Forums International Ltd was created to provide regular Credit Professional Forums. These forums provide opportunities for credit and finance professionals to meet and discuss key trading issues in their industry sectors. Also to share experiences and problems and, most importantly, talk about innovation and how they have secured success.

The first of our forums was created in 1991 and will have its 25th anniversary this year. The 9 Credit Professional Forums we operate are for credit and finance managers. The Forums, which specialise in different sectors, are run by Forums International Ltd. Our forums help to share and develop best and new practices. Understand trends in credit management and help prepare the members for current and future business challenges.

Our forums are not just meetings but a community of peers who come together to share experiences and work to find solutions to common problems. Most importantly the forums bring together credit professionals so they can build personal networks and draw on the expertise and experience of others.

We now have more than 300 members from major global corporates and we are committed to providing a high level of benefit and value to the attendees to help their businesses succeed.

Discussions can vary from how best to motivate your staff to how to tackle major issues that are affecting businesses across the world. It has grown to become a powerful network of closely connected experts who are working together to deliver insights and practical solutions.

The aim of the Credit Professional Forums is to equip members with the practical tools they need to meet the challenges of a changing business environment and to add value to their roles. In addition to the meetings, members are also supported by a dedicated forum website, LinkedIn groups and other communication channels.


Forums International Ltd is a leading provider of credit professional forums and focus groups. We have over 20 year’s experience of delivering forums and events and have established an enviable reputation throughout the credit profession. Forums International Ltd currently operate 9 credit professional forums across and within a variety of industries.

Director Laurie Beagle has played a significant role in building the credit community across Europe. He is regularly invited to contribute articles to industry publications, particularly on international matters. In April 2012 Laurie was recognised for his commitment to the credit industry with the CICM’s Meritorious Service Award. He is currently the Chair of the CICM Sheffield branch. Laurie is a member of the Advisory Council and in 2016 was elected to the position of Chair of the Executive Board.

Director  Lynn Christon has been organising and co-ordinating industry & credit professional forums for the last 20 years. She has specialist skills in event organisation and delivery, communication and member relations.


  • To deliver a community for credit & finance professionals
  • Develop and enhance best and new practice
  • Share experiences and problems with a view to finding effective solutions
  • Enhance risk management within the member companies
  • Discuss industry and credit related matters and challenges
  • Members build personal networks with their peers
  • Improve skill levels
  • Share information in a secure environment
  • Provide members with a communication channel

Our Credit Professional Forums should not be looked at simply as just a number of meetings. Our Credit Professional Forums have developed into communities where the members can and do communicate on a regular basis with their opposite numbers, corporate partners and technical advisors. There is always help at hand. This is even more important as the membership now spans the globe.


2iCF (International IT & Technology Credit Forum)

For Credit & Finance Professionals from the IT & Technology Sectors
April 2016 Meeting Report
NEXT MEETING: 10th/11th November – Amsterdam
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BSF (Business and Office Products Credit Forum)

The Credit forum for suppliers of office stationery and supplies
NEXT MEETING: 8th November – London
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CPF (Credit Professionals Forum)

Formally the TICG (The Cross-Industry Credit Group)
The Credit Forum is for credit professionals from across the industry sectors
NEXT MEETING: 18th October – Coppid Beech Hotel, Bracknell
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DRF (IT Distributors & Resellers Credit Forum)

Members are Credit Managers and Professionals from the major Distributors and Resellers
NEXT MEETING: 20th October – Stratford upon Avon
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ECF (EMEA Export Credit Forum)

The Export & Cross Border Credit Forum
Members are cross-industry European / EMEA Credit and Finance Managers from companies who are trading internationally
NEXT MEETING: 14th September – Moore Stephens, London
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FCF (Fraud & Cybercrime Forum)

Members are cross-industry UK Credit and/or Risk professionals
NEXT MEETING: 15th September
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ITRF (International Telecoms Risk Forum)

