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Tips and Techniques in International Collections


Fred Sampliner, President of S.S. Sampliner & Co., a commercial collection agency in business since 1935, will be elaborating on a variety of fact patterns involving collecting debts overseas and different strategies and techniques.   The presentation will be built upon cases in which S.S. Sampliner & Co. has successfully collected and how they handled those situations in different countries.  Compliance issues when collecting internationally will also be addressed.  The points of Mr. Sampliner’s presentation include:

  • Tools of the Trade
  • Changed Rules of the Game
  • Entrepreneurial Approach
  • DARTS (Innovative and Entrepreneurial Approaches to Collecting)
  • Trade Complaints with U.S. Embassies
  • Understanding Culture of Country Collecting
  • Litigation in Foreign Countries
  • Due Diligence/Foreign Corruption Practices Act/Sanctioned Countries


Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.



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