American Financial Services Association

2022 Independents Conference & Expo

May 2 - 5, 2022

La Quinta Resort & Spa | La Quinta, California

2022 Independents Conference & Expo

May 02 - 05, 2022

La Quinta Resort & Spa | La Quinta, California

Join AFSA’s independent members for a content-rich experience, engaging in strategic, thought-provoking discussions on issues affecting the industry.

 

AFSA is pleased to announce that the 2022 Independents Conference & Expo will be held May 2 – 5, at the beautiful La Quinta Resort & Spa in La Quinta (Palm Springs), California

Each day will feature fast-paced and informative keynotes sessions, thoughtful committee meetings, and engaging networking opportunities.

  • Explore  business strategies and insights industry leaders and colleagues.
  • Participate  in thought–provoking keynotes, panels and committee meetings.
  • Network  with attendees, in the stunning Coachella Valley.

 


Conference Schedule

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | AFSA Registration Center

 

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Law Committee

 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Independents Advisory Board

 

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | AFSAPAC Event

 

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Law, SGA, ORCC Joint Reception & Dinner
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | AFSA Registration Center

 

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | State Government Affairs Committee

 

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Independent Auto Executive Group Breakfast & Meeting

 

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Leadership Development Program Steering Committee

 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | The EDGE Advisory Board

 

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Law Committee
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | AFSA Education Foundation Board Meeting & Lunch

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | AFSA Executive Committee Lunch & Meeting

 

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | AFSA Board of Directors

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Business Partner Board

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Women’s Leadership Council

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Welcome Party with Exhibitors

 

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Leadership Dinner & AFSAPAC Auction
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | AFSA Registration Center

 

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | State Traditional Installment Lending Subcommittee

 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Marketing & Communications Networking Group

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. | Breakfast with Exhibitors

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Opening General Session & Keynote

Welcome to La Quinta. Join us for this opening discussion with AFSA President & CEO Bill Himpler and Independent leaders.

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Keynote Address – Marvelous Mark

Marvelous Mark Kamp is a CEO, Business owner, best selling author, and world class performer. If you want to be energized, engaged and empowered to develop a rock star mindset and significantly your performance, let “The Business Rock Star” show you how to do just that. No one else in the industry is doing what Mark is doing. He is unique, effective, and results driven and will provide attendees with an amazing experience!

 

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Refreshments with Exhibitors

 

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | General Session: Federal & State Update

Join AFSA’s Senior Vice Presidents for Federal and State Affairs, Celia Winslow and Danielle Arlowe as they discuss federal and state legislative and regulatory issues, identify policy trends and offer insights on other vexing matters of import to AFSA members.

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Luncheon w/ Exhibitors

 

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Concurrent Education Sessions
  • RSM Survey Results
  • DE&I Discussion

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Human Resources Networking Group

 

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Refreshments w/ Exhibitors

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | General Session

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Independents Accounting Committee

 

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Reception w/ Exhibitors
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | AFSA Registration Center

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. | Breakfast with Exhibitors

 

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | General Session

 

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Refreshments w/ Exhibitors

 

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Operations Networking Group

 

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Concurrent Education Sessions

 

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Champions Club Luncheon w/ Super Bowl Champion Darren Woodson

Join us to honor the 2022 Outstanding Employees and hear from Darren Woodson, arguably one of the best players ever to wear the Dallas Cowboys uniform. Darren will share his passion for leadership skills and creating winning strategies for businesses of all kinds.

1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | AFSA Golf Tournament

Join us for our Annual Golf Tournament.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Best of Palm Springs Tour

Not joining us on the links? Check out our Best of Palm Springs Tour.

 

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Closing Reception

Hotel / Travel

La Quinta Resort & Spa
49-499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253

AFSA DISCOUNTED RATES

Attendees of the 2022 Independents Conference & Expo can enjoy accommodations at the La Quinta Resort & Spa for just $299 + $30 resort fee + $8.75 sales tax and an 11% occupancy fee.

The deadline to make a reservation is Friday, April 8. You must register directly with the hotel. A link and concierge contact will be available soon. Reservations will be made on a space available, first-come, first-serve basis. A small portion of the room rate is applied to AFSA to offset conference expenses.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Taxi service is available 24 hours a day to and from Palm Springs Airport and the hotel. The average price for a taxi is $65 each way and the average price for UberX is $49. If you prefer a sedan, please contact the resort concierge to arrange a private driver. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is pleased to offer AFSA attendees at 10% discount on rental vehicles. Visit the Enterprise website to make your reservation and use discount code 16AH072. 

AIR TRAVEL

AFSA is pleased to offer the following partner discounts:

  • United Airlines: Discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at www.united.com, using the the code ZKQC206341. Alternatively, call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations. When doing so, refer to the discount code above.
  • Delta Air Lines offers air travel discounts to applicable fares for this conference. Reservations and ticketing is available at www.delta.com or (800) 328-1111, using the code NMVA9.
    

Sponsors

Sponsorship information will be available soon. For more information, please contact Jenny Bengtson, Director, Membership and Marketing, jbengtson@afsamail.org, or call (202) 776-7304. For advertising inquires, review AFSA’s Marketing Kit and contact Marilyn McKinnis at mmckinnis@afsamail.org.

Expo Hall

Expo Hall information will be available soon. For more information, please contact Jenny Bengtson, Director, Membership and Marketing, jbengtson@afsamail.org, or call (202) 776-7304. For advertising inquires, review AFSA’s Marketing Kit and contact Marilyn McKinnis at mmckinnis@afsamail.org.