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Conferences and Seminars

Collections / Debt Sale and Purchase Conference tackle industry hot topics

By CreditMan Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This year’s Collections / Debt Sale & Purchase conference has secured the names of the industry’s elite to speak throughout the one-day programme. The conference, dedicated to professionals working in the debt control, management, sales, purchase and collections arena, organised by Credit Today, the UK’s leading credit industry magazine title, will be held at The Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire on 23 October.

One of the Collections highlights includes a live interview with senior collections professionals from the banking, telecoms, utilities & the public sectors. Two of the interviewees will be Peter Cairns, DCA Manager, Npower and Henry Mehta, Head of Billing & Collection, Veolia Water Outsourcing, both of which will be offering their great insight and knowledge into the industry.

A highlight from the Debt Sale & Purchase strand of the conference will be the panel discussion on ‘Funding for debt buyers post-credit crunch.’ This is sure to stir up much debate and with panellists including Lawrence Guthrie, Managing Director, Hawkpoint Partners and David Hosein, Partner, OC&C Strategy Consultants it’s a great opportunity for attendees to learn from their much respected peers.

Kelly Stanley of Credit Today and spokesperson for the Collections / Debt Sale Purchase conference says: “The pressures that both businesses and individuals are facing in today’s current climate are extremely high. For this year’s Collections / Debt Sale and Purchase conference we’ve put together a sophisticated one day programme to offer advice and address the issues.

“The programme has been shaped by collections and debt sale professionals and we’ve managed to secure the names of some of the industry’s true elite to speak throughout the day.”

Some of these speakers to be providing their input at the conference include:

· Leigh Berkley, Chairman, Debt Sellers & Buyers Group

· Ray Watson, Director for Consumer Credit, Office of Fair Trading (OFT)

· Julie Etheridge, Head of Enterprise – Credit Management, Vodafone

· Andrew Corke, Partner & Head of Debt Recovery Team, Lester Aldridge

· Zach Lewy, CEO, Arrow Global

· Philip Lunn, UK CEO, Aktiv Kapital

Kelly Stanley added: “It’s an impressive list of independent speakers already, and we’ve still got a more names to confirm, so it looks to be a great event.”

“It’s a tough time for everyone at the moment, and we want to help, and I think this conference will certainly do that. Also, following the day events will be our second Debt Collection Agency of the Year awards, which celebrates best practice and a responsible approach to debt collection in the marketplace.”

Both the conference and the awards ceremony will give plenty of networking opportunities for all attendees, and the conference in particular will be hosting a speed networking session, a perfect opportunity for people to meet like-minded professionals from the industry.

Prices at the conference and awards ceremony vary depending on what is chosen by the attendee. However seats are strictly limited, so early booking is strongly advised.

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