DEBTWIRE GERMANY FORUM

13 SEPTEMBER 2017, Villa Kennedy, FRANKFURT

    • 09:30

      Registration & Coffee

    • 10:00

      Chair's Welcome Remarks

      Robert  Schach
      Robert Schach
      Managing Editor - Europe , Debtwire
    • 10:15

      Keynote: Global and European economic outlook: Cautiously optimistic

      • Snapshot of the global environment - US, China and Oil prices
      • An in depth European outlook - Brexit and Germany
      Alain Durre
      Alain Durre
      Chief Economist - Paris , Goldman Sachs
    • 10:45

      Sector focus: Fashion & retail

      Restructurings in the fashion and retail industry with a number of recent live deals and a sector talked about regularly. 

      Florian Kawohl
      Florian Kawohl
      Managing Director , SVP Global
      Heinz Weber
      Heinz Weber
      President , Gordon Brothers
      Andrew Thorndike
      Andrew Thorndike
      COO , Adler
      Joerg Tybussek
      Joerg Tybussek
      Partner , Alteri Investors
      Stefan  Schwertel
      Stefan Schwertel
      Senior Retail Expert , PWC
    • 11:30

      Coffee break

    • 12:00

      On-stage interview

      This conversation will focus on how the reorganization of banks have impacted the nature of how restructurings themselves get done. We will aim to compare and contrast the approaches of German institutions versus international banks and seek to understand what opportunities there are to improve. 

      LoriAnn Curnyn
      LoriAnn Curnyn
      Managing Director - Head of restructuring , HypoVereinsbank - UniCredit Bank
      Robert  Schach
      Robert Schach
      Managing Editor - Europe , Debtwire
    • 12:30

      Panel: Banking

      With regulator positive towards international investment in Germany's banking sector, we look at the evolving landscape for banks. 

      Sven  Guckelberger
      Sven Guckelberger
      Managing Director , Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW)
      Oskar  von Kretschmann
      Oskar von Kretschmann
      Managing Director - European Head Illiquid and Distressed Sourcing , HSBC
      Oliver Kehren
      Oliver Kehren
      Managing Director , Morgan Stanley
      Christian  Fritsch
      Christian Fritsch
      Senior Partner , ESO Capital Group
      Robert  Meyer zu Starten
      Robert Meyer zu Starten
      Managing Director , Octane Capital
      Antonio Vanuzzo
      Antonio Vanuzzo
      Senior Reporter , Debtwire
    • 13:15

      Networking Lunch

    • 14:15

      Sector Focus: Automotive

      Automotive parts manufacturers, especially in China, are pushing into radars, sensors and cameras to keep pace with the shift to self -driving vechiles. Auto industry bankers are increasingly spending time in silicon valley with M&A targeting electronics, communications and software. What does this mean for the traditional parts manufacturers that can't move fast enough? 

      Matthias Bürgelin
      Matthias Bürgelin
      Managing Director - Senior Banker Automotive & Transport , Commerzbank AG
      Thomas  Steinberger
      Thomas Steinberger
      Partner - automotive transactions , PWC
      Daniel  Heine
      Daniel Heine
      Managing Director - Private Debt , Patrimonium Asset Management
      Klaus  Schumann
      Klaus Schumann
      Management Board Senior Advisor , Adler Pelzer Group
      Adelene  Lee
      Adelene Lee
      Director, Subscriber-Content Relations , Debtwire (moderator)
    • 15:00

      Where to restructure?

      Investors and lawyers consider the restructuring routes available to investors; whether the UK scheme of arrangement will lose its appeal post-Brexit, and what alternative restructuring tools may be available, particularly in light of the EU harmonisation initiative,  as well as looking at other hot legal topics in German restructuring.

      Bertram Schuetz
      Bertram Schuetz
      Senior Vice President , Avenue Capital
      Max Mayer-Eming
      Max Mayer-Eming
      Managing Director , Macquarie Restructuring & Special Situations
      Mark Hoffman
      Mark Hoffman
      Portfolio Manager , Robus Capital
      Dawn Grocock
      Dawn Grocock
      Legal Analyst, Europe , Debtwire
      Frank Grell
      Frank Grell
      Partner , Latham & Watkins
    • 15:45

      Chair's closing remarks

      Robert  Schach
      Robert Schach
      Managing Editor - Europe , Debtwire
    • 16:00

      Networking Drinks