Turbocharged Turnaround

2024 Educational Workshops

Wednesday 20 March & Thursday 21 March 2024

Leiden University, The Netherlands

12 CPD

REGISTER SOON! Join us for EACTP’s second ‘Turbocharged Turnaround’ Educational Workshops, to be held at Leiden University in The Netherlands on 20 & 21 March 2024.

Registration closes Tuesday 19 March 2024 at 1200 GMT

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“A new perspective regarding Turnaround Management”

“A wonderful balance of learning themes, interactions, new knowledge and time spent with colleagues”

The event will be an immersive workshop-style with a hands-on, teamwork, gamification approach focused on skills enhancement in the areas of Back to the Future of Turnaround Skills, The Preventative Framework, Innovation skill session, ESG & The Digital Society, Exploring the Significance of Skill Evolutions & Upskilling, and Building Trust & Relationships in Distressed Situations.

Addressing the topics and pressing needs arising from a new trading environment for sustainable workouts and resilient organisations for investors, lenders and stakeholders.

This event caters for CTPs, CTAs, Students, TMA members and turnaround professionals. Curated in collaboration with leading professors and industry experts from across Europe, including Leiden and Humboldt Universities.

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Partnership Opportunities

Partnership opportunities are available. Reserve your option soon to ensure your brand is front and centre of the Workshops.

To make this the best experience possible for your organisation, with lasting results, we’ve shaped packages that will give you visibility and create valuable connections across EACTP’s and industry-related networks. Leverage this event and make sure you are front and centre.


Wednesday 20 March


Registration & Networking


Back to the Future of Turnaround SkillsJan Adriaanse, Professor of Turnaround Management, Leiden University & Director, Valuation Advisory Services, Kroll




Dinner – offsite at Prentenkabinet
Optional. Separate registration required

Drinks at 1900, dinner at 1930

Thursday 21 March


Registration & Networking


Welcome Panel: Exploring the Significance of Skill Evolution and Upskilling

Let’s delve into the crucial topic of skill evolution and upskilling from a leadership standpoint. As Turnaround Professionals, what are the evolving challenges encountered in our field? A timely conversation about the importance of continuous skill development from a leadership perspective.

  • Allen Wilen, Partner, EisnerAmper LLP and TMA Global President 
  • Tyrone Courtman, Partner, RSM UK Restructuring Advisory LLP and TMA Europe President
  • Scott Y. Stuart Esq, TMA Global CEO


Core skill session: The Preventative Framework, followed by a Q&A session

How we got to consensual turnaround in EuropeAlan Tilley, Chairman, BM&T European Restructuring Solutions

Turnaround of distressed businesses through consensual restructuring avoiding the higher costs and going concern value disruption of insolvency is constantly evolving to preserve more enterprise value without eroding secured creditor collateral. TMA Global and TMA Europe together with EACTP have played a role in its evolution for the better. Whilst significant progress has been made, and not consistently across jurisdictions, there is still more to do.

Alan traces progress over the past 25 years, key events and milestones, the role of turnaround professionals in the process, the current position, and issues that still need addressing by today’s turnaround professionals. 

The European Preventative Framework – Professor Mark Watson-Gandy O.B.E

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the significance of the framework, delve into the evolution of legislative harmonization, and examine court precedents relevant to cross-border workouts. With the recent ratification of the Hague Convention 2019 by the UK, legal judgments in UK courts pertaining to cross-border disputes can now be acknowledged and enforced in other signatory countries, including EU member states.

Analyse legislative developments and assess the potential benefits accruing to member states. Explore trends in insolvency, providing a wider perspective, and investigate how turnaround professionals can leverage available resources for effective cross-border workouts.




Innovation skill session: Tech & Tools – what data matters – Jonas Steeger, CEO & Co-Founder. Nordantech

Have you ever wondered what data tells us about managing turnaround measures? Join us as we explore the project portfolio landscape, diving into the insights that data provides. In this session, we will address common difficulties and share best practices, drawing on the latest findings from Nordantech’s SHIFTHAPPENS studies.

