Collections Conference (UKCCC), the Credit Services Association’s 2016 flagship event, has been named Conference of the Year by the Trade Association Forum (TAF) in its Best Practice Awards 2017.

The award judges were looking for an outstanding event which featured ‘particularly relevant and informative content specific to the audience’, as well as utilising ‘innovative technology’ and which received ‘exceptional attendee feedback’. The TAF’s Events and Sponsorship Manager described UKCCC as ‘inspiring’.

The achievement follows the positive feedback received from delegates for last year’s conference and comes as details for UKCCC 2017 are released. This year’s conference will take place on 13 & 14 September 2017 at Hilton London Wembley. “We are delighted to have won this award and be recognised for the excellence of our event,” says Colleen Magee, Head of Marketing and Events for the CSA. “We are now looking to make our 2017 event even better.

“The theme for 2017 will be one of innovation and technology. We will be looking at best practice in mitigating risk in an environment where the pace of change and developments in technology is ever-increasing,” she explains. “This will be complemented with a focus on compliance. We’ve secured keynote speakers from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).”