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Upcoming Meeting Agenda Highlights

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, we now offer the facility

for you to join the meeting as a virtual attendee from your desk.

All you need is WiFi. For more details please contact us

09.00.              Arrival & Coffee

Welcome, Introductions & Updates

Since we last met

Laurie Beagle, MD, Forums International Ltd

News Update

Latest Industry & Economic news

Discussion

10.15.              Break

Current & Future Challenges

Wholesalers & Manufacturers (Split Session)

2019 – The second half

Workshop

Cash

The second “Deep Dive” session from the O2C Mapping workshop

This session will include:

  • Collections, Dunning, Interest, Payment types

Lisa Baker, BakerIng

  • Cash allocation, Remittance handling
  • Dispute Management, Etc.

Rimilia

12.45.             Lunch

Chartered Institute of Credit Management

Sue Chapple, FCICM, Director of Strategic Relationships

Due Diligence

The team will focus their presentation/case studies on reputational due diligence to guide members to possible threats they may face. We feel this would be the most suitable angle due to our area of expertise.

Lamia Massaad & Wassim Antar will be participating from the Cyprus office simultaneously with Mario Maroun & Joe Boutros from the Cedar Rose Lebanon office to provide some diversity/

15.00.              Wrap-up & Close

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Meeting Format

Meeting Format

The meetings are of one day duration

  • Start time 10.00 for 10.30
  • Finish time approximately 15.00/15.30
  • Refreshments & lunch are provided.
  • There is an optional networking group dinner the night before the meeting

 Venues

The UK meetings are currently being held at The Stratford Manor hotel, Stratford upon Avon

Challenging and instructive agendas

The Forum members have significant input into meeting agendas, to ensure that sessions are relevant and cover key areas of common interest.

Interactive delivery

Sessions are delivered through workshops and discussions rather than lecture-style presentations.

We source and invite knowledgeable subject experts to ensure that content is of the highest standard.

The meetings are NOT all presentations.

  • There are workshops and discussions on topics suggested by the members
  • The format is 50:50

50% Subject Matter Experts
50% Sharing of members experiences

Our mission is that every attendee takes at least one new thing away from every meeting.

Virtual Access to the Forum

We understand that due to travel restrictions especially where you are not based in the same country or are a long way from the forum meeting venue it is not always possible to attend. As from 2019 we are offering virtual access to selective members and attendees.

Virtual Access works like a webinar. You will be able to hear the speaker and see the slides. Most importantly we will also be able to hear you so you can take part in the discussions/workshops.

If you have always wanted to attend a forum but have been unable to please join us virtually in 2019.

 


Membership Information

Membership is open to finance & credit professionals from sector Manufacturers and Wholesalers and genuine prospective members.

Fees
Prospective members are invited to attend their first meeting free of charge and without obligation, to assess the benefits of membership for themselves.
The annual membership is £660.00
The above subscriptions are subject to VAT where the billing address is in the UK
Members are responsible for their own hotel, accommodation and travel costs. Administrative assistance with travel arrangements and hotel bookings is available.
A maximum of two members from each company can attend the meetings

Membership is not just about meetings
We encourage members to draw on the network of peers provided by the Forum between meetings.
There is an established electronic communications channel for members to ask questions and stay in touch with each other.
www.forumsinternational.co.uk

All members’ contact details are available on the restricted-access area of the forum website, from where copies of all meeting presentations and workshop outputs can also be downloaded.

 


Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Credit Forum (PMF)

 Background

  • Deliver a Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Credit Forum for Credit Professionals
  • The members are from Wholesalers and Manufacturers
  • The scope of the forum is to cover the sectors in the UK and the markets on a global basis
  • A forum is managed by Forums International Ltd and supported by Experian and Moreton Smith who aim to deliver a high level of benefit and a positive member experience

Objectives

  • To exchange experiences and views on issues of common interest
  • To share practical ideas that members can implement in their own organisations
  • To develop & promote best practice in the credit & risk management community
  • To improve knowledge and skills and keep up to date with industry developments
  • To connect credit leaders and practitioners with each other and with industry experts.