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ICTF's International Credit Professionals Symposium in Europe
May 11-13, 2014
Princesa Sofia Hotel - Barcelona, Spain

"Global Credit Management Excellence, Expert Perspectives and Best Practices"


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  SYMPOSIUM_PROGRAMME

Sunday, May 11th

18:30 - 19:30

Welcome Reception -
Welcome to Barcelona and The ICTF International Credit Professionals Symposium

Monday, May 12th

8:30 - 9:45

Keynote Address:
Hot, Bright and Soft Spots in The Global Economy
China’s transformation will normalize, and the United States will reindustrialize despite the vagaries of the Federal Reserve’s easy money policies, according to Euler Hermes. These are just two of the top 10 economic "game changers” Euler Hermes has forecast for 2014. In addition, developed economies in North America, the Eurozone and Japan should contribute more to global growth, while major elections could create uncertainty in key emerging countries. 

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Atkinson, Senior Country Risk Analyst - Euler Hermes, UK

9:45 - 10:30

The ICTF Speed Networking Session

The return of ICTF's ever popular 'Session With A Difference.' Meet fellow delegates and make valuable new contacts in this high energy assignment. Networking was never so much fun! 

Facilitator: Charles Mayhew, Director - Moreton Smith International Ltd., UK

10:30 - 11:00

Networking Coffee Break & EXPO
 
  

11:00 - 11:45

The ICTF Best Practices and Ideas Exchange Forum:

  •  The Journey to Creating a 'Best in Class' Credit Function

    Nick King returns to conference one year on from his presentation on driving change that is effective in enabling growth across the Travis Perkins Group, whilst pro-actively managing risk and costs by using technology to help deliver strategy, process, organisational design and culture. It is the journey beyond the Quality In Credit Management (QICM) accreditation and about what the future holds.

Presenter: Nick King, Group Credit Director - Travis Perkins PLC, UK 

11:45 - 12:30

The ICTF Best Practices and Ideas Exchange Forum:

  • The Evolution of Credit in a Major Multi-National Corporation

    In today’s ever more competitive world we know that both quarterly targets and longer term strategies are important in order to make business work and bring sustained growth and market leadership. This presentation will define the crucial next steps in credit management development within this diversified and global manufacturing company.

Presenter: Harold Verhofstadt, Supervisor, Credit Risk & Collection - SABIC Europe, The Netherlands

12:30 - 13:45

Networking Lunch / EXPO

13:45 - 14:30

 

The Newly Created Extrajudicial Payments Agreement in Spain & A Comparison with the Rest of Southern Europe

Until October 2013 those companies in economic difficulties, who aimed to avoid an insolvency declaration, had a mechanism available consisting of a communication to court that they had entered into negotiations with creditors in order to refinance their debts, or else reach reduction and delay of debt, in order to overpass the insolvency situation and thereby avoid the judicial insolvency declaration. Today there is a second option in place with important differences from the previous one. We will take a look at it and also compare the situation in Spain with those in Portugal, Italy and Greece.

Presenter: Antonio Illan Box, Lawyer - Bierens Group, Spain

14:30 - 15:15

The ICTF Best Practices and Ideas Exchange Forum (Cont'd):

  • The Challenge of Distressed Customers

    A financially distressed customer is a difficult situation to deal with. In the last ten years, insolvency legislation has changed significantly in Europe and will continue to do so. The use of consensual restructuring solutions outside of formal insolvency processes has developed, backed by statute in some countries but not all. This presentation will look at these developments and some likely future developments. It will give a view from the debtor's perspective with some practical tips and advice for how to handle these difficult situations.

Presenter: David Bryan, Partner - Bryan, Mansell & Tilley LLP, UK

15:15 - 15:45

Networking Coffee Break / EXPO 

15:45 - 17:00


 

The Do's and Don'ts for Successful Collections in Asia
The often challenging – often charming – markets of the vast continent of Asia present many cultural and financial demands on the international credit executive, particularly when compared with Western Europe. Julian Chen will concentrate upon those Asian demands; it's legal environment and practices, but principally upon the pitfalls of doing business in that part of the world. These Do's and Don'ts are designed to assist the practitioner with their day-to-day responsibilities.

