30th Annual National Funding Conference
April 10, 2018 - April 12, 2018Swissôtel Chicago
30 Years Helping the Industry Meet Its Funding Needs
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Online scheduling is closed but you can schedule appointments on-site in Chicago. You can view or print your schedule via the button below.
Online registration is closedYou may still register on-site in Chicago.
2018 Funding Sources as of 03-22-2018
- 36th Street Capital
- Acrecent Financial
- ATEL Capital Group
- Banc of America Leasing
- Bank of the West
- Bank of Utah
- Baystone Government Finance/KS StateBank
- BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital Corp.
- BB&T Equipment Finance
- BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company
- Brean Capital, LLC
- Boston Financial & Equity Corporation
- Bridge Funding Group, Inc.
- CapitalSource, Inc.
- CG Commercial Finance
- Channel Partners Capital
- Citizens Asset Finance, Inc.
- Customers Commercial Finance, LLC
- ECS Financial Services, Inc.
- Equipment Leasing Group of America, LLC
- EverBank Commercial Finance, Inc.
- Farm Credit Leasing Services Corporation
- Fifth Third Equipment Finance Company
- First American Equipment Finance, an RBC / City National Company
- First Bank of Highland Park
- First Eagle Bank
- First Midwest Equipment Finance Co.
- Flagstar Bank
- Flushing Bank
- Fuyo General Lease (USA) Inc.
- GE Capital Markets Group
- Guidance Investments
- Hanmi Bank
- Huntington Equipment Finance
- IBERIA Corporate Asset Finance, Inc.
- Indigo Commercial Finance, LLC
- J.P. Morgan Equipment Finance
- Key Equipment Finance
- LEAF Commercial Capital Inc.
- MB Equipment Finance
- MB Financial Bank
- MB Financial Bank, Paying Agent Services
- Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (U.S.A.) Inc.
- Moody's Analytics
- Nations Equipment Finance, LLC
- Navitas Credit Corp.
- NFS Leasing, Inc.
- PNC Equipment Finance, LLC
- North Mill Equipment Finance
- Peapack Capital Corporation
- People's Capital and Leasing Corp.
- Red Bridge Capital
- Santander Bank Equipment Finance
- SCG Capital Corporation
- Securcor Financial Group
- Signature Financial
- Societe Generale Equipment Finance
- Sterling National Bank Equipment Finance Division
- Stonebriar Commercial Finance
- Sun Life Financial
- TCF Equipment Finance, a division of TCF National Bank
- Tetra Financial Group, LLC
- Tokyo Century (USA) Inc.
- Verdant Commercial Capital LLC
- VFI Corporate Finance
- Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
- Wintrust Commercial Finance
Companies like yours have been profiting from the relationships established at the ELFA National Funding Conference. You've met, talked and done business with some of the finest organizations in the equipment leasing and finance industry, and you've enjoyed excellent returns on your investments. This year's Conference continues to make it easier, more flexible and extremely affordable for Funding Sources to participate and meet with the companies that fit your funding profile.
|1st Attendee - Member Company||$795.00|
|Additional Attendee - Member||$745.00|
|Committee - Exhibiting Company||$390.00|
|Committee - Attendee||$390.00|
|Exhibitor - Additional - After 1st two people||$745.00|
|Funding and Bank RT Pkg||$595.00|
|Funding and Captive RT Pkg||$595.00|
|Funding and Independent RT Pkg||$595.00|
|NonMember Exhibitor -Additional after 1st two pple||$745.00|
|Service Provider-Additional Exhibitor||$745.00|
|Suite Only Exhibitor-Additional Exhibitor||$745.00|
|Suite with Booth Exhibitor-Additional Exhibitor||$745.00|
If you are attending the 2018 National Funding Conference, please download our mobile events app to access an up-to-date schedule and other conference resources.
To download, follow the instructions below:
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EXHIBITORS: Will you accept onsite appointments?
Contact Person Information -Very Important
Women in Leasing
BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company
Bank owned equipment finance company serving most industries.
Key Equipment Finance
As a division of KeyBank National Association, Key Equipment Finance (KEF) manages approximately $12 billion in assets and acquires $4.5 billion in equipment annually. The company has major management and operations bases in Denver, Colorado (headquarters), Albany, New York and Toronto, Canada.
