FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mississauga, ON, June 15, 2016 – Element Financial Corporation (EFN: TSX), one of North America's leading fleet management and equipment finance companies, held its annual Ride & Drive Event this week. Fleet professionals from across Canada gathered on Tuesday at the Toronto Congress Centre in Ontario for a day of networking, workshops and behind the wheel experience with the newest fleet vehicle offerings.
Attendees heard from Kristi Webb, President and CEO of Element Fleet Management - who shared Element's vision of growth and investment in next generation technology – as well as other Element senior leaders and industry experts on various topics, including remarketing best practices and the evolving upfitting market. The event's keynote was delivered by future trends expert Paul Zikopoulos, vice president of Big Data Analytics for IBM, who discussed how big data benefits and creates disruption in the marketplace. The keynote address, customized for fleet professionals, focused on the merging of technology and data, and the profound effects of this new technological frontier.
Participants had the opportunity to admire and test drive the latest vehicles impacting the fleet industry, as over 150 cars and specialty upfitted trucks from a variety of motor companies were on display. Attendees also had the opportunity to consult with Element experts and network with colleagues and suppliers.
"This annual event allows the Element team to reconnect with clients in a meaningful and collaborative way," said Sébastien Blondin, president, Fleet Management, Canada. "Our entire team benefited from hearing what's on the mind of our clients. We also enjoyed watching them take vehicles for a test drive and getting a first-hand look at vehicles they might consider for their selectors."
For more information about Element Financial Corporation, visit www.elementcorp.com.
About Element Financial Corporation
With total assets of $25.2C billion, Element Financial Corporation is one of North America's leading fleet management and equipment finance companies. Element operates across North America in four verticals of the equipment finance market (Fleet Management, Rail Finance, Commercial & Vendor Finance, and Aviation Finance) and in Australia and New Zealand in the Fleet Management business.