Equipment Leasing and Finance Association - Equiping Business for Success

30th Annual National Funding Conference

April 10, 2018 - April 12, 2018

Swissôtel Chicago
Chicago, IL

30 Years Helping the Industry Meet Its Funding Needs

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You 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
  • CIT
  • 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
  • FinanceExchange
  • 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.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
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 Attendee $1590.00
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

View cancellation and other policies

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:

Step 1: Visit your mobile device’s app store and search for ELFA Events 2018 (Apple users) or ELFA (Android users).

Step 2: Click Get/Install

Step 3: Accept Notifications from the mobile app

Step 4: Login using your conference registration email and ELFA2018 as your password (case sensitive, no spaces)

If you have any problems, please contact the mobile app specialist at or visit the mobile app help desk located near registration at the event.

We hope you enjoy ELFA's Mobile Event App experience!

Please note: only attendees of the conference will be able to log-in to the app successfully. If you have any problems, please contact the mobile app specialist at

Available Functions

  EXHIBITORS: Will you accept onsite appointments?
  Contact Person Information -Very Important
  Women in Leasing



Hotel Reservations for Sleeping Rooms and Suite Meeting Rooms


Hotel Reservations for Attendee Sleeping Rooms: Swissotel or Hyatt Regency Chicago


Please Note: The room blocks at the Swissôtel and the Hyatt Regency Chicago are currently sold out.

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
(312) 565-8000
Connected via under-ground tunnel to the Swissotel

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E North Water St., Chicago IL 60611
(312) 464-1000
1/3 mile from the Swissotel

Loews Chicago Hotel
455 N Park Dr., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 840-6600
1/3 mile from the Swissotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 N Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 836-5900
½ mile from the Swissotel

Comfort Suites Michigan Avenue – Loop
320 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
(623) 432-0770
½ mile from the Swissotel

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
85 E Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 357-1200
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:
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:

  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.


Getting There
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.

Swissôtel Chicago
323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601-9722

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