About the Conference

Register for The 2017 TMA Annual: Disruption and Its Ripple Effect taking place October 23-25 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.
This conference will be unlike any previous TMA Annual. Attendees can expect: 
  • TED-style talks and soundbites from industry leaders focusing on the theme of "Disruption and Its Ripple Effect"
  • Texas-inspired events from bull riding at Billy Bob's Texas, to lassoing and a whiskey tasting at TMA Fest at Sundance Square
  • Attendee lists distributed in Excel including emails making it easier to facilitate on-site networking and connections
  • New and enhanced networking experiences like the ABL Forum and the TMA Cafe - everything's bigger in Texas, right?


Important News & Information

Dress Code

The dress code for the conference is business casual; however, for TMA Fest at Sundance Square and the Closing Reception at Billy Bob's Texas, attendees are encouraged to don their jeans, cowboy boots, and cowboy hats and embrace the Texas vibe! Billy Bob's Texas has a strict bag policy. No large purses or bags are allowed. 

Enhance Your Firm's Visibility

Become a sponsor of The 2017 TMA Annual today! View sponsorship opportunities and contact Kris Wolcott to discuss how your firm can get involved. She can be reached at 312-578-2047 or kwolcott@turnaround.org. 

Registration Now Open

Register for The 2017 TMA Annual conference taking place October 23-25 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Our Sponsors


Monday, October 23

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Golf Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Golf Scramble**
Sponsored by Ritchie Bros.
Noon - 7:30 p.m.
Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen LLP
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. TMA NextGen
Community Service Activity
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Certification Oversight
Committee Meeting*
2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Attendee Lounge Open
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Making Connections:
First Time Attendee Reception

Sponsored by Rust Omni
3:15 p.m - 3:30 p.m. Opening Remarks
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker:
Walter Robb, former Co-CEO,
Whole Foods

Sponsored by Conway MacKenzie
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Networking Break
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Awards Celebration
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception
Sponsored by AlixPartners,
Assessment Technologies,
CR3 Partners,
Haynes and Boone, LLP, 
Vinson & Elkins, and Winstead P.C.

Tuesday, October 24

5:30 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
TMA Annual 5k Run/Walk Registration
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
TMA 5k Run/Walk**
Sponsored by AlixPartners
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen LLP
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Attendee Lounge Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Soundbites from Industry Leaders
on Disruption & Its Ripple Effect
9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Session Re-Cap/Preview
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Retailing in the Digital Age:
State of Chaos or Pendulum Swing?
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions
A. Customer Data:
How Is it Gathered, Used,
Protected, and Transferred?

B. Alternative Lending:
The ABCs About BDCs

C. Healthcare Spotlight
Sponsored by SAK Management Services
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
A. Board Management:
Why Starting from Scratch
Isn't Always the Best Option

B. Toolbox Secrets from the
Titans of Turnaround

C. Energy Industry:
Lessons Learned? What's Next?
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. TMA Cafe Grab & Go Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ABL Forum*
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ABL Connection
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. TMA Fest at Sundance Square
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. LGBT Meet Up at Wine Thief
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. TMA Chair's Reception*
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
TMA NextGen Reception
Sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Closing Reception at
Billy Bob's Texas

Sponsored by Hilco Global

Wednesday, October 25

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Grab & Go Breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen LLP
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Chapter Presidents Meeting*
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Joint TMA Executive Board & 
Board of Trustees Meeting*

*Invite only.  **Additional fee to participate. 

Agenda subject to change.  

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Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

  • Online Reservations: Click here
  • Reservations Phone: 817-535-6664
  • Room Rate: $225 plus taxes
  • Reservation Deadline: Friday, September 29

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