TMA Connect Live




TMA Connect Live: Shared Interest Video Breakout Chats
The time is NOW to make new connections, strengthen your existing relationships, and discuss hot topics, which you can do in any of the FOUR TMA Connect Live sessions offered at the TMA NOW Summit. TMA Connect Live sessions are small breakout VIDEO discussion sessions on topics such as SPACs, International Restructuring, CRO's, and Challenges in the Hospitality & Restaurant Industries. Get ready to connect. These sessions are highly interactive!


TMA Connect Live: The Great SPAC Comeback
Friday, May 21 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a company with no commercial operations that is formed strictly to raise capital through an IPO. During this lively discussion, you’ll learn how SPACs work, their advantages, and how they’re making a comeback by attracting big-name underwriters such as Goldman Sachs.  

Session Leaders:
Sasha Morozova,
Riveron
Tim StallkampConway Mackenzie


TMA Connect Live: Differences in International Restructuring Regimes 
Friday, May 21| 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CDT

In 2019, the EU introduced a new restructuring directive with the goal of encouraging restructurings rather than companies falling straight into insolvency and liquidation. Our session leaders will dive deep into this new initiative while also touching on the processes for restructuring in Austria, France, and Germany and cross-border restructuring in Europe including Chapter 11.  

Session Leaders:
Eva Ringelspacher (moderator), Restrukturierungspartner
Magdalena NitscheDORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Anja Droege GagnierBMH Avocats
Anna Zwalve, Jones Day 


TMA Connect Live: Step Into the CRO's Office
Friday, May 21 | 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT

In reorganizations, hiring a CRO may be an alternative to bankruptcy solely because the trustees may not be knowledgeable in the field of business conducted by the company. Join this session to learn from an experienced turnaround advisor about her experience serving as a CRO (in court-appointed and out-of-court cases), understand the obstacles faced by CRO's in their roles - both internally and externally, and understand the value of the CTP credential for a professional serving in the CRO or turnaround consulting role. 

Session Leaders:
Dawn Ragan, CTP
CR3 Partners, LLC
Rachael SmileyFerguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC


TMA Connect Live: What's Next for Restaurants and Hospitality 
Friday, May 21 | 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT

If you’re interested in the current state of restaurants and hospitality, then this session is for you. Our session leaders comprised of restaurateurs and strategic hospitality and development consultants will discuss what they witnessed through their own businesses and their client's businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. What major lessons did they learn? Will there be any permanent changes to how hotels and restaurants operate? Have there been any industry-wide improvements or efforts to improve the work environment for women? Tune in to find out! 

Session Leaders:
Jake LinzinmeirBespoke Concepts
Jennifer Linzinmeir, Bespoke Concepts
Anne O'Donnell, r2 advisors llc

ConferenceAgenda

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