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Event 

Title:
NACM's Annual Credit Congress & Exposition
When:
June 08 2014 - June 11 2014 
Where:
Orlando
Category:
FCIB Live Events

Description

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download nacm 2014 event appWe invite all credit professionals to gather with us at Orlando's Rosen Shingle Creek in June 2014 for our annual Credit Congress & Exposition. For NACM, this marks 118 years of excellence, vision and unity at the nation's largest meeting of business credit practitioners. Share our excitement as the business credit community grows and excels, proving itself as a cornerstone of the world of business.

Discussion will be focused on the following topics:

  • Executive Exchange: International Credit
  • International Supplier Risk Management
  • International Export Compliance and Fraud Detection
  • Asia from the international credit perspective
  • Latin America from international credit perspective
  • Middle East from the international credit perspective
  • Eastern Europe from the international credit perspective

 

Registration Categories & Fee Schedule

Rates

Special
By 12/13/13
Early Bird
12/13/13 to 3/3/14
Regular
After 3/3/14
       
FCIB/NACM members* $689 $739 $839
Non-members * $959 989 $999
Spouse/Guest*
(May not be a colleague)
$319 $369 $419
Team Discount*
(5+ people registering from
the same member company)

$639 per person

$689 per person

$789 per person

 

Schedule

Click here for a detailed schedule of events (pdf)

Monday, June 9

11:45 am – 1:45 pm

FCIB Luncheon featuring Chris Kuehl

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Executive Exchange: International Credit

Moderator: 
Wanda Borges, Esq., Member/Shareholder
Borges & Associates, LLC

Panel: 
Pam Krank, President,
The Credit Department Inc.

Martine Zimmermann, ICCE, Credit Manager CEMAI Region
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Chris Kuehl, PhD, Managing Director,
Armada Corporate Intelligence

This year we have Economist Chris Kuehl acting as moderator contributing his global perspective to the practical advice of our well-experienced panel. The afternoon is dedicated to an open exchange of ideas, knowledge and shared experiences through these interactive forums with questions solicited prior to and at the event. This year's panels of practitioners are highly respected subject-matter experts with extensive expertise in the field of credit. 

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Tuesday, June 10

9:00 am – 10:30 am

International Supplier Risk Management

Moderator: 
Al Carmenini, RGCP, Senior VP Product Development
CreditRiskMonitor, Inc.

Panel:
Camilo Gomez, PhD, Senior Vice President, Quantitative Analysis
CreditRiskMonitor, Inc.

Deborah Thorne, Esq., Partner
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Mark Filippini, CCE, Credit Manager Americas
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals

Broaden your value in your company, save your company significant dollars and advance your career.

  • Do you qualify your current suppliers? 
  • Do you conduct routine reviews of current suppliers? 
  • Do you perform competitive supplier analysis? 
  • Do you know how important each of your suppliers is to your company's supply chain? 
  • Is the supplier a sole provider or a key source provider?

This session teaches you how to determine and manage your supplier’s financial risk. You will learn to implement an effective pragmatic “watch list” for troubled suppliers. Identify and use financial risk scores that warn of impending financial distress. Our modeling expert will teach you how financial scores work and how they can provide early warning signs. The practitioner panelist will share best practices to successfully manage your supplier risks. Our attorney will round out the panel by discussing the supplier financial risk legal issues and how they may differ vs. traditional customers.

The research indicates that if you are not currently evaluating the financial risk of your company’s suppliers, you will soon be asked to help. Been doing it for a few years—why not add some best practices? Don’t miss this session to learn more and broaden your value to your company.

DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPLIER RISK MANAGEMENT

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm   

International Export Compliance and Fraud Detection

Moderator:
Wanda Borges, Esq., Member/Shareholder
Borges & Associates, LLC

Panel: 
Phillip Poland, Esq., Director, International Trade Compliance
DHL Express Americas Region

Jon Yormick, Esq., Managing Attorney
John P. Yormick Co., LPA

Robert Brown, Esq., Partner
Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP

Ron Brown, MCE, IFCCE, CARS, CCCO, MP, President and Chief Executive Officer
CSI Group

A workshop-style session and review of recent cases. Provide handouts of examples for discussion.  Share information with goal to improve practices.  Integrate audience on how they see it going wrong.

To stay ahead of the fraudster, you must be able to read trends and manage strategy and risks. 

  • Learn about emerging international fraud trends most likely to be affected in 2014. 
  • What are the types of fraud likely to see the biggest future growth?
  • What options are available for you to protect your business? 

Discover tools and practices to evolve your global payment systems using protection tools to reduce international risks. Trade Compliance involves import and export oversight, guidance, and enforcement. 

  • Do you have systems and practices in place to limit your exposure to non-compliance? 
  • Do you have the necessary systems in place for global trade compliance, are you maintaining the necessary information and including the steps for actions necessary to ensure you remain compliant with U.S. and applicable local import and export laws, regulations and statutes.

DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL EXPORT COMPLIANCE AND FRAUD DETECTION

Wednesday, June 11

8:30 am-10:00 am

ASIA: The International Credit Perspective

Moderator:
Martine Zimmermann, ICCE, Credit Manager CEMAI Region,
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Panel:
Cynthia Wieme, CCE, ICCE, MICM, Director, Credit and Collections
Norgren, Inc.

Rick Hayes, ICCE, Assistant Treasurer
Viskase Companies, Inc.

Claire Yurek, CCE, CICP, Credit Manager
Waterous Company

  • Business environment, cultural and historical
  • Payment methods and trends
  • Political and currency hot spots

Are you doing business in China, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines or Vietnam? 

  • Learn the best ways to overcome the barriers of culture, customs, decision-making and the process of negotiation. 
  • Learn about the region and make more informed, profitable decisions. 
  • Overcome the risks involved and recognize the difference between success and failure.
  • Identify undercurrents that may prevent business deals.

DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS FOR ASIA: THE INTERNATIONAL CREDIT PERSPECTIVE

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10:30 am-12:00 pm

LATIN AMERICA: The International Credit Perspective

Moderator:
Brenda Jalowiec, CCE, ICCE, Global Director, Credit and Accounts Receivable
Nidec Motor Corporation

Panel:
Edwin Bell, PhD, CBA, ICCE, Sr. Manager, National Credit
W.W. Grainger Inc.

Lucia Camargo, Esq., Attorney
Bluestone Law International

Martine Zimmermann, ICCE, Credit Manager CEMAI Region
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Are doing business or looking to expand into Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay or Venezuela?  If you approach the various countries of Latin America as though they are all one and the same then you are very likely to fail. Each is a country with its own habits, customs and culture.  Discover some of the crucial factors behind these cross-border transactions and increase your firm's rate of success in the Latin American region.

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1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

MIDDLE EAST: The International Credit Perspective

Moderator:
Pamela Thomas PGCE, MITOL, MICM, NLP pr
Cognisant Training Limited, United Kingdom

Panel:
Martine Zimmermann, ICCE, Credit Manager CEMAI Region,
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Cynthia Wieme, CCE, ICCE, MICM, Director, Credit and Collections
Norgren, Inc.

Robert Brown, Esq. Partner
Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP

 

Culture, social norms, values, customs, reasoning, thinking patterns, decision-making, negotiations and body language are just a few of the minefields businesses encounter as they attempt to navigate the region. 80 percent of the risk comes from the "soft" issue; that's where the focus of efforts should be directed.

Extending the principles of traditional due diligence can help you make more informed decisions.  The understanding of these issues is the key to creating successful and sustainable ventures.

  • Help improve your business success in the Middle East Northern African region.
  • How are you going to identify the minefields, read between the lines and spot complexity while executing successful cross-border transactions?

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3:30 pm -5:00 pm

EASTERN EUROPE: The International Credit Perspective

Moderator:
Pamela Thomas PGCE, MITOL, MICM, NLP pr
Cognisant Training Limited, United Kingdom

Panel:
Martine Zimmermann, ICCE, Credit Manager CEMAI Region,
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Rick Hayes, ICCE , Assistant Treasurer
Viskase Companies, Inc.

Christian Bogaru, Esq., Managing Partner, BWSP
Hammond Bogaru & Associates,
Bucharest, Romania

Learn about the instruments of financing and international business standards needed to do business in Eastern Europe. 

  • How do you position your company's image for successful trade relations in Eastern Europe?
  • What important principles are necessary to reap the benefits of expanding in this region? 
  • Where do you go to get information on public and private companies?
  • What legislative regulations are necessary for compliance; what practices are important to foster competition, fight corruption and conduct business?
  • Discuss the best practices in this region of the world. 

How do you conduct business to show integrity in work relations in this area of the world? 

Join our panel of experts as they focus on the main elements of doing business in Eastern Europe.

  • Learn to overcome cultural misconceptions.
  • Know what you need to focus on to succeed.
  • Learn what you need to calculate to assess the risks involved.
  • Get an estimate your ability to deal with customers in this region and make plans with confidence
  • Increase your firm's rate of success, use your assets and grow your business
  • What makes the difference between success and failure?
  • What pitfalls can break the deal?
  • What business trends and practices are now affecting business in the Middle East and Northern Africa?
  • What are the crucial factors behind these cross-border transactions?
  • How do you take advantage of the opportunities, realistically size up your chances for success?
  • New ventures; the political environment and any implications on daily business.

DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION FOR EASTERN EUROPE: THE INTERNATIONAL CREDIT PERSPECTIVE

Venue

Venue:
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
Street:
9939 Universal Blvd
ZIP:
32819
City:
Orlando
State:
FL
Country:
Country: us