Call for Presentations

Held in February each year, the Receivables Management Association International (RMA) Annual Conference is one of the most respected and well-attended events in the receivables management industry. We invite you to share your expertise and experience.

As of January 2017, RMA expanded its Receivables Management Certification Program (RMCP) to include businesses that facilitate the sale of receivables. The Certified Receivables Broker (CRB) designation, similar to the Certified Professional Receivables Company (CPRC) designation for debt buyers, law firms, and collection agencies, was also designed to exceed the requirements of state and federal law. Recognizing brokers as an integral part of the industry is a natural progression for the RMA certification program.

In 2018, our robust education programs will feature industry experts who can engage the audience, drive vigorous discussion, and leave attendees with information and actionable steps.

Call for Presentations: Interaction and audience engagement are key!
RMA is seeking interactive, innovative, and insightful presentations from the receivables management community to build a strong educational agenda for its 21st Annual Conference. Current trends, audience engagement, and creativity should be the focus for your presentation, panel discussion, case study, or other unique session. Submissions should identify the intended audience for the education program, the type of presentation, the attendee take-away, other confirmed speakers involved, and any handouts/reference materials that will be provided.

Programming
RMA draws professionals in all areas of receivables management: debt buying companies, collection agencies, law firms, brokers, creditors, and vendors. Educational programming is designed to meet the needs of all registrants with an emphasis on providing an in-depth understanding of the laws and regulations, the latest business practices, and trends in the receivables management industry. Presentations should advance the educational process; sales pitches are not acceptable. Speakers are not permitted to distribute company promotional literature, brochures, or sales materials in any form to attendees during their session.

Preference is given for interactive presentations that are more hands-on and designed for smaller audiences, as well as programs that are centered around audience interaction. There will also be preference given to exceptional ideas to prepare our industry colleagues to be successful in the current economic, regulatory, and legislative environment. RMA will be providing education credits towards certification and CLE credit for classes fulfilling CLE requirements.

Presentation Selection
All presentation proposals received on or before Monday July 31, 2017 will be reviewed by RMA’s Education Committee. Selection for conference education will be determined based on appropriateness and interest of topic, level of content, comprehensiveness of session objectives, and expertise of presenter. RMA reserves the right to make recommendations for revisions of content within proposals or addition of speakers prior to acceptance. Participation as a presenter is by invitation only after review of the proposal. Presenters will be notified only of their acceptance by October 2, 2017.

Benefits of submitting your proposal 

  • The Annual Conference is one of the most respected and well-attended events in the industry.
  • Pre- and post-promotion to more than 3,000 employees of RMA member companies, past attendees, and prospects.
  • Access to RMA members, conference attendees, and exhibitors.
  • Recognition both pre- and post-conference as a subject matter expert.
  • Contributing to furthering the education of the industry and the RMA Receivables Management Certification Program.

Entry instructions
To be considered for a session, you need to complete the submission form in full which is located at rmaintl.org/2018Speaker. Send completed form to Michelle Wren at mwren@rmaintl.org.

Submissions due by Monday, July 31, 2017!
We look forward to reviewing your proposal and great ideas!