ACA International chief executive officer Pat Morris reiterated three reasons why collection industry executives should participate in the organization’s 2016 Washington Insights Conference, which had to be adjusted due to a revised congressional schedule released by new leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives.
While the date has changed to April 20 and 21, Morris maintained that the event is an exclusive opportunity for ACA members to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill.
At this year’s Washington Insights Conference, Morris pointed out ACA members will have the unique opportunity to meet leading members of Congress, as well as officials from regulatory agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.
“ACA is working tirelessly to make Congress and federal regulators understand the complex credit and collection industry and the vital role it plays in the U.S. economy,” Morris said. ” Now is the perfect time for industry leaders to make their voices heard in Washington.”
Morris then pinpointed three other reasons why is attending this meeting so important
1. You will be empowered by real information and insight. Attending this meeting will ensure that you are informed about what is coming for our industry. You will learn about the latest changes and the actions being considered by federal regulators. You will get the very latest information right from the source.
2. Your voice will be heard. We are not powerless against these agencies — the CFPB, FCC, FTC, and others — and it is important for representatives of these agencies to hear directly from credit and collection professionals. They need and want to hear real-life examples of how their past actions have impacted your employees, business, and those consumers from whom you are attempting to collect. Your input will enable your elected representatives to understand what changes they can make to fix the problems with our current debt collection laws.
3. You will help your business. You will have a chance to meet and hear from leading members of Congress and industry-leading lobbyists on TCPA and other regulatory issues. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and dive deep into how you can best be prepared to meet the demands your business will face in 2016 and beyond.
The Washington Insights Conference also will feature renowned journalist Bob Woodward as the keynote speaker. Registration for this event is now open on ACA’s Washington Insights website.