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Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, September 20

3:00 - 6:00 pm

7:00 pm

CFDD Board Meeting

Meet & Greet

Thursday, September 21

8:00 - 8:45 am

8:45 - 9:00 am
 

9:00 - 10:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Conference Welcome
Ellen Wodiuk, CCE, ICCE

Leaders vs. Managers

This interactive session will involve the entire audience and is designed to help participants discover if they have more manager or leader skills. It will provide different perspectives on ways to handle complex and everyday workplace situations. We’ll also help members become more comfortable presenting in front of their peers and develop their leadership skills through small group interaction and role play.
led by: Marlene Groh, CCE, ICCE and Val Hardesty, CBA, CICP

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 - 12:00pm

Predicting the 2018 Economic Future: Risky Business

Yogi Berra said that "it's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." In this session, we will attempt to paint the economic outlook for the rest of 2017 and all of 2018, and give participants a few key things to watch. We may (time permitting) even get bold and look at some possible "Black Swan Events" that are starting to stir!
presented by Keith Prather

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Financial Ratios: What Do They Mean?

This critical session will give an overview of why financial statements are used and what purpose each type serves. Program highlights include: balance sheet basics and ratios; income statement basics; profitability/efficiency ratios basics; statement of cash flow (direct vs. indirect methods); collections KPIs and more!
presented by Lori Jones, CCE

2:45 - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Adapting to Change through Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are happening all around us. If you have not experienced this yet, you may in the future!   We’ll learn first-hand about the many changes that come about, along with some tips and tools to successfully adapt to those changes. Discussion will center on how cultures merge (credit policy, calculations, collections); personal issues (wages, education, training); customers’ pain (name changes, systems); and contracts and membership (professional organizations, agencies)…come ready to share your experiences!
presented by Mary Moore, CBA and Dave Beckel, CCE

4:30 - 5:00 pm

Recap of “Best Tip of the Day”
Ellen Wodiuk, CCE, ICCE

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Networking Social featuring a Silent Auction

   

Friday, September 22 top

8:00 - 9:00 am

9:00 - 10:15 am

Continental Breakfast

Business Meeting

10:15 - 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Strategically Unveiling Potential Revenue Streams for your Company’s

Bottom Line

Customer “Push Back Terms” are becoming more atrocious with their delayed payment tactics and are being forced down our company’s proverbial throats more frequently.  How much do these delayed payments affect your bottom line? How do you renegotiate so that your credit team doesn’t have to strain B2B relations and impact sales? What about 3rd party finance companies offering descending early pay options--are these viable in exchange for waiting 90 or 120 days for funds?  Does your company offer volume ‘rebates’ or early pay ‘discount’ programs?  Do your customers abuse the programs by taking unauthorized deductions? We will review the latest 'push back' terms and discuss the actual costs of accepting those terms and how to use these bottom line costs to get your upper management's attention. We’ll also dissect the real costs of rebate programs versus cash discounting, by sharing an innovative early pay program that promotes sales, increases cash flow and transforms your credit department into a revenue center.

presented by Chris Birdwell and Heidi Lindgren-Boyce, CCE

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Customer First!

This is an entertaining and interactive session on how to utilize a Customer First Initiative to maximize profits, minimize risk and accelerate cash flow. This is an adaptable initiative/approach that will positively impact your A/R performance and relationships to position you and your department for continual success.

presented by Bob Karau

2:45 - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 - 4:45 pm

Best Practices Roundtable

A conference favorite! Join this open peer exchange as your most difficult challenges are brought forth and solutions are discussed. Delegates are encouraged to participate by posing questions, adding insights, sharing experiences and proposing solutions. A moderator will help keep the conversation flowing and productive to maximize on the time available.
moderated by Wendy Mode, CCE, CICP

4:45 - 5:00 pm
 

6:00 pm

Closing Comments
Ellen Wodiuk, CCE, ICCE

Networking Dinner & Dessert Auction

2016 NACM Regional Conferences

Eastern Region Credit Conference

Eastern Region Credit Conference

September 14-15, 2016
Rochester Airport Marriott
Rochester, NY

Hosted by: NACM Upstate New York

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All South Credit Conference

All South Credit Conference

September 18-20, 2016
Hyatt Place Fort Worth
Historic Stockyards
Fort Worth, TX

Hosted by: NACM Southwest

Register Here


Western Region Credit Conference

Western Region Credit Conference

October 12-14, 2016
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle, WA

Hosted by: NACM Business Credit Services

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Central Region Credit Conference

Central Region Credit Conference

November 9-10, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Independence, OH

Hosted by: NACM Great Lakes Region

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CFDD National Conference

CFDD National Conference

September 21-22, 2017

Hotel

CFDD National Conference
Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha—Downtown/Old Market
Omaha, NE

The CFDD National Conference is being held at the lovely Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha—Downtown/Old Market.

