Invest Canada ‘17 brings together global thought leaders and influencers in our Canadian innovation and growth ecosystem to share their insights. This year’s marquee presenters will share growth-hacks for PE and VC investors, entrepreneurs, and other industry stakeholders which have pivoted Canada on its trajectory of innovative disruption.

Stay tuned – our Invest Canada ’17 speaker roster is still growing!

David Rubenstein

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms


Niki Lauda

Former Formula 1 driver and a three-time F1 World Drivers’ Champion


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Ajay Royan is Founder & General Managing Partner at Mithril Capital

Chris Hadfield

Decorated Astronaut, Engineer and Pilot


Whitney Rockley

Whitney Rockley is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of McRock Capital


Mike Woollatt

Mike Woollatt is CEO of CVCA

Martin LeBlanc

Martin LeBlanc is President & CEO of Caprion Biosciences Inc.

Gero Wittemann

Gero Wittemann is Managing Director at CVC Capital Partners

Michael Sabia

Michael Sabia is President and Chief Executive Officer, CDPQ

Gaetan Morin

Gaétan Morin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Wally Hunter

Wally Hunter is Managing Director at Enertech Capital

Shawna Kaufman

Shawna Kaufman is Managing Director, Membership at ILPA

Rick Nathan

Rick Nathan is Managing Director at Kensington Capital Partners

Ian Carew

Ian Carew is Director at Northleaf Capital

David Parish

David Parrish is Partner at Jackson Walker LLP

Karl Reckziegel

Karl Reckziegel is Head of Funds and Co-invest at BDC Capital

Joe Poulin

Joe Poulin is President and CEO, Luxury Retreats

Pierre-Oliver Perras

Pierre-Oliver Perras is Managing Director and Co-Head of the Investment & Corporate Banking Power & Energy Infrastructure at BMO Capital Markets

Dr. Peter Bauer_

Dr. Peter Bauer is Chief Scientific Officer of Centogene

Mitch Garber

Mitch Garber is CEO of Caesars Acquisition Company

Laurence Rulleau

Laurence Rulleau is Partner at CTI Life Sciences Fund

Jean-Francois Gagne

Jean-François Gagné is CEO at Element.ai

Adley Bowden

Adley Bowden VP of Market Analysis at Pitchbook

Rob Silverman_

Rob Silverman is Head of Venture at Roche

Senia Rapisarda

Senia Rapisarda is Managing Director at HarbourVest Partners, LLC.

Joncarlo Mark

Joncarlo Mark is Founder & Managing Member of Upwelling Capital Group.

Ching-yen Chin

Ching-yen Chen is Partner at InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.

Jonathan Tetrault

Jonathan Tétrault is Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer at Cirque du Soleil

Andrew Schiener

Andrew Sheiner is Managing Partner and Founder at Altas Partners LP

Jacques Bernier

Jacques Bernier is Co-founder and Managing Partner, Teralys Capital

Daniel Dupont

Daniel Dupont is Managing Director of Northleaf Capital.

Pete Bastien

Pete Bastien is Principal at next47

Mary Hemmingsen

Mary Hemmingson is Advisory Services National Sector and Leader of Power and Utilities at KPMG LLP.

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is ‎National Senior Director, Strategy, Local Government & Municipal Infrastructure, Johnson Controls

Kathleen Kauth

Kathleen Kauth is Director of Partnerships, MaRs

Jonathan See

Jonathan See is Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Jay Jester

Jay Jester is Managing Director, Audax Private Equity

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Jeff Pentland is Managing Director at Northleaf Capital

Chris Arsenault_300x300px

Chris Arsenault is Managing Partner at iNovia Capital

Scott Miller_300x300px

Scott Miller is CEO of Vision Critical.

Eric Michaud_300x300px

Eric Michaud is Managing Director at Deloitte

Reza Satchu is Managing Partner and Founder at Alignvest.

Lisa Melchior_300x300px

Lisa Melchior is Founder of VERTU Capital

Chima Ubani_300x300px

Chima Ubani is Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Michael Akkwai_300x300px

Michael Akkawi is Partner at Torys LLP.

Pascal Tremblay_300x300px

Pascal Trembley is President, Managing Partner at Novacap TMT Group

Dr. Eiry Roberts_300x300px

Dr. Eiry Wynn Roberts is Vice President of Research and Development at Eli Lilly

Robert Prichard_300x300px

Robert Prichard is Chair of Torys LLP

Michael Litt_300x300px

Michael Litt is CEO of Vidyard

Brent Belzberg_300x300px

Brent Belzberg is Senior Managing Partner at TorQuest Partners

Frederic Lalonde

Frederic Lalonde is the Founder of Hopper

Shahir Guindi_300x300px

Shahir Guindi is Managing Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Christian Dube

Christian Dube is Executive Vice-President at CDPQ.

Guthrie Stewart_

Guthrie Stewart is SVP, Head of Global Private Investments at PSP Investments

Andre Ludovic

Ludovic André is Managing Director at Emerillon Capital & President of CIC Capital.

Jocelyn Blanchet

Jocelyn Blanchet is Partner at KPMG LLP.

Alex Taillefer

Alex Taillefer is Managing Partner at XPND Capital.

David Trujillo

David Trujilio is Partner at TPG


Andrew Arruda

Andrew Arruda is a Canadian entrepreneur and lawyer.


Sam Pasupalak_

Sam is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Maluuba.


Luc Marengere

Dr. Marengere is Managing Partner of TVM Life Science Venture VII.


Ryan Duffy

Ryan Duffy is the President & CEO of Blackstone Energy Services Inc.


Andrew Bowerbank

Andrew Bowerbank is a respected authority on emerging clean energy technologies


Peter van der Velden

Peter is Managing General Partner at Lumira Capital


Paul Haynes

Chief Executive Officer, eSentire


Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace has been President and CEO of Medgate since 2003.


Bobby Franklin

Bobby Franklin is the President & CEO of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)


Neal Hill

Neal Hill joined BDC Capital in 2012 as Vice President, Fund of Funds


Justin LaFayette

Justin LaFayette is a Managing Partner at Georgian Partners.