DRF: IT Distributors & Resellers Credit Forum


Apr 15 2021


09:30 - 13:00


Virtual / Online


  • 09.30 Zoom opens – Network with the other members before the meeting starts. Please connect early to ensure the meeting starts promptly at 09:45 am.

  • 09.45 Welcome, Introductions & Update – Update and how the Zoom meeting will work. Martyn Brooke, Consultant Partner-Forums International Ltd.

  • 10.00 Brexit presentation & discussion – Transitional Arrangements, Pass through of goods, Tariffs, Operations in Europe – Speaker – Vassilis Akritidis, Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP.

  • 10.30 BREAK.

  • 10.35 What a Credit Manager needs to know about Crown Preference – Terms & Conditions, Retention of title, Personal Guarantees – Ian Defty – Insolvency Practitioner – Begbies Traynor.

  • 11.05 The Risk Session – One’s to Watch, Insolvency and Fraud update, Major risks – Depeka Patel, Intelligence Analyst, Graydon UK Ltd – Derek Barnett, Director, W. Denis Credit Risks Ltd.

  • 11.50 BREAK.

  • 11.55 Recruitment update – Attracting top talent, Use of social media, CV update – Ceinwen Wilson, CWC Recruitment.

  • 12.25 Roundtable discussion – Discussion around people, mindfulness, return to work – Martyn Brooke, Consultant Partner-Forums International LTD.

  • 13.00 Wrap Up & Close.




Booking Open Now:

The DRF proposition

The focus is on providing an assured benefit to members – this is different to anything you have attended before.

4 Meetings Per Year - Currently via Zoom

As we are now running the forums virtually. When we do return to Face2Face meetings there will always be an option to join the meeting Virtually


Meeting agendas are based on the requested topics from our members


Access to the secure forum archive for all past presentations and workshop notes.


Earn CPD points/hours, certified and recognised by CICM

Regular Webinar Programme

Between our quarterly meetings we also hold regular webinars covering hot topics and issues with recognised industry experts

Drop-in & Ad-hoc events

Drop-in sessions, training and awareness, roundtable discussions


Post questions and share experiences with members & other forums


Access to our Web site for all the latest news

Flexible Membership Options

Corporate Membership

Two representatives may attend per meeting

Individual Membership

Suited for small businesses, consultants, and those between job positions

Who Should Attend Our Forums

Our forums are for practicing credit professionals of all levels.

The only exception is that we do not allow suppliers to attend unless they are pre-contracted corporate partners or speakers. Our promise to you is: You will never be directly sold to when you attend a forum meeting.

Membership is not just about meetings

  • Access to INFO-Hub which gives you the facility to post questions and share experiences with “all” the other forums and their members.
  • We run regular Webinars which are free to members.
  • Also, Drop-in sessions, Roundtable debates and other ad-hoc events where members can discuss current challenges and opportunities.


Prospective members are invited to attend their first meeting free of charge

We encourage you to come along and gauge the benefits for yourself before making a commitment to join.

Speak with us about full membership options!

Attendee Feeback

Flexible Membership Options

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