Credmark Botswana, a credit management and training consulting firm will host the second National Credit Convention (NCC), under the theme “An in-depth look into the Environmental and Economic factors affecting credit in Botswana.”
The conference, to be held at the Botswana Bureau of Standard (BOBS) conference centre on March 18 this year, is expected to attract members of the Credit and Risk fraternity in Botswana.
In an interview with The Sunday Standard, the Chief Executive Officer of Credmark Botswana, Nkosi Mwaba, said the annual one-day event held in association with local enterprise leaders, in both the private and public sector, will see participants sharing their insights and exchange knowledge on issues surrounding credit.
This conference will discuss issues like the Global Credit crunch and try and explain why it is an issue. Other topics to be covered include: Understanding the effects of Inflation, Understanding the effects of fluctuating interest rates, Sharing of credit information, Risk factors to consider when granting credit, Consumer credit, Credit assessment (Business to Business), Collection scoring as well as Credit insurance.
A panel of experts who will be discussing these topics comprises of banking and financial experts, credit bureau, retail and trade credit representatives, legal practitioners, economic experts, credit management experts as well as private sector representatives.
According to Mwaba, this is a must attend conference for credit managers, risk analysts, finance managers, credit controllers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, financial constants and public sector officials.
“We are privileged to be able to form an integral part in the growth and development of the credit industry in Botswana as well as adding value to its professionals and players through the acquisition of critical knowledge and sharing of information,” Mwaba said. “NCC 2007, held under the theme “Empowering the Credit Profession” and featured over 100 delegates from companies and departments across the country, was a phenomenal success. We are looking forward to yet another exciting and thought provoking programme this year.”