Opening Plenary

Welcome Address on behalf of Leaseurope & Eurofinas
Patrick Beselaere & Bart Vervenne / Leaseurope & Eurofinas’ Chairs

Mike Berners-Lee – Author of “There is no Planet B” & Professor at Lancaster University’s Institute for Social Futures, Founder of Small World Consulting

Mike is an expert speaker on sustainability and on how we can address this overarching 21st century challenge.   He is the founder of Small World Consulting, an associate company of Lancaster University, which is a world leader in the field of supply chain carbon metrics and management. Small World works with organisations of all sizes and sectors, from the world’s largest tech giants to SMEs. 
Mike is a professor at Lancaster University, where his research includes sustainable food systems and carbon metrics. He has made numerous speaking, radio and television broadcast appearances to promote public awareness of sustainability and climate change issues
Mike is the author of three acclaimed books, There Is No Planet B; How Bad Are Bananas and The Burning Question. 

Cameron Krueger – Managing Director, Global Speciality Finance Lead, Accenture

Cameron Krueger is a seasoned senior executive and Managing Director who leads Accenture’s global Specialty Finance team to help accelerate the transformation of Auto and Equipment Finance businesses within banks, captives and independent finance companies in the Automotive, Industrial, Healthcare, High Tech and Retail industries.  
With over 30-plus years as an established leader in the business, he’s consistently supported the industry and people in it, from authoring regular blogs and numerous papers to serving on boards and committees.  He’s regularly recognised as an industry leader and has earned the American Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Distinguished Service Award.