International Auto Finance Network is launched

IAFN logoColin Tourick & Associates Limited and Asset Finance International have joined forces to launch the International Auto Finance Network (IAFN) – an international forum where leaders in the auto finance industry can meet to consider the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry.

The IAFN will initially provide quarterly conferences and a website. Each quarterly conference will include a senior keynote speaker, who will present their comprehensive vision. They will be supported by specialist industry practitioners from across Europe.

The first conference, to be held in Milton Keynes on 23 January 2014, provides a unique opportunity for senior executives to discuss the future of the European auto finance industry: technology, regulation and customer expectations in the fleet leasing industry.



  • Vahid Daemi, chief executive, LeasePlan Corporation N.V
  • Dan Durans, CIS Manager, ARI Fleet
  • Colin Tourick, co-founder of International Auto Finance Network, and principal, Colin Tourick & Associates
  • Professor Peter Cooke, chair, Centre for Automotive Management, Buckingham University
  • Rick Yarrow, chief executive, ExpertEye
  • Mike Waters, senior insight consultancy & CSR manager, Arval – BNP Paribas Group
  • David Betteley, Global financial services director, Jaguar Landrover
  • Richard Schooling, Chief Executive, Alphabet (GB) Limited
  • Nick Corrie, Managing Director, Trak Global Solutions
  • Paul Gogolinski, Managing Director, Total Fleet Solutions

During the day, Ed White, Chairman of White Clarke Group, will be announcing the winner of International Auto Finance Network’s lifetime achievement award – an award which recognises exceptional contributions to the auto finance industry.


Senior professionals from the auto finance industry.


09.00 – 09:50 Registration
09:50 – 10.00 Introduction to the International Auto Finance Forum
Edward Peck, Asset Finance InternationalSession 1, the future of European Fleet Industry introduced by
Brian Rogerson, Asset Finance International
10.00 – 10.45 Keynote speech: The Future of the European Fleet Industry
Vahid Daemi, Chief Executive, LeasePlan Corporation N.V.
10.45 – 10.55 Q & A
10.55 – 11.25 Coffee
11.25 – 12.00 How ‘Big Data’ and technology can add value to what fleet lessors offer
Dan Durrans, ARI Fleet
12.00 – 12.10 Q & A
12.10 – 12.40 Next generation pricing models
Colin Tourick, CT&A
12.40 – 12.50 Research proposal: why do fleet managers select your brand?
Edward Peck, Asset Finance International
12.50 – 13.00 International Auto Finance Network Lifetime Achievement Award
presented by Ed White, chairman of White Clarke Group 
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.05 Introduction to the afternoon, and
Session 2, current international fleet trends, challenges and opportunities
Colin Tourick, CT&A
14.05 – 14.20 Interview with David Betteley – Global financial services director, Jaguar Landrover 
14.20 – 14.40 European Economic data and outlook for the automotive sector
Professor Peter Cooke
14.40 – 15.00 European industry data and forecasts
Rick Yarrow, ExpertEye
15.00 – 15.40 Key regulatory developments for the European market
Mike Waters, Arval
15.40 – 16.20 Session 3 – Panel Discussion
Richard Schooling, David Betteley, Professor Peter Cooke, Nick Corrie, Paul Gogolinski 
Chaired by Colin Tourick
16.20-16.30 Summing up and CLOSE


Want to know more?

Call Edward Peck on +44 (0) 207 617 7830.

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