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INSOL Virtual 2020 will be running on September 17 2020. To make the stream as accessible as possible we are starting the virtual event at 9:00a.m. local time for the below locations. To view the full programme please select your chosen location above.

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Julie Hertzberg
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Scott AtkinsThe Honourable Malcolm Turnbull
10:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Retail: Upside Down and Inside Out!

Join this fascinating discussion with leading global experts on the impact of COVID -19 on retail models, consumer behaviour and the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. The speakers will explore the impact of the rapid acceleration of online, how consumer shopping habits have changed and what this means for retailers and the owners of retail property in key global markets. 

Dr. Henry ChinHolly EtlinIan FredericksJames Stewart
11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Navigating Distressed Investing in the Pandemic Era

This will be a conversation with senior distressed investors from around the world on the impact of the global pandemic on the distressed investing business and opportunities and pitfalls going forward. 

Ted GoldthorpeJed A. HartPaul JurieJames H.M. SprayregenThomas Wagner
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Shelter in Place? The Effects of Lockdown and Beyond on the Travel and Tourism Industry

There has been a massive shift in global travel resulting from geographic lockdowns, fundamental changes in business practice and the disruption of leisure holidays.  Industry leaders from a broad range of sectors including airlines, hotels and tourism will discuss the real life impact of the changes they have seen and offer their predictions on those to come, including, opportunities for insolvency practitioners. 

Jane DietrichRobert WebsterLuis YofeChris Zweigenthal
1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Fraud and the Pandemic: The Limits of Doing Anything to Survive

As businesses struggle to stay open and operating during the pandemic, some take steps that may be challenged as improper or amounting to outright fraud. This panel will address how a global financial crisis facilitates questionable activity while also making fraud easier to detect.  Perhaps the better question is not where did the money or assets go but did they ever exist? 

Babajide OgundipeDr. Alexander SteinSarah WheelerD. Farrington Yates
2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

House of Cards: Investment Opportunities in Real Estate

Leading experts will deal with issues relating to real estate investment opportunities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the USA. What opportunities have historically been available, and what has been the impact of the pandemic on those investments. Is there a future for real estate investing after COVID-19?

Jonathan FranklinJerry K. C. KohMichel LöwyFelicity Toube QC
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Coming out Stronger: Lessons Learned and Ideas for Dealing with the Next Global Crisis

This session will involve a dynamic discussion by market experts from around the world on cutting edge issues relating to restructurings.  

Simon FreakleyKhathutshelo (K2) MapasaSushil NairDr. Paola SubacchiMinister Edwin Tong, SCMahesh Uttamchandani
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Conference Close

Julie Hertzberg

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