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CSA announces annual conference programme

By CreditMan Friday, June 13, 2008

The Credit Services Association (CSA) has announced details of its annual conference to be held in conjunction with the Debt Buyers and Sellers Group (DBSG), which aims to build on last year’s success and ensure all members are best equipped to deal with some of the most challenging times the industry has faced.

Up to 250 members from around the world are expected to attend the conference entitled ‘The Dynamics of Change – Working through the Crunch’, which is being held on September 17th and 18th at the Forest Pines Hotel, Broughton, North Lincolnshire. The programme has been designed to cover all aspects of the collection and debt sale and purchase arena with split sessions for CSA and DBSG members.

“The conference starts with the hugely popular golf tournament, this year played across two 9-hole golf courses, followed by the Prize Giving Ceremony in the Club House and the opportunity to take part in the hole in one competition – a great way to get to know your fellow delegates in an informal setting,” says Kurt Obermaier, Executive Director of the CSA.

The CSA AGM is an opportunity to discuss plans for the forthcoming 12 months and for members to stand for the Board of the Association. Day one finishes with a networking reception and informal dinner and provides delegates with a preview of the exhibition.

On the second day of the Conference, CSA President, Najib Nathoo welcomes delegates at the opening session with a keynote speech. The topics covered in the morning programme include: examining consumer and commercial finance in turbulent times, the regulatory debate and the new world of consumer protection. The afternoon programme is split into dual running themes covering both debt sale and purchase, along with collection issues. The breakout sessions will give members the opportunity to network and explore the exhibition.

The 5th DBSG AGM is also growing in popularity and size, and this year its emphasis will be on allowing DBSG members to voice their vision and concerns regarding the future aims and objectives of the group.

“Not wanting the conference to be all work and no play, it finishes with the ever-popular black and white themed gala dinner, an un-missable date in the industry’s social calendar and a final opportunity to cement those friendships and contacts already established,” Kurt adds.

The conference is open to both non-members and members of the association. For a booking form and more information visit the CSA/DBSG website at www.csa-uk.com <http://www.csa-uk.com> or call 0191 286 5656.