Conference Agenda

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Tuesday, September 24    
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.    Party in the USA Pre-Show Party co-sponsored by TMA Ohio*
Eliot's Living Room (Hilton)  
RSVP required 
Wednesday, September 25    
6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.   Transportation Loading for Golf 
Hilton Lobby (Ontario side)
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.    TMA Golf Scramble Registration and Breakfast 
Canterbury Golf Club
8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Great Balls of Fire TMA Golf Scramble at Canterbury Golf Club** 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – Inaugural TMA NOW and IWIRC Lunch and Fireside Chat with the Judges**
Nuevo Cleveland | Sponsored by 50 Words LLC
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Hungry Like the Wolf Cleveland Food Tour**
West Side Market
1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.    Registration Open sponsored by Hahn & Hessen
Lakeside Foyer (Level 3)
1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.    Come Together Attendee Lounge Open
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.    Eye of the Tiger Certification Oversight Committee Meeting* 
Center Street A
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Jukebox Hero Chapter Presidents Council Meeting*
Center Street BC
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

I Feel Good Mimosa Bar sponsored by FTI Consulting
Lakeside Foyer (Level 3)

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   Main Stage: Opening ProgramYou Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet – Mega Trends in the Economy sponsored by KeyBank
Hope Ballroom DE
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.   Into the Groove First-Time Attendee Reception sponsored by MelCap Partners
Center Street A
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   The House Is Rockin' Opening Reception sponsored by Huntington Business Credit and Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.   Forever Young TMA NextGen Late Night**
The Corner Alley 
Thursday, September 26    
6:00 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.   Born to Run TMA 5K Run/Walk Registration brought to you by Fleet Feet Cleveland
Hilton Lobby (Ontario Side) | Sponsored by Newpoint Advisors
6:15 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.    Born to Run TMA 5K Run/Walk** sponsored by Newpoint Advisors Corporation 
Downtown Cleveland 
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.   Registration Open sponsored by Hahn & Hessen
Lakeside Foyer (Level 3)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    Come Together Attendee Lounge 
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.   Walking on Sunshine Networking Breakfast sponsored by Gordon Brothers
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.   Main Stage: We Will Rock You Opening Remarks
Hope Ballroom DE
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.   Main Stage: A Star is Born  Finding Your Firm's Next Rockstar
Hope Ballroom DE
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Call Me Maybe Networking Break sponsored by Gordon Brothers
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   Main Stage: Plenary Under Pressure – Crisis Communications in the Digital Age 
Hope Ballroom DE
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.   Crazy for You Networking Break sponsored by Gordon Brothers
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   

Education Breakout: Spotlight  Turnaround Strategy in Sexual Abuse-Related Restructuring Cases sponsored by Omni Agent Solutions
Center Street C

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Education Breakout: Everybody Wants to Rule the World  Multilateral Negotiations sponsored by Riemer & Braunstein
Center Street B
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.   Main Stage: This Is How We Do It – Luncheon Keynote: Dr. Dambisa Moyo***
Hope Ballroom DE
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Education Breakout: ABC, Easy as 1,2,3 – ABCs vs. Bankruptcies vs. Article 9 vs. Receiverships sponsored by Candlewood Partners
Center Street C

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Education Breakout: Welcome to the Jungle – Music, Entertainment, and IP
Center Street B
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.   Call on Me Networking Break sponsored by Gordon Brothers 
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.   Main Stage: Closing Program: We Are the World – International/Cross-Border Restructuring sponsored by Bennett Jones LLP
Hope Ballroom DE
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    Just What I Needed Moscow Mule Bar sponsored by Ashby & Geddes
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Celebrate! LGBT Reception 
Eliot's Bar
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.    We Are the Champions Chair's Reception* 
Eliot's Living Room
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.    Transportation Loading for Closing Reception sponsored by Ritchie Bros.
Hilton Lobby (Ontario Side)
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.    Final Countdown Closing Reception at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame sponsored by Ritchie Bros.****
9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.   Encore Performance: Pump Up the Jam TMA After Dark sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Upper Level/Patio)
Friday, September 27    
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Grab n' Go Breakfast and 1:1 Meetings 
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   When I Ruled the World Joint TMA Executive Board/Board of Trustees Meeting*
Center Street BC

Agenda subject to change. Conflicting events are prohibited during The TMA Annual conference hours.

*Invite only
** Extra cost to attend 
***TMA Individual Award recipients to be honored
****TMA Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Award recipients to be honored



Due to a record-breaking number of registered attendees, the room blocks at The Westin Cleveland Downtown and The Hilton Cleveland Downtown are sold out. The following hotels are nearby and have availability during The Annual. We apologize for any inconvenience! 

Double Tree Hilton
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade

The Hilton Cleveland Downtown - SOLD OUT

The Hilton Cleveland Downtown
100 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 413-5000