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Friday 27 November 2015  |  TMA Europe  |

Bookings Now Open for TMA Europe's Second London Round Table 

TMA Europe's groundbreaking series of financial services Round Table debates continues with a second event in London in the new year.
Bookings are now being taken for the London Round Table on Thursday, 28 January, which will see senior figures from different disciplines within the sector coming together for a joint discussion on key banking trends and policy.
It follows the first very successful Round Table debate held in London earlier this year which saw four expert speakers discussing how London can continue to build opportunities in post-AQR Europe.
There have also been well-received Round Tables in Milan, Madrid, and Frankfurt during the first year of the series.
At all events, hand-picked speakers give a short speech to share their insight from the perspective of their own discipline. Each speaker then hosts a table, with the debate continuing over dinner.
The next London Round Table will focus on The Single Resolution Mechanism in Europe, with topics due to be debated including will AQR lead to resolutions, investment opportunities pre- and post-resolution, and what will the regulator do to make resolutions work for value creation and stability.

It will take place at Lutyens Private Members Club on Fleet Street starting at 6:30pm with networking drinks.
For full details or to book your place, click here or for more information email [email protected]
TMA Europe's Eastern European conference comes to Prague
TMA Europe will be staging its third Eastern European conference in the spring in Prague. The event, called "Investment and Innovation - Restructuring and Reform in CEE", will take place at The Czech National Bank on Wednesday, 16 March, 2016.
It follows two very successful conferences focusing on the specific challenges and opportunities for turnaround professionals working in this region held at the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest.
The event in Prague will see speakers debating issues including private equity buying and restructuring of the banks in CEE. There will also be a keynote speech by Ralf Zeitlberger of Erste Bank, Austria.
The event, which runs from 4pm until 8pm, is free to attend but pre-registration is essential.
For more information and to book online, please see the TMA Europe website.

Start Making Plans to Attend the 2016 TMA Europe Annual Conference in Rome - 9-10 June 2016

Plan ahead and ensure that you attend the 2016 TMA Europe Annual conference in Rome.

Reserve your room at the Grand Plaza conference hotel which is located in the city centre. Please email your room booking to [email protected]

Room rates are €290 + VAT including breakfast for Classic double for single use or €330 + VAT including breakfast for Classic double for double use.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the conference.
2016 Turnaround of the Year Awards - Call for Entries

Entries have opened for TMA Europe's prestigious annual Turnaround of the Year Awards. 

The awards, which are now in their fifth year, aim to celebrate the achievements of the individual or team of TMA turnaround professionals who have orchestrated the most successful recovery of a struggling company. 

There are two categories, one for a small company whose revenue at the onset of the turnaround was less than 100 million Euros, and one for a large company whose revenue at the onset of the turnaround was more than 100 million Euros. 

Submissions for the awards are assessed on the main actions taken to bring about around the turnaround, the issues that arose and how they were overcome, as well as the eventual outcome. 

The winners of the awards will be announced at TMA Europe's pre conference banquet being held this year at the Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome, Italy, on 9  June 2016.

The deadline for entries is Friday, 29 April 2016.

Submission Template

For more information please contact [email protected]  
EACTP Announces Mark Blayney as its New FD

The European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (EACTP) has appointed Mark Blayney as its new Finance Director.

Mark, a chartered accountant who has more than 25 years' experience of business rescue, turnaround and refinancing, will take up the EACTP role in January, succeeding David Mitchell, who is stepping down after three years as FD.

A member of EACTP since January this year, Mark is one of the founders of Galen Partners, which specialises in providing hands-on support to businesses in distress and GPS Capital which invests in special situations. A former director of TMA UK, he is also the author of Turning A Business Around, the owner manager's guide to business rescue, as well as a number of other books on business and finance issues.

Mark said he was delighted to be asked to take on this role. He added: "I am a strong advocate for the EACTP and the need for a professional qualification for turnaround professionals. I am really looking forward to being able to play a part in the development of the association at such a pivotal time as it prepares to launch its education programme."

EACTP President Tyrone Courtman said Mark would be a great addition to the EACTP's Executive Board and also thanked David for his work as FD over the last three years.

Tyrone, who will be succeeded as president by Jukka-Pekka Joensuu in January, said: "David has done a sterling job setting up our financial procedures and keeping our finances in shape over the last three years. I know Mark will continue this excellent work as the association continues to grow and develop." 

To find out more about EACTP please see or email [email protected].
TMA UK Young Turnaround Professional Award - Winner Announced

TMA UK announced the winner of the Young Turnaround Professional Award at its conference in London last week. The judging panel was led by Peter Stevens, Duff & Phelps, and included Ian Fox, Dentons; Jennifer Bryant-Pearson, JBP Public Relations; John Cresswell, RBS; Richard Hudson, McKinsey Recovery & Transformation Services; and Rita Lowe, Cameron McKenna. 
The panel had to review many applications and produced five finalists: Stephan Chischportich, Evercore; James Ingham, Dentons; Rathi Thiagamoorthy, Maclay Murray & Spens; Owen Walker, Duff & Phelps; and Nick Welch, BTG Financial Consulting.
The award was won by Nick Welch of BTG Financial Consulting.
At the conference, TMA UK also announced that it will be funding an annual bursary for London Business School in connection with its Turnaround Programme. 

2016 TMA Distressed Investing Conference: Where Deals Get Done
The 2016 TMA Distressed Investing Conference is taking place 17-19 February at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Join 700 professionals for the leading event for networking and deal making in the turnaround, restructuring, and distressed investing world.
Looking to do more business in North America? This is the conference for you to plan to attend. For more information on the conference features, such as the Turnaround Capital Forum, please visit 
Register and make your hotel reservations before the early bird deadline of January 25, 2016.
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