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International Credit Pros to Participate in the ICTF Global Credit Professionals Symposium

Friday, March 25, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aneta Spilman
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Contact:  Aneta Spilman, CAE
                  ICTF President


Baltimore, MD, March 17, 2011 – A distinguished group of international credit professionals and industry experts will lead the program at ICTF’s highly anticipated 2011 Global Credit Professionals Symposium, held April 17-19, 2011 at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Hotel.

ICTF’s symposium, with the theme of "Global Credit Management Excellence, Expert Perspectives and Best Practices”, will feature keynote speaker Daniel Griswold, Director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the CATO Institute and author of Mad About Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization, whose presentation will open a dialogue about the implications of free trade and the impact of globalization on the U.S. economy.

Integrated Credit Portfolio Management, Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement Initiatives for the Global Credit Function, Global Receivables Management Best Practices Forum, ICTF’s Global Credit and Risk Worldwide Tour led by Dr. Hans Belcsak, with a focus on The Middle East, Doing Business in the BRIC Countries, Key Performance Indicators, Dashboard and Reporting, Trends in the Order-to-Cash Cycle, Credit Scoring Models, and Technology Solutions for the Credit and Collection Function, are some of the highlights of the ICTF symposium. Wayne Super, Senior Director and Worldwide Chief Risk Officer of Cisco Capital Corporation, will engage participants in an interactive discussion of the benefits and unique integrated risk management approaches that earned Cisco Treasury & Capital the 2010 Alexander Hamilton Gold Medal for Credit and Portfolio Management. Additionally, Steve Martinson, Global Credit Manager of H.B. Fuller and Larry Marchman, Global Credit Director of W.R. Grace will share their successes and global A/R management strategies, including the use of the Lean Six Sigma Kaizen method, to improve processes and create efficiencies.

ICTF educational and networking events "bring together some of the most sophisticated international credit professionals, which creates an extraordinary environment to share and learn the latest international best practices”, says Al Carmenini, Senior VP, Product Development at CreditRiskMonitor. The ICTF 2011 Global Credit Professionals Symposium in Chicago is a remarkable opportunity to join the brightest minds in the international credit and trade finance industry and find out how international credit and trade finance innovators are driving performance and achieving results.

For more information about ICTF’s Global Credit Professionals Symposium and ICTF, please visit ICTF’s website or contact Aneta Spilman at: .

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The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF) is an independent, member-led organization whose mission is to advance the profession of international credit management by providing unmatched expertise, leadership, powerful connections, and leading edge education and services, thus supporting the professional needs of its members and the international business community.

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