Krakow 2020

The 4th FECMA Pan European Credit Congress


Day 1 - Wednesday 13 May 2020


13:00 - 14:00

Welcome Speech

Josef Busuttil, FECMA President

14:00 - 14:15

Key Note Speaker 1

14:15 - 15:00

Key Note Speaker 2

15:00 - 15:45

Networking Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:30

Panel Discussion: Global trade credit risk management - challenge for everyone

Moderator: Philip King, Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), CEO

16:30 - 17:30

Evening Cocktail & Gala Dinner

Qubus Hotel, Kraków


Day 2 - Thursday 14 May 2020


08:30 - 09:00

Opening Speech: Managing credit in Europe

Glen Bullivant, FCICM (Chartered Institute of Credit Management), UK

09:00 - 09:30

Trends and best practices in credit management

Ludo Theunissen, IvKM (Belgium)

9:30 - 10:00

The road to Excellence in Credit Management

Andreas Schmitt, Bundesverband Credit Management (BvCM), Germany

10:00 - 10:30

Networking Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:15

Speaker 3

11:15 - 11:45

Speaker 4

11:45 - 12:15

Speaker 5

12:15 - 12:45

Networking Lunch

12:45 - 14:00

Effective use of collaterals in cross-border trade

Vincent-Bruno Larger, Secrétaire Général l’As sociation Française Des Credit Managers et Conseils (AFDCC), France

14:00 - 14:30

Speaker 7

14:30 - 15:00

Networking Coffee Break

15:00 - 15:30

Speaker 8

15:30 - 16:00

Speaker 9

16:00 - 16:30

Closing Speech

16:30 - 17:00

Coordinated BY

The Speakers

Josef Busuttil (MBA (Henley), Dip. M MCIM, FCICM)

Josef was involved in the setting up of the Malta Association of Credit Management (MACM – and is the Director of MACM. He has been a member of the Council of FECMA since May 2003. After twelve years occupying the role of FECMA Vice President, Josef was elected President of FECMA in November 2016.

Josef is an intuitive lecturer and speaker, specialising in trade credit management strategies that enable the credit function to gain and sustain competitive advantage in the market, whilst ensuring sound cash flow and long-term profit. He delivers in-house training and lectures for organised groups. Josef contributed to a number of training programmes and seminars organised by highly reputable international organisations and institutions, such as The European Commission, in a number of countries, including Antwerp, Berlin, Bucharest, Dubai, Dublin, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London, Madrid, Malta, Mexico City, Moscow, Paris, and Vilnius. Josef is a regular contributor of business articles to the international business press.

Glen Bullivant, FCICM

Glen Bullivant FCICM is a Vice President& Treasurer of the Chartered Instituteof Credit Management and currentlyworks as a credit managementconsultant. Involved with credit for over40 years, he has worked in manufacturing,engineering and service industries,including export.
Glen has been a member of the CICMfor more than 30 years and, in additionto being a past Chairman of the Institute,also chairs its Technical Advisory Committee,serves on its Education Committeeand is Editor of the Federation of theEuropean Credit Management Associations(FECMA) newsletter.

Ludo Theunissen, IvKM (Belgum)

Ludo Theunissen holds degrees in engineering (Ghent University) and Management (Vlerick Business School). In his career he combined academic and business assignments. He has worked for large multinational organizations (Volkswagen, Unisys) as well as for SME’s in Belgium and abroad. He is founder and president of the Instituut voor Kredietmanagement, the Belgian association for Credit managers, and an active member of the FECMA council. He is professor at Ghent University and has also been active as a professor at Vlerick Business School, Antwerp Management School and the Belgian Royal Military Academy. He is active as a consultant and lecturer in different countries on topics such as Financial Statement Analysis, Credit Management, Investment analysis.

Andreas Schmitt

After graduating in business administration (with a focus on foreign trade) at the University of Applied Sciences in Worms/Germany, Andreas Schmitt worked for 15 years in the "credit insurance" industry – first in sales, then as head of product development and finally as key account manager. During this time, he also qualified as a certified rating analyst.

Since October 2007, Andreas Schmitt has been in charge of all Credit Management activities at Rational AG, the world market leader in the field of combi steaming / professional cooking devices. He developed the so called “process oriented” CM approach, implemented it in the entire RATIONAL group of companies and has been achieving outstanding and sustainable results over more than one decade.

From 2015 to 2018, Andreas was heading the working group “International Credit Management” at BvCM and represented BvCM as a member of the FECMA Council. In addition, he acts as a conference speaker at various chambers, associations and expert conferences and lectures on “credit policy” at the Bochum University of applied sciences within the CCM®-course.

In 2016, he compiled the study “International Credit Policies” together with Prof. Dr. Bernd Weiß. With various publications, he contributed to the professionalization of Credit Management in the non-financial sector. In 2019, Andreas’ team was awarded the German “Excellence in Credit Management Award”.

Philip King

Currently running Chartered Institute of Credit Management - supporting credit professionals in career development, knowledge and expertise, and promoting the importance of effective cashflow management across industry. Supporting businesses in improving payment performance and enhancing their reputation. 41 years’ experience in credit management and related areas.

Vincent Bruno-Larger

Vincent-Bruno LARGER is the CEO of the AFDCC, the french credit management association. Previously, he worked at Euler, the credit-insurance company, Thomson Multimédia, a leading manufacturer for electronic products as European Credit Manager and Eutelsat, the telecommunication via satellite company as Credit Manager. He has a Master in Law at the University of Dijon, a diploma at the Business School Le Havre/Caen and a Master in International Business at the Wollongong University (Australia).

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