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Agenda of the SCHUMANN Conference 2024

12 September 2024 | 10.00 a.m. - 05.00 p.m.

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Channel 2 | English Language

All presentations, interviews and panel discussions will be conducted in English on this channel.

Welcome

10.00 - 10.10 a.m.

Morning Briefing and Greeting by Evgeny Kulyushin, Managing Director and Robert Meters, Director of Global Business

Speaker
Evgeny Kulyushin

As a Managing Director Evgeny is responsible for marketing and sales. He is also responsible for the business unit Credit & Surety.

Managing Director, SCHUMANN

Evgeny Kulyushin q
Speaker
Robert Meters

Robert Meters is Director of Global Business at SCHUMANN. He studied Business Administration and International Management at the University for Economics and Management in Düsseldorf and Essen. He has been in the credit risk management industry since 1993 and has worked for leading information service providers as well as in the telecommunications industry.

He advises and takes care of customers in the automation of credit risk management for the financial services sector with excellent references in leasing, factoring, banking and trade credit insurance.

Director of Global Business, SCHUMANN

Meters Robert

Keynote Speech: Economic Framework Conditions for Credit Risk Management

10.15 - 10.40 a.m.

Economic overview and outlook on a global level.

Lecture by Janet Henry, HSBC

Speaker
Janet Henry

Janet Henry was appointed as HSBC’s Global Chief Economist in August 2015 and is responsible for all HSBC’s economic forecasts and thematic economic research output globally. She was previously HSBC’s Chief European Economist.

Much of her research has focused on globalisation – including the global determinants of local inflation – and the political and economic challenges of the post global financial crisis era, notably labour market disruption and the implications of income and wealth inequality within major advanced economies. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, her work has focused on the labour market implications, evolving inflation dynamics and policy challenges of the unprecedented recession and recovery.

Janet is a Governor of the UK’s National Institute of Economic and Social Research, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Chief Economists Community and a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank UK plc. She has given evidence to financial committees of the EU Parliament on China and UK House of Lords on Europe. Janet joined HSBC in 1996 in Hong Kong where she worked as an Asian economist in the run-up to, and aftermath of, the Asian crisis.

Global Chief Economist, HSBC

Henry Janet

Regulatory Impact on the Use of Credit Insurance

10.45 - 11.25 a.m.

Outlook on regulatory changes and their impact on the use of credit insurance.

Panel with representatives from

  • Texel
  • BNP Paribas
Speaker Carol Searle

General Counsel, Texel Finance

Searle Carol

Credit Insurance in Challenging Market Conditions

11.30 a.m. - 12.10 p.m.

Reactions of credit insurers to the permanent change in market conditions.

Panel with representatives from

  • Liberty
  • Nexus
  • Xenia
Speaker Jesse Van Cleef

Head of Multi Buyer Trade Credit Europe, Liberty Specialty Markets

Van Cleef Jesse
Moderator
Mike Holley

Mike is an innovative, entrepreneurial Chartered Director with a strong track record of creating and growing businesses across Europe, USA and emerging markets.

Mike has 39 years’ experience in trade credit and political risk insurance, as well as in trade finance. He has been at the forefront of innovation in the industry and has been active in the Dutch and German markets as well as the UK and the US. He was a founder and CEO of trade credit insurer Equinox Global Limited.

Mike’s recent activities include being a director at Nexus Trade Credit, a consultant at Charles Taylor Adjusting, a director of a motor insurance MGA; providing advice to the Irish Government on credit insurance, and acting as Deputy Chair of the London Handel Festival (of classical music).

Mike recently became a Chartered Director after studying with the Irish Institute of Directors.

Strategic Advisor, SCHUMANN

Mike Holley

Future-proof Digitalisation of Credit Insurance Underwriting

12.15 - 12.40 p.m.

Challenges and implementation of the digitalisation of credit insurance underwriting.

Lecture with Nexus


Promising Applications of AI in Receivables Finance

12.45 - 01.10 p.m.

Forward looking AI solutions in Receivables Finance.

Interview with a global customer

Speaker
Dr. Tobias Nießner

Tobias Nießner holds a PhD in Business Information Systems from the Georg-August University of Göttingen. He studied mathematics and business information systems with a focus on data science. During his PhD, he worked on risk use cases in accounts receivable management.

He joined SCHUMANN in 2023 as Product Owner to enable the product landscape with AI capabilities

Product Owner AI, SCHUMANN

Nießner Tobias Dr

01.10 - 01.30 p.m. Lunch Break


Opportunities for End-to-end Connectivity of Insurance Business Partners

01.30 - 01.55 p.m.

MGA's current ability to manage housing bonds efficiently in the current market situation.

Panel with representatives from

  • Eurocaution

Housing Bonds in the Current Market Situation

02.00 - 02.40 p.m.

Competitive advantages of end-to-end connectivity from customer to broker to underwriting as a game changer.

Panel with

  • Xenia

Efficiently Ensuring the Scaling of the Business in a Global Context

02.45 - 03.10 p.m.

Opportunities for digital implementation of an efficient global surety business.

Interview with Richard Wulff, ICISA

Speaker
Richard Wulff

After completing a master’s degree in economics, Richard Wulff started his career in 1989 as trade credit insurance underwriting manager and reinsurance director of NCM (a precursor of Atradius) in his native country, the Netherlands. He founded a reinsurance captive for the company in Ireland prior to moving on to Munich Re in Germany.

At Munich Re, he managed the non-European credit, surety and political risk reinsurance department until 2008. He then moved to India to become chief underwriting officer of HDFC-ERGO Insurance Company in India, a general lines insurance business.

Richard subsequently became group general manager, heading up the world-wide credit lines at QBE Insurance in Australia, before moving to Hong Kong in that role.

He returned to Holland in 2017 to found RW Consulting, a consultancy company for trade credit insurance, surety and political risk (re)insurance. In February 2021, Richard joined the International Credit Insurance and Surety Association (ICISA), an association with which Richard has been actively involved throughout his career in trade credit insurance, surety and political risk insurance, where he currently holds the title of executive director.

Executive Director, ICISA

Richard Wulff q

Current Opportunities in Global Receivables Finance and Factoring

03.15 - 03.55 p.m.

Receivables finance and factoring in a global context with a view to current market developments and opportunities in world regions.

Panel with representatives from

  • FCI
  • HSBC
Moderator
Robert Meters

Robert Meters is Director of Global Business at SCHUMANN. He studied Business Administration and International Management at the University for Economics and Management in Düsseldorf and Essen. He has been in the credit risk management industry since 1993 and has worked for leading information service providers as well as in the telecommunications industry.

He advises and takes care of customers in the automation of credit risk management for the financial services sector with excellent references in leasing, factoring, banking and trade credit insurance.

Director of Global Business, SCHUMANN

Meters Robert

European Market Opportunities and Framework Conditions in Leasing

04.00 - 04.25 p.m.

Outlook for European market opportunities and framework conditions in leasing and technological efficiency benefits.


Developing Emerging Leaders in the Financial Sector

04.30 - 04.55 p.m.

Support for emerging leaders in the financial sector and building blocks for the road to success.

Interview with Citibank


Closing

04.55 - 05.00 p.m.

Robert Meters, Director of Global Business, SCHUMANN


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