When we started the International Auto Finance Network Conference (IAFN) back in January 2014 at the MK Dons Hilton in Milton Keynes we did not expect to see it grow so large! Yet just two years on, we had to move into a much larger home – from Canary Wharf, to the larger venue at Tower Bridge Hilton.
The network it seems just keeps on growing! The secret (not very well kept, we admit) is that we are enjoying a virtuous circle. As the network grows, the benefit for members grows too. Long may it continue!
For those of you who have not yet joined the network, we hope you will soon! In the meantime please feel free to have a look around the site. While you won’t get to experience the full networking experience, you can at least watch many of the presentations – which will (in the spirit of the age) be comprehensively available free to all in due course.
The videos were sponsored by White Clarke Group, and it is through their generosity that you can watch them free, share them with your friends and colleagues.
We hope that you will enjoy the videos, and that you will take some time to read more about the event, and consider coming along to see us. You won’t be disappointed!
Come join the network!
With warm wishes
Edward, Brian and Colin
Principals, International Auto Finance Network
Edward Peck is a life-long publisher. He co-founded Asset Finance International in 2009, and prior to that Commercial Payments International. He acquired the publishing divisions of Lafferty Limited in 2004 – where he ran retail banking; commercial and consumer cards; accounting and wealth management newsletters reports and global conferences. In 2004 he bought VRL Publishing, publishers of Leasing Life. Prior to that he was a Director at Huveaux PLC. Former Managing Director of Dods Parliamentary Companion. He sold the family business, Nursery World, a weekly childcare magazine, to News International in 1997.
Brian has over 25 years extensive knowledge as an asset finance practitioner in both the equipment and automotive finance sectors at a range of levels of seniority. Initially with Mercantile Credit and later with Barclays where he was involved in new product development.
Joined VRL Publishing in 1999 to launch Motor Finance magazine while serving as deputy editor of Leasing Life. Co-founded Asset Finance International in 2009 as editor.
Colin has worked for 35 years in the asset finance and fleet management industry. He has been Managing Director, AT&T Automotive Services (renamed CitiCapital Fleet); Corporate Finance Director, UFB Humberclyde (BNP Paribas); Director, Commercial Union Vehicle Finance & Fleet Motor Management; General Manager, PK Finans International; Chief Financial Officer, Armco Europe Finance and Chief Accountant, Lease Plan UK.
Colin is the Professor of Automotive Management at the University of Buckingham, he holds a Masters’ degree in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics; he is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Certified Accountant. Colin has written many books, and writes regularly for industry publications.