AFG’s fourth annual Commercial and Equipment Finance Conference in Melbourne has just come to a close. Top AFG commercial and equipment finance brokers from across the country came together with lender partners and AFG staff for two days of conferencing and along the way raised $11,715 to support a very worthy cause.
Mark Hewitt, AFG General Manager Sales and Operations outlined the program, “The conference aimed to equip brokers with invaluable insights, great tools and the right networks to increase their business performance.
“The agenda also featured an inspirational keynote address from Western Bulldogs List Manager Jason McCartney, and his story touched the hearts of delegates.” Jason came to the attention of the nation in 2002 when he was caught up in the Bali bombings. After sustaining horrific burns, this young Australian with an exceptional talent for Australian Rules football, fought back to tell a story of humanity overcoming adversity.
“With his personal experiences of the horror of burns, Jason now works alongside the K.I.D.S Foundation, a not-for-profit charity that supports children who have endured trauma, burns and other life changing injuries,” he said.
“Jason’s appearance at the conference inspired delegates to dig deep and donate to the K.I.D.S Foundation, with AFG also making a donation.
“The $11,715 raised will go a long way to help support the outstanding work a small charity such as K.I.D.S Foundation does every day.
The inaugural AFG Commercial and Equipment Finance member awards were also launched at this year’s conference. In recognition of outstanding success in these four categories, AFG congratulates the winners:
AFG Commercial Loan Writer of the Year 2015: Daniel Zadnik of Hawthorn Finance, VIC
AFG Commercial Rookie of the Year 2015: Larry Zhou of Link Capital Finance, VIC
AFG Commercial Broker Group of the Year 2015: Business 500, VIC
AFG Asset Finance Writer of the Year 2015: Angelo Pillai of Asset Finance Systems, NSW
Download press release: AFG Media Release – Commercial conference 2015