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Taking Care of Business
Register for The 2016 TMA Annual to engage in new business and indulge in the coinciding Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
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80 percent of past attendees reported making a vital contact that advanced business goals. Attend this conference to access the full spectrum of your industry. 
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Important News & Information

Second Keynote Speaker Announced

TMA is excited to announce Andy Borowitz, Satirist, Author and Creator of The Borowitz Report will be the afternoon keynote speaker at The 2016 TMA Annual. Andy Borowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. In 2001, he created The Borowitz Report, a satirical news column that has millions of readers around the world, for which he won the first-ever National Press Club award for humor. The Borowitz Report was acquired by The New Yorker in 2012. He has published two recent best-selling books: “The 50 Funniest American Writers,” which became the first title in the history of the Library of America to make the Times best-seller list; and a memoir, “An Unexpected Twist,” a No. 1 bestseller, which Amazon named the Best Kindle Single of 2012. His Twitter feed, @BorowitzReport, has more than half a million followers and was voted the best Twitter feed of 2011 in a poll by Time. As a comedian, he has performed sold-out shows around the world and has made countless television and radio appearances, on National Public Radio, VH1, and Comedy Central, among other places. He has been called a “Swiftian satirist” (The Wall Street Journal), “America’s satire king” (The Daily Beast), “the funniest human on Twitter” (The Times), and “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS News’ ”Sunday Morning”). 

Keynote Speaker Announced

The keynote speaker for The 2016 TMA Annual will be Robert "Steve" Miller, president, CEO, and director of the Tier One automotive supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) Group. Miller most recently served as chairman of insurance giant AIG from 2010 to 2015. He is recognized for his broad operational expertise and brings years of automotive supplier and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) experience to IAC, previously serving as a board member of Federal-Mogul Corp. from 1993 to 2005 and as interim CEO during a portion of that period. He served also as chairman and CEO of Delphi Corp. from 2005 until 2006 and held the executive chairman position from January 2007 until Delphi’s Chapter 11 emergence in 2009. Miller began his automotive career in 1968 at Ford Motor Co. and after more than a decade there joined Chrysler Corp., where he worked for 13 years, eventually serving as vice chairman. While at Chrysler, all international automotive operations and non-automotive operations reported to him.  Miller is on the Board of International Automotive Components Group, S.A. and International Automotive Components Group North America, LLC, IAC Group’s parent company. He has considerable executive leadership experience, serving as a member of boards of directors in a variety of industries, such as consumer products (Coleman, Reynolds American and Kendall Jackson), financial services (US Bancorp and American International Group) and industrials (United Airlines, Syntex, Pope & Talbot, and Waste Management). He currently serves as a director of Dow Chemical; internet security software company Symantec Corp.; and global insurance conglomerate American International Group. He is also chairman of private equity firm MidOcean Partners. He is a graduate of Stanford University and received his JD from Harvard Law School and his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. In 2008, Miller authored a well-received autobiography titled “The Turnaround Kid.”    

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Tuesday, November 1

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Certification Oversight
Committee Meeting*
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Operations Committee Reception*
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. TMA Chairman's Reception*


Wednesday, November 2

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. TMA Chapter Presidents Council
9:00 a.m. - Noon Board of Trustees Meeting*
1:00 p.m. Golf Scramble**
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. TMA Certification Networking
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. TMA NOW Networking Reception
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Opening Reception on the Beach at
Disney's Yacht Club Resort 
sponsored by Gordon Brothers Group


Thursday, November 3

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
sponsored by Saul Ewing LLP
7:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
7:40 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

TMA Awards Networking
Presentation & Celebration
sponsored by Republic Financial
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. A Discussion with Steve Miller
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Networking Break
sponsored by Andrew M. Toft,
Attorney at Law
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Brexit
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  Issues & Concerns of Banks
  Operational Improvement Panel
  The Story You Haven't Heard:
Krispy Kreme
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker:
Andy Borowitz
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  Higher Education
  Retail Roundup
1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TMA Deal Room
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sponsor Roundtables
Carl Marks Advisors
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Cocktails & Cusine**
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Business Behind the Magic**
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. LGBT Reception
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
TMA NextGen Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
TMA International Networking Reception
sponsored by Gowling WLG

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Fireworks at French Island Reception
sponsored by Hilco Global

Friday, November 4

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Private Equity Outlook
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Fiduciary Gone Wild Concept
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  Digital Presence
  Disney Institute: Leadership

 Agenda subject to change.  

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