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CAIRP Annual Conference 2009

  1. 1. CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF INSOLVENCY AND RESTRUCTURING PROFESSIONALS ShapingThe Future CAIRP Annual Conference 2009 Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville ON
  2. 2. Message From The Committee We are delighted to invite you to the CAIRP Annual Conference 2009. In celebration of our Annual Conference 30th anniversary, we have extended an unprecedented opportunity to industry colleagues Committee across the country, to join our members for the first time for what promises to be a valuable, all-encompassing experience. Chair In our leadership role, CAIRP is committed to delivering the highest-quality educational Angela Pollard, CIRP programs nationally, to provide industry practitioners with vital information on diverse Pollard & Associates Inc. issues and developments pertaining to consumer and commercial insolvency. Vice-Chair At this year’s Annual Conference, attendees will have the extraordinary opportunity to hear an esteemed faculty of experts discuss a variety of salient topics, as well as participate in a Yvonne Sutton, CIRP series of stimulating, interactive breakout sessions. But it’s not all work and no play. We Meyers Norris Penny Limited recognize that there is a certain level of intensity associated with our day-to-day work and, in particular, current market conditions. We have therefore ensured that our conference Stuart Clinton, CIRP satisfies all aspects of self-development – integrating learning, networking, social Ernst & Young Inc. functions, and a variety of leisure activities for those in attendance, as well as spouses, significant others and children. Peter Farkas, CIRP We look forward to you joining us, and trust that your experience at the CAIRP Annual RSM Richter Inc. Conference 2009 will be a rewarding one. Andy Fisher, CIRP A. Farber & Partners Inc. Jay Harris, CIRP Sponsor Recognition Harris & Partners Inc. Bryan Tannenbaum, FCIRP Executive Partners Deloitte & Touche Inc. Elite Board Liaison Colleen Craig, CIRP C.E. Craig & Associates Inc. Select Observer oairp Serving Our Members across Ontario Professor Janis Sarra University of British Columbia Faculty of Law Exhibitor Partners Platinum Gold Silver BEST 5970 Program SMALL & MEDIUM EMPLOYERS IN CANADA 10 Year Anniversary 1998•2008 SAS 70 CERTIFIED Participation 13 MPD Hours
  3. 3. 2 Annual Conference Program 2009 Wednesday, August 19 10:00 am Pre-Conference Networking Golf Tournament Grandview Golf Club 5:30 pm Opening Night Cocktail Reception The Rotunda 6:30 pm Opening Night Keynote Dinner Peninsula Room Welcome Remarks from Alan Spergel, CIRP, CAIRP Chair Keynote Speaker Rex Murphy, Journalist, Radio & TV Host Thursday, August 20 7:30 am Breakfast Eclipse Dining Room 8:30 am Opening Remarks 8:45 am Session 1 Waterhouse Ballroom 4-5 Keynote Speaker Susan Schadler, M.Sc., Economist, Washington Ms. Schadler was the former Deputy Director of the European Department of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and is currently a Senior Associate Member of St. Anthony’s College of the University of Oxford, and Associate Fellow Chatham House, London, England. Ms. Schadler will speak about the underlying causes of the global financial crunch, and what must be done to alleviate disruptions and reduce the risk of future crises. 10:00 am Networking Break 10:30 am Session 2 Breakout A Recent Case Law Dealing With Personal Insolvency Matters, Including Taxation Issues, Gambling, Increased Volume And RRSPs Waterhouse Ballroom 1-3 Registrar Murray Blok, Supreme Court of British Columbia Registrar Scott Nettie, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario Jane Martin, Page, Martin LLP One of the key strategies for effectively operating a personal insolvency practice is to remain current on the ever-changing and challenging issues occurring on the front lines of the Registrar’s courts. This is an outstanding opportunity to hear from representatives of the Registrar’s community from across Canada, as well as a senior insolvency counsel’s interpretation on how these decisions affect trustees. Shaping The Future Annual Conference 2009
