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Credit Risk Management, SMEs and Family Firms

Credit Risk Management, SMEs and Family Firms

Professor Panikkos Poutziouris, Rector and Professor in Entrepreneurship and Family Business at UCLan Cyprus will be one of the speakers in the upcoming “Credit Risk Management Forum” which is being organized by Infocredit Group on 25 September 2019 at The Landmark Nicosia.

In his presentation “Doing Business with SMEs and Family Firms – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, Panikkos Poutziouris will shed light on how owner-managers prefer to finance their growth and expound the additional layers of risk that the owner-managed family business model carries. Despite their proliferation, SMEs and family firms are often classified as risky businesses, as only one in ten firms reach the third generation of family ownership-management. In addition to the business and financial risks which may arise, there are often non-financial risks that relate to the interwoven family-ownership-management subsystems, governance and succession complications.

Mr. Poutziouris is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business as well as Rector at UCLan Cyprus and Fellow of the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He has been leading educational, training, research and consultancy initiatives for family business owner-managers-entrepreneurs in cooperation with many stakeholders e.g. European Commission, OECD, UNDP, HRDA-Cyprus Chambers, Future Generation–Egypt, Institute for Family Business-UK, UBS Wealth Management, Tilney Fund Management, NatWest Bank, Coop Bank, BDO Stoy Hayward, KPMG, Grant Thornton, PWC etc.  He is an active Fellow of the Family Firm Institute and former President of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy.

Τhe “Credit Risk Management Forum” will take place on 25 September 2019, 08:30-13:30, at The Landmark Nicosia (former Hilton Cyprus).

Additionally, the topics of the conference are as follows:

⦁ Credit Risk Management and Best Practices
⦁ Artificial Intelligence in Credit Rating Modelling
⦁ Credit Insurance: The Safe Road to Growth
⦁ What Are the Numbers Saying?
⦁ Legal Environment Surrounding Credit Risk and Legal Updates Regarding the Companies Law 
⦁ Alternative Sources of Working Capital Financing in Cyprus
⦁ Key Tips Relating to Credit Risk Management in Export Trade

The Forum is addressed to executives of the largest companies in Cyprus, specifically:

• Managing Directors and General Managers
• Financial Managers and Treasury Managers
• Credit Managers, Accounting Managers and Credit Analysts/Controllers
• Collection Officers, Supervisors and Managers

The Forum is also addressed to any other executive responsible to assess credit risk and manage commercial credit.

For further information and registration, please click here.

Organizer: Infocredit Group, Gold Sponsor: Euler Hermes Hellas, Silver Sponsors: Eurivex Trade Finance, First Cyprus Credit Bureau (FCCB), FlexFin Ltd, Stylianos N. Christoforou & Co. LLC, Supporters: The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), Cyprus Fiduciary Association (CYFA), Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB), UCLan Cyprus, Coordinator: IMH, Media Sponsors: INBusiness Magazine, Gold Magazine

For further information and enquiries, contact us at +357 22505555 or by email at


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