About the Conference

From IMPACT to INNOVATION
The 2021 TMA Distressed Investing Conference is the leading event for networking and dealmaking in the turnaround, restructuring, and distressed investing world. Connect with deal partners, meet with capital providers, and network with the industry’s leading professionals.

With three packed days of networking, you'll start 2021 off on the right foot and position yourself for success throughout the year.



Find out how to navigate a distressed climate the likes of which few have seen in their lifetimes. Discover where the opportunities lie and make the contacts that will help you survive - and thrive over the next 12 months.

  • Schedule meetings and look up attendees with ease, making your interactions as productive as possible
  • 25+ networking sessions over three days
  • Eight professional development sessions on hot topics
  • Two keynote addresses and live speaker Q&A
  • Breakout sessions that immerse you in engaging and interactive discussions
  • Speed networking with facilitated introductions
  • Customizable agenda for maximum scheduling flexibility

 

Important News & Information

Scam Warning

TMA is aware that members are being contacted by scammers who claim to have a TMA Distressed Investing Conference attendee list or TMA member contact list available for sale. This is a common scam affecting the association community. Please do not engage with any company claiming to have use of the TMA conference or membership database; responding to these emails (even to unsubscribe) confirms to them that they have reached a valid email address.  

CTPs/CTAs Save $50 on Registration!

In a highly scrutinized profession, the Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and Certified Turnaround Analyst (CTA) designations are objective measures of the experience, knowledge, and integrity necessary to conduct corporate renewal work. We're honoring those that have taken the time to earn these accreditations with a discount! If you're a current CTP/CTA you'll receive $50 off the cost of registration. Make you check the CTP/CTA box when you complete your registration form. Questions? Please reach out to conferences@turnaround.org.

Become a #TMADIC VIP

Elevate your conference experience by becoming a 2021 TMA Distressed Investing Conference VIP! The #TMADIC VIP Experience includes complimentary VIP Attendee Gift Box, exclusive access to several networking events such as the VIP/Chair's Reception, digital VIP Badge, and additional keynote/panelist Q&A.Hurry, there's limited availability! You must sign up on or before Wednesday, February 10, 2021, in order to receive your VIP box before the conference start. Select it as an add-on when you complete your registration form. Early Bird (Dec. 5 - Jan. 22): $99 Regular (Jan. 23 - Feb. 22): $119

ConferenceAgenda

Below is a brief overview of the 2021 TMA Distressed Investing conference.

Agenda subject to change. 
*for those with VIP add-on only

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Morning IMPACT: Walking Meditation  
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge* 
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Innovation Orientation 
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Virtual Meetings + Social Media Best Practices
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Road to Recovery: Pro Bono & Non-Profit
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Mega Trends 4.0: A Fan Favorite Back By Popular Demand
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Live Innovation Lab 
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Awards Committee
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Disruption & Innovation
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Retail Road to Recovery
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Ignite Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  General Session: Tell All Secrets: Behind the Scenes at a Workout Group Near You
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Live Innovation Lab 
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Real Estate Road to Recovery 
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Distressed Investors - Unsuccessful Restructurings
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session: When the Money Train Ends - Deals and Steals Post PPP Stimulus
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session: Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Commercial Real Estate - Deals or Doom? Sponsored by Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Keynote Jesssica O. Matthews sponsored by Arch + Beam
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. VIP Live Q&A*
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. TMA NextGen Power Hour: Icebreaker Challenge 
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Diversity in Dealmaking 
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  TMA Tomorrow, Tonight! An Opening Celebration
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Morning IMPACT Activity 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge* 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Self Care & Resolutions
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  General Session: It's a Small World - An International View of Global Dealmaking
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Live Innovation Lab 
10:30 a.m.  - 11:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Subchapter V
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: TMA Connect Live: International Environment/Global Economy
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Breakout Session: Chapter 11 and Subchapter V - A means to a (Dealmaking) End or Just the End?
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Breakout Session: The Never-ending Retail Apocalypse - What’s Next?
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Keynote Ron Insana sponsored by Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  VIP Live Q&A*
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  TMA NOW Power Hour: Women that Innovate 
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  General Session: TMA Better Together Live
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: CRO War Room (Guest Speaker)
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TMA Connect Live: Chapter Presidents Council (CPC)
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Gambling & Reading People
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Pets of TMA
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  All in for INNOVATION: Casino Night
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Side Hustle Share
Thursday, February 25, 2021
(all times listed in CST)
 
8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m.  VIP Virtual Lounge*
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Morning IMPACT Activity 
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Global Capital Forum Welcome sponsored by Crystal Financial  and SSG Capital Advisors 
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. General Session: Distressed Investors sponsored by Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Live Innovation Lab
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. TMA Connect Live: "If I'm the Expert, How Can I Get My Clients to Follow My Advice?" with Elayne Greenberg 
11:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Special Guest Col. Darling
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. TMA Connect Live: Healthcare Road to Recovery
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Hospitality Road to Recovery
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Global Capital Forum - Curated Connections sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. TMA Connect Live: #TMADIC 2021 Committee
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Podcasts, Books & Apps
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Global Capital Forum - 1:1 with Exhibitors and Scheduled Appointments sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Global Capital Forum Meet Up sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors
1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Global Capital Forum - 1:1 with Exhibitors and Scheduled Appointments sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Closing Reception 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Chair's Reception (invite only)