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Raj Kashyap


Shanta Kumari
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  DAY ONE: Sunday, February 24, 2008
(Preliminary working copy of the agenda. Subject to revisions.)
10:30 - 12:00pm: 
12:00 – 4:00 pm:
Golf Tournament and Networking (based on availability)  
    Only confirmed attendees are eligible to sign-up for golfing.
5:30 – 6:30 pm:
Registration for Conference and Opening Night Reception  
6:30 – 8:00 pm:

Opening-Night Reception at Mr. Wilbur Ross Private Residence

Mr. Wilbur Ross is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman WL Ross & Co.

Only confirmed attendees are able to attend this exclusive reception hosted by Mr. Wilbur Ross. Please stop by at the Registration Desk for confirmation.
Shuttle buses will transport attendees beginning at 6.00 pm.
Return shuttle begins at 7:45pm.

  DAY TWO: Monday, February 25, 2008
(Preliminary working copy of the agenda. Subject to revisions.)
  7:30 – 8:30 am: Registration and Breakfast in the Exhibit Space  
  8:15 – 8:45 am: Opening Remarks
Mr. Wilbur Ross, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman,
WL Ross & Co.
  8:45 - 9:45 am: Panel Perspectives:
re-Defining Distressed Investment Strategies for 2008

Hear from prominent experts about how they are evaluating and defining the criteria for investing in distressed companies over the next 12 months. Significantly, they will share their unique insights on different investment strategies that maximize their returns.
    Panel Experts:
Jason Friedman, Managing Director, Private Equity, Marathon Asset Management
Stephen Presser, Partner, Monomoy Capital Partners
  9:45 - 10:15 am: Extended Networking Break in the Exhibit Room
  10:15 - 11:15 am:

Panel Perspectives: Smart Financing Alternatives
With the disappearance of cheap financing, what options are available to effectively turnaround distressed businesses? Gain critical information on what lenders want and how to select among various financing options to strengthen your cash-flow and restructuring needs.

Panel Experts:
Hedge Fund
Financial Lender

  11:15 - 12:15 pm:

Panel Perspectives: Due Diligence and Valuation
Panel Experts :         
TBA, Merrill Corporation


12:15 - 1:45 pm:

Lunch: Featured Speaker:  An Inspirational Story of Turnaround Success

  2:00 - 3:00 pm:

Panel Perspectives: Turnarounds in the Middle-Market Companies
Find out why the middle-market companies under 500 million (USD) qualify for attractive turnaround opportunities. Our group of experts will divulge vital information about specific challenges faced by underperforming companies in the middle-market segments and how to overcome those challenges to improve performance and drive value.

Panel Experts:
Jim Johnson, Managing Partner, Wingate Partners
John M. Collard, Chairman, Strategic Management Partners, Inc.

  3:30 - 4:00 pm: Panel Perspectives: Reorganization Measures under Bankruptcy
Greater numbers of reorganization under bankruptcy require pre-filing strategies, and planning all the way through to post-emergence. Hear from the prominent panelists how they pre-plan for reorganization, stabilize operations and cash-flows, and negotiate with creditors to successfully complete their reorganization plans.
Panel Perspectives:
Restructuring Advisor
  4:00 pm: Conference Concludes

Annual Turnaround Awards Gala

7:00 - 8:00 pm:    Gala Reception

8:00 - 10:00 pm:  Dinner and Awards Ceremony