Chat Rooms

The IMPACT 2020 Chat Rooms are virtual daily networking chats that are open to all attendees to connect with one another and engage in free and lightly structured discussions on industry hot topics or hobbies. These chats offer a unique opportunity to connect with others when keynotes and formal education sessions are not being broadcast. Featured TMA and Annual Committee Members (along with TMA Staff) will help facilitate structured forum discussions on various areas of expertise—posing questions and keeping the discussion moving. Hot topics will be added to each day's chat schedule so you can experience the full spectrum of the turnaround and restructuring industry in a welcoming environment ripe for thought leadership, idea sharing, and personal anecdotes. You do not need to sign up in advance



Below you'll find a list of topics that will be discussed at a specific time. Feel free to pop in and out of the chat room depending on your schedule and what interests you!

September 29: Sponsored by MACCO Restructuring Group, LLC
Morning Coffee Shop Chat Rooms (8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Making Connections: Trial Members / Student Members
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Predict the Future of Turnaround and Restructuring

Afternoon Coffee Shop Chat Rooms (12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sponsor Open Hour

Spiked Coffee Shop Chat Rooms (4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hospitality 
5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Oil & Gas
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Chapter Programming 


September 30: Sponsored by Newpoint Advisors
Morning Coffee Shop Chat Rooms (8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Go the Distance: Chat with Endurance Athletes
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Retail

Afternoon Coffee Shop Chat Rooms (12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sponsor Open Hour 

Spiked Coffee Shop Chat Rooms (4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Technology
5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. What's Cookin'? Food & Hobbies
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Manufacturing 



October 1: Sponsored by Gulf Coast Business Credit

Morning Coffee Shop Chat Rooms (8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Transportation 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Healthcare

Afternoon Coffee Shop Chat Rooms (12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sponsor Open Hour 

Spiked Coffee Shop Chat Rooms (4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Picture Perfect: Photography & Inspiration
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Commercial Real Estate
 

ConferenceAgenda

Agenda subject to change - all times in CDT
 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020  
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Morning Coffee Shop Chat Rooms

Sponsored by MACCO Restructuring Group, LLC

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Daily Announcements 
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Guided Meditation Class

Sponsored by Ritchie Bros

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Session: Mega Trends 3.0               

Sponsored by Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.  VIP Access with Mega Trends 3.0 Panelists
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

TMA NOW Event 

Sponsored by AlixPartners, LLP

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

General Session: Options! Options! Options! Alternatives to Bankruptcy       

Sponsored by Sherwood Partners, Inc.

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Re-Energized Afternoon Coffee Shop Chat Rooms

Sponsored by MACCO Restructuring Group, LLC

1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.  VIP Access with Options! Options! Options! Alternatives to Bankruptcy panelists 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Education Session: Contested Issues in DIP Financing in the Uncertain World of Our New Normal

Sponsored by Riemer & Braunstein LLP

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Education Session: Managing Chaos in the Era of Loan Defaults: What Lenders and Borrowers Need to Know

Sponsored by McCarter & English, LLP

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Spiked Coffee Shop Chat Rooms

Sponsored by MACCO Restructuring Group, LLC

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  TMA 101: First-Timers and New Members Event 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Education Session: The Dark Days and Nights for the Sports Industry

Sponsored by FTI Consulting, Inc.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Education Session: Beyond the Transaction: Stories of Post-Merger Integrations

Sponsored by CohnReznick LLP

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

TMA Variety Show 

Sponsored by Ritchie Bros

Wednesday, September 30, 2020  
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

Turnaround Yoga Class 

Sponsored by Ritchie Bros

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Morning Coffee Shop Chat Rooms 

Sponsored by Newpoint Advisors Corporation

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Daily Announcements 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

General Session: They Might Be Giants: The Titans of Today and Their Lessons from Along the Way

Sponsored by Hilco Global

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.  VIP Access with They Might Be Giants: The Titans of Today and Their Lessons from Along the Way panelists 
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

TMA NextGen Event 

Sponsored by Arch + Beam

12:30 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Keynote: Mariana Mazzucato: Never Waste a Crisis: Rethinking Capitalism During COVID-19

Sponsored by Gordon Brothers

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Re-Energized Afternoon Coffee Shop Chat Rooms

Sponsored by Newpoint Advisors Corporation

1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  VIP Access with Keynote Speaker 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Education Session: Figuring Out Retail: What Was Already Bad Just Got a Lot Worse

Sponsored by Hilco Global

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Education Session: The Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education: A Schism of Debt, Endowments, and Educational Challenges, Too

Sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

TMA Awards Celebration: "Better Together Roundtable"

Sponsored by Ritchie Bros

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Spiked Coffee Shop Chat Rooms

Sponsored by Newpoint Advisors Corporation

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

The Business IMPACT of Diversity and Inclusion: Strategic Conversation Workshop

Sponsored by Burford Capital

6:00 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. VIP Access with Diversity and Inclusion Workshop panelists 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  TMA Family Feud
Thursday, October 1, 2020  
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Morning Coffee Shop Chat Rooms 

Sponsored by Gulf Coast Business Credit

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Daily Announcements 
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

Impact Fitness Class 

Sponsored by Ritchie Bros

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote: Duncan Wardle, Innovation & Creativity in a Virtual World

Sponsored by Burr & Forman, LLP

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.  VIP Access with Keynote Speaker Duncan Wardle 
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

TMA Talks: International 

Sponsored by Deloitte

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

General Session: Will the Patient Survive? The Healthcare Industry in a COVID-19 World

Sponsored by Carl Marks Advisors

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Re-Energized Afternoon Coffee Shop Chat Rooms

Sponsored by Gulf Coast Business Credit

1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. VIP Access with Will the Patient Survive? The Healthcare Industry in a COVID-19 World panelists 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Education Session: Intentions in Retention: Ethical Considerations When Being Retained in Bankruptcy Cases     

Sponsored by SM Financial Services Corporation

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Education Session: Market Liquidity and Impact

Sponsored by Deloitte

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  VIP Access 
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Spiked Coffee Shop Chat Rooms

Sponsored by Gulf Coast Business Credit

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Virtual Capital Connection + Networking Event

Sponsored by Duff & Phelps, LLC and Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

TMA 'Big Tent' Celebration

Sponsored by Ritchie Bros