  4. 4. 3 Annual Conference Program 2009 Thursday, August 20 B Dealing With Cross-Border Insolvencies, Chapter 15 And Trends In Chapter 11 Proceedings Waterhouse Ballroom 4-5 The Hon. Madam Justice Elizabeth S. Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of NY The Hon. Mr. Justice Geoffrey Morawetz, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario Chris Besant, Baker & McKenzie LLP The Canadian and US economies are more integrated than ever, and it is vital that insolvency practitioners stay informed about practices south of the border. This session will review the latest Chapter 11 developments and Chapter 15 proceedings. The panel will discuss DIP financing availability, or the lack thereof, the growth of liquidating Chapter 11’s, recognition of a Canadian order and when to start plenary proceedings in the US, as well as factors for enforcing US judgments. C The Challenges For Insolvency Practitioners Facing Financial Scandals (French) Lawren Harris Room Jean Gagnon, CIRP, Raymond Chabot Inc. Alain Tardif, McCarthy Tétrault LLP In difficult times, creditors pursue all available avenues to mitigate their losses and/or diminish their negligence when dealing with insolvent parties. Panelists will discuss if professionals who provide guidance to these insolvent parties could be liable to third parties for opinions given. 12:00 pm Networking Lunch Eclipse Dining Room Generously Sponsored by Überbase 1:30 pm Session 3 Breakout D Amendments To The Consumer Legislation And The Effects On The Administration Of Estates, Recovery For Creditors And CRA’s Position On After-Acquired Property And Discharge Of Bankrupts Waterhouse Ballroom 1-3 The Hon. Mr. Justice Stanley Kershman, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario Registrar Janet Mills, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario Alex Ilchenko, Lang Michener LLP Diane Winters, Justice Canada Expert panellists will discuss recent amendments to the BIA and the effects on consumer practices, as well as the impact on the trustee’s administration of estates and recovery for creditors. Senior Counsel from the Department of Justice will focus on the CRA’s position with respect to after-acquired property and how the amendments will affect the bankrupt’s discharge. E Lessons From Recent Mandates Waterhouse Ballroom 4-5 The Hon. Mr. Chief Justice Donald Brenner, Supreme Court of British Columbia Dr. Janis Sarra, Assistant Dean, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law Derrick Tay, Ogilvy Renault LLP A distinguished panel of insolvency professionals will offer enlightening perspectives on lessons learned from recent restructuring and insolvency proceedings, which will undoubtedly shape the future of professional practices. Given recent turbulent economic times, this discussion will address matters of significant impact .
  5. 5. 4 Annual Conference Program 2009 F The Restructuring Process From The Financial Institutions’ Point Of View (French) Lawren Harris Room D. William (Bill) Kennedy, Vice-President Special Loans, National Bank of Canada Jean Gosselin, Senior Manager Special Loans, National Bank of Canada Special Loans representatives will focus on strategies of value and timely services that can be provided by insolvency practitioners to assist in their valuation of offside loans. In addition, the panel will discuss, from the bankers’ perspective, formal restructuring proceedings, including the determination of which statute to follow and the benefits or disadvantages of DIP financing. 2:45 pm Networking Break 3:15 pm Session 4 Breakout G Demographics Of Insolvency Practitioners – Succession Planning, Valuation And Structural Issues Waterhouse Ballroom 1-3 Andy Fisher, CIRP, A. Farber & Partners Inc. John Campbell, Hilborn Ellis Grant David Malach, Aird & Berlis LLP It’s a fact that the trustee population is aging and there are fewer numbers of new practitioners entering the profession. This presents unique challenges. Leading experts will discuss succession planning, including strategies for valuating a practice and the tax consequences for either transferring or selling a practice. H Bailout: What Has Transpired And The Effect On Labour, Union And Pension Waterhouse Ballroom 4-5 The Hon. Mr. Justice Colin Campbell, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario Ken Rosenberg, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP Gale Rubenstein, Goodmans LLP The implications of government’s involvement in the economy will be addressed, as well as legislative changes and conditions tied to the funds advanced to struggling industries. Will the government’s efforts to minimize job losses and the relationship between labour and management impact future restructurings? Is this the beginning or end of government intervention? Will temporary measures to allow more time to fund pension deficits become permanent? How will these developments impact insolvency restructurings in the future? I Technical Update (French) Lawren Harris Room Alain Tardif, McCarthy Tétrault LLP Mr. Tardif will discuss recent developments in case law related to commercial and personal insolvency issues, and the impact on insolvency practices. 4:30 pm Sessions Conclude 6:00 pm BBQ At The Point Casual dinner for all attendees and their families at the waterside Generously Sponsored by Überbase Shaping The Future Annual Conference 2009
