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Turnround Management Association Europe – Dedicated to Corporate Renewal

TMA Europe Annual Conference, Vienna, 16-17 May 2019



A highlight in the European event calendar, the Turnaround Management Association's Annual European Conference attracts over 150 international turnaround professionals from across Europe, the USA and beyond.

Previous events have attracted practitioners, lenders, lawyers, consultants, auctioneers, liquidators, appraisers, investment bankers, equity investors, workout specialists and outsourcing professionals amongst others.

1230TMA Europe Board Meeting*
1345TMA Europe Chapter Leaders Meeting*
1500EACTP Board Meeting*
1600EACTP Event
1715TMA NOW Event
hosted by Eva Ringelspacher- Restrukturierungspartner jwt GmbH & Co. KG
Nina Dohrau, Head of Department Corporate Customers, immigon portfolioabbau ag
"immigon portfolioabbau ag - making the best of winding down a bank"



Buses depart from outside The Kempinski

Pre-Conference Reception & Dinner (offsite)
The perfect way to start this year’s conference. Enjoy great local cuisine and wine, set against the backdrop of one of Vienna’s finest vineyards, Das Schreiberhaus.

Das Schreiberhaus: Rathstrasse 54, 1190 Vienna

Return buses depart the venue at 2215 and 2230 hours back to The Kempinski.

*by invitation only

0800Registration & networking


  • Bernhard Klingler, Partner, KPMG Advisory GmbH & 2019 Conference Chair
  • Scott Stuart, CEO, TMA Global & Jeffrey Hampton, President, TMA Global
0910TMA Talk with Scott Stuart, CEO, TMA Global & Guests
0930Keynote: Stefan Bruckbauer, Chief Economist, UniCredit Bank Austria
Is a long upswing coming to an end? Outlook for the economy and the financial markets in exciting times!

Panel Case Study:Agrokor
How the Croatian Giant successfully restructured

  • Fabris Perusko,  Extraordinary Commissioner, Agrokor. Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors, Fortenova Group
  • Goran Horvat, Managing Partner, KPMG Croatia
  • Simon Rowley, Director, AlixPartners
  • Leo Plank, Restructuring Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Mirna Marovic, Director, VentureXchange Ltd - moderator
1045Coffee & Networking Break

Panel: European Directive
Updates, implementation and impact

  • Tomas Richter, Of Counsel, Clifford Chance LLP Prague & External Lecturer, Charles University Prague
  • Burkhard Jung, Restrukturierungspartner jwt GmbH & Co. KG
  • Miha Zebre, Legal and Legislative Officer, Civil Law Unit of DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission
  • Petr Smutny, Partner, PwC – moderator

Panel: Cross-Border Industry Integration for Turnaround & Restructuring Deals
With complex legal, financial and cultural considerations, how do you successfully integrate a cross-border deal?

  • Tom Campbell, Partner, PJT Partners
  • Ben Browne, Director, AlixPartners
  • Simon Baskerville, Partner, Latham & Watkins
  • Federica Pietrogrande, Managing Director, Gordon Brothers
  • Ian Williams, Restructuring Advisory Director, RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP – moderator

Panel: A Deep Dive into Retail
Cross-border challenges and opportunities from the retail sector

  • Teresa Kohl, Managing Director, SSG Capital Advisors
  • Nick Taylor, Senior Managing Director, International Retail, Gordon Brothers
  • Werner Weber, Managing Director, CRO of Leder & Schuh
  • Sasja Winters, Financial Risk Officer, ING Nederland – moderator
1430Coffee & Networking Break

Panel: The Future of Turnaround
Navigating cross-generational change

  • Dr Wolfram Prusko, Restructuring Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Sara Liesker, Founder and Managing Director, Liesker Group and Ceres Legal
  • Orvin L. Kacprzyk, General Counsel, Ortelius AB
  • Scott Stuart, CEO, TMA Global – moderator

Interactive Roundtable Session
Focusing on hot topics affecting the industry, discuss and debate with your colleagues in this fast-paced session.

Choose 2 x 20 minute sessions to take part in from:

  • Pressures in the fashion industry – an insolvency perspective, hosted by Dr Christian Gerloff, Managing-Partner of GL Change-Management GmbH
  • Greece and CSE – the big turnaround opportunity – hosted by Lukas Fecker, Founder & CEO, Innovation Brain
  • Pol Vermoere, DYZO – subject to be confirmed
1545Open Networking
Take the opportunity to meet and connect informally with business colleagues in the Networking Lounge

Closing remarks:

  • Enrica Maria Ghia, Chair, TMA Europe
  • David Bryan, Incoming Chair, TMA Europe
  • Bernhard Klingler, Conference Chair
1700Champagne Reception
1800Event Close


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