2018 AFSA
INDEPENDENTS CONFERENCE & EXPO
#LENDINGEVOLUTION
APRIL 24-26 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE

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DATE
APRIL 24-26, 2018
LOCATION
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
AFSAPAC Event
APRIL 23, 2018

#LendingEvolution

Presented by the AFSA Section on Independent Operations, this is the main event for independent finance company owners and suppliers to this segment of the industry. Educational sessions offer new ideas in the areas of legal/compliance, legislative and regulatory, marketing, operations, technology, funding, human resources, the economy, and new business opportunities.

Educational sessions offer new ideas in the areas of legal/compliance, legislative/regulatory, marketing/communications, operations, technology, funding, human capital management, the economy, and new business opportunities. Many AFSA committees and boards meet in conjunction with the conference.

AFSA Independents Exposition 2018

The program is enhanced by an exposition of products/services offered by industry suppliers and AFSA Business Partners. Exhibit Information will be available soon.

The Outstanding Employee Awards

The Outstanding Employee Awards are presented annually by the Independents Section of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) to individuals who have shown excellence in individual performance, management skills, and customer relations, under their company's standards of finance management. These individuals are selected by their companies who are finance company members of the AFSA Independents Section. Outstanding Employee Award applications are now being accepted for the 35th Independent's Conference & Exposition. Click here to nominate an employee online or use the attached nominations form. Please note: There is no voting process -- all nominees are WINNERS. The awards will be presented this year during the "Champions Club Luncheon”, held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To see last year's winners click here. As part of the participation in the awards program, sponsoring companies agree to provide their Outstanding Employee Award recipients with a registration to the conference, travel and hotel costs. AFSA is pleased to provide a discounted registration rate of $725 for award nominees and a complimentary conference registration to the award recipient's spouse/companion. The company pays the travel expenses and hotel costs. All nominations or inquiries should be directed to Perla Manuel at pmanuel@afsamail.org or (202) 466-8608. 

2017 AFSA/RSM Annual Independents Financial Performance Survey

A presentation on the 2017 AFSA/RSM Annual Independents Financial Performance Survey will be held on Wednesday, April 25. The survey results will be provided complimentary to participating companies. Results may also be purchased using the ORDER FORM and available after the conference.

EVENT REGISTRATION FEES

$ 1,299

AFSA MEMBER

$ 899

COMMITTEE/BOARD MEMBER

$ 725

SPOUSE/COMPANION

$ 2,299

NON-MEMBER

Martin Less

AFSA Independents Section Chairman


President & CEO
Nationwide Acceptance, LLC
3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
Independents Section Board Meeting
5:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
AFSAPAC Event (Intracoastal Cruise) 
8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Breakfast
8:30 a.m.—11:15 a.m.
Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Meeting
10:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
THE EDGE Advisory Board
10:30 a.m.—Noon
State Traditional Installment Lending Subcommittee
11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
AFSA EF Board Meeting/Lunch
1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
Professional Development Committee
2:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting/Lunch
3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
AFSA Board of Directors
5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
VIP RECEPTION
6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.
WELCOME RECEPTION WITH EXHIBITORS
7:30 p.m.—9:15 p.m.
LEADERSHIP DINNER/PAC AUCTION
7:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Registration Center
7:30 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
Marketing Committee
8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS
8:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m.
Opening General Session/KEYNOTE

Welcome by Independent Section Chairman
AFSAPAC Update

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Brad Parscale is the digital media and political strategist for Parscale Giles-Parscale a leading digital and social media company. Brad creates web marketing strategies and oversees all technical and functional aspects of these strategies. In 2016 Brad was named Digital Director for the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign.

2018 Outstanding Independent Award

10:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
REFRESHMENTS WITH EXHIBITORS
11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION: Legislative Update
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.
LUNCHEON WITH EXHIBITORS
1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
EDUCATION SESSIONS

2017 Independent Financial Survey Results
RSM US LLP will present the results of their annual financial performance survey for AFSA independent members and other independently-held finance companies across the United States. The results will include current trends with respect to growth, funding, leverage, profitability, income and expenses.

1:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m.
Human Resource Committee
2:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m.
REFRESHMENT BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
EDUCATION SESSIONS

Talent Management – The First 90 Days – Onboarding & Integrating New Hires for Long-Term Success - Amy Hirsh Robinson, Interchange Consulting Group Alternative forms of Non-bank funding – Private Equity, Investment Bankers, Rating Agency

2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Independents Accounting Committee
3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Operations Committee
3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Business Partner Advisory Board
5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Reception with Exhibitors

Open Evening for private events

8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Registration Center
7:30 a.m.—8:00 a.m.
BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS
8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION Overview of the Competitive Landscape / Disrupters

Join this presentation covering the new disruptors in consumer lending. AFSA membership can prepare for all the future possibilities in the way they acquire and provide products and services to their customers.

9:00 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
REFRESHMENT BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
(last chance to visit with exhibitors)
9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
9:30 a.m.—10:15 a.m.
EDUCATION SESSIONS

The Digital World of Consumer Credit / New Technology and a Paperless World – The Possibilities Impact on originations – i.e. electronic signatures, Impact on servicing, Impact on advertising, Impact on senior lenders and compliance.
Consumer trends- perspective from other industries

10:30 a.m.—11:15 p.m.
EDUCATION SESSIONS

Trends in Collections
Developing a Scorecard What are the options? What should you be asking? Become more efficient in underwriting, What data are you using?

11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
Education Sessions

CHAMPIONS CLUB LUNCHEON and PAC Drawing
Outstanding Employee Awards
Guest Speaker

1:30 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

DEEP SEA FISHING
SEGWAY TOUR
CATAMARAN
POOL/BEACH LOUNGE

2:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
GOLF TOURNAMENT & RECEPTION
6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Closing Reception

All Registered Attendees
Open evening for private events

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Keynote Address

BRAD PARSCALE, SENIOR MEDIA ADVISOR, DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT; FOUNDER, PARSCALE STRATEGY, LLC

Brad Parscale’s keen understanding of digital media put himself in an advantageous position, especially when he realized its huge potential before most organizations. As a country boy from Kansas, you wouldn’t expect him to become the Digital Director for the Donald J. Trump campaign or be responsible for building a campaign that raised more money through small-dollar donations than any Republican presidential candidate in history.

Whether you know him as “Donald Trump’s Michael Bay,” “a secret weapon” or “the man with the viking beard” — Brad has redefined the way that campaigns are run and future elections are won.

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AFSAPAC President's Club Event

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