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Events to Focus on Collaboration of Chinese and Global Finance and Technology Companies

NEW YORK, July 10, 2018 — Auto Finance News announced today that it has partnered with The CardLinx Association to co-present two groundbreaking events in Shanghai. Auto Finance Summit Asia and The CardLinx Asia Forum will bring together key executives and decision makers from Asia and around the world. Keynote speakers will present insights into auto financing and digital commerce in China from leading  global companies including US Bank, Mastercard, Standard & Poor’s, Deloitte, Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company and more.

The partnership between CardLinx and Auto Finance News supports two events: the CardLinx Asia Forum and Auto Finance Summit Asia. This will be Auto Finance News’s first event in China and will take place on September 5-6, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. The event is being launched to explore the expansion of auto lending and leasing in Asia.

The CardLinx Asia Forum will immediately precede the opening of Auto Finance Summit Asia on September 5th and focus on the convergence of artificial intelligence and commerce and its implications for this exciting market.

“We are very excited to partner with CardLinx Association for these important industry events,” said Molly Stewart, Chief Operating Officer of Royal Media. “We are looking forward to this opportunity to bring the Auto Finance News brand to Asia.”

Auto Finance Summit Asia will gather international leaders to provide insights and strategies on economic trends in the Chinese auto industry; an analysis of Asia’s used-car finance market; local implications of the car-sharing revolution; the rise of leasing in China; how to navigate Asia’s online environment; and much more. Additionally, the event will serve as a platform for companies to connect with Asian lenders in the market.

“Technologies such as AI and car-connected commerce are advancing across the globe. The CardLinx Asia Forum provides a unique executive-level opportunity to meet and collaborate with key decision makers,” said CardLinx President and CEO Silvio Tavares. The CardLinx Asia Forum will highlight collaborations between technology companies, financial institutions and merchants in China who are deploying AI next-gen technologies to create digital retail experiences that keep consumers engaged and shopping. CardLinx is a global trade association that includes industry leaders such as Microsoft, Samsung, Bank of America, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Japan.

To register for Auto Finance Summit Asia and the CardLinx Asia Forum, please visit or


About Auto Finance News

Auto Finance News is the flagship publication for the auto finance industry. Published since 1996, Auto Finance News is the nation’s leading source for news, insights and analysis on automotive lending and leasing. Full of valuable data and exclusive knowledge, a subscription to Auto Finance News guides readers to better performance through exclusive online content, a weekly newsletter and monthly magazine. Auto Finance News can be found online at

Auto Finance News is published by New York-based Royal Media, a leading information services media company.


About The CardLinx Association

The CardLinx Association is the premier, multi-industry trade association focused on promoting online-to-offline commerce and card-linking worldwide. On behalf of its members, the association fosters cross-industry collaboration, develops industry services, organizes executive-level innovation forums and institutes common standards to minimize and eliminate friction for purchases. Founding members of the The CardLinx Association include Microsoft, Mastercard, Bank of America, and First Data; other current members include: Hilton, FIS, MUFG, UBS, and TransUnion. Membership in The CardLinx Association is open to financial institutions, publishers, advertisers, merchants, merchant acquirers, payment networks and fin-tech companies. Companies interested in joining the association should visit: