TMA LIVE: Automotive, Stuttgart

Date & Time 11 Mar - 12 March, 2024    |   5:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
VenueMotorworld Stuttgart Region, Graf-Zeppelin-Platz 1, D-71034 Böblingen, Germany
ChapterTMA Europe

Join us 'live' at Motorworld in Stuttgart, Germany including a factory tour of Mercedes Benz.

TMA LIVE: Automotive, including a factory tour of Mercedes Benz. 

Commencing with a networking reception on Monday 11 March before a morning content-led programme and factory tour in the afternoon of Tuesday 12 March.

Registration fee gives full access to the whole programme. Places are strictly limited and early registration is advised.

The automotive sector is undergoing accelerated change due to mounting geopolitical tensions, inflationary pressures, cost-of-living challenges, energy supply uncertainties, and disruptions in trade—all profoundly impacting the industry.

Restructuring professionals must adapt and seize opportunities as the industry shifts. This hands-on programme is designed to illuminate the necessary steps for professionals to prepare for and leverage these changes effectively. Led by experts in the field, you will hear the latest industry developments, expectations and explore deep-dive, real world case studies.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact us to enquire.


An Industry in Transformation – Challenges for Automotive Suppliers from Strategic, Operational and Financial Perspectives

Be part of our session that delves into the strategic, operational and financial hurdles faced by automotive suppliers. As the industry undergoes rapid transformation – driven by electrification, new technologies and shifting competitor landscapes – suppliers find themselves at the crossroads of innovation and survival. Overcapacities in Europe, margin pressure and high (financing) costs exert additional pressures on the industry. In this dynamic environment, holistic transformation programs play a crucial role in bolstering automotive suppliers’ ability to sustain or regain competitiveness.

Ralf Winzer presents pivotal levers that have enabled numerous companies to attain operational agility and bolster financial resilience amidst challenging circumstances.

  • Ralf Winzer, Senior Managing Director, Turnaround Practice, FTI-Andersch
Knee Deep in the Hoopla: Post-Merger Integration and Further Challenges in Automotive Debtor-in-possession Proceedings

Learn more about one of the most intricate insolvency cases in the field of automotive restructuring that occurred in Germany during 2022/23.

After recently acquiring three autonomous production plants through separate insolvency proceedings, Rüster GmbH, a Tier 1 supplier for global Blue-Chip OEMs, found itself filing for debtor-in-possession proceedings in the autumn of 2022.

The case study will delve into the distinctive challenges posed by this specific case and the broader landscape of automotive restructuring. This includes navigating the complexities of commercial and operational reconciliation with the OEMs, managing the operational post-merger integration of four independent factories within insolvency proceedings, and unraveling the intricacies of prior asset deals with the former insolvency administrators.

Christian Stoffler (CRO) and Fredrik Ljungman (COO) served as managing directors during the debtor-in-possession proceedings, with Christian Schmitt appointed as the general representative.

  • Fredrik Ljungman, Partner, ANXO Management Consulting GmbH
  • Christian Stoffler, Managing Director, GL Management GmbH
  • Dr. Christian Schmitt, Lawyer, GL Gerloff Liebler Rechtsanwälte, gl-law
From Innovation to Implementation – an EPC Success Story

Join us for an insightful session featuring the success story of a market-leading Engineering and Procurement Company navigating complex challenges in securing project guarantees. Discover how they overcame financing constraints and leveraged strategic partnerships with Chiron Financial to secure requisite bonding guarantees for a €150mm contract in favour of a world-renown automotive manufacturer. Learn about their seamless pivot to utilize the off-balance sheet structure for a new €230 MM contract with another OEM. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into innovative financing solutions in the automotive production industry.

  • Johann Bösch-Sal­cedo, Director, Chiron Financial
  • Greg Bouille, MD & Head of EMEA Region, Chiron Financial
  • Roger Olivieri, Senior Counsel, Studio Palmeri

Hosted by Tyrone Courtman, Partner, RSM UK Restructuring Advisory LLP and TMA Europe President



Monday 11 March: V8 Hotel

  • 1700-1900: Networking Reception (pre-registration required)

Tuesday 12 March: Motorworld Böblingen

  • 0830: Registration and Networking
  • 0900: Welcome – Tyrone Courtman, TMA Europe President
  • 0915: Keynote: An Industry in Transformation – Challenges for Automotive Suppliers from Operational and Financial Perspectives
  • 1000: Knee Deep in the Hoopla: Post-Merger Integration and Further Challenges in Automotive Debtor-in-possession Proceedings (case study)
  • 1045: Coffee break
  • 1100: From Innovation to Implementation – an EPC Success Story (case study)
  • 1145: Lunch
  • 1230: Transfer to Mercedes Benz for factory tour
  • 1445: Transfer to V8 Hotel for Closing Reception 
  • 1600: event close

Programme is subject to change.


TMA LIVE is an innovative new event series by TMA Europe. This unique programme aims to blend virtual education with real-world immersion, fostering connections among TMA members and restructuring experts within specific industries for peer-to-peer learning and networking.

Registration: full access pass to the whole programme.

Regular registration €299 + VAT

NextGen registration (under 40) €199 + VAT


Below are hotel suggestions in the local area, with approximate distance from Motorworld. Please book your accommodation directly with the hotel of your choice. All accommodation and travel costs are the responsibility of the individual. There is no TMA room block for this event.

V8 Hotel (0.2km)

Stuttgart Marriott Hotel Sindelfingen (2.9km)

Hotel Boehler (1.8km)

Erikson Hotel (2km)

B&B HOTEL Böblingen (2km)


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