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November 18, 2022updated 21 Nov 2022 12:24am

Leasing Life Conference 2022: in pictures

By Alejandro Gonzalez

Leasing Life’s 19th yearly conference was held in Paris on 15 November as the business community looked to get back on its feet in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Although the pandemic appears to be, hopefully, behind the leasing sector, the leasing community is still dealing with its after-effects, such as supply-chain disruptions, continuing economic uncertainty, and hybrid working-from-home practices. War on the edge of Europe, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is another recent complication.

And many of the challenges and questions that pre-date Covid are also still with us: How do we harness technological change? How do we manage risk? How to understand the customer better? How do we help our clients manage net zero? Will government play a role in the clean energy transition? Where is inflation likely to be in 3 months or 6 months?

Europe’s top leasing experts gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris for the Leasing Life Conference 2022 to make sense of some of these issues with keynote talks and panel discussions in four sessions.

SESSION ONE: WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR THE LEASING INDUSTRY IN THE FACE OF ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY?

Chair: Alejandro Gonzalez, Editor, Leasing Life

Odile de Saivre, CEO, Societe Generale Equipment Finance

Blaise Thomson, Technical Director of Alfa iQ, CEO of Bitfount

Pascal Layan, Deputy CEO, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist, BNP Paribas

Florence Roussel Pollet, Chief Commercial Officer, Societe Generale Equipment Finance

Odile de Saivre, CEO, Societe Generale Equipment Finance
Blaise Thomson, Technical Director of Alfa iQ, CEO of Bitfount
Pascal Layan, Deputy CEO, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions
Florence Roussel Pollet, Chief Commercial Officer, Societe Generale Equipment Finance with Pascal and William

SESSION TWO: WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY LOOK LIKE FOR THE INDUSTRY?

Chair: Tim Chapman, Managing Director, Hickman Shearer

Benjamin Blume, Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG

Carmen Ene, CEO 3stepIT and BNP Paribas 3 Step IT

Marije Rhebergen, Global Head of Sustainability, DLL

Charles Garity, Senior Vice President, International Asset Manager, CSI Leasing

Patrick Perquy, Sales Director Vendor International, PEAC Finance

Matthias Grossman, CEO of Commercial Finance, Siemens Financial Services

Marije Rhebergen, Global Head of Sustainability, DLL
Chair: Tim Chapman, Managing Director, Hickman Shearer
Charles Garity, Senior Vice President, International Asset Manager, CSI Leasing
Patrick Perquy, Sales Director Vendor International, PEAC Finance
Matthias Grossman, CEO of Commercial Finance, Siemens Financial Services

SESSION THREE: WHAT ARE THE NEW DIGITAL INNOVATIONS FOR 2023?

Chair: Patrick Gouin, Executive Director, Invigors Emea

Thomas Nokin, Founder & CEO, Basikon

Frédéric Le Verdier, President, Solfiz

Robert Taylor, UK Country Manager, LTi Technology Solutions

Martin de Heus, EMEA Director, Enterprise and Corporate Solutions, Moxo

Stephen McLernon, Commercial Director SFP Digital Audit, Sopra Banking Software

Eva Kellershof, Client Partner Otoz Mobility

Stefano Olgiati, Director, LeaseTech

Chair: Patrick Gouin, Executive Director, Invigors EMEA
Martin de Heus, EMEA Director, Enterprise and Corporate Solutions, Moxo

Thomas Nokin, Founder & CEO, Basikon and Frédéric Le Verdier, President, Solfiz
Stephen McLernon, Commercial Director SFP Digital Audit, Sopra Banking Software
Eva Kellershof, Client Partner Otoz Mobility
Stefano Olgiati, Director, LeaseTech
Robert Taylor, UK Country Manager, LTi Technology Solutions

SESSION FOUR: WHAT ARE THE FUTURE TRENDS AND DISRUPTORS FOR THE LEASING INDUSTRY?

Chair: Andrew Denton, CEO, Alfa

Matthias Grossman, CEO of Commercial Finance, Siemens Financial Services

Katrin Herrling, CEO and Co-Founder, Funding Xchange

Florence Roussel Pollet, Chief Commercial Officer, Societe Generale Equipment Finance

Blaise Thomson, Technical Director of Alfa iQ, CEO of Bitfount

Pascal Layan, Deputy CEO, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Chair: Andrew Denton, CEO, Alfa
Katrin Herrling, CEO and Co-Founder, Funding Xchange
Robert Taylor, UK Country Manager, LTi Technology Solutions

Panel joined by Pascal Layan, Deputy CEO, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and Florence Roussel Pollet, Chief Commercial Officer, Societe Generale Equipment Finance

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