Credit Matters VIII - Programme

Day 1

13:00

Credit Matters VIII Registration

14:00

Hall

Discover DNA 2.5 part IThis year, Credit Matters is exploring O2C DNA. What is the supreme level of 2.5, why do we need it and how do we achieve it? Credit Matters VIII is a research project like no other and we are not coming out of the laboratory until we have answers. We all know the theories - it is time for answers and to take O2C to the highest levels excellence.

MARK HARRISON, Founder & CEO

14:15

Hall

Welcome to BrnoA formal welcome from the City of Brno.

 Bc. Tomáš Koláčný, Deputy Mayor of Brno

14:30

Hall

Economic ForecastHow will the world look in the next 12 months.
Politics, environmental issues,the recession, Brexit, trade sanctions and many other factors demand that the O2C teams are prepared to deal with an uncertain future.

VLADIMIR VANO

15:15

Hall

Creating moments of joy in a global snacks powerhouseThis fascinating story reveals how historically there was little specific focus on Working Capital until there was a need to fund future investments.
Claudia will be your guide through the Mondelez Europe Working Capital Journey - how it embraced a seismic change throughout the organization, improving cash flow and reducing costs by linking talent and technology.
There are essential lessons for us all to learn as we brace ourselves for the next recession and rising costs of borrowing.

CLAUDIA SCHOTT

16:00

SPEAKERS CLINICAn opportunity to shake hands, meet the presenters and ask those questions that couldn't be asked during the sessions.

16:00

Refreshment break

16:30

Hall

World class performance is powered by world-class talentThe Hackett Group has a vast array of research data demonstrating what is required to achieve world-class standards.

TOM BANGEMANN &BEN HARTFIELD

17:15

Hall

How great Credit Management changed my lifePeter Kelly founded Softcat in 1993 and just 25 years later the company now records a turnover in excess of GBP 1bn. As with all start ups, the early years weren't always easy. A key turning point in the company's growth came when the Credit Manager of their key supplier convinced his company to extend the credit facility allowing delivery of more material of more materials. This was a significant risk and could have gone either way. Peter's compelling story shares insights into what makes a successful entrepreneur and how experienced credit managers can change the world. After dropping out of college (North Staffs Poly in Stoke), Peter decided to travel the world, hitch-hiking around the USA to S America, around Africa and back through the Middle East. He returned to the UK to work in Sales & Training with Xerox for 7 years. When he founded Software Catalogue Ltd in 1993 (which subsequently renamed itself Softcat in 1998), Peter was adamant to do things differently… to run a company without the usual damaging politics and with excellent customer service. Although Peter has delegated the running of the business to an excellent Management team, he still has a personal responsibility for the culture. He was voted the 4th best entrepreneur in the UK by Management Today, just under Victoria Beckham....

PETER KELLY

18:00

Hall

DNA & Genetics in BrnoIt is little known but Brno is the real home of DNA. Gregor Johann Mendel, the Brno abbot who is known as ‘the father of genetics’, and his study of the laws of biological inheritance.

ONDŘEJ DOSTÁL, Ph.D

18:45

SPEAKERS CLINICAn opportunity to shake hands, meet the presenters and ask those questions that couldn't be asked during the sessions.

18:45

Wine Reception and EntertainmentA glass of wine or perhaps two?
Sample the hidden secrets of wine from Moravia.......