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TABLE OF CONTENTS Agenda General Information Keynote Sessions Attire General/Concurrent Sessions Continuing Education Credit ACTP Sessions Exhibit Hall Advanced Education Session ―How a Slipper Ground Transportation Company Regained its Footing‖ Questions Registration Policies Convention Sponsors Cancellation/Substitution Policies Destination Boston Hotel Information AGENDA Sunday, October 14 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ACTP Accounting & Finance Course* 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ACTP Accounting & Finance Exam* Monday, October 15 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ACTP Management Course* 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ACTP Management Exam* Tuesday, October 16 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ACTP Law Course* 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. TMA Executive Committee Meeting 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ACTP Law Exam* Wednesday, October 17 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ACTP Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ACTP Exam (all three sections concurrently)* 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. TMA Board of Directors Meeting 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-in 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. TMA/ACTP Board Lunch 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Chapter Presidents Meeting 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ACTP Advanced Educational Session: “How a Slipper Company Regained its Footing”* (Link in table of contents to “Advanced Education Session” for details) 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception Co-sponsored in part by Conway, Mackenzie & Dunleavy; Crystal Capital; Hunt Special Situations Group, L.P.; and Sovereign Bank Thursday, October 18 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Fennemore Craig, P.C.; Huron Consulting Group; and Medical Capital Corporation 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Convention Opening and Keynote Presentation by Best-Selling Author Jim Collins 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by Atlas Partners, LLC and Tiger Valuation Services, LLC 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session: “Leveraged Capital Markets: Will the Frothiness Continue?” 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Morris-Anderson & Associates, Ltd. 1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Lunch, TMA Turnaround of the Year Awards Presentation Awards and Carl Marks Student Paper Competition Prizes, Keynote Presentation by Former U.S. Congressman Richard A. “Dick” Gephardt Updated 9/23/07 Co-sponsored in part by BBK; Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP; Executive Sounding Board Associates Inc.; Getzler Henrich & Associates, LLC; and Proskauer Rose LLP 3:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall Sponsored by DLA Piper US LLP 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Session A A1: “How Junior Capital Players Will Effect the Next Wave of Restructurings” A2: “Recent Developments in Global Restructurings: Europe, Canada, China, India and Japan” A3: “Cutting Edge Capital Structures” A4: “What Companies Can Learn From Private Equity Firms” 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Diversity Reception Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Exhibitor Reception and Grand Prize Drawing Friday, October 19 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. Registration Desk Open 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Winston & Strawn LLP 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. General Session: “Corporate Responsibility: Sacred Cow or Hollow Promise” 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by Buccino & Associates, Inc. and National City Capital Markets 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Session B B1: “Consolidation of the Turnaround Industry: Restructuring of the Restructuring Industry” B2: “Distressed Investing by Private Equity and Hedge Funds: Trends and Hot Issues” B3: “Alternative Energy Investments: Risks and Opportunities” B4: “How to Prepare Your Portfolio Company for Bumps in the Road” 12:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch, Presentation of TMA Transaction of the Year, “Economists Roundtable: Solid Footing or Fundamental Shift?” 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Session C C1: “Alternative Monetization Strategies for Distressed Assets” C2: “Unique Fund Structures and the Impact on Market Liquidity” C3: “Diversity as a Competitive Advantage” 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Gala Cocktail Reception Cocktail reception and dinner co-sponsored in part by Accord Financial, Inc.; CIT; Patton Boggs LLP; and Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dinner, Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards Presentation, Keynote Presentation by David Feherty Cocktail reception and dinner co-sponsored in part by Accord Financial, Inc.; CIT; Patton Boggs LLP; and Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC * Additional fee required (see following pages and registration form for details) Please note that private company events may not conflict with any scheduled activity of the TMA 2007 Annual Convention. KEYNOTE SESSIONS Jim Collins Best-Selling Author Thursday, October 18, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (time reflects entire convention opening session) Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies -- how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested over a decade of research into the topic, Collins Updated 9/23/07 has authored or co-authored four books, including the classic BUILT TO LAST, a Business Week best seller for more than six years. Collins’s book, GOOD TO GREAT: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … And Others Don’t, attained long- running positions on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week best-seller lists. Driven by a relentless curiosity, Collins began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he now conducts research and teaches executives from the corporate and social sectors. He has served as a teacher to senior executives and CEOs at over one hundred corporations. Collins invests a significant portion of his energy in large-scale research projects -- often five or more years in duration -- to develop fundamental insights and then translate those findings into books, articles and lectures. Richard A. “Dick” Gephardt Former U.S. Congressman Advisor to FTI Consulting through Gephardt Group, LLC Thursday, October 18, 1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (time reflects entire lunch program) Richard A. Gephardt was first elected to represent Missouri’s Third District in 1976. As a House freshman, he was given the rare opportunity of serving both on the Ways and Means and Budget Committees. In 1987, Gephardt became the first democratic candidate to enter the 1988 presidential race, where he won the Iowa Democratic Caucus and helped frame the economic issues that dominated the election. In 1989, he was elected by his colleagues in the House to serve as their Majority Leader, and in 1994, was elected to serve as the House Democratic Leader, the top Democratic leadership position in the House. Working in Congress, Gephardt sought to promote economic and personal security by strengthening bedrock commitments to the American people, especially Medicare and Social Security. He always sought to enact policies that unlock people’s potential and liberate the entrepreneurial spirit. Joining with Senator John McCain, Gephardt repeatedly reached across the aisle to pass campaign finance reform, end corporate welfare and restore tax code fairness for all. Gephardt is currently a consultant for FTI Consulting, Inc., where he provides advice to clients on a range of business, governmental, labor, international, advocacy and commercial issues through an exclusive agreement with his firm, Gephardt Group, LLC. In addition, he serves on the advisory board of Financial Dynamics, FTI’s strategic and financial communications services subsidiary. Gephardt is also a consultant to Goldman Sachs and Senior Counsel at DLA Piper Law Firm. “Economists Roundtable: Solid Footing or Fundamental Shift?” Friday, October 19, 12:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (time reflects entire lunch program) Is the economy on solid footing or is there a fundamental shift underway? Capital is abundant; natural resources are scarce. Bankruptcies and corporate debt defaults are at historic lows while private equity investments are at historic highs. Emerging markets promise to outgrow the United States, and their populations are exploding while the rest of the world is aging. Who will win? Who will lose? Join a broad-based discussion of the most significant trends of the economy and hear what three prominent economists think about inflation, spending, credit, demographics, opportunities and risks. Moderator Kevin O’Connor, Host, This Old House and Ask This Old House Kevin O’Connor is the Emmy-award nominated host of the award-winning series This Old House, Ask This Old House and Inside This Old House. In addition to his television career, O’Connor is currently a senior vice president in the New England Home Builder Division, part of Bank of America’s Commercial Real Estate Group. He is responsible for new client development and the structuring and origination of loans to professional homebuilders and developers throughout New England. O’Connor began his banking career with BankBoston and subsequently FleetBoston, where he was a vice president in the Sports Finance Group. Panel Edward I. Altman, Ph.D., Professor of Finance, New York University Stern School of Business Edward I. Altman, Ph.D., is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. He is also the director of research in credit and debt markets at the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions. Altman previously chaired the Stern School’s MBA program for 12 years. Altman’s areas of expertise Updated 9/23/07 include corporate bankruptcy, high yield bonds, distressed debt and credit risk analysis. In 2005, Altman was named one of the ―100 Most Influential People in Finance‖ by the Treasury & Risk Management magazine. Jeffrey C. Fuhrer, Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Jeffrey C. Fuhrer is an executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Fuhrer previously was vice president and economist at the Bank and head of the Open Economy Macro/International Section. From 1985 to 1992, Fuhrer was a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. His recent research has focused on the development of macroeconometric models of inflation, long- term interest rates, monetary policy, consumer spending and the Phillips curve. He has recently published studies on the importance of habit formation in consumer spending decisions and the persistence of inflation, among others. Warren Jestin, Sr. Vice President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank Group Dr. Warren Jestin is a senior vice president and chief economist of Scotiabank, where he has worked for the past 27 years. Before joining Scotiabank, Jestin spent a number of years working in research at the Bank of Canada and teaching economics for several Canadian universities. He is currently on the board of The University of Guelph Heritage Fund and the Board of Advisors of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Jestin is a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council and has been involved with economic policy committees of the Canadian and Ontario Chambers of Commerce and the Toronto Board of Trade. David Feherty Golf Commentator Friday, October 19, 7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (time reflects entire dinner program) David Feherty grew up with aspirations to become an opera singer, until he discovered he had the knack for hitting a golf ball. Feherty enjoyed a successful professional career, with 10 victories worldwide. He was a regular on the European Tour and captained the winning Irish team in the 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup. Feherty played on the European Ryder Cup Team in 1991, an experience that rejuvenated his fervor for golf. In 1997, Feherty retired from professional golf when offered a position as a golf commentator for CBS Sports. His knowledge of the game and Tour experience give him instant credibility, and his quick wit and colorful personality add a new dimension to golf telecasts. According to a February 2007 Golf Digest survey, golf fans chose Feherty as their favorite golf announcer. His success extends beyond broadcasting. He is an accomplished author, writing an extremely popular monthly column for GOLF Magazine and a bi- weekly piece for their website, Golfonline.com. His books have become bestsellers, including A Nasty Bit of Rough; Somewhere in Ireland, A Village is Missing an Idiot; David Feherty’s Totally Subjective History of the Ryder Cup and An Idiot for All Seasons. GENERAL SESSIONS Thursday, October 18, 2007, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “Leveraged Capital Markets: Will the Frothiness Continue?” Moderator: Andrew B. Miller, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Panel: Dhruv Narain, Goldman Sachs & Co.; Kenneth Sands, Fortress Investment Group, LLC; Daniel E. Wolf, Ableco Finance, LLC Easy cash! The capital markets remain hotter than ever and borrowers continue to max-out their leverage and lower their costs of capital. Aggressive lenders, hedge funds and CLOs still have bundles of cash and are looking for creative ways to lend it. Over the past few years, this capital competition has resulted in new structures, higher debt levels, reduced covenants and lower capital costs. This panel of premier dealmakers will discuss the latest structures and techniques to obtain the optimal capital structure. Friday, October 19, 2007, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. “Corporate Responsibility: Sacred Cow or Hollow Promise” Moderator: Scott Harshbarger, Proskauer Rose LLP Panel: Stewart Cohen, Hilco Consumer Capital; David Levin, Casual Male; James C. Tyree, Mesirow Financial Updated 9/23/07 Former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger leads this panel of high profile executives with real world experience to discuss the role of corporate responsibility in today's businesses. Panelists will discuss what "corporate responsibility" today is, whether it does or should factor into corporate executives’ thinking and governance, particularly in a distressed situation, and how new players, such as the explosion of private equity funds and junior capital investors, will help or hinder the furtherance of the goals of corporate responsibility. CONCURRENT SESSIONS CONCURRENT SESSION A Thurdsay, October 18, 2007, 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. A1: “How Junior Capital Players Will Effect the Next Wave of Restructurings” Moderator: Peter J. Antoszyk, Proskauer Rose LLP Panel: Howard Brod Brownstein, CTP, NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc.; Paul Halpern, Chrysalis Capital Partners LP; Theodore L. Koenig, Monroe Capital LLC; Karen E. Simeone, Stairway Capital Advisors LLC Junior capital debt has exploded to over $24 billion as of the end of 2006. New players with complex fund structures are entering the market at record pace, and they are employing creative deal structures which strips of the capital structure are sliced and diced ever more finely. This panel, consisting of distressed equity players, junior capital investors and experienced advisors, will discuss how the new and ever more complex structures effect the next wave of insolvencies. Learn the key leverage points and how you can prepare to take advantage of the distressed opportunities. A2: “Recent Developments in Global Restructurings: Europe, Canada, China, India and Japan” Moderator: Richard Gitlin, Gitlin & Company, LLC Panel: N. Lynn Hiestand, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP; Tracy C. Sandler, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Mahesh Uttamchandani, The World Bank Over the past few years, the corporate restructuring landscape has changed. It has become truly global and the list of players has expanded to include private equity and hedge funds, CRO's and others. These developments have led to increasingly complex restructuring transactions involving multiple jurisdictions and complicated capital structures. Further, there have also been significant reforms to key legal regimes governing restructuring and insolvency issues. This panel explores what effects these recent developments in the corporate restructuring landscape have had and