Learn and Connect! Array of Exciting Speakers to Come!

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. 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 April 16th-18th

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.

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. – 12:00 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

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

State Traditional Installment Lending Subcommittee

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Marketing Committee

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening General Session/Keynote & Welcome by Independent Section Chairman

AFSA Update and Initiatives

AFSA EF Update

Outstanding Independent Award

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

General Session: Legislative/Legal Update

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

HR Committee

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Education Sessions:

  • A. RSM Financial Survey
  • 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:

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

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Operations Committee

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Independent 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. – 2:30 p.m.


7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Refreshments with Exhibitors

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Education Sessions:

  • A. Access to Funding: Bank Lending
  • B. 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 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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