Agenda at a Glance
Tuesday November 24, 2020
10:00 AM- 10:05 AM

Introduction, goals and objectives

Chris Sheppardson, CEO, EP Magazine

10:05 AM- 10:10 AM

Welcome & initial polling questions

Karen Friebe, Partner, Bird & Bird

10:10 AM- 10:25 AM

Navigating insolvency issues

Ben Browne, MD, Turnaround & Restructuring Services, AlixPartners
Graeme Smith, MD, head of Hospitality & Leisure, AlixPartners
 - How is the market different this time round compared to the GFC?
 - Key issues to consider for shareholders, management and lenders in a potential insolvency situation 
- Overview of specific practical hotel issues to consider when facing an insolvency 

10:25 AM- 10:40 AM

Recent Changes to Insolvency Law 

Joss Hargrave, Partner, Bird & Bird
 - New insolvency procedures – e.g. moratorium; arrangements & reconstruction
 - Termination clauses in supply contracts – e.g. protection of supplies of goods & services; impact on hotel

10:40 AM- 11:25 AM

Minimising the pain.  Maximising the opportunities – panellists share their opinions and advice

   Louise Gillon, Head of Hotel Finance, Bank Leumi UK
   David Kellett, Senior Director – Hotel Transactions, Invesco Real Estate
   Sharon Quinlan, Head of Corporate Real Estate, HSBC
   Andrew Robb, Chief Business Development Officer, RBH
   Graeme Smith, MD, AlixPartners
   James Salford, Partner, Bird & Bird
   Arron Taggart, Head of UK Investment, Cheyne Capital Management
   Russell Kett, Chairman, HVS – moderator 

11:25 AM- 11:30 AM

Closing remarks, final polling questions  

Chris Sheppardson, CEO, EP Magazine

Programme is subject to change.
Zoom dial-in details will be circulated the day prior. 

Tuesday 24 November

10:00 - 11:30 GMT