INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADERS SEEK OUT BEST PRACTICES AT ICTF’s INTERNATIONAL CREDIT SYMPOSIUM
Friday, October 7, 2011
Posted by: Aneta Spilman
Aneta Spilman, CAE, ICTF President
Baltimore, MD, October
7, 2011 – The Association of International Credit and
Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF) is bringing its powerful connections, unmatched
expertise and leading-edge resources to Düsseldorf, Germany for ICTF’s International Credit Professionals Symposium in Europe on
November 23-25, 2011 at The Intercontinental Hotel.
This year’s informative programme is covering all the latest
hot-button topics in trade, including an unparalleled open forum to facilitate
the exchange of ideas and best practices, while creating an exceptional
networking environment for international credit and trade finance professionals
from around the world.
ICTF’s Annual Symposiums attract both experienced and novice
professionals in international business who seek out the best in 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 attendee.
This highly-anticipated global business event will address
the imperative topic of Global Economic
Forecast: Recovery Interrupted, providing professionals with a thorough
understanding of current and future challenges, as well as opportunities, in
Additionally, The ICTF
Best Practices and Ideas Exchange Forum: Best-in-Class Global Credit,
Collections and A/R Improvement Initiatives features top international
credit management pros who will discuss actionable and successful strategies
for maximizing effect in credit risk management, DSO, and cash flow/liquidity. This Forum is designed to encourage debate on
predefined topics such as: optimizing resources and maximizing performance by
automating risk management, spotting a troubled company through financial and
non-financial warning signs, EMEA credit and collection challenges, and dealing
with FX fluctuations when setting credit lines – enabling attendees to benefit
from the collective knowledge and experience of fellow industry peers.
A timely session on Basel
III – The Price of a Stable Banking Sector will answer whether banks are
fully prepared for the adoption of Basel III considering recent sovereign debt
downgrades, the harsh economic landscape, plus the impact these regulations will
have on banks’ profitability.
Furthermore, in a global economy that is on the brink of
fundamental changes, Warning: Nine out of
Ten Companies are Bankrupt in Five Years is bringing business intelligence back
to the forefront and will illustrate that there is in fact ‘a behavior behind
every number’. Speaker Prof. dr. Jan Adriannse, Turnaround PowerHouse (The
Netherlands), will provide invaluable insights on understanding a company’s
management, industry, market position as well as other important aspects and
trends that affect financial performance.
On the final day of the Symposium, Trading in Eastern Europe – Managing Risk, Improving Credit Procedures
and A/R Collections will supply an enlightening panel of international
credit practitioners, risk management and legal experts to examine important
country-specific issues, including effective approaches and practical tips for
selling on open accounts, collecting outstanding invoices and avoiding common
pitfalls when exporting to this region.
More not-to-be-missed programme highlights include: Corporate Ratings and Valuation,
Counterpart Risk Mitigation in Commodities Financing, and SEPA: Core Issues for Corporates and The
Future of Direct Debits.
During networking breaks, delegates also have the
opportunity to learn the latest technologies, innovations and services in the
field of global credit from symposium exhibitors: Bierens, Creditreform,
DataExchange Europe B.V., MoretonSmith, and OnGuard.
ICTF’s 2011 International Credit Professionals Symposium in
Europe is generously 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; as
well as symposium sponsors: Creditreform and Turnaround Powerhouse.
Registrations can be placed online at www.ictfworld.org or by contacting ICTF at firstname.lastname@example.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.