Written by Gerd De Smyter
Posted on 10/04/2019

Graydon UK and Forums International sign partnership to boost quarterly industry forums

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Graydon, leading provider of business data, insights, analytics and solutions, announced today that it has signed a corporate partnership with worldwide knowledge sharing platform Forums International. The focus of the partnership will be to host and produce quarterly forums focussed on fraud prevention, credit management and risk.

  • The Fraud Prevention Network (FPN.) This is a new forum focused on those who have responsibility for combatting fraud across a range of industries.
  • IT Distributors & Resellers Credit Forum (DRF.) Graydon and Forums have recommitted to their partnership on this long established and popular forum.
  • International Telecoms Risk Forum (ITRF.) Graydon are pleased to return to this forum after an absence of a few years and look forward to playing an active role.

Each of these are designed to bring together leading names within different industry groups and provide intelligence and practical tools to a network of like-minded professionals.

Attendees can expect open discussions, presentations from industry experts and specialised workshops. Membership of the forum will also provide access to secure members’ communication channels.

The schedule of dates for the quarterly forums will be released shortly. Attendance to the first FPN is complimentary and is an opportunity for prospective companies to gauge the benefits before making a commitment to join.


Simon Blackwell, Graydon UK’s Managing Director:

“Graydon have a long-standing relationship with Forums International, going back many years through the very well established IT sector meetings, so it’s great that we are able to extend this relationship further by supporting the telecommunication forum and create a new network focussed entirely on reducing commercial fraud and financial crime. 

Both organisations are committed to facilitating the sharing of relevant and valuable insights and intelligence within communities whether it be industry sectors or functions. The overriding aim is to help organisations make more informed credit risk decisions and support them in the ongoing fight against commercial fraud and financial crime.”


Forums International Ltd, Laurie Beagle FCICM, Managing Director:

“We have worked together with Graydon for many years on the IT Distributors Forum (DRF) so we are very pleased to extend that relationship to include both the Telecoms Forum (ITRF) and the new Fraud Prevention Network (FPN) being launched on the 16th May.

We both share the same principles and objectives and know that the two teams will complement each other in the delivery of forums that provide quality benefits and true value to its members”.

About Graydon UK

With more than 130 years of experience, Graydon is a leading provider of business information, analytics and insights. Graydon helps its customers to make fast, accurate decisions, enabling them to minimise risk and identify fraud as well as optimise opportunities with their commercial relationships. To do so, Graydon uses more than 130 international databases and the information of more than 90 million companies. Graydon has offices in London, Cardiff, Amsterdam and Antwerp. Since 2016 Graydon has been part of Atradius, one of the world’s largest credit insurance companies.

About Forums International

Forums International Ltd - Forums design and delivered for Credit Professionals Worldwide...

Forums International Ltd was created to provide regular credit professional Forums to our membership. We now operate ten Forums worldwide and these forums provide opportunities for credit and finance professionals at all levels to meet and discuss key trading issues in their industry sectors.

Our Forums also enable members to share experiences and problems and, most importantly, talk about innovation and how they have secured success.

Our Forums help members share and develop best and new practices, understand trends in credit management and prepare the members for current and future business challenges.

Please visit our website to see the full range of Forums -