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

Dan Ammann

President
General Motors Company

Keynote Speaker

Jonathan MacDonald

Founder
Thought Expansion Network
Featured Speaker

Vince Rice

Chief Operations Officer
Hyundai Capital America
AFSA, Vehicle Finance Conference Chair

MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018

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

4:00—5:45 p.m.
AUTO FINANCE LEARNING FORUMS (Presentations by Business Partners)
SPEAKERS:

Scott Shannon, Advisor Commercial Risks, Windemere Insurance

Jason Wilkinson, Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman

Anil Goyal, Executive Vice President, Operations, Black Book

Denis Brosnan, President and CEO, DIMONT

5:30—8:00 p.m.
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL RECEPTION/DINNER  (by invitation)

6:30—9:00 p.m.
INDEPENDENT AUTO FINANCE EXECUTIVES GROUP RECEPTION/DINNER (by invitation)

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018

8:00—9:30 a.m.
AWARE BOARD MEETING

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

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

10:00—11:30 a.m.
VEHICLE FINANCE TECHNOLOGY TASK FORCE

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

Melinda Zabritski, of Experian Automotive will be the guest speaker followed by committee member attendee discussions on risk associated with fraud, residual value, credit and cyber security.

SPEAKERS:

Melinda Zabritski, Senior Director, Experian Automotive


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

12:45—2:30 p.m.
VEHICLE FINANCE DIVISION BOARD MEETING
SPEAKERS:

Don Gottwald, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, KAR Auction Services

Tom Kontos, Executive Vice President & Chief Economist, ADESA, Analytical Services


2:45—3:30 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION: CREDIT 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.

SPEAKERS:

Brian Landau, SVP, Auto Business Lead, TransUnion

Jeff Parent, President GSFSGroup,

Tanya Sanders, Managing Director, Auto Business Operations, Chase Auto Finance

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.

SPEAKERS:

Anil Goyal, Executive Vice President, Operations, Black Book

Patrick Manzi, NADA Senior Economist

Adam Simms , Co-Owner, Price Sims Auto Group

4:15—4:30 p.m.
REFRESHMENTS

4:30—5:30 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION: GAMIFICATION

Learn how to use Gamification to make a positive impact on your work and life. Yu-Kai has been on a mission to share his information on Gamification and Behavioral Design research and knowledge with the world. There is an inherent challenge when sharing information; different people prefer to consume information through different mediums. For this reason, Yu-Kai made a concerted effort to produce information in as many mediums as possible. Yu-Kai Chou is one of the most known speakers in the space of Gamification, behavioral design, Gameful UX, workplace engagement, and Gen Y motivation. This session will give a framework on how to create engaging and successful experiences in the workplace and personal lives.

SPEAKER: Yu-Kai Chou, Author, Gamification & Behavioral Design

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

7:30—9:30 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: GM PRESIDENT DAN AMMANN

As a Wall Street banker, Dan Ammann helped shepherd GM through restructuring. Now, as GM's president, he's leading a transformation of the automaker's global business operations to prepare it for unprecedented technological change. Along with CEO Mary Barra, Dan Ammann has worked aggressively focus GM’s resources on emerging technologies such as autonomous and electric vehicles, in line with Barra's long-term vision of creating a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Dan Ammann was named president of General Motors in 2014. He is responsible for managing the company’s business operations around the world, the global Chevrolet and Cadillac brand organizations, global product planning, new business development and GM Financial.


9:45—10:30 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION/FEATURED SPEAKER: 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?

SPEAKER: Jonathan MacDonald, Founder, Thought Expansion Network

SPONSORED BY FIS

10:30—11:00 a.m.
REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBITORS' MARKETPLACE
11:00—11:45 a.m.
CONCURRENT SESSION: RISK MANAGEMENT—BIG DATA

Please join us for a panel discussion on Risk Managment.

SPEAKERS:

Doug Clyma, SVP, Risk Management

Sang Kim, VP Risk, Consumer Portfolio Services

11:00—11:45 a.m.
CONCURRENT SESSION: SOCIAL PLATFORMS—HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA EFFECTIVELY

Anne McGraw , Sr. Manager, Customer Experience, Nissan North America,

Melinda Welsh, Marketing Executive, Chase Auto Finance,

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

1:00—1:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION: RISK MANAGEMENT
BREAKOUT SESSION: SOCIAL PLATFORMS—CONTENT, SOCIAL LISTENING AND REPUTATION MANAGEMENT

Reputation management and listening to what is happening on social media is immensley important to a business or corporation. What tactics are best? What content works best?

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.

SPEAKERS: Sean Cassidy
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.
CONCURRENT 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. Learn how lenders can use AI/ML in risk management and everyday operations.

Alecia Bridgewater, Bridewater Consulting

Scott Cooke, Chief Risk Officer, Toyota Financial Services

Shafi Rahman , Principal Scientist, FICO

4:45—5:30 p.m.
CONCURRENT SESSION: SOCIAL PLATFORMS: Content, Social Listening and Reputation Management

Having an effective social media platform entails a lot more then just connecting to current and new customers. It is also a full time job to listen and monitor your corporate image before it's too late. Preempting and curtailing negative attacks in a timeley and efficient manner is key to keeping a reputable image.

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

Vincent Rice, AFSA Chair

Wesley Lutz , 2017 NADA Vice Chairman


9:00—9:45 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION: CEO PANEL—TOP INDUSTRY ISSUES

CEOs from major auto finance sources will discuss how they are partnering with their dealer customers to address consumer needs while confronting economic, political and marketplace uncertainties and opportunities.

MODERATOR: Charlie Vogelheim, Host & Producer, Motor Trend Auto

SPEAKERS:

Dan Berce, President & CEO, GM Financial

Bryant Henrie, President, Prestige Financial Services

Rich Morrin, President, Chrysler Capital and Auto Relationships, Santander Consumer USA, Inc.

Ravi Raghu, President, Capital One Auto Finance, Inc.

9:45—10:30 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.

SPEAKER:

Sven Beiker, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Mobility, Lecturer, Stanford University

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.