JOIN THE ACTION IN WASHINGTON

Last year, the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) celebrated its centennial in Palm Beach, Fl. A year later, we reconvene in the heart of all the news coverage—Washington, D.C.

While AFSA's mission remains the same, the political landscape has completely changed. From the balance of the Supreme Court to the controlling party of both chambers of Congress and the White House. We'll be joined by leaders of Congress and key influencers in the consumer finance industry as we reflect on the past year in Washington and strategize for the future. 

In addition to various committee meetings and general sessions addressing key developments in the industry and political arena, this year's AFSA Annual Meeting will round out with Capitol Hill meetings with members of Congress. Use the insights gathered throughout the conference and take advantage of the opportunity to visit with your Congressional delegation. This is another #AFSAmtg you definitely don't want to miss! 

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  WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND  


Network with industry executives, providers, strategists and power players

Attend committee/board meetings tailored for your role in the industry* 

Hear insights from leaders in the industry and in Washington

Meet with your congressional delegation on Wednesday, October 25

*To learn more about AFSA's Committees of Professional Interest and to join, visit www.afsaonline.org.


 

 

 

 


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  THE PROGRAM  

Subject to change

5:30—7:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
 COFFEE SPONSORED BY DIMONT 
 WIFI AND CONFERENCE APP SPONSORED BY AUTOGRAVITY 
 LANYARDS SPONSORED BY WHITE CLARKE 
 PENS SPONSORED BY ALLIED/SECURIAN 
 TEXT SERVICES SPONSORED BY SOLUTIONS BY TEXT 

6:30—7:30 p.m.
EARLY ARRIVAL RECEPTION
Arriving early in Washington, D.C. for a Monday morning meeting? Can't wait to kick off your #AFSAmtgs experience? All registered attendees are invited to join us for an Early Arrival Reception!  SPONSORED BY SOURCELINK 

7:30 a.m.—6:30 p.m.
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
 COFFEE SPONSORED BY DIMONT 
 WIFI AND CONFERENCE APP SPONSORED BY AUTOGRAVITY 
 LANYARDS SPONSORED BY WHITE CLARKE 
 PENS SPONSORED BY ALLIED/SECURIAN 
 TEXT SERVICES SPONSORED BY SOLUTIONS BY TEXT 

8:00—11:00 a.m.
INDEPENDENT AUTO FINANCE EXECUTIVES GROUP BREAKFAST & MEETING
 BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY DEFISOLUTIONS 

8:30—10:00 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE BREAKFAST & MEETING

9:00 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
LAW COMMITTEE MEETING (committee members only)
 BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY HUSCH BLACKWELL 

10:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
AFSA EDUCATION FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS LUNCH & MEETING

12:00—12:45 p.m.
VEHICLE FINANCE DIVISION BOARD/INDEPENDENT AUTO FINANCE EXECUTIVES GROUP JOINT LUNCHEON
 SPONSORED BY BLACKBOOK 

12:45—3:00 p.m.
VEHICLE FINANCE DIVISION BOARD MEETING
Mark Scarpelli, 2017 NADA Chairman will address Top Issues for Auto Dealers. Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist, Cox Automotive will provide an Economic & Market Update discussing vehicle sales and price trends, dealer sentiment, the impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and provide Cox Automotive’s outlook for the remainder of this year and next year.  REFRESHMENTS SPONSORED BY ALLIED SOLUTIONS 

1:00—2:00 p.m.
THE EDGE ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

1:00—3:00 p.m.
OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

3:00—5:00 p.m.
AFSA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
 REFRESHMENTS SPONSORED BY EQUIFAX 

3:15—5:45 p.m.
VEHICLE COMMERCIAL CREDIT COMMITTEE MEETING
Refreshments provided beginning at 2:45 p.m.
A panel of experts will discuss the Future of Wholesale Lending. This includes Cliff Banks, President, Banks Media Enterprises, Doug Ekizian, Director, Consumer Finance Group, PwC and Jim Houston, Senior Manager, J.D. Power & Associates.

6:00—7:30 p.m.
WELCOME RECEPTION
Everyone is invited to meet up with friends and make new business contacts at the opening cocktail reception. The one hour plus reception will include a full bar and light hors d'oeuvres. The remainder of the evening is open for entertaining and private dinners.  SPONSORED BY ONEMAIN FINANCIAL AND FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY 

7:15—9:00 p.m.
LAW COMMITTEE DINNER
 SPONSORED BY HUDSON COOK  

7:15—9:00 p.m.
VEHICLE FINANCE DIVISION BOARD/VEHICLE COMMERCIAL CREDIT COMMITTEE/INDEPENDENT AUTO FINANCE EXECUTIVES GROUP RECEPTION & DINNER
 RECEPTION SPONSORED BY ROUTE ONE  
 WINE SPONSORED BY TRANSUNION 
 DINNER SPONSORED BY FICO 
7:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
 COFFEE SPONSORED BY DIMONT 
 WIFI AND CONFERENCE APP SPONSORED BY AUTOGRAVITY 
 LANYARDS SPONSORED BY WHITE CLARKE 
 PENS SPONSORED BY ALLIED/SECURIAN 
 TEXT SERVICES SPONSORED BY SOLUTIONS BY TEXT 

