INVEST CANADA ’19 is the place to be if you live and breathe venture capital and private equity. The only event of this magnitude for both VC & PE professionals, IC19 brings together the brightest minds and biggest names in the industry for three days of inspiration, conversation and celebration.

Gain invaluable insights into the issues, opportunities and innovations that are at the top of everyone’s news feed. Listen to marquee-name keynote speakers share their experience and advice on the issues affecting our industry today. Meet the country’s top industry influencers, make new connections and re‑connect with old ones.

The #1 conference of its kind in Canada.

3
Days
700+
Anticipated Delegates
60+
Speakers

It all adds up to the 1 event you don’t want to miss!

What People are Saying...

Gregory Smith President and CEO, InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.
Scott MacDonald Co-Founder and Managing Partner, McRock Capital
David Nowak Managing Partner, Brookfield Asset Management
Peter van der Velden Managing General Partner, Lumira Ventures
Kristina Williams President & CEO, Alberta Enterprise Corporation
Senia Rapisarda Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (Canada) Ltd.
Michelle McBane Senior Investment Director, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund
Carolyn Côté Director, Funds, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Invest Canada is the premier opportunity to network and engage with all of your peers and contacts in the industry. Connect with more than 700 industry influencers, including international VC and PE investors, debt and equity providers, institutional funds, high-growth entrepreneurs at the forefront of innovation, government entities, corporations and service providers who all have a vested interest in accelerating Canada’s innovation and growth ecosystem.

%
of Invest Canada delegates occupy senior ranking positions in the private capital industry

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Managing Partner, General Partner, or Partner
%
Senior Vice President, Vice President, or Principal
%
Executive Director, Managing Director, or Director
%
CEO, President, or Founder

What to Expect at Invest Canada

BE INSPIRED

Find out what’s on the mind of today’s thought leaders. We’ll have multiple keynote speakers in attendance to talk about their views on the industry and what to expect in the years ahead, while sharing personal anecdotes about what makes them tick. Previous keynotes have included Ryan Holmes, Mike Babcock, Stephen Harper, Chris Hadfield, Hayley Wickenheiser and many more.

BREAK AWAY

Expand your business horizons. Attend sessions tailored specifically to venture capital or private equity professionals. Examine challenges and opportunities currently facing the ecosystem and gain an understanding on how these issues may affect your day-to-day operations. Past topics have included government policy, artificial intelligence, cleantech, data and analytics, IPO and exit strategy, cyber security and more.

GET SOCIAL

IC19 is all about celebrating the private equity and venture capital industry – so let’s have fun! In addition to daily networking opportunities through get-togethers like cocktail receptions, we’ll host special events to dial up the excitement even more. Past events have included poker tournaments, whiskey and wine tastings, and even a private action-packed rodeo at Calgary’s Stampede Park.

PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER

The annual CVCA Awards ceremony is your opportunity to applaud the industry’s brightest lights for going above and beyond in helping Canada’s investment landscape flourish. Join us as we honour this year’s biggest success stories in deal making, returns, community service and more.

GP AND LP EXCLUSIVES

By special invite to General Partners and Limited Partners. Attend exclusive GP-only and LP-only sessions geared to your needs and viewpoints. Listen to industry experts talk about the issues that matter to you, attend targeted roundtables and connect with colleagues that share your unique industry perspective.

Past Invest Canada Speakers

Scott GallowayClinical Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business
Elyse AllenPresident & CEO, GE Canada
Ryan HolmesCEO, Hootsuite
Mike BabcockHead Coach, Toronto Maple Leafs
The Right HonourableStephen Harper
David M. RubensteinCo-Founder, The Carlyle Group
Hayley WickenheiserOlympic Gold Medalist
Jim CoulterCo-Founder, TPG Capital
Russell JonesChief Financial Officer, Shopify