Cape Town: INSOL conference 18 - 20 March 2006 plus Turnaround & Reorganisation Ancillary Meeting 17 March 2006
For full details about this prestigious international conference held in South Africa, see INSOL Cape Town brochure.
It presents an excellent networking opportunity for TMA-SA members and the chance to exchange views on technical and practice management topics with international delegates.
Turnaround and reorganisation ancillary meeting
The programme starts with ancillary meetings on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March. These include the one you may interested in - the Turnaround and Reorganisation Ancillary Meeting takes place on Saturday 17th. INSOL has invited TMA-SA to work together on this ancillary meeting.
Topics include balance sheet issues, goal of lenders, "loan to own", impact of Chief Restructuring Officers, and shrinking your way to greatness. John Evans of TMA-SA will chair one of these sessions.
Main conference programme
The main programme commences with registration and a cocktail function on Sunday 18 March, followed by 3 sessions running in parallel over the next two days:
- The general cross border issues sessions cover management change in insolvent family owned businesses (Jan van der Walt of TMA-SA will participate in the panel discussion), employee rights in insolvency, fees and remuneration, multinational corporate collapses, recovering and dealing with difficult assets, and an update on cross border developments.
- The sessions covering specialist areas deal with stakeholder diversity, debt equity swaps, credit derivatives, out of court restructuring in emerging markets, dealing with long tail liabilities in restructuring, and a mining industry case study.
- The third set of sessions deal with smaller practice issues and include smaller practitioners, practice management issues, consumer debt internationally, pre and post appointment issues, creditor issues and litigation.
On Monday 19 March there will be a plenary session on insolvency and restructuring systems in emerging markets. Professor David Burdette of TMA-SA will be one of the speakers. On Tuesday 20 March there are two more plenary sessions - "Depressions and recessions - an economist's perspective", and "Global trends in judicial cooperation".
The programme ends with a gala dinner on the Tuesday night.
HOW TO BE SHARP ABOUT THE CONFERENCE FEES - 1
The main programme (accommodation excluded) costs 985 British pounds for INSOL members and 1135 British pounds for non-members. The difference is 150 British pounds or approximately R2 100.
For the turnaround and reorganisation programme its costs 300 British pounds for INSOL members and 350 British pounds for non-members. The difference is 50 British pounds or approximately R700.
Not an INSOL member? The normal INSOL membership registration fee is US$250. You can however, become an INSOL member via TMA for only US$100 or approximately R700. Simply contact Lynn at admin at tma-sa dot com to register you as an INSOL member - at a cost of R700 you will save R2 100 off the main programme and R700 off the ancillary turnaround programme.
At time of writing, the exchange rates were R14/British pound and R7,3/US$.
HOW TO BE SHARP ABOUT THE CONFERENCE FEES - 2
You will be entitled to a further discount of 30% on all programmes, whether you are an INSOL member or not.
HOW TO REGISTER AND ARRANGE ACCOMMODATION
See the INSOL Cape Town brochure or register electronically at INSOL Cape Town Conference Electronic Registration.
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