THE LEASING FOUNDATION
THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
10-11 SEPTEMBER 2015
THE SIEMENS CRYSTAL BUILDING
One Siemens Brothers Way
Royal Victoria Docks
London E16 1GB
+44 (0)207 055 6400
SIEMENS FINANCIAL SERVICES
Global Chief Executive, Commercial Finance
Siemens Financial Services
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BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
At a time of disruption in the economic environment, and when emerging technologies and new business models are changing the nature of business, the leasing and asset finance industry faces the challenge of building a sustainable future. Creating a pipeline of talent, retaining and developing the brightest people, creating frameworks for innovation that can weather the macroeconomic storms of the next decade, identifying technologies that can support and drive new business propositions, and finding a place in the minds of government, business and society are some of the key challenges.
The Leasing Foundation Third Annual Conference sponsored by Siemens Financial Services will be held at The Crystal in London - the pinnacle of architecture for a sustainable future. Our speakers come from government, entertainment, academia, sport and business and will help us identify, discuss and reflect upon what we need to do today to build our sustainable future.
THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER
THE LEASING FOUNDATION RETREATS
Attend one or more of our industry retreats - one hour industry briefings and discussions with academic experts and industry specialists. Attendance is included in your registration. Limited spaces. Some retreats may become full quickly and will show as unavailable on the registration form.
12.30-13.30 WELCOME LUNCH AND NETWORKING. Sponsored by Siemens Financial Services.
THE INTERNET OF THINGS FOR ASSET FINANCE
A briefing on the emerging technology of the Internet of Things and its impacts on asset finance with Professor Patrick Olivier, Director of the multimillion pound Digital Civics Research Centre at The University of Newcastle.
14.30-15.30 parallel session
THE LEASING FOUNDATION FUTURE LEADERS
A retreat for the Leasing Foundation Future Leaders and their sponsors.
14.30-15.30 parallel session
EUROPEAN HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
A discussion of emerging challenges for asset finance HR professionals with the new European Human Resources Professionals Network and colleagues from the industry.
15.30-16.00 COFFEE AND NETWORKING Sponsored by Siemens Financial Services.
16.00-17.00 parallel session
THE GENDER DIVERSITY SCORECARD
A review of the Foundation's Gender Diversity Scorecard.
15.45-16.30 parallel session
THE LEASING FOUNDATION YOUNG LEASING PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
A meeting for the Foundation's Young Leasing Professionals Network, a forum for those under 40 to accelerate their careers and network with industry professionals. Particpants are invited to experience Up At The O2 at 17.00 sponsored by CBC Resourcing Solutions.
UP AT THE O2
Join us for an unforgettable 90 minute experience which will take you on an uplifting expedition across the roof of the world's most popular entertainment venue.
Me&MND BOOK LAUNCH
The launch and sales of Me&MND, a book of photographs that documents motor neurone disease. All sales benefit motor neurone disease research at University College Hospital, London. Sponsored by Close Brothers.
7.30-late THE HEXAWARE CONFERENCE RECEPTION
The Siemens Crystal Building is the venue for the conference reception which will take place in the Crystal's permanent exhibition of sustainable technologies. The evening includes drinks, buffet and entertainment. Sponsored by Hexaware.
FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
MAIN CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
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A series of 18-minute interactive talks based on the model of the TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) conferences on a variety of topics on the subject of sustaining our future. Speakers include:
ANDREW DENTON COO, CHP Consulting & CEO, The Leasing Foundation
JONATHAN ANDREW Global Chief Executive, Commercial Finance, Siemens Financial Services
ADRIAN WEBSTER business author and speaker. Sponsored by CIT GROUP
LOUISE HADLAND Group HR Director, Shoosmiths. Sponsored by SHOOSMITHS
SHAUN STAFFORD WBFF European & World Fitness Champion. Sponsored by CHP CONSULTING
JOSH WEBSTER Porsche Carrera Cup GB Champion. Sponsored by CLOSE BROTHERS
GUY SMITH Director, Cisco Capital. Sponsored by CISCO CAPITAL
CRAIG DONALDSON CEO, Metro Bank. Sponsored by METRO BANK
MARTIN POWELL Head of Urban Development, Siemens. Sponsored by SIEMENS
PETER THOMAS COO, The Leasing Foundation
The conference closes with the THE LEASING FOUNDATION AWARDS that recognise exceptional individuals and organisations who are developing and sustaining the leasing and asset finance industry.
The Crystal is located close to both the Royal Victoria DLR station and the Emirates Royal Docks Cable Car station.
Hotels are available within 5 minutes walk of the Siemens Crystal Building at Victoria Dock and include The Ibis, Crowne Plaza, and Novotel. You will require one night's accommodation as retreats on day 1 (Thursday) start with a welcome lunch at 12.30, and the conference day ends on Friday at 17.00.
The dress code for the retreats, reception and dinner and conference sessions is business casual. Those who wish to experience the O2 roofwalk will be given a climb suit, harness and climb shoes.
THE SIEMENS CRYSTAL BUILDING a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens
The Siemens Crystal Building is a showcase for sustainable building technologies. Using solar power and ground source heat pumps to generate its own energy, it was the first building to achieve the highest sustainable building accolades from LEED, BREEM and ISO14001. The Crystal Exhibition features interactive exhibits, films, and animations that explore city trends, urban planning, smart buildings, safety and security, energy, water, healthy lifestyles, environment, and mobility. The Crystal is visited by 100,000 people each year and has hosted international events such as the launch of the Tesla Model S by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. For more information see https://youtu.be/MuC6byCF7Bk
THE LEASING FOUNDATION ACKNOWLEDGES THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR SPONSORS
The mission of the Leasing Foundation is to support the leasing and asset finance industry by providing focus and organisation for charitable activities, by performing rigorous, challenging and relevant research, and by seeking opportunities to sustain the industry by developing people in the industry.
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