Congress Speakers

  • Mark J. Dobosz

    Mark J. Dobosz

    Executive Director of National Creditors Bar Association

    Mark J. Dobosz

    Executive Director of National Creditors Bar Association
    Mark Dobosz serves as Executive Director of The National Creditors Bar Association. The bar association is dedicated to serving nearly 2,000 attorneys engaged in the practice of creditors rights law.  
     
    Mark has spent 35 years working in a variety of leadership roles and areas for not for profit organizations including development, marketing, public relations, community and government relations operations and teaching. He has served in organizations that address community needs in the areas of education, health care, small business development, disabilities, and community development. Some of these include the SCORE Foundation, Out-of-Door Academy, the Mercy Health Care System, Easter Seals, Friends School in Detroit and other independent schools.  
     
    In the area of fundraising, Mark has been responsible for starting a foundation from the ground-level, multi- million-dollar campaigns, developing new fundraising programs, sponsorship programs, as well as expanding several annual giving, planned giving and special events programs. Mark has helped raise more than $30 million for the organizations he has served.  
     
    Mark has spoken extensively throughout his career on non-profit management, leadership and fundraising at various local, regional and national conferences. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, ASAE – The Center for Association Leadership, American Marketing Association and the American Bar Association.  
     
    He is one of the contributing authors of the book “Do Your Giving While You’re Living” by Edie Fraser and Robyn Spizman, as well as the Editor and contributing author of – Business Planning Tools for Non-Profit Organizations – First and Second Editions.
     
    Mark serves on the Board of Directors for the new international Listen Learn Care Foundation and recently served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Office Depot Foundation. He has also served on the boards of several professional and non-profit organizations. He is a recipient of the CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Circle of Excellence in Fundraising Award – the Council’s highest award, as well as, a 2010 recipient of the Listen Learn and Care Award from The Office Depot Foundation for his contributions to the not-for-profit sector.
     
    In addition to an undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College, Mark holds Executive Certificates in Nonprofit Leadership and Management and, Transformational Nonprofit Leadership, from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame
  • Erwin Falkner

    Erwin Falkner

    President of FENCA

    Erwin Falkner

    President of FENCA
    Erwin Falkner holds a Diploma in Business Law with a specialization in International Law from the University for Business and Management in Essen.

    He is a native Austrian, owner and managing director of the collection company VYNTO GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and managing director of the collection service company DCG Portal B.V. in the Netherlands.

    He has over 23 years of experience in leading companies and associations in the debt collection and credit industry.

    Falkner was elected to the FENCA Board in 2015 and and became FENCA’s President in 2016.

Program Schedule

  • 15:00 - 18:30
    Registration Desk
  • 16:00 - 18:00
    FENCA Members Meeting / for associations
  • 16:00 - 18:00
    Workshop / additional fee
  • 16:00 - 18:00
    Field trip, to one of the European Institutions or Bank in Strasbourg
  • 18:30 – 19:30
    Networking Cocktail at the Hilton Hotel
  • 19:30 – 22:30
    Dinner at the Hilton Hotel
  • 22:00 - Open End
    Hilton Hotel Bar
  • 16:00 - 18:00
    Field Trip, to one of the European Institutions or Bank in Strasbourg
  • 18:30 - 19:30
    Networking Cocktail at the Hilton Hotel
  • 19:30 - 22:30
    Dinner at the Hilton Hotel
  • 22:30 - Open End
    Hilton Hotel Bar
  • 9:00 - 14:00
    Registration Desk
  • 9:30 - 10:05
    Official Congress Opening
  • 10:05 - 10:45
    FENCA´s Code of Conduct for GDPR
  • 10:45 - 11:30
    Networking coffee break
  • 11:30 - 11:50
    Keynote EU Insolvency Framework
  • 11:50 - 12:20
    EU Legislation Update
  • 12:20 - 13:00
    Money Debt Advice
  • 13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch Break
  • 14:00 - 14:15
    NPL landscape in Europe: overview from one of the big 4s
  • 14:15 - 15:00
    Round Table: Trends in Europe in the NPL market/Collection business: Creditors, Investors
  • 15:00 - 15:15
    Data Gathering 2017
  • 15:00 - 15.45
    Networking coffee break
  • 15:45 - 16:10
    The digital era: What direction is the future headed?
  • 16:10 - 16.50
    FinTech panel
  • 16:50 - 17:00
    Wrap-up the day
  • 17:30 - 18:30
    Affiliate members meeting / Beer tasting
  • 19:00 - 23:00
    Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Château de Pourtalés
  • 9:30 - 15:30
    Gourmet Discoveries in Strasbourg /Tour for accompanying people
  • 19:00 - 23:00
    Gala Dinner at the Château de pourtalés
  • 10:00 - 12:30
    Annual General Meeting
  • 12:30 - 13:30
    Lunch Break
  • 14:00 - 16:45
    Strasbourg Boat Tour / Addidional fee
  • 19:00 - 22:00
    Dinner at the Maison Kammerzell / Additional fee
  • 9:30 - 12:30
    Walking Tour Strasbourg / Tour for accompanying people / Free for delegates
  • 12:30 - 13:30
    Lunch Break
  • 14:00 - 16:45
    Strasbourg Boat Tour / Additional fee
  • 19:00 - 22:00
    Dinner at the Maison Kammerzell / Additional fee

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Registration instructions:

1. Each participant needs to make an individual registration.

2. Accompanying persons (partners & spouses) can be added through ticking the box on the right. Through their registration, they are entitled to join the dinners, field-trips and sightseeing tours on Thursday and Friday.

3. Please check the schedule above. The sightseeing programme on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning collide with the conference programme. It is not part of the official programme. They are primarly conceived for accompanying persons.

4. The sightseeing tour on Friday afternoon is specially conceived for the congress delegates, as it takes place after the end of the conference programme.

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