"Delivering Excellent Public Services"
The 2017 Conference and Annual General Meeting of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators was hosted by the Insolvency Service of England and Wales in London. Insolvency law has come a long way since the 1542 Statute of Bankrupts Act which set out to ensure “crafty debtors” could not escape the realm, and London has invariably been a driving force in the development of insolvency law over the centuries.
The Conference provided an opportunity to meet other insolvency regulators from across the globe and discuss how common issues are handled in their respective jurisdictions, as well as offering a chance to discuss the latest insolvency law developments, share best practice, and network with high-profile leaders in the sector.
The conference was held at the prestigious Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, which is in the heart of Westminster and looks out directly over the Houses of Parliament.
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)Address: 12 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AD
4th September 2017
5th September 2017toIAIR Executive Committee Meeting (Executive Committee Members only)
IAIR Executive Committee Meeting (Executive Committee Members only)From to Speakers: Room:
Members need to login for access to session documentstoRegistration (continued) Tea/Coffee and Networking
Registration (continued) Tea/Coffee and NetworkingFrom to Speakers: Room:
Members need to login for access to session documentstoFormal Conference OpeningSarah Albon - Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service for England and Wales
Formal Conference OpeningFrom to Speakers: Sarah Albon - Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service for England and Wales Room:
Members need to login for access to session documentstoPlenary 1 - Cross-border insolvency updateThe Hon. Mr Justice NorristoWorkshop 1 - Personal Stream - Pensions in bankruptcy - Insolvency Service of England and WalesShona Manson -Business Development FacilitatortoWorkshop 1 - Corporate Stream - Holding Directors to AccountConor O'Mahony - Director of Enforcement, Ireland, Dean BealetoWorkshop 2 - Personal Stream - Income contributions - striking a fair balanceSam Roberts, Assistant Director of Policy, Lisa Tracy, Lorcan O’Connor, Director (CEO) of the Insolvency Service of Ireland
Workshop 2 - Personal Stream - Income contributions - striking a fair balanceFrom to Speakers: Sam Roberts, Assistant Director of Policy, Lisa Tracy, Lorcan O’Connor, Director (CEO) of the Insolvency Service of Ireland Room:
Members need to login for access to session documentstoWorkshop Session 2 - Corporate Stream - Dealing with environmental issues - who pays to clean up?David Egan - Partner DWF LLP, Helena Kontkanen - Bankruptcy Ombudsman, Ken Beasley - Official Receiver
6th September 2017toPlenary Session 3 - Regulation: an Insolvency Practitioner’s perspectiveCharles Turner - CVR Global, Maxine Reid - Kreston ReevestoPlenary Session 4 - Developing IAIR Regulatory PrinciplesProfessor Riz MokaltoPlenary Session 5 – Transforming a national insolvency departmentAlec Pybus, Chief Operating OfficertoWorkshop 3 - Personal Stream - Alternatives to Bankruptcy (2)Rosemary Winter-Scott OBE, Elaine Millar - Viscount of Jersey, Professor Iain Ramsay , Kent Law School
Workshop 3 - Personal Stream - Alternatives to Bankruptcy (2)From to Speakers: Rosemary Winter-Scott OBE, Elaine Millar - Viscount of Jersey, Professor Iain Ramsay , Kent Law School Room:
A follow-on session from the initial workshop last year on Alternatives to Bankruptcy. This year is absed on a report of collated examples of Alternatives to Bankruptcy.
Members need to login for access to session documentstoWorkshop 3 - Corporate Stream - Co-ordinating a cross-border group rescue: development of a new Model LawDean Beale, Dr Irit Mevorach
7th September 2017toPlenary Session 6 - Transforming a national insolvency department - the US perspectiveLisa TracytoHandover of flag to 2018 HostDean Beale, Prabha Chinien
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The hotel options the conference team are recommending are:
Victoria Park Plaza (4*) for approx. £290 per night
Westminster Bridge Park Plaza (4*) for approx. £250 per night – this is the recommended option
Strand Palace Hotel (4*) for approx. £240 per night
Hub by Premier Inn (3*) for approx. £120 per night – this is the closest to the conference venue but is obviously more basic
All currently (in early June) have good availability for the period but we are not able to block book or hold a batch of rooms for IAIR and so early booking by IAIR delegates is recommended.
- Conference Brochure
- Formal Gallery