In this section, participants will be able to find answers to common questions regarding the event.
What's included in the event fee?
Lunches, dinners, and activities over the 2-days.
How do I book a room at the hotel?
We will send you a special hotel link with the special rates. You need to use this link to book your room and settle the cost directly with the hotel. If you need a different room then please feel free to contact the hotel and mention to them that you are coming for the event. They will most likely do their best to satisfy you at an attractive rate. We have reserved a limited number of rooms that will be released past a certain date so book early. Should you not book, we do not guarantee you will find a room. Rooms are filled within a month of the event, hence book at least 2 months in advance. The hotel is flexible and allows changes.
We have a private chat on WhatsApp for participants only. We use it for announcements but also for investors to communicate during the 2-day event and to discuss the ideas presented. We recommend that you join.
How long are the presentations?
We allocated a total of 20 minutes for each presentation which includes a minimum of 5 minutes of Q&A so speakers have up to 15 minutes to present. Speakers are free to shorten their presentation to 10 minutes if they would like to engage in a longer Q&A. In other words, if a speaker presents in 10 minutes then the Q&A will be 10 minutes.
I am presenting for the first time. How should my presentation be structured?
Presentations are investment ideas or topics. 90% of the presentation should be about the idea or topic. That means during a 15-minute presentation, no more than 1-2 minutes must be spent on speaker background, process or company. There are plenty of networking opportunities during the breaks, lunches, dinners, and activities. Speaker profiles are also featured in the programme.
How strict is time allocated?
Very strict. We will cut you off at the 15-minute mark. In our experience the majority of participants prefer we keep to the schedule. In our opinion, very few presentations need more time to get the main points across. If you feel your presentation is RARE, has multiple dimensions and may need more time then contact us a minimum of 10 days before the event and we will look into your request. An example of a presentation that needed more time was one that a) had a macro background aspect as it was in an Emerging Market, and b) the investment idea was a holding company with multiple holdings in different sectors. Please assume that your request for more time will most likely be denied.
I'm running late for an activity. Will I miss the bus?
Yes, as noted above we run a tight schedule. We will depart and you will need to find your own transport.
What should I wear?
Whatever is comfortable. This is a small private idea-exchange with investment professionals that gather to discuss the markets in a casual setting. No ties or suits are needed. Usually, people wear jeans and a polo shirt.
How do I get to the hotel?
We recommend you take a taxi from the airport. The cost usually ranges from EUR 50-60. You can book a taxi directly from the hotel website. There are always taxis at the airport. Alternatively, you can email practically any local taxi company and get an agreed-upon rate. The rate would be the same for up to 4 people for almost all taxi companies. There is also a bus shuttle company that is cheaper but would require you to then take an extra taxi. Bus: https://www.kapnosairportshuttle.com/
Where can I find all the event presentations?
Following the event, we will upload all the presentations to a password-protected page. If for whatever reason you do not want to share your presentation then please let us know and we won’t upload it.
What food will be served?
The hotel lunch is a buffet, while the dinners will vary from year to year (in 2019 we did a fish meze one night and a meat meze on another). Both lunches and dinners are very rich, full meals and participants have so far loved them. If you have allergies please speak with the staff at the venue we will be eating at. We assume no responsibility for your health.
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