2016 Convention Report
The Convention has confirmed that it has become the annual event of choice within the debt recovery- and credit management industries where lawyers and debt recovery specialists can meet and network with the Executive team members of the most sought-after creditors in South Africa.
It is also regarded as the de facto platform for credit managers, lawyers and debt recovery specialists to update themselves with the latest trends in our industry; and to verify that the systems and solutions used in the South Africa comply with all relevant legislation, and meets the ever-increasing need for performance-driven debt collection.
The FutureSoft Debt Collection Convention has become the annual event of choice within the debt recovery, legal and credit management industries.
Our 7th Annual Debt Collection Convention was held on the 15th of September 2016 at Sorex Estate, In Centurion, with the aim to introduce the latest technologies and developments available to the Corporates, Attorneys and Debt Collectors and to discuss the challenges each participant in the Debt Collection Industry faces.
2016 was even bigger and better than previous years, with 288 delegates that included attendees from all over Africa in the corporate, legal and debt collection industries, and to keep our delegates updated there were 24 Exhibitors focusing on communication, payment solutions and other specialised solutions directed to assist debt collection and legal companies owners and management .
The attendees included various executives from Banks, Retail Stores, Corporate, Municipal, Law Firms, Debt Recovery Agencies, etc. It was supported by ADRA, the Council for Debt Collectors and the Law Society of South Africa.
The key-note speaker was Mike Schüssler, an economist, who has been awarded the South African economist of the year award twice. He spoke on the state of the economy and highlighted certain predictions for the near future. Also speaking was Alex Granger, also known as the “Exceptional One”, the Chief Executive Officer of The Possibility of YOU (Pty) Ltd. Alex had a profound message on leadership and what role it plays in ones business.
Furthermore we had the expert’s in the Debt Collection Industry: Ms. Angelene van der Walt from Programme Enablement Consultants (Pty) Ltd, which is the drive behind the Payment Association of South Africa project, that was launched as a collaborative effort between the South African Reserve Bank and the banking industry. The initial focus was to formulate a long-term strategy for the modernisation and development of a domestic payment system. This long term strategy included establishing a sound legal and regulatory framework within which payments could be governed and managed in an organised fashion. The project delivered the framework within which we operate a safe and sound National Payment System today. Mr Steve Symonds the Chief Technical Director of Datora SA (Pty) Ltd, presented to the delegates on data backups that also included Business Continuity and end to end Disaster Recovery services. Mr. Marius Jonker CEO of Association of Debt Recovery Agents (ADRA) updated us on the ongoing court cases and investigations regarding the emolument attachment orders (EAOs) And Mr. Peter Rafferty had an in depth discussion on all legislational changes within the different acts and the impact it will have in the debt collection industry for debt collectors and legal firms.
8th Annual Africa
Debt Collection Convention
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DATE: 14/09/2017 @ 09h00 – 16h15