January 16-18th, 2019

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
Miami, Florida

 

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IACC's Convention brings together commercial collection agency executives, attorneys, law lists and vendors for a dynamic conference that features cutting edge sessions presented by industry leaders as well as an abundant amount of peer-to-peer networking. The value of the ideas exchanged in IACC's open and welcoming atmosphere is worth the price of attendance! 


Keynote Speaker: Coach Dave Wannstedt

“Building and Maintaining a Winning Team or Business”

Coach Wannstedt is the former head coach of the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins and is currently an NFL and college football analyst for FOX Sports. He will share his insights on coaching to win in life and business.

See the agenda tab for details on other session topics.


IACC Special Event @ The Blue Martini

One of the most exciting aspects of IACC Convention’s move to Downtown Miami is the legendary Miami nightlife. This year, the IACC special event will take you to the Blue Martini – known as the hottest, upscale night club in the area. We will enjoy dining, drinks and live music at this unique and trendy venue – made all the more fun because you will share the adventure with your IACC friends and colleagues! The cost of this event is included with your full convention registration. Guest tickets may be purchased separately.


New Location this Year!

We are very excited to be moving the convention to the heart of downtown Miami this year to the beautiful JW Marriott Marquis. Downtown Miami is Miami’s bustling epicenter, packed with gleaming skyscrapers, sweeping bay views, and hidden places to explore. Shopping, dining and entertainment options abound!

We look forward to seeing you in Miami!


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Agenda

Exhibitor Set Up

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Session Details

Registration

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Session Details

Opening Reception & Network with Exhibitors

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Session Details

Awards Program/President's Opening Celebration

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Session Details

Hospitality Suite

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Session Details

Emerging Leaders Coffee Connection

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Session Details

Registration

7:45 AM - 4:00 PM Session Details

Continental Breakfast & Network with Exhibitors

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Session Details

Welcome & IACC Annual Business Meeting

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Session Details

HR Challenges in the #MeToo Era

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Session Details

#MeToo is changing the way we interact both socially and professionally. Harassment is on the forefront of the social media movement making mainstream media headlines. What does this mean for your company? How should you be responding with training, policies and procedures? This session will explore the business response to this social movement.

Diamond Sponsor 1 Presentation

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Session Details

Exhibitor/Sponsor Showcase

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM Session Details

Morning Break & Network with Exhibitors

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Session Details

Keynote: Building and Maintaining a Winning Team or Business

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session Details

Coach Wannsedt is the former head coach of the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins and is currently an NFL and college football analyst for FOX Sports. He will share his insights on coaching to win in life and business.

Diamond Sponsor 2 Presentation

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM Session Details

Attendee & International Lunch & Network with Exhibitors

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM Session Details

GDPR Update: Status Report from Europe and Impact on U.S. Agencies

1:10 PM - 1:55 PM Session Details

This session will review any new developments on GDPR compliance. The panel will also discuss steps their firms took to become compliant.

Diamond Sponsor 3 Presentation

1:55 PM - 2:05 PM Session Details

Exhibitor/Sponsor Showcase

2:05 PM - 2:20 PM Session Details

State of the Industry: Regulatory Update - CFPB, TCPA and More

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM Session Details

ACA serves its members through education, advocacy and offering products and services, all aimed at #helpingmemberssucceed. This session will update IACC members on what ACA is doing to advance the interests of its members and will focus on advocacy efforts in Washington D.C. and various states, current areas of concern and what is being done about them.

Afternoon Break & Network with Exhibitors

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Session Details

Who Am I...and Why Do I Need You!?

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Session Details

The climate of credit granting and collecting is transforming and evolving daily. The speed of business today, coupled with the transformation and evolution of credit granting (and collecting), requires business partners and expertise to solve complex problems quickly and dynamically. Join Jay as he discusses the issues facing credit grantors today…and tomorrow, to learn how you can become a valuable partner and resource in our ever-changing market place.

IACC Special Event @ The Blue Martini

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Session Details

One of the most exciting aspects of IACC Convention’s move to Downtown Miami is the legendary Miami nightlife. This year, the IACC special event will take you to the Blue Martini – known as the hottest, upscale night club in the area. We will enjoy dining, drinks and live music at this unique and trendy venue – made all the more fun because you will share the adventure with your IACC friends and colleagues! The cost of this event is included with your full convention registration. Guest tickets may be purchased separately.

Continental Breakfast & Network with Exhibitors

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Session Details

Social Media in the Collection World - Marketing, Skiptracing, Collecting and Beyond

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Session Details

Chris, Tim and John will discuss the value of social media in collections – both as an investigative tool and a medium through which collection activity may take place. We will also discuss the value of social media as a marketing tool and how social media fits in a modern marketing and sales strategy. Finally, we will discuss the pitfalls of social media in both collection and marketing.

