The conference will provide a wealth of content on industry trends and best practices in real life scenarios to current and prospective lenders, dealers, and broker partners. Hear from veteran industry speakers and learn from other AFG program user-experts.

  • Learn more about auto finance trends​​​​​​ from industry experts
  • Set your organization up for success with the AFG program
  • Network with your peers

Join us October 8-10, 2019 in New Orleans, LA.

Registration Fee

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.

End of Year Special
Through December 31st, 2018
Early Bird
Through March 31st, 2019
Through June 30th, 2019
Through 9/9/2019

Registration deadline: September 9, 2019


Hotel Monteleone

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.

Reservations by phone


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.

Online Reservations

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
6-9pm Welcome Reception

October 9, 2019

7:30-8:30am Breakfast
9am-12pm Keynote and Industry Speakers
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-4pm Direct and Indirect Panels
6:30pm-10pm Off-site Networking Dinner at Arnaud’s

October 10, 2019

7:30-8:30am Breakfast
9am-10am Industry Speaker
10am-11am Roundtable Discussions
11am-12:00pm Concluding Remarks


Keynote Speaker

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.

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Industry Speaker

Alain Nana-Sinkam

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.

Industry Speaker

Michael Brisson

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.

Indirect Lending Panel

Amy Buchinger
Indirect Lending Supervisor
Frankenmuth Credit Union

Joe Delle Fave
Finance Manager
Bob Johnson Automotive Group

Elizabeth Chavez
AVP -Lending
1st Community Federal Credit Union
Bob Perry
General Manager
Centennial Leasing

Direct Lending Panel

Ben Nickel
Senior AVP, Consumer Sales
Deere Employees Credit Union
Scott A. Wilson
President & Chief Executive Officer
SeaComm FCU
Tom Webb
Senior Loan Analyst
Corning Credit Union
Michael Pierino
VP of Operations
Great Erie FCU


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Interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact us and we will reach out to discuss sponsorship opportunities.