Ben Graham Centre’s 1st European Value Investing Conference

Ben Graham Centre’s 1st European Value Investing Conference

Ben Graham Centre’s 1st European Value Investing Conference – IVEY (


The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing (Europe) in collaboration with the Greek Centre for Value Investing is holding its 1st European Value Investing Conference, virtually (Zoom), on October 1, 2021 (Time Zone: Athens, Greece).

The mission of the Conference is to promote the tenets of value investing as pioneered by Benjamin Graham, to 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 provides a forum to explain, discuss and debate the principles, practices and various applications of value investing from a global context with emphasis on the European markets.

Conference Organizer and Chair

George Athanassakos, Founder & Managing Director, Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing, Ivey Business School and Greek Centre for Value Investing

Keynote Speaker

Presenter: Fokion Karavias, Chief Executive Officer, Eurobank S.A., Athens, Greece
Topic: “The Challenges and Opportunities for the Greek Banking System”

Value Investor Session

Presenter: Guy Spier, Founder and Managing Partner, Aquamarine Capital, Zurich, Switzerland
Topic: “Thinking about Return on Invested Capital: A Framework”

Presenter: Francisco García Paramés, Chairman and CIO, Cobas Asset Management, Madrid, Spain
Topic: “Is it Value or is it Growth?”

Presenter: Thomas Konstantinidis, Managing Director, European Reliance Asset Management, Athens, Greece
Topic: “Value Investing During an Economic Crisis: The Case of Greece”

Presenter: José Luis Jiménez Guajardo-Fajardo, Chief Investment Officer, MAPFRE, Madrid, Spain
Topic: “Is Football the Most Interesting Under-the-Radar Value Investing Story at the Moment?”

Presenter: Goran Vasiljevic, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Lingohr & Partner Asset Management, Düsseldorf, Germany
Topic: “Identifying Value – Focus on Facts not Fiction”

Presenter: Richard Oldfield, Chairman, Oldfield Partners LLP, London, UK
Topic: “Patience, Patience, Patience”

Corporate Executive Session

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

Presenter: Eftichios Vassilakis, Chairman, AEGEAN and Olympic Air and Chief Executive Officer Autohellas S.A. / Hertz, Athens, Greece

Presenter: Apostolos Georgantzis, Chief Executive Officer Quest Holdings and Vice President, Quest Technologies, Athens, Greece

Presenter: T.B.A.


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