2018 TMA Europe Annual Conference

Date & Time 7 Jun - 8 June, 2018    |   1:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
VenueAmsterdam Marriott Hotel, Netherlands

THE TURNAROUND PROFESSION OF THE FUTURE: New techniques, digital influences & disruptive technologies The 11th Annual European Conference was held in Amsterdam on 7th and 8th June 2018, attracting almost 150 international turnaround professionals from across Europe, the USA and beyond.

This year’s theme was chosen in response to feedback received last year and a thirst for understanding more about what the future of our profession might look like. With the ever-increasing pace of change we must be alert to both the opportunities and threats that we face in our day-to-day business dealings. 2018’s Conference sought to provide some of the tools and knowledge required to continue, exploring the new techniques, digital influences and disruptive technologies that will impact the future of our profession.



1300 – 1400 TMA Europe Chapter Presidents Meeting*
1415 – 1515 TMA Europe Board Meeting*
1530 – 1630 EACTP Board Meeting*
1645 – 1830 EACTP Member Event
Come and hear plans for EACTP followed by a Canal Cruise Reception
No charge to attend but pre-registration is required
1800 – 1900 NOW Diversity Event*

  • Lauren Kiraly – Entrepreneur; Operational Director, TEDxAmsterdamWomen
  • Anneliese Moritz – Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB
1900 Opening Drinks Reception**
2000 Gala Dinner**

*by invitation only
**separate registration required

0800 Registration & networking
0900 Welcome:

  • Edwin den Boer – 2018 Annual European Conference Chair | Partner, BDO Advisory
  • Milly Chow – Chair, TMA Global | Partner, Blakes

Technology, People, Culture and Change Management: The Magic Ingredients Needed to Ace Your Transformation

  • Bas Rookhuijzen MBA, Enterprise Sales Executive Google Cloud

Data Driven Service Innovation – the Holy Grail of Big Data

  • Eric van Tol, Director of Big Data Centre of Expertise at the University of Applied Science Fontys
1040 Coffee & Networking Break
1110 How Changes to the Insolvency Directive Influence Our Future

  • Carlos Ara – Senior Associate, Cuatrecasas
  • Rashmi Dubé – Managing Director, Legatus Law | TMA UK Board Director
  • Marvin Knapp – Counsel Global Transactions (Restructuring & Insolvency), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Ruben Leeuwenburgh – Partner, Insolvency, Restructuring & Corporate Law, Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh – moderator
Trends in Innovation

  • Federica Pietrogrande – Managing Director, International, Gordon Brothers
  • Christine Manders RA – Senior Director PwC Forensic Services
  • Dr Jonas Steeger – Co-Founder, Nordantech
  • Sasja Winters – Financial Risk Officer, ING – moderator
1230 Lunch in the Midtown Grill
1330 Beyond Restructuring – Building Sustainable Continuity

  • Joris Craandijk – Innovation Coach, Innovative Partners

Case study followed by an interactive roundtable discussion

Keynote: Resistance Restructured
How the need for a sustainable alternative to antibiotics led to the emergence of Dutch biotech Micreos

  • Mark Offerhaus – Founder & CEO, Micreos
  • Followed by a conversation with Dr Lukas Fecker – VP International, TMA Global | Founder & CEO, Innovation Brain
1500 Coffee & Networking Break
1530 How will AI Drive Technologies of the Future?
Blockchain, big data and cybersecurity

  • Nick Moser – Partner, Taylor Wessing
  • Sander De Bruijn – Lead Security Expert / Co-founder, ING Digital Trust
  • Leo Lans – Account Executive, Fox-IT
  • Frank Grell – Partner, Latham & Watkins – moderator
Closing Remarks

  • Kevin A Krakora, CTP – President TMA Global, Principal Debt Advisory, Restructuring, KPMG
  • Enrica Ghia – President TMA Europe | Partner, Studio Legale Ghia
  • Dr Lukas Fecker – VP International, TMA Global | Founder & CEO, Innovation Brain
1630 Champagne Networking Reception
1730 Conference Close



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