Alfa named Headline Sponsor of IAFN Conference and Awards 2018

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Global financial software giant Alfa has been named as the Headline Sponsor for this year’s International Asset Finance Network Conference and Awards 2018.

The IAFN event will be held on September 13, 2018, at the Park Plaza London Riverbank, with hundreds of delegates attending to hear from a wealth of industry CEOs, leaders and experts.

Sessions will cover the fleet and auto retail finance markets plus, for the first time, a third stream of content for the equipment finance market.

Keynote speakers include Jonathan Andrew, global chief executive, commercial finance, Siemens; Miguel Cabaca, CEO of Arval UK; and Chris Ballinger, former chief finance officer and head of innovation at Toyota Financial Services in Los Angeles, who is now CEO and founder of mobility blockchain consortium MOBI.

In addition, the Leasing Foundation has announced it is working with the conference on a new ‘Asset Finance Dragons’ session that aims to uncover new technology-led solutions to industry pain points.

The day will finish with the IAFN Awards, which celebrate excellence and innovation within the fleet, retail motor and equipment finance industries.

Organisations and individuals may be nominated for achievements in operations management, leadership, customer service, competitive performance, or innovation.

Alfa provides financial software services in equipment and auto finance to clients around the globe in 26 countries, including two of the three largest auto financiers in the US and six of the UK’s top 10 equipment lessors.

Clients include Hitachi Capital Business Finance, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Nordea Finance and Societe Generale Equipment Finance.

Hear from Steve Taplin

Alfa’s Global Sales Director and Digital Lead, said:

“We’re delighted to sponsor this flagship event. With the industry actively looking to meet the digitalisation challenge, it’s important that we come together and discuss the issues impacting us all. This conference provides the perfect environment to understand how we can reshape our market proposition and give our customers what they need.”

Steve Taplin, Alfa's Global Sales Director and Digital Lead

For details on the International Asset Finance Network and to register, visit