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WEDNESDAY

May 1

10:00 A.M. REGISTRATION OPENS


10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EXHIBITOR SETUP


1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Workshop: Shark Tank – Auto Finance Edition

In this workshop, we will take a stab at creating the future of auto finance. Much like the hit tv show, this Shark Tank – Auto Finance Edition workshop will have attendees thinking on their feet, showing off and cultivating entrepreneurial skills, and deepening their understanding of current market conditions.   

Attendees will break into groups and work together to create an idea for building a successful startup that addresses a challenge or gap in the automotive finance industry. Leaders from each group will pitch their concept to a panel of “sharks,” and the winning idea gets “funded” by the sharks. 

Attendees must pre-register to participate in the workshop. The option to sign up for the workshop is available through the event registration, Click Here to start your registration and reserve your spot today!

JUDGES:


2:30 PM –3:00 PM Coffee Break


3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Roundtable Discussion: Talking Tech

Attendees break into small groups to discuss implementation strategies for new technologies in auto finance, including e-contracting, artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital retailing, and more, as well as to network. Non-techies welcome 

Attendees must pre-register to participate in the roundtable discussion. The option to sign up for the roundtable is available through the event registration, Click Here to start your registration and reserve your spot today!


5:00 PM OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL


THURSDAY

May 2

8:00 AM REGISTRATION OPENS


8:00 AM – 9:00 NETWORKING BREAKFAST IN EXHIBIT HALL

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9:05 AM – 9:15 AM WELCOMING REMARKS


9:15 AM – 10:00 AM — Session 1: Fireside Chat

Marcelo Brutti, President & CEO of Hyundai Capital America, takes the stage to discuss strategy execution, technology advancements, and market expectations for the remainder of the year.   


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Session 2 – CIO/CTO Panel: The new age of digitalization in auto finance

  • Evaluating tech companies and service providers for new partnerships 
  • Best practices in incorporating new technologies into existing tech stacks 
  • Improving tech infrastructure to better position your company for growth 

PANELISTS:


10:45 AM – 11:15 AM COFFEE BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL

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11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Session 3 – PANEL: Looking Beyond Credit Scores: How to Increase Underwriting Efficiency

  • Using alternative data to more accurately predict risk in underwriting  
  • Incorporating auto decisioning and counter offers into dealer workflows  
  • Leveraging AI and machine learning for faster credit decisions  

PANELISTS:


12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Networking and Charity Luncheon

The Auto Finance networking and charity luncheon is an exclusive opportunity to support and cultivate philanthropy in the financial services industry.  

Affordability is key in the auto finance industry as elevated vehicle prices and interest rates create a need for financing programs that target low-income consumers and look beyond credit scores. The luncheon will include a keynote from a nonprofit auto lender, who will share their efforts to bring prosperity through affordable car loans.  

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

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1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Session 4 — State of the Market: Survey, Discussion, Forecast

Back by popular demand, the State of the Market session will share the results of an AFN exclusive survey on industry trends and forecasts, which senior executives will then discuss. Through this novel approach, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the market as well as insight into senior executivestakes on the future of the industry. 

PANELISTS:


2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Session 5 — PANEL: Maximizing Ancillary Product Results

  • Understanding state and federal requirements for aftermarket product sales 
  • Compliant processes for handling ancillary product cancellations and refunds 
  • Operational best practices to avoid regulatory examinations and enforcement actions 

PANELISTS:

MODERATOR:


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Session 6 — Startup Demos vie for ‘Best In Show’ for 2024

Startups in financial services and mobility will live demo their new technologies in a competition to win the Best in Show prize. 

Which startup demo is best? Find out during this session as a panel of judges, and the voting audience determine which startup is deemed Best in Show.   

STARTUPS:

 

JUDGES:

 


5:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL

 


Friday

May 3

8:00 AM REGISTRATION OPENS


8:00 AM – 9:15 AM NETWORKING BREAKFAST


9:15 AM – 9:45 Session 7 — Fireside Chat

Leslie Wims Morris, President of Private Label Captive Finance at Chase Auto, takes the stage to discuss strategy execution, technology advancements, and market expectations for the remainder of the year.   


9:45 – 10:15 AM Session 8 — The Great EV Debate: Should Auto Lenders be all-in on Electrification? MORNING SESSIONS

Two dissenting voices on electric vehicle adoption discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of financing EVs in a classic debate format. Topics of discussion will include: 

  • Is EV adoption set to continue at its current rate, or is the segment going to hit a plateau? 
  • Should lenders be concerned with financing EVs?  
  • Is there a good way to predict EV residuals?  

PANELISTS:


10:15 AM – 10:45 AM COFFEE BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL


10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Session 9 – PANEL: Enhancing Dealer Relations in a Tightened Lending Environment

  • Adjusting to a return in leasing and incentives as inventory rebuilds 
  • Driving sales and originations amid narrowed credit requirements  
  • Navigating regulatory oversight of dealer documentation and add-on product practices 

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11:30 AM — 12:00 PM Session 10 — PRESENTATION: The Ins and Outs of Used-Vehicle Financing Programs

  • Current trends in used-vehicle values  
  • Key risk and pricing factors to consider 
  • CPO vs non-CPO in customer retention

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12:00 PM CONCLUSION