Agenda

Registration Hours & Concierge Services: 1:30 PM-7:00 PM

GENERAL PARTNERS ONLY (Session 1)

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LIMITED PARTNERS ONLY (Session 1)

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Networking Break, presented by BMO

Location: Foyer
Throughout Invest Canada ’24, seize every opportunity to connect, learn, and grow during our strategically timed Networking Breaks. Located conveniently on the Conference Floor, these breaks are your pit stops for rejuvenation. Enjoy the comfort of our specially designed meeting pods, grab a coffee, or indulge in light refreshments as you gear up for the next round of inspiring sessions. Each break is a chance to level-up your organization in an environment crafted for your convenience and success.

General Partners Only: Advanced Fundraising Tactics, presented by BDC Capital

Location: Viger
In the onset of this session, Sumita Banerjee, Director of Insights and Strategic Initiatives at BDC Capital, will present market insights and key takeaways from BDC’s 2024 edition of Canada’s Venture Capital Landscape report. Additionally, she will offer some perspectives on the present investment climate and implications of the dynamic environment. This GP-only session at IC24 will provide an exploration of the strategies and nuances in securing capital from high-net-worth and family office investors. This GP-exclusive session brings together a diverse panel of experts, including GPs, LPs, and key figures from banks and platforms, to share their insights on effective fundraising in today’s investment landscape. Attendees will gain practical advice on navigating the complexities of engaging with HNWI and family offices, ensuring attendees are well-equipped to broaden fundraising efforts and forge valuable connections. Please note only general partners will be permitted entry. Pre-registration is not necessary but your registration type will be checked at the door, and we regret that non-GPs will not be able to attend.
  • Sumita Banerjee Director, Insights and Strategic Initiatives, BDC Capital
  • Darin Brock Partner, TorQuest
  • Sophia Maizel Principal, HarbourVest
  • Rob Olsen Vice Chairman of Private Capital, Nicola Wealth
  • Thomas Terrats Co-Founder and CEO, Vessel

LIMITED PARTNERS ONLY (Session 2)

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5 à 7, presented by Intapp

Location: The Terrace (Fairmont QE)
Welcome to the onset of Invest Canada ’24 with our premiere event, 5 à 7. The terrace at Le Reine Élizabeth transforms into a bustling hub, inviting you to our welcome reception where the breeze is as fresh as the opportunities. Sip on meticulously crafted drinks, engage in vibrant conversations, facilitate strategic partnerships and catalyze transaction momentum in an environment that merges social entertainment with stimulating discussion. This is your golden hour – a perfect blend of fresh air and networking, designed to break the ice and set the tone for the days ahead.

Invest Canada Attendee Free Time

Location: Montreal
Discover the magic of Montréal, a city where culture, creativity, and commerce converge in a colourful mix. As the host city for Invest Canada ’24, Montréal offers more than just a picturesque setting; it’s a hub of innovation and a melting pot of global business ideas. Montréal is renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit, making it the perfect backdrop for an event that celebrates the cutting edge of venture capital and private equity. From its historic charm to its modern business districts, Montréal provides an inspiring environment for forging new connections, igniting innovative ideas, and exploring future investment horizon.

Invest’connexion, presented by HarbourVest Partners 

Location: Cathcart (Place Ville Marie)
As night falls on the first day of Invest Canada ’24, join us at Le Cathcart for Invest’connexion, an event that promises an evening of limitless possibilities. Presented by HarbourVest Partners (Canada), this gathering is your gateway to everything under the stars, all under one magnificent glass pavilion. Mingle with industry leaders in a setting that connects you directly to the heart of the city. It’s a late-night rendezvous where the worlds of innovation, and investment collide.

Registration Hours & Concierge Services: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM

CVCA Awards Breakfast

Location: Place du Canada
Rise and shine to the prestigious CVCA Awards Breakfast, a prelude to the day’s adventures at Invest Canada ’24. Held in the Invest Canada plenary space, Place du Canada, this gathering is a tribute to innovation, excellence, and the transformative power of investment. Celebrate the luminaries of 2024, whose groundbreaking work has propelled the industry forward. This event is not just a breakfast; it’s an opportunity to glean insights from the past year’s achievers and set your sights on the heights your endeavors could reach.

