AICM National Conference 2016VedaAustralMercantile
Time
Topic
Description
Speakers
9:00am - 9:45am

Data driven credit and collections strategies 

Strategic insights on using data to improve performance 

Mark Russell MICM
Director, Dun & Bradstreet 

9:45am - 10:00am

Young Credit Professional of the Year 

Meet this year’s Finalists 

Grant Morris MICM CCE
AICM Australian President
Coates Hire

Simon Bligh
Chief Executive Officer, Dun & Bradstreet 

10.00 - 10.45am

Is your opponent a North Korean? 

Seven strategies for negotiating with hard bargainers 

Mr Pat CavanaghBB, LLM (Hons) 
Adjunct Professor of Law, UQ TC Beirne School of Law 

10:45am - 11:15am
Morning Tea

 

START OF CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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Time
Topic
Description
Speakers
11.15am - 12:00pm

INSOLVENCY

Lessons from 2016 insolvencies and case law 

Update on recent developments and how they: • Improve your options for recovery

  • • Change previous assumptions or decisions
  • • Give you new options and strategies 

Jason Bettles
Partner, Worrells Solvency and Forensic Accountants

KNOWLEDGE

Evolution of payment technology and how to make it work for you 

Case studies of solutions that streamlined customers payments, allocations and reconciliations 

Mike Cutter, BSc (Hons) SF Fin
Executive GM, Credit Risk & Advisory Services, Veda

SKILLS

Problem solving: the number 1 skill you will need to thrive in the future 

Proven methods and processes specifically designed to help you solve your most challenging problems

Fundamental steps, mind shifts and a new and different approach which will build a platform for critical thinking, creativity and, ultimately, innovation 

Terry Ledlin MICM
Special Counsel, Ledlin Lawyers

Natalie Ledlin
Lawyer & Practive Director, Ledlin Lawyers

12:00pm - 12:45pm

INSOLVENCY

Insolvency Law Reform – has the government got it right? 

Like it or not insolvency touches the best of credit managers. Understanding the impacts on creditors of these imminent and proposed changes will keep you ahead of the pack and manage your risk 

Robyn Erskine MICM
Partner, Brooke Bird Restructuring, Turnaround & Insolvency 

KNOWLEDGE

Common industry errors in PPSR registrations, and tips to protect your security interests 

Case studies where creditors have lost and how to ensure you don’t 

Kim Powell MICM
Founder, EDX (part of the Veda Group) 

SKILLS

Importance of early intervention in a proactive risk management strategy 

The importance of investing in mitigating your bad risk exposure by creating a proactive risk management strategy. 

Cynthia Thomas MICM
National Collection and Sales Manager, Austral

Bill Famelos
Trade Credit National Relationship Manager, QBE 

 
END OF CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

12:45am - 2:00pm
Lunch
TIME
TOPIC
DESCRIPTION
Speaker
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Ways to curb phoenix activity 

Illegal phoenix activity occurs because it’s cheap and easy, it’s profitable and hard to detect. This presentation will examine a range of solutions to address these facets. 

Professor Helen Anderson
Associate Dean Undergraduate, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne 

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Afternoon Tea
3:30pm - 4:45pm

How will the extension of unfair contracts legislation to small business affect you 

Legislation that affects your dealings with small business comes into affect in November 2016. Understand the affects of legislation 

Boyd Honor
Senior Manager, Deposit Takers, Credit & Insurers, ASIC 

4:45pm - 5:00pm 

Annual General Meeting

7:00pm
President's Dinner
7:00pm

Presidents Dinner, sponsored by Dun and Bradstreet.

Featuring announcement of the YCP of the year and Presidents Trophy winners