About The Event
CreditScape is a unique opportunity where attendees can interact with other credit professionals through peer to peer networking, experiencing expert panelists, and learning from other credit practitioners of many different levels.
While CreditScape features subject-matter experts sharing their experiences with credit practitioners, much of the learning at CreditScape will come from practitioners sharing real-world experiences with each other through workshop-style settings.
The D Las Vegas
301 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Wednesday - Friday
May 15-17, 2019
The three day CreditScape curriculum is offered to all attendees.
Enjoy a continental breakfast while checking-in for Creditscape.
International Day Opening
Overview of the day's topics.
The keys to effectively selling to 95% of the world's potential customers while staying out of trouble with the U.S. GovernmentIn this session, we will examine the 11 International terms of sale or Incoterms that govern any International shipment. Developed by the International Chamber of Commerce in the 1930s these 3 letter acronyms are critical to any export transaction and, when used correctly, can be a powerful way to bring predictability to your International sales similar to what you experience with your domestic sales. When misunderstood, however, costs over-runs and delays and penalties are a real probability. As part of our discussion, we will briefly review payment terms/instruments/options as well because it is important to align your payment terms and expectations with your terms of sale or shipping terms.
Continuation of Export Success!
After the break, we will explore the various Export Compliance Regulations that the U.S. Government imposes on all exporters of record no matter the terms of sale. You ship ex-works from your dock and title transfers immediately when your overseas customer picks up from your facility so you think you are safe. Think again. The U.S. Government imposes U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) on the exporter of record (that’s your company) no matter what the terms of sale are. Penalties and fines can be severe, but most egregious is the U.S. Government’s ability to suspend your company’s export privileges in extreme cases leaving you unable to sell to clients outside of the USA (yes Canada is an export) until the suspension is over.
Country Risk & Political Conditions Around the Globe
Paul Jarzombek & Darryl Rowinski
Attendees will have fast paced discussions regarding regions of the world and conditions in individual countries that wish to purchase or have access to U.S products and services.Country and Political Risk situations can kill deals and export opportunities in the blink of an eye. Do your due diligence, understand the complexities and intricacies of attempting to do business in specific foreign countries. Prepare yourself, sales and management and don’t be fooled or blinded by the excitement of making a big sale that could turn out to be in a minefield. Understanding country risk and political conditions to where you are exporting is a must know the situation.
International Credit Executives Round Table & Open Forum
Your Questions Answered!This session is where the best actionable ideas come from obtaining feedback from peers, hearing the most practical country-specific quality interaction, helping you address unique and common credit, collection and logistics challenges. You can submit your questions or recent challenging situation that you’d like feedback or advice on. Benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of your peers.
End of Day
Registration and Breakfast
Conference Opening Co-Op Leaders
Wag More, Bark Less: Reducing Negativity in the Workplace
As an award winning International Speaker with particular expertise in how language affects emotions, Karen knows how to connect with audiences as few others can.Renowned speaker Karen Purves brings her expertise about how language effects emotions as the keynote address speaker of CreditScape, in a session titled: “Wag More, Bark Less: Reducing Negativity in the Workplace.” Her session explores 14 different ways people express negativity and tips for dealing with them. After participating in this program, attendees said their ability to handle negative situations in the workplace improved (on average) 28%.
Break-out Session 1
Automation in the Credit Department
Diana Crowe, Jon Seaman & Dominic Biegel
Automation is the Future of Credit, and it Will be Coming to your DepartmentAutomation isn’t designed to replace the human element, but rather support it, as credit managers will still run the machines. In this session, our expert panel will show you how AR/collections management software can help your company get paid faster, grow customer relationships, and talk about the skills you should have to allow you to focus on more strategic, business-critical objectives rather than repetitive administrative tasks, maintaining your company’s foothold in your industry.
Break-out Session 2
Effective Credit Applications
Your Credit Application Can Be One of the Most Important Tools You Have, Both to Extend Credit As Well As Collect Your AccountsThis session will examine the essential points all credit applications must have to protect your company’s rights and interests.
