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Conferences and Seminars

icm07 gets even bigger as organisers deal with unprecedented demand for space

By CreditMan Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Organisers of the icm07 credit management convention are to increase capacity within the exhibition centre by 50% following an exceptional response from exhibitors and potential exhibitors to the UK’s first exhibition, conference, and awards ceremony of its kind to be held under one roof and on one day.

The news follows confirmation of some major names to the event – including Atradius, CallCredit, Coface Creditsafe, D&B, Euler Hermes UK, John Marston & Co, Moreton Smith, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Talking Tech and TraceSmart – with the existing floor-space effectively sold-out nearly six months before the event is due to be held.

“It is a remarkable success,” reports Philip King, Director General of the Institute of Credit Management (ICM), “but clearly reflects the very real appetite that exists within our industry for a professionally organised event of this kind. By increasing the exhibition footprint, we can now make space available to exhibitors who might otherwise have been turned away.”

The organisers have also released the names of the judging panel for the first ever icm07 Awards, including Peter Hurst FICM, Chief Executive of CIFAS, the UK's fraud prevention service, Master Robert Turner, President of the ICM and Senior Master of the Supreme Court (Queen’s Bench Division) - an expert in enforcement and recovery, and Alan Long, Head of Development with the Regulation and Standards Division at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). Joining them are Desmond Flynn, Inspector General and Agency Chief Executive of The Insolvency Service, and Jeff Tucker, Managing Director of March Publishing, the communications business behind Export Focus.

“What is important to stress about the Awards,” Mr King continues, “is that they are all aimed at the professionals within our industry, rather than suppliers, and have clear integrity. The judging criteria and nomination process will be both objective and robust; self-nomination is not permitted and achievements have to be quantifiable."

icm07 has one purpose – to further the advancement of the credit profession across all sectors. Billed as the first ever Credit Management Convention, and being held at the newly built conference and exhibition suite at Wembley Stadium on March 14th, icm07 will offer credit professionals an unprecedented opportunity to gain expert advice from leading industry authorities at the conference, review the latest products, services and innovations at the exhibition, and network with their peers at the icm07 Awards.

The launch of the icm07 Credit Management Convention reflects the Institute’s pledge to ensure that it remains relevant and credible to credit professionals in the 21st Century, providing Members and the credit management industry with the practical tools, information, recognition and support they need to compete in an increasingly demanding business environment. It is also wholly consistent with its commitment to deliver on its promise of ‘Empowering the credit profession.’

To find out more, and to view the exhibition footprint, go to or call Terry Chellew on 01780 722907 (