2023 Equipment Finance Roundtable Launch: Join us for an evening event at Cassels to discuss what next-gen Equipment Finance look like in Canada. The CLA equipment finance roundtable represents key stakeholders across the ecosystem including captives, banks, non-banks and solution providers. How can we advance automation and innovative business solutioning throughout the loan lifecycle?

Contact dean@canadianlenders.org to join the CLA Equipment Finance Roundtable

The event is hosted at the new Cassels’ offices. In keeping with lessons from the pandemic, there is a 4,500-square foot “wellness centre” that includes meditation and yoga space, a fitness centre with Peloton bikes and treadmills. There are also showers straight off the elevator for anyone who bikes to the event 🙂


  • Jonathan Fleisher

    Partner, Financial Service

  • Martin McLaughlin

    Tax Incentives

  • Keyvan Nassiry

    Debt Finance & Lending

  • Carla Potter

    Financial Services

  • Nate Gibbons

    Chief Experience Officer



4:00 - 6:30


President’s Welcome

  • Gary Schwartz

    President & CEO

    Canadian Lenders Association

4:20 - 4:40

Quebec’s Evolving Language Laws

This address provides a comprehensive update on Quebec’s language laws, with a specific emphasis on their implications for equipment finance companies operating outside Quebec but conducting business within the province. Gain valuable insights into the legal landscape that can significantly impact your operations. This address will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A.

  • Keyvan Nassiry

    Debt Finance & Lending

    Nassiry Law Inc.


Navigating the Green Energy Transition: Insights for Leasing Companies

Prepare for an informative update on the latest developments in the realm of green and energy transition projects, tailored specifically to the interests of leasing companies. Discover how these transformative initiatives are reshaping the industry landscape and offering new opportunities. This presentation will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A.

  • Martin McLaughlin

    Tax Incentives

    EY Canada


TechTrends: Innovations in Equipment Finance

Leading up to the roundtable’s vendor presentation, this address will review some of the best-in-class technology platforms being utilized by equipment finance companies. This presentation will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A.

  • Nate Gibbons

    Chief Experience Officer



Open Discussion

This is your moment to engage in a dynamic conversation with fellow roundtable members. As we delve into the realm of next-gen Equipment Finance, this discussion invites you to explore the best practices that drive success and collectively address the challenges we face. Be part of this dynamic exchange that shapes the industry’s future.



October 12th, 2023


4:00 – 6:30 pm



Bay Adelaide Centre – North Tower, 40 Temperance St Suite 3200, Toronto, ON M5H 0B4

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