AICM National Conference 2017VedaAustralMercantile
Ask the panel, Credit insights of today and tomorrow

Moderator: Neil Shilbury, General Manager, Commercial & Property Products at Equifax

Leading Australian Economist
What credit professionals should be prepared for
Speaker: to be announced shortly

ATO Disclosure of Tax Debt, what are the implications for credit management

Speaker: to be announced shortly

How Australia’s new instantaneous and rich text payment platform will change payables and receivables

- New Payment Platform will launch in October 2017 and revolutionise payments in Australia
- This session will prepare you to be an early adopter and remove bottlenecks from your payment receipting
Speaker: Adrian Lovney, CEO New Payments Platform


Economic and social upheaval and what this means for credit professionals

- Impacts of technology automation on professions of the future
- What future workplace will look like
Speaker: to be announced shortly

The ultimate Credit hypothetical

- The Liquidator, The Bank, The Credit, The Regulator, The Director and Their Spouse the Guarantor!

-A series of credit, collections, insolvency conundrums to test, tease and grill like never before!
Moderator: James Neate, Partner Lynch Meyer Lawyers and Australian AICM President


How to engage debtors that want to pay but currently can’t

- Panel featuring consumer and commercial credit professionals, consumer and business advocates discuss how both sides can get a better result through genuine discussions

Insights into SME strengths and challenges

- What SME means to Australia's economy
- What support they need
- Strengths of SME
Speaker: Kate Carnell, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Credit Reporting in a global credit context

- How to access/utilise credit information internationally and from non-financial sources
- What lessons can be learned from the most sophisticated global credit operations
Speaker: to be announced shortly

Does flexible working work in Credit

- How to enable flexible work and maintaining high performance
- Managing risks
- Why it makes great business sense
Moderator: Kathy Kostyrko, Director Hays
Panel: Featuring Credit managers who have learnt how to make it work

What are the triggers for the final step into bankruptcy

- Gregory presents his findings following research and interviews of bankrupts
Speaker: Gregory Mowle, Faculty of Business, Government & Law, University of Canberra ACT

Latest developments in PPSA. It all helps or does it?

- Getting registrations right
- Enforcing rights in insolvency
- Legislation reviews and potential changes
Speaker Kim Powell, Director EDX - from Equifax

Insolvency Law Reform

- Review the two waves of legislation effective March and September 2017
- Why reform was required
- What further change is expected
Speaker: John Winter, Chief Executive Officer at ARITA - Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround  Association

Credit Managers new tools and traps

- The insolvency law reform creates new rights and risks for creditors
- Understand how to the tools and avoid the risks to achieve better outcome in an insolvency
Speaker: Karl Hill, Managing Director Results Legal

Tough Collections with your top customers

- How to prepare and engage with your top customers not paying to terms
Moderator: Nick Pilavidis, AICM CEO
Panel: Vaios Kortikas National Credit & AR Manager at Arrium Steel plus other experienced credit managers

How to encourage payment with out the baseball bat

- Partnering with your debt collector earlier in the process
- Letters from lawyers and debt collectors are effective

Automation is a journey. How to have a successful integration

- Case study of a recent implementation of software product
- How the opportunity to automate was identified
- What worked
- What could have been better
- How they have ironed out the glitches and what time in the project plan should be assigned to this work

Using credit limits to drive sales

Paul will show how he has used credit limits to benefit sales, customers and increase profit while also reducing risk

Speaker: Paul Burgess, National Credit Manager, Steelforce Australia Pty Ltd


More information about the 2017 National Conference program to be announced soon.