Exhibitor Tear Down

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Session Details

Exhibitor/Sponsor Showcase

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Session Details

Hot Topics in the Commercial Collection Industry

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Session Details

An annual highlight of the IACC Convention, Hot Topics is one of the most anticipated sessions each year. This is your opportunity to share, learn and debate with your peers about industry challenges, best practices and the most ingenious ideas that are revolutionizing commercial collections. This is a "can't miss" interactive session!

Sessions

HR Challenges in the #MeToo Era

#MeToo is changing the way we interact both socially and professionally. Harassment is on the forefront of the social media movement making mainstream media headlines. What does this mean for your company? How should you be responding with training, policies and procedures? This session will explore the business response to this social movement.

Session Details

Keynote: Building and Maintaining a Winning Team or Business

Coach Wannsedt is the former head coach of the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins and is currently an NFL and college football analyst for FOX Sports. He will share his insights on coaching to win in life and business.

Session Details

GDPR Update: Status Report from Europe and Impact on U.S. Agencies

This session will review any new developments on GDPR compliance. The panel will also discuss steps their firms took to become compliant.

Session Details

State of the Industry: Regulatory Update - CFPB, TCPA and More

ACA serves its members through education, advocacy and offering products and services, all aimed at #helpingmemberssucceed. This session will update IACC members on what ACA is doing to advance the interests of its members and will focus on advocacy efforts in Washington D.C. and various states, current areas of concern and what is being done about them.

Session Details

Who Am I...and Why Do I Need You!?

The climate of credit granting and collecting is transforming and evolving daily. The speed of business today, coupled with the transformation and evolution of credit granting (and collecting), requires business partners and expertise to solve complex problems quickly and dynamically. Join Jay as he discusses the issues facing credit grantors today…and tomorrow, to learn how you can become a valuable partner and resource in our ever-changing market place.

Session Details

Social Media in the Collection World - Marketing, Skiptracing, Collecting and Beyond

Chris, Tim and John will discuss the value of social media in collections – both as an investigative tool and a medium through which collection activity may take place. We will also discuss the value of social media as a marketing tool and how social media fits in a modern marketing and sales strategy. Finally, we will discuss the pitfalls of social media in both collection and marketing.

Session Details

Hot Topics in the Commercial Collection Industry

An annual highlight of the IACC Convention, Hot Topics is one of the most anticipated sessions each year. This is your opportunity to share, learn and debate with your peers about industry challenges, best practices and the most ingenious ideas that are revolutionizing commercial collections. This is a "can't miss" interactive session!

Session Details

Speakers

John Chotkowski

Vice President - General Collection Manager
Commercial Collector Corp. of NY
Tonawanda, NY

Presenter Details

Greg Cohen

President & CEO
Caine & Weiner
Sherman Oaks, CA

Presenter Details

Erwin Falkner

Owner, Managing Director
VYNTO GmbH & Co. KG
Munich, Germany

Presenter Details

Randy Frazee

President
BARR Credit Services, Inc
Tucson, AZ

Presenter Details

Bill Mann

Partner/CFO
Joseph, Mann & Creed
Twinsburg, OH

Presenter Details

Mark Neeb

CEO
ACA International
Minneapolis, MN

Presenter Details

Christopher Pona

Manager, Business Development
American Lawyers Quarterly
Cleveland, OH

Presenter Details

Jay Snyder

Vice President of Credit - Americas
Tech Data Corporation
Clearwater, FL

Presenter Details

Robert Tharnish

Senior Vice President, Attorney Network Services
ABC - Amega Inc.
Buffalo, NY

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Timothy Wan Esq.

CEO
Smith, Carroad, Levy, Wan & Parikh
Commack, NY

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Dave Wannstedt

Football Analyst/Former NFL Coach

Presenter Details

Hotel

JW Marriott Marquis Miami

JW Marriott Marquis Miami infuses sophistication, design, art, fashion and technology into a diverse landscape of business, meeting and pleasure travel pursuits. Located in the heart of downtown Miami, close to the city’s exciting Wynwood Art District, the new Frost Science Museum, the Perez Art Museum and the world-renowned Miami Design District, JW Marriott Marquis Miami has become the arts and culture hotel in the middle of it all. Right at the gateway of the Brickell Financial District and a short drive from South Beach the hotel is perfectly placed in Miami’s epicenter. The hotel’s blend of sleek and modern design boasts 313 stunning guest rooms with state-of-the-art technology. Famed chef Daniel Boulud's new Mediterranean style restaurant Boulud Sud is a delicious destination for lunch or dinner. Relax and unwind by our stainless steel sky pool and indulge yourself at Enliven Spa.Venue Details

Sponsors

Sponsor Benefits

  • Attendee registration lists three weeks before and after convention.
  • Recognition in promotional emails and on the event website.
  • Signage with logo.
  • Recognition from the podium.
  • Opportunity for 1-2 minutes of podium time in front of group between sessions. Must confirm participation by Dec. 14, 2018.
  • Logo placement and listing in mobile app and a mention in the convention review issue of the IACC newsletter, Scope.
  • Additional benefits customized based on the item chosen.

