Hotel insolvency - why is this time so different?

24 November 2020

10:00 - 11:30 GMT

Join speakers from AlixPartners, EP Magazine, HVS and Bird & Bird along with a panel of key stakeholders – hotel owners, investors, banks and other lenders – as we address the main differences this time round compared to the GFC, the principal issues for shareholders, management and lenders in a potential insolvency situation, and some specific practical hotel issues to consider when facing an insolvency. 

What could the impact be on your business if you are not properly prepared if matters take a turn for the worst?

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The programme

 

10:00 - 10:05

Introduction, goals and objectives
 
Chris Sheppardson
, Founder and Managing Director, EP 

10:05 - 10:10

Welcome & audience polling

Karen Friebe, Head of Hotels, Hospitality & Leisure

10:10 - 10:25

Navigating Insolvency Issues         

  • How is the market different this time round compared to the GFC?
  • Key issues to consider for shareholders, management and lenders in a potential insolvency situation
  • Overview of specific practical hotel issues to consider when facing an insolvency 

Ben Browne, Managing Director, Turnaround and Restructuring Services, AlixPartners
Graeme Smith, Managing Director, Head of Hospitality & Leisure, AlixPartners

 10:25 - 10:40

Recent Changes to Insolvency Law   

  • New insolvency procedures – e.g. moratorium; arrangements & reconstructions 
  • Termination clauses in supply contracts – e.g. protection of supplies of goods & services; impact on hotel agreements

Joss Hargrave, Partner, Finance, Bird & Bird

10:40 - 11:25

Panel discussion: Minimising the pain. Maximising the opportunities
 
Moderator: Russell Kett, Chairman, HVS 
Louise Gillon, Head of Hotel Finance, Bank Leumi
David Kellett, Senior Director of Hotel Transactions, Invesco
Sharon Quinlan, Head of Corporate Real Estate, HSBC
Andrew Robb, Chief Business Development Officer, RBH
Graeme Smith, Managing Director, AlixPartners
James Salford, Partner, Real Estate, Bird & Bird

 11:25 - 11:30

Closing remarks & audience polling
 
Chris Sheppardson
, Founder and Managing Director, EP  

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