Members are European Credit & Risk professionals from the Tier One Carriers
NEXT MEETING: 8/9 September – BICS, Brussels
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SAP User Group

A cross industry ‘self help group’ for companies using, implementing or planning SAP AR finance modules. Members are system users and managers from credit and finance
NEXT MEETING: 19th October – Moore Stephens, London
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SMF (Senior Credit Management Forum)

Members are cross-industry Senior Credit / Finance Managers or Directors from across the industry sectors
NEXT MEETING: 11th October – Stratford upon Avon
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Moore Stephens becomes Corporate Partner of Forums International

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Forums International Ltd completes its first year.

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Developing the Export Credit Community

Developing the Export Credit Community The ECF (EMEA Export Credit Forum) was held on the 14th September at the offices of Moore Stephens. The Export Credit Forum was developed by Forums International Ltd to provide [...]


“Enjoyed the day and good to meet the sponsors from STA. Enjoyed Brent’s workshop – interesting to hear everyone’s feedback. Excellent presentation from Pentland.”
Helen Roberts, Hachette
“This was my very first SMF meeting. I had a really good insight into different companies and their current status.”
Lennisha Young, Mondelez UK Ltd
“Excellent Meeting. Thank you for the invite”
Richard Charlton, Aggregate Industries UK Ltd
“Good meeting and some useful information as always. Well organised”
John Mackay, BT
“I really enjoyed the sessions – it was my first visit and I was impressed by the swift involvement. The standard of views and activities shared amongst the forum was good and informative. I would certainly love to attend again and really get into the flow on a regular basis.”
Caroline Asquith-Richards, Blur Group Ltd
“Extremely useful meeting and enjoyed by both of my colleagues. I thought it was overall the best CPF meeting I have attended. Very relevant and a high standard of content and presentations.”
Mike Segall, Peri Construction Ltd
A really informative and enjoyable meeting! I would like to give particular mention to Neil Massa and the Personal Productivity section – that was excellent and I would highly recommend them being used by you in other forums.
Lisa Humphries, Assistant Credit Manager, Anixter Ltd
Thank you for an excellent meeting. I particularly enjoyed the Time Management presentation and look forward to putting the suggestions into practice!
Carly Dyson, Credit Manager – Risk & Recoveries, Celesio Group (UK)
Thank you for inviting me as a guest, I very much enjoy the opportunity to meet with other Credit Managers from different industries.
Deborah Spencer, Credit Manager, Biffa Waste Services Ltd
It was a great meeting and very open/useful comments.
Mike Burnett, Risk Manager, Group Customer Billing, BT.
Very valuable meeting
Collin Greene, VP of Finance, Impact Telecom
I enjoyed the Forum very much – it was good to stay in touch and meet the people that were there.
Daniela Boulton, Credit Analyst, Pentland Brands Ltd
A thoroughly enjoyable conference. Many thanks.
Jane Beesley, Regional Credit and Risk Manager UK, Ireland, Nordics and South Africa, Sun Chemical Ltd
Excellent meeting, by far the best I have been to and the presentations were excellent. Took a lot away from it!
Garry Worton, Credit & R Manager, Computers Unlimited
A great interactive session with some quick wins on some of the user knowledge shared.
Janet Chapman, Sales to Cash Manager, Canal River Trust
Good day as always, especially the “People Hacker Session! Thoroughly interesting and thought provoking session.
Kevin Corcoran, Director Credit Services, Techdata
I really enjoyed the forum. This was my first participation and I will return.
Anne Kurtenbach, Credit Manager, Pentland Brands Ltd
Really good and varied selection of topics. The BREXIT talk very topical and the FD presentation first rate.
Norman Chung, Sopra Steria
Great meeting, really enjoyed Steve’s presentation on BREXIT. “Ones to Watch” is a really good idea and it can be very beneficial. Card not present, presentation was very interesting.
Liz Lockley, Credit Control Supervisor UK and Ireland

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