34TH AFSA
INDEPENDENTS CONFERENCE & EXPO
#EMBRACECHANGE
APRIL 18-21 2017
LAS VEGAS

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DATE
APRIL 18-21, 2017
LOCATION
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
AFSAPAC Event
APRIL 17, 2017

#EmbraceChange

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.

EVENT REGISTRATION FEES

$ 1,075

AFSA MEMBER

$ 875

COMMITTEE/BOARD MEMBER

$ 725

SPOUSE/COMPANION

$ 2,075

NON-MEMBER

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
6:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
AFSAPAC Chair Circle Event ($5,000 Contributors) 
11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Registration Center
7:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
Professional Development Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Independent Auto Finance Executive Group Breakfast/Meeting

Sponsored by FactorTrust

9:30 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
THE EDGE Advisory Board Meeting
10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
AFSA Education Foundation Board Meeting
12:00 p.m.—12:30 p.m.
EF Board/THE EDGE/Professional Development Committee Lunch
12:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
Business Partner Board Meeting/Lunch
12:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting/Lunch

Sponsored by Texas Capital Bank

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

Refreshments sponsored by Hudson Cook

6:00 p.m.—6:45 p.m.
VIP (Very Important Prospects) & New Member Reception

Sponsored by Megasys, Inc.

6:30 p.m.—9:00 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

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT
As CNN's chief national correspondent, John King aims to connect what happens in Washington with the lives of Americans across the country. He anchored, John King, USA from locations all over the US, including the Gulf Coast during the oil spill crisis; Tucson, Arizona, after the shootings of US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others; and from Tunica, Mississippi, during the recent historic flooding in the South. King has moderated CNN primary and presidential debates and covers election night results.

Sponsored by Microbilt

10:45 a.m.—11:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break in the Exhibitors' Marketplace

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Preferred Capital

11:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
General Session: The First 100 Days and What's Ahead

Speakers:
Ann Carmichael | Vice President, Congressional Affairs, AFSA
Bill Himpler | Executive Vice President, AFSA
Jason Rosenstock | Partner, Thorn Run Partners

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)
RSM will present the results of their annual financial performance survey for AFSA Independents 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. RSM consultants can help you identify areas for improved profitability for your company based on the survey results.

Speakers:
Russell Adamczyk | Senior Manager, Specialty Finance Practice
Chris Bosche | Assurance Services
Brandon Hollis | Assurance Services
Joe Kaczmarek | Partner and Great Lakes Specialty Finance Leader
Robert McMurry | Senior Manager, Audit Services
Scott Ruby | Tax Senior Director


EXPLORING THE REALM OF ALTERNATIVE CREDIT BUREAUS

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

COMPLIANCE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION


CAPITAL PLANNING FUNDING STRATEGIES


DEVELOPING A COMPANY WELLNESS PROGRAM TO BENEFIT EMPLOYEES AND REDUCE COSTS
Learn about the many benefits of a company wellness program including lower absenteeism, higher job satisfaction and work productivity, higher employee retention, and lower health care costs.

Speaker:
Bucky Markus | Chief Operating Officer, World Wide Wellness

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
5:00 p.m.—6:30 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.—2:30 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.
The New Normal: The Trump Era Economy

Is Trump the great disruptor? What will happen to Obamacare, Dodd-Frank and climate science? Will there really be a wall, trade tariffs and massive deregulation? How will the new administration's policies affect the financial services industry and consumer optimism? The stock market is giddy and main street is cautious, and Washington is awash in rapid change. Hear about the politics of governing in an age of disruption and polarization.

Speaker:
John Fund | National-affairs columnist, National Review

Sponsored by TransUnion

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

Last chance to meet with exhibitors

Sponsored by Dixon Hughes Goodman

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

PREPARING FOR CURRENT EXPECTED CREDIT LOSS (CECL)


DEBT COLLECTIONS

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

HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES


THE USE OF INNOVATION TO EVALUATE CREDIT INVISIBLE TO CONSUMERS

11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m.
Independents Accounting Committee Roundtable
12:15 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
"Champions Club Luncheon" Guest Speaker

Luncheon sponsored by Fortegra | Speaker sponsored by GOLDPoint Systems

5:15 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Reception

Sponsored by RSM

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

Sponsored by Clarity Services, Inc.

8:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
AFSA Golf Tournament
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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AFSAPAC Chair Circle Event ($5,000 Contributors)

The allure of Intrigue promises to utterly captivate your senses. A venue “so Vegas”, the backyard features a 94-foot waterfall cascading down a man-made “mountain” where reclaimed desert water splashes down into a crystal blue pond accented by fire flaming out of the fountains. Every corner of the nightclub offers an opportunity to entice and surprise you.

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