Pittsburgh Annual Meeting | June 25

PITTSBURGH Annual Meeting | Pittsburgh Marriott North | June 25

NACM Connect is gathering its members in Pittsburgh, PA, at our 2024 Annual Meeting! We’ve lined up a great educational agenda and the after-education networking festivities are on us! See you on June 25th.

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

Pittsburgh Marriott North

100 Cranberry Woods Drive 

Cranberry Township, PA 16066

9:15 AM — 5:00 PM CDT

9:15 – 9:30 A.M.

Opening Remarks

Phil Lattanzio, CCE, President & COO, NACM Connect

9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

The Impact of Bankruptcies – Deeper Than You Think

James Brown, Partners Founder and Owner, BKWire.com

In the year 2023, more than 18,000 businesses filed for bankruptcy, which affected over 400,000 creditors. Such bankruptcy filings can have significant impacts on your company, and it’s crucial to be aware of the potential risks. If one of your customers files for bankruptcy, it can negatively affect your business, and the impact can even extend beyond that if your customer’s customer also files for bankruptcy. In this session, we will delve into this topic in greater detail and learn how to use data to uncover the hidden effects of bankruptcy filings on your business. It’s important to take proactive measures to safeguard your company and arm yourself with the knowledge you need to mitigate the risks and protect your business in the long run.

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10:45 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

AI and the Credit Department

Thomas Fawkes, Partner Tucker Ellis LLP

While artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for decades, there have been enormous advances in the technology over the past several years that have now made it viable for business applications, including credit. AI stands to transform the credit industry as we know it, and the benefits of AI are apparent: automation of customer onboarding and
underwriting, predictive analytics, data management, collections, and forecasting is now possible, which could in the future substantially expedite decision making and reduce credit department labor costs. There are, however, substantial risks: the technology is still developing, is still prone to errors, and cannot – at least at this time – navigate around unforeseen events and replace the experience and judgment of tenured (human) credit professionals. During this presentation, we will discuss the benefits and opportunities of integrating AI into your company’s credit function, along with the legal and business risks and challenges associated with the current AI technology.

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1:00 — 2:00 P.M.

How to Make Sound 

Credit Decisions

Phil Lattanzio, NACM Connect

In an interactive workshop, random scenarios for credit requests will be worked out by the attendees with the assistance of the panel. Join us for what promises to be a fun session that will test what you know about credit decisions while learning new ways to assess your customers’ requests

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2:15 – 3:15 P.M.

Economic Update

Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence (Virtual)

Once again we will be ending our day of learning with Chris Kuehl’s insights into the current state of the economy. Always a don’t miss, get an idea of where the economy may be heading in the months ahead.

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3:30 — 5:00 P.M.

Business Meeting and Reception