IC24 Welcome Remarks & Land Acknowledgment

Location: Place du Canada
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Plenary Session

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Plenary Session

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Networking Break Presented by Satov Consultants

Location: Foyer
Throughout Invest Canada ’24, seize every opportunity to connect, learn, and grow during our strategically timed Networking Breaks. Located conveniently on the Conference Floor, these breaks are your pit stops for rejuvenation. Enjoy the comfort of our specially designed meeting pods, grab a coffee, or indulge in light refreshments as you gear up for the next round of inspiring sessions. Each break is a chance to level-up your organization in an environment crafted for your convenience and success.

VC Breakout: Mastering the New Venture Debt Landscape

Location: Viger
Attend the Mastering the New Venture Debt Landscape panel presentation at IC24 for an essential deep dive into the rapidly evolving venture debt market, reshaped by rising interest rates and the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. This session will unite industry experts to discuss the current state of venture debt, showcasing practical strategies for using the tool effectively in the current environment. The insights provided will illuminate the latest trends and provide perspectives on new challenges and the opportunities within the venture debt sector.
  • Hemal Fraser Rawal General Partner, White Star Capital
  • Randy Garg Founder and Managing Partner, Vistara Growth
  • John Markell Managing Director, Armentum Partners
  • Tuyen Vo Head of Technology and Innovation Banking, National Bank

PE Breakout 1

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Networking Lunch, presented by Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG)

Location: Square Dorchester

Elevate Your Impact & Talent with Oscar-Winning Insights, presented by Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Location: Place du Canada
Attendees of Invest Canada ’24 will enjoy a compelling keynote session with David Fialkow, Co-Founder and Managing Director of General Catalyst and an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker (for Icarus and Navalny). With a distinguished career that spans across VC and filmmaking, David embodies the fusion of creativity, impact investing, and DEI in business. His journey from founding and exiting multiple companies to producing groundbreaking documentaries on healthcare and social justice showcases his commitment to driving meaningful change. In this session, David will share his unique insights into nurturing teams and projects that not only aim for financial success but also make a significant societal impact. Drawing from his vast experience in financial services, digital health, AI, and data analytics, alongside his passion for storytelling and social justice, attendees will gain unparalleled perspectives on the power of impact investing and DEI in shaping the future of business. At the core of David Fialkow’s keynote, is General Catalyst’s responsible innovation thesis, a transformative approach that provides guidance toward building large-scale, impactful businesses aligned with societal progress. Whether you’re looking to enhance your team’s dynamics, invest with purpose, or drive change through innovation, David’s keynote will illuminate your path forward.
  • David Fialkow Co-Founder & Managing Director, General Catalyst, & Academy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

Networking Break, presented by Roynat Capital | Scotiabank

Location: Foyer
Throughout Invest Canada ’24, seize every opportunity to connect, learn, and grow during our strategically timed Networking Breaks. Located conveniently on the Conference Floor, these breaks are your pit stops for rejuvenation. Enjoy the comfort of our specially designed meeting pods, grab a coffee, or indulge in light refreshments as you gear up for the next round of inspiring sessions. Each break is a chance to level-up your organization in an environment crafted for your convenience and success.

VC Breakout 2

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PE Breakout 2

Networking Break presented by Losange Finance

Location: Foyer
Throughout Invest Canada ’24, seize every opportunity to connect, learn, and grow during our strategically timed Networking Breaks. Located conveniently on the Conference Floor, these breaks are your pit stops for rejuvenation. Enjoy the comfort of our specially designed meeting pods, grab a coffee, or indulge in light refreshments as you gear up for the next round of inspiring sessions. Each break is a chance to level-up your organization in an environment crafted for your convenience and success.