will continue to have -- with particular focus on Europe, India, China, Canada and Japan -- and considers what the future holds for professionals and advisors. A3: “Cutting Edge Capital Structures” Moderator: Patrick Dalton, Apollo Investment Corporation Panel: Kipp deVeer, Ares Management LLC; Leon Komkov, Longroad Asset Management, LLC; Charles F. Riceman, Golub Capital; Thomas Steiglehner, Silver Point Capital Unitranches, second lien, silent seconds, silent firsts, synthetic mezzanine and a host of ever-changing structures are the norm in today's capital structures. Learn about the hottest new capital structures from this panel of leading industry funds that are helping to shape the market. This panel is a must-see for anyone in the turnaround industry. A4: “What Companies Can Learn From Private Equity Firms” Moderator: Gilbert A. Herrera, Herrera Partners LP Confirmed panelists: Andreas Beroutsos, McKinsey & Company This panel will discuss the governance advantage that private equity firms use to their advantage. Research shows that three quarters of private equity firms perform no better than the stock market over time. However, the top quartile performing private equity firms outperform major stock market indices by a considerable margin. Top quartile performance does not, as many assume, result from financial engineering. Additionally, little of the success is derived because firms paid less than prevailing market prices for similar assets. Markets are reasonably efficient, and most assets are sold through a formal auction process. Nor does it appear that top quartile private equity firms obtain the bulk of their returns simply from a rising market. The real, and often overlooked, source of success is the governance model utilized by top quartile firms. This is an advantage that public companies find hard to emulate. This panel will discuss the ―governance arbitrage‖ advantage top quartile private equity firms employ to drive superior returns. Updated 9/23/07 Updated 9/23/07 CONCURRENT SESSION B Friday, October 19, 2007, 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. B1: “Consolidation of the Turnaround Industry: Restructuring of the Restructuring Industry” Moderator: Thomas J. Allison, CTP, Mesirow Financial Consulting Panel: Mark R. Byers, Grant Thornton; Robert N. Dangremond, CTP, AlixPartners LLC; Robert D. Katz, CTP, Executive Sounding Board Associates Inc.; James M. Lukenda, Huron Consulting Group LLC There have been substantial shifts in the turnaround industry over the past five years. The Big 5 became the Final Four and some divested their Corporate Advisory Groups in the United States. There have been several acquisitions in the marketplace and an evolution of the industry. This panel will give you an overview of some of the actions that have been taken, including going public, being acquired and successful integration, international expansion and monetizing through private equity. B2: “Distressed Investing by Private Equity and Hedge Funds: Trends and Hot Issues” Moderator: Mark J. Schwartz, Gordon Brothers Group Panel: Dean S. Adler, Lubert-Adler Partners, LP; Kevin P. Genda, Cerberus Capital Management LP/Ableco Finance LLC; Curtis Glovier, Fortress Investment Group; Rodger R. Krouse, Sun Capital Partners, Inc.; Jason New, GSO Capital Partners Acquisitions of public and private companies have reached record levels. Accelerated due diligence periods and increased costs are required to complete most transactions. Market activity has been fueled by the availability of attractive financing and strong public company multiples. Transaction multiples have increased steadily for small, mid-cap and large transactions and now average over 10 times EBITDA. At the same time, increased leverage and operating pressures have stressed capital structures and increased investment risks, resulting in numerous defaults and opportunities to acquire distressed assets. This panel of leading private equity and hedge fund partners will explore how to identify and develop unique structures for acquiring and restructuring distressed companies and how to capitalize on real estate and other undervalued assets. Topics explored by the panel will include the emergence of joint ventures and strategic alliances employed in the acquisition process and how long current trends will continue. B3: “Alternative Energy Investments: Risks and Opportunities” Moderator: Alexander Black, Kroll Zolfo Cooper Panel: David R. Hang, D.E. Shaw & Co.; Dean C. Maschoff, CRA International; Stephen J. Schaefer, Riverstone Holdings LLC The energy industry continues to go through radical change, as "going green" remains the clarion call. With radical change comes opportunity. This panel of industry experts includes investors and advisors who know the energy market and where these opportunities (and trouble spots) may be for investors. B4: “How to Prepare Your Portfolio Company for Bumps in the Road” Moderator: Robert J. Duffy, FTI Consulting, Inc. Panel: Michael Bevacqua, Sankaty Advisors, LLC; Joel Kier, The Kier Group; David Moszer, GSO Capital Partners Private equity and hedge fund acquisition activity has climbed to unprecedented levels in recent years. It is inevitable that the junior providers of capital supporting these deals will soon be facing increased incidents of trouble in their portfolios as the economy eventually softens. Properly preparing for trouble with a portfolio company can mean the difference between recovery at par and total liquidation. This panel of private equity investors, mezzanine and junior lenders and turnaround professionals will provide different perspectives on potential issues facing capital providers who may potentially face difficult situations in their portfolios. Discussion topics include: What are the key indicators of impending problems? What are the available options for addressing the company’s issues and what are the ramifications for the private equity investor and lender? What are the available options for the private equity investor and lender and what are the ramifications for the company? How do the inter-creditor agreements impact available options? At what point should outside experts and counsel be retained? Updated 9/23/07 CONCURRENT SESSION C Friday, October 19, 2007, 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. C1: “Alternative Monetization Strategies for Distressed Assets” Moderator: David Peress, Crystal Capital Panel: Benjamin L. Nortman, The Hilco Organization; Lisa M. Poulin, CTP, Corporate Revitalization Partners LLC; Jonathan Reich, Greystone Private Equity; Natalie B. Wilensky, CIT Commercial Finance The strategies employed to monetize distressed assets are increasingly more sophisticated and creative. This panel will discuss the emerging trends in the disposition industry and the impact of those trends on the methods used by capital market participants to make investment decisions and develop exit strategies. The panelists will look at different asset classes, including real estate, intellectual property, inventory and equipment and comment on current developments and recent transactions involving the liquidation of such assets. The insights that will be provided by this panel will benefit buyers, sellers, lenders and the professionals who advise them. C2: “Unique Fund Structures and the Impact on Market Liquidity” Moderator: Ken Wormser, Natixis Capital Markets Panel: John Frishkopf, New Star Financial; David Tesher, Standard & Poor’s; Michael Zarrilli, Stanwich Capital LLC The panel will discuss the use of leverage by investors in non-investment grade companies, including senior secured bank loans, second lien debt and mezzanine debt financing. Purchasers of debt of non-investment grade companies are made by banks, finance companies, credit hedge funds and asset managers (CDO managers). The panel will discuss how each type of investor raises its capital and the way the capital acts in different market conditions. C3: “Diversity as a Competitive Advantage” Moderator: Faye B. Feinstein, Quarles & Brady LLP Panel: Effenus Henderson, Weyerhaeuser Company; Holly Kaczmarczyk, Wachovia Capital Finance; Paul T. Parker, Deloitte & Touche US LLP; Tom Wilson, Merrill Lynch Diversity initiatives have become commonplace in mid to large sized organizations, not just because it is considered ―politically correct‖ but because these organizations believe it is a better way to do business. In many organizations there has