2018 AFSA
VEHICLE FINANCE
CONFERENCE & EXPO
MARCH 20-22, 2018
LAS VEGAS

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DATE
MARCH 20-22, 2018
LOCATION
BELLAGIO LAS VEGAS
NADA CONVENTION
MARCH 22-25, 2018

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Under the leadership of the AFSA Vehicle Finance Division, this event is one of the first of the year for the vehicle finance industry. Executives will have the opportunity to meet with their peers and are encouraged to help define and coordinate AFSA’s strategy and special projects to benefit the industry over the next year. This is the industry's premier conference and is developed and driven by members of the American Financial Services Association, the national trade association for the consumer credit industry. AFSA represents virtually every major player involved in indirect auto financing.

Learn from industry insiders. Participate in strategic, thought-provoking discussions on innovation. Network with executives involved in all aspects of vehicle finance Keep up to date with the latest business trends, innovations and consumer demands. Explore an exposition of products and services offered by industry business partners.

EVENT REGISTRATION FEES

$ 1,299

AFSA MEMBER

$ 899

COMMITTEE/BOARD MEMBER

$ 300

VEHICLE COMMERCIAL CREDIT COMMITTEE

$ 2,299

NON-MEMBER

What did you miss from the
2017 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo?


Exhibits from

65

vendors in the Exhibitors' Marketplace

Networking with more than

600

industry executives

Insights shared from

57

thoughts leaders and industry experts

BE PART OF THE ACTION IN 2018

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Sven A. Beiker

Founder and Managing Director
Silicon Valley Mobility

Jonathan MacDonald

Founder
Thought Expansion Network

Vince Rice

Chief Operations Officer
Hyundai Capital America

MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018

3:00—5:00 p.m.
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING (by invitation)

6:30—9:00 p.m.
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL RECEPTION/DINNER (by invitation)

INDEPENDENT AUTO FINANCE EXECUTIVES GROUP RECEPTION/DINNER (by invitation)

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018

8:00—9:30 a.m.
AWARE BOARD MEETING

8:00—11:30 a.m.
INDEPENDENT AUTO FINANCE EXECUTIVES GROUP BREAKFAST/MEETING

10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
VEHICLE FINANCE CREDIT RISK COMMITTEE MEETING/LUNCHEON (committee members only)

12:00—12:45 p.m.
VEHICLE FINANCE BOARD/INDEPENDENT AUTO FINANCE EXECUTIVES GROUP/VEHICLE FINANCE CREDIT RISK COMMITTEE JOINT LUNCHEON

1:00—2:30 p.m.
VEHICLE FINANCE DIVISION BOARD MEETING

2:45—3:30 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION: FINANCE MARKET OVERVIEW

Where is the industry? This session will give us an industry update on the past year and where sales, financing and consumer trends will be taking us in 2018.

3:30—4:15 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION: VEHICLE MARKET OVERVIEW

Learn from a cross section of experts from the OEM, marketing executives and dealers.

4:15—5:15 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION: GAMIFICATION

Learn how the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges will improve your “game”. This session will teach you the mechanisms of gamification, why it has such tremendous potential, and how to use it effectively.

5:30—7:30 p.m.
"WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS" RECEPTION IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE

7:30—10:00 p.m.
VEHICLE FINANCE DIVISION BOARD RECEPTION/DINNER

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018
8:00—8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE

8:30—9:00 a.m.
WELCOMING GENERAL SESSION

Chair Welcome/AFSA EF Update/AFSA Overview

9:00—9:45 a.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: OEM/INDUSTRY

9:45—10:30 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION: AI—THE FULL INTEL

Machine learning today is revolutionizing business at a fast pace. Computers that learn without being programmed to perform specific tasks are able to automatically apply complex mathematical calculations to big data – over and over, faster and faster.

10:30—11:00 a.m.
REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE

11:00—11:45 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION: RISK MANAGEMENT—BIG DATA

Yes, all that information is great. But are companies prepared for the risks?

BREAKOUT SESSION: SOCIAL PLATFORMS—HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA EFFECTIVELY

Differences captives vs. Banks and independents; Options available: content, marketing, tactics, visuals; What should I do?

12:00—1:00 p.m.
LUNCHEON IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE

1:00—1:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION: RISK MANAGEMENT

This session will provide an update on a series of regulatory actions that effect your business. What impact will changes at the CFPB make? Updates on dealer oversight, vehicle protection products, UDAAP, small business landscape and much more.

BREAKOUT SESSION: SOCIAL PLATFORMS—CONTENT, SOCIAL LISTENING AND REPUTATION MANAGEMENT

Repercussions, reputation management, CFPB reporting/legal review, Stories, videos, YouTube, social listening, Content, marketing, tactics, -What content works best?, Content is ‘king’ – visuals, How do you represent auto finance within larger experience (banks, captives), Social listening, Responding real-time, SW flight example – someone tweeted we deserve food when get off and they made it happen, Influence of ‘likes’ and peer reviews on purchasing, Dealer Rater

2:00—2:45 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION: CYBERSECURITY/FRAUD

Security threats are a growing concern for both business and individuals. We are all vulnerable. Everyone is talking about fraud, hacking, cybercrime and cyberwars.

2:45—3:15 p.m.
REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE

3:15—4:00 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION: REGULATORY RAPID FIRE

This session will provide an update on a series of regulatory actions that effect your business. What impact will changes at the CFPB make? Updates on dealer oversight, vehicle protection products, UDAAP, small business landscape and much more.

3:00—4:45 p.m.
GENEREAL SESSION: CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION—DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Lean how rapid changes in culture and demographics are affecting the employee experience.

4:45—5:30 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION: THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

Jonathan MacDonald, strategist and crystal ball gazer advises us on product marketing strategy and execution. He will speak on the space where technology meets business, usually from an unexpected perspective. What does the future of retail look like? How do we prepare?

5:30—6:30 p.m.
RECEPTION IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018
8:00—8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE

8:30—9:00 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION: NADA/AFSA CHAIR EXCHANGE

9:00—10:00 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION: CEO PANEL—TOP INDUSTRY ISSUES

10:00—10:45 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION: THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

Learn what is driving the future of mobility along the trends of automation, communication, electrification, and commoditization. This session will combine perspectives from technology, business, policy, and human factors that effect/impact products, business models, and go-to-market strategies.

10:45 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
VEHICLE COMMERCIAL CREDIT COMMITTEE MEETING/LUNCH

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Press

Members of the media are invited to use the Press Room for interviews, writing and filing stories. All conference sessions are open to the media, but the press is asked to refrain from asking questions during sessions, as many executives who attend and speak at the conference are willing to be interviewed. 

For a free press pass and information on scheduling on-site interviews in advance, please email your contact information, including media outlet and title, to Jack Ferry.