Annual European Conference 2019

Date & Time 16 May - 17 May, 2019    |   12:30 pm  -  6:00 pm
VenuePalais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna, Austria

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.

Taking Cross Border Turnaround to the Next Level

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



1230 TMA Europe Board Meeting*
1345 TMA Europe Chapter Leaders Meeting*
1500 EACTP Board Meeting*
1600 EACTP Event
1715 TMA NOW Eventhosted by Eva Ringelspacher- Restrukturierungspartner jwt GmbH & Co. KGNina 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

0800 Registration & networking
0850 Welcome:

  • Bernhard Klingler, Partner, KPMG Advisory GmbH & 2019 Conference Chair
  • Scott Stuart, CEO, TMA Global & Jeffrey Hampton, President, TMA Global
0910 TMA Talk with Scott Stuart, CEO, TMA Global & Guests
0930 Keynote: 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!
1000 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
1045 Coffee & Networking Break
1115 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
1200 Lunch
1300 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
1345 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
1430 Coffee & Networking Break
1500 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
1545 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
1545 Open Networking
Take the opportunity to meet and connect informally with business colleagues in the Networking Lounge
1630 Closing remarks:

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

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