This year’s registration fee will cover the following items:
- Conference registration fee
- Welcome reception and networking dinner
- Meals each day throughout the conference
- Recreational activity on Tuesday afternoon (walking food tour of New Orleans)
Spouses and significant others
Spouses and significant others are welcome at each of our networking conference dinners and/or recreational activity. If your spouse or significant other will be partaking in a recreational activity and dinner(s), $250 will be added to your registration fee. If your spouse or significant other will just be joining for dinner, $150 will be added to the registration fee.
Registration deadline: September 9, 2019
214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Group Rate: $189/night
All attendees will be responsible for their own hotel room charges as well as incidentals.
Make reservations over the phone by calling the hotel directly at (504) 523-3341 or by calling the Group Reservations number at 1-800-217-2033. The Reservations Office will be open daily from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Please reference our group name: Auto Financial Group.
You can also make your reservation online directly under AFG’s block to receive the group rate.
October 8, 2019
|Starting at 11:30am||Walking Food Tour of New Orleans|
October 9, 2019
|9am-12pm||Keynote and Industry Speakers|
|1pm-4pm||Direct and Indirect Panels|
|6:30pm-10pm||Off-site Networking Dinner at Arnaud’s|
October 10, 2019
First Sergeant (Ret.) Jarrid Collins
First Sergeant (Ret.) Jarrid Collins is a speaker with the PenFed Foundation Speakers Bureau & Head of Non-Disaster Programs at Operation BBQ Relief, a disaster relief nonprofit organization. During Collin’s exceptional 23 year Army career, he served as an Intelligence Analyst (96B), Special Forces Medical Sergeant (18D), Senior Medic & Team Sergeant (18Z) & HHC First Sergeant for SWMG. Collins served numerous South America deployments, & deployments to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom & multiple deployments as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation New Dawn. Collins was injured during a 2007 deployment to Afghanistan which caused him complications, severe pain & loss of function in his foot & leg. In 2014, he made the difficult decision to have his leg amputated below the knee in order to truly live a full & rewarding life.
Alain Nana-Sinkam is a 26-year auto industry veteran, currently serving as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for ALG, providing data-driven solutions to answer some of the biggest questions facing the North American auto industry. He is responsible for ALG’s relationships with clients in the finance, rental, investment and software sectors, as well as European OEMs. Alain previously worked at Wells Fargo and HSBC Auto Finance and started his career at an auto dealership.
Michael Brisson is a senior economist and associate director at Moody’s Analytics. He is the lead auto economist working as a member of the Specialized Modeling group in West Chester, PA. Mike works developing new empirically driven auto related products and services. Prior to joining the Specialized Modeling group Mike built CECL, CCAR, and stress-testing models of consumer loan performance as a member of the Credit Analytics team. Additionally, Mike has worked in the Moody’s Analytics Research group, where he developed models for state and local government revenue forecasts. Mike holds a PhD in applied economics from Northeastern University.