We will dissect measures, plans, and realizations reported by experts with over 4,000 years of industry experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the transformative role data plays in effective turnaround management.

  • What data tells us about managing turnaround measures
  • What are common difficulties and best practices and what role technology plays




ESG & The Digital Society. Data: your greatest asset or potential pitfall – Barbara Keurntjes, CEO, Blue Field Agency

Data is often seen as an asset for businesses, but it can also pose a liability. Effective use of data offers a competitive advantage, but poor management can lead to wrong decisions, reputation damage, and legal issues. It’s crucial for businesses to adopt a balanced approach, striving to maximize the value of data as an asset while minimizing risks and complying with regulations. This introduction will explore the various aspects of how data can be both an asset and a liability for a company, as well as strategies to maximize its value and mitigate risks.


Soft skill session: Communication – Building Trust & Relationships in Distressed Situations 

Karien Ris, Consultant, M&A & Turnaround Communications:

  • what are the best practices regarding stakeholder management during a turnaround
  • how to restore trust in a situation of financial distress
  • important do’s and don’ts in stakeholder communication.

Eugen Lascu, Managing Partner, Thepesia Corporate Advisory: 

Active Turnaround as a ”Sine Qua Non” Condition in Providing Business Continuity and Good Resilience Capacity, Under a Disruptive Eve


Closing Remarks & Drinks Reception



The programme is subject to change


Be sure to register soon and secure your place! 

Remember to add the Dinner option to your registration if you plan to attend.

CTP Member


CTA Member


CTA Student (Live)


TMA Member


a discount of £200/€220 will be applied if you apply for EACTP CTP membership or enrol on the CTA Online Programme within 6 months of the 2024 Workshops.

NextGen (Under 40)




a discount of £200/€220 will be applied if you apply for EACTP CTP membership or enrol on the CTA Online Programme within 6 months of the 2024 Workshops.

Group Booking

(3-5 attendees, 20% discount) €479/attendee

Optional Events

Dinner at Prentenkabinet

Wednesday 20 March


No VAT is chargeable.

Refunds: refund requests will be accepted until midnight CET, Tuesday 21 February 2024 (four weeks out from the event). No refunds will be processed after this date, but you may make a name change for an admin fee of €100.


Prof Dr Jan Adriaanse

Professor Dr Jan Adriaanse

Professor of Turnaround Management/Interim Vice-Dean at Leiden University and Director, Valuation Advisory Services, Kroll

Jan Adriaanse is professor of turnaround management at the Leiden Law School of Leiden University. He is engaged in research projects in the interdisciplinary field of financial distress, turnaround management and insolvency law. 

Jan Adriaanse is professor of turnaround management at the Leiden Law School of Leiden University. He is engaged in research projects in the interdisciplinary field of financial distress, turnaround management and insolvency law. He is an author on these subjects and a regular speaker at international conferences. In December 2005 he defended his doctoral thesis called ‘Restructuring in the Shadow of the Law. Informal Reorganization in the Netherlands’.

Jan Adriaanse is co-founder of BFI (www.bfiglobal.com), a valuation advisory and investigation firm based in Amsterdam specializing in complex business valuations, corporate investigations, turnarounds and disputes.

In the annual Global Insolvency Practice Course of INSOL International he teaches the so-called ‘Workout Clinic’. Jan has hosted trainings and turnaround work-out workshops for among others INSOL International, US AID and the World Bank in Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda and South-Africa, as well as conferences and projects in Slovakia, Poland, Kosovo, United Kingdom, Germany and Latvia.

Professor Mark Watson-Gandy O.B.E

Professor Mark Watson-Gandy was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1990. He was a Junior Counsel to the Crown from 2000 to 2012. In 2013, he was also called to the Eastern Caribbean Bar (British Virgin Islands, where he is a government panel counsel) and in 2018 to the DIFC (Dubai) Bar. He is a tenant at Three Stone Chambers, a leading chancery / commercial barristers’ chambers. On 2023 he was appointed as a panel counsel for the BVI government. He is one of the UK Ministry of Justice’s Legal Services Champions who promote UK legal services internationally as part of the UK’s GREAT Campaign.

