EACVA's 13th Annual Business Valuation Conference 2019

5 – 6 December 2019 I Hotel Palace Berlin, Germany

The European Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (EACVA) hosted its 13th Annual Business Valuation Conference on 5 and 6 December 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

The event brought together more than 370 business valuation professionals, corporate finance and tax consultants, analysts, controllers, lawyers and academics from 20 different countries in Europe and beyond: Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Taiwan, UK, USA & Uzbekistan.

In his welcome address, Nick Talbot, IVSC Chief Operations Officer, spoke about the exciting development of the IVSC as a global body responsible for developing and setting International Valuation Standards and promoting and growing the valuation profession, worldwide. As a Valuation Professional Member of IVSC EACVA plays an important role in connecting international valuation professionals and providing an exciting learning opportunity for all attendees to hear from some of the most renowned speakers in the business valuation field while connecting and networking with other valuation professionals during the conference and the pre-conference networking dinner at the fascinating Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin with the VIVID Grand Show at the world‘s biggest theater stage.

Special highlights of the 2019 Conference were the keynote sessions:

Keynotes 2019:

  • EACVA Conference 2019 (37)Professor Aswath Damodaran, Ph.D., MBA, Kerschner Family Chair Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University:
    Narrative and Numbers: The Story behind your Valuation

  • Professor Marc Goedhart, McKinsey / author of the book “Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Valuation of Companies”:
    Four Principles of Value Creation

Sessions 2019 i.a.:

  • Ingo Bertram, CVA, KPMG:
    IFRS 16 (Leases) and its Effect on Valuation

  • Roger Grabowski, FASA, Duff & Phelps:
    Estimating Long-Term Growth Rates

  • Dr. Tim Laas, WP, Alvarez & Marsal:
    Derivation of Implied Cost of Capital 

  • Lari Masten, MSA, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, CPVA, ABAR, MAFF, Masten Valuation:
    Crossing the Bridge to Liquidity – Discounts for Lack of Marketability (DLOM) and Discounts For Lack of Liquidity (DLOL)

  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Meitner, CFA, ISM / VALUESQUE:
    Current Trends in Financial Statement Analysis (for Business Valuators)

  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schwetzler, CVA, HHL Leipzig:
    Terminal Value Calculation – Fading Assets, (Excess) Returns or Growth Rates?

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