The Historic Driskill HotelAustin Texas

Join us for the AFCC Spring Conference at the Historic Driskill Hotel, located in Downtown Austin Texas, in the heart of the 6th Street live music scene.

The Historic Driskill Hotel

Austin Texas
Join us for the AFCC Spring Conference at the Historic Driskill Hotel, located in Downtown Austin Texas, in the heart of the 6th Street live music scene.

The Driskill Hotel

The AFCC discounted room block is sold out. Rooms are still available at the prevailing rate. Please secure your room reservation at the Driskill Hotel.

Dates: Sunday April 15th and Monday April 16th

Reservations: (512) 391-7039 or (800) 233-1234 after Normal Business Hours.

Conference Tickets

Registration Level
First Attendee Additional Attendee
Member
$750
$600
Non-Member
$1000
$800
Vendor Booth – Member – (Includes 3 Admissions)
$3,500
$600
Vendor Booth – Non- Member – (Includes 3 Admissions)
$4,500
$700
1st Time Conference Attendee
$450

Conference Tickets

Early Bird Registration Ends February 28, 2018
Member

First Attendee

$750

Additional Attendee

$600
Non-Member

First Attendee

$1000

Additional Attendee

$800

Vendor Booth – Member

(Includes 3 Admissions)

First Attendee

$3,500

Additional Attendee

$600

Vendor Booth – Non- Member

(Includes 3 Admissions)

First Attendee

$4,500

Additional Attendee

$700
1st Time Conference Attendee

First Attendee

$450

Speakers

Speakers

Robby H. Birnbaum

Partner Greenspoon Marder

President - AFCC

    Andrew Linderman

    Founder

    The Story Source

      JUDITH R. SORENSEN

      President and Co-Chairman

      Financial Counseling Association of America

        Howard Dvorkin

        Chairman

        Debt.com

          Rob Knight

          Managing Partner and Co-founder

          Icon Equities

            Michael Morency

            President & Founder

            Peregrin

              Angelo Anzalone

              Founder and President

              Veritas Legal Plan

                Ian Howe

                Consumer Protection Division

                Attorney General of Texas

                  Tim Smith

                  Senior Vice President - Sales, TSI

                  Alternative Debt Settlement Markets

                    Bob Linderman

                    Vice President

                    AFCC

                      Greg Regan

                      CPA/CFF, Partner

                      Hemming Morse LLP

                        Sameka Goro

                        Senior Director of Settlement Services

                        Century Support Services

                          Timothy Li

                          Founder and CEO

                          Kuber Financial, MaxDecisions

                            Ken Richard

                            Executive Vice President & General Counsel

                            Ytel, Inc.

                              Shawn Walsh

                              Director of Business Development

                              InCharge Debt Solutions

                                Steven Boms

                                President

                                Allon Advocacy, LLC

                                  Steve Ely

                                  CEO

                                  eCredable

                                    Agenda

                                    Agenda

                                    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
                                    Registration Open
                                    Meet & Greet Happy Hour
                                    Sponsored By: Rescue One Financial
                                    3:00 PM
                                    AFCC Conference Welcome
                                    Robby Birnbaum, Partner, Greenspoon Marder, AFCC President

                                    A Credit Scoring Model for Consumers in Debt Settlement That Gives Credit for Timely Trust Account Savings Deposits

                                    Consumers who are evaluating a debt relief program often cite a concern about the erosion of their credit score when evaluating the overall benefit of debt settlement services. Very few truly understand the myriad factors that go into calculating one’s credit score. While traditional credit bureaus model consumer scores using traditionally reported trade lines from credit accounts such as Mortgage, Credit Cards, Private Label Store Cards, Auto Loans and Personal Loans or Leases, this only tells part of the story of a consumer’s full payment history and ability to meet their monthly payment obligations.

                                    eCredable is a fully FCRA-compliant Credit Reporting Agency (CRA) which has developed a credit scoring model for consumers that considers the typical payments consumers make each month that traditional credit bureaus do not consider such as Rent, Water, Gas, Telephone, Cable, Satellite TV, Garbage Collection and now – Trust Account Savings Deposits as part of a Debt Settlement Program. These off-bureau payments help to illustrate a more complete picture of a consumer’s payment history, giving greater credit to a broader type of payment obligations consumers make each month. Consumers can also take advantage of a growing marketplace of lenders who recognize and underwrite various credit products exclusively using the eCredable credit scoring model.

                                    With direct integrations completed or underway with the major Trust Account Providers, consumers entering a debt settlement program can use the trust account payment as a new reporting tradeline to help rebuild their credit score after completing a debt settlement program and get back on their way to a higher credit score much sooner after graduating from debt settlement.

                                    From compliance to conversion, learn from this 2 part presentation from the industry leaders in SMS on why your company should be leveraging this powerful tool.

