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Title:
FCIB 25th Annual Global Conference
When:
October 12 2014 - October 14 2014 
Where:
Baltimore
Category:
FCIB Live Events

Description

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General Information

Join FCIB in Baltimore this October for a premier networking opportunity with your peers from around the world and educational sessions led by industry experts.

Dig deep into the most pressing issues facing international credit professionals today, and learn new techniques and best practices that will be valuable to both you and your company. The Global Conference is truly a can't-miss professional development opportunity!

Where

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 962-8300
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Hotel

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The host hotel for FCIB’s 25th Global Conference is the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. FCIB has secured a group rate at the Sheraton. The Sheraton surrounds you with the best of Baltimore with connections to The Baltimore Convention Center, and steps from the magnificent Inner Harbor and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Sheraton Inner Harbor is convenient to everything that makes Baltimore so wonderful. Make your reservation early to be guaranteed the conference rate.

To check room availability and current hotel rates, please visit the group registration website and make your reservation. You may also call the hotel reservation line to check availability. Please make sure to mention FCIB when booking.

Global Conference Hotel Rate: $179 a night for single/double occupancy room (plus applicable taxes)

Hotel Rate Cut-off: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Conference Fee

Conference Rate
FCIB/NACM Member:
$1000

*Non-Member:

$1350
Spouse/Guest: $300
One Day Rate
(Monday, October 13, 2014):
Member: $300   | Non-Member: $400

*Please note: If you are not an FCIB member and pay the full non-member conference rate, you will receive a free one-year FCIB membership with your paid registration. A $840 value. For more information, please contact info@fcibglobal.com

Spouse/Guest Registration includes: Sunday evening reception/dinner, Monday and Tuesday breakfast,  Monday lunch, Monday networking dinner

One Day Rate includes: Registration includes: breakfast, lunch and networking dinner

 

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Exhibition Pricing

$1700 (includes one free conference registration)


Travel Information

Plane

There are three major airports that serve the Baltimore MD area:

Other Transportation

Parking

Parking is available at the hotel via valet and covered self-parking with unlimited in and out privileges. Rates are from $22.50 - $27.50 per day.

Temperature

Baltimore is a great place to visit during any season, with warm weather prevailing from April through October. Winters are relatively short, with more rain than snow.

 

Agenda

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SUNDAY,
OCTOBER 12

 
6:30 – 8:30pm

Meet and Greet Gathering - Harborview 2nd fl

Come join FCIB and our sponsors as we welcome attendees to FCIB's 25th Anniversary Global Conference with a "Maryland-themed" buffet dinner

Sponsored by: ABC Amega & Lowenstein, Sandler, LLP

MONDAY,
OCTOBER 13

 
8:00–9:00am Continental Breakfast

Vendor Showcase

 

8:30 –9:00am

 

9:00 – 9:07am

CoFace

9:10 – 9:17am

Wells Fargo

9:17am

Conference Welcome
9:17–10:15am

Keynote Address:

Two economists will discuss the Global Economic Outlook and a detailed forecast on the U.S. Look to the future Global Economy from the projections of the expected performance in the U.S. There will be specific focus on illegal activity, money laundering and on the audience industry sectors.


Global Economic Update:

Moderator:

Teresa White, ICCE, CCE
Accounts Payable/Receivable/Credit Manager
The Pokémon Company International

Chris Kuehl, Managing Director
Armada Corporate Intelligence

Dan North, Economist, Euler Hermes

10:15am– 10:45am Coffee Break: Sponsored by FCIA
10:45am – 12:00pm

Risk Mitigation - Increasing Your Capacity to Expand Into Emerging Markets

What challenges will you face in local emerging markets?  What do you need to prepare for to avoid losses? Will these challenges disrupt your supply chain? These are the considerations for any company expanding into an emerging market.  How do you get your market share while reducing your exposure?  What critical information do you need to know to make sharper risk based decisions before you initiate operations in a new market?  What is the scope of the due diligence, investigation and analytical analysis that your company should perform to reduce your risk when entering emerging markets.  What are the tools credit lines are available to increase your capacity to expand into new markets?

Moderator:

Donna Foy, CCE, ICCE, CGCE, Credit Manager, Advanced Drainage System,Inc.

Panel:

Nelson De Castro, Senior Vice President, Head of Trade Sales USA, Wells Fargo International Trade Services

Shaun Papperman, CCE, CCRA, CICP, Director, Global Credit & Collections, Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc.

12:00pm – 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30pm – 3:15pm

Executive Exchange:

Get your questions answered in this interactive session for advanced International Credit Professionals. The panel members will be sharing their experiences and discussing the hottest international credit industry topics of the day.

Moderator:

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

Michael Andreasen, ICCE, Corporate Working Capital Process Manager, TNT Express

Brenda Reep, ICCE, Manager, Global Credit, Corning Incorporated

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

3:15 – 3:45pm Coffee Break/Exhibits Open
Sponsored by Wells Fargo
3:45pm – 5:00pm

Concurrent Sessions:

Region Specific: Asia

Business environment and cultural and historical, payment methods and trends, political and currency hot spots will be discussed.  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, and customs, in decision-making, and in 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.

Moderator:   TBA

Panel:

Esther Hale, ICCE, Treasury Analyst, Phillips 66 Company

Louise Kern, Managing Director, GloBIS - Global Business Information Services, Inc.

Samir Ganatra, Senior Credit Manager, Oracle India Private Limited

Region Specific: Latin America

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.

Moderator: TBA

Panel:

Lorena Garagozzo, Vice President, Receiveables Management, hibu Inc.

Shaun Papperman, CCE, CCRA, CICP, Director, Global Credit & Collections, Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc.

Marvin Dobson

Josue Hernandez

6:00pm – 8:00pm Networking Dinner - Royal Sonesta

TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 14

 
8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10am

U.S. Export Assistance Center Update (USEAC)

8:15 – 8:25am

 

8:30 – 8:40am

 

8:45 – 9:00am

Goldman, Walker & DiMarco

9:05 – 9:15am

FCIA Management Company, Inc.

9:00–10:15 am

Sanctions

Trade sanctions may prohibit payments from countries or individuals and you need to be aware of these laws.  Violations of trade sanctions and export result in significant penalties and you need to take the necessary steps to avoid sanction violations.  A good compliance program and protect your company against crippling government fines.  Ignorance is no excuse, not bothering to check or not being aware of the key elements or the necessary records you must maintain to prove your compliance in the event of inadvertent violation.

Moderator: Luis Noriega, Vice President, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Panel:

Tonya Matney, Homeland Security Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations Counter-Proliferation Task Force

Jon Yormick, Attorney, Law Offices of Jon P. Yormick Co., LPA

10:15am– 10:45am Coffee Break/Exhibits Open
- Chesapeake Gallery
10:45am – 12:00pm

Political Risk Update

This session will feature a discussion of global political issues and their effects on the world economy and on international credit. Moderator Carolyne Spackman and the panel will cover "Hot Spot" regions and countries.

Moderator:

Carolyn Spackman, Vice President / Economist, Country Risk, American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

Panel:

David Anderson, Director, Global Business Development, Zurich Credit & Political Risk

Marian Berden, Senior Credit and Macro Analyst, Equinox Global Limited

Damion Walker, Senior Vice President, Hub International Insurance Services

12:00pm

Conference Adjourns

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Venue

Venue:
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
City:
Baltimore
State:
Maryland