APRIL 18-21 2017

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APRIL 18-21, 2017
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
APRIL 17, 2017


Developed by the AFSA Section on Independent Operations, this is the main event for independent consumer and sales finance companies, including traditional installment lenders providing personal loans and subprime auto finance companies that purchase contracts from independent and franchise auto dealers. These companies range from single office consumer finance companies to mid-size and large regional national companies.

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 2017

The program is enhanced by an exposition of products/services offered by industry suppliers and AFSA Business Partners. Learn how to become an exhibitor.

2016 AFSA/RSM Annual Independents Financial Performance Survey

A presentation on the 2016 AFSA/RSM Annual Independents Financial Performance Survey will be held on Thursday, April 20. The survey results will be provided complimentary to participating companies. Complete the order form to receive your copy of the survey.


$ 1,075


$ 875


$ 725


$ 2,075


Billy Fuller

AFSA Independents Section Chairman

Chief Operating Officer
Tidewater Finance Company

Conference Schedule

3:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Independents Section Board Meeting
6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Registration Center
8:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Independent Auto Finance Executive Group Breakfast/Meeting

Sponsored by FactorTrust

7:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
Professional Development Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
THE EDGE Advisory Board Meeting
11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
AFSA Education Foundation Board Meeting
12:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
Business Partner Board Meeting/Lunch
12:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting/Lunch

Sponsored by Texas Capital Bank

1:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
EF Board/THE EDGE/Professional Development Committee Lunch
2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
AFSA Board of Directors Meeting
4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Women's Leadership Council Meeting
6:00 p.m.—6:45 p.m.
VIP (Very Important Prospects) & New Member Reception

Sponsored by Megasys, Inc.

6:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
Welcoming Party & AFSAPAC Auction

Sponsored by Clarity Services, Inc.

7:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
Registration Center
7:30 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
State Traditional Installment Lending Subcommittee Meeting
8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
Marketing Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
Breakfast in the Exhibitors' Marketplace

Sponsored by CEDAR Document Technologies, Inc.

9:00 a.m.—10:45 a.m.
Opening General Session & Keynote Address
10:45 a.m.—11:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break in the Exhibitors' Marketplace

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Preferred Capital

11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m.
General Session: The First 100 Days and What's Ahead

Sponsored by defiSOLUTIONS

12:15 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
Luncheon in the Exhibitors' Marketplace
1:30 p.m.—2:15 p.m.
Education Sessions

2016 Independent Survey Results (by RSM)

Reputation Management: Using Social Media to Your Advantage

2:15 p.m.—2:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break in the Exhibitors' Marketplace

Sponsored by Liberty Motor Club, LLC

2:45 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Education Sessions

Balancing Compliance with Performance Goals

Capital Planning Funding Strategies

3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open for Appointments Only
3:45 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
HR Committee Meeting
3:45 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Operations Committee Meeting
5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Reception in the Exhibitors' Marketplace

Sponsored by Heights Finance Corporation

7:00 p.m.
Open Evening for Private Entertaining
7:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Registration Center
8:00 a.m.—8:45 a.m.
Breakfast in the Exhibitors' Marketplace

Sponsored by Dot808

9:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
General Session

Sponsored by TransUnion

10:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break in the Exhibitors' Marketplace

Last chance to meet with exhibitors

10:30 a.m.—11:15 a.m.
Education Sessions

Preparing for Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL)

Developing a Company Wellness Program

11:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Education Sessions

Human Capital Management Issues

11:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Independents Accounting Committee Roundtable
12:00 p.m.—1:45 p.m.
"Champions Club Luncheon" Guest Speaker

Luncheon sponsored by Fortegra | Speaker sponsored by GOLDPoint Systems

2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
General Session: Impact of Technology on the Future of Traditional Installment Lending

Sponsored by REPAY — Realtime Electronic Payments

5:15 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by RSM

6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Dinner/Entertainment for All Registered Attendees

Sponsored by Clarity

8:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
AFSA Golf Tournament & Other Optional Activities
1:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon/Golf Awards

Sponsored by ACI Worldwide

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Keynote Address

John King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and the former anchor of John King, USA, a one-hour political program launched in March 2010. In this role, King aimed to connect what happens in Washington, DC, with the lives of Americans across the country. King anchored John King, USA from locations such as: the Gulf Coast during the oil spill crisis; Tucson, Arizona, after the shootings of US Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and other victims; and, from Tunica, Mississippi, during the recent historic flooding in the South. King moderated the first CNN debate of the 2012 Republican presidential primary season, a program more than 3.2 million viewers tuned in to watch. During the 2010 election cycle, King moderated gubernatorial debates in Massachusetts and Florida.

King previously anchored State of the Union with John King, the network’s four-hour Sunday news program, during which he interviewed a wide range of newsmakers, including President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney. While anchoring State of the Union, King visited all 50 states in the first year of the Obama presidency to gather the voices of everyday Americans.


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