The Multigenerational Workplace
In a Time When the World Seems So Divided, It's More Important Than Ever to Keep Multi-generational Workplaces Connected & Working EffectivelyThis presentation will explore the strengths of each generation in your workplace now, and how to engage each employee in the ways that work for them. The session will place a special emphasis on Millennials & Gen Z, as the youngest generations currently entering and growing in the workplace- how to attract the best of them, retain them, and keep them engaged, while making sure all generations are happy! Join Caitlin in an exciting journey into each generation and the unique traits of each group to determine how we can all work better, together. She will be giving actionable solutions for each person to take in order to better connect with generations other than their own at work and in life. Be prepared for laughs, lots of aha! moments, and a more connected audience by the end!
How to be a Better Credit Manager
Panel Discussion with Mark Speiser & Scott Tingey
Learn Tips from Two of the Best in the Credit and Finance Industry on How to be a Better Credit ManagerDuring this session, you’ll learn to identify your “Big Rocks” to focus on the things that matter and not fall for classic distractions; explore how adaptability to technology will lead to your overall success; refine your communication and negotiation skills; discover how to step out of your credit “comfort zone” and better integrate credit into your overall company success strategy; and how to build and nurture relationships that help you become better at your job. You won’t want to miss this session.
Speed Networking: How to Be More Efficient in Your Credit OperationsThought leaders from our many industry partners will lead small group discussions about how their various offerings can help credit departments meet their efficiency goals in areas such as customer onboarding, due diligence, cash application, accounts receivable management, payment processing, collections, workflow management, UCCs, Lien Filing and more. Fun and fast-paced, this session is in itself a super-efficient way to gather lots of ideas quickly.
Vendor MarketplaceView the Offerings From All of Our Event Sponsors and Pick Up Your Drink Tickets for Tonight’s Reception at this Interactive Event
End of Day
Registration and Breakfast
Bonus session: Bankruptcy Basics and Strategies for Maximizing Creditor Recovery
What Do You Do When Your Customer Declares Bankruptcy?What are some of the precautions you should take to make sure you get paid on the monies you're owed from a legal standpoint? Join legal expert Candace Carlyon, Esq., for this special bonus session that will cover this topic to ensure you're among the first creditors to be paid in the event your customer files bankruptcy.
The Future of Credit Management
Technology and Analytics Have Changed the Credit Profession ForeverHow can you embrace technology and analytics to run an efficient credit department? As a credit professional, what skills should you obtain today to continue to be relevant in the workforce in the future? What are some ways the credit department can continue to bring value to your company’s bottom line? We’ll look at these questions and more during this session.
Social Media: Tips and Tricks
Take Your Workplace Social Media to the Next LevelSo, you have love-hate relationship with social media. Sometimes it helps you find great employees, make great connections, and find out about relevant events. Other days it's just a distraction and a time-suck. In this session, we'll be exploring different ways to utilize social media to your benefit, and to push forward your career and your company. At a time when every generation uses social media differently, it's becoming more crucial than ever to understand how to make it work for everyone, and the advantages of actually using it at work. Join Caitlin on an exploration of social media, how it is used by each generation, and how you can use it so that it benefits you most at work and in life. Come prepared to take a deep dive into various social media platforms to see them as you've never seen them before. Open mind required!
The Push for Credit as Part of a Shared Service Center
Shared Service Center Insights – The Journey to Success within your ModelMany of our companies have some form of a Shared Service Center that includes Finance roles and responsibilities supporting the business. These are structure locally, Offshore and / or Outsource models within the Shared Service Center organization. Success is achieved in different ways that are often influenced by the team’s behaviors, maturity of the model.
This session will provide insights as to what success looks like and how to achieve that for different models. In addition to the discipline required for good results, we will discuss the many soft skills needed to help elevate performance.
End of Day
Location information and Gallery
The D Las Vegas
The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with Downtown Las Vegas. The newly renovated property features a high-energy gaming experience and 629 remodeled contemporary rooms and suites.
The unique two-level casino boasts the latest in slots and table games manned by the D’s playful dealers on the first floor, and transports guests back in time to old-school Vegas with its Vintage Casino on the second floor.
Past Creditscape Events
- Regular Seating
- International Topics
- Expert Panelists
- Breakout Sessions
- Networking Opportunities
- Cocktail Reception