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ICM plans schedule of regional events for 2010 in place of annual event

15 June 2009

The Institute of Credit Management (ICM) has announced that instead of its 2010 credit management conference and exhibition, it is planning a series of regional events to reach out to its members over the course of next year.

The ICM took the decision on Thursday primarily based on the continued economic downturn, and feedback from its members that time is a premium during these testing times. Director General, Philip King, expects the break in events to be temporary, but believes that it is important to recognise the pressure that credit professionals are under: “While our annual conference and exhibition is always well received as an excellent opportunity for credit professionals from across the country to meet in one venue, the ICM has taken the hard decision, recognising that it does require a significant investment both in time and money. In its place we believe that we can better serve our members by going to them and holding smaller regional events.”

One important event that will still go ahead in 2010 is the icm10 Awards dinner, which will take place in London on March 16 2010. Philip continued: “This event is now an established date in the credit management calendar, as it acknowledges and rewards the hard work and achievements of individuals, teams and businesses working in this increasingly complex and demanding profession.”