Crisis brings clarity, and that clarity has defined the road for TMA in 2021.
Learning from the IMPACT 2020 conference experience, we moved from IMPACT to INNOVATION at the Distressed Investing Conference, and the clarity we brought to this experience set the table for TMA professionals for the opportunities that await us all in 2021. This clarity has created the framework of what the rest of 2021 will look like and how this type of connectivity will come along with us to Nashville in October, where we once again hope to meet in person for The TMA Annual.
With 550 participants having the opportunity to partake in a combination of 55 TMA DIC networking and education sessions, we raised the bar on what our members wanted and needed in a virtual conference experience. It was no easy task to create a conference that had an in-person feel and mimicked the flow of a live event in Las Vegas, but indeed we did just that.
The TMA Connect sessions, originally tested at IMPACT 2020, were refined for TMA DIC to give a feel and flow of optionality, as if we were all together in attendee lounges, breakout rooms, and even in the casino bar. Our interactive, facilitated sessions focused on everything from healthcare and hospitality to podcasts, books, and apps.
Our Global Capital Forum Day, with curated connections and many opportunities to meet and mingle, was among the many highlights of this defining conference experience. Private equity participants were introduced to participants on the pathway to hopeful deals.
There was a night in the virtual casino and two Las Vegas-style shows. We moved around and connected but never felt labored during our three-day journey. So refreshing it was to see the seamlessness of the ways our participants connected, the new relationships they made, and the meaningful organic discussions that ensued.
For the 200 first-time participants, it will clearly not be the last TMA conference they attend. For our sponsors, we offered opportunities at visibility that become more impactful with each fresh and new moment of this three-day extravaganza.
An organization in motion never rests. And today we take the goodwill and afterglow of this defining event and move up and away into TMA Tomorrow. With hope and fresh, new opportunities on the horizon, we enter the next chapter of TMA with confidence, resilience, and readiness to take on the uncertainties of a post-pandemic world.
Member value has never been more evident, the power of connectivity never more obvious, and the opportunities that lie ahead more indisputable for members who are part of TMA’s Big Tent, the most professionally diverse in the corporate restructuring space.
Crisis brings clarity, and the value of membership, the importance of our organization, and the demonstrations of how we are better together are all at the forefront because of your engagement and support of TMA. Thank you all for making us TMA Proud.
Scott Y. Stuart, Esq.
TMA Global CEO