International Credit Day
10/8/2019 8:00 AM PT - 12:00:00 PM PT

International business encompasses all commercial activities that take place to promote the transfer of goods, services, resources, people, ideas, and technologies across national boundaries. Conducting business overseas, multinational companies need to bridge separate national markets into one global marketplace. International business involves understanding the effects that activities have on domestic and foreign markets, countries, governments, companies, and individuals. Successful international businesses recognize the diversity of the world marketplace and are able to cope with the uncertainties and risks of doing business in a continually changing global market.

In this session, we will look at:
--- Understanding the changing global demand for credit
--- How to obtain and analyze customer info from abroad
--- Recognizing and mitigating international nonpayment risks
--- Tools and techniques for export credit management
--- Current credit conditions in overseas markets (by region)
--- Documenting the International Credit Sale: terms & conditions to increase payment protection
--- International Collections: important laws, limitations, and regulations set by the country’s government

Instructors Gary Mendell, Mabel Luen & Scott Blakeley
Gary Mendell is President of Meridian Finance Group, a company providing credit, insurance, and trade finance tools that companies use to expand their U.S. and international sales. Gary has over 40 years of experience in domestic and international sales, distribution, and finance. Gary has received the President’s “E” Award and recognition from Ex-Im Bank and the U.S. Department of Commerce for Meridian’s contributions to international trade.

Mabel Luen is Western Regional Director for International Insurance Services at Meridian Finance Group, a company providing credit, insurance, and trade finance tools that exporters use to expand their international sales. Prior to Meridian Finance Group, she was with Morgan Stanley and before that she worked in the retail and automotive industries. Mabel and her colleagues at Meridian have received the President’s “E” Award, and honors from the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. and the U.S. Department of Commerce, in recognition of Meridian’s contributions to international trade.

Scott Blakeley is a founder of Blakeley LLP, where he advises companies around the United States and Canada regarding creditors’ rights, commercial law, e-commerce and bankruptcy law. He was selected as one of the 50 most influential people in commercial credit by Credit Today. He is contributing editor for NACM’s Credit Manual of Commercial Law, contributing editor for American Bankruptcy Institute’s Manual of Reclamation Laws, and author of A History of Bankruptcy Preference Law, published by ABI, and so much more.

Event Sponsor:  NACM Commercial Services

Course Level:  I - Intermediate

CEU: 0.400
CCE: 0.400

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