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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. Come join us for an informative week in Austin, TX!! This is one #AFSAMtg you don't want to miss!

Many thanks to 2018 Independents Section Chairman, Martin Less, President & CEO of Nationwide Acceptance for chairing a very successful conference in Fort Lauderdale in April. You can view the schedule, list of exhibitors and sponsors and other details about this year’s conference by clicking the buttons on the top ribbon. I am honored to serve as the 2019 Section Chairman and I invite you to join us April 16-18, 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin Texas! This is the first time that this conference has been held in the beautiful city of Austin. The Independents Section Board has started to plan next year’s program.

I hope to see you there!

Brad Noel

Brad Noel

AFSA Independents Section Chairman
Executive Vice President
Republic Finance, LLC

2019 Independents Conference & Exposition

Click Below for 2019 Schedule


3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                           Independents Section Board Meeting

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.                           Chairman’s Club PAC Event

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                          Professional Development Committee

8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.                          Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                        Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Meeting

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                        THE EDGE Advisory Board

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                      AFSA Education Foundation Board

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.                      Education Foundation Board Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                          Exhibitor Move In

12:00 p.m. –1:30 p.m.                         Business Partner Board Meeting/Lunch

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                        Executive Committee Meeting with Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                          AFSA Board of Directors

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                          Women’s Leadership Council

5:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m.                           VIP and New Member Reception

6:00 p.m. –7:30 p.m                            Welcoming Party with Exhibits

7:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.                          Dinner & AFSAPAC Auction>

7:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.                            State Traditional Installment Lending Subcommittee

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.                          Marketing Committee

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                          Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                        Opening Session/Keynote • Welcome by Independent Section Chairman

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.                      Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                      General Session

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                        Luncheon with Exhibitors

7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                          Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.                          Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                          General Session

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                        Refreshments with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.                      Education Session

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                      Education Session

11:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.                        Champions Club Luncheon” Guest Speaker and Outstanding Employee Awards

2:00 P.m. – 8:30 p.m.                          AFSA Golf Tournament and Reception/Dinner

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                          Closing Reception

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