Commercial Finance Conference 2017

Tue Oct 31, 2017
08:15 - 16:30
Hilton Bankside, London

Covering the full life-cycle for commercial finance organisations from Front-end, Decisioning, Customer interaction and more

The Commercial Finance Conference will gather major players from asset and invoice finance lenders, alternative SME finance lenders, commercial banks and brokers, to discuss the challenges the industry currently faces. 


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With four overarching themes, covering the full life-cycle for commercial finance organisations from Front End’, ’Decisioning’ and ’Customer Interaction’ right through to the ’Back Office’, the conference will open a window into what is happening within some of the industry’s most recognisable organisations.


Providing a map of the state the market is currently in and featuring industry-wide discussion on what the market needs to move forward, the conference is a must for anyone working within commercial finance.

2017 Speakers View All

2017 Speakers

Andy Taylor

Head of Sales
Hitachi Capital

Dave Pickering

Chief Executive
Lending Standards Board

Mark Williams

Head of Business Credit Risk

Jeff Longhurst

Chief Executive Officer

Nick Carter

Head of Sales
Bibby Financial Services

Wesley Harfield

Head of Sales
Investec Asset Finance

Fred Crawley

Consulting Editor
Shard Media Group

John Davies

Chief Executive Officer
The Just Loans Group

Gianluca Corradi

Director - Head of Commercial Banking UK & Nordics
Simon-Kucher & Partners

Rael Sarembock

Partner Co-Founder
Capital Step

Olly Betts

Co-Founder and CEO


Agenda at a glance

This is the agenda at a glance. For a full breakdown on the individual sessions including the complete speaker list please download the full agenda below.


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8:55 Chairman’s opening
9:00 SWOT analysis for commercial finance
9:30 Panel: The state of the market
10:10 Rethinking origination models - brokers and online
10:30 Break

Panel: Sources of data for SME customers

11:30 Panel: Getting underwriting right
12:10 Compliance for the ’s’ side of the SME market
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Structuring deals - and businesses - for multiple finance types

Panel: Users’ views on asset and invoice finance

14:30 Panel: Technology and customer management/service: Online, self-serve
15:10 Break

Customer service, collections & recoveries

15:50 Panel: Insolvency, auctioning and remarketing
16:30 Close of conference
Followed by the commercial finance awards



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Investing in Credit Strategy’s Commercial Finance Conference is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of your brand in front of a discerning audience.

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Why exhibit or sponsor?


With a room full of the industry’s best and brightest in attendance, there’s no better place to put your name if you want to attract the attention of commercial finance professionals.


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7 key reasons why you can’t afford to miss out!

  1. Gain significant brand exposure pre and post-event through our extensive marketing and editorial coverage – including a bi-weekly newsletter
  2. Accomplish more with less time out of the office with this concentrated one-day conference where the who’s who of the industry will be in attendance
  3. Launch a new product or service and showcase your solutions live
  4. Make direct contact with new prospects
  5. Establish your presence in the market, or consolidate your position as a leading provider
  6. Strengthen existing business relationships by catching up with your contacts face-to-face
  7. Sponsor with confidence; Credit Strategy has over 17 years’ experience in running conferences for the credit market

Sponsorship enquiry

There are sponsorship packages available to suit every budget, and by signing up today you can make the most of the marketing campaign leading up to the event.


Contact Louis or Michael from the business development team today on 020 7940 4835 or click on the button below to raise your interest.


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The Awards

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Commercial Finance Awards

The Commercial Finance Awards recognise the successes in leasing, asset finance and commercial lending. We’ll be championing the leaders shaping the industry, the firms who are continually raising standards and the most successful deals within the sector.


The awards ceremony will take place after the conference at the same venue and will follow directly after the F5 Awards ceremony.



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Want to know more about the conference, the agenda, or wish to book? Simply give us a call.


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Or, click the book now button below and a member of the booking team will be in touch within 24 hours.



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Prices and deadlines

Charity / non-profit rates are available, find out details for these rates by calling 020 7940 4835.



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NACFB members

Membership Rate

£99 + VAT

Available until 31 October 2017


Normal Rate

£199 + VAT

Available until 31 October 2017


Normal Rate

£1000 + VAT

Available until 31 October 2017

Directions and location

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Underground stations:

  • Southwark (Jubilee Line) – 5 minutes
  • Blackfriars (District and Circle) – 6 minutes
  • Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo and City lines) – 10 minutes
  • London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee) – 10 minutes

Overground stations:

  • Waterloo East (via Southwark Tube Station entrance) - 5 minutes
  • Blackfriars (direct connections to Gatwick Airport) - 6 minutes
  • London Bridge - 10 minutes
Heathrow airport
Distance from hotel: 18 miles
Drive time: 38 minutes
Gatwick airport
Distance from hotel: 50 miles
Drive time: 1 hour
City airport
Distance from hotel: 7.8 miles
Drive time: 29 minutes


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