The Ritz Carlton
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
June 18th – 20th, 2017
ICG was originally formed by Dennis Punches nearly five decades ago, in 1967, as Men of Ideas. As the CEO and Founder of Payco American, the largest collection agency in the world at the time, Dennis wanted to establish a group comprised of decision makers from the largest debt collection agencies in the world to meet once a year. They would get together to discuss the business and industry trends, and build camaraderie, getting to know one another on a personal and professional level. This continued for decades, and the original members were truly recognized as the market leaders.
Today, ICG consists of some recognized market leaders. Concerted efforts are now being made to expand the group’s presence to include ARM professionals in the U.S. and other credit economies across the globe.
Going forward, participants in ICG will include CEOs from the largest first and third-party collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt buying operations. In the U.S., participants will come from major market sectors including banking, telecom, healthcare, government, student loans and commercial. Outside of the U.S., the focus will be on the largest ARM companies in particular credit driven countries. Discussions will focus on the big issues that affect all collection professionals regardless of their location.
Jim Richards, CEO of Capio Partners, said, “I am excited about the changes we are making at ICG and believe they will reinforce the original mission of this elite group. We as a group believe that utilizing Mike Ginsberg and his organization will broaden our access to the best and largest industry leaders in the world today.”
ACA International is the comprehensive, knowledge-based resource for success in the credit and collection industry. Founded in 1939, ACA International brings together third-party collection agencies, law firms, asset buying companies, creditors, and vendor affiliates, representing more than 230,000 industry employees. Additionally, ACA International establishes ethical standards, produces a wide variety of products, services and publications, and articulates the value of the credit and collection industry to businesses, policymakers, and consumers. To that end, ACA International hosts three major industry conferences each year:
ACA Spring Forum & Expo: This event is perfect for industry and non-industry professionals at any level. The Spring Forum & Expo brings in experts in collections operations, healthcare and other client industries, and a full session track of all core curriculum required for the Credit and Compliance Officer (CCCO) designation.
Annual Convention & Expo (Summer): This event is one of the largest in the industry with more than 1,200 credit and collection professionals of all levels in attendance. This annual meeting serves as an opportunity to advance the industry through inspiration, conversation, and continuing education. With over 30 sessions and 90 exhibiting companies, it ensures you are the first to hear about the latest technology trends and resources to the industry.
ACA Fall Forum & Expo: This event offers attendees a convention format on a smaller scale. The Fall Forum attracts over 350 attendees and more than 20 exhibiting companies. Additionally, it provides education sessions on hot topics in performance excellence, legal and compliance certifications, and trends client industries such as healthcare.
For more information on ACA International events, go here.
RMA Canada works with its members to promote the activities of all those connected to the industry by bringing their concerns to the attention of the authoritative bodies that control day-to-day activities. The annual RMA conference, which takes place in mid-November, is a great opportunity for attendees to network in a fun and enthusiastic environment, along with attracting a quality group of speakers with extensive strengths in the industry. This conference provides attendees with a wealth of information from a very diverse and interesting array of guest speakers that are experts in the receivables management industry.
In attendance will be representatives from the major financial institutions, retailers, recovery experts, suppliers, governments, call centers and credit executives from most segments of the industry, as well as a number of attendees come from across the globe that come to participate in this one-of-a-kind event. For more information on the 2017 Receivables Management Conference, click here.
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