The special conference room rate is $149 a night for single/double occupancy.

Please call 1-800-Embassy, and request the CFDD National Conference. Or, to make reservations online please visit:
http://group.embassysuites.com/2017cfddnationalconference


The hotel deadline is September 5th, based upon availability.


Registration

Early Bird Deadline – August 11, 2017 – Register now to save!

   By Aug. 11          After Aug 11
 Member    $399    $450
 Non-Member    $475    $525
 Additional Friday Dinner Ticket                $  69    $  69

REGISTER

Refund Policy: All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Registration fees, less a $50 processing charge, will be refunded for written cancellations received by NACM-CFDD on or before August 11, 2017. Between August 12 and August 25, 2017, only 50 percent of the fee will be refunded for written cancellation requests. Due to financial obligations, no refunds will be issued for cancellations received after August 25, 2017; however, substitutions may be made at anytime.


Educational Sessions

Click here for the full Conference Schedule
  • Leaders vs. Managers
  • Predicting the 2018 Economic Future: Risky Business
  • Financial Ratios: What Do They Mean?
  • Adapting to Change through Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Strategically Unveiling Potential Revenue Streams for your Company’s Bottom Line
  • Customer First!
  • Best Practices Roundtable

Sponsorships

Help us make the CFDD National Conference an event to remember... become a conference
sponsor!

  • Have your company or chapter acknowledged online
  • Build professional relationships and make new life-long friends

Become a part of our TEAM through a sponsorship.

Sponsorship Form


Silent Auction

CFDD National is excited to again be hosting a Silent Auction at our National Conference. We are seeking donations from CFDD members, member companies and chapters for the CFDD-National Silent Auction. All proceeds go to our scholarship fund…which in turn, benefits YOU! Let’s make this a great event and aid in awarding more scholarships to our members.

All donations are tax deductible. Some items of interest are, but not limited to:

  • Gift cards (starting at $25) to national chain restaurants and stores
  • Electronics
  • Jewelry
  • Purses

We ask that all donations be received by August 11, 2017.

Please help us make this fundraiser a success as we strive to grow the fund and award scholarships to our dedicated members!

Silent Auction Donation form

 

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Knowledge & Learning Center

NACM is committed to assisting every member, meeting their needs and addressing their concerns by offering easy-to-obtain, high-quality products, services and programs.

Here you will find valuable tools for the credit professional, including links to training resources, online education, useful forms and timely publications.

Take advantage of these resources and so much more as a member of NACM.

Find out about Membership and Join Now.

EXPORT WEBINAR PLACEHOLDER

Export Compliance & Regulations Webinar Module 1

OFAC , UN, EU Embargo

General Information

Time: EU: 3pm CET; 2pm GMT;
US: 10am ET; 9am CT; 8am MT; 7am PT


Cost: Members: $95 per module  
NonMembers: $195 per module
Purchase all 4 before March 4th and receive a 10% discount.


Register
NACM Webinars are easy,
so convenient and so worth it!
Reserve your spot now!
 


Click here to view the online webinar schedule.

Description

For companies exporting goods internationally, keeping pace with export compliance requirements is challenging in today’s global economy. Regulations and related restricted or denied-party lists change constantly, as do the numerous export documentation rules and formats in individual countries across the World. Since the onset of the recent global economic downturn in 2007, the issue of corporate compliance is now an integral role for many credit managers. Failure to follow compliance and regulations can lead to major difficulties in collecting your A/R Portfolio across different regions of the world and result in a reduced DSO. This, in turn impacts working capital, affecting different departments within a corporate environment.

FCIB’s newly refreshed Export Compliance & Regulations course will run over a period of 4 weeks from March-May 2016. Each Module will last 60 minutes and cover off important elements required for compliance. You can choose to register for all 4 modules or take each module on an individual basis.

Export Compliance & Regulations Webinar Module 1 Overview

1. OFAC , UN, EU Embargo

This module will deal with the following issues:

  • Main points of the OFAC regulations
  • Main points of EU Embargo rules
  • Main UN rules on Embargo
  • Overlap in these rules
  • Differences in these rules

 

Facilitator

Fred Dons, director at Deutsche Bank (DB) Amsterdam, has worked in trade finance for more than 25 years and currently heads up the Trade Finance Commodity team. In addition to his role within DB, Fred also delivers many course on the subject both internally and externally around various colleges in the Netherlands. His expertise is highly valued and sought after and has enabled FCIB to bring this new offering to our worldwide members.

 

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