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Ben Graham Centre's 2019 Value Investing Conference

April 10, 2019

Ritz Carlton, Main Ballroom, 181 Wellington St. W., Toronto, ON

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The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School at Western University held its annual Value Investing conference on April 10, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

The mission of the conference was to promote the tenets of value investing as pioneered by Benjamin Grahamto expose conference participants to the various value investing methods used by practitioners, and to encourage and support academic research and study in the area of value investing.

The conference provided a forum to explain, discuss and debate the principles, practices and various applications of value investing from a global context. Corporate executives offered an industry perspective of how to look for value creating opportunities and how to create value.


Media Coverage

“From gyms to edible oil, value investors share their finds”
The Globe and Mail (Report on Business), April 13, 2019, p. B9.

Conference Organizer and Chair

George Athanassakos, Managing Director, Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing, Ivey Business School

Morning Keynote Speaker

Presenter: Kiril Sokoloff, Founder and Chairman, 13D Global Strategy & Research
Topic: Opportunities and Risks in the World Economies and Stock Markets: A Conversation with Prem Watsa

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Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Presenter: Lawrence A. Cunningham, Scholar and Author, George Washington University; Director and Vice-Chairman, Constellation Software Inc., Washington, DC
Topic: Getting the Shareholders You Deserve: How Quality Companies Attract Quality Shareholders

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Value Investor Session

Presenter: Robert Robotti, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Robotti & Company Advisors LLC, New York, NY
Topic: Cyclical Investing:  Mr. Market Goes to Rehab

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Presenter: Barbara Ann Bernard, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Wincrest Capital, Nassau, NP, The Bahamas
Topic: Anti-bubbles, Fallen Angels and Other Ways to Find Value Today

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Presenter: Josh Tarasoff, Managing Member, Greenlea Lane Capital Management, LLC, New York, NY
Topic: Lessons From My First Dozen Years

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Presenter: Pavel Begun, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, 3G Capital Management LLC., Toronto, ON
Topic: Value Investing in a Global Setting

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Presenter: Larry Sarbit, Chief Executive Officer, & Chief Investment Officer, Sarbit Advisory Services, Winnipeg, MB
Topic: Invert, Always Invert

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Corporate Executive Session

General topic: Looking for and Creating Shareholder Value – Industry Perspective

Presenter: Alan Kestenbaum, Executive Chairman, Stelco Inc., Hamilton, ON
Stelco Inc.’s Perspective

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Presenter: Charles Fabrikant, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SEACOR Holdings Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL
SEACOR Holdings Inc.’s Perspective

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Presenter: Joseph D. Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chorus Aviation Inc., Dartmouth, NS
Chorus Aviation Inc.’s Perspective

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Presenter: Murad Al-Katib, President and Chief Executive Officer, AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., Regina, SK
AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.’s Perspective

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2019 Value Investing Conference Gallery

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We would like to thank our sponsors Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., The Center for the Advancement of Value Investing EducationSionna Investment Managers, Turtle Creek Asset Management Inc.and Tweedy, Browne Company LLC. for their generous support in sponsoring the Conference.

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  • George Athanassakos