April 16-18, 2019 #AFSAmtgs

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Presented by the AFSA Section on Independent Operations, this is the main event for independent finance company owners/operators 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. 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 last year. 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.

I hope to see you there!

Brad Noel

AFSA Independents Section Chairman
Executive Vice President
Republic Finance, LLC

2019 Independents Conference & Exposition April 16th-18th

Click Below for 2019 Schedule (subject to change)


3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Independents Section Board Meeting

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

AFSAPAC President’s Club Event

For questions about AFSAPAC President’s Club contact Susan Sullivan

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Leadership Development Program Steering 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. – 12:30 p.m.

AFSA Education Foundation Board with Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Move In

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Business Partner Board Meeting with Lunch

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting with Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

AFSA Board of Directors

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Marketing & Communications Committee

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Installment Lending Tech Task Force

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Women’s Leadership Council

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

VIP and New Member Reception

6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Welcoming Party with Exhibitors

7:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dinner & AFSAPAC Auction

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening General Session & Keynote with Chris Stirewalt

Welcome by Independents Section Chairman

AFSA Update and Initiatives

AFSA Education Foundation Update and the Outstanding Independent Award

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

General Session: Legislative & Legal

Join us for a legislative and legal update along with an AFSAPAC update

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Luncheon with Exhibitors

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

HR Committee Roundtable

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

State Traditional Installment Lending Subcommittee

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Education Sessions:

  • A. RSM/AFSA Independents Financial Survey with Speakers:
    Joe Kaczmarek, CPA, MBA, Assurance Partner, Specialty Finance Practice Leader – Great Lakes Region
    Robert McMurry, Assurance Senior Manager, Specialty Finance
    Brandon Hollis, Assurance Senior Manager, Specialty Finance
    Scott Ruby, MST, CPA, CGMA, Senior Tax Director, Specialty Finance
  • B. Competition and Transparency: the true friends of the consumer and your bottom line

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Education Sessions:

  • C. Practicable Approaches to Analyzing Your Data
  • D. Rewards & Recognition: Psychology of Employee Incentives

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Operations Committee

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Independents Accounting Committee

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Reception with Exhibitors

6:30 p.m.

Open Evening for Private Entertaining

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

General Session: How to Communicate with Millennials

Gabrielle Bosche, the president of Millennial Solution, will give an in-depth presentation on how you can communicate and retain millennials at work.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Refreshments with Exhibitors

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Education Sessions:

  • E. Access to Funding: Bank Lending
  • F. Relationship Building: Using Technology to Communicate with your Customers

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Education Roundtables:

  • A. Responding to Credit Disputes – What are the Bureaus doing to Help?
  • B. Competing in a Digital Market
  • C. Dealing with Compliance
  • D. Cyber Security
  • E. Creating a Digital Branch Office
  • F. FinTech Credit Innovations

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Champions Club Luncheon-Guest Speaker and Outstanding Employee Awards

Melissa Stockwell, a retired US Army 1st Lieutenant, World Champion Triathlete, & 2016 Paralympic Bronze Medalist will end the conference telling us her inspiring story.

AFSAPAC $10,000 Raffle

2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

AFSA Golf Tournament and Reception/Dinner

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Closing Reception (for non-golfers)

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