been a "call to action" that has led to commitments such as that made by the chief legal officers of approximately 500 major corporations who have pledged to make diversity a significant priority in their legal departments. These commitments to a diverse workforce have created a domino effect, becoming a requirement of conducting business with those entities that have made diversity a priority. Failure to endorse such efforts may result in significant lost opportunities and reduced profits. But beyond that, nationalization and globalization force companies to understand the diverse nature of their workforce and focus on internal and external differences in order to enhance productivity. Panelists will address their company's internal diversity programs, including recruiting and retention efforts, education and training; how diversity initiatives can increase profits; and how failing to understand and address the diverse nature of a company's workforce or that of its customers and vendors can significantly detract from the bottom line. ACTP SESSIONS The Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (ACTP) is pleased to offer the following educational programs in conjunction with TMA’s 2007 Annual Convention. Notes on program venues: All Body of Knowledge (BOK) courses and exams listed below will be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The meeting room names will be provided in your confirmation notice. The Advanced Educational Session will be held during the TMA Annual Convention at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The meeting room name will be provided in your on-site convention materials. Annual convention registration is not required to register for the BOK courses or to sit for the exams. Annual convention registration is required to participate in the ACTP Advanced Educational Session and any other convention activities. Updated 9/23/07 Body of Knowledge Courses $400/course Sunday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. -- Accounting & Finance Monday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. -- Management Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. -- Law Taught by a business school professor and a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, these courses are open to all corporate renewal professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding or refresher on turnaround management. Additionally, these courses are perfect for individuals interested in attaining the Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) designation. As detailed below, the certification exam will be offered after each course, and all three exams will be offered concurrently on Wednesday, October 17. CTP Certification Exam $250/exam section Sunday, October 14, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. -- Accounting & Finance Monday, October 15, 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. -- Management Tuesday, October 16, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. -- Law Wednesday, October 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. -- Management, Law, Accounting & Finance Offered Concurrently ACTP has defined a comprehensive body of knowledge in the areas of accounting & finance, management and law upon which the certification exam in based. The times listed above indicate the maximum time allowed for each exam section. Please note that the CTP exam may only be taken by those individuals whose applications have already been accepted and approved by the ACTP Standards Committee and whose application fees have been received. An exam application may be printed from the ACTP website, www.actp.org. Please use the convention registration form to sign up for the exam(s), or do so at www.actp.org. Please note that the exam application fee may not be paid using the convention registration form. The application fee must be accompanied by a completed application. For more details about the courses and/or exams, please contact Nicole Gibby, Manager of ACTP Relations, at 1-312- 242-6034 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.actp.org. ACTP Advanced Educational Session Wednesday, October 17, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. $95/person “How a Slipper Company Regained its Footing” Charles A. Kennedy Visiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business Join your colleagues as you identify the issues that have brought R.G. Barry, the manufacturer and marketer of Dearfoam® slippers, to the point of financial crisis. Globalization of manufacturing and customer consolidation led to the company’s implementation of a three-year strategic plan to expand manufacturing in Mexico and broaden its product mix and customer base. Over the time frame covered by this strategic plan, the company lost $33 million and the company’s share price fell from a high of $24.625 in 1994 to $2.08 by early 2004. The company was in default on its amended bank loan after year-end 2003 and the lender demanded that it be replaced. Your work groups will examine the corporate structure, sales processes, operations, distribution system and financial situation as you develop a comprehensive strategy that will reverse the trend of significant losses at the company and develop a business model that will lead to success going forward. Charles A. Kennedy has participated in many corporate finance and investment banking areas, including private equity financings, technology public equity offerings, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital investing and asset securitizations while working for Dain Rauscher Wessels (DRW), Credit Suisse First Boston, PNC Bank and Westinghouse Credit. Currently, Kennedy teaches several courses covering corporate finance and financial services topics at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business, where he received the MBA Class of 2007’s ―Teacher of the Year‖ award. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Kennedy provides financial and strategic advisory services to private equity-financed, high-growth and turnaround companies. . Updated 9/23/07 You must be a registered attendee of the 2007 Annual Convention to attend this session. The CTP designation is not required to attend this session. For more information, contact Laura Ivaldi, TMA Director of Continuing Education Services, at 1-312-242-6030 or email@example.com General Information for ACTP Sessions Only The information below applies only to ACTP sessions. Similar information regarding the TMA convention may be found further in this document. See the table of contents for a quick link. Registration Policies Body of Knowledge (BOK) Courses/Exams Registration forms must be mailed or faxed. Phone registration is not accepted. Your registration is not considered complete until payment is received and processed. Written confirmation of your registration and appropriate course materials will be sent by UPS Ground Service within three business days of receipt of your registration. The confirmation notice will contain complete details about the course/exam venue(s), lodging and other relevant details. The course materials are an integral part of the course experience and/or exam preparation. To ensure that you are adequately prepared for the course(s) and/or exam(s), ACTP encourages you to send a registration form in a timeframe that ensures adequate time to receive and review the materials. If you would like to receive the course materials in a timelier manner than UPS Ground Service will allow, please apply the appropriate surcharge to your total amount due as indicated in the payment section below. If you do not receive your confirmation notice and materials within ten business days of registering, please contact Nicole Gibby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-312-242-6034. The exam application and application fee are required to be on file with ACTP before you may sit for an exam. For further details, please contact Nicole Gibby at email@example.com or visit www.actp.org, from where you may print an application form. Advanced Educational Session You must be a registered attendee of the 2007 Annual Convention to attend this session. Please use the convention registration form to sign up. The CTP designation is not required to attend this session; the session is open to all corporate renewal professionals. Cancellation/Substitution Policies Body of Knowledge (BOK) Courses Notification of cancellation