June 4-6, 2019 ∙ JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Experience Canada’s biggest event in venture capital and private equity

Conference Agenda

The #1 conference of its kind in Canada

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 VC & PE professionals, IC19 brings together the brightest minds and biggest names in the industry for three days of inspiration, conversation and celebration.

Connect with top 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.


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2019 Agenda

Tuesday June 4

Wednesday June 5

Thursday June 6

12:00pm - 7:00pm
Invest Canada ’19 Registration
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Torys LLP Presents: Young Professional Committee Mentoring Luncheon (invite-only)
3:00pm - 5:00pm
HarbourVest Partners (Canada) Ltd. & Norton Rose LLP Presents: LP Only Meeting (invite-only)
3:00pm - 5:00pm
DealCloud & BLG LLP Presents: GP Only Meeting (invite-only)
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hello Handshakes
8:00pm - 12:00am
KPMG In Canada Presents: IC19 Annual Poker Event
6:30am - 8:00am
Vistara Capital Partners Presents: Invest Canada Performance Hub
7:00am - 7:00pm
Invest Canada ’19 Registration
7:30am - 8:30am
TD Bank Presents: Buffet Breakfast
8:30am - 9:00am
Official IC19 Welcome
9:00am - 9:45am
CIBC Presents: David Frum, Political Commentator
9:45am - 10:30am
Keynote - David Kaplan, Ares Management
10:30am - 11:00am
Refresh & Revive
11:00am - 11:45am
Fasken Presents: Venture Capital Update
11:00am - 11:45am
RSM Canada Presents: CEO Perspectives – What Advice Do They Have for GP’s
12:00pm - 1:00pm
BDC Capital Presents: Networking Lunch with CVCA Awards Presentation
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Export Development Canada Presents: Leadership & Innovation
2:00pm - 2:45pm
PwC Canada presents: Corporate Venture Capital
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Blakes Presents: Private Equity Update
2:45pm - 3:15pm
Refresh & Revive
3:15pm - 4:00pm
PwC Canada: Cannabis Investing
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Fraud is Not a Trade Secret: A Conversation with Tyler Shultz
6:00pm - 9:00pm
TELUS Ventures Presents: West Coast Bash
9:00pm - 12:00am
TELUS Ventures Presents: Whisky & Wine Tasting
6:30am - 8:00am
Vistara Capital Partners Presents: Recovery Morning
8:00am - 9:00am
PitchBook Presents: Networking Breakfast
9:00am - 12:00pm
Alberta Enterprise Corporation Presents: IC19 Master Class - Negotiation & Deal Dynamics
9:00am - 10:150am
Masterclass Part I: Best Practices at the Table – What You Say and Do to Create Mutually Beneficial, Long-Term, Sustainable Agreements
10:15am - 10:30am
Refresh & Revive
10:30am - 12:00pm
Masterclass Part II: Best Practices Away from the Table – Managing Auctions, Negotiations & “Negotiauctions”
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Vancouver puts on a pretty good show



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Evening Receptions

The Annual Poker Tournament at Invest Canada ‘19

All Keynote Presentations

Breakout Sessions

Negotiation Strategy Master Class

Meals & Premium Networking Breaks

GP-Only Meeting

Included for GPs

Included for GPs

LP-Only Meeting

Access to discounted hotel room rates

**Invest Canada ’19 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 the above indicated date at 11:59pm Eastern Time
** Hotel rooms and rates are subject to availability

What to Expect at Invest Canada

GP & LP Exclusives

Invitation-only exclusive sessions geared towards your needs and viewpoints. Listen to experts talk about the issues that matter to you and connect with colleagues that share your unique industry perspective.

West Coast Bash

The biggest social event at IC19 will put a spring in your step long into the night. Inspired by the boundless spirit of our host city, enjoy great food, entertainment and, most of all, great company with friends old and new at the West Coast Bash.

Up your negotiation skills

Gain exclusive insight into the latest game-changing negotiation tactics at the Invest Canada ’19 pinnacle Masterclass event, hosted by Guhan Subramanian, one of the world’s foremost authorities in deal-making and corporate law.

Launch & Learn

Young professionals will expand their horizons at a special lunch event while they mix and mingle and move table to table for invaluable facetime and mentoring with specially selected senior executives.