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2021 AGENDA

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8:00 AM REGISTRATION

12:15 PM WOMEN IN AUTO FINANCE LUNCHEON 

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 a highly regarded executive 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, and we look forward to welcoming women and allies from all areas of the business to this important event.  

5:00 PM OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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7:00 AM REGISTRATION

7:30 AM BREAKFAST

9:00 AM OPENING REMARKS

9:15 AM SESSION ONE

FIRESIDE CHAT 

Kevin Cullum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Acceptance Company, will take the stage to discuss the economy, innovation, industry trends and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

9:45 AM SESSION TWO

 EXECUTIVE DIALOGUE:
TACTICS FOR RISING ABOVE THE TURMOIL OF THE PANDEMIC AND ITS AFTERMATH 

PANEL

  • For how long can outstandings continue to rise – responsibly?  
  • Bracing for a return to rate-driven hyper-competition 
  • Overcoming the residual inflationary effects of the pandemic   

10:45 AM MID-MORNING BREAK IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

NETWORKING 

11:30 AM SESSION THREE

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AND FORECAST FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE AND AUTO FINANCE INDUSTRIES  

PRESENTATION 

  • Forecasting the long-term SAAR amid dynamic and expansionary economic and monetary trends 
  • Inflation and the future of the credit cycle and profitability  
  • Understanding the lingering economic effects of the pandemic on the automotive industry  

12:30 PM AUTO FINANCE EXCELLENCE AWARDS 

LUNCHEON 

Every year, the Auto Finance News team presents the Auto Finance Excellence awards to auto finance companies and senior executives who have contributed to the industry in meaningful ways. In this session, the 2021 award winnerswillbe announced and celebrated.

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2:00 PM SESSION FOUR

 FOSTERING EXCEPTIONAL TEAM PERFORMANCE IN AUTO FINANCE 

PANEL 

  • Strategies and tools that can help improve team performance, from origination through servicing 
  • Ideas for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Best practices for fostering exceptional performance from your “human capital” and for better ROI  

2:45 PM SESSION FIVE

FIRESIDE CHAT 

Jim Drotman, Executive Vice President of U.S., Canada and International Markets at Ford Motor Credit, will take the stage to discuss innovation initiatives, brand and risk management and product development in the rapidly changing auto finance industry.

3:15 PM AFTERNOON BREAK IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

NETWORKING 

4:00 PM SESSION SIX

 MAXIMIZING ORIGINATIONS GROWTH THROUGH A TRUE OMNICHANNEL AND OPERATIONAL STRATEGY

PANEL 

  • Redefining omnichannel strategies in a digital-first age
  • Leveraging technology to build an effective omnichannel approach
  • Where and how customer loyalty fits in to an omnichannel-driven originations growth strategy

5:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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7:00 AM REGISTRATION

7:30 AM BREAKFAST

9:00 AM – 1:15 PM CONCURRENT TRACKS

At the 21st annual Auto Finance Summit, attendees have the chance to customize their conference experience with the option to participate in the Technology & Innovation Track and Risk & Compliance Track. Pre-registration for the tracks is not required, all content will be available on-demand for both tracks at the conclusion of the conference. There will be short breaks between each session for attendees to switch between sessions.

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION TRACK

SESSION SEVEN: THE FUTURE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE FINANCING  

9:05 AM – 9:50 AM

  • Determining the right loan and lease product mix for EVs 
  • Calculating residual values and battery lifecycles, and why they matter in finance 
  • Integrating new ancillary product streams specific to EVs and their unique customers 

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION TRACK

SESSION EIGHT: BEST PRACTICES FOR UPGRADING LEGACY TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

  • Identifying areas for improvement in existing technology stacks
  • Developing a roadmap and timeline for upgrading legacy systems
  • Weighing the benefits of internal upgrades versus external fintech partnerships

RISK & COMPLIANCE TRACK

SESSION SEVEN: CAPITAL MARKETS AND FUNDING AMID EXPANSIONARY MONETARY POLICY 

9:05 AM – 9:50 AM

  • Changes in the securitization market since the pandemic, and what they mean for funding strategies 
  • An update on spreads and yields, and their implications for pricing 
  • Credit performance by asset class 

RISK & COMPLIANCE TRACK

SESSION EIGHT: RESIDUAL VALUES IN 2022 AND BEYOND

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

  • A forecast for incentives and residual values  
  • The longer-term implications of tight vehicle supplyrising vehicle prices and a hyped used-vehicle market 
  • Valuation forecasts for the forthcoming year 

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM MID-MORNING BREAK

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION TRACK

SESSION NINE: GETTING REAL ABOUT DIGITAL LENDING: TOOLS AND TIPS FOR FULLY DIGITIZING AUTO FINANCE

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Processes to facilitata truly end-to-end digital experience 
  • Improving customer experience through automated loan decisioning  
  • What to do with all that rich and valuable data 

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION TRACK

SESSION TEN: BIG THINK: STARTUP FOUNDERS ON WHAT’S NEXT IN AUTO FINANCE AND DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES 

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM 

  • The key trends spurred by new and evolving technologies 
  • The changing role of the consumer in a digital-first age 
  • Startup partnership opportunities 

RISK & COMPLIANCE TRACK

SESSION NINE: NEW ADMINIISTRATION, NEW COMPLIANCE: REGULATORY CHANGES AMID EXPIRING COVID MORATORIUMS 

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Navigating regulatory changes in repossessions and collections 
  • Understanding the implications of changes in CFPB leadership  
  • How to stay ahead of fluid state regulatory risks 

RISK & COMPLIANCE TRACK

SESSION TEN: BEST PRACTICES IN DATA MANAGEMENT AND USAGE FOR BETTER RISK RESULTS  

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

  • The role of alternative data in underwriting 
  • The rise of machine learning and AI in data collection, and what it means for auto finance 
  • Identifying and leveraging the best technologies for data management