Forum & Committee Meetings Schedule


12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.
Law Committee Lunch
1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Law Committee Meeting
5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Law Committee Reception
8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Law Committee Meeting
5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Joint AFSA Committees Reception
7:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
Operations & Regulatory Compliance Committee Meeting
10:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Ancillary Products Working Group Meeting
12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
Joint AFSA Committees Lunch
2:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
State Government Affairs Committee Meeting
5:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
AFSA/NACCA SGA & Legal Issues Forum Reception
6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Seattle Duck Tour

Join your fellow AFSA and NACCA meeting attendees for some fun and networking aboard a private charter Seattle Duck Tour! Quack, laugh, and learn with your wacky Tour Guide and enjoy the ride as a Coast Guard Certified Captain drives a DUKW on a one-of-a-kind tour of Seattle! See the Seattle waterfront, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market and the downtown shopping district before you SPLASH into Lake Union! It’s a party on wheels that floats!

The Duck Tour will depart directly from the Westin Hotel following the SGA Forum Welcome Reception.

Cost is $35 per person. Sign up to join the fun when you register for the Forum!

7:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
AFSA/NACCA SGA & Legal Issues Forum
8:00 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
Meet the Industry / Meet Your Regulators Breakfast
9:30 a.m.—9:50 a.m.
Forum Welcome
9:50 a.m.—10:35 a.m.
Consumer Credit Market Trends

The latest in performance of the consumer credit market

10:40 a.m.—11:50 a.m.
Joint State and Federal Regulatory Efforts

Coordinated multistate examinations and oversight of financial institutions

12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.
Lunch with an American Hero

Major General Edward J. Mechenbier (retired) will discuss his nearly six years as a prisoner of war at North Vietnam’s Hoa Lo Prison—the notorious ‘Hanoi Hilton’

1:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
Dessert Mingle

Stretch your legs and grab coffee dessert before heading into the afternoon sessions

1:35 p.m.—2:20 p.m.
Millennials, Gen Z, and What’s Next

Trends, demographics, and generational differences

2:25 p.m.—3:15 p.m.
Cybersecurity 2017

New threats, common myths, case examples, and practical advice

3:15 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Compliance Catch 22s

Regulators and industry discuss being caught between a rock and a hard place during an exam; their top exam challenges, plus what makes a successful exam

4:35 p.m.—4:45 p.m.
NACCA/AFSA Liaison Committee Meeting (NACCA / AFSA liaison committee members only)
5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Meet the Industry / Meet the Regulators Joint Reception
Download the Seattle Meetings and Forum Schedule-at-a-Glance


Ancillary Products Working Group

The Ancillary Product Working Group, formed in February 2011, reviews litigation and state and federal legislative and regulatory issues regarding ancillary products in all business lines (e.g., credit insurance, debt cancellation agreements, guaranteed asset protection (GAP) agreements, extended service contracts, etc.). The working group holds conference calls monthly and as needed and meets annually in-person in May/June. 

Law Committee

The Law Committee deals with all aspects of the legal environment facing the industry, including legislative issues, regulatory matters, and litigation. The committee helps to create and develop AFSA’s judicial, legislative and regulatory policies and strategies that affect AFSA member companies. Among the benefits of participation in the Law Committee are remaining up-to-date on issues that confront member companies each day, opportunities to network, and exchange ideas with other in-house counsel in the industry. 

ORCC Committee

The purpose of the Operations and Regulatory Compliance Committee (ORCC) is to address the policies, guidance, enforcement actions and regulations issued by federal government and agencies that impact the association’s members. The committee assists member companies in dealing with compliance issues the industry faces by developing industry resources and educational materials.

State Government Affairs Committee

The State Government Affairs (SGA) Committee serves as a forum to address state legislative and regulatory issues that affect AFSA member companies. It comprises four subcommittees: Mortgage Lending/Servicing, Payment Card, Traditional Installment Lending, and Vehicle Finance. The Committee reviews legislation; analyzes legislative trends; gathers political intelligence; formulates strategy and issues management materials; identifies and recommends industry-wide positions on state legislation and regulatory issues; develops issues management materials to support state and local lobbying activities; and engages in direct advocacy where appropriate. The Committee holds in-person meetings three times a year. 

Learn more about AFSA Committees