Opening Keynote

Thursday, February 8 | 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Neely Tamminga is CEO and Chief Whiteboard Artist of DISTILL. During her 20-year career on Wall Street, Neely would routinely apply seemingly imperfect and disparate data to help ground conversations about consumer behavior, the economy, and the competitive landscape for retail and e-commerce.  As an equities research analyst, she advised money managers and institutional investors as they navigated buying and selling stocks while also helping CEOs, founders and boards prepare for IPOs and life in the public spotlight.   

Neely is considered a consumer behavior expert with insights that span all relevant demographics and discretionary spending categories.  Key career awards include top sell-side analyst in The Wall Street Journal Best on the Street analyst survey in 2006 and 2011 for her coverage in broadline and apparel retailers.  In 2010, FT/Starmine ranked Neely No. 2 in Stock Picking for her 2009 coverage in Specialty Retail.  In 2009, FT/Starmine ranked Neely No. 2 Industry Estimator for her 2008 coverage in Personal Products.  In 2007, Neely was named by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as a 40 Under Forty award winner.  Neely has also received recognition by Institutional Investor magazine for her coverage in the apparel & footwear, department stores, and hardlines retailing sectors.  

Prior to launching DISTILL with her long-time business partner and friend, Kayla Wesser, Neely worked at Piper Jaffray and A.G. Edwards & Sons (now Wells Fargo).  Specialties include:  retail--specialty, department store, e-commerce, and off-price; consumer packaged goods and food retailing; beauty and personal products; furniture and home furnishings; teen and women's shopping behavior and preferences; channel dynamics in consumer products and retail; business cycle analysis; and the convergence of retail and technology.  

ABOUT DISTILL

DISTILL helps business leaders and board directors explore the unconsidered with respect to the consumer, the economy, and the competitive landscape for retail and e-commerce.  Advisory services incorporate one-on-one partnerships with CEOs to help form growth strategies through a priorities- and insights-driven process.  For boards, DISTILL is called on to serve as an independent expert for sector education.  DISTILL clients have exclusive access to DISTILL IQTM—the knowledge library of DISTILL—a collection of proprietary insights and research.      
 

ConferenceAgenda

The below is the 2018 agenda for reference only. The 2019 conference takes place February 6-8.
 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018  
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
TMA Chair's Reception*
Mozart
Wednesday, February 7, 2018  
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Operations Committee Meeting*
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Joint Executive Board/Board of Trustees Meeting*
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Chapter Presidents Council Meeting*
2:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
 
Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen LLP
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Making Connections:
First Time Attendee Reception

Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Certification Oversight Committee Meeting*
Schubert
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 
Joint Education Session with CFA:
ABCC Market Update 2018: Another Record Year -
So Now What?
5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.





 
Joint Opening Reception with CFA
Sponsored by Bradley Arant Boult Cummings,
Crystal Financial LLC, Hilco Global, 
LBC Credit Partners, Inc.,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP,
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP,
Wells Fargo Capital Finance, and
Winston & Strawn LLP
Thursday, February 8, 2018  
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen LLP
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Attendee Lounge Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Opening Keynote: Neely Tamminga
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
 
Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Soundbites from Industry Leaders
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
 
Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 
Potential Impact of Political, Labor, Tax, and
Immigration Reform on U.S. Supply of
Skilled and Unskilled Labor
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 
The Changing Landscape of Distressed Investing - 
How Investors are Adjusting to a Liquidity Rich Environment
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
 
Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 
Changing Stalking Horses Mid-Stream and Related
Issues: Risks and Strategies for the Distressed Investor

 
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
 
Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Closing Keynote: Michael Psaros
Sponsored by SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 
Distressed Martini Bar
Sponsored by Loughlin Management
Partners & Company
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Turnaround Capital Forum
Friday, February 9, 2018  
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Grab n' Go Networking Breakfast &
One-on-One Meetings

*Invite only.
Agenda subject to change.

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3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

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