion: Europe 2015
Societe Generale

SME Champion: UK 2015

Vendor Finance Provider of the Year 2015
Societe Generale

External Investment Award 2015
SQN Capital Management

Young Professional 2015
Sam Dring

Industry Ambassador 2015
Mike Randall

Lifetime Achievement 2015
Bill Stephenson

Awards Winners 2015
Winners of the 2015 Awards were announced live at the Leasing Life Awards in Budapest on 3 December.

Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year 2015
Stephenson Harwood

Broker of the Year 2015
Bluestone Leasing

European Lessor of the Year 2015
Societe Generale

Green Finance Transaction of the Year 2015

Product & Service Innovation of the Year 2015
Bluestone Leasing

SME Champion: Europe 2015
Societe Generale

SME Champion: UK 2015

Vendor Finance Provider of the Year 2015
Societe Generale

External Investment Award 2015
SQN Capital Management

Young Professional 2015
Sam Dring

Industry Ambassador 2015
Mike Randall

Lifetime Achievement 2015
Bill Stephenson

Leasing Life’s 2015 agenda covers the latest developments and hottest topics facing the industry. Inspirational keynote presentations, practical case studies and interactive Q&A sessions are structured to maximise participant engagement and promote opportunities for future collaboration across sectors and regions.


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