Through approximately 300 financing professionals nationwide, KEF delivers a wide array of business-to-business equipment financing solutions to organizations of many sizes and types, focusing on four distinct markets:
- Businesses of all sizes in the U.S. (from small business to large corporate)
- Equipment manufacturers, distributors and value-added resellers
- Federal, provincial, state and local governments as well as other public sector organizations
- Lease advisory and syndications support for corporations looking to optimize risk and revenue
MB Equipment Finance
MB Equipment Finance is a national equipment finance and leasing company. The company is focused on providing financing directly to U.S. middle market companies seeking to finance capital equipment or refinance balloons and EBOs. Additionally, MB Equipment Finance is active in capital markets, acquiring and syndicating single investor transactions to and from institutional sources (excluding brokers). MB Equipment Finance is a subsidiary of MB Financial Bank, N.A.
MB Financial Bank
When your business is equipment financing, you see the world differently than most. Where others see obstacles, you see opportunities. We know, because at MB Financial Bank, we provide a broad range of equipment leasing and financing solutions to help serve your needs.
We offer customized paying agent solutions to increase client security and reduce paperwork. MB Paying Agent Express can save you time and effort at every step of the payment process.
MB provides efficient debt, equity and bridge financing, as well as full-service banking for independent leasing companies. Through our subsidiary, Cole Taylor Equipment Finance, we also deliver reliable and efficient financing for institutional capital markets partners, including acquisition and syndication of lease and loan transactions.
Stop by and ask us how MB Paying Agent Express can help your leasing company securely manage multiple lease payments online and in real time. And let MB share our knowledge of the equipment finance and leasing industry and our expertise in institutional financing to help you grow your business.
Visit our website at www.mbfinancial.com or contact us at (1.888.422.6562) to learn more. For over 40 years, MB Financial has been proudly serving the financing and lease funding needs of equipment leasing companies throughout the U.S. Our activities include providing: Lease Loans; Equity Loans; Working Capital Lines of Credit; Short-Term Bridge Lines of Credit; Lease Pool Financing. We are happy to announce the establishment of our new Paying Agency Express product. This product combines two major strengths of MB Financial, our Leasing group and our Treasury Management group. In addition, we provide lessors with MB’s full array of commercial banking services. We also selectively partner with leasing companies as an equity investor in leases to generate potentially higher returns for MB from leased equipment residuals. As a funding source for leasing companies, MB primarily makes two-five year, fixed rate loans secured by the leased equipment and assignment of the lease contract and lease rentals between the lessor as owner of the equipment and lessee as the user of the equipment. We look forward to working with you!
PayNet, Inc. is the leading provider of credit ratings on small businesses, enabling lenders to achieve optimal risk management, growth and operational efficiencies. We serve as trusted, strategic advisors to commercial finance institutions and banks.
Our data analytics provides these C&I lenders accurate, exclusive credit insights derived from our proprietary database, the largest database of small business loans, leases, and lines of credit in existence. Our database encompasses over 23 million contracts and more than $1.5 trillion in obligations.
Using state-of-the-art analytics, PayNet converts raw data into real-time market intelligence and predictive information that subscribing lenders use to make informed small business financial decisions and improve their business strategy.
Offering a variety of powerful products and solutions, PayNet's Small Business capabilities range from historic credit-reporting and automated credit-scoring to detailed strategic business reviews that include: Portfolio risk measurement, Default forecasting, Peer benchmarking, and Critical industry trend analysis.
Stonebriar Commercial Finance
Stonebriar Commercial Finance is an Eldridge Industries portfolio company established in 2015 and based in Plano, TX.
In partnership with its parent, Stonebriar is building a world class, multi-billion dollar platform of commercial loans and leases. We are a BBB-* rated large-ticket commercial finance and leasing company established to take advantage of the compelling industry and investment opportunities in the equipment finance industry. At year end 2017 Stonebriar was the 37th largest leasing company and the 2nd largest private independent leasing company. We specialize in transactions for businesses in a wide variety of industries, of various sizes and credit profiles. Stonebriar leases and finances assets located primarily in North America and select other jurisdictions worldwide currently through 4 distinct platforms— Commercial Finance, Aviation Capital, Rail Leasing, and NonBank Lender, a provider of SBA-supported solutions.
