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Conference - 2018

ASA European Valuation Conference

Forum where investors, executives, regulators and appraisers discuss the current challenges in business valuations.

Hosted by the European Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers

15 June 2018

Slovanský dům

Prague, the Czech Republic

2018-06-15 09:00:00 2018-06-15 22:00:00 Europe/Prague ASA European Valuation Conference This year’s conference is about business valuation in Europe with a special focus on start-up companies. Slovanský dům, Prague, Czech Republic ASA Europe


The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is a multi-discipline, non-profit, international organisation of professional appraisers representing all appraisal disciplines. We established the ASA’s European Chapter in 2015, which is quickly growing into a leading pan-European appraisal organisation.

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting our 2nd ASA European Valuation Conference on 15 June 2018 in the beautiful city Prague. This year’s conference is about business valuation in Europe with a special focus on start-up companies. 200+ delegates attended our 1st conference in 2016, from major international corporate finance, valuation consulting and other companies. We are expecting a larger group this year with the addition of regulators and other governmental delegates. The conference will be preceded by a two-day workshop organised by one of the leading finance professors - Aswath Damodaran from New York University.


  Topic Speaker
9:00 9:15 Introduction Jan Marek, Jeffrey Tarbell
9:15 9:30 IVS in a nutshell Alex Aronsohn
9:30 10:30 Start up valuation Andrew Robinson
10:30 11:00 Break
11:00 12:30 Disaggregated Valuation: Sum of the parts to User Based Valuation Damodaran
12:30 13:30 Lunch
13:30 14:30 The Streetlight Effect and Performativity
Valuing non-listed companies
Some methodological issues
Jan Vis
14:30 15:30 Valuation of small firms in Europe Pekka Hietala
15:30 16:00 Break
16:00 16:20 How start-up valuation differs in Europe Jan Marek
16:20 16:50 IPO Pricing Petr Koblic
16:50 17:50 Key issues and main errors when valuing start-up companies Panel Discussion
17:50 18:00 Closing remarks Andrew Pike

Preliminary agenda indicated may be subject to change. You can send any of the speakers a question.


Alexander Aronsohn FRICS
Director of Technical Standards, RICS
Aswath Damodaran
Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business
Pekka Hietala
Professor of Finance and Chair of the Finance Area at INSEAD
Petr Koblic
Board member of CEESEG Prague Stock Exchange and Wiener Borse
Jan Marek
President of ASA EU Chapter and Partner at Deloitte Czech Republic
Andrew Robinson
Partner at Deloitte, EMEA Valuation Leader
Jeffrey S. Tarbell
Director in the Financial Advisory Services at Houlihan Lokey
Jan Vis
Senior Counsel at Talanton Valuation and Adjunct Professor at Rotterdam School of Management and Nyenrode Business University

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ASA European Valuation Conference (15 June 2018)**

ASA Members: EUR 400 (CZK 10,000)

Non-members: EUR 500 (CZK 12,500)

There is also a possibility purchasing a package of M&E and IVS Workshop and ASA European Valuation Conference for discount fee of EUR 800 (for ASA-members EUR 620) – for both event. This package includes also 2017 International Valuation Standards in the Czech and English languages.

* Including VAT of 21%.

Capacity is limited. Please register early. After registering, you will receive an invoice with payment instructions. Bank transfer is the preferred payment method. You can also pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) with a 3,5% surcharge for processing fees. There is no surcharge for payments by bank transfer. Registration will be confirmed on a first-come first-serve basis after payment is received.

** The conference fee includes:

  • Refreshment during coffee breaks, lunch;
  • Training materials that will be provided online;
  • Evening reception which provides a great opportunity to meet with other participants.

Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee of 50% applies for all cancellations by until 21 April 2018. No refunds will be issued for any cancellations made after that date. Substitutions from the same company are accepted with a fee adjustment, if appropriate.



The ASA European Valuation Conference will take place at Slovanský dům which is situated on the main market street in Prague Na Příkopě. This historical building, renovated in the 20th century as a business centre with shops and cinemas, was originally a Baroque palace called “Vernierovský” built in 1697. In the year 1797, it was reconstructed to the classicist style. You can walk there easily from the square Namesti republiky or Mustek.

Slovanský dům

Na Příkopě 22, Prague 1

Czech Republic

Tel: +420 221 451 380

Panorama view:

Virtual view:

Video presentation:

Attire: Business casual

Language: All presentations will be in English.

Refreshments: Morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunch will be provided, evening reception after the conference.

The ASA European Chapter does not assume responsibility or liability for stolen, lost, or damaged personal property.

Travel & Hotels

To get to your destination from Václav Havel Airport Prague, you can use these transport services:


We recommend you reserve a taxi in advance at the following links:

The driver will be waiting for you with a name board clearly displaying your name and then transport you to the address you have specified in the on-line form.

Shuttle bus:

You will find CEDAZ mini buses parked outside the arrivals foyer. They run every 30 minutes (or as soon as they fill up) from 05:30am to 9:30pm between the airport and Namesti Republiky (30min). Tickets can be bought from a driver for CZK 150.


The organisational team of the ASA European Valuation Conference recommends the following hotels which are located within walking distance of the official conference venue at Slovanský dům .

Be aware that May is part of the peak season in Prague, so we recommend making a reservation as soon as possible.

Hotel Kings Court

Hotel Kings Court

Walking distance: 3min (280m)
Web page:
Tel: +420 224 222 888
Address: U Obecního domu 3,
110 00 Prague 1
Grand Hotel Bohemia

Grand Hotel Bohemia

Walking distance: 3min (210m)
Web page:
Tel: +420 234 608 111
Address: Králodvorská 4,
110 00 Praha 1
Hotel Paris

Hotel Paris

Walking distance: 4 min (300m)
Web page:
Tel: +420 222 195 195
Address: U Obecního domu 1,
110 00 Prague 1
Hotel Prague Marriott

Hotel Prague Marriott

Walking distance: 5 min (450m)
Web page:
Tel: +420 222 888 888
Address: V Celnici 8,
110 00 Praha 1


If you have any queries please contact us at the following e-mail address:

Contact person: Debora Zvardonova (Tel. +420 730 542 154)

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