Don’t wait for success to come to you, attend FCIB’s New York International Roundtable. FCIB members explore the most pressing topics relevant to the international credit manager. Our network of experts in Financial, Credit and International Business with share current challenges and best practice solutions to the critical issues developing in the field of international credit today.
Non Members: $145.00
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12:00 noon to 3:30 EST
Law Offices of Lowenstein Sandler, LLP 1251 Ave of the Americas • New York • NY• 10020
12:00 – 12:15pm
Registration & Networking
12:15 – 12:45pm
12:45 – 2:00pm
Keynote Presentation: Global Economic Overview 2014
Carolyne Spackman, Vice President/Economist, Country Risk
American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
- Effect of NEW Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen on the global economy
- Expected shift in industry sectors from the “Shale & Gas” revolution and emerging new opportunities
- Business opportunities and comparative advantages created by changes in this industry
- Upcoming emerging markets and resources enabling new growth
- Changes in the currency market and when to be cautious
- Foreign Exchange Market and future of the “Fragile Five”
- Africa as a target for “Increasing Business Opportunities” and other countries to watch
- Global outlook for Europe, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America, Asia, Oceana and North America
- China’s currency as a future world currency and the drain of “Shadow Banking”
2:00 – 3:30pm
Current Issues Impacting Trade Credit
Moderator: Aysegul Budak, ICCE, Credit Manager, Osterman & Company, Inc.
Our global experts address recent and up-coming headwinds, innovations and regulations affecting international trade and credit in this condensed macro-overview panel discussion that includes an open exchange of information and participation by the audience and panel.
Money Laundering and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Significant fines for non-compliance of export regulations continue as controls and enforcement tighten
- New regulations and how to protect your interests
- “Statement of opinion” and when to use it
- Distinguishing between facilitating a payment and the corrupt payment
Arbitration and Dispute Resolutions; Best Practices for International Business Transactions
- What can be done upfront during negotiations to optimize the outcome in arbitration?
- What steps can be taken to choose the best arbitrator, and do these steps differ by region?
- Are there arbitration differences by country?
- Topic includes best practices for dispute resolution on a general regional level and for specific countries, as well as an intense review of the landscape in arbitration and an open discussion of audience experiences.
Regulatory Compliance Changes That Impact International Credit
- What information is necessary about recent financial institution regulatory and compliance regulation requirement changes?
- What is the impact on buyers and sellers in cross-border transactions?
- What to know and do about staying compliant?
Buyer’s Payment Obligation (BPO)
- Update on the newest payment instruments development from a bank and credit perspective.
- Glitches and growth to watch for.
- See how other companies use this tool effectively while reducing risks and costs.
- What are the transaction value ranges this tool maximizes for the ROI?
- How is this tool similar to LC’s? How is it different?
- How popular is the BPO?
- What are the projections for the use of this payment method?
U.S. Department of Commerce Restructuring. What You Need to Know?
- Importance of these changes
- Most effective way to navigate these resources under the reorganization
- Overseas Export Assistance offices may call in-country foreign buyers to inquire about payment delay
- You don’t know what you don’t know until you know it!
This program has approved ICEU points, which count toward ICCE accreditation/recertification. Participants will receive (3) education points and (2) participation points for their attendance.