10th Annual Lessors Networking Showcase Features 'A-List' From Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry

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10th Annual Lessors Networking Showcase ~ August 22-23 ~ Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Hotel ~ Atlanta, GA.

The Lessors Network Annual Showcase (http://www.lessors.com/Events-2007/Fall/overview.html) is now in its tenth year and annually attracts a smaller, Professionally Intimate group of executives seeking to identify and evaluate resources enhancing equipment lease and finance origination, funding, distribution and administrative networks.

General Session presentations included:

  •     Alternating Exhibitor Presentations

Attendees sit comfortably in the General Session and evaluate fast-paced alternating Exhibitor PowerPoint presentations by Funding Sources, Technology Resources and Service Providers.

  •     Equipment Financing - The State of the Industry and Resources For You

Speaker - Lisa A. Levine, CAE | Ex Dir | Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation
Speaker - Joseph Lane | Vice Chairman | Bay4 Capital, LLC

Gather information on the current state of the equipment financing industry including a look at major industry segments and markets.

  •     Implementing and Managing a LKE Program for Your Lease Portfolio

Speaker - Rick Reekie | Partner | PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

The IRS recently clarified like kind exchange ("LKE") guidelines on long standing rules that allow you to indefinitely defer federal and state income tax due on the sale of off lease assets. Here is how it works.

  •     Mergers, Acquisitions and Raising Capital for Equipment Leasing & Financing

Moderator - Bruce Kropschot | President | Kropschot Financial Services
Speaker - Steve Hamilton | EVP, Director/Acquisitions | CSI Leasing, Inc.
Speaker - Phil Cooper | President & CEO | American Industrial Finance, Inc.

This program will be moderated by Bruce Kropschot, President of Kropschot Financial Services, an M&A advisory firm that has initiated the sale of over 150 equipment leasing and specialty finance businesses in the past 21 years and also helps equipment leasing and finance companies find sources of debt and equity.

The panel will include Steve Hamilton of St. Louis based CSI Leasing, Inc., one of the largest independent information technology leasing companies in the world, with assets in excess of $1 billion and operations in more than 17 countries. Also on the panel is Philip Cooper. Mr. Cooper is the former Chairman, President and CEO of ORIX Credit Alliance, Inc., a company that he was with for 29 years and that he helped grow to total assets of $3.6 billion.

  •     eLeasing: Paperless in 30 Days

Moderator - Stephen Bisbee | CEO | eOriginal, Inc.
Speaker - Dina Moskowitz | Assistant General Counsel | Standard & Poor's
Speaker - Joseph Lane | Vice Chairman | Bay4 Capital, LLC
Speaker - Allan Levine | Chief Operating Officer| Madison Capital, LLC
Speaker - Denise Thompson | Sr. VP - Operations| CIT Group

A panel of industry experts will discuss the benefits, barriers, and implementation requirements of going paperless in 30 days. Discover how to leverage the competitive advantages of going paperless, and what barriers must be overcome in order to do so.

  •     Navigating The Lessors Network Website

Speaker - John O. Semon | Founder | The Lessors Network

Tour the Lessors Network's online resources enhancing equipment lease origination, funding, distribution and administrative networks. See how the Lessors Network can connect your company with a global equipment leasing and finance community.

  •     Equipment Leasing Opportunities (and challenges) in Latin America

Speaker - Rafael Castillo-Triana | Principal | The Alta Group LLC

Since 2003, Latin America and the Caribbean economies have been experiencing continuous and escalating economic growth, fueling also an unprecedented equipment leasing and financing boom. Equipment vendors have put Latin America in the top of their agendas and customer financing needs lead to multiple and handsome opportunities for well established lessors.

  •     Public Relations - Maximizing Industry Exposure, Managing Reputation

Speaker - Susan Carol | CEO | Susan Carol Associates

This presentation will discuss how to integrate online and off-line communications, take advantage of PR opportunities specific to the equipment finance industry, and avoid damage to your brand or reputation. Susan Carol, a professionally accredited public relations counselor with more than 2 decades of experience, will specifically address how equipment leasing and finance organizations can maximize their Web presence, take full advantage of special events, and use measurable communications strategy.

  •     Publishing the Monitor - The Evolution of a Publication & the Industry It Serves

Speaker - Gerald F. Parrotto | Publisher/Executive Editor | Monitor

With 30+ years in the equipment leasing and finance industry, Jerry Parrotto, Executive Editor and Publisher of the Monitor brings his unique perspective to attendees of this year's Lessors Networking Showcase. His career path has taken him from banking to leasing, where he served in management capacities at Industrial Valley Bank, Citicorp, Seafirst Leasing and MetLife. In 1988, he joined Molloy Associates as an executive recruiter and publisher and, in 1998, became the sole owner of the enterprise.

Jerry will speak to the evolution of the Monitor 100, from its inception and launch in 1992 to the present day as well as the overall mission of the Monitor and its website, http://www.monitordaily.com. Through the eyes of a publisher, he will provide attendees with his view of the dynamics that have shaped today's equipment leasing industry.

  •     Attendee Showcase & Real Deal Forum

At most industry events only the featured speakers and registered exhibitors are featured. We recognize there are many more equipment leasing resources sitting in the audience and invite each attendee to the microphone to give a brief (about two minutes) oral introduction of their companies, products and services.

With a room full of funding sources in the audience, Attendees are also invited to use this opportunity to pitch transactions and portfolios. Remember to bring a supply of printed Terms Sheets describing your funding opportunities for distribution to qualified funding sources.

Additional information about the 10th Annual Lessors Networking Showcase can be viewed from the Lessors Network Website at http://www.lessors.com/Events-2007/Fall/overview.html.

The Lessors Network is a global vertical market network, providing access to markets, information, people and resources across an online equipment leasing and finance community. For additional information please visit http://www.Lessors.com.

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