Looking Back at the AFSA Vehicle Finance Conference—and Ahead to the Independents Conference
It’s hard to believe the 2018 AFSA Vehicle Finance Conference happened nearly a month ago. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank this year’s incredible speakers, as well as everyone we met and connected with during the event.
It’s also hard to believe that the next AFSA event is just 2 weeks away! The 2018 AFSA Independents Conference and Expo will be taking place April 24–26 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With that in mind, not to mention the fact that there’s a whole lot to do around the office before the 24th (like preparing for our upcoming webinar with AFSA), I’m keeping this recap short and sweet.
As anticipated, the AFSA conference in March had plenty to offer attendees. Transformative technology and industry innovations were major themes this year. Numerous presenters talked about the ways in which big data has revolutionized their businesses. It was also cool to see how electric vehicles are going fully mainstream—Dan Ammann, President of General Motors, said his company believes “in an all-electric future.” At the same time, there was plenty of talk about millennials’ consumer preferences and shopping habits, which are compelling companies to consider ridesharing models, subscription-based services, faster POS solutions, and new sales and F&I approaches that emphasize speed, transparency, and mobile device friendliness.
Thinking about these trends, I couldn’t help but see elements of them in our workforce compliance platform. Compligo allows dealerships, lenders, and organizations in other highly regulated industries collect and organize large quantities of workforce data without slowing down business or adding significant overhead. Our platform is also optimized for mobile devices, and our training content is designed to be engaging for employees of all ages and learning styles.
I’m looking forward to introducing more people to Compligo at the Independents Conference, as well as following up on several ongoing regulatory threads in the news—namely, what’s next for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the state attorneys general who appear to be taking its place. So, if we didn’t catch you this time around, I hope we get another chance later month. If you would like to schedule some one-on-one time to discuss your organization’s unique compliance challenges with Compli, please feel free to send me an email.
And whether you’ll be attending or not, don’t miss our webinar with AFSA: Regulatory Alphabet Soup: As the CFPB evolves, who’s watching lenders now?