Just One Month until the 2019 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo! December 20, 2018 As 2018 continues to tick down toward the new year, we edge closer to the premier event for the vehicle financing community. The 2019 AFSA Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo will be held from January 22-24, 2019 at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, Calif. Coordinated by the AFSA Vehicle Finance Planning Committee, this year’s conference marks the 15th year the conference has been held in conjunction with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show. Each year, the conference focuses on key industry trends, compliance and regulatory activities that set the tone for the upcoming year. The meeting will kickoff with welcoming remarks from AFSA Vehicle Finance Section Chairman Larry Hund, President & CEO of Harley Davidson Financial Services, followed by The Industry Pulse. This panel of vehicle finance lenders, ratings experts and journalists will give us a glimpse at where the industry stands and what to prepare for in the year ahead. Wednesday starts out strong with an update on AFSA’s political activities. Afterward, Erik Qualman, bestselling author and motivational speaker will bring his engaging brand of socialnomics and leadership to the conference. He’s given presentations in over 50 countries and has reached more than 25 million people in the last decade. The remainder of Thursday is dedicated to general and breakout sessions focusing on cybersecurity, blockchain, crisis management and workforce development, among several other topics. Open discussion and networking have also been included in this year’s conference schedule to allow attendees to have key discussions with their peers and the experts on hand. Thursday features key general sessions, including the Transformation of Transportation and AFSA’s always-illuminating CEO Panel. Additionally, AFSA’s Section Chair Larry Hund will hold the annual conversation with 2018 National Automobile Dealer Association Chair Charlie Gilchrist, President of Gilchrist Automotive. Engaging sessions, plentiful networking, and a ballroom full of exhibitors make the 2019 AFSA Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo the place to be this January. For more information, registration and accommodation information, visit vehicle.afsaonline.org.