TMA Connect Live



TMA Connect Live: Shared Interest Video Breakout Chats Sponsored by Ritchie Bros.


Back by popular demand...TMA Connect Live!  These small breakout VIDEO discussion sessions allow you to have more in-depth discussions with members who share common interests. If you’re looking to meet new people in your niche, or professionals who have taken on similar projects, this is your chance to make those connections over things you love most. And because many TMA members say they’ve made lifelong friends at TMA events, we’re also offering some fun topics too! 


There are three distinct types of TMA Connect Live sessions:

Mini Keynote: These TMA Connect Live sessions feature one or more experts who will engage in an interactive presentation.  

Structured Conversation: These TMA Connect Live sessions involve conversations that are structured around a topic. If you see a TMA Connect Live session on a topic that interests you, add it to your schedule and show up with questions or a point of view or a story to share with other attendees!  

Open Forum: These TMA Connect Live sessions are on lighter, human interest topics.  These sessions attract a wide range of attendees and often lead to really fun, engaging discussions. Be prepared to come away with a list of books to read, new hobbies to look into, and new friends and contacts!  


Tuesday, February 23 (all times in CST)

TMA Connect Live: Tech Tips for Virtual Meetings & Social Media (9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
Open Forum

From barking dogs to baseball caps during meetings, has working from home forever changed the workplace? We’ll engage in a group chat about everything from virtual meeting dos and don’ts to the right way to use social media to build your personal brand. 

TMA Connect Live: Pro Bono Support in the Post Pandemic World (9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
Structured Conversation 

How has COVID-19 impacted your pro bono work? How do you decide where to focus your attention when there are so many areas in need of help? What challenges are you finding in supporting the nonprofit sector? The TMA Chicago/Midwest Pro Bono and Nonprofit Committee chairs will help lead this discussion and invite you to shar stories and experiences you have had helping those in need.  

TMA Connect Live: TMA Awards Winners Circle (11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Structured Conversation 

TMA Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Awards are amongst the most coveted in the restructuring industry.  You are invited to use this rare opportunity to meet with our awards committee co-chairs and hear first-hand about the rigorous process and the diligence review that goes into the gold standard of industry awards.  

TMA Connect Live: Disruption – Is the Game Stop Game Just Getting Started? (11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Structured Conversation 
Will the Subreddit Wall Street Bets or similar social-media inspired activism continue to shake the stock market? How will this type of activism affect well-loved brands on the verge of bankruptcy? Or is what’s happening with Game Stop and AMC just a fad that will fade when the fun wears off? Attend this session to discuss this new brand of social media activism and where you think the next disruption will come from.    

TMA Connect Live: Retail (11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Structured Conversation 

Retail took a beating in 2020. How will retail businesses recover and what can be done to help them along? They can start by embracing technology, such as utilizing payment systems like Klarna to drive revenue. Come prepared to discuss loyalty programs, digital testing of products, and advanced digital training systems and how technological innovations can reduce costs and drive revenue with special guest host Michael Appel, Appel Associates LLC (TMA New York City).  

TMA Connect Live: Innovation 3x5 (11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Mini Keynote 

Three speakers. Five minutes each. IGNITING INNOVATION through conversation to get you motivated and inspired. 

TMA Connect Live: Commercial Real Estate (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Structured Conversation 

How many employers will choose to offer remote work even after the pandemic ends? The shift toward a greater acceptance of remote workforces combined with an unprecedented number of businesses closing has rocked the commercial real estate sector to its core. How will the industry recover? Discuss what the future holds. 

TMA Connect Live: Distressed Investors Tell All (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) 
Structured Conversation 
Why do restructurings fail? Whether it’s in-store or online, the industry’s fate is being hashed out in court. As restructuring professionals, what are the areas you tend to stay away from vs. the ones that interest you? See what other professionals have to say and learn about the distressed investors’ point of view!  

TMA Connect Live: NextGen Power Hour (3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Open Forum 

Engage with TMA’s energized, and always-engaged, NextGen community for this virtual icebreaker challenge where you get to share and compare fun facts that create a new dimension of connection through TMA.

TMA Connect Live: Diversity in Dealmaking (4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Structured Conversation 

The issue of diversity in the corporate world has taken on increased urgency. Does diversity open more channels for deal opportunities? How do we attract a diverse mix of professionals to choose turnaround and restructuring roles when deciding on a career path? Join us for a candid conversation on one of the most critical issues the world is currently facing. 


Wednesday, February 24 (all times in CST)

TMA Connect Live: Resolutions and Self-Care (8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)
Open Forum 

Every January we all make resolutions that we TRY to keep all year long. How is yours going so far? Discuss the self-care strategies that are working for you and learn what others are trying to improve upon in 2021. 

TMA Connect Live: Subchapter V (10:15 a.m. -10:45 a.m.)
Structured Conversation 

Compare and contrast experiences with those who have been in the trenches of the world of Subchapter V, and discuss and debate what may be next for the small business restructuring solution.

TMA Connect Live: A Global Economy in Flux (10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.)
Structured Conversation 

Restructuring laws and processes are changing in much of the world.  Exchange ideas about globalization and the new dynamics on deal making and cross-border opportunities while engaging with those in-the-know from the United States, Europe, and beyond. 

