|FCIB is proud to welcome members of the Hungarian, Austrian, Swiss, German, and Czech Republic Credit Management Institutes|
Sincere thanks to our Sponsor, Coface, for our Monday Evening Networking Dinner
FCIB Sunday Evening Welcome Reception
Join fellow FCIB members, guests, speakers and panellists as we meet and greet each other for an informal hour of drinks and canapés in a relaxed setting!
As the drums continue to beat throughout the Eurozone, what will the future hold for countries such as Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Portugal? Have Central and Eastern European Countries completely recovered after the crisis? What is the current economic outlook for the CEE region?
We continue to experience uncertainties in the Middle East while Asia appears to enjoy spectacular growth in many sectors: are emerging markets at risk because of political unrest or overheating? Will China continue its economic dominance and where are the risks in the Chinese economy? Can we expect a double-dip in the U.S.?
As always, answers to these queries/questions and much more will be addressed in this year's Autumn conference as Yves Zlotowski, Chief Economist from Coface, based in Paris, takes us on a trip around the global economic hotspots and gives his views and opinions on issues which have a direct impact on anyone engaged in the world of trade credit and risk analysis.
Coffee and Networking sponsored by KSI International
Supply Chain Financing
What are the current trends in Secured Payment methods? This session will give up–to-the-minute information on electronic-invoicing, Trade Service Utilities (TSU) and how new technology impacts on the accounts receivable function within major corporations. Our speakers will come together from the world of Industry and Banking to impart their most recent experiences and give their views on the latest technological advances.
News from the Banking World
The session will continue on the theme of Supply Chain Financing with up-to-date news on both SEPA and BASEL III. With BASEL II poised to have far-reaching consequences on the way in which corporations transact their business, we will highlight how the legislation impacts on the supply chain in general. What about Trade Finance? Will it survive or will the deposits required on working capital drive business away? Has SEPA reached the end of its tortuous path in legislative processes or is there still more to do? What effect will the Single European Payment Area have on Accounts Receivable and will it reduce DSO?
Lunch and Networking
International Arbitration: To arbitrate or litigate? That is the question!
International Arbitration has evolved over the past 50 years, and it is now at the forefront of most corporate thinking when it comes to finding a solution to a complex and sometimes messy problem. In these tough global economic conditions, so much is riding on successful and timely cash collections and most corporates cannot afford endless time lapses in resolving major disputes which could be responsible for holding up millions on any one particular account.
This session will provide some very interesting case studies whilst also examining
|3.00-3.30pm||Coffee and Networking|
Open Forum Q & A Session
Getting answers to questions on credit-related and country-specific topics is the primary aim of this very interactive and thought-provoking session.
Topics as diverse as trading in the Ukraine to handling new systems implementation are poured over and addressed by the FCIB panel of experts drawn from our membership.
|7.30-10.30pm||Monday Evening Dinner sponsored by Coface
Doing Business in Central and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Rim
This session will guide us through countries such as Turkey, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria. We will examine the cultural and legal aspects of doing business within the CEE region and listen to first-hand experience from major corporates.Speaker:
Piotr Kosiorek, Senior Director, Ashland Specialty Ingredients (formerly ISP), Warsaw, Poland
KommR. Franz Maier, MBA, Country Director (Austria) Atradius Credit Insurance N.
Silvina Aldeco-Martinez, Managing Director, Risk Solutions, S&P Capital IQ
Vesna Leskovsek Cizej , CEMAI* Commercial Head, F. Hoffmann la Roche, Basel Switzerland
|10.30-11.00am||Coffee and Networking sponsored by S&P Capital IQ
Doing Business in China
After major success with its “Doing Business in” series, FCIB is proud to present Doing Business in China
The session will firstly examine cultural aspects and provide some up-to-the-minute demographics whilst also examining the major legal issues relevant to credit managers in collecting accounts receivables and settling disputes. Our speaker will also address:
|12.00-1.00pm||Lunch and Closing of FCIB Autumn Conference|
|1.00-3.00pm||FCIB Credit Industry Group Meetings|
Don't miss this chance to reduce potential risks while positioning yourself and your company to take full advantage of opportunities in the global markets.