The ELFA Annual Convention draws one of the largest crowds of the year from the equipment finance industry and this year was no exception. An electric atmosphere–so commonly felt at past conventions–was present in full force once again. Attendees from around the world arrived to listen to the Keynote speakers as well as mingle with friends from past conventions.

The Whiskey and Cigar Bar meet and greet, sponsored by Orion First, was back once again for the 2016 Convention. Attendees relaxed with good company, preparing for the upcoming convention while sipping whiskeys and smoking cigars with members of the Orion Senior Leadership team.

With a venue as classy as the JW Marriott in Palm Desert, this invite-only, after hours reception had to be held at The Pointe, located in the Garden Atria, a private, beautiful alcove surrounded by the Marriott’s signature lake.

Many attendees stayed for the duration of the reception, with a total of over 100 guests enjoying this year’s meet and greet.

Before rounding out the “Welcome” day of the convention at Orion’s reception, many of the attendees participated in one of the group activities available to earlier arrivals. This year guests took part in a tennis tournament, a community service project with Habitat for Humanity, a “build-a-bike” service project, a golf tournament, and/or a charity bike ride. A great weekend for all.

Thank you, again, for attending the meet and greet. We hope to see you again next year…