KANSAS Annual Meeting | May 11

Kansas Annual Meeting | Kansas City, May 11

NACM Connect is gathering its members in Kansas City, at our 2023 Annual Meeting! We’ve lined up a great educational agenda and the after-education networking festivities are on us! See you on May 11th.

For more information please contact Lillian Novak at lillian.novak@nacmconnect.org.

Marriott Kansas City Overland Park
10800 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66210

9:00 AM — 5 PM CST

9:15 – 9:30 A.M.

Opening Remarks

Lillian Novak, CGA, Chief Communications Officer, NACM Connect

9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Cases Under Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code: Benefits and Pitfalls for Trade Creditors

Tom Fawkes, Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP

New Subchapter V was added to the Bankruptcy Code in 2020 to create a more efficient and economical process for small business debtors to reorganize. But the benefits to a subchapter V debtor come at a cost to trade creditors. While subchapter V makes it easier for small business debtors, it also impacts the rights that creditors have versus a traditional chapter 11. In this session, our presenter will explain and analyze various aspects of the new subchapter V, including eligibility requirements, differences from a traditional chapter 11 case, the impact of Subchapter V on trade creditors, and how Subchapter V has worked out thus far.

10:45 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Navigating Ships In Your Professional Voyage

Chris Birdwell, Credit Strategies Manager, Pioneer Balloon Company

Today’s session is sure to become interactive and will delve into the nuances of Managership, Leadership, Relationships, Partnerships, Mentorship, and Comradeship’s found to be critical in today’s credit business climate. With our lives being engulfed in social media, it is important to refine soft skills. This session will provide the tools necessary to effectively communicate with all generations and levels of corporate hierarchy, mitigating the potential for conflicts while maximizing communication strategies and self branding.

1:00 — 2:00 PM

Roundtable: The Art and Science of Staffing Your Credit Team

Nicole Argard, Credit Manager, RoadBuilders Machinery & Supply Co. and Angela Ore, Credit Manager, Ash Grove Materials Corporation

Finding and retaining talent for your credit department is becoming more and more of a challenge for many companies. Is telecommuting becoming a help or a hindrance? What about other post-pandemic employee demands? In this roundtable we will share your frustrations and successes and learn some tricks of the trade from our experts.

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Economic Update

Chris Kuehl, Aramada Corporate Intelligence

NACM Connect’s members’ favorite economist will be sharing his insights into the current state of the economy. Where are we on inflation? Employment? Interest rates? Bank failures? As always, Chris will be adding his twist of humor to this all important subject.

3:30 — 5:00 PM

Business Meeting and Networking Event