Programme

 

amsterdam programme

 

Monday, 14 October

11:00-16:30

FCIB Chemicals Group Meeting

19:00-20:00

Welcome Reception

Reunite with colleagues and welcome this year's conference speakers, panelists and other guests over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Tuesday, 15 October

9.00 – 10.00

Keynote Presentation: Staying Relevant in the Digital Age

While credit professionals may not be able to predict the future of digitalization, they can control how they prepare for it. This session will layout the necessary elements for creating a professional roadmap that provides the most support for your company and keeps your career on track with the everchanging technological landscape.

Speakers:

  • Raimond Honig, CT, Managing Director, Credit Management Institute BV, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
  • Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC, Westlake Village, California, USA
10:00-10:30 Networking Coffee Break in Expo Area
   
10.30-11.30

Credit Management in Transition

How are credit professionals preparing themselves and their departments for the future as technology continues to evolve? This session will share the findings of three FCIB Credit Management in Transition surveys that look at how credit management is transitioning and will include a discussion and case studies highlighting real-time projects undertaken by FCIB members to keep pace with digitalization.

Speakers:

  • Michael Andreasen, ICCE, Senior Credit Analyst WE, Covestro AG, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Peter Wahnschaffe, Credit Risk Manager, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany

11:30-12:30

Making Sense of Robotic Process Automation

With the evolution of robotic process automation (RPA), the future of credit management remains in flux. Exactly what is RPA and what does it mean for credit managers? Learn how to identify which credit functions lend themselves to RPA, how RPA affects workflows and more, including:

  • The value proposition of RPA
  • Strategy around intelligent automation
  • Credit management automation case studies
  • Its added value to the sales organization
  • Critical new competencies and skills

Speakers:

  • Hans Van Lenten, Senior Manager, Process Automation and Reporting, LyondellBasell Chemie Nederland BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Faysal Kadi Wahabi, CICP, Senior Credit Manager, LyondellBasell Chemie Nederland BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands
12:30-14:00 Networking Luncheon & Expo
   
14:00-15:15 Trade Tariffs, Brexit and the USA-China Situation
   
15:15-15:45 Networking Coffee Break in Expo Area
   

15.45-17.00

Executive Exchange: The Impact of Macroeconomic factors on Country Risk Assessment

During the first open forum, hear from credit insurance professionals how foreign governments, foreign exchange, political developments and more impact the country risk models that credit professionals use to assess risks to their global A/R portfolios.

Moderators:

  • Pia Porvari, CICP, Chair, FCIB European Advisory Council and Director, Customer Operations in Finance, UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Helsinki, Finland
  • Faysal Kadi Wahabi, CICP, Senior Credit Manager, LyondellBasell Chemie Nederland BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands
18.45-22.30

Networking Dinner (Meet in the hotel foyer at 18.45pm for prompt departure.)

Join fellow Summit delegates as you relax and dine in the wonderful setting of Hamburg’s Town Hall. This event is kindly sponsored by CRIF.

Wednesday, 16 October   top

8:45-9:00

FCIB News and Updates  

European Advisory Council members will share FCIB’s latest news and updates.

 9.00-10.00

Executive Exchange: The Future of Order to Cash

The second open forum explores what lays ahead for corporates to further automate the order-to-cash cycle so that credit managers can focus more on value-added services within their organizations.

Moderators:

  • Pia Porvari, CICP, Chair, FCIB European Advisory Council and Director, Customer Operations in Finance, UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Helsinki, Finland
  • Faysal Kadi Wahabi, CICP, Senior Credit Manager, LyondellBasell Chemie Nederland BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands

10.00-10.15  

Networking Coffee Break in Expo Area

(Note: Final coffee break will be 15 minutes only)

10.15 -11.30

Best Practices for Automating Processes and Lessons Learned

Hear from credit professionals as they share their implementation experiences for automating collections and on-boarding customers. Take away the lessons they learned along the way.

Moderator:

Danny Kaltenborn, President, Association for Credit Management Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland

Speakers:

  • Peter Wahnschaffe, Credit Risk Manager, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Edo Zorge, Teamleader, Credit Polyolefins—Treasury & Funding Department,  Borealis Polymers NV, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Sarah Van den Bulck, Credit & Collections Manager, Borealis Polymers NV, Mechelen, Belgium

11:30-12:30

Closing Keynote Presentation: Managing Multigenerational Staff

Staff is often comprised of a handful of generations—each with its own characteristics, values and attitudes toward work. Understanding how to motivate and relate with members of each group is key to fulling developing their, yours and your department’s full potential. The closing keynote speaker will share techniques and approaches for bridging the differences as well as expand upon the skills necessary for propelling your career forward that were presented in the first keynote presentation.

Speaker:

Richard van Houten, Partner, Bron & Partners BV, Naarden, Netherlands

12.30-13:30

Luncheon & Farewells

14:00-17:00

European Advisory Council meeting

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