8:00—8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST
 SPONSORED BY SWORD APAK 

8:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
LAW COMMITTEE MEETING (committee members only)

8:30—9:45 a.m.
OPENING GENERAL SESSION
Welcome remarks from Franc Lee, AFSA Chairman and Chris Stinebert's President's Report. PLUS Bret Baier, chief political anchor with Fox News, will join us to open the Annual Meeting and give attendees an inside view of the administration, congress and the ever-changing political landscape.  KEYNOTE SPONSORED BY FICO 

9:45—10:00 a.m.
REFRESHMENT BREAK
 SPONSORED BY REPAY 

10:00—11:00 a.m.
THE FUTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT—FROM SCALIA TO GORSUCH, WHAT'S NEXT?
Tom Goldstein, partner Goldstein & Russell, and co-founder of SCOTUS blog, is the nation's leading expert on "everything" Supreme Court. He has personally argued 30 cases before the court and taught Supreme Court litigation at Harvard and Stanford Law schools.  SPONSORED BY FACTORTRUST 

11:00—11:30 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION: INSIDE THE OMB
Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and three-term Congressman from South Carolina will speak about the administration's efforts to shrink the federal bureaucracy including reforming CFPB, controlling the federal budget, reducing the federal deficit, and tax reform.

11:40 a.m.—12:40 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION: CYBERSECURITY—DATA BREACH DECADE
Cybersecurity threats are increasingly sophisticated and have affected most of the country in recent months and years. Is the ubiquity of the Social Security Number part of the core problem, and if so, what could replace it? What else should companies be aware of in this constantly evolving space? Meg Novacek, Executive Director Business Development North America at Argus Cyber Security, will provide attendees with concrete ideas to take home to their companies. 
 SPONSORED BY ACI WORLDWIDE 

12:45—2:00 p.m.
LUNCHEON: INSIDE THE CFPB
Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010, numerous regulations have impacted the financial services industry. Key among the Dodd-Frank Act's provisions was the formation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Director Richard Cordray will speak about the bureau's priorities and recent activities. Cordray assumed the helm at the CFPB in early 2012 after previously serving as the head of the bureau's enforcement division.
 LUNCHEON SPONSORED BY FACTORTRUST 

2:00—3:00 p.m.
EDUCATION SESSION: 2017 GLOBAL HUMAN CAPITAL TRENDSREWRITING THE RULES FOR THE DIGITAL AGE
Jeanne Rankin, Associate Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Bersin will dive into the 2017 Global Human Capital Trend report, complete with an interactive way to discover the “new rules of the digital age.” She will discuss the accelerating rate of change in business, the economy, and society that are challenging both business and HR to adopt new rules for leading, organizing, motivating, managing, and engaging the 21st-century workforce.

2:15—3:45 p.m.
AFSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
 REFRESHMENTS SPONSORED BY GOLDPOINT SYSTEMS 

3:00—3:15 p.m.
REFRESHMENT BREAK
 SPONSORED BY FIMC 

3:15—4:15 p.m.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

3:15—4:30 p.m.
HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE MEETING

3:15—5:00 p.m.
VEHICLE FINANCE CREDIT RISK COMMITTEE MEETING
Larry Dixon, Senior Director, Market Intelligence, J.D. Power Valuation Services will provide an Automotive Residual Value Trends Update.

3:15—6:00 p.m.
STATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

4:30—6:00 p.m.
BUSINESS PARTNER BOARD MEETING

5:45—6:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION
 SPONSORED BY HUDSON COOK 

6:30—9:00 p.m.
ANNUAL MEETING RECEPTION & DINNER
Everyone is invited to join in the fun and enjoy the nationally renowned Capitol Steps. Over 30 years ago, the Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 40 albums, including their latest, Orange Is the New Barack. They have been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS.
 ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORED BY CLARITY SERVICES  
 RECEPTION SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO PREFERRED CAPITAL 
 DINNER SPONSORED BY FIS 
 WINE SPONSORED BY DATASCAN 
 FLORALS SPONSORED BY BUCKLEY SANDLER 

7:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
 COFFEE SPONSORED BY DIMONT 
 WIFI AND CONFERENCE APP SPONSORED BY AUTOGRAVITY 
 LANYARDS SPONSORED BY WHITE CLARKE 
 PENS SPONSORED BY ALLIED/SECURIAN 
 TEXT SERVICES SPONSORED BY SOLUTIONS BY TEXT 

7:45—9:15 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION & BREAKFAST: FINANCIAL SERVICES—A VIEW FROM THE TOP
Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, will provide insights on the political climate in Washington and give a candid assessment of what realistically can be achieved legislatively. Committee Chair Hensarling also will address what Congress and the Administration can do to control and rein in regulation with specific attention to the CFPB. Then, Steve Moore of the Heritage Foundation and Economic Advisor to the Trump Administration, formerly of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, will present the state of the economy and what we can expect going forward regarding tax reform, health care and other issues influencing the economy and credit markets. Lastly, an AFSAPAC Report.
 BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY GOLDPOINT SYSTEMS 

9:30—10:30 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION: MEDIA ROUNDTABLE
What is it like today covering financial services issues on Capitol Hill and in the regulatory agencies in a climate of fake news, leakers and inexperienced sources? AFSA's Media Roundtable breakout session will feature a panel of journalists from Politico, American Banker, Bloomberg and Reuters providing the backstory on the media climate in Washington, DC.