must be received in writing (email is acceptable). Cancellations will not be reviewed or processed until they are received in writing. Phone cancellation is not accepted. If your written notification of cancellation is received up to ten business days prior to the start of the BOK course, you will be issued a full credit to be used for registration for any BOK course in the next 12-month period. Cancellations received within ten business days of the start of the course will be issued a credit, less a $75 processing fee, to be used for registration for any BOK course in the next 12-month period. No refunds will be given. Substitutions for BOK courses are permitted at any time. Notification of substitution must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable). Substitutions will not be reviewed or processed until they are received in writing. Phone substitution is not accepted. The substitute must be from the same firm as the original registrant, and the substitution notice should include accurate contact information for the substitute registrant. Exams Notification of cancellation must be received in writing (email is acceptable). Cancellations will not be reviewed or processed until they are received in writing. Phone cancellation is not accepted. For each cancelled exam section, you will be issued a full credit to be used for the same exam section in the next 12-month period. Substitutions are not permitted for the exam. If your cancellation notice includes cancellation of the TMA Annual Convention, please note that TMA’s cancellations policies detailed further in this brochure will apply to the convention portion of your registration. ACTP’s policies outlined above will apply to the courses and exams. See the table of contents for a quick link to TMA’s policies. Updated 9/23/07 Advanced Educational Session Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable). Cancellation of this session only that is received before Wednesday, October 3, 2007, will be refunded less a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellation of the entire annual convention, including the ACTP Advanced Educational Session, received before Wednesday, October 3, 2007, will be refunded for the total amount paid less a $250 processing fee. Cancellations received after Wednesday, October 3, 2007, will not be refunded. Substitutions are permitted at any time and must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable). Substitutions will not be reviewed or processed until they are received in writing. Phone substitutions are not accepted. The substitute must be from the same firm as the original registrant and must be a registered attendee of the 2007 Annual Convention. Payment Checks should be made payable to TMA. TMA accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. If you would like overnight delivery of your course materials, please apply the appropriate surcharge listed below when you register: Within the United States Outside the United States $35 for one binder $70 for one binder $45 for two binders $90 for two binders $55 for three binders $110 for three binders Continuing Education Credit This information applies to ACTP sessions only. For details about continuing education credit for sessions that are part of the TMA convention program, please see that section of this brochure (get a quick link at the table of contents). ACTP sessions provide a comprehensive overview of topics relevant to the practice of corporate renewal. There is no prerequisite or advance study necessary to attend ACTP sessions or to qualify for continuing education credit. Body of Knowledge Courses CPE—maximum 6.5 hours of CPE for accountants* CTPs—maximum 6.5 hours toward the CTP designation CLE —upon request, ACTP can apply to individual states for the law section only Advanced Educational Session CPE—maximum 1.5 hours of CPE for accountants* CTPs—maximum 1.5 hours toward the CTP designation CLE —this session is not eligible for CLE for attorneys *The Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Ste. 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact ACTP at 1-312-578-6900. CONVENTION REGISTRATION POLICIES Registration Fees Unless otherwise indicated, registration fees include educational sessions, meals and social functions. Convention events are not pro-rated. To attend any portion of the convention, you must register for the entire convention at the appropriate fee. The registration fee allows admission for one individual only. Registrations may not be shared. All registered attendees will receive a name badge at the convention that must be worn for admittance into all sessions, meals, social events and the exhibit hall. Registration Categories Please register by completing the convention registration form or TMA’s online registration system. Registration fees are listed in the chart below, and definitions of these registration categories follow below the chart. Category On or before August 31 After August 31 Member $1145 $1345 Nonmember $1345 $1545 Judge/Full-time Academic/Government Employee $750 $950 Spouse/Guest Full Registration $520 $520 Updated 9/23/07 Spouse/Guest Event Pass $275 $275 The member registration fee is for current, active TMA members. Please note that TMA membership is on an individual basis. Unless otherwise appropriate as defined below, all other attendees will be charged the nonmember fee. If it comes to be that an individual registers at the member rate, and TMA has no membership record, the individual will be charged the nonmember rate unless s/he can produce proof of membership. For the judge/full-time academic/government employee registration fee, a full-time academic is defined as a student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per term at an accredited university or an instructor employed on a full- time basis by an accredited university. Please submit appropriate documentation with your registration form. The Spouse/Guest Full Registration fee is for family members, friends and/or non-industry related individuals. TMA members are not eligible for this registration option. Individuals who practice in the corporate renewal industry and who are not TMA members are also not eligible for this registration option. Spouse/guest full registration includes entrance to all meals, social functions, keynote presentations and the exhibit hall. Spouses/guests will receive a name badge at the convention that must be worn for admittance into these events. Except for the event pass detailed below, meals and social functions are not available on a pro-rated basis for spouses/guests. To attend any of the sessions included in this fee, you must register your spouse/guest at the full spouse/guest rate. The Spouse/Guest Event Pass is for family members, friends and/or non-industry related individuals. TMA members are not eligible for this pass. Individuals who practice in the corporate renewal industry and who are not TMA members are also not eligible for this pass. The pass allows entry into the following events only: Opening Reception (Wednesday, October 17); Exhibitor Reception (Thursday, October 18); Gala Cocktail Reception (Friday, October 19); and Dinner/David Feherty Keynote Presentation/Teachers Awards Presentation (Friday, October 19). Access to other keynote presentations, awards presentations, social/meal events or the exhibit hall requires full spouse/guest registration as detailed above. On-site registration for members, nonmembers, and judges/full-time academics/government employees will be subject to an additional $100 surcharge (added to the post-August 31 fees). This fee does not apply to the ACTP sessions, Spouse/Guest Full Registration, or Spouse/Guest Event Pass. Submitting Your Registration Registration forms must be mailed or faxed to TMA, or you may register online. Phone registration is not accepted. Registrations are not considered complete until payment is received. Individuals who register for the early registration rate but fail to provide payment before the Friday, August 31, 2007, deadline will be charged the regular registration fee (note: the registration form and payment must be received, not postmarked, by August 31. Postmarks will not be considered.). Registered attendees will receive written confirmation of their registration, containing important convention details, by email (for those individuals who register online, this is an additional notice to that which you automatically receive