American Financial Services Association

2022 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo

March 7 - 10, 2022

The Bellagio | Las Vegas, NV

2022 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo

Mar 07 - 10, 2022

The Bellagio | Las Vegas, NV

The 2022 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo is the premier educational and networking opportunity for the vehicle finance industry.

AFSA is pleased to announce that the 2022 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo will be held in person, from March 8-10 at The Bellagio Las Vegas. The premier educational and networking opportunity for the vehicle finance industry, the conference brings together thought leaders, industry executives and expert speakers for great conversations and networking opportunities. Register below or via paper application today.

  • Explore the evolving landscape of vehicle finance – from global to local – and learn what to expect in the coming months.
  • Interact with our keynote speakers, panelists, industry colleagues and policymakers.
  • Participate  in thought-provoking committee and networking group discussions.
  • Network with other attendees and business partners in the Expo Hall.


Featured Speakers

Conference Schedule

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Reception/Dinner (by invitation)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | AWARE Board Meeting


8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Independent Auto Finance Executives Group Breakfast/Meeting


9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Vehicle Finance Credit Risk Committee


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Vehicle Finance Board Luncheon


1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. | Vehicle Finance Board


3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | General Session: The Industry Pulse

The 2022 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo kicks off with Steven Ricchuito, Chief Economist wth Mizuho Securities USA leads attendees through an in-depth look at our industry, the challenges we face and the opportunities that are waiting to be grasped.

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | General Session: Cybersecurity

Our expert panel will help dissect the current state of cybersecurity regulations and best practices, helping you to define your strategy.


5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Reception with Exhibitors


7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Vehicle Finance Advisory Board Reception/Dinner (by invitation)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Opening Keynote Session: Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer is an award-winning hospitality expert, entrepreneur and thought leader with nearly 40 years of success in the entertainment, hospitality and nightlife industries. He is perhaps best known as executive producer and star of Paramount Network’s “Bar Rescue,” which highlights Taffer’s skills and passion for assisting business owners and industries that must adjust to shifting consumer and market demands.

Join us to hear Taffer’s insights and expertise as one of the great global business advisers.

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10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Refreshments with Exhibitors


10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.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.


11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | General Session: ESG Conversation

Issues surrounding the environment, social, and governance issues continue to be top of mind for consumers and business leaders. Learn more in this dynamic session with Katie Johar, Financial Services Consulting, EY.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Diversity & Inclusion Committee


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch with Exhibitors


1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | General Session: Data Management


2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | General Session: Workforce Management


3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Refreshments with Exhibitors


3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | General Session: Digitization Use Cases


4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | General Session


4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. | Women’s Leadership Council


4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Reception with Exhibitors
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. | Breakfast with Exhibitors


8:45 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. | General Session: AFSA/NADA Exchange

AFSA Vehicle Finance Division Chair Sandra Broderick and NADA Chairman Paul Walser discuss some of the key issues and opportunities facing both financiers and dealers.


9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | General Session: The Future of Auto Sales & Financing


10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | General Session: The CEO Perspective

Join industry leaders as they review a unique 2021 and the lessons learned, and as they look ahead to the challenges and opportunities for 2022.


  • Jon Daniels, President, CarMax Auto Finance
  • Mara McNeill, President & CEO, Toyota Financial Savings, Bank
  • Tanya Sanders, Head of Auto, Wells Fargo
  • Mark Womack, Chief Operating Officer, Santander Consumer, USA


11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Vehicle Commercial Credit

Hotel / Travel

The Bellagio
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Book Your Accommodation Today!

Attendees of the 2022 Vehicle Finance Conference & Expo can enjoy accommodations at The Bellagio for just $185 per night March 6-8 and $215 per night March 9-11 (add $35 resort fee to both rates). The deadline to make a reservation is Friday, February 11. You must register directly with the hotel via this link or phone at (702) 693-7111 and mention AFSA to receive these special rates. A link to register for accommodations will be available in the coming weeks.

The room block fills prior to the registration deadline so call as early as possible to ensure availability. The hotel requires a credit card to hold the room; you may incur penalties if the reservation is not cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival.


The cost of a taxi from McCarran International Airport is $25. Uber & Lyft are also readily available for comparable pricing.


AFSA’s partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car gives AFSA attendees a 10% discount on rental cars during their visit to Washington. Visit Enterprise’s dedicated AFSA rental website and use the discount code 16AH072. Parking at the Mandarin is $59 per night.


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, using the code ZK3T775015. 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 or (800) 328-1111, using the code NMUUP.

If you have questions regarding the 2021 Annual Meeting, feel free to contact AFSA’s Director of Conferences, Michele Battaline, at 202-776-7302 or



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

Expo Hall

Exhibit Hall information will be available soon. For more information, please contact Jenny Bengtson, Director, Membership and Marketing,, or call (202) 776-7304.