AFSA VEHICLE FINANCE
CONFERENCE & EXPO
SAN FRANCISCO
JANUARY 22-24, 2019
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Attend the 23rd Vehicle Finance Conference

AFSA's Vehicle Finance Conference is the premier industry event for the vehicle finance industry. Coordinated by the AFSA Vehicle Finance Planning Committee, this marks the 15th year the conference has been held in conjunction with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show. The Conference sets the tone and direction for AFSA's initiatives to benefit its over 100 vehicle finance member companies. The conference will focus on key industry trends, compliance and regulatory activities as well as industry best practices among the top auto finance sources, their business partners and the NADA leadership.

Keynote Speaker Erik Qualman

#1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 50 countries and reached 25 million people this decade. His Socialnomics work has been on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the Na5onal Guard to NASA.

His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the second Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry PoMer's J.K. Rowling. What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube helped Qualman be listed by Forbes and Fortune as a Top 100 Digital Influencer. His business books are used in over 200 universi5es and he has received an honorary doctorate for his groundbreaking work. How to Sell on LinkedIn is becoming mandatory reading for sales teams. Qualman was formerly a siUng professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs.

Conference Program

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3:00—5:00 p.m.
Women’s Leadership Council (by invitation)

6:00—9:00 p.m.
Women’s Leadership Council Reception/Dinner(by invitation, bus will depart the Hilton at 5:45pm)


6:00—9:00 p.m.
Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Reception/Dinner(by invitation, bus will depart the Hilton at 5:45pm)

8:00—9:30 a.m.
AWARE Board Meeting

8:00—11:30 a.m.
Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Breakfast/Meeting

9:30—Noon
Vehicle Finance Credit Risk Committee Meeting (committee members only)

12:00—1:00 p.m.
Vehicle Finance Board/Independent Auto Finance Executives Group/Vehicle Credit Risk Committee-Joint Luncheon

1:15—2:45 p.m.
Vehicle Finance Board Meeting

3:00—3:15 p.m.
Welcoming Session

Larry Hund, President & CEO, Harley Davidson Financial Services
AFSA Education Foundation Update –
Tim Stanley, Chairman of the Board, Heights Finance Corporation


3:15—4:00 p.m.
General Session – The Industry Pulse
So where are we? Light vehicle sales have plateaued after several years of steady growth since the Great Recession. Are the automakers preparing for a downturn? Used vehicle values have been weathering the surge of off-lease vehicles into the secondary market. Can this continue? Capital markets have been accessible and efficient. What should we expect going forward? The mythical sub-prime auto bubble has not materialized, but how is the US consumer faring from a credit perspective? Attend this level-setting session to hear the latest perspectives from industry experts on where we are… and where we may be heading.

Moderator:
Hannah Lutz,
Editor & Reporter, Automotive News


Panelists:
Tony Hughes,
Managing Director, Moody’s Analytics


Tom Murphy,
President, Wells Fargo Preferred Capital

Mike Stanton,
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer,
National Automobile Dealers Association


Amy Cutts, PhD
Senior Vice President, Chief Economist,
Equifax


4:15—4:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

4:30—5:15 p.m.
General Session – Global Trends
In this session, auto finance executives from around the world will discuss current global best practices for Consumer and Wholesale financing as well as potential changes to the financing models.

5:30—7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

7:15—9:30 p.m.
Vehicle Finance Division Board Dinner (by invitation)
8:00—8:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:15—9:00 a.m.
9:00—9:45 a.m.
OEM/Industry Keynote

9:45—10:15 a.m.
Refreshments with Exhibitors

10:15—11:00 a.m.
Keynote General Session: Making Sense of Digital Leadership

Erik Qualman, Author, Digital Leadership,
Making Sense of the Digital Transformation

11:00—11:45 a.m.
General Session: Data Management in a Digital World
As auto financing sources seek to implement and integrate digital technologies and processes into their business operations to bring value to their dealers and customers, they must find ways to challenge the status quo and experiment with innovation in an accelerated fashion. Learn how companies can be create a culture that values and promotes creativity, permissible trial and error, relevant disruption and cross-functional collaboration.

Scott Zoldi, Chief Analytics Officer, FICO

11:45—12:15 p.m.
Open Dialogue/Town Hall: open Discussion on Morning Topics

12:15—1:15 p.m.
Luncheon with Exhibitors

1:15—2:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Education Session: AI and Machine Learning:
As with the goals of machine learning and artificial intelligence, auto financing sources strive to continuously improve their application of new data, advanced analytics and model development. Business applications for auto financing and other industries will be discussed.

Education Session: Workforce Development
With the workforce demographics and dynamics changing continuing to evolve, executives must learn new ways to align their HR activities with the business strategy, identify and hire for critical positions, empower employee and managers, plan for succession and hold everyone accountable in their roles.

2:15—3:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Education Session: Blockchain:
Blockchain promises to disrupt the way the auto finance industry will be funded, how consumer transactions will be processed, how vehicles will be sold at auction and more. Learn how this may impact you and your business.

Education Session: Crisis Management:
Are you prepared if a disruptive and unexpected crisis hit your company? The speed of news travels today and the intensity of scrutiny organizations face should make all companies do all they can to protect themselves and their stakeholders.

3:15—3:30 p.m.
Refreshments with Exhibitors

3:30—4:30 p.m.
General Session: Cybersecurity-Focus on Action
Cybersecurity and protection against potential financial, legal, regulatory and reputation damage incurred with a threat are enough to cause nightmares for businesses. Taking proactive measures to implement new rules and processes to prevent breaches, optimize technology to combat cyber threats and establish and a crisis management plan are at the forefront of today’s leaders.

4:30—5:15 p.m.
General Session – Alternative Ownership Options
The auto financing industry has offered retail installment contracts and auto leasing to support customer purchase of new and used vehicles for decades. As vehicle ownership is rapidly evolving so may financing models. While consumer preferences are often studied, so must the impact on operations, regulations and profitability.

4:30—5:00 p.m.
Open Dialogue/Town Hall Open discussion on morning topics

5:15—6:30 p.m.
Reception with Exhibitors

7:30—8:30 a.m.
CEO Panel with Breakfast (by invite only)

7:30—8:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30—9:00 a.m.
General Session: Transformation of Transportation
Looking to the future, the rapidly evolving automotive purchase and financing processes will undergo massive change. Learn more about the forces of change (e.g., ride hailing, car-sharing, subscription services, autonomous vehicles) as well as the speed of these changes. While consumer preferences are often studied, so must the impact on operations, regulations and profitability. Will this mean more challenge or more opportunity for financing sources?

9:00—9:45 a.m.
9:45—10:30 a.m.
11:00—11:45 a.m.
Vehicle Commercial Credit Committee Luncheon

11:45—1:45 p.m.
Vehicle Commercial Credit Committee Meeting

2019 Printable Schedule-at-a-Glance


What can you expect from the
2019 Vehicle Finance Conference


Exhibits from

65

vendors in the Exhibitors' Marketplace

Networking with

600

industry executives

Insights shared from

40

thought leaders and industry experts

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2019 Speaker Lineup

Ian Smith

Chief Executive Officer,
BMW Group Financial Services USA and Region America’s

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