Global Business Intelligence: A Top Topic For BCCA Event


A discussion on global business intelligence conducted by the CEO for the Americas and Asia of Creditsafe Group and a credit analyst at Viacom International Media Networks has been added to the agenda for the BCCA’s 2018 Media Credit Seminar.

Matthew Debbage, CEO Americas & Asia for Creditsafe Group, and Chavonne Taylor, Credit Analyst at Viacom International/Viacom Media Networks, will tackle questions on the topic as part of the full-day event scheduled for Thursday, October 25, at the offices of Lowenstein Sandler LLP, located at 1251 Sixth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

“For media businesses conducting business internationally, collecting on accounts that aren’t regulated by U.S. business laws can become very challenging,” said Mary M. Collins, President & CEO of BCCA and MFM, the Media Financial Management Association. The presentation by Debbage, an expert on global business intelligence, and Taylor, whose role at Viacom involves addressing such challenges as getting money out of certain countries, national holidays and language barriers, will provide valuable insights on ways media companies can improve their international credit and collections practices.”

Debbage has more than 20 years of experience in international business intelligence and serves as a global expert in credit management and intelligence solutions. Before joining Creditsafe, Debbage spent five years leading product development and marketing activities at ICC Information Ltd.

Taylor has been part of the Credit Team within Order to Cash, Global Business Services at Viacom International for the past six years. She joined the organization as a Credit Associate for Viacom Media Networks in 2012 and was promoted to her current position of Credit Analyst in 2017.

Previously announced presenters for this year’s Media Credit Seminar include IAB President/COO Patrick Dolan and noted Macro Strategist and Economist Richard Hastings, who will provide the latest market analysis concerning US Metro and State Ranks and Movements.

Organized by BCCA, the media industry’s credit association, and NMCP (National Media Credit Professionals), the full-day event will conclude with a roundtable discussion moderated by Dee Stevenson, Credit & Collections Manager for Gray Television, and Linda Powell, Director of Credit & Collections for Altice Media Solutions.

In addition to the formal sessions, the event serves as an opportunity for media credit professionals and executives from across the country to come together to share ideas and best practices for the ever-changing media credit and collections function.

More information about the Media Credit Seminar may be found on BCCA’s website: