Professional Development


The 2019 TMA Annual has more education than ever before! We've packed the agenda with multiple engaging sessions on timely issues in turnaround and restructuring. You will have the opportunity to earn up to 5.25 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit* and 7.90 CPE credits across five content blocks.

Watch the recorded sessions from The 2019 TMA Annual, available exclusively for TMA members on Learning Link!

Wednesday, September 25

Opening Program
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet:
"Mega Trends" in the Economy

1.25 CLE / 1.5 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge

Thursday, September 26

Opening Session
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.
A Star is Born:
Finding Your Firm's Next Rock Star

0.6 CPE credits in Personnel/Human Resources

Education Session Plenary
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Under Pressure:
Crisis Communications in the Digital Age

1.0 CLE / 1.2 CPE credits in Communications and Marketing

Education Session Breakout 1
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Turnaround Strategy in Sexual Abuse-Related Restructuring Cases

1.0 Ethics CLE / 1.2 CPE (0.8 credits in Business Law, 0.4 credits in Regulatory Ethics)

Education Session Breakout 2
11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World:
Multilateral Negotiations

1.0 CLE / 1.2 CPE credits in Business Management & Organization

Keynote Luncheon with Dr. Dambisa Moyo
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
This is How We Do It
1.0 CPE credit in Economics

Education Session Breakout 1
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
ABC, Easy as 1,2,3:
ABCs vs. Bankruptcies vs. Article 9 vs. Receiverships

1.0 CLE / 1.2 CPE credits in Business Law

Education Session Breakout 2
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Welcome to the Jungle:
Music, Entertainment, and IP

1.0 CLE / 1.2 CPE credits in Business Law

Closing Program
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
We Are the World:
International/Cross Border Restructuring

1.0 CLE / 1.2 CPE credits in Business Law

NASBA CPE Registry logo

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

* Continuing Legal Education (CLE) has been accredited by authorities in Delaware, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Additional jurisdictions pending. More CLE credit information will be updated as it becomes available.


Tuesday, September 24  
9:00-11:00pm Party in the USA – Pre-Show Party co-sponsored by TMA Ohio*
Eliot's Living Room (Hilton)
RSVP required
Wednesday, September 25  
7:30-8:15am  TMA Golf Scramble Registration and Breakfast 
Canterbury Golf Club
8:15am-12:30pm  Great Balls of Fire TMA Golf Scramble at Canterbury Golf Club**
11:00am-1:00pm  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)
11:00am-1:00pm Hungry Like the Wolf Cleveland Food Tour**
West Side Market
1:00-7:30pm  Come Together Attendee Lounge Open
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer
1:00-7:30 pm Registration Open
Lakeside Foyer (Level 3)
2:15-3:00pm I Feel Good Mimosa Bar sponsored by FTI Consulting
Lakeside Foyer (Level 3)
3:00-4:30pm Main Stage: Opening Program: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet – Mega Trends in the Economy 
sponsored by KeyBank
Hope Ballroom DE
4:30-5:30pm Into the Groove First-Time Attendee Reception sponsored by Melcap Partners
Center Street A
5:30-7:30pm The House is Rockin' Opening Reception sponsored by Huntington Business Credit and Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Hope Ballroom A-C and Foyer
9:00-11:00pm Forever Young TMA NextGen Late Night**
The Corner Alley

Thursday, September 26

6:00-6:15am Born to Run TMA 5K Run/Walk Registration brought to you by Fleet Feet Cleveland
Hilton Lobby (Ontario Side) | Sponsored by Newpoint
6:15-7:15am Born to Run TMA 5K Run/Walk** brought to you by Fleet Feet Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland | Sponsored by Newpoint
8:00am-6:30pm Registration Open 
Lakeside Foyer (Level 3)
8:00am-5:00pm  Come Together Attendee Lounge 
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer 
8:00-9:00am Walking on Sunshine Networking Breakfast sponsored by Gordon Brothers
Hope Ballroom A-C & Foyer
9:00-9:15am Main Stage: We Will Rock You Opening Remarks
Hope Ballroom DE
9:15-9:45am Main Stage: A Star is Born – Finding Your Firm's Next Rockstar
Hope Ballroom DE
10:00-11:00am Main Stage: Under Pressure Plenary: Crisis Communications in the Digital Age 
Hope Ballroom DE

Education Breakout: Spotlight – Turnaround Strategy in Sexual Abuse-Related Restructuring Cases
Center Street C

Education Breakout: Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Multilateral Negotiations sponsored by Riemer & Braunstein
Center Street B


Main Stage: This Is How We Do It – Luncheon Keynote: Dr. Dambisa Moyo***
Hope Ballroom DE

Education Breakout: ABC, Easy as 1,2,3 – ABCs vs. Bankruptcies vs. Article 9 vs. Receiverships sponsored by Candlewood Partners
Center Street C

Education Breakout: Welcome to the Jungle – Music, Entertainment, and IP
Center Street B

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

Agenda subject to change. View the full agenda

*Invite only 
** Extra cost to attend 


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