Thursday, November 9, 2017               8:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST

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Embassy Suites Hotel, Hunt Valley, Maryland
213 International Circle
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

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Yesinne Alvarez
Federation of Credit and Financial Professionals

"You Don't Know What You Don't Know"
Come Learn at This Educational Event

Come join other credit professionals for a complimentary networking event. Presenters are subject
matter experts in the credit & finance community. 
Who Should Attend:
Credit Management Professionals 
Cash Management Professionals 
Accounts Receivable Professionals
Controllers/Accounting Managers


Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena Chair of Elliott Greenleaf's National Commercial Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice and a founding shareholder of the Delaware office. Mr. Zahralddin is a business lawyer who concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, entity formation, and international and comparative law.  

Topic: Is your Organization Really Compliant with Government Regulations?

Attendees will Learn About:

  • This session will cover what you thought you knew about contract compliance, regulatory compliance on knowing who you are doing business with and social media compliance

  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, data privacy and social media
  • Corporate and regulatory compliance as it relates to procurement and government contracting
  • Rafael will go into detail on what you need to know to comply with OFAC regulations even if you are not selling overseas. Do you know the ins and outs of the Denied Parties List?
  • Examine these topics from a company's perspective, delving into compliance issues that pertain to specific company practices across industries and borders and impact companies of all sizes and types.  
Lisa Balter Saacks: Head of Business Development, BlueTarp, Financial, Inc. Lisa has over two decades of business development, sales & executive management experience in FinTech, financial media and banking. Before joining BlueTarp, Lisa ran global business development and sales at Gust, a SaaS funding platform used to source and manage early stage investment in 190 countries. While there she played a critical role in launching regional, startup ecosystem platforms, such as Tech.London, a public-private partnership with the Mayor of London. In 2016, The New York Business Journal named Lisa an honoree for its Women of Influence Award, which was presented to female business leaders in the New York City area who innovate, succeed and pay it forward. Lisa holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Michigan.

Topic: Three Ways to Grow Your Sales with Better Credit Management
Attendees Will Learn About:
  • Ideas on how to accelerate B2B sales – including eCommerce – with a more strategic approach to credit management. 
  • How to encourage growth by delivering a seamless experience for your customers, while insulating your business from the credit risk inherent in new growth and saving time and money often lost on manual, inefficient credit processes.
  • BlueTarp Financial has partnered with over 2,000 B2B companies since 1998. Helping them increase sales and mitigate risk. 

Richard Hastings: Macro-Strategist with Seaport Global; Mr. Hastings monitors a wide range of data trends in major drivers of the domestic and international economies to provide SGS clients with insights into major inflection points in the markets and to help SGS clients identify changes in market risk/reward. Energy macro trends are a central area of focus, including natural gas and crude oil. Mr. Hastings began his career as a credit analyst in the garment center in New York, as a senior analyst at Solo Credit, analyzing the textiles, apparel and retailing industries. He later worked as the Vice President and Senior Retail Credit Analyst for Bernard Sands, and served as the Economic Advisor for the Federation of Credit. He joined SGS in May 2008. Richard is well known for his warnings in 2006 and 2007 regarding the housing market and subsequent financial crisis, and later for his early call, during December 2008, that the market was oversold and would enter a major bullish reversal starting in early 2009. Other important forecasts included his targets for the S&P 500 which accurately predicted the ascent of the broader stock market into 2014, and his views from 2012 that monetary policy accommodation and low interest rates would prevail longer than was the consensus view. A long time veteran commentator on major TV business news channels, Mr. Hastings’ comments appear regularly on CNBC.com, MarketWatch.com, Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and other business media outlets, both domestic and international. Mr. Hastings holds the FINRA.  

Topic: Analysis of economic trends for 2018 including consumer sentiment data and the Amazon effect on business.  

Attendees Will Learn About:
  • What is Amazon doing to the economy overall? What is the idea behind their business principals
  • Any financial professional who needs to create, maintain, and improve the forecasting process at his or her company, as well as professionals in any function who must interpret, analyze, and make decisions based on forecasts created by others.