I just returned from our annual Vision conference, and it was a great success. This was the 30th annual event, and we played host to over 400 financial services professionals from around the globe. The program was excellent…education sessions highlighting best practices for managing credit risk, informative “hot topics” sessions around important economic trends, and guest speakers including Condoleezza Rice; former Director of the Congressional Budget Office Doug Holtz-Eakin; and Tom Brokaw. Ms. Rice was our keynote speaker, and talk about timing! She spoke on Monday morning, right after we had just heard the night before about Osama Bin Laden!
The biggest highlight was the opportunity to meet with our clients in a very informal setting. I had several conversations, gaining clients’ feedback on the products and services they use. We also brainstormed other ways Experian could help them achieve greater success in managing business credit risk. We had several networking activities designed to give our clients the opportunity to interact with their peers. There were an ongoing stream of opportunities to share information, learn how others were addressing similar problems, and head back home better prepared to face the day-to-day challenges in their businesses. Looking forward to next year’s conference scheduled for May 6th – 9th, 2012, in Phoenix. Hope to see you there!