Top Conferences For Commercial Credit Managers 2023

Conferences offer professional development, networking and the opportunity to learn about new developments in credit tools and technology. If you’re looking for a way to continue to grow your expertise and career, here are thetop conferences for commercial credit managers and analysts to consider in 2023. 

Credit Research Foundation Forums & Expo

March 13–15, 2023 New Orleans LA (Forum) 

August 7–9, 2023 Kansas City MO (Forum & Expo)

The Credit Research Foundation Forums and Expo offer educational sessions curated by industry peers, vendor user group meetings and an Open Forum Session where attendees can discuss challenges and gather insights. 

The March 2023 event features educational sessions, personal development and peer to peer engagement. The August 2023 event also includes a service provider expo. 

The Credit Research Foundation is an independent non-profit member-based association that offers education, research, benchmarking and best practices for the Credit, Accounts Receivable and Revenue Cycle Management community. 

SBFE Annual Member Meeting

April 25–27, 2023, Denver CO

Credit providers who are members of the Small Business Financial Exchange may want to mark their calendars for the SBFE annual meeting. Attendance is free for SBFE members. SBFE members contribute commercial credit performance data to SBFE where it cannot be used for marketing purposes. They can purchase SBFE data-driven products (through SBFE Certified Vendors) for credit decisioning purposes. 

FICO World 23

May 16–20, 2023 Hollywood Florida

FICO World brings together executives, managers and analysts in various financial services decision-making roles, including credit risk collections and technology. Session tracks include Fraud Protection & Compliance, and Decision Management Innovations. 

While FICO is most well-known for its consumer credit FICO scores, it also offers a commercial credit scoring solution --  the FICO LiquidCredit Small Business Scoring Service (FICO SBSS). It is used primarily by financial institutions to assess risk in commercial credit decisions and is required for prescreening certain SBA loans. With attendees from 60 countries and 1500 attendees, FICO World promises extensive learning and networking opportunities. 

Finovate

March 13-15, 2023, London UK (Finovate Europe)

May 23 - 25, 2023 San Francisco (Finovate Spring)

September 11-13, 2023, New York NY (Finovate Fall)

Finovate is considered a leading conference for those creating or seeking innovative financial technology solutions. It includes popular demo sessions with 7 minute presentations from companies offering financial services and solutions. 

Over 2000+ senior attendees from across the fintech industry will attend the Finovate Fall 2023 conference in New York, and over 1000 will meet in London for Finovate Europe 2023. Roughly half of attendees work for financial institutions and investment management firms. Finovate isn’t directly focused on commercial credit solutions, and so it won’t be right for every commercial credit manager. But it can offer an excellent opportunity for those in senior roles to identify trends and connect with new solutions providers. 

Fintech Nexus 2023

May 10-11, 2023, New York NY 

More than 5,000 attendees and 200+ sponsors and exhibitors will converge in New York for Fintech Nexus 2023. It features leading innovators in lending, payments, and digital. If fraud is a top concern for your organization, you can also register for Fraud Fight Club, which runs alongside Fintech Nexus, and will feature its own unique roster of fraud solution providers and speakers. 

Experian Vision 2023

May 22–25, 2023 Palm Desert, CA

Experian is known for innovation in consumer and commercial credit products, and Vision 2023 is designed to bring together executives, risk managers, credit and collections professionals and fraud specialists (among others) in a variety of industries, including both consumer and business lending, among others. The focus of the conference is networking, technology and thought leadership, and past keynote speakers have included Kobe Bryant and Ashton Kutcher. 

NACM Credit Congress & Expo

June 11–14, 2023 Grapevine, TX

The National Association of Credit Management’s 127th Credit Congress & Exposition 2023 is considered the premier conference and expo for business credit and financial services conference in the US. Many credit managers and analysts put this conference on their calendar year after year. 

This year, there will be more than 60 educational sessions, including topics in credit management, international credit management, technology and credit, and more. The expo will feature exhibit booths as well as demos, mini-sessions and Q&As with exhibitors. 

The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) was founded in 1896 and its members are credit and financial executives, many of whom represent manufacturers, wholesalers, financial institutions and varied service organizations. NACM states its mission as “(positioning) business credit professionals for success while setting standards of excellence in business credit and financial management.”

Lend360

October 2–4, 2023 Atlanta GA

If online lending is part of your current or future offering, Lend360 is the conference where you can connect specifically with those in the online lending ecosystem. Educational sessions include both the consumer and business lending verticals. Over 700 attendees are expected at the 2023 event.