after your registration is processed). Please carefully review this confirmation notice for accuracy and please print a copy for your records. Changes must be submitted in writing by fax to 1-312-578-8336 or email to Catherine Cram at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of the time required to process registration, TMA cannot guarantee that you will receive this written confirmation notice prior to the start of the convention if your registration form is received after Friday, October 5, 2007. A written confirmation is not required for admittance into the convention. Pre-registration Deadline Only on-site registration forms will be accepted after Wednesday, October 10, 2007. TMA will not accept any registration forms or substitution notices in advance of the convention after Wednesday, October 10, 2007. On-site registration opens at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Please note that there is a $100 on- site registration surcharge for certain registration categories (there is no surcharge for on-site substitution). Please consider submitting your registration prior to Wednesday, October 10. Registration List To ensure your inclusion in the registration list distributed on-site, your registration form, with payment, must be received at TMA’s international headquarters office by 5:00 p.m. Central on Friday, October 5, 2007. TMA cannot guarantee that individuals who submit registration forms after this date will be included in the registration list. Updated 9/23/07 CANCELLATION AND SUBSTITUTION POLICIES The policies below apply to all TMA convention activities. Cancellation policies for the ACTP sessions are detailed in the ACTP Sessions section. Cancellation Policy Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable). Cancellations will not be reviewed or processed until they are received in writing. Phone cancellations are not accepted. Cancellations received on or before Wednesday, October 3, 2007, will be refunded as follows: Entire Convention Cancellation: Attendee will receive a refund for the total cost of convention less a $250 processing fee. If the cancellation also includes cancellation of a Spouse/Guest registration (any of the spouse/guest registration options), the refund will be for the total of all registrations less the $250 processing fee. Spouse/Guest Full Registration Cancellation Only: Attendee will receive a refund for the cost of spouse/guest full registration less a $150 processing fee. Spouse/Guest Event Pass Cancellation Only: Attendee will receive a refund less a $50 processing fee. Refunds will be issued following the convention, no later than November 16, 2007. Cancellations received after Wednesday, October 3, 2007, will not be refunded. This includes the entire convention registration and/or any portion of the registration. TMA does not issue credits for future conferences. Please note that if you register for the convention after these cancellation dates have passed, you will not be eligible for any type of refund. These cancellation policies apply to all individuals, regardless of when the registration form is submitted. Note regarding TMA Membership Renewal: Unless otherwise indicated in your cancellation notice, TMA will not cancel the membership renewal portion of any registration. If you would like to cancel the membership renewal portion of your registration, please indicate that within your cancellation notice. Cancelled membership renewals will be refunded in full at any time. Substitution Policy Substitutions are permitted at any time. Substitutions must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable). Substitutions will not be reviewed or processed until they are received in writing. Phone substitutions are not accepted. The substitute must be from the same firm as the original registrant, and the substitution notice must contain accurate contact information for the new registrant; otherwise, TMA cannot guarantee an accurate listing in the registration list. Substitutions must be of the same membership status/category (e.g., member, nonmember, academic); otherwise, the substitute will be invoiced for the difference in registration fees. Please note that substitutions made after October 5, 2007, may not be reflected on the registration list, per the policy detailed in the Convention Registration Policies section. Entire Convention Substitution: Substitution of an entire convention registration includes all registered options (e.g., either spouse/guest registration option, ACTP events). If the substitute does not wish to utilize one or more of these options, refunds will be issued in accordance with the policies detailed (1) above for full convention and spouse/guest registration (2) in the ACTP Sessions section for ACTP events. Spouse/Guest Full Registration or Event Pass Substitution: Substitutions are allowed for the spouse/guest registration options provided that the substitute is a spouse/guest of a member of the same firm as the original registrant, meaning spouse/guest registration is transferable only within the same firm. Note regarding Membership Renewal: Membership renewals are non-transferable. In the case of a substitution for an entire convention registration, the membership renewal will stay with the original registrant. Updated 9/23/07 HOTEL INFORMATION To reserve a room at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, please call 1-800-228-9290 or 1-617-236-5800. Mention Turnaround Management Association to receive the specially negotiated room rate of $257/night single and $277/night double occupancy. These rates are only guaranteed through Monday, September 17, 2007. TMA cannot guarantee that the room block or hotel will not sell out before then. Please make your reservation soon. The Boston Marriott Copley Place is located at 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116. The guest fax number is 1-617-236-5885. TMA requires that a convention registration form (which includes payment) be received within ten business days of making a hotel reservation. TMA reserves the right to terminate the hotel reservation of any individual who does not comply with this policy. GENERAL INFORMATION Drink Tickets Each registered attendee of the 2007 Annual Convention (including individuals registered for the Spouse/Guest Full Registration fee) will receive six complimentary drink tickets with their on-site registration materials. Individuals registered for the Spouse/Guest Event Pass will receive four complimentary drink tickets. Drink tickets are required for the following events only: Opening Reception (Wednesday, October 17), Exhibitor Reception and Grand Prize Drawing (Thursday, October 18) and the Gala Cocktail Reception (Friday, October 19). Drink tickets are not required at any other events. Drink tickets are for alcoholic beverages only (includes beer, wine and liquor). Soft drinks, juice and water are available at no charge. The bars at the receptions that require drink tickets will not take cash. Additional drink tickets may be purchased at the TMA registration desk. Tickets will only be sold in books of six for $40 per book. Cyber Cafe Co-sponsored in part by Loeb & Loeb LLP Stay connected while away from the office at TMA’s Cyber Café. Connect to the Internet, check email or update and print documents on one of several computer workstations. The Cyber Café is located in the exhibit hall and will be open during the following hours: Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 3:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 19, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Attire Educational Sessions: Business Casual Receptions: Business Business Casual: For men, includes cotton pants such as khakis, polo-type or button-down collared shirts, sport coats. For women, includes slacks or cotton pants, button-down shirts or top. Business (After Five Attire): For men, includes collared, button-down shirts, suit and tie. For women, includes pant/skirt suits or dresses. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT This information applies to all educational sessions NOT preceded by ―ACTP.