9:30—11:30 a.m.
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING
 REFRESHMENTS SPONSORED BY RSM 

9:30—11:45 a.m.
ORCC MEETING

10:05—10:55 a.m.
COMPLIANCE BREAKOUT: CFPB'S CONSUMER COMPLAINT DATABASE
Scott Steckel, CFPB's Manager of Consumer Response will talk about the evolution of the complaint system, and answer questions from AFSA members.

10:30—10:45 a.m.
REFRESHMENT BREAK
 SPONSORED BY COMPLI 

10:45—11:45 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION: TAKING CARE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS POST-DISASTER
Whether it be hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes or fires, your customers may face the loss of their cars, homes and businesses. How can we help them? Learn how to navigate after post-natural disaster with Dennis Brosnan, President & CEO of Dimont, Becky Igo, Regional Vice President, Allied Solutions, Steve Kapusta, Vice President of Specialized Asset Management at Ally, Mat Roe, Vice President, Strategy and Risk Management at OneMain Holdings, Inc., and Neil Williams, Chief Administrative Officer, Heights Finance Corporation.

11:00—11:45 a.m.
COMPLIANCE BREAKOUT: LESSONS LEARNED FROM RECENT ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
In recent months, there have been regulatory actions taken against several financial services companies. What does it mean to AFSA members? Panel: Kwende Jones (Burr & Forman), James Kim (Ballard Spahr), and Jonice Gray Tucker (Buckley Sandler). Moderated by ORCC Chair Jim Sheeran, General Counsel, Tidewater Finance Company.

11:45 a.m.—12:45 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION & LUNCHEON: AFTERNOON ON CAPITOL HILL
How to make your hill visits effective and a review of the talking points and action items for the Capitol Hill appointment. What's the "ask" for member of Congress. Speaker: Ann Carmichael, Vice President, Congressional Affairs, AFSA
 SPONSORED BY FORTEGRA 

1:30—4:30 p.m.
CAPITOL HILL MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Annual Meeting registrants, including spouses and guests, are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to visit with their Congressional delegation. If you have not signed up, please contact Shaniece Rigans at 202-469-3197 or srigans@afsamail.org.

4:30—6:00 p.m.
POST-CAPITOL HILL NETWORKING RECEPTION AT THE MANDARIN HOTEL
 SPONSORED BY FORTEGRA 

  RATES  

AFSA MEMBER:

$1,299

AFSA NON-MEMBER:

$2,299

COMMITTEE/BOARD MEMBERS:

$1,049

SPOUSE/COMPANION:

$675

  DEADLINES  

SEPTEMBER 29: Last day to make hotel reservations at the discounted AFSA rate

OCTOBER 6: Last day for cancellation with full refund

OCTOBER 10: Last day for cancellation with partial refund; last day to be listed in the registration directory

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  HOTEL & TRAVEL  


  HOTEL INFORMATION  

MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL
1330 MARYLAND AVENUE SW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20024
(202) 554-8588
WWW.MANDARINORIENTAL.COM/WASHINGTON

A short walk from some of the nation's most cherished monuments, Mandarin Oriental DC offers five-star luxury in the heart of the U.S. capital.

DELUXE KING: $375 Guest room rate (single/double plus 14.5% tax per night). Hotel rooms are for registered conference attendees only.

You must contact the hotel directly by Friday, September 29 to reserve your hotel room at the AFSA rate. Reservations will be made on a space available, first-come, first-serve basis. A small portion of the room rate is applied to AFSA to offset conference expenses.

NOTE: The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is now SOLD OUT. You can book a room at the AFSA rate at the new Canopy by Hilton.

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  GROUND TRANSPORTATION  

TAXI SERVICE from Reagan National Airport (DCA) is approximately $18-23 and $85 from Dulles International Airport (IAD).

PRIVATE TOWN CARS start at $115 for a sedan from DCA and $175 from Dulles. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel concierge at (202) 787-6170.

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR gives AFSA attendees at 10% discount on rental cars. Access Enterprise's website for reservations and use discount code 16AH072Parking at the Mandarin is $55 per night.

  AIR TRAVEL  

UNITED AIRLINES offers discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares when you use Offer Code ZW3X293807

DELTA AIRLINES offers air travel discounts to applicable fares for this conference when you use Event Code NMPE8.