He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster (where 20 years ago he founded its Corporate Finance Law LLM) and at the Université de Lorraine in France. He was appointed to the Court of the University of Essex in 2015. His books have included “Simple Contract Law”, “Corporate Insolvency Practice”, “Personal Insolvency Practice” and “Watson-Gandy on Accountants”. He is one of the Editors of “Butterworths Corporate Law Service”. Mark gave evidence to the Commons Select Committee on Business Innovation and Skills’ Inquiry into the “Insolvency Service”, to the All-Party Small Business Group’s Inquiry into “breaking down the barriers to entrepreneurship” and the Treasury Committee’s Inquiry on “SME Lending”.

As a barrister, Mark successfully defended the appeal over a US $1.5 billion recoupment claim in the Stanford International Bank liquidation in Antigua and was counsel for the amicus in the Fairfield Sentry liquidation (Bernie Madoff) in the BVI.  He also successfully represented the administrators in the Cambridge Analytica administration in the UK. He drafted the legislation on auditors for DIFC (Dubai).

He is Chair of the Home Office’s Biometrics & Forensic Ethics Group, a non-departmental public body advising Home Office Ministers on ethics in the areas of forensics, biometrics, AI and big data. He is also a member of the Home Office Scientific Advisory Council.

His Holiness Pope Benedict knighted him in recognition of “his work as a barrister and law professor for the Catholic Church” in 2007 (KSG). Her Majesty the Queen made him a Commander of the Venerable Order of St John in 2020 (CStJ). He was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in this year’s New Year’s honour’s list for his public and voluntary service.

Alan Tilley

Chairman, BM&T European Restructuring Solutions

Alan Tilley is a founding Partner of BM&T European Restructuring Solutions with significant expertise in operational and financial turnaround, pre- and post- acquisition M&A and cross border restructuring having worked on over 50 cases including ground-breaking cases that influenced legislation change. 

He was Insolvency & Rescue UK Turnaround Manager of the Year 2010,  winner of TMA Global International Turnaround of the Year award 2011 and TMA Europe large Turnaround of the Year 2015. He is the author of the UK Chartered Accountants best practice guideline on Turnarounds and of Globe Law’s “Turnaround Management; Unlocking and Preserving Value in Distressed Businesses”. BM&T are founders of European Restructuring Solutions, an association of independent turnaround boutiques in UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.  

Prior to becoming a turnaround professional he worked for Arthur Andersen in UK and France for 11 years and subsequently spent 20 years at CFO, Marketing and CEO level of large international manufacturing companies with extensive European and US operations.  In 1994 he performed a MBI of a UK trailer manufacturer turning it around before disposing of it to commence working as European leader of pioneering US turnaround company Glass & Associates. When Glass sold to Huron in 2007 he become MD of Huron Europe before leaving to establish BM&T in 2009 with former Glass colleagues as an independent European turnaround boutique. He has worked extensively in manufacturing turnaround and pre and post M&A restructuring in automotive, aviation supply chain, construction, chemicals, telecoms, plastic and packaging and service industries. He has worked tirelessly for TMA as President TMA UK, founding director of TMA Europe and VP International of TMA Global. He was a founding director of EACTP and as President oversaw the introduction of on-line learning and exam -based certification with Leiden University. 

Dr. Jonas Steeger

Co-Founder, Nordantech

Jonas Steeger is co-founder of Nordantech. He is responsible for the data science department and has extensive knowledge in the field of machine learning and project management. Nordantech uses this know-how to develop intelligent project management software specifically designed for turnarounds. Before his engagement with Nordantech, Jonas worked as a turnaround consultant with KPMG throughout Europe and obtained a Ph.D. in Economics with a focus on econometrics.

Barbara Keurntjes

CEO, Blue Field Agency

Barbara is CEO of Blue Field Agency. With more than 20 years of experience in data and business strategy, she helps companies to grow and make impact again.

