ICTF GLOBAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM BRINGS UNMATCHED EXPERTISE AND RESOURCES TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Posted by: Aneta Spilman
Aneta Spilman, CAE
Baltimore, MD – The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance
Professionals (ICTF) announces "the
global credit event of the year”, ICTF’s Annual Global Trade Symposium held November 6-8, 2011 at The
Biltmore Coral Gables – Miami, FL, covering the most important
cutting-edge hot topics of the day and providing an unparalleled forum for the
exchange of ideas and best practice trends in the field of global credit.
ICTF’s Symposiums are recognized for attracting some of the
most sophisticated international credit and trade finance professionals – both
experienced and novice individuals seeking unmatched expertise and powerful
connections through world-class educational and networking events. "The educational content and intellectual
capacity contained within ICTF is astounding and surpasses any of the groups I
have attended in the past,” confirms Scott Pales, ICTF member and 2011 Symposium
Launching this leading global business event is keynote
speaker, Dinesh D’Souza, who is listed by the World Affairs Council as "one of
the nation’s 500 leading authorities on international issues”. D’Souza will
address the pressing issue of America and
Its Place in the Global Economy – Why America is Loved, Why America is Hated.
Also on the program are renowned credit industry favorites, Dr.
president of S.J. Rundt & Associates and Dan North, top economist and vice
president of risk at Euler Hermes ACI. This dynamic pair will provide an
enlightening update on the global recovery and an outlook for 2012 during the ICTF Worldwide Risk Tour.
The ICTF Best
Practices Forum: Trends in Global
Liquidity Management – Best-in-Class Global Credit, Collections and A/R
Improvement Initiatives, led by top international credit management pros, will
identify actionable and innovative strategies for maximum effect from a credit
risk management, DSO, and liquidity standpoint.
The recent "global dash for cash” and how companies are successfully using
process improvements and automation to manage customer portfolios will also be
Following the networking luncheon is a concurrent session, Effective Collection Techniques to Improve
Accounts Receivable, where attendees learn how to master the three phases
of a collection call, handle excuses, write effective collection communications,
develop effective negotiation techniques and work together with the sales
department; and Innovations in Global
Trade Finance – What the Credit Manager Needs to Know about the latest
trends in global supply chain and export trade finance, including resourceful
A/R purchase and EAC programs, as well as other available structures to help
professionals mitigate risks, speed up cash flow, and free up working capital.
Credit Procedures and Accounts Receivable Collections in Latin America: Focus
on Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela (CADIVI), plus all others will leave
professionals with practical tips for selling on open account, getting paid on
time, enhancing their position as trade creditors and assessing customers’
financial positions to guarantee a strong, swift and successful collection
case, in the event of a buyer default.
The conference concludes with The ICTF 360°
Country Roundtable – Global Expertise Exchange Forum: Europe, Middle East, Asia
and Latin America – an innovative open discussion session that enables
industry peers to freely exchange global expertise and experiences on country
and credit specific topics in order to overcome cross-border challenges and
benchmark their performance.
ICTF’s 2011 Global Trade Symposium is supported by ICTF’s
annual sponsoring partners: International Risk Consultants, Inc./ICBA, Smyyth,
Atradius, Citibank, Euler Hermes ACI, Aon, Coface, Creditreform, Fifth Third
Bank, Graydon, and PNC; and symposium sponsors: ABC Amega Inc., IAB Solutions
LLC., Quality Letters of Credit Inc., and The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Registration is open at www.ictfworld.org.
The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance
Professionals (ICTF) is an independent, not-for-profit, member-led organization,
whose mission is to advance the profession of international credit management
by providing unmatched expertise, leadership, powerful connections,
leading-edge educational programs and resources, and an unparalleled forum for
the exchange of information and best practices. For more information or to
become a member, visit www.ictfworld.org.