Annual Conference 2016



Our 7th Annual ATTA Conference was held in Hong Kong from 10th to 12th November 2016 and was a huge success.


Covering a wide variety of topics of relevance to the transformation and turnaround industry, the Conference attracted a cross-section of professionals generating significant networking opportunities as well as knowledge sharing.

Presentations and information on some of the sessions held over the Conference are available here:

ATTA Conference 2016

Coming soon: photos of the Conference.


PresenterPresentation

Puspak Patro, Tobias Monden & Napoleon Biggs

Swipe: digital disruption is repurposing value chains

Elaine Tsung &
Choy Yiu Chan
Socio: Engaging with Generation Y
Neill Poole

A Race Against the Clock

Panel SessionCheckout: Integration within intra-regional new economy M&A

Guy Facey,
Ken Deayton,
Brian Elders,
Christiaan de Bruyn &
Amy Zhang
Is Offshore Structuring Dead in the Current Tax Climate?

Shaun Ansell

IFRS9: new impairment provisions may force banks to offload weak assets
Anthony Willoughby & Josie Stoker 
Check-up: Deregulation and restructuring in learning and elderly care
Jerrell Bravo,
Vanessa Iloste,
Choy Yiu Chan & Alfred Romann
Viral: Managing Stakeholder Perception in Virtuality

Salman Bokhari & Josie StokerT&T around the Region



 


              
  
***  7th Annual ATTA Conference 2016  ***


Thursday 10 November: Focus on members

Welcome

Russell Brown OBE, Retiring Chairman of ATTA and Managing Partner of LehmanBrown

Breaking the Ice

Introducing new members and Speed dating

Developments at ATTA

The vision for ATTA: who we are, whom we serve, and where we are going. Growth in membership, introducing new members, membership classes. Introducing new secretaries for membership, communications, referrals, partnerships.
New chapters: Tokyo, Sydney; plans for 2017-2018
Partnership: Synergy with The IFT; Continuous Professional Development; Q&A

Followed by: 

Annual General Meeting and Informal Members’ Evening


Friday 11 November: focus on topics of interest to clients, guests, potential members

Swipe: digital disruption is repurposing value chains, by Puspak Patro, CEO - APAC of DynamicWeb, Tobias Monden, Managing Director of Staufen.Shanghai and Napoleon Biggs, Senior Adviser, Digital Transformation, Burson-Marsteller; Founder, Web Wednesday

  • Beginning, mid and end state value-chains, structure and maturity
  • Impact cameos: last-mile, retail/e-tail, distribution, brand management, contract manufacturing, ‘Industrie 4.0’, component supply, payment, trade financing
  • Prediction using big and small data
  • Winners and losers, competence gaps and T&T opportunities

Socio: Engaging with Generation Y, by Elaine Tsung, Founder of Garage Society and Co-Founder & CEO of Eaton House and Choy Yiu Chan, Local Partner of Bonnard Lawson International Law Firm

  • Organisational psychology of millennials: Gamification - is it critical?
  • Is employment dead?  The new social contract and legal frameworks
  • What does best feel like?  The practice of empowerment

A Race Against the Clock, by Neill Poole, Executive Director of AlixPartners

Checkout: Integration within intra-regional new economy M&A

  • What often happens when one VC investee acquires another in Asia?
  • Best practice and how much value is destroyed by incompetence
  • Panel discussion and cases in integration of Software, Biotech, Cleantech
  • Why do fund managers do it?

Is Offshore Structuring Dead in the Current Tax Climate? by Guy Facey, Partner of Facey & Associates, Ken Deayton, Director of HKTC Corporate Services, Brian Elders, Head of Sales of Amicorp, Christiaan de Bruyn, Director of Trident Trust and Amy Zhang, independent trust expert, formerly with Winterbotham Trust Group

IFRS9: new impairment provisions may force banks to offload weak assets, by Shaun Ansell, Asia Head of Legal and Compliance of Gazprombank Hong Kong

  • What the new rules say and what banks are likely to do?
  • Good and bad cases of workout and turnaround
  • How PE funds are gearing up for the increase in dealflow
  • Reporting cashflow through a tough turnaround


ATTA Awards Dinner, at Club Lusitano

 


Saturday 12 November: topics of general interest

Check-up: Deregulation and restructuring in learning and elderly care, by Anthony Willoughby and Josie Stoker, Co-Founders of Nomadic School of Business, and Tom Hill, VP Asia Pacific Operations of DirectSupply.com

  • Opportunities in education deregulation, digital learning
  • Opportunities in an ageing Asia: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore

Viral: Managing Stakeholder Perception in Virtuality, by Jerrell Bravo, Senior Partner of RPO Global, Vanessa Iloste, HR VP North Asia of DFS Group Ltd, Choy Yiu Chan, Local Partner of Bonnard Lawson International Law Firm and Alfred Romann, Editorial Director of Bahati Ltd

  • Managing social media in real-time throughout high profile T&T activities
  • Social media as workplace communication
  • Managing mass layoffs in countries with strong defence of employment laws

T&T around the Region

  • Iran: Salman Bokhari, Managing Director of SIDAPREX
  • Mongolia: Josie Stoker, Co-Founder of Nomadic School of Business

ATTA Vision; Farewell



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