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TMA Chat Rooms sponsored by MACCO Restructuring Group, LLCNewpoint Advisors, and Gulf Coast Business Credit
Tuesday, September 29 - Thursday, October 1
Morning Coffee Shop Chat Roms (8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CDT)
Afternoon Coffee Shop Chat Rooms (12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT)
Spiked Coffee Shop Chat Rooms (4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. CDT)


TMA NOW Event sponsored by AlixPartners, LLP
Tuesday, September 29, 10:30 a.m. - 11-30 a.m. CDT

TMA 101: First-Timers and New Members Event 
Tuesday, September 29, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT
This fun event is all about connecting first-timers so they can learn from each other and feel fully integrated into the TMA community and make some new connections. TMA is one of the most welcoming communities around, and we love bringing new folks into the fold! 

TMA Variety Show sponsored by Ritchie Bros.
Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT
Get ready for an hour pure entertainment! This event features female vocalist PM Collective, a magician, and a special performance by TMA Jam Band presented by David Levy with fellow TMA Chicago/Midwest members Mark Silverman, Greg Schultz, Jamie Cote, and special guest David Doyle.

TMA NextGen Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Arch + Beam
Wednesday, September 30, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT
Get out your thinking caps and get ready to virtually travel the world with our Around the World Scavenger Hunt! Groups of approximately 6-8 will be randomly selected and put into a breakout room. You’ll then work with each other to answer unusual trivia questions that lead you to discover great websites, landmarks, and museums. You’ll pick your way through galleries, search for amazing masterpieces, and earn points for uncovering humorous details, all without leaving your comfy chair.

TMA Awards Celebration: "Better Together Roundtable" sponsored by Ritchie Bros.
Wednesday, September 30, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT
In addition to recognition throughout IMPACT 2020, we're showcasing our 2020 TMA Award winners during a special TMA Awards Celebration: Better Together Roundtable. It's the perfect opportunity to get to know Individual Award winners as well as Turnaround & Transaction of the Year Award winners. Members from the 2020 Awards Committee will be at the roundtable. After announcing each award winner, they'll discuss the struggles and successes from the winning Turnaround and Transaction of the Year cases, highlighting the true meaning of #TMABetterTogether.

TMA Family Feud
Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT
Just like the game show, but TMA style! Build teams with friends old and new and get together for some good natured, competitive fun! The pressure’s on for you to score big, and this is the perfect chance to put some of those new relationships to the game-show test. 

Virtual Capital Connection & Networking Event sponsored by Duff & Phelps, LLC and Getzler Henrich & Associates
Thursday, October 1, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT
Capital providers can connect with leaders in distressed deal flow, including investment bankers and intermediaries that specialize in distressed transactions; turnaround consultants and CROs; bankruptcy attorneys; accountants; and others in a highly engaged, virtual environment. All attendees are welcome to participate. 

TMA "Big Tent" Celebration sponsored by Ritchie Bros.
Thursday, October 1, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CDT
You’ll want to get up and dance during the TMA "Big Tent" Celebration. Join TMA Members as we close out the conference with a DJ/violinist duo and a band that’ll play all your favorite rock & roll classics. We’ll also be announcing the winner of IMPACT 2020 points so make sure you stop by!

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