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Turnaround Management Association: 2008 Annual Convention/Oct. 27-29

Turnaround Management Association: 2008 Annual Convention/Oct. 27-29

TMA 2208 Annual Convention

Monday–Wednesday, October 27–29, 2008
New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Mark your calendar for TMA’s 20th Anniversary Convention. Please continue to visit this website for updates. Convention registration will open in July 2008.  Member registration fees are $1,195 (early bird) or $1,395 (regular). Nonmember registration fees are $1,395 (early bird) or $1,595 (regular)

Celebrating the Turnaround Management, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry

Opening Keynote Speaker
General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

General Powell will open the convention on Tuesday, October 28. As one of the most respected leaders in America today, General Powell offers unsurpassed insight on leadership and his vision for tomorrow.

Day-two Opening Keynote Speaker
Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward, legendary political investigative journalist for The Washington Post, will open day two of the convention on Wednesday, October 29.  Woodward’s reputation for uncovering Washington’s untold truths and his access to top political insiders results in fascinating insights for audiences.

Closing Luncheon Speaker
Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner, author of the autobiographical book-turned-movie The Pursuit of Happyness, captivates audiences with his personal turnaround story. From supporting his son while homeless to forming his own institutional brokerage firm, Gardner’s journey to success inspires audiences to achieve their full potential.

20th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner

Don’t miss this special evening on Tuesday, October 28, as TMA celebrates 20 years of the turnaround management, restructuring and distressed investing industry. The dinner program includes:

  • TMA Hall of Fame inaugural induction ceremony. The Hall of Fame honors and preserves the names of those individuals whose outstanding contributions have increased the stature and respect of our industry. (the nominations process has closed)
  • Contribution presentation to Save the Children, an organization dedicated to turning around children’s lives, given in honor of this industry milestone
  • Presentation of the Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching awards
  • Entertainment by Emmy-award winning comedian Dana Carvey

Educational Sessions

Plenary Sessions

  • “THE IMPACT OF DISTRESSED INVESTORS UPON THE RESTRUCTURING PROCESS” Moderated by Henry Miller of Miller Buckfire and featuring (to date) Bob Dangremond, CTP, AlixPartners, and Brad Scheler, Fried Frank
  • “DISTRESSED INVESTING: HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN 2009” Moderated by Jamie Sprayregen of Goldman Sachs and featuring (to date) Ron Greenspan, FTI Consulting, and Greg Segall, Versa Capital Management
  • “ISSUES FACING BOARDS OF DIRECTORS WHEN DEALING WITH COMPANIES IN DISTRESS” Moderated by Frank Merola of Stutman, Treister & Glatt and featuring (to date) Jan Baker, Skadden; Duff Meyercord, Carl Marks Advisory Group; and Steve Miller, Delphi
  • JUDGE’S ROUNDTABLE, moderated by Hon. Barbara J. Houser of the Northern District of Texas and featuring (to date) Hon. Randall L. Dunn, District of Oregon; Hon. Robert E. Gerber, Southern District of New York; and Hon. Paul M. Glenn, Middle District of Florida.

Skill Builder Sessions

  • CAPITAL MARKETS UPDATE. Moderated by Saul Burian, Houlihan Lokey, and featuring (to date) Adrian Frankum, FTI Consulting
  • POWER NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION. Moderated by Randy Patterson, CTP, Lake Pointe Partners, and featuring Terry Coleman, Republic Financial Corporation; Robin Phelan, Haynes and Boone LLP; and Lisa Poulin, CTP, CRG Partners Group LLC
  • CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS.  Moderated by Brenda Adrian, Sitrick and Company, and featuring (to date) Mary Beaudette, Dow Jones; Natasha Labovitz, Kirkland & Ellis; and Anthony Schnelling, Bridge Associates

Community Service Project – City Park New Orleans

The heart of New Orleans, City Park offers 1,300 acres of natural attractions; children’s play areas; and sports and recreational activities. City Park not only sustained $43 million in damages from Hurricane Katrina, but staffing has gone from 260 employees to just over 30. Volunteers are essential to the rebirth of this cherished park, and TMA is pleased to be part of this recovery. TMA’s community service project at City Park will be held on Monday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Because the park’s recovery is an evolving process, TMA will know more about its specific rebuilding project as the date approaches. Examples of these worthwhile projects include restoring playgrounds, planting trees or flowers, or revitalizing some of the 22 miles of shoreline. The project and its volunteers will be recognized during the convention opening session on Tuesday, October 28.
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