ICTF's International Credit Professionals Symposium in Budapest
ICTF's International Credit Professionals Symposium
May 13 - 15, 2018
The Hilton Budapest Hotel - Budapest, Hungary
"Global Credit Management Excellence, Expert Perspectives and Best Practices"
18:30 – 19:30pm | Welcome Reception
Welcome to Budapest and The ICTF International Credit Professionals Symposium. Your first opportunity to catch up and network with friends, old and new.
09:00 – 10:00am | Keynote Address: Global Risk Today – Controlling Country Risk In A Subjective World
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Raines, Head of Political Risk, IHS Markit, UK

 Today, multinational business entities face countless political risks that endanger both their assets and individuals on the ground. These risks range from simple contract disputes and tax rate changes, to terrorist attacks and interstate war. This Keynote Address will focus on some of the top issue areas and regional country risks that IHS Markit currently has in its sights and how companies should prepare for their eventuality.

10:00 – 10:45am | Back To The Future – It Happens In International Credit As Well As The Movies! 
They say 'Never Go Back', but that's exactly what Nick Tiltman did when returning to Tech Data – a place called home, he says – after 8 years away. He will describe the challenges and lessons learned from within a UK company whose value, in the interim, had increased from £1 to £3 billion, including the renewal of responsibility for many of his old team. Was it a question of 'As you were'?
Presenter: Nick Tiltman, Credit Services Director, Tech Data, UK
10:45 – 11:15am | Networking Coffee Break and EXPO



11:15 – 12:00pm | Carillion - The Rise And Fall
The demise of Carillion has been a significant event that has had an unprecedented impact on huge swathes of businesses and stakeholders across multiple markets and sectors, large and small, with the true impact not yet being fully known. It shocked both the construction and outsourcing industries within which it traded, and the supply chain that fed into the group. As importantly, it shocked the wider public and has unearthed numerous debates around government procurement and the reliability of the big 4 auditors, to name just a few. In summary, Carillion was a well-established, multi-billion turnover business, making healthy year-on-year profits, audited by KPMG since inception, only to fail 6 months after its first profit warning in July 2017. The presentation will cover the key milestones leading up to the demise, warning signs, reasons why it was not eventually saved, as well specific impacts on supply chains and learnings we can take away from it.
Presenter: James Evans, Manager-Risk Underwriting, Credit and Surety Europe, QBE European Operations, UK
12:00 – 13:00pm |The ICTF Breakout Session – Addressing Your Key Topics
Taking note of the Evaluations Forms from our last European Conference, ICTF offers a Breakout Session embracing three key topics identified by delegates in a combined sharing and learning best practice experience. The choice is yours: -

1. Credit Insurance: Advantages versus Exclusions and Limitations
Designed to reduce financial risk, Credit Insurance can offer significant Advantages for Exporters. But how are they to manage the Exclusions and Limitations that may pertain if Insurers are unwilling or unable to offer policies for specific types of goods or for shipments to specific countries or businesses?
Facilitator: Shaun Purrington, Managing Director, Avenue Insurance Partners, UK

2. Global Credit Policy – Best Practices
A Global Credit Policy should be more than a list of departmental guidelines. Properly written, it can prove a key tool for creating and maintaining alignment on Credit Issues throughout the Company, which communicates a consistent standard to your customers and enhances cross-functional cooperation. Has your Company – have other Companies – got it right?
Facilitator: Wilm Schweer, Sr. Manager/Head of Partner Management, SHS VIVEON AG, Germany

3. Export Trade Solutions for the Middle East and Africa – Do They Exist?
How do you trade in a Region that stretches more than 5,000 miles from South Africa to Turkey and includes such major cities as Istanbul, Cairo, Dubai, Lagos and Cape Town? It's certainly not a 'one size fits all' situation as far as Trade Finance and International Credit Management is concerned. Are the Banks and Credit Insurance Underwriters providing your Company with the support it needs and, if not, are alternative solutions available?
Facilitator: Kevan McGerity, Trade Finance Manager, Terex Aerial Work Platforms, UK
13:00 – 14:00pm | Networking Lunch and EXPO
14:00 – 14:30pm | The ICTF Breakout Session – Feedback and Conclusions
The individual Session facilitators will present their Group's Feedback and Conclusions to the full Conference: -

