Parlez-vous Français, TMA?
Montreal is unique in North America. It is a predominantly Francophone market within
North America’s English-speaking
reality. In 2010, a number of young(ish!)
TMA members and other professionals
got together to brainstorm about
the opportunities and challenges
of doing business in Montreal as
young restructuring professionals.
What came of this was a nascent
organization intended to reflect
Montreal’s unique (and increasingly
Francophone) business reality.
In early 2011, this group evolved
into the chapter’s NextGen division.
Since then, an increasing amount of
French-language content has been
included in Montreal branch events
(at both the regular members and
NextGen level). With that comes greater
opportunity to entice members of
Montreal’s turnaround community
to become members of TMA.
and Nick Scheib of McMillan LLP, has
planned well-received educational
and business development events.
These have included roundtable
lunchtime discussions, such as the
recent “Demystifing the Role of the
Receiver,” hosted by Marc-André
Morin of McMillan and Stéphane
Broux of RSM Richter Inc., and,
more recently, the TMA NextGen
Cabaret event, spearheaded by
Julie Mortreux of Deloitte.
During the upcoming summer
months, the TMA Montreal
NextGen committee will host:
• The Warning Signs of Fraud or
Business Decline – A “lunch ‘n’
learn” session, hosted by Deborah
Conroy and Martin Carriere
of Ernst & Young (May 17)
• Golf for Dummies Tournament
– Initiated by new TMA Montreal
NextGen committee members
Catherine Nguyen and David
Malin of PwC (June 15)
• Summer Cocktail Event – Organized
for the second year running by
TMA Montreal NextGen committee
and TMA Montreal Board member
Claudio Filippone of PwC (July 11)
Stay tuned for more! Visit the TMA
Events Calendar at turnaround.org for
more details and to confirm dates.
And if you are in the area or visiting
Montreal, feel free to contact Nick
Scheib ( nicholas.scheib@mcmillan.
ca) to find out more about these
events and how to participate. J
Over the course of 2011 and early 2012,
the committee, headed primarily by
Montreal Chapter Board members
Deborah Conroy of Ernst & Young Inc.
The NextGen program has been
well-received in Montreal.