Tuesday, October 20

10:45 AM EST Welcoming Remarks

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST Session 1 – Executive Dialogue: The road back

Senior executives from some of the nation’s largest auto financiers gather to discuss the industry’s trajectory and strategies for overcoming looming challenges and the dynamic credit cycle.


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST Session 2 – Presentation: Capital markets and funding trends leading into 2021

  • How has the securitization market changed since the pandemic?
  • An update on spreads and access to funds
  • Trends in overcollateralization, cumulative net losses and loan-to-value ratios


Amy Sze, Managing Director, ABS Research, J.P. Morgan Securities 

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST Midday Break

  • Opportunity for 1:1 meetings with attendees, Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • Participate in sponsored breakout sessions
  • Visit our Sponsors & Exhibitors at their virtual booths

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EST Session 3 – Presentation: Women in Auto Finance Keynote


The Women in Auto Finance keynote is an exclusive presentation designed to support and cultivate female leadership within the industry. Tanya Sanders, Head of Retail Credit and Fulfillment at Wells Fargo Auto  will share personal anecdotes from her journey as a female leader in the sector, including roadblocks she has overcome along the way. This event recognizes the strength, leadership, and dignity of the community of female executives impacting the auto finance industry.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST Session 4 – Panel: Facilitating the online car-buying experience

  • Meeting the customer at touchpoints they determine
  • Using technology to introduce compelling financing offers
  • Building a brand with differentiated customer experiences


Nathan Hecht, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Rodo

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM EST Session 5 – Pulse of the market: Dynamic poll session on market trends and conditions to give attendees immediate industry insights


In this interactive session, attendees will take part in a series of live polls to gauge the state of the industry through the eyes of fellow auto finance executives. Results will be presented in real time, with expert commentary from an industry executive.


Mark Cromer, Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Office, Farm Bureau Bank

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM EST Session 6 – Workshop 1: Digital Innovation Lab


The coronavirus crisis has made the need for greater digital innovation by auto lenders more acute, even as they have been beefing up digital initiatives in recent years. In fact, a solid digital platform may be the key to mitigating the slowdown in the auto finance market. During this workshop, attendees will engage in interactive discussions and activities to fortified digital strategies.


Bruno Paiva, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing, GM Financial

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST Session 7 – Panel: How to get consumers back into a buyer’s mindset


  • Marketing and messaging now
  • Dealing with borrowers coming off extensions
  • How far should lenders push on pricing and incentives?


Reggie Branch, Senior Vice President, Group Manager Indirect Auto, BBVA

Wednesday, October 21

10:45 AM EST Welcoming Remarks

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST Session 8 - Fireside Chat


Doug Timmerman, President, Auto Finance at Ally will discuss the economy, innovation, industry trends and fresh growth ideas heading into 2021.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EST Session 9 – Presentation: Economic scenarios and the future of auto sales


  • What are the lasting macroeconomic implications of the pandemic?
  • How will consumer confidence affect vehicle sales in the long term
  • How to stress-test your portfolio for a recessionary economy


Robert Dye, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Comerica Bank

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST Midday Break

  • Opportunity for 1:1 meetings with attendees, Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • Participate in sponsored breakout sessions
  • Visit our Sponsors & Exhibitors at their virtual booths

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST Auto Finance Excellence Awards


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2:45 PM - 3:45 PM EST Session 11 – Workshop 2: Ideas for supporting dealers aiming to reignite the auto industry


Lenders’ dealer partners took a massive hit amid the coronavirus outbreak with shelter in place orders shuttering shops and forcing dealers to acclimate to different sales strategies. In some cases, dealers had to pivot to online sales and touchless vehicle delivery and in some states were even barred from doing that. With months of sales volume lost, lenders need to prop up their dealer partners to help reignite sales and the auto industry overall. Workshop participants will better understand these market dynamics, as well as work up strategies for better serving dealer-clients.

Workshop Leaders: 

  • Aleks Bogoeski, Vice Preident of Strategic Alliances, CU Direct
  • Ken Potter, Senior Vice President, Dealer Sales, CU Direct

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST Session 12 – Presentation: Strategies for boosting ancillary-product revenue

  • Which products are selling post-crisis and why?
  • Collaborating with dealer-partners on sales practices
  • Practical tips for better back-office operations and compliance


Mark Manzo, President, Insurance, Ally Financial

Thursday, October 22

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST Session 13 – Panel: Promoting Diversity & Inclusion through Empowerment & Equity


  • Best practices for creating a diverse organization, emphasizing equality 
  • Empowering dealer partners in their D&I journey 
  • Ensuring equitable access to financial literacy for consumers  


Shunda Robinson, Global Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, GM Financial

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EST Session 14 – Presentation: Credit performance and the state of the consumer: What’s ahead in 2021?

  • SWOT by credit tier 
  • Prioritizing key risk areas  
  • Long-range implications of the coronavirus crisis on portfolios 


Amy Martin, Director of Structured Finance, S&P Global Ratings

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM EST Session 15 – Panel: Residual values post-pandemic

  • Valuation forecasts for 2021 and beyond
  • How incentives will shape residual values going forward
  • Creating the right portfolio mix