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SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29

1 PM REGISTRATION OPENS

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5 PM OPENING RECEPTION


MONDAY

OCTOBER 30

8 AM REGISTRATION OPENS

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8 AM - 9 AM BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS


9 AM WELCOMING REMARKS


9:10 AM FIRESIDE CHAT

Tom Shortt, Chief Executive Officer & Director of Vroom, will sit down in the “fireside chat” to discuss the economy, growth initiatives and market expectations for 2024.

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9:55 - 10:55 AM EXECUTIVE DIALOGUE: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT AMID ELEVATED INTEREST RATES AND NORMALIZING CREDIT PERFORMANCE

Senior executives from some of the nation’s largest auto financiers gather to discuss inflation, squeezed credit markets and how to prepare for the year ahead.

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10:55 AM MORNING BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS


11:40 AM SESSION 3: STATE OF THE MARKET: - SURVEY, FORECAST AND DISCUSSION

During this session, we will share results of an exclusive survey on industry trends and forecasts, which senior executives will discuss and share their perspectives. Through this novel approach, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of what the market and C-suite executives think of the future of the industry.

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12:30 PM AUTO FINANCE EXCELLENCE AWARDS & LUNCHEON

The awards, which have been presented annually since 2005, recognize achievements by companies and/or executives in the industry.

Auto Finance News and the Auto Finance Summit are pleased to solicit your nominations for the 2023 Auto Finance Excellence Awards, which celebrate achievements in the automotive lending and leasing industry. Click Here to submit your nominations.

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1:45 PM SESSION 4: FIRESIDE CHAT WITH AFE LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNER

Following the Auto Finance Excellence Awards, a key industry executive will sit down for a “fireside chat” to address management, leadership and professional development and milestones 


2:30 PM CONCURRENT SESSION 5A: PANEL: BEST PRACTICES FOR TALENT ACQUISITION IN A TIGHT LABOR MARKET

  • Navigating the challenges in filling today’s talent pipeline
  • Combining personnel and technology to meet goals and strategies
  • Tapping into Gen Z, newer generation workforce

2:30 PM CONCURRENT SESSION FIVE 5B: PANEL - NEW MODELS IN EV FINANCING: CONVERGING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CAPITAL

  • Understanding roadblocks to EV underwriting
  • Examining new financial structures to promote EV adoption
  • Bringing together fintech, public and private capital for EV financing

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3:15 PM AFTERNOON BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS


3:45 PM CONCURRENT SESSION 6A: PRESENTATION — EXAMINING THE STATE OF CAPITAL MARKETS AND FUNDING COSTS

  • Investigating current spreads and volatile cost dynamics
  • Understanding investor demand and diversification needs
  • Assessing prime and subprime performance and issuance trends

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3:45 PM CONCURRENT SESSION 6B: PANEL - THE FUTURE OF AI, UNDERWRITING AND ITS TECHNOLOGIES

  • Incorporating automatic decisions and alternative data to optimize underwriting
  • Embracing a paperless loan process for faster funding and execution
  • Iterating on your technology stack to increase precision and reduce risk

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4:15 PM SESSION 7: CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Attendees break into small groups to discuss developments in specific areas of operations, as well as to network, on the following topics:


5 PM - 6:30 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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TUESDAY

OCTOBER 31

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS


9:30 AM SESSION 8: FIRESIDE CHAT

Jim Drotman, Executive Vice President of Ford Pro FinSimple at Ford Motor Credit Company, will sit down to discuss the economy, growth initiatives, commercial vehicle finance, and how Ford views the EV financing opportunity.

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10 AM SESSION 9: PRESENTATION – MACROECONOMIC AND AUTOMOTIVE OUTLOOK IN A RECESSIONARY ECONOMY

  • Examining elevated interest rates and consumer credit health
  • Headwinds facing the auto finance market
  • Forecasting the SAAR amid improved inventory

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10:30 AM SESSION 10: PANEL - STEERING THROUGH A CHALLENGED SUBPRIME MARKET

  • Breaking down consumer credit performance
  • Exploring access to capital amid rising costs
  • Adjusting your credit box and tapping into AI to manage risk

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11:15 AM EXHIBITION HALL EXPLORATION AND ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS


11:45 AM WOMEN IN AUTO FINANCE LUNCHEON

The Women in Auto Finance Luncheon is an exclusive networking opportunity to support and cultivate female leadership in the industry. The luncheon will include a keynote from Betty Jotanovic, President of Chrysler Capital & Auto Relationships at Santander Consumer USA, who will share her experiences and expertise in navigating and thriving in auto lending and leasing. Participation in the luncheon is included in the registration for all delegates, although attendees must sign up for the luncheon during the registration process.

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1:30 PM SESSION 11: PANEL - PRACTICAL TIPS AND ADVICE FOR BETTER COMPLIANCE

  • Preparing for increased scrutiny on servicing, collection and repossession ops
  • Understanding the implications of an uptick in FTC oversight on dealers
  • Ancillary products: Still on everyone’s radar

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2:15 PM SESSION 12: PANEL - VEHICLE VALUES IN AN AGE OF INVENTORY UNCERTAINTY

  • Leasing trends and their implications for vehicle values
  • Forecasting used vehicle values in 2024 and beyond
  • An update on incentive spending and inventories

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3:00 PM – SESSION 13 - WORKSHOP

  • Fraud Workshop
  • Lending efficiency

By participating in this workshop, you will receive a certificate of completion.


4 PM CONFERENCE CONCLUDES