Allen Wilen CTP

Partner, EisnerAmper LLP & TMA Global President

Allen Wilen is a Partner and serves as the National Director of the Financial Advisory Services Group. In this role, he leads a team of over 100 professionals dedicated to assisting the firm’s clients through the litigation and restructuring process. Allen provides forensic accounting, valuation and litigation support services specializing in the areas of distress, debt restructuring, and business disputes. In addition, he provides analysis of insolvent and troubled companies, provides advice in turnaround and crisis situations, counsels purchasers in the acquisition of assets within the bankruptcy arena, and provides expert advice to parties in civil matters. He has more than 20 years of financial and accounting experience in both national and regional public accounting firms.

Tyrone Courtman CTP

Partner, RMS UK Restructuring Advisory LLP & TMA Europe President

Tyrone is a chartered accountant and a licensed insolvency practitioner. He thrives when supporting underperforming businesses, management teams, owners, lenders, investors and individuals. Tyrone helps transform their prospects by resolving challenges in restructuring and recovery situations and maximising enterprise value. His extensive sector experience includes automotive, commercial aviation and aerospace, farming, distribution, construction, healthcare, intellectual property, professional services and manufacturing.

Tyrone was previously managing director in the Duff & Phelps (now Kroll) global restructuring advisory practice. He also led Cooper Parry’s business transformation, restructuring, recovery and insolvency services practice, where he was partner for over 22 years.

Tyrone is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a Fellow of the European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (EACTP). Tyrone is currently President of TMA Europe, is a past President of TMA UK (2008-10) and was founding President of EACTP (2012-15)

Scott Y. Stuart Esq

TMA Global CEO

Karien Ris

Consultant, M&A & Turnaround Communications

Eugen Lascu CTP

Managing Partner, Thepesia Corporate Advisory

Eugen Lascu is Managing Partner at Thepesia Corporate Advisory. As consultant he has five years’ experience in turnaround management, change management  and corporate finance. He has more than 12 years’ experience in corporate management as CFO and CEO at C.N. Romtehnica SA and vice-president in corporate finance and business development in Uti Grup as well as extensive banking experience in product management in Raiffeisen Bank,  Romania. He is member of TMA and ACMP (The Association of Change Management Professionals).


Workshops: Kamerlingh Onnes Building (KOG Building), Leiden University, Steenschuur 25, 2311 ES, Leiden

Dinner: Prentenkabinet, Kloksteeg 25, 2311 SK, Leiden


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Workshops: Kamerlingh Onnes Building (KOG Building), Leiden University, Steenschuur 25, 2311 ES, Leiden


Dinner: Prentenkabinet, Kloksteeg 25, 2311 SK Leiden

EACTP’s room block has now closed. To make your reservation please contact the Golden Tulip directly, mentioning EACTP:


+31 71 408 3500

Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
Schipholweg 3
2316 XB Leiden

All reservations are subject to the hotel’s cancellation policy. Guests are responsible for all costs incurred during their stay.

Please note: EACTP is working exclusively with the Golden Tulip and recommends that guests only book their rooms directly through the details provided. EACTP does not endorse or recommend any outside groups offering promotional rates at the host hotel and cannot guarantee their credibility.

By Air: Visitors arriving at Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport) can take the train to Leiden Centraal Station. Trains depart regularly (every 10 minutes) and the trip takes about 20 minutes.

Taxi transfer from Schiphol to Leiden is approximately €90.

For Rotterdam or Eindhoven airports click here.

By train: Leiden Central station is a 20-minute walk from the University, or a short taxi ride (approximately €20).

By bus: the nearest stops are Breestraat (4 minute walk), Hogewoerd (5 minute walk) and Kort Rapenburg (10 minute walk).

By car: there are paid parking places available. If you park your car on the streets of Leiden, please check the times and rates of paid parking. The times and rates might vary by parking zone. Some parking places nearby are: Park and Ride facility ‘Parking Haagweg’ or nearby Garenmarkt Parking and Breestraat Parking.

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Please contact EACTP with your preferred option. A Sponsorship Agreement Form must be completed by return to reserve a sponsorship package. An invoice will then be raised. Once paid, your sponsorship will be confirmed and announced.

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