Past Conferences

Each year, the American Fair Credit Council hosts two conferences where members gather to network and hear from industry experts, legislators and regulators about the current issues and trends relating to the Debt Settlement Industry. Below is a list of prior events hosted by the AFCC as well as the previous agenda for each event.

April 28, 2017

Spring 2017 – Costa Mesa, CA

The Spring 2017 Conference was held April 28th, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa, California, home one of the area’s most prestigious theater and orchestral venues. This year’s conference highlighted a number of topics around marketing, compliance, regulation and social media presented by leading industry experts and marketing consultants. Attendees were joined by leading industry professionals from the debt relief and student loan industries for several networking sessions throughout the day.
August 17, 2016

Fall 2016 – Charleston, SC

For the Fall 2016 AFCC Conference headed this time to Charleston, South Carolina. This conference featured an all-star lineup of speakers, including US Rep Andy Bar.
April 17, 2016

Spring 2016 – New Orleans, LA

This year’s conference will highlight recent legislative updates and technical sessions from leading industry stakeholders, legislators and industry regulators. Highlights of the upcoming conference include a presentation by Ohio State Senator Bill Seitz, (R-Cincinnati) and AFCC lobbyist Kurt Leib, partner at Capitol Advocates, who will provide a detailed update on a bill moving through the Ohio legislature relating to fee caps on debt relief services.
September 27, 2015

Fall 2015 – Las Vegas, NV

The Fall 2015 AFCC Conference took place at the The Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 250 professionals in the debt settlement industry attended the 3-day conference to hear a packed agenda full of knowledgeable speakers on multiple aspects of the industry. Robby Birnbaum, AFCC President and a leading expert on debt settlement compliance and regulation, provided a timely update on what every attendee needs to know to run their business in a safe and compliant manner. Mr. Birnbaum reviewed the current status of state laws, consumer protections, the approaches and what to expect from the CFPB, FTC and state regulators. Mr. Birnbaum also addressed the latest licensing requirements for the industry and marketing practices and the compliance concerns around these practices.
March 8, 2015

Spring 2015 – New Orleans, LA

The 2015 AFCC Conference took place at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans. Over 200 professionals in the debt settlement industry attended the 3-day conference to hear a packed agenda full of knowledgeable speakers on multiple aspects of the industry.

Past Sponsors

The American Fair Credit Council would like to recognize all of the sponsors who have so generously supported our past conferences. Their continued support of these events make it possible for the association to bring our members together twice a year for informative and educational programs and networking sessions designed to keep our membership abreast of the latest issues and trends affecting the Debt Settlement Industry.


Past Speakers

Each year, the AFCC hosts two conferences in the Spring and Fall where members come together to hear from industry regulators, legislators, thought leaders and stakeholders in the debt settlement industry. This valuable programming helps to ensure our members are kept up to date with the current issues and trends facing the industry. Click the button below to view some of our past presenters.

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