MONDAY, MAY 20
2:00-5:00pm Executive Exchange: International Credit (22018)
Moderator: Wanda Borgess
Angela Bradbury, ICCE, Innospec Limited and Innospec Inc.
Michael Bryne, CCE, ICCE, Hollingsworth & Vose Company
Ed Bell, CBA, ICCE, W.W. Grainger, Inc.
The afternoon is dedicated to an open exchange of ideas, knowledge and shared experiences through these interactive forums. These sessions, led by a moderator and supported by a panel of practitioners and subject-matter experts, are participant driven.
TUESDAY, MAY 21
2:00-5:00pm Credit as a Profit Center (22030)
Angela Bradbury, ICCE, Innospec Limited and Innospec Inc.
Brenda Jaloweic, CCE, ICCE, Nidec Motor Corporation
Nancy Watson-Pistole, CCE, ICCE, FoodOne, Division of Seafax, Inc.
Pam Krank , The Credit Department Inc.
Examine best practices and peer-tested methods derived from groundbreaking roundtable discussions on both sides of the Atlantic. Improve the productivity of your credit department for an increased appreciation of how professional credit management contributes to your company's bottom line.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
8:30-10:00am Trade Compliance Update & Export Regulations (22040)
Lizbeth Rodriques, Esq., Holland and Hart
It is vitally important to know all aspects of compliance. Not only do companies face significant consequences for noncompliance with international trade laws, but individual employees can be held liable. Join us as experts dissect compliance and regulations to help recognize red flags as well as how to avoid them.
8:30-10:00am Understanding Insolvency's Effects on the US and Canadian Supply Chain (22042)
Speakers: Deborah Thorne, Esq. and John Gregg, Esq. of Barnes & Thornburg LLP,
Aubrey Kaufman, Esq. of Fasken Martineau
The supply chain has become increasingly international, especially so between the United States and Canada. This session, taught by bankruptcy attorneys from both the United States and Canada, will deal with ways to protect your company and the supply chain both inside and outside the bankruptcy courts of both countries. The speakers will discuss the U.S. Uniform Commercial Code and the Canadian equivalent which provide remedies to sellers and buyers of goods who suspect their counterparty is insolvent, Canadian Bankruptcy Law as it pertains to supply contracts, U.S. Bankruptcy Code as it relates to supply contracts (executory contracts) and the interaction between the Canadian and U.S. Bankruptcy Codes when a supply contract crosses the border. Other remedies and strategies impacting supply contracts, including 503(b)(9) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code will also be addressed. Real examples of when supply contracts have crossed the border will be referenced.
10:30am-12:00pm International Business Ethics (22050)
Speakers: Pam Thomas
Determining standards of integrity and ethical behavior across borders can prove challenging. Culture and language alone are barriers. Discern the difficulties and the most effective strategies to create truly global ethical principles and transcend national boundaries when considering questions of integrity, ethics and responsibility.
10:30am-12:00pm Doing Business in Mexico: Lessons from a Debt Collection Case (22052)
Speaker: Romelio Hernandez, HMH Legal
The objective of this presentation is to provide a general understanding of the legal process in Mexico and the challenges that creditors face during litigation for recovery of a debt. Learn the different types of legal proceedings for pursuing collections, including bankruptcy proceedings. The presenter will teach participants how to develop a game plan that will provide an advantage over debtors in court and the different options available in Mexico for adding security. Additionally, learn how to better assess, on a case-by-case basis, whether to engage in litigation or arbitration in the United States, or to rely on litigation in Mexico. Finally, receive guidance on choosing the best local attorney for assisting with international credit management and debt collection issues.
10:30am-12:00pm CSI-NACM — The Impact of Crime, Corruption and Chaos on the Global Economy (22054)
Speaker: Chris Kuehl, PhD, Armada Corporate Intelligence
Economic motivations are at the heart of most illicit activity, and those that live in the shadows have as much impact on the trends as the biggest institutions and businesses. Terrorists have to seek funding, organized crime is all about profit and the prevalence of corruption has increased as the global economy has expanded. Some of the largest banks have been dragged into these unsavory activities and many governments have fallen. This session will look at the issue broadly and will seek to help people stay alert to these threats.
1:30-3:00pm Working Capital Management & Cash Forecasting (22060)
Moderator: Patrick Spargur, Bally Technology
Scott Edgeworth, Bally Technologies,
Gent Culver, International Game Technology,
Superior working capital management practices are dependent upon a combination of policies and techniques. Examine ways in which good practices aim to maximize return on investment and address questions concerning the key risks and challenges inherent in today's global economic environment.
3:30-5:00pm Alternative International Financing Options (22070)
Moderator: Donna Foy, CCE, ICCE, Advantage Drainage Systems, Inc.
Luis Noriega. ICCE, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Damion Walker, Willis Group, Insurance Broker
Cynthia Wieme, CCE, ICCE, MICM, GE-Infastucture Aviation
Learn the most frequently used financing options, and which work best in different countries. Discover alternative instruments that can be introduced to sales to facilitate the financing process as well as what is more effective in different regions of the world.
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In addition to the educational and professional development opportunities, you will be able to take advantage of the:
• Exhibitors in the Expo hall
• General Session keynote speaker, founder and former CEO of Travelocity.com, Terry Jones
• Super Session Speaker, MIT Blackjack Team member and subject of the movie 21, Jeffrey Ma
• World-class networking
• Silent auction
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