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CrossCheck’s Charles Dortch III Attending Auto Finance Summit 2019

Posted by Joe Gargiulo | Mon, Oct 21, 2019 @ 12:33 PM

auto financeJoin CrossCheck’s Senior Vice President Charles Dortch III and other auto lending and leasing experts Oct. 28 ­­– 30 at the 19th Annual Auto Finance Summit in Las Vegas. The summit offers networking events, an exhibit hall with over 100 top industry vendors, 40-plus elite industry speakers, and session tracks dedicated to mobility and innovation to help inspire future lending and leasing strategies.

Attendees include prime and non-prime banks, credit unions, floor-plan lenders, thrifts, dealerships and other service providers. Over the years, the summit has hosted executives from nearly 200 lender companies including the top 25 lenders, making it the premier industry event of its kind.

Networking Events

The summit offers a selection of networking and social ops that are sure to please attendees seeking new contacts, great food and cheer.

First up is the Opening Cocktail Reception in the exhibit hall, marking the official kickoff of the event. Enjoy auto leasingcocktails and hors d’oeuvres while frolicking in and around the official summit photo booth.

Since the event is during Halloween season, attendees are invited to a Trick or Treat in the exhibit hall during an evening cocktail reception. Can you say, “boo!”

Next, Auto Finance News and the Auto Finance Summit will present the 2019 Auto Finance Excellence Awards, recognizing achievement by finance companies and or executives in the automotive lending and leasing industry.

Women in Auto Finance Luncheon

Finally, the Women in Auto Finance Luncheon is an exclusive networking event that supports and cultivates female leadership in the industry. The luncheon will feature a keynote address by Renee Horne, vice president of Consumer Lending Experiences at USAA Federal Savings Bank.

Exhibit Hall

The exhibit hall is a conduit for attendees to connect with some of the most important vendors in auto finance. Companies will represent associated areas such as big data, software technologies, Fintech, analytics, contractual services, collection services, call center services, insurance solutions, dealer management systems, credit scoring services, document processing services, lending intelligence, legal services, payments processing services and more.

In addition to the networking events mentioned above, the exhibit hall will also host breakfasts and scheduled breaks during the two and a half days of summit programming.


business workshopAttendees may customize their conference experience by participating in one of three interactive workshops on Oct. 28 from 10 am to 12 pm.

Creating a Culture of Innovation ­– This workshop examines ways for companies to sift through tech options and harness partnerships to capitalize on innovation.

Improving Risk Management Through Digital Transformation – This workshop provides lenders with the tools to develop new channels and partnerships with fintechs to cultivate better risk management.

Taking Your Business to the Next Level: Effective Strategies for Scaling Operations – Geared specifically to professionals at smaller lending companies and credit unions, this workshop explores strategies for simplifying processes for wider implementation and leveraging partnerships to grow your business.

VIP Economic Forecast Sessions

Later that day, an exclusive event for VIP attendees features economic forecasts for the “general economy and for the auto industry” by industry experts.

Tuesday Sessions

featured speakerTuesday, Oct. 29 begins with two general sessions: (1) the Fireside Chat with Chase Auto where attendees will hear a discussion covering the U.S. economy, innovation, industry trends and growth ideas that have helped the bank; and (2), the Executive Dialogue panel discussion by senior executives from some of the nation’s large auto financiers. The group will cover industry “trajectories and strategies for overcoming challenges and the dynamic credit cycle.”

The remainder of day two will finish with four rounds of three concurrent tracks.

Technology and Mobility Track

  1. Innovative Uses for Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  2. Breaking the Mold: Using Fintechs to Step Out of Traditional Lending
  3. CTO Insider: Solving Your Biggest Tech Challenges
  4. Beyond the Scorecard

Customer Experience Track

  1. Obtaining and Retaining Customer Loyalty in the Digital Age
  2. Tailoring Servicing Techniques to Surpass Customer Expectations
  3. Designing an Extraordinary Auto Finance Online Portal
  4. Anticipating Your Customers' Needs
Compliance and Risk Track
  1. The Latest on Regulations & Enforcement
  2. The Ever-Changing Landscape of Fraud
  3. State Regulatory Focus: Assessing Current Risks
  4. Regulators' Roundtable

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Wednesday Sessions

Attendees jump back into business programming immediately after breakfast in the exhibit hall on Wed., Oct 30 with the last tracks and rounds of the summit.

Technology and Mobility Track

  1. From Idea to Application: Strategies for Developing New Tech
  2. The Latest on Subscription Services

Customer Experience Track

  1. The 'Amazon' Approach: Tracking Customer Activity to Tailor Product Offerings
  2. Reframing Operations: Creating a Customer-Centric Strategy

Auto Finance Solutions from CrossCheck

free-check-guarantee-consultation-home-pageCrossCheck has been providing payment solutions to the retail automotive industry for decades. In particular, CrossCheck's Auto Industry RDC Solution (C.A.R.S.) is a suite of check guarantee solutions that helps dealerships increase sales and mitigate risk while saving time and money.

Dealerships interested in learning more about C.A.R.S. may take advantage of our free consultations by scheduling time (at the summit or otherwise) with auto payments expert Charles Dortch III to discuss options. Those with an existing check guarantee service are encouraged to bring a recent monthly statement for him to review and analyze.

Topics: Auto Dealerships

Written by Joe Gargiulo

Marketing Specialist Joe Gargiulo has 25-plus years in marketing, communications and copy writing. As a writer, he enjoys connecting story leads to all aspects of the human experience.