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Spring Roundtable: Chicago
April 10 2014 
FCIB Live Events


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Registration Fees

The cost to attend the educational sessions is $199 per member, and $398 per non-member. The networking event portion of the Annual Meeting is free to all members.


Agenda subject to change
9:00am Registration
9:30am – 10:30am

Best Practices & Tools for International Credit
Credit review process classifications, applications in second language.  Comparison of examples of the best credit applications; the other tools used for credit reviews.


Mark Brici, ICCE, International Banking Officer
FirstMerit Bank, N.A.


10:45am – 11:45am

Non-traditional International Investigations and Credit Decisions
How to make a credit decision in the absence of traditional information? What other non-traditional resources available to get the information you need to make quick and effective credit decisions.


Gayle Roenbaugh, Vice President, Regional Trade Manager

Mike Trelevean, Partner
ICBA USA/International Risk Consultants, Inc.

Lee Fahrenz, Senior Agent
Euler Hermes North America

Joe Batie, Senior Vice President
Caine & Weiner


11:45am - 1:00pm NACM Midwest and FCIB Lunch


1:00pm – 2:00pm

How to Increase the Value of the Credit Department

  • Get a better understanding of what credit can do to help the company. 
  • What can the credit department do to help the company bottom line? 
  • How can credit work closer with sales, treasury, procurement and distribution to get higher margins?
  • What skills can you bring to the table to improve your company's performance?


Stuart McInnis, ICCE, Director, Credit Services
True Value Company



2:15pm – 3:15pm

How to Manage International A/R Implementation and Mergers & Acquisitions

  • What steps to take in structuring credit in centralized and decentralized systems?
  • How do the two structures differ from the credit perspective? 
  • What are the best practices for both systems and how to consolidate best practices?
  • What are the benefits of both Centralized and Decentralized?  

This session will be an in-depth discussion of the structures for management, business organization and how to build teams to increase the efficiency under both structures.

  • A review of the best practices in the management responsibilities such as planning, organizing, staffing, leadership and control for each structure.
  • How to adopt centralized credit policy and AR Management.
  • How to implement credit control processes without damaging current customer relationship.
  • How do you get the most out of and overcome the obstacles for each system?



Marta Chacon, CICP, Director – The Americas


Steven Gan, CCE, President
Stellar Risk Management Services, Inc.



Networking Reception


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing, via fax e-mail or mail, no later than two weeks prior to the event date to qualify for a full refund. Cancellations received later than two weeks prior to the event date do NOT qualify for a refund of registration fees. Sorry, phone cancellations cannot be honored. If you have any questions, please e-mail info@nacmconnect.org.


Earn ICEUs

This event has approved ICEU points, which count toward ICCE accreditation/recertification. Participants will receive (3) education and (3) participation points for their involvement



Meridian Banquets & Conference Center
1701 Algonquin Road