Wednesday
6:00–9:00 p.m.

Networking Dinner Event

We will be dining at Peohe's Tropical Island Paradise. Located at the water's edge in the Coronado Ferry Landing, Peohe's is well-known for exceptional food, Aloha hospitality, and breathtaking views of the downtown San Diego skyline and San Diego Bay. Peohe's has been recognized in the San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll for "Best Scenic View" and "Best Ambiance".

Peohe's

Selected for "Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels" TV show from The Food Network, featuring Peohe's signature Halibut Mai'a, Pupu Platters and the Surf & Turf Sushi Roll. Peohe's is honored to be selected for Rachael's Spotlight on San Diego/Coronado!

Specializing in fresh tropical seafood dishes influenced by Pacific Rim flavors, Peohe's also boasts a superb Sushi Bar featuring innovative rolls and new wave sushi creations. In the dining room, elegant tiered seating affords a bit of privacy and allows guests to fully enjoy the view.

Thursday
8:30 a.m.–12:00

Domestic and International Economic Overview

Chris Kuehl

Year of the Dragon or the Year We're Still Draggin' - This will be a make or break year for a lot of companies as they have held on as long as they can waiting for the recovery. The early indicators hold that this year has started out strong but last year looked like that as well. What can we expect now? The issues are vexing and plentiful - Eurozone crisis, Chinese slowdown, election year follies in the US as well as France and Mexico, emergent sectors and sectors that remain moribund. Is this the year of inflation or does the recession drag on? The Year of the Black Water Dragon is always auspicious with equal parts threat and opportunity.

Dr. Kuehl promises to address “these and other cheery subjects.” A favorite Riemer Week speaker, his programs combine valuable information and deep insights with unexpected humor.

Thursday
1:00–2:15 p.m.

Credit Risk Mitigation Tools

John Molli

Credit executives can empower their companies to succeed. Risk management solutions that mitigate financial loss can be readily partnered with revenue goals and liquidity tools to deliver company growth. In addition to companies' own balance sheets, resources are available from commercial banks, capital markets, and insurers. Markets have changed. For credit executives the good news is that it can be for the better. Functional knowledge of these products and how they integrate is power, and a requirement to deliver success. Each of the product solutions mitigates risk of financial loss, but business objectives ultimately determine which product or combination of products is the best solution. This session reviews the various risk mitigation tools available to the credit community.

Thursday
1:00–2:15 p.m.

Communicating Person to Person

Kurt Weiland

"But that's not what I meant."

All too often we discover, after the fact, we haven't communicated. And we usually pay for that mis-communication. This workshop explores communication from both ends: the sender (the speaker or the writer) and the receiver (the listener or the receiver). This workshop will help you get your point across-and get things done-faster, easier, and more clearly.

Thursday
2:30–3:45 p.m.

The Illusion of a Good Deal!

Robert Day

What Are You Really Paying for Credit Card Processing? Robert Day, Managing Partner of Merchant Relief Council takes you behind the scenes and exposes the inside, trade secrets that processors use to make merchants think they are getting a good deal. Plus, he will break down the new Dick Durbin Amendment and show you how to tell if your credit card processor is one of the many that is pocketing thousands of dollars that actually belong to YOU, the merchant!

Thursday
2:30–3:45 p.m.

Ask A Lawyer

Richard Macias

A unique opportunity for a credit law "town hall." Bring your specific questions to our attorney, Richard Macias, a specialist in the field of credit law. Questions and case studies from attendees will be compiled in advance of the program, as well as questions accepted during the presentation. Topics covered will likely include: guidelines for credit refusal, anti-trust situations, security options, protecting your company from sales tax audits, status of the Red Flag Rules and updates and interesting legal rulings affecting the credit field.

Thursday
4:00–5:15 p.m.

Credit in the "E" World

Bill Creim

The internet changes credit and business everyday. This program examines how the internet and the "e" world have impacted credit, commerce and legal issues for credit professionals. Topics covered include:

  • Online Credit Applications
  • Credit Files
  • Electronic or Digital Signatures
  • Click Agreements on Web Portals
  • E-mail Communications
  • Data Encryption
  • Laws Governing E-Commerce
  • Credit Information Exchange
  • E Filings of Legal Documents and UCCs
  • B2B and other Antitrust Issues
  • Document Retention Issues
  • Security and Privacy of Electronic Data

This timely and often amusing seminar is presented by attorney Bill Creim of Creim Macias Koenig & Frey LLP. Jam–packed with important information for the credit professional, this program covers the "e" world of credit. Bill has over 30 years experience handling the wide variety of legal issues that confront a credit manager. Bill received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude with highest department honors from U.C.L.A. where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa membership, and his legal degree from the University of Southern California where he served on the editorial board of the Law Review and received Order of the Coif honors. He was named one of the "50 Most Influential People in Credit" by Credit Today. Come win a credit prize and step into the "e" world of credit.

Thursday
4:00–5:15 p.m.

The High Cost of Poor Writing

Kurt Weiland

Poor writing costs time, money and, occasionally, lives. Misunderstood directions, unfilled requests and incomplete information can all lead to serious and irreversible consequences. We need only review the series of documents that led to the Challenger disaster to confirm this. This interactive discussion explores costs, reasons and remedies for poor business writing. Participants are invited to bring examples of poor writing, especially annoying e-mails!

Thursday
6:00–9:00 p.m.

Networking Dinner Event

Yacht

We hope you will join us for a beautiful evening aboard the California Spirit Yacht. The dinner cruise combines the best of sightseeing, dining and networking. Enjoy the breath taking city views and scenic San Diego waterfront including parks, marinas, military and historic ships. Our return to the marina as night falls provides a different view - the lights of the coastline and a sky full of stars.