When choosing a lender for your business, it is important to select a provider with the knowledge and expertise to properly structure a solution that is right for your needs. At Stonebriar, each member of our team has on average 25 years of experience in structuring, underwriting, documenting and funding loan and lease transactions.
We offer debt and lease structures including loans, capital leases, true leases, TRAC leases, sale/leasebacks and other structures tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers. We specialize in transactions with terms of 3 to 30+ years and sizes of $5 million to $50+ million. We will consider all types of tangible assets as collateral.
About Eldridge Industries: Eldridge is a private investment firm specializing in providing both debt and equity capital. Eldridge invests across diversified industries with a focus on media and sports, insurance, real estate development, asset lending and financing, branded food and hospitality, and asset management businesses. In particular, the firm seeks to build and grow companies led by proven management teams that have demonstrated leadership and experience to scale an enterprise. Eldridge is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, with additional offices in Beverly Hills, New York, and London. To learn more about Eldridge Industries go to www.Eldridge.com.
*As rated by Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Hotel Reservations for Sleeping Rooms and Suite Meeting Rooms
Hotel Reservations for Attendee Sleeping Rooms: Swissotel or Hyatt Regency Chicago
Below is a list of other hotel options in very close proximity to the Swissotel. ELFA does not have official room blocks at these hotels; however, they are all within close walking distance of the Swissotel.
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 N Columbus Dr., Chicago IL 60601
Connected via under-ground tunnel to the Swissotel
Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E North Water St., Chicago IL 60611
1/3 mile from the Swissotel
Loews Chicago Hotel
455 N Park Dr., Chicago, IL 60611
1/3 mile from the Swissotel
Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 N Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60611
½ mile from the Swissotel
Comfort Suites Michigan Avenue – Loop
320 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
½ mile from the Swissotel
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
85 E Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
1/3 mile from the Swissotel
A block of rooms has been reserved for this exhibition at the Swissôtel 323 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. A special group rate of $289 single/double (Standard Room) is available for attendees. You can make your hotel reservations online.
Follow these simple instructions:
Log on to: https://aws.passkey.com/go/elfa2018ntlfunding
Enter: Arrival and Departure Dates
Click on: Check Availability and rates
Once the reservation is complete, you will receive an instant confirmation number via e-mail (as long as your e-mail address has been entered).
Hyatt Regency Chicago
A block of rooms has been reserved for this exhibition at the Hyatt Regency Chicago located at 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601, and is a mere block away from the Swissôtel and accessible via the underground walk way. A special group rate of $299 single/double (Standard Room) is available for attendees.
To make hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency Chicago call 1(888) 421-1442 or go here: http://bit.ly/2EPIZ5z.
Or if you prefer, you can make reservations by calling 1-800-441-3313. Be sure to tell the reservations clerk you will be attending the ELFA Funding Conference. Reservations should be guaranteed with a credit card and made before the cut-off date of Monday, March 19, 2018. After the cut-off date, rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis and possibly at a higher rate.
Meeting Room Reservations for Funding Sources
A block of rooms has been reserved for this exhibition at the Swissôtel, 323 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. A special group rate of $489 (Full Day) and special group rate of $325 is available for Meeting Room Funding Sources. Following your Funding Conference registration completion, you will receive a separate email containing information to reserve your Suite for meeting space.
Please Note: Only companies that participate as Funding Sources will be able to reserve suites or meeting rooms at the Swissôtel. ELFA members who are not registered for the Funding Conference will not be allowed to reserve suites or meeting rooms at the Swissôtel.
The Swissôtel and Hyatt Regency Chicago are downtown hotels located in Illinois Center overlooking Lake Michigan, five minutes from I-55 and I-90/94. The hotel is within walking distance of the downtown business district and the Magnificent Mile. The Swissôtel is 18 miles, 30 minutes, from O'Hare International Airport. The Airport Express Shuttle bus is available every 30 minutes for $27 per person one way, and taxis are about $40. The hotel is 12 miles, 20 minutes, from Midway Airport; the airport bus runs every 30 minutes for $21 per person one way.
323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601-9722