Auto Finance & Lending Conferences 2020-2021 (Updated)

Howard Schulman

Update: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of the planned auto finance and lending conferences have been postponed or canceled. Be sure to check the organizer’s website for the latest updates, as the situation is constantly evolving. 

The automotive finance and lending industry is ever-changing.  With numerous regulatory changes, digital advancements, financial trends and more, it’s critical to keep up. If you are looking to learn more about the continuous innovations and growth of finance and lending specific to the automotive industry, listen to prestigious speakers of the industry, and grow your network, we have narrowed down a list of all the key trade shows and conferences you must attend!

Car Finance Conference

When is the event:  14 October 2020, Manchester, UK

What does it entail: This event will provide first-hand insight from those who work directly in the largest lenders, brokers, and car dealerships of the UK and Europe. Discussions and speakers will focus on car finance post-Brexit, the future of car finance, developing your business, and more. Car Finance Awards will also be presented.

Who should attend: C-levels, directors, managers, executives from legal, advisory and professional services, debt collection agencies and dealers.

Motor Finance: Europe Conference & Awards

When is the event: 15 October 2020, Munich, Germany

What does it entail: The event is is meant to provide attendees with insights into the latest regulatory requirements, technological innovations, strategic developments, and how to implement them into your vehicle financing with both maximum efficiency and minimal cost. The interactive agenda includes panel discussions, online polling, speed networking and more.

Who should attend: Automotive finance specialists, banks, lenders, manufacturers, distributors, FinTech, advisory and law firms. Event attendee titles include: C-levels and, heads of auto finance, asset finance, financial services and consumer lending.

Auto Finance Summit 2020

When is the event: 20-22 October 2020, Virtual

What does it entail: The top 3 reasons to attend the AFS are: networking, professional education and the program agenda. Exhibitors and Sponsors can expect exceptional exposure to a diverse group of connections from banks, credit unions, floor-plan lenders, thrifts, dealerships and many other service providers. For the first time, AFS has gone virtual and will be providing online event networking and AI-based matchmaking for networking and scheduling one-on-one meetings with other leaders. Virtual attendees will have access to both live and on-demand sessions.

Who should attend: Executives (President, VP, EVP, SVP, director, manager) from executive & risk management, business development, loss mitigation, IT, compliance etc.

Auto Fin Con- Used Car Week

When is the event: 16-20 November 2020, Scottsdale AZ

What does it entail: The event will consist of discussions about the latest trends and tools to improve metrics in auto finance. The event will help you improve focus on all aspects of auto lending across various segments of the industry as well as expand your focus on FinTech issues with a highlight on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. There will be workshops, networking, keynote speakers and socials.

Who should attend: Those in the automative industry seeking to learn more about real-world strategies for the retail, finance, recovery and wholesale sectors of the used-care and auto re-marketing industry.

AFSA 2021 Vehicle Finance Expo

When is the event: 19-22 January 2021, New Orleans, LA

What does it entail: The goal of the event is to redefine and keep ASFA up to date with industry changes over the course of the year while also providing opportunities for industry executives to learn and network. There will be both web-based programs and face-to-face conferences as well as expert speakers. Topics of discussions include, but are not limited to, financial services, payment systems, technology, car guides, collection services, billing services, and vehicle parts.

Who should attend: Executives (President, VP, EVP, SVP, director, manager) from the auto finance industry.

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Past Events

LendIt FinTech Europe 2019

When is the event: 26-27 September 2019, London, United Kingdom

What does it entail: Attend this event to network with 1,200 banks, FinTech’s and investors as well as get inspired by 50+ sessions from industry pioneers pushing the boundaries of lending, digital banking, FinTech and PayTech innovation. 75+ sponsors & exhibitors will demo products and there is a pub crawl.

Who should attend: Anyone in the banking/lending industry, women in FinTech, and those focused on digital banking.

Money Live Lending 2019

When is the event: 2 October 2019, London, United Kingdom

What does it entail: You will get your market insights direct from a few of the biggest names in the industry such as RBS and Bank of Ireland. The conference covers important subjects in lending today such as designing new mortgage products and harnessing the potential of data to revolutionize credit profiling to discover how new data sources. The event will also discuss how analytics and AI is leading a revolution in credit profiling and customer on-boarding.

Who should attend: Bank CEO’s and CFO’s, directors of mortgages, and anybody working in the lending market.

 

Auto Finance Summit

When is the event: 28-30 October 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada

What does it entail: The top 3 reasons to attend the AFS are: networking, professional education and the program agenda. Exhibitors and Sponsors can expect exceptional exposure to a diverse group of connections from banks, credit unions, floor-plan lenders, thrifts, dealerships and many other service providers. The Summit has hosted executives from 190+ Lender companies, with session tracks dedicated to mobility & innovation.

Who should attend: Executives (President, VP, EVP, SVP, director, manager) from executive & risk management, business development, loss mitigation, IT, compliance etc.

 

AFSA Vehicle Finance

When is the event: 12-14 February 2020, Las Vegas, Nevada

What does it entail: This event is one of the biggest in the industry and it represents major players involved in indirect auto financing. You will learn from industry insiders as well as participate in strategic, thought-provoking discussions on innovation. The event will allow you to network with executives involved in all aspects of vehicle finance and explore products and services offered by industry business partners.

Who should attend: Useful for those in the automative industry in general, as well as those in banking and finance.

 

BlockChain Summit

When is the event: 17-18 March 2020, London, United Kingdom

What does it entail: Blockchain event is co-located with the IoT Tech Expo, AI & Big Data Expo and Cyber Security & Cloud Expo so you can explore the convergence of these technologies in one place. The event will consist of a series of expert keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies. Topics covered are: enterprise, security tokens, cryptocurrency, strategy, applications, investors, technical and more.

Who should attend: Those interested in  IoT, Cyber Security & Cloud, AI & Big Data technologies, and Blockchain.

 

LendIt FinTech USA

When is the event: 13-14 May 2020, New York, New York

What does it entail: The event will bring together 5,000 decision makers from major FinTech, blockchain, digital banking and lending companies for two days of networking, learning and doing business. There will be presentations on topics such as digital banking innovation & partnerships, advancements in credit, underwriting and identity, digitization of credit unions & more.

Who should attend: Startup’s, women in FinTech, CEO’s in auto finance and lending, bankers and investors.

Auto Finance Innovation Summit

When is the event: May 2020, San Diego, California (exact date TBD)

What does it entail: This summit provides insight into how the industry is embracing new technologies, investing in innovation, and adopting new strategies. The event features demos of cutting-edge technology through our DEMOvation Challenge. Attendees will have direct access to the startups for questions and networking.

Who should attend: Operations, IT, business development, and management of lending companies. Event attendee titles include: CEO, COO, CTO, CIO, President, VP.

Automotive Finance Conference

When is the event: June 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (exact date TBD)

What does it entail: The event is meant to help build partnerships to broaden product offer and services, and improve business development & portfolio as well as management in the economy and competitive market.  It focuses on the importance of the customer and the digital world, discussing topics like new mobility: E-mobility & telematics.

Who should attend: Bank and financial institution executives responsible for consumer finance & leasing. OEMs/captive finance companies and leasing organizations: International strategy & development, marketing and sales, and business development.

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