‖ For details about continuing education credit for ACTP sessions, please see the ACTP Sessions section. Educational sessions at the 2007 Annual Convention provide an overview and update of topics relevant to the practice of corporate renewal. There is no prerequisite or advance study necessary to attend the 2007 Annual Convention or to qualify for continuing education credit. CPAs—maximum 8.0 hours * CTPs—maximum 8.0 hours toward their CTP designation Attorneys—maximum 8.1 hours (based on a 50-minute hour) or 6.75 hours (based on a 60-minute hour), depending on how individual states calculate CLE and pending the outcome of applications to those state bars. Please visit www.turnaround.org for updates. *The Turnaround Management Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Updated 9/23/07 Fourth Avenue North, Ste. 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refund, please contact TMA at 1-312-578-6900. Updated 9/23/07 VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL Annual convention exhibitors provide critical services to corporate renewal professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how more than 80 service providers, including asset-based lenders, accounts receivable outsourcing professionals, appraisers, real-estate consultants, liquidators and investment bankers, among others, will benefit your business. If you have questions about exhibiting at the 2007 Annual Convention, please contact Joe Karel at 1-312-242-6039 or email@example.com. Exhibit Hall Hours Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 3:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 19, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Exhibitor Grand Prize Drawing Registered attendees will receive an exhibitor grand prize drawing ticket with their convention materials. Spouses/guests and individuals registered as exhibitor personnel are not eligible for a drawing ticket. To enter the drawing, attendees must drop their ticket into the drawing bin located in the exhibit hall. The Exhibitor Grand Prize Drawing will be held on Thursday evening, October 18, during the Exhibitor Reception. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the prize drawing will be held shortly thereafter. Past Exhibitors ABF Journal Greystone & Co. AccuVal Associates, Inc. The Hilco Organization American Bankruptcy Institute Hunt Special Situations Group, L.P. The Anderson Group LLC Invescor Aon Consulting, Inc. Keen Consultants, LLC Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors Koster Industries Inc. Atlas Partners, LLC Libra Securities LLC The Atwell Companies Medical Capital Corporation Beltway Capital Partners, LLC Merrill Lynch Capital The Branford Group Mesirow Financial Bridge Healthcare Finance Michael Fox International Business Alliance Capital Corp. Midwest Business Capital Business Loan Express Monterey Financial Services, Inc. CapitalSource The Nassi Group LLC Cargill Value Investment National City Business Credit Century Services Northern Healthcare Capital LLC Commercial Finance Association One Source Risk Management & Funding, Inc. Commercial Law League of America PNC Business Credit ComVest Prime Locations LLC CONSOR Rabin Worldwide CSG Investments Republic Finanical Corporation The Daley-Hodkin Group Retail Consulting Services The Deal LLC SB Capital Group LLC Diligenz Summit Investment Management DoveBid Inc. Sun Capital Inc. EMCC, Inc. Sun Capital Partners Emerald Technology Valuations LLC Textron Financial Asset Based Lending Group First American Corp. - UCC Division TFC Associates Fleet Lease Disposal Tranzon GMAC RFC Health Capital UCC Direct Gordon Brothers Group Wachovia Capital Finance Great American Group Winternitz, Inc. Updated 9/23/07 GROUND TRANSPORTATION The Boston Marriott Copley Place is located approximately five miles from Logan International Airport (BOS). Note: For those individuals extending their stay in Boston through October 20-21, don't miss the 43rd Annual "Head of the Charles" regatta, the world's largest rowing event. This annual event attracts nearly 300,000 spectators for a fabulous weekend of regatta races along the Charles River, showcasing some of the finest athletes in the rowing world. Please allow additional travel time when making travel arrangements over these dates. Taxicab Service Taxicabs are available on the lower level of BOS. Taxicab fare to the Marriott is approximately $25 - $35, with a travel time of approximately 20-25 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxicabs are readily available at both the airport and the Marriott. All areas within 12 miles of downtown Boston are charged a metered rate of $2.25 for the first 1/8 th of a mile, $0.30 for each additional 1/8th of a mile for one to four passengers. There is a $2.00 airport fee and $4.50 tunnel fee for trips from the airport. Trips to the airport will be charged a $2.25 tunnel fee. Trips beyond 12 miles are charged a flat rate of $2.60 per mile. Shuttle Service Various companies provide shared-ride shuttle service between BOS and several Boston hotels, including the Marriott Copley Place. Shuttles depart on a first-come, first-served basis from the lower level of BOS between 5:30 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. seven days per week (times vary depending on the provider). Shuttle cost is approximately $14 each way, depending on the provider. Travel time between BOS and the Marriott is approximately 45 minutes, including stops at other hotels. Reservations are not required for service from BOS to the Marriott but are required for service from the Marriott to BOS. Please note that reservations from the hotel to BOS require a departure time of at least three hours prior to scheduled flight time. Click here for a complete list of shuttle service providers. Sedan Service To arrange private car service, please contact the concierge desk at the Boston Marriott Copley Place by calling 1-617- 937-5633 at least two hours prior to departure. Approximate cost is $96 each way, inclusive of tolls, gratuities and fees. Limousine stands are located at the following airport locations: Terminal A, arrivals level, outer surface lot area; Terminal B, U.S. Airways, departure level, curbside, American Airlines departure level, curbside; Terminal C, departure level, outermost curb areas; Terminal E, arrivals level, outermost curb area. Advance reservations are required. Driving from BOS to the Boston Marriott Copley Place Follow signs for Boston/Sumner tunnel. After paying the toll, stay in the right lane in the tunnel. Follow signs for Exit 26/Storrow Drive. After you emerge from the tunnel, take the second left exit to Copley Square/Back Bay. At the first light, turn right onto Beacon St. Follow Beacon St. for 4 blocks and make a left on to Exeter St. After 5 lights, Exeter St. ends at Huntington Ave. Turn right onto Huntington Ave. At the first light, under the sky bridge, make a u-turn to the left. The hotel entrance will be immediately on your right. Parking at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Valet parking is available for $41/day with unlimited in/out service. Self-parking is available for $32/day or approximately $10/hour, with no in/out privileges. Street parking is metered and limited to two hours. Car Rental If you plan to rent a car in the Boston area, please note that TMA members may receive as much as ten percent off regular car rental rates from Avis. For more information, call Avis at 1-800-331-1212. Individuals calling from outside the United States may find the appropriate phone number for the country from which they are calling by visiting www.avis.com and selecting Customer Service, then Feedback/Worldwide Phone Numbers. Mention identification number V368995 to the telephone agent to take advantage of the TMA member discount. Updated 9/23/07 QUESTIONS? Executive Director Press Linda Delgadillo, CAE Cecilia Green, APR, CAE 1-312-578-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org 1-312-242-6031 or email@example.com Convention Registration, Substitution, Cancellation Chapter Relations Catherine Cram Dale West 1-312-242-6036 or firstname.lastname@example.org 1-312-242-6038 or email@example.com Overall Convention, Speakers, Student Paper Prizes Membership Laura Ivaldi Mary Carravallah 1-312-242-6030 or firstname.lastname@example.org 1-312-242-6037 or email@example.com ACTP Turnaround and Transaction Awards Nicole Gibby Donna Steigerwald 1-312-242-6034 or firstname.lastname@example.org 1-312-242-6040 or email@example.com Event Sponsorship, Exhibit Hall, Cornerstone Program Butler-Cooley Teaching Awards Joe Karel Michele Drayton 1-312-242-6039 or firstname.lastname@example.org 1-312-242-6044 or email@example.com CONVENTION SPONSORS Accord Financial, Inc. Hunt Special Situations Group Aon Huron Consulting Group Atlas Partners, LLC JPMorgan Chase & Co. BBK LBC Credit Partners, Inc. Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC Loeb & Loeb LLP Buccino & Associates, Inc. Loughlin Meghji + Co. Burns & Levinson LLP Medical Capital Corporation CIT Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC Conway MacKenzie & Dunleavy Morris-Anderson & Associates, Ltd. Crystal Capital National City Capital Markets Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP Patton Boggs LLP DLA Piper US LLP Proskauer Rose LLP EMCC, Inc. Republic Financial Corporation Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP SB Capital Group, LLC Executive Sounding Board Associates Inc. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP FTI Consulting, Inc. Sovereign Bank Fennemore Craig PC Tiger Valuation Services, LLC Getzler Henrich & Associates, LLC Winston & Strawn LLP Gordon Brothers Group ADDITIONAL CONVENTION SPONSORS Event sponsors provide financial support for TMA’s international conferences. In addition to those sponsors listed in the agenda, the following sponsors have also generously provided support for the TMA 2007 Annual Convention. Aon (Audio CDs) Burns & Levinson LLP (Convention Bags) Republic Financial Corporation (Convention Bags) Loeb & Loeb LLP (Cyber Café) LBC Credit Partners, Inc. (Lanyards) Gordon Brothers Group (Pocket Agenda) FTI Consulting, Inc. (Program Book/CD-Rom) Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Program Book/CD-Rom) Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (Room keys) Updated 9/23/07 Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC (The Wall Street Journal Room Drop – Thursday) Loughlin Meghji + Co. (The Wall Street Journal Room Drop – Thursday) SB Capital Group, LLC/EMCC, Inc. (Wall Street Journal Room Drop – Friday) DESTINATION BOSTON Steeped in history, the city that gave birth to a nation is also young, vibrant and ethnically mixed, home to a thriving arts community, classic architecture, a world-class symphony orchestra and outstanding higher education. With a wide array of diverse and interesting attractions, visitors to Boston are never at a loss for something to do. For more information on Boston, visit www.BostonUSA.com, or contact the Greater Boston Convention and Tourism Bureau at 1-888-733-2678. TOURS Duck Tours offer a unique 80-minute tour of Boston in a World War II amphibious landing vehicle, winding through Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the North End, ending with a splashdown into Charles River. Duck tours depart hourly from the Prudential Center, located across from the Marriott Copley Place. For more information, visit www.bostonducktours.com. Bean Town and Old Town Trolley Tours provide an insider's view of Boston on San Francisco-style trolley cars. Choose from several stops with over 100 points of interest on either a two-hour narrated tour, or tour at your leisure. Trolley tickets are sold at The Shops at Prudential Center, across from the Marriott Copley Place. For more information, visit www.beantowntrolley.com or www.oldtowntrolley.com/Boston.htm. The Freedom Trail is a walking tour encompassing 16 of the most treasured sites in American history. The 2.5 mile-long Freedom Trail leads from Boston Common to Bunker Hill Monument and is an excellent way to tour the city’s diverse neighborhoods and historic places. The stops include the Massachusetts State House; King’s Chapel; Old Corner Bookstore; the site of the Boston Massacre; and Paul Revere House. Visit www.thefreedomtrail.org for more information. EVENTS Head of the Charles, October 20-21, 2007, is the world's largest two-day rowing event, featuring more than 4,500 athletes from around the world competing in 19 race events. A Boston tradition for 43 years, the regatta attracts more than 300,000 spectators annually. Learn more at www.hocr.org. ATTRACTIONS The Boston Symphony Orchestra is a memorable experience, featuring impeccable performances by talented artists from around the world. Visit www.bso.org for a schedule of performances. Boston Public Garden, established in 1837, is the first public botanical garden in the United States, featuring plant material chosen for ornamental excellence and botanical diversity. Visit www.swanboats.com/new/public_garden.shtml for more information. USS Constitution, dubbed ―Old Ironsides, was launched in 1797 and enjoyed almost 100 years of undefeated service. Nicknamed in 1812 for her ability to deflect cannons with her ―ironsides,‖ the USS Constitution is the oldest fully commissioned vessel in the world and the symbolic flagship of the U.S. Navy. Details on canon firing schedules and ship tours may be found at www.ussconstitution.navy.mil. Harvard Square, with its edgy shops, pubs, clubs, lively café scene and elegant restaurants, represents the diversity of Cambridge. People-watch at ―the Pit,‖ play chess outside Holyoake Center, browse bookshops, visit the quads of Harvard Yard or enjoy the talented street performers and musicians over an ice cream from Toscanini’s. For a taste of Harvard Square, visit www.harvardsquare.com. ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY Must-sees for history and architecture buffs are the Old State House, the oldest surviving public building in Boston; Trinity Church, currently ranked one of the top ten public buildings in the nation; the Old North Church (officially called Christ Church), famous for its ―one if by land, two if by sea‖ historical significance; Boston’s first skyscraper, the sixteen Updated 9/23/07 floor Customs Tower; and the Boston Public Library, a mock-Italian Renaissance building built in 1887, and many more. Visit www.BostonUSA.com. Beacon Hill embodies the spirit of Boston, featuring some of the greatest Federal, Victorian and Georgian architecture in the United States. The area, a National Historic District, is posh and picturesque, with its wrought iron fencing, gaslights and quaint, brick-laid sidewalks. Learn more at www.beaconhillonline.com. Together with the Boston Public Garden, Boston Common is part of the oldest public park in North America, designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted. Established in 1634 as a training ground for the colonial militia, the 48-acre common is used today for leisurely strolls, picnicking and skating on Frog Pond. The Prudential Tower Skywalk Observatory is New England's tallest observatory and Boston's only sky-high vantage point, offering panoramic city views. For a unique dining experience, visit the Top of the Hub Restaurant for stunning 360-degree views of Boston. For more information, visit www.prudentialcenter.com. SPORTS Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, is Boston’s hallowed ―field of dreams‖ and a mecca for baseball fans across the globe. It’s the oldest-running Major League ballpark in the country, known for its infamous ―Green Monster,‖ a large wall built in 1936 to shield overlooking windows. For more information, visit www.fenwaypark.com. TD Banknorth Garden (formerly Fleet Center) is New England's premier sports and entertainment arena. Spectators can experience the Boston Bruins (NHL) and Celtics (NBA), as well as special events, concerts, family shows and the Sports Museum of New England. For more information, visit www.tdbanknorthgarden.com. SHOPPING Shops at Copley feature more than 100 stores, including Barney's, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany & Co. and Williams- Sonoma, all connected to the Marriott and within walking distance from historic landmarks such as Boston Public Garden. For more information, visit www.shopcopleyplace.com. Faneuil Hall has served as an open-forum meeting hall and marketplace for more than 250 years. Housed in three restored 19th century buildings, 125 shops and 21 restaurants offer tantalizing delicacies, unique gifts and exciting street performances. For details, visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com. Back Bay/Newbury Street is one of Boston’s most sophisticated niches, offering eight blocks of spas, bars, sidewalk cafes, restaurants, art galleries and exclusive boutiques, including Armani, Hermes, Brooks Brothers and the famed Louis Boston. For more information, visit www.newbury-st.com. Shops at Prudential, located across from the Marriott Copley Place, offer a variety of stores and restaurants, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Lacoste and Jasmine Sola. Visit www.prudentialcenter.com for more information.