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Conway MacKenzie Professionals are recognized professionals in the areas of turnaround management consulting, manufacturing operations consulting, litigation support and investment banking services. As such, they are frequently called upon to speak at industry events. Following is a list of upcoming and recent speaking engagements:

upcoming events


11th Annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program with ABI
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Beard Group 21st Annual Distressed Investing Conference
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ABI’s 26th Annual Winter Leadership Conference


10.16.14 – 10.17.14

Investment and M&A Opportunities in Healthcare
iiBIG’s 2014 Fall Conference will feature an executive speaking faculty of over 40 leading experts who will participate in panel and round table sessions. Each conference session will include participation by 3 to 5 professionals with specific expertise in the session topic. Each session is presented in a roundtable format to encourage lively and informal interaction between panelists and audience members.


Professional Development Workshop
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10.09.14 – 10.12.14

65th Annual Global Leadership Conference
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10.08.14 – 10.11.14

NCBJ 88th Annual Conference


Government Contracts and Bankruptcy: What Happens
When Things Go South?
This ABI Workshop, which features a faculty of experts from both fields, will equip government contracts practitioners and bankruptcy professionals with the tools to understand the issues that can arise in these cases so that they can best represent clients that find themselves caught in the unique confluence of insolvency and contracts law.


ABI’s Government Contracts and Bankruptcy Conference

09.29.14 – 10.1.14

The Annual: TMA’s 26th Annual Conference
The 2014 TMA Annual centers on the theme, “Launch Toward Change.” The event features abundant networking opportunities, including the Hockey Hall of Fame Reception; timely education panels; presentation of the TMA Turnaround and Transaction Awards; and more.

09.11.14 – 09.12.14

TMA’s 8th Annual MidAmerica Regional Conference
Please join Conway MacKenzie’s Van Conway and Charles Moore at the TMA MidAmerica Conference 2014 as they share their insights on trending turnaround topics. This event will be held on September 11-12, 2014 at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel (formerly Graves Hotel) in downtown Minneapolis.

09.11.14 – 09.13.14

Northwest Chapter Cross Border Conference

09.04.14 – 09.06.14

22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference
Join ABI for the 22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, being held at the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas! Top-notch practitioners and regional judges will present workshops on a variety of topics, both business and consumer – ensuring that there is something for everyone.

08.04.14 – 08.07.14

CAR Management Briefing Seminars
The CAR Management Briefing Seminars have provided attendees with thought leadership on the most important issues facing the automotive industry – and the strategies to succeed.

07.31.14 – 08.02.14

10th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop
Seven hours of CLE, networking opportunities and optional events for everyone have been planned for this year’s meeting. The Advisory Board has assembled the region’s best speakers and topics to cover all the changes you need to know in this economic climate.

07.24.14 – 07.27.14

ABI’s 19th Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop
Join ABI for its annual helping of Southern hospitality at the 19th Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, held again at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. A faculty of outstanding judges, academics and practitioners will present workshops on the hottest topics of the day.

07.17.14 – 07.20.14

21st Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference & 9th Annual Northeast Consumer Forum
The Northeast Advisory Board has assembled a roster of great speakers on a wide variety of timely topics that offer something for everyone.

07.16.14 – 07.17.14

34th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute

07.12.14 – 07.15.14

ABI 21st Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop


Un- and Under-Funded Pension Liabilities | AIRA 30th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference
Gregory Charleston, Senior Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie, will participate in a panel discussion on Un- and Under-Funded Pension Liabilities at the AIRA 30th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference. The panel will discuss options available to debtors in addressing pension liabilities in a Chapter 11 case.


Joseph Geraghty to Participate in a Panel Discussing Restructuring & Bankruptcy in the Health Care Industry at the TMA MidAmerica Regional Conference in Detroit, Michigan.


Charles Moore to speak on Chapter 9s, Nonprofits and other Nontraditional Restructuring Processes at ABI's 31st Annual Spring Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland.


Jeffrey Zappone was the moderator for a panel discussion on "Planes, Trains & Automobiles: The Outlook for the Transportation, Shipping and Logistics Industries" at the November TMA Breakfast Forum in Chicago, Illinois.

11.01.12 – 11.03.12

John T. Young Jr. spoke at the 24th Annual Conference of the Turnaround Management Association in Boston, Massachusetts.

Maria T. Jao spoke on "Chicken Little of Macroeconomics: Is the Sky Really Falling?" a panel which explored current U.S. macroeconomic conditions.

Donald S. MacKenzie spoke on the panel "Workout, Restructuring, Special Assets, and More."


Charles M. Moore spoke on "Municipal Entities in Distress," a panel on emergency managers and Chapter 9 bankruptcy, presented by the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter.


Van E. Conway spoke at the TMA Mid-America Regional Conference on "Lessons From the Turnaround Trenches."

09.13.12 - 09.14.12

John T. Young Jr. recently spoke at the at the American Bankruptcy Institute's 2012 Complex Financial Restructuring Program in Las Vegas.

08.04.12 - 08.05.12

John T. Young Jr. recently spoke at the 2012 South Central Regional Conference for the American Society of Women Accountants at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

10.25.11 - 10.27.11

Timothy Hassenger will be participating on a panel at the 2011 TMA Annual Convention.

09.21.11 - 09.22.11

Joseph Geraghty and Steven Wybo will be participating on panels at the TMA MidAmerica Regional Conference. Joe will be discussing "Effective Chapter 11 Case Administration Through Functional Creditor Committees," and Steve will be discussing the "State of the Turnaround Market."

09.08.11 - 09.10.11

Mandy Townsend will be participating on a panel at the ABI's 19th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference. The topic she will be discussing is "Professional Development Track: Financial Statements 101 - Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask."

06.09.11 - 06.12.11

Chuck Moore participated on a panel at the 18th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop. The topic he discussed is "Can You Fight (or Restructure) City Hall? Restructuring Municipal Debt.


Alexander Calderone and Michael Dery spoke at the MACPA Anti-Fraud Issues Conference. Alex moderated a panel titled "Fraud Prevention in the Casino Industry" and Mike presented "Getting to the Base of Pyramid Schemes."


John Young Jr. spoke in front of the National Building Materials Manufacturers Credit Exchange Group.

03.31.11 - 04.03.11

Joseph Geraghty spoke at the 2011 ABI Spring Meeting on the topic "Bankruptcy Practice and the Law of Unintended Consequences: Be Careful What You Wish For".

01.26.11 - 01.28.11

Donald S. MacKenzie and Michael A. Fixler were speakers at the 2011 TMA Distressed Investing Conference. Don participated on a panel titled "Autos: Two Years Later". Michael spoke on a panel titled "Rights Offerings: Practical and Strategic Solutions".


Donald S. MacKenzie spoke at the Argyle Executive Forum 2011 Leadership in Distressed Markets in New York City.


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