International Apparel Credit Forum – Inaugural meeting 23rd March 2017

The International Apparel Credit Forum (IAF) held its Inaugural meeting in March at the Nike Hilversum HQ just outside Amsterdam, Netherlands. To start I must say thank you to the Nike team for hosting the event and fore making us welcome. What a place as you will see from the photographs.

We were very pleased to have attendees from a good number of companies from the UK and Europe. We also held a pre-forum dinner the night before in Amsterdam at the Sumo restaurant. I don’t think I have ever seen so much food

I would also like to thank our co-sponsors Experian and Moreton Smith. As with all new forums we started the event off with an overview of the objectives, benefits and format. Then we go into the sessions proper.

An Introduction to High Radius from Gwyn Roberts – VP EMEA

Then an Economic and Credit Insurance update

  • Update on the Global economy
  • Impact of Brexit & Trump
  • Overview of credit insurance
  • Keeping the fashion apparel perspective in mind.

From James Ponsford, Development Director, Aon Risk Solutions, Aon Credit International, Special Products & Trade Credit

Followed by Onboarding – Best Practice

  • Sharing of Processes
  • Data elements
  • Data Sources / Challenges

A Workshop led by Brent Cumming from Experian. Plus Data Sharing  “Ones to Watch” session – how it works. Also from Brent Cumming, Experian. Then an update on payment data and default data sharing from Lisa Baker-Reynolds, Moreton Smith,

After a Networking Lunch

The Collection Challenges workshop

  • Country challenges
  • Knowing the facts & the processes
  • Sharing your experiences

Lisa Baker-Reynolds from Moreton Smith

The final session was an interactive session Top 5 Challenges.The output will form the agenda for the next meeting.  The IAF will have its own secure area on the Forums international web site. Where output from this first meeting will be available to members

The next meeting will be in London on the 25th July at Experian
For more details email iaf@forumsinternational.co.uk
Remember attending your first forum meeting is free