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Independent Best Practices Roundtable

April 10, 2018

Swissôtel Chicago
Chicago, IL

The Independent Best Practices Roundtable is a small, highly-interactive half-day program designed to bring senior executives together for information sharing and critical thinking about the issues facing you each day as leaders of your organization. The roundtable will also provide unparalleled networking opportunity.
The roundtable will be held from noon-4:30pm on Tuesday, April 10th, immediately preceding the National Funding Conference.  It will begin with a joint luncheon with the attendees of the Bank and Captive and Vendor Finance Roundtables.
Who Should Attend?
The Roundtable is open to senior executives of ELFA member independent leasing companies.  
$995/$945 bundled price ($400 roundtable/$595/$545 Funding)
If you will be attending both the roundtable and the Funding Conference, please go to:  For questions, please contact Janet Fianko at   

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
ELFA Member $400.00
Roundtable + Funding (1st member attendee) $0.00
Roundtable + Funding (additional member attendee) $0.00

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Independent Best Practices Roundtable
April 10, 2018
Joint General Session/luncheon
1:45pm-2:00pm Introduction
Chairman, Middle Market Independent Business Council Steering Committee
President, Trans Lease, Inc.
2:00pm-3:15pm Banking on the Non-Banks
        With an upcoming Foundation study entitled “Banking on the Non-Banks” due out later this year, this interactive session will allow for lively discussion among attendees as to the continued success of the Independents as the true entrepreneurs in the equipment finance industry.
3:15pm-3:30pm Break
3:15pm-4:25pm Impact of Tax Reform on Independents
Following the general session highlighting the new tax law, we'll discuss the potential impact of tax reform on independent equipment finance companies. What do independents need to know about the new legislation? Are there new opportunities for independents under the tax law changes?
Dan Krajewski
President & Chief Executive Officer, Sertant Capital, LLC
4:25-4:30pm Wrap-up

Available Functions

  Women in Leasing Reception



Hotel Reservations for Attendee Sleeping Rooms
A block of rooms has been reserved 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:
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).
Phone-In and Email Reservations for Attendees Sleeping Rooms
Or if you prefer, you can make reservations by calling this number 1-888-73-SWISS (1-888-737-9477), or emailing: 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 12, 2018. After the cut-off date, rooms are on a first come, first-served basis and possibly at a higher rate.
Getting There
The Swissôtel is a downtown hotel 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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