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Panel Debate at KPMG in Stockholm "Communication in a turnaround"

  • KPMG 16 Vasagatan Stockholm, Stockholms län, 111 20 Sweden (map)


Turning around an organization or going through a restructuring is tough. Leadership needs to be decisive and the todo-list is for sure longer than anyone would like it to be. At the same time, a number of interested parties are anxious or interested in the proceedings, which creates ample room for gossiping and rumors. 

This panel debate focuses on how to drive communication effectively in a turnaround. What must be communicated when (and what must not be communicated) - what are the formalities? How do you keep customers and suppliers informed? How do you motivate your staff during the times when leadership may need to focus on questions not necesssarily related to running the daily business?

Note: The panel debate will be conducted in Swedish.

Time: Thursday, May 4, 2017. 17h30-19h30 Debate starts at 18h00. Light snacks and drinks will be served after debate and provide mingle opportunities. 

Cost: As ususal TMA Sweden events are free for members. Guests are welcome and will be charged a fee of SEK 300 at the door.

Day chair: Fredrik Vernersson, President TMA Sweden and SVP McKinsey& Company, Recovery & Transformation Services (RTS).


Biörn Riese is a lawyer and a member of the Swedish Bar Association. A former partner with and chairman of MSA Mannheimer Swartling, Biörn now provides advice on transactions and risk management from his firm Jurie. Biörn has had leading roles on some of the major restructuring cases in Sweden, e.g. the liquidation of HQ Bank in 2010, the restructuring of SAAB automobile in 2009 and the turnaround of Scandinavian airlines in 2012.

KG Rickhamre is a seasoned journalist, with a long background as editor, business reporter and foreign correspondant for both national public service television and international Finance television in Stockholm, London and Brussels. Since starting Coast Communication in 2001, he has led the communication in critical situations for his clients: crises, mergers & acquistions as well as over 400 media trainings with leading executives. KG's client base spans from large blue chip listed corporates to start-ups and government agencies.


Hampus Knutsson has a background as a communications consultant and most recently was Head of Communications for Stampen Media Group during their period in restructuring. Hampus will offer his view on communication in a turnaround situation as well as some do´s and don’ts on how to best inform different target groups in situations in which there is a lot of information that needs to be distributed to many people in a clear and concise fashion.


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