September 2017 Edition of
ICTF's Global Credit Professionals Symposium
April 22 - 24, 2018
The Gwen Hotel - Michigan Avenue - Chicago, IL
"Global Credit Management Excellence, Expert Perspectives and Best Practices"
Symposium Program - Presentation Slides
Monday, April 23rd
8:45 - 10:00am | Keynote:
New Global Realities - the State of the U.S. and Global Economy - Insight, Trends, Challenges and Market Forecasts
Speaker: Stephen Tapp, Deputy Chief Economist - Export Development Canada (EDC)
10:45 - 11:30am | The ICTF "Best-in-Class Global Credit Management Practices" Sessions:
Re-engineering the Global Credit Department - Best Practices for Building a World-Class Global Credit Organization
Speaker: Madeleine Fequiere, CCP, ICD.D, Director & Corporate Credit Chief - Domtar
11:30 - 12:15pm | The ICTF "Best-in-Class Global Credit Management Practices" Session:
Leveraging Automation to Optimize Collections
Edwin Gordon, Global Director Order-to-Cash - Underwriter’s Laboratories
Chris Caparon, CEO - Cforia Software
1:45 - 3:15pm | Money Laundering, FCPA and Global Trade Compliance Risk Management - Compliance Challenges, Strategies and Best Practices
Speaker: Bret Hood, CFE, President - 21 Puzzles
3:45 - 5:15pm | ICTF's Global Receivable’s Management Open Forum – Small Group Discussions
--- Export Credit Department Structures, Roles and Responsibilities.
--- Centralization vs. Decentralization of Credit – current trends, drivers, pros and cons.
--- Shared Services Centers – to do or not to do; how, where and why?
--- Export Trade Finance Solutions – what’s new, what’s working and what’s not?
--- Questions from the floor!
Richard Clark, Director Corporate Credit & Global AR Process Owner - Parker Hannifin Corp.
Angela Hodges, RGCP, Latin America Credit Supervisor - Eastman Chemical Co.
Tuesday, April 24th
8:30 - 9:30am | China's Economic Policy: Trends, Outlook and Important Developments Affecting Your Business
Speaker: Ken DeWoskin, Senior Advisor - Deloitte China Research and Insight Center
10:00 - 12:00pm | The ICTF Global Trade Creditors Country Round Table - Discussion of Export Credit and Collection Challenges in Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia
Moderator: Buddy Baker, CGCE, Vice President - Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Harry Cosgrave, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Wholesale Banking - Bank ABC
Mike Dunn, RGCP, Corporate Credit Manager - Neenah Inc.
Pat Johnson, RGCP, Credit Manager - Klöckner Pentaplast of America, Inc.