TMA Connect Live: NOW Power Hour, Women Who Innovate (1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Structured Conversation 

Join  2021/2022 TMA NOW Co-Chairs  Anne O'Donnell, r2 advisors llc (TMA Rocky Mountain), and Rachel Mauceri, Robinson + Cole LLP (TMA Philadelphia/Wilmington), and other innovative women in the corporate restructuring industry for a lively and engaging discussion. Meet other TMA NOW members and share your own tales of innovation!

TMA Connect Live: CRO War Room (3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Structured Conversation 
Sponsored by Ravinia Capital
Are you a Chief Restructuring Officer? Then this is the session for you! Investment banker Tom Goldblatt, CTP, Ravinia Capital (TMA Chicago/Midwest) will facilitate this conversation where you’ll network, connect, and trade war stories with other experienced industry leaders who are on the front lines. 

TMA Connect Live: Chapter Presidents Meet Up (3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Structured Conversation 

Network with fellow TMA Chapter presidents as you discuss tips, struggles, or successes that you’ve faced during this past year. Invitation only.

TMA Connect Live: How to Read a Networking Room (4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Mini Keynote

Hold ‘em like they do in Texas! From the game table to your next networking opportunity, learn how to read a room and network like a pro. Networking, like a poker table, is about reading others. How should you insert yourself into a conversation? When is it time to move on? How should you follow up? Join Heather Morgan, Ritchie Bros. (TMA Rocky Mountain), to learn how the skills you’ve learned in table gaming can translate into reading people in a networking setting.

TMA Connect: Pets of TMA (4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Open Forum

Did you get a pet during quarantine? Are you dying to show people what your dog dressed up as for Halloween? Discuss and share all things pets with fellow furry friend lovers during this show-and-tell session.  

TMA Connect Live: Side Hustle Share (5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Open Forum 

How do you gain new skills while working full time? What are your peers doing to pick up new skills outside of working hours?  Learn what others are doing and share how you’re making the time to invest in your own personal growth. 


Thursday, February 25 (all times in CST)

TMA Connect Live: Negotiating as an Art Form (10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.)
Mini Keynote

In business, negotiation skills  are important in both informal day-to-day interactions and formal transactions. Active listening, self-awareness, and brand value are just some of areas you'll explore in this session led by Elayne Greenberg, Assistant Dean for Dispute Resolution, St. John's University School of Law. Greenberg has a breadth and depth of experience in dispute resolution and has elevated this to an art form. She is a mediator and conflict management consultant who has developed programs, educated, trained, written and lectured internationally on dispute resolution ethics, innovation and advocacy. Join this session and set yourself up for success in your next deal or negotiation situation!

TMA Connect Live: Crisis Management (11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Mini Keynote

Join Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, USMC (RET), Author of “24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker,” as he leads what is sure to be a riveting interactive discussion on crisis management, leadership, and decision making. Learn the dos and don'ts from the man was on the ground during our nation’s greatest crisis and hone your decision-making skills so that you’re prepared when it matters most.

TMA Connect Live: Healthcare (12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Structured Conversation 

COVID-19 has been an unprecedented challenge for our nation’s communities and the hospitals and health care systems that serve them. We’ll discuss which areas we think have been impacted the most as they go from response to recovery. 

TMA Connect Live: Hospitality (12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Structured Conversation 

When will the hospitality industry recover? We know there’s a long road ahead, but some leaders are optimistic, as we’re now seeing restrictions ease when it comes to corporate travel and large sporting events. What are you comfortable with? Join us for an in-depth discussion on the segment that has been hit the hardest by COVID-19. 

TMA Connect Live: #TMADIC 2021 Committee (1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.)
Open Forum

Meet the people behind the magic. During this session you’ll get to meet with the 2021 TMA DIC Planning Committee and see if being on a committee in the future is something that interests you! 

TMA Connect Live: Podcasts, Books & Apps (1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.)
Open Forum

Have you read a great book recently or listened to a podcast that you couldn’t get enough of? Share what you’re currently obsessing over and maybe you’ll walk away with a new book to read or podcast to listen to. 

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: Tech Tips for Virtual Meetings & Social Media 
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Pro Bono Support in the Post Pandemic World
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Mega Trends 4.0: A Fan Favorite Back By Popular Demand sponsored by Gordon Brothers
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Live Innovation Lab 
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: TMA Awards Winners Circle 
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Disruption – Is the Game Stop Game Just Getting Started?
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Retail 
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Innovation 3x5 
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: Commercial Real Estate 
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Distressed Investors Tell All
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: Resolutions and Self-Care
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  General Session: It's a Small World - An International View of Global Dealmaking sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Live Innovation Lab 
10:15 a.m.  - 10:45 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Subchapter V
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: TMA Connect Live: A Global Economy in Flux
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? sponsored by Bernstein Shur 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Breakout Session: The Never-ending Retail Apocalypse - What’s Next? sponsored by StrasGlobal
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 Who 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 sponsored by Ravinia Capital
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TMA Connect Live: Chapter Presidents Meet Up (invite only)
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: How to Read a Networking Room with Heather Morgan
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: Negotiating as an Art Form with Elayne Greenberg
11:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Crisis Management with Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, USMC (RET)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Global Capital Forum - Curated Connections sponsored by Crystal Financial and SSG Capital Advisors 
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. TMA Connect Live: Healthcare 
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Hospitality
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 
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Closing Reception 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Chair's Reception (invite only)