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All times are in Central Standard Time (CST).

8:15 – 8:30 A.M. CST
Opening Remarks
Phil Lattanzio, CCE, President & COO, NACM Connect
8:30 – 9:30 A.M. CST
2021 ECONOMY – TURNAROUND YEAR?
Speaker: Chris Kuehl, NACM Connect Economist and Managing Director, Armada Corporate Intelligence

The pandemic crisis has shown some early signs of fading but it will still be with us for months to come and there has been considerable damage already. What can we expect from here? What sectors withstood the recession and which suffered? What changed permanently and what will likely return to norm? What do credit managers have to look forward to now? It is still a year of transition.
10 – 11 A.M. CST

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS AND THE IMPACTS ON YOUR CREDIT DEPARTMENT
Speakers: Thomas Fawkes and Brian Jackiw, Tucker Ellis; Jay Snyder, Vice President, Credit, Tech Data Corporation

Corporate combinations can create unique challenges for a credit department, from a legal, cultural, and human resources perspective. During this presentation, our panelists will discuss the impacts on a credit department resulting from both a merger/acquisition involving your company, as well as a transaction involving one or more of your customers. Among other things, the following topics will be addressed: (i) harmonizing credit department contracts and documents, as well as credit policies; (ii) ensuring that credit protections, including security interests and guarantees, are preserved and maintained post-combination; (iii) preserving culture in a credit department that has just absorbed another credit department; and (iv) using a merger transaction as an opportunity to improve the credit function.

1:00 – 2:00 P.M. CST
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO AR AUTOMATION
Speakers: Kurt Albright, Uline; Staci Cima, CCE, Huttig Building Products; Kendra Gerdes, CBA, Systems LLC

Join three of our members as they share their experiences in automating some or all of their AR and credit functions. Learn what steps they took internally to sell the idea to upper management and then to sort through the various programs now seemingly flooding the market. As always, our panelists will also be happy to answer your questions to help you get on your way.
2:15 – 3:15 P.M. CST

MANAGING A REMOTE WORKPLACE: HELLO FROM THE VIRTUAL WORLD
Panelists: Beau Hays from Hays Potter & Martin, LLP; Erica White and Devon Glenn, Ferguson Industries

In this session, our legal expert and practitioners will be available to answer questions you might have arising from the shift to work-at-home. Beau Hays from Hays Potter & Martin, LLP will field questions about the legality of electronic documents, while Erica White and Devon Glenn, Ferguson Industries, share their experiences of working remotely and how businesses have navigated the digital business world from the safety of our homes.

3:30 – 5 P.M. CST
BUSINESS MEETING AND NETWORKING EVENT