Keynote Presentation

Women's Leadership NOW
Sponsored by FTI Consulting
Friday, May 21, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. CST

Angie Bastian, entrepreneur, co-founder, and namesake of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP, took a kernel of an idea and popped it into one of the fastest growing brands of natural popcorn. As a means for creating a college fund for their children, she and husband Dan founded their snack company in their Mankato, MN, garage in 2001. On her entrepreneurial journey from Main Street to main stage, Angie grew a garage popcorn business into a global snack food leader – from being the official kettle corn of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings to becoming an attractive private equity investment and eventually acquired by Conagra Brands.

Loved by fans as an empowered, spirited brand that represents authentic, real food, Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP delivers on the attributes of clean, transparent labeling and great taste experience. It is one of the fastest growing and most successful popcorn brands in the market today. Their gluten free, non-GMO, whole grain popcorn is now proudly sold in natural food, grocery, club, and mass retail outlets nationwide with a product presence in Canada, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and Peru.

Learn more about Angie Bastian here


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Additional information on the 2021 TMA NOW Summit agenda coming soon!

Friday, May 21 (all times in CDT)  
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Welcome Remarks
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  General Session: 

When Social (In)Justice Intersects with Restructuring: Bankruptcy Cases Involving Sexual Abuse

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Guide and Thrive Break 
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: The Great SPAC Comeback
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Differences in International Restructuring Regimes 
12:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Feed Your Soul: Networking Lunch Event sponsored by Paladin Management Group
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  Keynote Speaker Angie Bastian: Women's Leadership NOW sponsored by FTI Consulting 
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Focus on Fitness NOW Break
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Step Into the CRO's Office
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: What's Next for Restaurants and Hospitality 
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  General Session: Power Hour with Industry Titans sponsored by Gordon Brothers 
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Sapling Spritz Break sponsored by Sapling Financial Consultants 
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Joint TMA NOW / IWIRC Networking Reception sponsored by KCC LLC