Agenda

Krakow 2020

The 4th FECMA Pan European Credit Congress

MANAGING CREDIT IN EUROPE


Day 1 - Wednesday 13 May 2020

Registration

13:00 - 14:00

Welcome Speech

Josef Busuttil, FCICM

FECMA President

14:00 - 14:15


Developing a business compass on the ocean of unknown

John Lorié

Chief Economist at Atradius Credit Insurance

14:15 - 15:00


Key Note Speaker 2

[TBC]

15:00 - 15:45


Networking Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:30


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

Moderator: Philip King, FCICM

Chief Executive at Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), UK

16:30 - 17:30


Evening Cocktail & Gala Dinner

Qubus Hotel, Kraków

19:30



Day 2 - Thursday 14 May 2020

Registration

08:30 - 09:00


Opening Speech: Managing credit in Europe

Glen Bullivant, FCICM

Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), UK

09:00 - 09:30


Speaker 1

[TBC]

9:30 - 10:00


The road to Excellence in Credit Management

Andreas Schmitt

Head of Group Credit Management, Rational AG

Bundesverband Credit Management (BvCM), Germany

10:00 - 10:30




Networking Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:15


New ways of cooperation between credit management and sales - Introducing the Collaboration Platform CREDITY

Carsten Jünger

Head of Business Development, Consulting and Client Onboarding, CRIF Credit Solutions GmbH

11:15 - 11:45


From the heart of Europe: Trends and best practices in Credit Management

prof. Ludo Theunissen

IvKM, Belgium

11:45 - 12:15


Target Operating Model for Credit Management departments

Cees Jansen

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Credit Management (VVCM, Netherlands)

12:15 - 12:45


Networking Lunch

12:45 - 14:00


Bon crédit - Taking all into account

Vincent-Bruno Larger

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

14:00 - 14:30


Speaker 7

[TBC]

14:30 - 15:00


Networking Coffee Break

15:00 - 15:30


Speaker 8

[TBC]

15:30 - 16:00


Speaker 9

[TBC]

16:00 - 16:30


Closing Speech

Josef Busuttil & Robert Dyrcz

16:30 - 17:00



coordinated by



Polish Institute of Credit Management (PICM)

Established in 2016, the Polish Institute of Credit Management (PICM) is an educational andnetworking platform for managing receivables and trade credit in an enterprise (Credit Managers).The PICM offer help in shaping the key competences of the trade receivables manager.

PICM aims to perform activities for building, promoting and propagating the idea of broadly understood Corporate Credit Management. PICM provides education in the field of preparation for the profession and continuous improvementof qualifications for the proper performance of Corporate Credit Management.


The Speakers



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

Josef was involved in the setting up of the Malta Association of Credit Management (MACM – www.macm.org.mt) 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.


John Lorié, Chief Economist at Atradius Credit Insurance

John Lorié is Chief Economist at Atradius Credit Insurance, having joined the company in April 2011. He is also affiliated to the University of Amsterdam as a researcher.

Previously, he was Senior Vice President at ABN AMRO, where he worked for more than 20 years in a variety of roles in commercial and investment banking. He started his career in the finance department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

John holds a PHD in international economics, masters’ degrees in economics (honours) and tax economics as well as a bachelor’s degree in marketing.



Glen Bullivant, FCICM, UK

Glen Bullivant FCICM is a Vice President & Treasurer of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management and currently works as a credit management consultant.
Involved with credit for over 40 years, he has worked in manufacturing, engineering and service industries, including export.
Glen has been a member of the CICM for more than 30 years and, in additionto being a past Chairman of the Institute, also chairs its Technical Advisory Committee, serves on its Education Committee and is Editor of the Federation of the European Credit Management Associations (FECMA) newsletter.


Carsten Jünger, Head of Business Development, Consulting and Client Onboarding, CRIF Credit Solutions GmbH

Carsten Jünger has more than 20 years of experience in international risk and credit management.

At SHS VIVEON AG, he was responsible for International Risk and Credit Management in D-A-CH, UK, Russia.

Carsten Jünger joined CRIF Credit Solutions in 2016 and is responsible for CREDITY's new B2B Credit Management Service. As Head of Business Development, Consulting and Customer Onboarding, he supports clients in improving their international credit management.


Ludo Theunissen, President of the Instituut voor Kredietmanagement (IvKM), Belgium

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, Head of Group Credit Management, Rational AG, BvCM, Germany

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, CEO at Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), UK

Philip has been the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), the largest recognised professional body in the world for the credit management community, since 2006.  Prior to that, he had 26 years practical experience in trade, consumer, and international credit management.

He is widely recognised in the UK and internationally as an expert and speaker on good business practice and, in particular cash-flow and credit management for businesses of all sizes.  Philip is the author of the Managing Cashflow Guides which were produced for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and of which there have now been over 580,000 downloads.

In addition to leading the Chartered Institute of Credit Management in its work to raise the profile and professionalism of credit management, Philip sits on a number of industry and UK government-led bodies including chairing the Prompt Payment Code Compliance Board.


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

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).


Cees Jansen, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Credit Management (VVCM), Netherlands



PAN-European FECMA Credit Management Congress

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