Plenary Session

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Networking Break, presented by Desjardins Capital

Location: Foyer
Throughout Invest Canada ’24, seize every opportunity to connect, learn, and grow during our strategically timed Networking Breaks. Located conveniently on the Conference Floor, these breaks are your pit stops for rejuvenation. Enjoy the comfort of our specially designed meeting pods, grab a coffee, or indulge in light refreshments as you gear up for the next round of inspiring sessions. Each break is a chance to level-up your organization in an environment crafted for your convenience and success.

Global Shifts and Investment Horizons, Presented by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

Join Stephen Poloz, Special Advisor at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, and former Bank of Canada Governor along with Sir Terry Matthews, founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, as they delve into and debate the nuances of steering through economic unpredictability. Set against the backdrop of major geopolitical shifts and policy decisions impacting the global investment environment, their keynote discussion will equip Invest Canada attendees with insights to refine investment strategies in today’s rapidly evolving market.
  • Sir Terry Matthews Founder and Chairman, Wesley Clover International
  • Stephen Poloz is Special Advisor, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, and Former Governor of the Bank of Canada

Le Grand Mix, presented by Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Location: Agora+Centreville
Embark on a legendary evening at Le Grand Mix, a historic Day 2 reception that has become a hallmark of Invest Canada ’24. Hosted by Fonds de solidarité FTQ and taking place at Agora and Centreville, this event is a symphony of delicious food, drink, and unforgettable moments. As the name suggests, expect a mix of everything – a spectacle of culinary experiences, artisanal beverages, and a surprise element that guarantees you won’t want to miss. This event is designed to impress, celebrate, and connect the brightest minds in our industry.

Registration Hours & Concierge Services: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Networking Breakfast Presented by Fort McKay Landing

Location: Square Dorchester

Day 3 Opening Remarks

Unlocking Advantage in Disruption, presented by Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC)

Location: Place du Canada
In an era where change is the only constant, Unlocking Advantage in Disruption, presented by Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC) at Invest Canada ’24 offers a breakthrough in leveraging disruption for competitive advantage. Drawing on his extensive experience, Geoff Colvin, revered business journalist with decades of experience at Fortune, will explore the critical intersections of AI, regulatory shifts, and workforce evolution that are defining the new frontier for portfolios across the spectrum. Attendees will gain exclusive insight into the forward-thinking approaches that industry leaders are using to not only confront, but to capitalize on change. This session is essential for those looking to refine their investment strategies, foster creativity within their teams, and lead their portfolios to thrive amidst the unpredictable global economy.
  • Geoff Colvin Senior Editor at Large, Fortune, CBS Radio Daily, & Best-Selling Author
  • Kristina Williams President and Chief Executive Officer, AEC

Blueprint for Growth: Quebec’s Strategic Approach, presented by Investissement Québec

Location: Place du Canada
This session at IC24 will explore the insights of institutional investors in leveraging strategic capital to address current economic challenges and enhance regional growth. Panelists will shed light into Québec’s strategic sectors and explore the province’s influence on investment trends. The discussion will highlight how Québec’s economic strategies can be further optimized and how these approaches provide valuable insights for other regions aiming to navigate the complexities of economic development.
  • Janie Béïque Chief Executive Officer, Fonds de solidarité FTQ
  • Marie-Claude Boisvert Partner & Head of Sagard Private Equity Canada Sagard
  • Isabelle Hudon President and CEO, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
  • Geneviève Morin Chief Executive Officer, Fondaction
  • Bicha Ngo Chief Executive Officer, Investissement Québec
  • Kim Thomassin Executive Vice-President and Head of Québec, CDPQ

Networking Break

Location: Foyer
Throughout Invest Canada ’24, seize every opportunity to connect, learn, and grow during our strategically timed Networking Breaks. Located conveniently on the Conference Floor, these breaks are your pit stops for rejuvenation. Enjoy the comfort of our specially designed meeting pods, grab a coffee, or indulge in light refreshments as you gear up for the next round of inspiring sessions. Each break is a chance to level-up your organization in an environment crafted for your convenience and success.

Plenary Session

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IC24 Closing Remarks