Presenter: Julian Chen, CEO, 3ACredit.com & Managing Director - Creditreform, China

19:00

Networking Dinner                    

Tuesday, May 13th


8:30 - 9:00

Networking Breakfast and Coffee

9:00 - 10:00

Hot in Asia
This presentation from a senior 'in market' practitioner will discuss:
- The economic situation in China; it's outlook and current risks in the market, including the real estate bubble, shadow banking and liquidity issues. Should we be concerned about what is going on in China?
- Abenomics and Japan; what is it about and is it working? What will the long term effect be?
- Opportunities in South East Asia, with a closer look at Indonesia and the opening up of Myanmar.

Presenter: Bart Poublon, Head of Risk Asia Pacific - Atradius, Hong Kong

10:00 - 10:30

Networking Coffee Break / EXPO

10:30 - 11:30

Trade Receivable Put: A New Capital Market Based Alternative Product to Protect A/R Credit Exposure
This session will discuss this innovative product in general and its integration into various Accounts Receivable based solutions in the Trade Finance space, including factoring, securitization, asset based lending, and supply chain and equipment financing.

Presenter: Ross Berger, Managing Director - Wells Fargo Corporate Principal Investing, USA

11:30 - 12:15

The ICTF Trade Creditors Global Forum: "Your Most Pressing Credit and Collections Issues in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America
The best ideas come from a quality interaction with the most knowledgeable peers who are open and willing to share their experience and tricks of the trade. Equip yourself with actionable ideas and practical solutions - discuss best practices in small groups and share with everyone in the room.

Panelists: Ralph Montforts, Worldwide Credit & Collections Sr. Manager, Global Business Process Owner for Bill to Cash, Maxim Integrated - Republic of Ireland
Stefania Pacchioni, EMEA Receivables Manager - Whirlpool Europe, Italy
Bart Poublon, Head of Risk Asia Pacific - Atradius, Hong Kong

12:15

Symposium Adjourns

12:30 - 13:30

ICTF's Chemicals Industry Credit Group Meeting

This meeting is open to credit executives from within the Chemicals Industry on a gratis basis if they have subscribed and attended the main Symposium; a fee of US$175 will be charged if this meeting only is attended.
To register, please email ICTF: info@ictfworld.org

12:30 - 13:30

ICTF's First Capital Equipment Industry Credit Group Meeting 

This meeting is open to credit executives from within the Capital Equipment Industry on a gratis basis if they have subscribed and attended the main Symposium; a fee of US$175 will be charged if this meeting only is attended.
To register, please email ICTF: info@ictfworld.org

 
12:30 - 13:30

ICTF's First Agriculture Industry Credit Group Meeting 

This meeting is open to credit executives from within the Agriculture Industry on a gratis basis if they have subscribed and attended the main Symposium; a fee of US$175 will be charged if this meeting only is attended.
To register, please email ICTF: info@ictfworld.org

HOTEL



Hotel Princesa Sofia
Plaza Pio XII, 4
(Avenida Diagonal)
08028 Barcelona, Spain

Room Rate:
€ 160 (single use; buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi included)
€ 174 (double use; buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi included)

HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 17, 2014:

PHONE:(+34) 935 08 10 50 GROUP CODE: ICTF

WEB: http://www.princesasofia.com/en/cci/ICTF

 


REGISTRATION


Early Bird Registration Fees:
by March 14th

ICTF Member Rate: $770
Non-Member First Time Corporate Attendee: $770
Non-Member Rate: $990

Regular Registration Fees:
March 15th and after

ICTF Member Rate: $970
Non-Member First Time Corporate Attendee: $970
Non-Member Rate: $1190


REGISTER ONLINE or email ICTF at: info@ictfworld.org

Non-Member first-time corporate attendees may use 'promo code' NMFTEU14 when registering.

*Registration, Substitution and Cancellation Policy: Please note that in order to receive the 'Early Bird' discounts, both registration and payment must be received by the Early Bird deadline. Substitutions of attendees may be made at any time by providing a reasonable advance notice to ICTF. Unfortunately, we cannot issue a refund or credit for any cancellations received within two weeks of the event start date. ICTF reserves the right to assess an administrative fee of $50 for cancellations.

 



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