The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers EXPO must surely be the largest such event in Europe, with well over a thousand attendees and nearly a hundred stands
Adam Tyler, CEO, has been recently forging links with the NACFB’s US counterpart, the NAELB, and their past President, Bun Callahan flew over specially to address the UK audience, and generously award Adam Tyler with a bottle of exclusive Kentucky Bourbon!
The seminar sessions were first rate this year, kicking off with the NACFB chairman’s presentation emphasising that the NACFB was growing in stature exponentially, and was – in his words – on the cusp of much greater things. The session that the leasing fraternity had been waiting for was the debate on where volumes in the Asset Finance market were headed, with a panel comprising Investec, Close Brothers, Hitachi Capital and Aldermore. The brand profile of asset finance was much discussed, why had it been allowed to remain such a low profile in past years, giving those promoting asset finance today an uphill battle in the customer perception stakes.
In the meantime, here are some hot shots from the event itself, believe us, it was a good day.