09:15| Chairman’s conference opening
Marcel Le Gouais, Managing Editor, Credit Strategy
Tony Groom, Chief Executive, K2 Partners
09:30| Current economic climate in Europe
A keynote talk discussing the current macroeconomic climate in Europe. Giving you a top economist’s perspective on what’s currently happening across European markets, which sectors and regions are likely to produce opportunities. What current political uncertainty means for your business and where the next waves of distress and uncertainty are likely to come from.
Peter Dixon, Chief Economist, Commerzbank
09:50| European economic climate: Industry discussion
Following on from the economic climate discussion, our expert
panel of investors and industry experts will discuss how they see this
translating into the market. Explaining the red fl ags they’re looking
for, the industries and regions they’re seeing opportunity in and
where they feel the pitfalls are. This is the perfect panel to ensure
your business is where it needs to be.
Tyrone Courtman, Duff and Phelps
Oliver Tomkin, Partner, Pemberton Capital
Bryan Green, Chief Executive, Tnui Capital
Tristan Nagler, Chief Executive, Aurelius
10:50| Case Study: Madoff
Howard Kennedy’s Dominic Offord give the inside line on this high profile insolvency. Taking on the human story of those who had dealt with Bernie, to the ultimately successful recovery of money to those he owedHoward Kennedy’s Dominic Offord give the inside line on this high profile insolvency. Taking on the human story of those who had dealt with Bernie, to the ultimately successful recovery of money to those he owed.
Dominic Offord, Partner, Howard Kennedy
11:20| Risk and reward: The opportunities and challenges of Insolvency Litigation
Litigation financing is an increasingly popular way to support the high cost and high risk of taking legal action in an insolvency claim. Manolete provides an introduction to the application of litigation finance in insolvency proceedings, its benefits and where and how to source it. This panel session covers the various financing options available to IPs and their lawyers and the importance of speed to financing alongside the challenges facing IPs and lawyers using external finance and other methods of funding claims. This comprehensive session provides all you need to know.
Steve Cooklin, Chief Executive, Manolete Partners
Stephen Baister, Board Director, Manolete Partners
Mena Halton, Head of Legal, Manolete Partners
13.30|Panel: Crown Preference
Our panel discuss the impact Crown Preference legislation will have on our industry. The panel will provide an introduction to the legislation, before going on to discuss how a change in the normal pecking order of distribution in fund will affect the industry and what the long term impacts could be.
Frances Coulson, Senior Partner, Head of Insolvency & Litigation, Moon Beever
Mike Deacon, Director, NACFB
Steven Chait, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
14.10| Lender relationships with the insolvency market
Following on from our Crown Preference Panel, our follow up sessions will talk on different types of security, discussing fixed and floating charges, mortgages and assignment by way of security. Giving a lender’s view on the types of charge they take.
Robert Paterson, Partner, Moon Beever
14:55| Afternoon break
15:10| Past, present and future of appraisals…
The valuation of a company’s assets underpins all financial decisions when it comes to asset-based lending, asset acquisition and corporate recovery. The accuracy of this valuation is crucial and is made up of far more than just historical sales data and curved line depreciation. Technology has made it easier to obtain data, but an appraiser’s knowledge and experience of how to interpret that data is fundamental…
Duncan Ainscough, Gordon Brothers
Neal Weekes, Gordon Brothers
Scott Fuller, Gordon Brothers
15:50| Panel: The future of retail and the high street
Our panel discuss the future of the retail market and high street in the UK. From spiralling rents, through to the changing desire for customer experiences. This session looks at where retailers can succeed and where and why retailers will fail.
Nick Taylor, Gordon Brothers
Vernon Dennis, Partner, Howard Kennedy
Jonathan Knight, Former CEO, Jamie’s Italian
Andrew Busby, Founder & CEO, Retail Reflections
Connect with corporate M&A practitioners, funders, turnaround specialists and dealmakers
Listen to the expert’s opinions, learn about case studies, and gain a comprehensive view of the market
Gain insight into the current industry climate and learn what to expect in the coming months
What does the
current European macro-economic outlook
for Europe mean for your business?
Which sectors will provide
the biggest opportunities
over the next 12 months?
What has been the key to
the most successful turnarounds
of the last few years, and what can we learn from the failures?
Present your brand to senior decision makers in the insolvency industry
Cement your company’s position at the forefront, head and shoulders above your competition
Make connections with investors, turnaround practitioners and financiers