                                    4:00 PM
                                    Convert more leads to calls by talking TO your leads with SMS, instead of AT Them with a Call Center
                                    Aaron Christopher Evans, CEO, Drips
                                    4:20 PM
                                    Alternative Debt Settlement Markets
                                    Timothy Smith, Senior Vice President, TSI
                                    4:45 PM
                                    Tactics for Dealing with Difficult Creditors
                                    Robert Knight, Icon Equities
                                    Michele Staley, Resurgent
                                    Sameka Goro, Senior Director of Settlement Services, Century Support Services
                                    Janette Rubino, ClearOne Advantage
                                    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
                                    AFCC Opening Cocktail Reception
                                    Sponsored By: Account Management Plus
                                    8:00 AM
                                    Breakfast
                                    Sponsored By: Reliant Account Management

                                    As the leading experts on debt settlement compliance and regulation Mr. Birnbaum, the President of the American Fair Credit Council will provide attendees with a review of the current status of state laws, consumer protection, the approaches and what to expect from the CFPB, FTC and state regulators, and the latest licensing requirements for the industry. Mr. Birnbaum will also review new marketing approaches and their compliance requirements.

                                    In this presentation Ian will discuss current debt settlement and debt management regulation from the perspective of state enforcers. He will be providing a brief historical context of debt settlement and management regulation, as well as current statutes governing the provision of those services. Ian will conclude with an update on several recent cases relevant to the industry.

                                    11:00 AM
                                    Networking Break
                                    Sponsored by DebtPay Pro/DebtPay Gateway
                                    11:30 AM
                                    Credit Counseling Panel Discussion
                                    Howard Dvorkin, CPA, Debt.com
                                    Shawn Walsh, Director of Business Development, InCharge Debt Solutions
                                    Mike Morency, President & Founder, Peregrin Services
                                    Judy Sorensen, President and Co-Chairman, Board of the Financial Counseling Association of America

                                    Credit Card, Banks and Online Lenders have invested millions into artificial intelligence, machine learning and other mathematical techniques to seek out borrowers that need credit the most. It is time for Debt Settlement industry to leverage the same algorithms to get ahead of the game and help consumers to manage their financial life, rather than taking on more debt. Let’s end the cycle together and uplift millions of consumers from taking on more debt.

                                    Most organizations and industries that engage with policymakers at the local, state and federal levels bolster their advocacy strategies with political giving. In this session, Steve Boms, President, Allon Advocacy LLC, will walk through the fundamentals of political contributions and discuss a newly-created Political Action Committee (PAC) – the Consumer Financial Empowerment PAC – that seeks to support candidates for office who support the AFCC’s policy agenda.

                                    12:45 PM
                                    LUNCH
                                    Sponsored by Bulldog 360 Marketing

                                    The AFCC has been hard at work in state capitols across the country and in Washington, D.C. Join Bob Linderman, the AFCC’s Vice-President, and Steve Boms, President, Allon Advocacy, LLC, for an overview of the AFCC’s legislative and regulatory progress to date and for a look ahead to where the AFCC plans to engage in the future.

                                    Overview of Debt Management and Settlement Provider applications & renewal
                                    Tips and resources for submitting an application for a debt management and settlement provider application will be discussed, along with information on renewals, and a question and answer portion.

                                    Every day, AFCC members and affiliates work tirelessly to communicate complex technical and financial concepts to a range of audiences. Wouldn’t it be great if these same leaders could present better, connect with partners faster and have more fun at work simply by telling a few amazing stories?

                                    3:30 PM
                                    Afternoon Networking Break
                                    Sponsored by Second Round

                                    In February 2018, the 3rd Edition of the Regan Report was published. This updated study analyzed the consumer benefits derived from more than 2.9 million debt settlement accounts. The study offered new insights and expanded on existing findings. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the author.

                                    How do you help your members who are about to graduate your program? You got them this far, now finish the job and guide them through the final steps of rebuilding. The Veritas After-Debt Plan offers a product that protects your clients by delivering both legal and non-legal services needed, while providing you with residual income long after they have completed your program.

                                    I will be discussing what debt relief companies can do to continue to help their clients after they have completed their program, where the focus shifts to restoring, rebuilding and protecting what settlement companies have worked so hard to achieve by offering the Veritas After-Debt Plan.

                                    5:00 PM
                                    Closing Remarks
                                    Robby Birnbaum, Partner, Greenspoon Marder, AFCC President
                                    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                                    AFCC Closing Cocktail Reception
                                    Sponsored By: Veritas Legal Plan

                                    Sponsors

                                    Sponsors

                                    gmlaw

                                    Title Conference Sponsor

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                                    bulldog-2018

                                    Monday Lunch

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    PM Break

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Sunday Meet & Greet

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Monday Breakfast

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Wi-Fi

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Conference Bags

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Monday Networking Reception

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Workbook/Program

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    AM Break

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Sunday Welcome Reception

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Lanyards/Badges

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Registration

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Charging Station

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Premium Gift

                                    SOLD OUT

                                    Premium Gift

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