of Invest Canada delegates occupy senior ranking positions in the private capital industry
Managing Partner, General Partner or Partner
Executive Director, Managing Director or Director
Senior Vice President, Vice President or Principal
CEO, President or Founder


Make meaningful connections Deal flow, partnerships, client leads, speaking opportunities, joint ventures - meet the contacts and clients key to your strategy.

IC20 Closing Social Event A great way to unwind from a packed day of sessions, meetings and active networking. Don't miss the infamous final event where everyone gathers to make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Brella Networking at Invest Canada IC20 delegates benefit from enhanced networking via the award-winning Brella platform, taking the guesswork out of networking. Identify new contacts, set up meetings and make the most of your time onsite to do business.

The old-fashioned way Each conference day ends with a networking session to connect with all the new contacts you have made.

What to Expect at Invest Canada '20

2 Days
60+ Speakers
700+ Aniticipated Delegates


Find out what’s on the mind of today’s thought leaders.

Invest Canada features unique keynotes from both industry leaders and those in diverse disciplines and walks of life to inspire and demonstrate how trends are changing the future of business, investment, entrepreneurship and private capital.

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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.

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Notorious Fun.

Invest Canada 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.

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A spotlight on the biggest achievers.

The annual CVCA Awards are our 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!

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Entertaining, Helpful, Educational and Interactive

Attend exclusive GP-only and LP-only sessions and follow venture capital and private equity conference tracks. Listen to industry experts talk about the issues that matter. Attend roundtables and connect with colleagues that share or complement your unique industry perspective.

An intimate round table discussion


Mutually rewarding experiences.

Young professionals will expand their horizons at a special lunch event while they enjoy invaluable facetime and mentoring with specially selected senior executives.

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Learn from and be inspired by some of the most renowned figures from business and beyond – a blend of content comprised of investors and sharp global leaders across industries with diverse backgrounds.

IC20 provides content focused on the issues most relevant to today’s private capital professional to stimulate new thinking and inspire action.

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    Zita Cobb Founder & CEO, Shorefast & Innkeeper, Fogo Island Inn
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    Bruce Flatt Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield
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    Dr. Dirk Schlimm Partner, Jenoir International Inc.
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Experience Canada's Biggest Event in Venture Capital and Private Equity

Member Early Bird
  • Evening Receptions
  • The Annual Poker Tournament at Invest Canada ‘20
  • All Keynote Presentations
  • Meals & Premium Networking Breaks
  • GP-Only Meeting (included for GPs)
  • Access to discounted hotel room rates
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Non-Member Early Bird Rate
  • Evening Receptions
  • The Annual Poker Tournament at Invest Canada ‘20
  • All Keynote Presentations
  • Meals & Premium Networking Breaks
  • GP-Only Meeting (included for GPs)
  • Access to discounted hotel room rates
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Group Rate
15% Off
Special discount for member firms registering 6+ attendees
  • Evening Receptions
  • The Annual Poker Tournament at Invest Canada ‘20
  • All Keynote Presentations
  • Meals & Premium Networking Breaks
  • GP-Only Meeting (included for GPs)
  • Access to discounted hotel room rates
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Limited Partner Rate
Eligible LPs must express interest by contacting CVCA Membership Coordinator
  • Evening Receptions
  • The Annual Poker Tournament at Invest Canada ‘20
  • All Keynote Presentations
  • Meals & Premium Networking Breaks
  • LP-Only Meeting
  • Access to discounted hotel room rates
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** Invest Canada ’20 sponsors and speakers will receive an exclusive promotional code to receive a discount on the above pricing. Please inquire within if you have any questions or have not received a discount code.
** Listed prices will expire on April 3, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
** Hotel rooms and rates are subject to availability

“The Invest Canada conference is, without a doubt, the most valuable event for the PE and VC ecosystem in the country. The IC20 program will be attracting a diverse and innovative crowd from across the country and internationally.”

Steve Faraone
Managing Partner,
Peloton Capital

“You can count on the Invest Canada conference to provide relevant and important discussions across the VC & PE ecosystem. The annual conference provides plenty of time for informal conversations with existing colleagues plus offers a unique opportunity to connect with new folks in private capital; all gathering at the same place and the same time. It’s definitely a highlight in my conference calendar!”

Michelle McBane
Senior Investment Director,
Mars Investment Accelerator Fund

“The Invest Canada conference mirrors the momentum we are seeing in Canadian VC and PE and I’m excited to help assemble next year’s program. You can expect the most educational, entertaining and inspirational conference to-date.”

Steve Leightell
Georgian Partners

“Always a great opportunity to gather with friends in the private equity industry, catch up and compare notes on current issues.”

David Nowak
Managing Partner,
Brookfield Asset Management

“The CVCA plays an incredibly important role in the Canadian VC and PE landscape as a voice for the industry, and as a connector between investors and funds. As limited partners, we always make sure to attend various CVCA events, with the annual conference being the most important industry event during the year, featuring high quality speakers and great networking.”

Kristina Williams
President & CEO,
Alberta Enterprise Corporation


Additional Speakers To Be Announced.

Torys LLP Presents: Young Professional Committee Mentoring Luncheon (Invite-only)
3:00PM – 5:00PM
FindYourAudience & Cybersecurity Compliance Corp Presents: LP-Only Meeting (Invite-only)
Dealcloud Presents: GP-Only Meeting (Invite-only)
Young Professionals Meeting at Invest Canada (Invite-only)
5:00PM – 7:00PM
IC20 Networking Reception
7:30AM – 8:30AM
TD Bank Presents: Buffet Breakfast
8:30AM – 9:00AM
Welcome Remarks
9:00AM – 9:45AM
Alberta Enterprise Corporation Presents: Bruce Flatt, Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield
9:45AM – 10:30AM
Telus Ventures presents Keynote #2 (To be announced)
10:30AM – 11:00AM
ADP Presents: Networking Break
11:00AM – 11:45AM
CIBC Innovation Banking Presents: Debunking Venture Capital Myths
11:00AM – 11:45AM
Private Equity Breakout (To be announced)
11:00AM – 11:45AM
Fasken LLP Presents: The Rise of the Family Office in Private Capital
11:45AM – 12:45PM
BDC Capital Presents: Networking Lunch
12:45PM – 1:45PM
Impact Investing with Zita Cobb, Canadian businesswoman and social entrepreneur
2:00PM – 2:45PM
RBC Presents: Canadian vs. US venture funding, what’s the biggest difference?
2:00PM – 2:45PM
PE Breakout #2 (To be announced)
2:00PM – 2:45PM
Fasken LLP Presents: Breakout #3 (To be announced)
2:45PM – 3:15PM
Networking Break
3:15PM – 4:00PM
Keynote #4 (To be announced)
4:00PM – 4:45PM
IC20 Master Class: Managing difficult conversations in the boardroom with Dr. Dirk Schlimm
5:00PM – 7:30PM
Closing Social Event
7:30PM – 10:00PM
KPMG in Canada Presents: Annual Poker Event at Invest Canada ‘20
7:30PM – 11:00PM
Closing Social Event & Whiskey Tasting
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