|I loved attending the Value Investing Seminar at Trani in 2015 and found it extremely useful. The whole event was professionally run, had a diverse attendance and some stimulating presentations. All in all, a must visit for anyone with a keen interest in value investing.
Corrosion Technology Services LLC - Dubai
|I was pleased to attend V.I.S. in 2015, and I am looking forward to attending again this year. I got some specific investing ideas last year, but more importantly I gained insight into the thought processes of some of the world's best value investors. The seminar was well organised and friendly, and the surroundings are very pleasant indeed.
Treasurer, Melbourne Angels - Melbourne, Australia
|The Value Investing Seminar is great! I only regret that I missed the first several years before I found out about it.
Vltava Fund SICAV, Plc. - Malta
|"The Value Investing Seminar is a wonderful event to meet investors from around the world and hear their best ideas. A big thank you to Ciccio and his team!"
Managing Director, The Manual of Ideas - UK
|The value investing seminar is the “fat pitch” that you’ve been waiting for. Great hosts, a picturesque setting, smart and passionate investors, and a mission of fostering the open sharing of ideas and insights combine to make an exceptional experience, personally and professionally. It has become a fixture on my calendar every year.
MIT Investment Management Company - USA
|Great ideas, great people, great food and a great location!
McElvaine Investment Mgmt Ltd - CANADA
|“Where else can you spend two days on the beautiful coast of Southern Italy sharing ideas with an intimate group of the world’s most intelligent, like-minded investors? Ciccio and his team make you feel like a part of their family. I would encourage any passionate value investor to attend this one of a kind event.”
Research Analyst, Robotti & Company - USA
|"I sincerely enjoyed my time in Italy. Ciccio and his team were most gracious in their hospitality and I got to meet a variety of very interesting investors. I only wish that I could have stayed in Italy with Ciccio longer!"
Riskowitz Capital Management LLC - USA
|"The Value Investing Seminar is a gem among conferences. Large enough to bring together a diverse group of interesting people from around the world, and small enough to allow for intimate, informal exchanges, the Seminar offers a perfect environment for sharing ideas and forging new connections. With grace, warmth, and hospitality, Ciccio Azzolini and his splendid team have created a community built around investing - one where lively investment discussion is infused with a feeling of family - and I am delighted to have been a part of it."
Blacktree Capital Management - USA
|“I do not think it would be overly aggressive to state that the VIS truly qualifies as “the value investor oasis”. You meet humble, very smart people. They candidly expose, with great detail, dozens of investment ideas from all over the world, all worth investigating. The place can not be nicer and the weather is perfect. When walking around Trani at night, after the first day’s sessions, I said to myself “ I could perfectly spend a whole month here at the VIS and still enjoy and actually profit from it…It is a no-brainer.
Alvaro Guzman de Lazaro
Bestinver - SPAIN
|“This Value Investing Seminar is the very best one offered between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Ben Graham would be proud!”
Pabrai Investment Funds - USA
| “The ingredients for a great conference are simple: Smart presenters, an atmosphere devoted to sharing ideas, and a great location. The Value Investing Seminar has all three, with the added bonus of warm and welcoming hosts. You’re missing a treat if you don’t come"
Director of Equity Research, Morningstar - USA
|Of all the seminars in which I participate, VIS provides the best combination of outstanding presenters and access to them in an informal environment. The hospitality of our Italian hosts in Molfetta, starting with Ciccio and his family, is extraordinary. I very much recommend participation.”
Prince Henry Navigator Funds I, II, and III - USA
|"The Molfetta value conference has become a regular annual event for me great speakers, great participants and great organization in a fine location in apulia and a wonderful sunny climate see you next year".
Rentrop investment office,
Bonn - GERMANY
|The Value Investing Seminar is among the world's greatest value conferences. While most other investment events tend to be "dog and pony" shows, the VIS instead offers a humble, informal setting with high quality people, ideas, and presentations - all while raising funds for a wonderful charity.
Perea Capital, USA
|The Value Investing Seminar in Italy was a fantastic event.
In two days of presentations, we learned directly from some of the worlds top value investors.
Global value investors looking for actionable ideas, frameworks for global investing, and lots of networking with peers should definitely attend.
Portfolio Manager, Emerging Value Capital Management - Zurich
|"Thank you Whitney and Ciccio - for the invitation, inspiration and arranging a great group of interesting and varied speakers (and all for a very worthy cause)."
Don Fitzgerald, CFA
Fund Manager, European Equities,
Tocqueville Finance S.A. - FRANCE
|The Value Investing Seminar in Trani, Italy, is a one-of-a-kind event for capital allocators worldwide. I had the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with top investors from around the globe. The event's informal and intimate atmosphere lends itself to great networking. There is really nothing else like it.
Marcelo P. Lima
Heller House - USA
|“The conference is an excellent gathering for investors and asset managers with a keen interest in learning from and contributing to the value investing community. I have learned from a diverse set of speakers who cover different global topics. Besides the presentations, there are plenty of opportunities to broaden your network and to meet investors from all over the world. The sunny and intimate town of Trani offers the perfect setting for an intense and rewarding 2 days of learning."
Torrebos Consult - BELGIUM
|"Ciccio Azzolini and his team have built the Value Investing Seminar in the last couple of years into the premier event for value investors in Europe! An excellent, well organized conference with great speakers and lots of opportunities to expand your personal value investing knowledge and network."
Pichler Investments GmbH - Srl -
City Center, Bolzano - ITALY
|"The Value Investing Seminar in Trani, Italy is the most interesting Value Investing Event I have ever visited. The charming organizers bring together an international financial crowd large enough to exchange plenty of investment ideas and intimate enough to built new connections. Meet very smart, passionate and yet humble Value Investors in the picturesque setting of Trani. I look forward every year to broaden my horizon in such a lovely setting."
Monika Patricia Sturm
Private Investor - SINGAPORE
|“VIS is THE ultimate value investing event in Europe to attend. It brings an invaluable wealth of information and networking opportunities as well as provides an open venue for hearing and discussing original investment ideas”.
Value Investor - UKRAINE