Great Value Investor Conference April 28th and April 29th 2011 (Before Berkshire Hathaway Meeting)

The Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting will be held as always in Omaha Nebraska. The date of the meeting is Saturday April 30th2011. While, the event gets a lot of publicity for all thinking of attending there is a very exciting event before the shareholder meeting. It is a great event to attend for the event itself, plus the event provides an excellent opportunity to network.

Although it is not highly publicized, Robert Miles organizes a fantastic conference on the Thursday and Friday before the conference. There will be some famous value investors speaking including Tom Russo. Another exciting event is that people who attend the conference will be able to speak personally and meet with some famous authors including; Roger Lowenstein, Pat Dorsey and Doris Buffett.

See the exciting details below:

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8th Annual Value Investor Conference 2011 Agenda:

Date: Thur – Fri, Apr 28 & 29, 2011

Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Business, Mammel Hall

Address: 6708 Pine Street, Omaha, NE 68106 Map and Directions

Thursday, April 28, 2011

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm  Robert Miles, Author & Conference Organizer
Topic: Welcome and Introductions

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm  Tom Gayner, President & CIO, Markel Corp

Topic: Challenges in Investing

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  Charles Brandes, Founder & Chairman, Brandes Investment Partners, and Author

Topic: Value Investing Today

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  Welcome Reception in Atrium

Friday, April 29, 2011

8:00 am – 9:30 am David Sokol, Chairman, NetJetsMidAmerican Energy Holdings, & Johns Manville; CEO, NetJets (all wholly owned subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway); Director, BYDAuthor

Topic: Pleased But Not Satisfied

9:40 am – 10:40 am Robert HagstromAuthor & Portfolio Mgr, Legg Mason Growth Trust
Topic: “Go Big: The Investment Case for US Multinationals”

10:50 am – 11:50 pm Chuck Akre, Managing Member & CEO Akre Capital
Topic: “Finding Outstanding Investments

11:50 am – 12:50 pm  Networking Lunch – Executive Deli Sandwiches in atrium

12:50 pm – 1:50 pm Pat Dorsey, Author , CFA, and Director of Equity Research at Morningstar
Topic: TBA

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Tom Russo, Partner, Gardner Russo & Gardner

Topic: “Global Value Equity Investing

3:10 pm – 4:40 pm Bill Child, Chairman, R.C. Willey Home Furnishings (a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway)
Topic: “How to Build a Business Warren Buffett Would Buy: The R. C. Willey Story
Other UNO Mammel Hall Events (FREE):

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Robert Miles,University Lecturer

Topic: “The Genius of Warren Buffett: The Science of Investing and the Art of Managing (FREE, limited seating, RSVP and for more information:

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Distinguished Author Reception

Topic: Meet and greet over a dozen authors of books related to Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, investing and management. Books available of purchase. Free ice cream with annual meeting credentials. FREE, More information:



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