97th AFSA Annual Meeting
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Schedule of Events

AFSA 97th Annual Meeting
October 21 – 23, 2013
Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Washington, D.C.

FINANCING AMERICA'S FUTURE

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Effective: 10/11/2013

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
EARLY ARRIVAL RECEPTION
Sponsorship Allied Business Systems

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013

7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
AFSA REGISTRATION CENTER
Conference Pens provided by 
Allied Solutions     
Room Keys sponsored by  Assurant Solutions
 
Registration Directory sponsored by Carleton, Inc.
Conference Program and Industry Buyer's Guide sponsored by SourceLink 

8:30 a.m. – noon
Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Breakfast/Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Professional Development Committee

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Law Committee – by invitation
Refreshments provided by
CounselorLibrary/Hudson Cook LLP

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
THE EDGE Advisory Board

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
AFSAEF & Endowment Committee/THE EDGE/Professional Development Committee Luncheon

noon – 1:00 p.m.
Vehicle Finance Board/Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Joint Luncheon
Sponsored by
Black Book

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
AFSA Education Foundation Board and Endowment Committee

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Vehicle Finance Conference Planning Committee


2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (changed from 1:15 p.m.)
Vehicle Finance Advisory Board
Refreshments sponsored by TransUnion

Top Issues for Auto Dealers
Guest Speaker:

David A. Westcott
2013 NADA Chairman
Westcott Automotive
Burlington, NC


2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Business Partner Advisory Board

4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
AFSA Executive Committee

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WELCOME RECEPTION
Sponsored by
OneMain Financial and Ford Motor Credit Company

7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Vehicle Finance Board/Independent Auto Finance Executives Group
Reception/Dinner (by invitation)

The Oval Room, 800 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Transportation departs from the hotel main ent
rance at 7:05 p.m.

Reception sponsored by RouteOne
Dinner sponsored by FICO

7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
Law Committee Dinner

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
AFSA REGISTRATION CENTER

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
VantageScore VIP Breakfast – by invitation

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST
Sponsored by McGladrey LLP

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
OPENING SESSION

  • AFSA Chairman’s Report
    Tim Stanley, President & CEO, Heights Finance Corporation

     
  • Building the Foundation for the Future
    Harry Goff,  Chairman, AFSA Education Foundation
     
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
     Inside Politics, the White House and the Future of America

     Chris Wallace, Moderator, Fox News Sunday
    Sponsored by VantageScore

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
REFRESHMENT BREAK
Sponsored by TransUnion

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Law Committee Meeting  (committee members only)

10:30 a.m. – noon
GENERAL SESSION

  • AFSA President’s Report
    Chris Stinebert, President & CEO
     
  • AFSAPAC Report: Making Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill
    Charlie Harris,President, Security Finance Corporation of Spartanburg
  • Distinguished Service Awards Presentations
    Presented by Gary Phillips, AFSA Chairman-Elect and Chairman & CEO, Republic Finance, LLC

  • Economic Update - Washington's Role in the Economy:
    Martin A. Regalia, PhD., Senior Vice President & Chief Economist,  US Chamber of Commerce 
    Sponsored by Toyota Financial Services

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  
RECOGNITION LUNCHEON AND SPEAKER
Following lunch, the AFSA Lifetime Achievement Award recipients and the 2013 class presidents of THE EDGE and the UNC Leadership Development Program will be recognized.

An Inside Look at the Supreme Court
Speaker: Thomas Goldstein, Founding Partner, Goldstein & Russell, P.C. and Publisher, SCOTUSblog

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
AFSA Board of Directors
Refreshments sponsored by GOLDPoint Systems

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
EDUCATION SESSION:  The Importance of Compliance Training – Welcome to AFSA University

AFSA will introduce its new compliance training program – AFSA University, discuss its main features, and show you why it’s a great regulatory compliance tool for your company. Join us to discuss training on key federal laws and regulations for AFSA member company employees in the new regulatory landscape, including CFPB expectations.

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
REFRESHMENT BREAK
Sponsored by Financial Insurance Management Corporation (FIMC)

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
State Government Affairs Committee

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
EDUCATION SESSION: The Importance of Compliance Training - Welcome to AFSA University (REPEATED)

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
AFSA/NIADA Executive Meeting 


6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
ANNUAL MEETING RECEPTION - all attendees
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Preferred Capital

7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
DINNER/ENTERTAINMENT – all attendees
Dinner/Entertainment sponsored by FIS
Wine Sponsored by Harley-Davidson Financial Services

Entertainment by The Capitol Steps

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013

7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
AFSA REGISTRATION CENTER

7:40 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION/BREAKFAST
Legislative and Regulatory Update
Breakfast Sponsored by GOLDPoint Systems

Guest Speakers:

The Honorable Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)
U.S. House of Representatives

David M. Silberman
Associate Director for Research, Markets, and Regulation
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
EDUCATION SESSION:
Engaging Employees Across the Generations

Businesses are abuzz about the multiple generations in the workplace and struggling to bridge generational gaps and create more ways for different employees to share ideas and add value. In this interactive session, author, facilitator, and speaker Halelly Azulay, President, TalentGrow, will share insights on ways to engage employees across the different generations and organizational silos using today’s emerging social and informal learning methods. Walk away with ideas for immediate implementation and new perspectives on old problems.

9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
COMMITTEES OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST 
Refreshments provided by CSMI
-  
Marketing Committee
-  Operations Committee
-  Operations & Regulatory Compliance Committee

9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
AFSA Vehicle Finance Credit Risk Management Steering Committee (committee members only)


11:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
HUMAN RESOURCES LEGAL SESSION
Latest Legal Developments Impacting Employers


Speaker:
Michael Murphy
Shareholder
Ogletree Deakins
Washington, DC

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
LUNCHEON & CAPITOL HILL VISIT PREVIEW
Sponsored by Life of the South

12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
HUMAN RESOURCES ROUNDTABLE
How Critical is the Skills Gap?
Kathy Meyer
, President, KM Consulting Group with share insights and lead a discussion about recent information and feedback on the skills gap. In spite of lingering unemployment, employers continue to experience skills shortages in the labor market. What are those critical skills and how do employers and educators bridge the gap? What is your organization doing that addresses this issue? Share your opinion and any solutions with fellow HR Committee members during this session.

Following this session, an open roundtable to discuss other HR issues and challenges will be conducted.

Transportation will be provided at 3:30 p.m. for HR Committee members wishing to attend the Town Hall Meeting with Congressional Leaders in the Capitol Visitors Center.

1:00 p.m.
SHUTTLE TO CAPITOL HILL

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CAPITOL HILL VISITS
Transportation will be provided to and from Capitol Hill, and participants will be returned to the conference hotel at approximately 5:30 p.m. Those who must depart earlier to catch flights will be responsible for making their own arrangements.

CONGRESSIONAL HILL PRESENTATIONS/Capitol Visitor Center

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Congressional "Town Hall" Meeting - Capitol Hill Visitors Center

5:30 p.m.
Return to Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Thank you to our Sponsors