Speaking Engagement

Technology and the Equipment Finance Sector

18th Annual Investors’ Conference on Equipment Finance

The Union League Club
38 East 37 Street
New York, NY

Blank Rome Partner Stephen T. Whelan will be a speaker at the 18th Annual Investors’ Conference on Equipment Finance, being held Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in New York, NY. A cocktail reception will follow.

Steve’s panel, “Technology and the Equipment Finance Sector,” will take place from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m., and will address the following:

  • DLT, IoT, Cloud, AI: What is needed to improve uses for equipment leasing in the digital economy?
  • Preparing for the Lease Accounting Standard—2019
  • What level of technology standard is needed?
  • E-docs—are they commonplace yet?
  • Online lending: challenges, opportunities, and best practices?
  • Are there industry-specific barriers that have prevented issuers from accessing these advances and its enthusiastic investors? How might those barriers be addressed/overcome?

Steve’s co-panelists will be:

  • Moderator: Bill Verhelle, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Finance USA LLC
  • Charles Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Currency Capital
  • Deborah Reuben, ELFA Board Member & Workgroup Chair, ELFA Technology Innovation Workgroup
  • Christian A. Haesslein, Director, DZ Bank AG

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to be a sponsor of this event.

About the Annual Investors’ Conference on Equipment Finance

This conference, hosted by Information Management Network (“IMN”) and the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (“ELFA”), focuses on educating investors and equipment finance companies about the latest industry trends and developments.

For more information or to register, please visit the conference webpage.