1. Credit Insurance: Advantages versus Exclusions and Limitations
2. Global Credit Policy – Best Practices
3. Export Trade Solutions for the Middle East and Africa – Do They Exist?
14:30 – 15:30pm | Blockchain: Behind the Myth
--- Blockchain, SmartContracts: The Simple Truth Behind the Buzzwords
--- The Challenges of a New Form of Technology
--- Applications and Implication for Commerce and Finance
Presenter: Xavier Laurent, Blockchain Community Lead, Crédit Agricole CIB, France
15:30 – 16:00pm | Networking Coffee Break and EXPO 
16:00 – 17:15pm | ICTF's Session With A Difference – Export Credit Risk Management Case Study: Selling to Russia, Nigeria and the UAE
Each delegate will be issued with a Case Study pack and, with the necessary background information provided, afforded the opportunity to decide, with their colleagues, how their Company should approach significant new business in three difficult and disparate markets from a credit management perspective.
Case Study Facilitators:
Miguel Beneito, Global Credit Manager, Dupont de Nemours International Sarl, Switzerland
Nick King, Regional Credit Manager, EMEA, Eltek, UK
Kevan McGerity, Trade Finance Manager, Terex Aerial Work Platforms, UK
18:45pm | Networking Dinner
09:00 – 09:45am | DCX for O2C
Embracing a Digital Customer Experience as an investment in Order to Cash.
Presenter: Lee Allen, Founder Director, Netsend Ltd., UK
09:45 – 10:30am | The ICTF Regional Review: Economic and Risk View On Central and Eastern Europe
This presentation will look at those risks that are beyond Financial Analysis. What are the key areas to look at when doing business in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and other countries in the Region? Key concerns, best practices and specific examples from these markets, as well as an underwriting perspective and outlook, will be the main topics covered in this session.
Presenter: Bartek Mystkowski, Senior Manager, Atradius, Austria
10:30 – 11:00am | Networking Coffee Break and EXPO
11:00 – 12:30pm | The ICTF Trade Creditors Global Forum: Your Most Pressing Credit and Collection Challenges in Western Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North, Central and South America.
The best ideas come from quality interaction with your peers and those willing and able to share their experiences. This key Conference session will equip delegates with actionable plans and practical solutions to their most pressing problems.
Jan Ambergen, Treasury Director, I.F.F. (Nederland) B.V., Netherlands
Miguel Beneito, Global Credit Manager, DuPont de Nemours International Sarl, Switzerland
Ralph Montforts, Director Global Credit, Maxim Integrated, Ireland
12:30 – 14:30pm | Held in conjunction with the Symposium: 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 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

Click here to register online or email ICTF at: info@ictfworld.org

If your company is a non-member, and you and your company are first-time in attendance, you may use PROMO CODE: NMFTEU18

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Early Bird Registration Fees: * through April 6, 2018
  • ICTF Member Rate: $770
  • Non-Member First Time Attendance*: $770
  • Non-Member Corporate Credit Professional Rate: $1,100
  • Non-Member Vendor** Rate: $1,350
Regular Registration: April 6, 2018 and after
  • ICTF Member Rate: $970
  • Non-Member First Time Attendance*: $970
  • Non-Member Corporate Credit Professional Rate: $1,300
  • Non-Member Vendor** Rate: $1,550

*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 cancellations received within 21 days of the event start date. ICTF reserves the right to assess an administrative fee of $50 for cancellations.

In order to qualify for the discounted member registration rate, the participant must hold an active ICTF membership at the time of the event.

**If your company is a vendor who is neither an ICTF member nor first-time attendee, you must add the Non-Member Vendor ticket to your registration.

Discounts for multiple attendees from the same company (not valid for vendors): If you are registering more than two people from your company, please contact us to receive an additional discount of $200 per person for attendee #3 and thereafter. Please contact us in advance; send us an email to: info@ictfworld.org

The Hilton Budapest Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Hess Andras Ter 1-3
Budapest 1014 - Hungary

Hotel Room Rate:
  • EUR 199 - single use (including VAT, breakfast and free Internet)
    EUR 219 - double use (including VAT, breakfast and free Internet)
Hotel Reservations:

To ensure availability, hotel reservations should be made early - discounted room rate is based on availability.

The hotel reservations cut-off date is: April 27, 2018

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