To become a sponsor, email Ivy Plagge at plagge@commercialcollector.com or call (952) 925-0760.

To download the Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus, click here.

To be announced.

Exhibitors

Tabletop Exhibits – $895
Includes one complimentary exhibit registration, one 6’ skirted table and two chairs. Floor displays will be allowed. Also includes attendee list and 1-2 minutes podium time.
 

One Complimentary Exhibit Registrant
Includes sessions, meal functions and the Special Event.
 

Additional Exhibit Registrants - $650 each
Includes sessions, meal functions and the Special Event.

To become an exhibitor, email Ivy Plagge at plagge@commercialcollector.com or call (952) 925-0760.

To download the Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus, click here.

To be announced.

Explore This Exciting City!

Miami is a beautiful city with tons of local attractions, an especially vibrant nightlife, and a surprisingly diverse set of cuisines. To fully take advantage of this wonderful city, here are our top recommendations for you.

Dining

Miami offers some of the best Cuban and Peruvian food in the US, as well as fresh, delicious seafood!  With diverse food options across the city, here are some staples you have to try!  Vegans and vegetarians, scroll down for our top picks of Miami’s many vegan restaurants!

Vaca Frita

Literally translated as "fried cow," vaca frita is a Cuban specialty that features "beef shredded and marinated in lime and then cooked until it’s crispy. It is often served with a mountain of sautéed onions and wedge of lime so you can squeeze it on top to taste, and usually with rice and beans."

La Rosa |  Havana Harry's |  Old's Havana

Aji de Gallina (Chili Pepper Chicken)

A Peruvian specialty, this dish features chicken "unlike any you’ve ever had before."  Served with a creamy yellow sauce and rice, this is a must-eat Miami staple.

Suviche |  Mr. & Mrs. Bun |  Aromas del Peru

Ceviche

Love seafood?  You'll love this Peruvian dish, which features fresh fish marinated in citrus juices.  The flavor will depend on what fish you get and which spices and juices it's marinated in.  You won't want to miss this!

Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar |  Ceviche Town |  CVI.CHE 105   |  La Mar

Stone Crab

I mean, c'mon. Fresh stone crab? Melted butter? What more do you need? Miami offers some of the best seafood in the country, and stone crab is one of their most lauded meals.

Joe's Stone Crab   |  Truluck's  |  Monty's

Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options

Despite being a seafood center, Miami also has many restaurants that cater to vegan/vegetarian diets, with delicious options in a variety of styles.

Plant Miami   |  Full Bloom Gourmet Vegan Cuisine   |  GLAM Vegan   

Shopping

Miami has everything you need to shop 'till you drop.  For a look into luxury (and possible celebrity spotting), make sure to visit Bal Harbour Shops.  If you find yourself near Miami Beach, peruse around indoor and outdoor shopping at Lincoln Road Mall.  For the more artsy folks, there's the beautiful Miami Design District, full of shops and visual spectacles to pique your interest.

Nightlife

If dancing is your forté, Miami is certainly the place for you.  Check out some of the iconic clubs, such as Club Space, Basement, and E11even.  For some possible celebrity spotting, check out Miami's most famous club, LIV Miami.

If live music is more your scene, Miami has plenty of options.  The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater is one of Miami's hottest music venues.  If you're looking for a more laid-back music atmosphere, The Wynwood Yard hosts a variety of genres, with food trucks to boot!  If you want to rock out in a smaller venue, Las Rosas is your destination.

The Options are Endless

  • For animal lovers, be sure to check out Zoo Miami, Jungle Island, and Miami Seaquarium!
  • For art and history lovers, take a visit to the Coral Castle Museum, built by hand (!) by the mysterious Edward Leedskalnin. How he completed this attraction is still unknown!
  • Art lovers rejoice! The Wynwood Wall offers a look at some of the most spectacular graffiti in the USA.
  • Architecture buffs would be remiss to skip the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a sprawling mansion on the sea.  
  • For another shopping endeavor, why not check out Bayside Marketplace? One of the most popular tourist spots in Miami, this beautiful indoor/outdoor shopping center is located on the beach!
  • For nature lovers, just a short drive from Miami is the sprawling Everglades National Park! Check out Florida's unique flora and fauna while admiring the beauty of the Everglade system.

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