  6. 6. 5 Annual Conference Program 2009 Friday, August 21 7:30 am Breakfast Eclipse Dining Room 9:00 am Session 5 Economic Conditions Across Canada And The Future Landscape Waterhouse Ballroom 4-5 Keynote Speaker Avery Shenfeld, Chief Economist & Managing Director, CIBC World Markets Avery Shenfeld will look ahead at the prospects for recovery in the Canadian and global economies, as well as the implications for financial markets. 10:15 am Networking Break Program Concludes For Non-Members 10:45 am 31st Annual General Meeting Waterhouse Ballroom 4-5 11:30 am Morning Sessions Conclude Lunch and leisure activities not scheduled by CAIRP 12:00 pm Closing Conference Golf Tournaments Deerhurst Highlands and Lakeside Golf Courses 6:45 pm Chair’s Reception The Rotunda Generously Sponsored by Asset Inc. 7:15 pm Chair’s Banquet Peninsula Room Entertainment by After Midnight Generously Sponsored by Firstbrook, Cassie & Anderson Ltd. Saturday, August 22 7:30 am Breakfast Eclipse Dining Room 9:00 am Session 6 Hot Topics For Insolvency Trustees Waterhouse Ballroom 4-5 Jim Goth, CIRP, Goth & Company Inc. Allen MacLeod, CIRP, D. & A. MacLeod & Company Larry Prentice, FCIRP, Ernst & Young Inc. A dynamic panel of Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals will deliver the widely-popular annual overview of current issues affecting trustees’ practices. Audience members will be invited to participate in this interactive session, and share perspectives and experiences with industry peers. 10:30 am Conference Concludes
  7. 7. General Information Deerhurst Resort Reservations CAIRP Annual The casually chic Pavilion Rooms ($199/night single/double) in the main facility at Deerhurst have been exclusively allocated for CAIRP conference attendees, as well as Conference 2009 ancillary accommodation at the nearby Junior One Bedroom Suites (formerly called At Deerhurst Sports Villas) ($229/night single/double), which include a kitchenette, 1 bedroom with 2 double beds and pullout couch, and are ideal for families. Contact Deerhurst Reservations directly and request the CAIRP Annual Conference rate. Credit card number Leisure Activities and one night deposit required. With three outdoor pools, a Reservations guaranteed until 11:00 pm on arrival day. Check-in time 4:00 pm, check-out 11:00 am. Rates subject to 5% Ontario provincial room tax and 5% GST. No charge for lakeside water park and sandy children under 18 years of age sharing a parent’s room, to maximum of 4 individuals per beach, as well as mountain room. Deerhurst is a popular tourist destination. Please book early. Reservations made biking, hiking, golf, tennis, after July 18th subject to accommodation and rate availability. Deposits refundable if sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, reservation cancelled at least 30 days prior to arrival date. Retain cancellation number fishing, hummer tours, pony provided by reservations agent. rides, boat tours, woodland trail rides, volleyball and more, Directions children and adults can enjoy Car endless activities, including Deerhurst Resort is 225 km north of Toronto, Ontario via Highway 11 North and a short 8 km world-class spa services. journey east on Highway 60 (on the outskirts of Huntsville). From Lester B. Pearson airport, drive east on Hwy 409 to Hwy 401, continue east and then proceed north on Hwy 400 to Barrie. Just north of Barrie, take Hwy 11 and continue north to Huntsville. The trip is approximately 2.5 hours. Children’s Programs Train Deerhurst Resort, in conjunction Take the Ontario Northlander to Huntsville from Toronto’s Union Station, Sunday to Friday. with the YMCA, offers half-day Travellers must arrange taxi to resort. Call for train information 705.472.4500/1.800.363.7512 and full-day supervised or visit programs for children from Air 18 months to 12 years of age, Deerhurst airstrip is available for private planes. Muskoka Airport is 45 km away in 7-days a week during the Gravenhurst. Flights on small commercial aircraft available from Lester B. Pearson and other regional airports. Limousines and shuttles from Lester B. Pearson also available. summer months. Activities include arts and crafts, games, Attire sing-a-longs and other fun Business attire required for Opening Night Cocktail Reception, Keynote Dinner, Chair’s Reception and Banquet. Casual attire recommended for BBQ at The Point. outdoor play. Babysitting services are also available. For more information about activities, programs and fees, see the Deerhurst Resort For Information Contact brochures in your CAIRP Deerhurst Resort Conference package or visit the 1235 Deerhurst Drive, Huntsville, ON P1H 2E8 Deerhurst website. Book early T 705.789.6411/1.800.461.4393 to guarantee availability by E contacting Deerhurst directly. W
  8. 8. CAIRP Mission • To educate and support members in providing insolvency, restructuring and related advisory services in a manner that instills the highest degree of public trust • To advocate for a fair, transparent and effective system of insolvency and restructuring administration 277 Wellington Street West Toronto ON M5V 3H2 P 416.204.3242 F 416.204.3410 E W