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Wednesday, February 27

9 a.m.

Registration Desk Open and Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Case Study Introduction

Panelists will assume the roles of major constituents at key stages of a modern bankruptcy. By presenting different points of view from the moment a company begins to consider bankruptcy up through mediation or court, these experts will provide insight, practical advice and proposed solutions for the strategic decisions and negotiations that are part of the day-to-day reality of a restructuring and successful turnaround.

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Extending the Runway

Maintaining sufficient liquidity to fund operations is the key to keeping a company out of a chapter 11 process. The panelists will discuss the potential options available to a company to improve liquidity and extend the timeline for negotiations with creditors.

11:00-11:10 a.m.


11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Bringing the Holdouts to the Table

Though chapter 11 is an effective tool to bind lenders to a transaction, it is not the only option available to advisors. The panelist will discuss strategies to bring holdouts to the table to negotiate a consensual deal so that a chapter 11 filing can be avoided.

12:10-1:40 p.m.

Working Lunch: Alternative Courses of Action

By identifying a company early in the distress cycle, advisors can develop a comprehensive set of options to maximize value. The panelist will discuss how to recognize when a company is heading towards distress and the actions that the company can potentially take to mitigate or avoid a difficult restructuring process which destroys value.

1:40-1:50 p.m.


1:50-2:50 p.m.

Fiduciary Obligations and Considerations for Directors

When companies become distressed, the fiduciary obligations for the Directors and Officers can change. This panel will discuss what signs of distress to look for and what advice should be given to clients.

2:50-3:50 p.m.

Why Can't We All Agree? Different Parties, Different Valuations

Even outside of a chapter 11 process, valuation fights can still impact a companies ability to restructure its debt. Panelists will talk about the different viewpoints of the creditor constituencies and techniques to try to develop consensus.

3:50-4:00 p.m.

Break and Transition to VALCON 2019 Joint Session

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Case Study in Conjunction with VALCON 2019: Valuing and Restructuring Distressed Companies in the Face of Financial and Operational Headwinds

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Opening Networking Reception with the Participants of VALCON 2019

Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres with faculty and participants.


Conference Information


The Four Seasons Las Vegas is a sanctuary from the bright lights of the dazzling Las Vegas Strip, all located on the 35th to 39th floors of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino tower — ensuring a more intimate atmosphere and attentive personal service. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $249 per night from February 26-March 1, 2019. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel prior to January 25, 2019, to take advantage of the special conference rate. In order to be eligible for the group rate, reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee any rooms after the specially rated block is filled.


Air: Fly into McCarran International Airport (LAS).
Ground: Avis car rental discounts are available using Avis Worldwide discount number (J789009). Call (800) 331-1600, or book online at

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual throughout the conference.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by February 6, 2019. No refunds will be granted after February 6, but substitutions will be allowed. After February 6, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the cancelling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Continuing Education

6.75 hours of general CLE credit are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 8.1 hours of general CLE credit are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit-approval regulations and might not be approved prior to the program. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6.75 hours. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 8 credit hours. 8 hours of CPE credit are also available.


* ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website,

ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, we may allow the individual to work at our registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to



CFRP 2019 Registration Rates

Registration Rates

(by 12/21/18)


(after 2/8/19)

ABI Member $545 $595 $645
Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI Member $345 $395 $445
Join and Save* $840 $890 $940

New Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI Member*

$440 $490 $540

*Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $325 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your ABI membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your ABI membership renewal fee.

VALCON 2019 & CFRP 2019 Joint Registration Rates

Registration Rates

(by 12/21/18)


(after 2/8/19)

ABI/AIRA Member $995 $1075 $1,125
Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI/AIRA Member $550 $600 $650
New ABI/AIRA Member* $1,320 $1,400 $1,450

New Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI/AIRA Member*

$645 $695 $745

*Includes a one-year ABI and AIRA membership for first-time members only — a $620 value! You must be an ABI or AIRA member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your ABI membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your ABI membership renewal fee.