The Credit Solutions Conference partnership between Credit Connect and Aon has confirmed its final line-up for the inaugural conference which opened on Monday (7th December)

The on-demand 5-day c Credit Solutions Conference aims to help attendees build towards making 2021 a much stronger and more resilient year with the gap to viewing the content closing next Friday (11th December).

The event already has over 1000 registered attendees alongside 17 sponsors with nine live sessions featuring over 25 speakers.

The conference is designed to deliver a truly innovative experience. All sessions are tailored to provide Finance Directors, CFOs and Credit Managers with the latest insights and industry innovations in order to help them to make better decisions for next year.

The event will cover key areas forecast outlooks for 2021 with leading economists joining the debate on Brexit. The key themes of risk outlook, technology will also be debated. The agenda includes high profile speakers which include TV News presenter Declan Curry, former Rugby Union player and coach (Italian coach between 2016-19) Conor O’Shea and Justin Hughes from the Red Arrows

The agenda for the week’s live session is as follows:

  • Monday 7th December

10am – An Economic outlook for 2021 Host Declan Curry (former BBC business correspondent) puts a panel of leading economists to the challenge of predicting how 2021 will play out. The winners, the losers and the challenges businesses will face. After a year of turmoil and unprecedented change, how will the world economy react?

  • Tuesday 8th December

10am – US Election Results – What does this mean for the UK? A panel of economists to delve further into the US election results and how they could impact the UK, and the rest of the globe.

11.30am – Funding and Liquidity in 2021 A panel of experts from a variety of different funders to discuss how businesses access to funding has been affected by the pandemic and what challenges businesses face when looking for liquidity in 2021 and beyond.

13.00 – Justin Hughes: Making decisions under pressure. Justin Hughes former Red Arrows pilot talks about making decisions under pressure and how best to cope under those circumstances.

  • Wednesday 9th December

10am – Brexit discussion panel The economists come back for one final session, this one is a deep dive into the multitude of different impacts created by Brexit. As we hurtle towards December 31st how will everything play out?

11.30am Judging risk? Has businesses outlook to risk changed? COVID-19’s massive impact on supply chains and revenues have raised many questions about business planning. Our panel looks at whether the pandemic has changed the way businesses will approach risk both for credit management and holistically.

  • Thursday 10th December

10am – Technology and the world of credit management Technology has a role to play in the post-pandemic future. We look at how technology has benefitted the credit management industry and where it needs to do more.

11.30am – Welcome to the new office of the 2020s In 2020 the office died. Long live the new office, a mixture of home working and beyond. Our expert Ian Ellison looks at what an office in the year 2021 and beyond may look like.

13.00 – How Rugby tackled COVID-19 Former Ireland International Rugby Player, Conor O’Shea, speaks about the new normal and how rugby tackled COVID-19.

  • Friday 11th December Will be an opportunity to view all of the day’s previous live webinar content before the event closes off. Plus on-demand content will be available from Aon’s Insights Rooms and a variety of sponsors. A chat function across the site will also enable networking opportunities.

To reserve your space at the conference click here

Ian Leslie Head of Business Development at Aon said  “It’s safe to say 2020 has been a hard year for everyone on a business and a personal level. 2021 though brings hope, hope of a new normal or a new better, and hopes of growth. For me the key is taking advantage of those opportunities and that’s what we’ve captured throughout this conference. Our aim is to give you the information and insight to make the most of 2021.”

Colin White Founding Director at Credit Connect Media said “I am really looking forward to next week’s event and launching this exciting partnership event with Aon. We have some excellent high-profile names who will be speaking alongside commercial credit management specialists and the event is supported by some of the leading companies in commercial credit and risk management. I hope the audience fully explores the full range of content available at this unique virtual event. It’s a conference built around the end-user, allowing them to have full on-demand service.”

Speaker Atul Vadher, Transaction Manager at Gazprom said “Being a part of the Credit Solutions Conference event is an honour, in my view sharing personal knowledge, opinions and skills will help us become more agile as individuals in a world that is fast becoming automated”

Tim Vine Head of Credit Intelligence at Dun & Bradstreet said “Embracing true digital change may be easier said than done, especially when it may involve consigning legacy technologies or complex processes to history, replacing old products or abandoning major implementations that have not gone as planned.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has also highlighted the fragility of some operating models and how insurers could be negatively impacted if one of their business units’ experiences trade complications. The insurers that will lead in a post COVID-19 world are those that will use the impact of the pandemic as the opportunity to take action to embrace digital experiences, truly understand their customers, utilise automation, and future proof their operating models by investing in data and digital technologies.”

Whilst Ian Ellison Co-Founder at 3edges speaker said “2020 has been quite a ride, with huge implications for the future of work and workplace. If this isn’t on your leadership team’s radar, you should be asking why. For progressive businesses, 2021 is going to be about laying new workplace groundwork to enable future success”

The event’s 17 sponsors are Atradius, AIG,  Chubb, Coface, Credendo, Demica, Dun & Bradstreet, Euler Hermes, Hamilton Court FX, Experian, Lloyds, Markel, Nexus Trade Credit, Onguard, PwC, QBE and Tokio Marine.

The event is FREE to attend for qualifying credit professionals.


To register for the event click here.