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ICE Group
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Wisconsin Credit Association
PO Box 510157
New Berlin WI 53151-0157

V: 262.827.2880
F: 262.827.2899



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Upcoming Meetings



Some organizations discuss exporting and the "how to's" from the broadest of perspectives.  As a result, managers get excited about the markets waiting for them and their company's products...and rightfully.  However, the factors involved in long-term success go way beyond the broad explorations of the market potential.  ICE offers the details you need to ensure success in the international marketplace.

The ICE Group helps members with key elements to be successful in the global marketplace:

  • Understanding the economic and political conditions in your markets
  • Meeting customer needs for credit terms and sales financing
  • Maximizing sales and profits by making sound business decisions
  • Networking with professionals engaged in international business.
  • ICE offers solutions & tools to realize sales & profits. Members "roll-up their sleeves" and engage with manufacturing and service industry experts to share expertise and experience. Learning and networking are key elements of the ICE Group. The ICE board of directors includes representatives from these member companies...
    • BMO Capital Markets
    • Crescendo Trade
    • GE Healthcare
    • M.E. Dey & Co Inc
    • The Vollrath Company LLC
    • Weir Minerals
    • Wells Fargo Global Banking
    • Weyco Group Inc
    • Schreiber Foods Inc
    • Johnsonville Sausage LLC
    • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

    For information on the next ICE Group meeting or if you would like complete details about membership, call Wisconsin Credit Association today, 262.827.2880. or email Dianna Rowinski.


    MARCH 25, 2015

    AM: Best Practices to Standardize Vetting Your Worldwide Partners
    Led by Louise Kern, Managing Director, GloBis

    PM: All About Credit Insurance
    Led by Mark Rickert, HCC & Erik Carlson, AIG

    Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront
    Milwaukee, WI

    Louise's presentation in the morning includes:

  • Mitigating your risk in international business, right from your own computer
  • Recognizing an email scam
  • Identifying a legitimate buyer/seller
  • What are the disclosure levels in specific countries?
  • What should I know about my business partners?
  • ...and much more!
  • Mark & Erik will cover (not all inclusive) in the afternoon:
  • Trends in underwriting standards and competition in the past three years
  • Industries that are most difficult for underwriters in medium term credits
  • Differences in underwriting domestic versus international buyers
  • What is needed to evaluate a credit request on the buyer
  • What do underwriters need to know about the supplier and how they extend credit
  • Differences in underwriting short versus long-term credits
  • "Commercial" risk versus "Political" risk
  • Explanation of waiting periods, deductibles, debt instruments, cancelable limits, sources for insurance and guarantees and their comparative cost
  • ...and much more!

  • Click here for meeting details.

    Click here to register.

    Click here for a list of attendees registered to date.


    March, 2015
    Location to be determined
    Best Practices to Standardize Vetting Your Worldwide Partners





    Wisconsin Credit Association in partnership with Euler Hermes, can handle recovery of your debt ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD on cases large or small!

    • Global coverage with collection operations in over 50 locations worldwide.
    • Online services allowing electronic claims filing, account status, and database access monitored in our proprietary risk database.
    • 200,000 debt collections handled in 130 countries
    • AA- financial rating by Standard & Poor's and A+ by A.M. Best Company.
    Call Wisconsin Credit Association with any questions, 262.827.2880. Click here for more information.

    To view a copy of the ICE GROUP RULES & PROCEDURES, click here.



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