2020 Chairman's Welcome

Don’t wait for nature to bring the warm weather to you – join us April 28- 30 in Palm Springs, California for the 2020 AFSA Independents Conference & Expo.

This is the premier gathering for independent finance companies, and whether you’re joining us for the first time or the 20th, you will find a conference packed with cutting-edge analysis and industry intelligence, with plenty of outstanding networking opportunities. In keeping with our 2020 Vision theme, sessions will examine the state of the consumer-credit industry, and look ahead to the legislative, regulatory, and business operations issues shaping independent finance companies in the coming year. 

AFSA Business Partners are ready and excited to meet you in the Expo, the main hub of the conference. Exchange best practices, access new technologies and meet friends in one of the country’s finest resorts at La Quinta. 

I’m honored to serve as the 2020 Independents Section Chairman and I hope to see you in a few short months.

Stan Butler

AFSA Independents Section Chairman
President & CEO 
Heights Finance

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Independents Conference Schedule 

April 28-30, 2020
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Monday, April 27th
 
3:00-4:00pm
Independents Section Board Committee (committee members only) 
5:30-9:00pm
AFSAPAC Chairman's Club Event           
Tuesday, April 28th
7:30-10:30am
Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Breakfast/Meeting (invitation only)          
8:30-9:30am
Leadership Development Program Steering Committee (committee members only) 
9:30-10:30am
The EDGE Advisory Board 
10:30-12:30pm
AFSA Education Foundation Board Meeting (lunch)           
12:00-2:00pm
Executive Committee           
2:00-4:00pm
AFSA Board of Directors           
2:00-4:30pm
Pre-Conference Workshops           

Stay tuned for topics!

2:30-3:30pm
Business Partner Board           
4:00-6:00pm
Women's Leadership Council           
5:45-6:30pm
VIP Reception           
6:15-7:15pm
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors           
7:15-9:15pm
Welcome Dinner/AFSAPAC Auction           
Wednesday, April 29th
  

7:30-9:00am
Marketing & Communications  Networking Group          
7:30-9:00am
State Traditional Installment Lending Committee
8:00-8:45am
Breakfast with Exhibitors          
9:45-10:45am
Opening General Session          

  • Welcome by Independent Section Chairman
  • AFSAPAC Update, PAC Chairman
  • Keynote Address
  • 2020 Outstanding Independent Award
  • 10:45-11:15am
    Refreshments with Exhibitors          
    11:15-12:00pm
    General Session: Legislative/State Update          
    12:15-1:15pm
    Luncheon with Exhibitors          
    1:15-2:00pm
    Education Sessions 

  • A) RSM Survey
  • 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 potential areas for improved profitability for your company based on the survey results.

    Speakers:

  • Morris R. Marshburn, Assurance Partner, National Leader Specialty Finance
  • Bob Eash, Assurance Partner, Specialty Finance
  • Scott Ruby, Tax Senior Director, Specialty Finance
  • B) Fintech
  • 1:15-2:15pm
    Human Resource Networking Group           
    2:15-2:45pm
    Refreshment Break          
    2:45-3:30pm
    Education Sessions

  • C) Cyber Security/Fraud (phishing, ID theft, etc)
  • D) HR Operations
  • 2:45-3:45pm
    Independents Accounting Committee          
    5:00-6:30pm
    Reception with Exhibitors
    Thursday,  April 30th
      

    7:30-8:15am
    Breakfast with Exhibitors          
    8:15-9:15am
    General Session | Effective Leadership
    9:30-10:45am
    Speedsmart Sessions | Join a roundtable discussion on industry trends                           

  • A) Perspective on Trends – Stephens Advisors
  • B) TCPA Rule Changes
  • C) Debt Settlement
  • D) NACHA Regulations
  • E) Debt Collection Rule
  • F) Aftermarket Compliance
  • G) Bank owned company trend
  • H) Anti-Money Laundering
  • I) Rate Cap Issues
  • 9:45-11:30am
    Operations Committee
    10:45-11:30am
    Education Sessions 

  • E) Funding / ABS/ Stipulations – competitive concern
  • F) Voluntary Protection Products (VPP)
  • 11:30-1:00pm
    Champions Luncheon w/speaker and PAC Drawing           
    1:30-6:30pm
    AFSA Golf Tournament           
    6:30-8:00pm
    Closing Reception for all Registered Attendees          


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