CAPA Spring Conference
April 2, 2017

This year’s Spring Conference promises to be the best yet. Members from around the state will join CAPA’s leadership to discuss the important industry changes and opportunities on the horizon. The conference will run from 8:30 – 4:30 on Sunday, April 2, 2017, and topics will include MLA (Military Lending Act) updates, CAPSS Department of Justice systems changes, how to better protect yourself and your business and much, much more.

See attached for registration information.

Also, we have a room block of sleeping rooms at the Embassy Suites – Below is a list of three ways you can make your reservations:

  1. Go to and make a reservation using the group/convention code: CPW.
  2. Call (916) 326-5000 and ask for the CAPA Spring Conference discount rate.
  3. click:

Additionally, the CAPA Board of Directors meeting will take place at the Embassy Suites on April 3, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We will follow that meeting with a reception for one of California’s key legislative leaders. AND Tuesday, April 4 is our annual “Walk the Halls” with our incredible lobbyist Bill Duplissea.


Continental Breakfast

CAPSS System Challenges and Opportunities? A Candid Discussion presented by CAPA Officers and DOJ Task Force Leaders, Tony DeMarco and Sam Shocket

While CAPA continues to hold DOJ database managers and developers to the true intent of the regulations, we continue to be challenged with the potential huge costs and complications involved every time DOJ updates the CAPSS system. We?ll have the most involved CAPA pawnbrokers here to discuss the status of the database, how to get ahead of the updates and ideas on how to stream-line your operations using the CAPSS system. We’ll also share our comprehensive list of “issues” that cause errors while uploading. This discussion will save you and your employees hours of frustration.

Exhibits Open

Military Lending Act Boot Camp presented by Jacqueline S. Mallet and Jon Webster

It’s time to take charge and move out. The Military Lending Act is here—it’s in effect—and it presents a huge liability to pawnbrokers. Jackie Mallett and Jon Webster will tell you how to protect your business and avoid big fines during this panel discussion. Learn various options for: 

  • Checking a customer’s active duty status
  • Making loans to active duty service members
  • Retaining MLA documents
  • Handling rollovers and renewals
  • Lowering your risk of liability

Learn how the new CAPA contracts and written policies and procedures can protect your business like a Kevlar vest. Don’t be caught unarmed. Jackie and Jon will walk you through MLA territory to safety.

Lunch and Exclusive

Protecting, Insuring, and the Unexpected Tragedy presented by Seth Ward, Elizabeth Chapple, and Detective Scott Yates who is working on the case in Vallejo

Are you ready for the unexpected to happen? Do you have a team to help in case of an emergency?

How can CAPA members help? Hear from key industry professionals regarding:

  • General policy items to review and double check as related to security and safety
  • How to handle an interruption in business lasting more than a day
  • Security policies and practices to bring safety awareness to employees and owners
  • Ideas to make your shop look harder than the shop down the street

Learn how your membership in CAPA can help you regarding insurance benefits and workers comp

California vs. Trump: The Players, the Issues, and What it All Means for Your Business presented by Bill Duplissea, CAPA Lobbyist

From crowd sizes and travel bans to the Russians and fake news, the late-night comedy shows are having a field day with Trump’s first 100 days. But it’s a serious time for the economy and small businesses. While the Trump Administration has vowed to make it easier to do business in America, California leaders are gearing up to oppose his agenda. Join us for a discussion with CAPA Lobbyist Bill Duplissea, who will cut through the noise and explain the REAL implications of the recent election for the pawn industry, the future of the MLA, and California’s business climate.


CAPA Annual Spring Conference Flyer with schedule

Conference Attendee Registration Form

Conference Exhibitor Registration Form

Conference Exhibitor Prospectus

CAPA 61st Annual Convention and Exhibition
October 27-29, 2017

Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA

Details to come soon.