Hear from previous conference attendees about their experience and why they would recommend the conference.
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 Wednesday afternoon (activity TBD)
Spouses and significant others
Spouses and significant others are welcome to participate in all meals, including our networking conference dinner and recreational activity. If your spouse or significant other will be participating, $200 will be added to your registration fee.
Please select only one option in the registration table before checking out based on whether you will bring a spouse or not:
- Early Bird: Individual registration (only one attendee)
- Early Bird + Spouse: Registration + Spouse ($200 will be added to the fee)
Registration deadline: September 13, 2021
Please note that when you get to the payment screen, after entering your credit card information, you will need to accept the terms and conditions check box at the bottom of the screen to make the green Pay Now button active.
After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email through our event registration system, Attendify. You should also receive a separate email with a receipt for your credit card payment.
Within 24 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email directly from AFG with additional event details.
All attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
Group Rate: $239/night + tax
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 (866) 888-6780
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 13, 2021
|9-11am||Dealer Representative Workshop – by invitation only|
|12:30-4pm||Little Havana Culinary Tour|
October 14, 2021
|9am-12pm||Keynote Speaker, Justin Constantine
Industry Speaker, Alain Nana-Sinkam, VP Lending and Insurance Solutions, TrueCar
Industry Speaker, Tom Kontos, Chief Economist, KAR
|1:30pm-2pm||AFG Leasing Demo|
AFG veteran customers will talk about their strategies for success with the AFG program
Participants will be able to discuss topics such as how to increase volume, how to train staff effectively, how to successfully present the program to prospective borrowers, opportunities to market the program to consumers, etc.
|6:30pm-9:30pm||Off-site Networking Dinner at Cafe La Trova|
October 15, 2021
|9am-10am||Industry Speaker, Jim Marous|
|10am-11am||Partner Integration Opportunities
(AutoLink, Excess Wear & Tear, Surety, etc)
|11am-12pm||AFG Updates and Concluding Remarks|
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Justin Constantine
Justin Constantine served in the Marine Corps on active as a JAG officer for six years. Then as a Reservist, Justin deployed to Iraq in 2006, serving as a Civil Affairs Team Leader while attached to an infantry battalion. During a combat patrol, Justin was shot in the head by a sniper. Although the original prognosis was that he had been killed in action, Justin survived thanks to risks taken by his fellow Marines and a courageous Navy Corpsman. In fact, when Corpsman Grant first rolled Justin over, he was no longer breathing. Justin retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is the author of two books, and his writing on military and leadership issues has been published in The Washington Post, Time, CNN, The Atlantic, Forbes Magazine and other media outlets. Justin is a Presidential Leadership Scholar, was named a Champion of Change for Veterans by President Obama, and was also one of the wounded warriors painted by President Bush in his book Portraits of Courage. In 2017, he received the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award for shaping attitudes, raising awareness and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities, as well as the Veterans Advantage HeroVet award for significantly contributing to the veteran community though ongoing service and leadership.
Alain Nana-Sinkam is an auto industry veteran over 25 years, currently serving as Vice President, Lending & Insurance Solutions for TrueCar, a marketplace dedicated to connecting consumers who want a great car buying experience with dealers ready to provide one. He develops programs and partnerships designed to power credit and insurance discovery in TrueCar’s branded and affinity partner auto buying channels.
Alain previously served in various leadership roles at ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values, worked at Wells Fargo and HSBC Auto Finance and started his career at an auto dealership.
Jim Marous is consistently rated as one of the top 5 most influential people in banking and one of the most sought after keynote speakers for industry and corporate events. Known for his understanding of the disruption in the banking industry, Marous is the co-publisher of The Financial Brand, and owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report. Jim speaks on innovation, digital transformation, customer experience, marketing strategies, channel distribution, payments and change management.
Jim has been featured on CNBC, CNN, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The American Banker, Fintech Finance and Accenture and has spoken to audiences worldwide. Marous has also advised the White House on banking policy and is a contributor for Forbes and the Breaking Banks radio show.
Tom Kontos is Chief Economist for KAR Auction Services Inc. He makes frequent presentations to clients and at automotive industry conferences, and is often quoted in the trade and national press. Tom is author of the Kontos Kommentary, a monthly e-mail report and video on wholesale used vehicle price trends, and Pulse, a report on economic conditions and the new and used vehicle markets in the US and Canada. He oversees an analytical services team in the US and Canada, which produces numerous value-added studies for clients and dealers of the KAR family of companies. In 2016, Tom was awarded the inaugural Ed Bobit Icon of the Automotive Industry Award by the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance and the National Auto Auction Association. Tom has more than 25 years of experience in market research, financial analysis and strategic planning; and holds bachelors and masters degrees in mineral resource economics from Pennsylvania State University.
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