At a time when the UK and the Rest of the World is taking tentative steps out of government restrictions, attention is turning to business rescue and recovery. The way we work and the cities where we work will change forever.
The conference covers not only government support and post COVID financial distress, but the abuse of government support and how data intelligence can recover hidden assets.
The event will provide supporting content and opportunities for networking with your peers with the assistance of an iPad magician.
Post COVID what does the future hold for UK cities.
Government and post COVID corporate financial distress
Hannah Gray of UK Government Investments will talk about major corporate failures and their economic shock impact.
Future insolvency landscape
Dean Beale, CEO, Insolvency Service will discuss their five-year strategy including the future of regulation.
Tuesday 29 June
- Chairman’s welcome
- The future of cities
- The UK's efficient and effective insolvency regime – a success story
- Bounce Back Loan and Furlough Scheme – uses and abuses
- Government and post COVID corporate financial distress
- Chairman’s close of day one
- Networking rooms with a twist
- End of day one
Wednesday 30 June
- Chairman’s welcome
- The future insolvency landscape
- The UK Restructuring Plan - Super Scheme or Super CVA?
- Investing in the casual dining sector during a global pandemic
- Open-source intelligence, digital footprints and assisting investigations
- Chairman’s close of day two
- End of conference
David has extensive experience in non-contentious restructuring, insolvency and special situations assignments acting for corporates, clearing banks, international and investment banks, debt and hedge funds and co-leads the firms European Special Situations Group. He has been involved in a number of Restructuring Plan arrangements including most recently for Smile Telecom the African telecoms operator.
David is a partner in PwC's mid market restructuring team, focusing on working with businesses in some form of distress in London and the South-East. He works with mid market businesses and their stakeholders, focusing on business viability and identifying options to turnaround, restructure and/or generate cash.
Dean has worked in the insolvency field for over 20 years. He has been an Official Receiver, acting as a trustee in bankruptcy and liquidator, and has undertaken many insolvency-related investigations. Dean has also spent time in the private sector as a forensic accountant investigating fraud and managing commercial disputes. Before being CEO for the Insolvency Service, he was Director of Strategy and Change, overseeing policy development, sector regulation and leading the department’s transformation programme.
Andy is part of UKGI's Special Situations team, which focuses on sectors and corporates where there is a risk of economic shock impact to major employment or assets of national interest. Andy is a FCA and prior to joining UKGI was an M&A Director at Deloitte specialising in advising on non-standard and accelerated M&A transactions, many of which involved advising companies, investors and lenders on maximising value in constrained, challenging or time-critical situations.
Rebecca is a Partner at Mazars, a licensed insolvency practitioner (FABRP) and chartered accountant (FCA) with over 16 years’ experience. She helps business owners and directors navigate the difficult times that their business encounters. Her secondment to a bank and subsequent project work for the Banking Consulting team here at Mazars means that Rebecca can speak the banks’ language and has a depth of understanding of how they operate with distressed customers.
Mark has more than 23 years of restructuring experience and has been a licensed insolvency experience for more than 12 years and takes appointments as administrator, liquidator and receiver. He has considerable experience in the hotel and property sectors and particularly enjoys the rare opportunity to trade business to improve stakeholder outcomes.
Hannah leads the UKGI Special Situations team, which focuses on sectors and corporates where there is the risk of economic shock impact to major employment or assets of national interest. Hannah is a highly experienced advisor, having worked on a wide range of projects covering strategic balance sheet reviews, recapitalisations, debt-for-equity swaps, creditor representation, covenant renegotiations, securitisation advisory, high yield bond issuance, rights offerings, private debt placements and stressed M&A.
Dr Stephen Hill is the managing director of Hill Bingham Ltd. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and expert trainer with over 20 years’ experience providing services to the private and public sector in fraud (cyber) risk management, data security/protection and internet investigations & open source intelligence.
Greg has been in the restructuring and insolvency field since 1989. He works on advisory assignments, formal and informal corporate insolvencies and turnarounds of all kinds. He advises clients in most industry sectors including healthcare, leisure, retail, manufacturing and financial services and has built up a particular sector specialism in the motor trade. Greg has also worked on highly sensitive cases involving fraud for asset-based lenders banks and other charge holders.
Noel is the tech magician. He specialises in combining centuries old sleight of hand with cutting edge technology for virtual events. He’s a Member of The Inner Magic Circle (300 members worldwide), performed in 20 plus countries, 3 x originality award winner and a winner on US TV show - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Paul oversees the Centre's research programme and strategy. He has published on a wide range of subjects relating to city economies, including the development of UK cities over time, the role that city centres play in the national economy and the trading relationships UK cities have with the rest of the world. Paul is a regular regional and national media commentator, including print, radio and TV, and speaks at conferences across the UK on subjects relating to the performance of city economies.
Ian is a Partner at Epiris, a UK based private equity firm. Most recently he worked on the firm’s investments in The Big Table, TI Media and Club Company. He also worked on investments in Hollywood Bowl, Parkdean, Audiotonix and Elian. Ian sits on the Management, Investment and ESG Committees.
Ali is a partner and Head of Litigation and Restructuring & Insolvency and has worked on several high-profile insolvency cases including multi-million pound bankruptcy and corporate Ponzi frauds. He has experience in asset tracing abroad, pursuing and defending claims of misfeasance involving directors, conducting Insolvency Act examinations, advising on asset avoidance schemes, pursuing directors personally for breach of fiduciary duties and defending directors in disqualification proceedings.
This is a Must Attend for any insolvency practitioner who wishes to understand current trends and to receive practical guidance based on past experience of fellow IPs.
This is on my list to attend every year and will continue to be. It is different to most conferences and is always thought provoking.
In today’s constantly changing world, this conference is an excellent investment in keeping yourself relevant.
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