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General Category => Events & Meeting Notes => Topic started by: NormR on August 28, 2019, 01:34:46 PM

Title: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: NormR on August 28, 2019, 01:34:46 PM
Sorry folks, it's all been shutdown.  See you in 2021!

April 14: Day - 2

Ben Graham Centre's Student Stock Picking Competition: Finals
Postponed to 2021

The Ben Graham Dinner
Postponed to 2021

April 15: Day - 1

The Ben Graham Centre’s Value Investing Conference
Postponed to 2021

YYX Toronto Value Symposium
Postponed to 2021

Fairfax Africa AGM
Webcast Only

Premier Fairfax Financial Shareholder’s Dinner
Postponed to 2021 - Purchased tickets will be refunded
Organizer:  Premier Diversified Holdings Inc.
Date: April 15, 2020
Time:  Registration: 6:30 PM, Dinner: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location:  Tudors Room 7 & 8 (Main Mezzanine), Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Information: 16th Annual Fairfax Financial Shareholder's Dinner (https://www.pdh-inc.com/2020-premier-fairfax-conference.html)
Registration: Required (https://www.pdh-inc.com/2020-premier-fairfax-conference.html)

April 16: FFH Day

Fairfax Financial AGM
Webcast Only

Fairfax India AGM
Webcast Only
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: NormR on December 28, 2019, 07:07:55 AM
A little bump up as the details start to come together. 
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: dr.malone on December 28, 2019, 12:39:24 PM
Hi Norm,

Does the link work for the YYX Toronto Value event? When i click on it, it says connection is not private, might be a spam etc.

Also, under the April 16 FFH Day, you have the date as April 11.

The program for the Ben Graham event sounds fantastic!

Thanks
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: NormR on December 28, 2019, 07:57:47 PM
Does the link work for the YYX Toronto Value event? When i click on it, it says connection is not private, might be a spam etc.

Also, under the April 16 FFH Day, you have the date as April 11.

Thanks, the YYX event is likely a go according to James, but the website isn't ready yet.  So, I took the link down while correcting the 11 to 16 issue.
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: Spekulatius on December 29, 2019, 11:17:07 AM
It is surprising that PFH shareholders can afford dinner :o
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: NormR on December 29, 2019, 04:57:55 PM
If you want to comment about a particular event, please use the appropriate thread.  This one should be used only for overall scheduling purposes.
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: NormR on February 24, 2020, 06:45:20 PM
A little bump up as the details start to come together. 
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: NormR on March 13, 2020, 03:02:25 PM
Roy Thomson Hall is closing (https://www.masseyhallandroythomsonhall.com/box-office-and-venue-info/covid-19) for at least two weeks due to virus concerns.  The government of Canada is advising against (https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories) non-essential travel.  I hate to say it - and I don't know for sure - but there is a real chance that the Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020 schedule will change dramatically.  If you spot a schedule change, please let me know and I'll update this page.  May you and yours enjoy good health in the months and years to come.   
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: NormR on March 14, 2020, 09:42:07 AM
The Ivey events have been postponed to 2021
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Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: bearprowler6 on March 14, 2020, 09:47:54 AM
The Ivey events have been postponed.

Norm,

If only Fairfax was as proactive as you regarding this situation we would all be better off. Thank-you for your efforts!

Prem....stop hiding and provide an update on the annual meeting. You know you have to cancel the RTH festivities. Just do it!

Thanks,

BP6
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: NormR on March 14, 2020, 10:13:38 AM
The Ivey events have been postponed.

Norm,

If only Fairfax was as proactive as you regarding this situation we would all be better off. Thank-you for your efforts!

Prem....stop hiding and provide an update on the annual meeting. You know you have to cancel the RTH festivities. Just do it!

Thanks,

BP6

An announcement from FFH will be released shortly. 
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: NormR on March 16, 2020, 09:04:02 AM
Fairfax Announces Changes to Annual Meeting (https://www.fairfax.ca/news/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/FAIRFAX-ANNOUNCES-CHANGES-TO-ANNUAL-MEETING/default.aspx): Webcast only
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: NoCalledStrikes on March 16, 2020, 09:33:03 AM
Thank you Norm for your efforts on keeping us all informed.
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: Read the Footnotes on March 16, 2020, 12:15:31 PM
Norman, thank you for maintaining this page for us this year. This was the right decision and the fact that Canada just closed it's borders to non-Canadians just confirms that our forecasts were right.

Also, thank you to JEast for all the work he put in to the YYX event this year. James has made improvements each year.

Thank you to Ranger for all the behind the scenes work he put in to the Ben Graham Dinner. Ranger volunteered to do 100% of the behind the scenes organization for the dinner this year even though he had a conflict and could not attend the dinner.

Francis Chou had already started working on wrangling some speakers for the week. I am confident it was going to be an amazing lineup, and just adds to the loss.

Sanjeev and his team put a lot of work in to the Fairfax Shareholder dinner only to have to make the decision to cancel.

Also, our organizers make an upfront financial commitment and then take the risk of dealing with a mess like this.

All of them deserve our continuing thanks for their annual efforts to make this such a great week.

Keep safe every one.
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: BG2008 on March 16, 2020, 12:24:13 PM
Yes, huge shout out to all the guys making Fairfax Lollapalooza happen.  It's an amazing event.  Is there a way to help reimburse the cancellation cost for the event?  I'll chip in some beer money.  From my experience planning events, it requires a tremendous amount of brain damage and not a ton of rewards. 
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: Read the Footnotes on March 16, 2020, 12:45:46 PM
Yes, huge shout out to all the guys making Fairfax Lollapalooza happen.  It's an amazing event.  Is there a way to help reimburse the cancellation cost for the event?  I'll chip in some beer money.  From my experience planning events, it requires a tremendous amount of brain damage and not a ton of rewards.
BG, some costs I think were refunded. I think everyone is going to work out ok with Sanjeev being the last to be in an uncertain position. Does this qualify under an act of god clause?
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2020
Post by: absolutbrian on March 19, 2020, 09:58:54 AM
Thank you everyone for your time and effort. This is unfortunate but there are things we don't control. Let's focus on what we can control. That is stay safe and healthy.

Brian
Title: Re: Fairfax Lollapalooza 2021
Post by: drzola on September 10, 2020, 09:15:23 AM
Probably a No to Go for 2021 now maybe?

https://www.ivey.uwo.ca/bengrahaminvesting/bgcvi-events/2021/04/2021-virtual-international-mba-stock-picking-competition/