Agenda

We have made every effort to provide conference materials and content in both English and French. The language of each presentation will be clearly indicated on the conference agenda.

Check-In Hours & Concierge Services: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Check-in Located on the Mezzanine Level

LP/GP Speed-dating, presented by Réseau Capital’s ELLE-Invest committee.

In 5-minute increments, GPs will go around the room to meet the LPs present. You’ll be able to exchange ideas, make strategic connections and strengthen your professional network. Designed specifically for female LPs, this event offers a unique platform to meet potential partners in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please note that this event is closed for registration.

Emerging Managers Workshop presented by Inovia – INVITE ONLY

For the first time at the Invest Canada conference, we are excited to introduce a newly offered session exclusively tailored for emerging venture managers. Set in a collaborative atmosphere, participants will be able to build meaningful relationships, exchange innovative ideas, and discover potential partnerships. Following a presentation designed to ignite inspiration, attendees will transition into facilitated discussions spanning the spectrum of issues and opportunities facing emerging managers such as differentiation strategies, LP expectations, market trends, operational excellence, and beyond. Please note that pre-registration is required to ensure a productive environment for participants. Participants who have pre-registered will receive session location details in their inbox prior to the event. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.

Emerging Managers BBQ presented by Espace CDPQ – INVITE ONLY

Continuing the momentum from the Emerging Managers Workshop, the Invest Canada conference is proud to offer the Emerging Managers BBQ, presented by Espace CDPQ. Participants will enjoy a professional yet informal setting to network and mingle. Set outdoors in the refreshing ambiance of spring, it promises an opportunity to connect over a delightful BBQ lunch, with hopes of agreeable weather and precautions in place for comfort. It’s a perfect occasion for participants to casually exchange insights and forge new connections. In line with our commitment to cater to the needs of all participants, pre-registration is required for this event. Participants who have pre-registered will receive session location details in their inbox prior to the event. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.

General Partners Only: Monetizing Across Cycles & Mastering Exits

Location: Av. Viger
This general partners-only session at Invest Canada ’24 offers a dive into the nuanced strategies that define successful exits, tailored exclusively for those steering the course. This session will equip you with the foresight and frameworks to effectively manage exit pathways, detailing the steps necessary to position portfolios for exceptional outcomes. From the strategic alignment of management and boards to understanding the latest trends M&As, buyouts, IPOs, and the surging interest in secondaries, attendees will emerge with fresh insights into innovative exit mechanics. The session will also explore the differences between software and life science exits, and ultimately how to drive towards successful outcomes. 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. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Mia Morisset Principal, Inovia
  • Maha Katabi General Partner, Sofinnova Investments
  • Charles Haliburton Vice President, Technology Buyouts, General Atlantic
  • Lauren Harris Managing Director, Northleaf Capital
  • Giancarlo Salvo Partner, Dentons

Limited Partners Only: Unveiling Opportunities in Private Equity Secondaries, presented by Lexington Partners

Location: Av. Duluth
The secondary market continues to thrive with a plethora of opportunities, continued innovation and increased complexity shaping this dynamic sector. Join us at IC24 for an exciting panel discussion as 3 industry experts delve into the realm of private equity secondary investing. From continuation funds to creating value beyond the discount to uncovering opportunities in venture portfolios, our panelists will dissect and explore key strategies, emerging trends and navigating challenges in the ever-evolving secondaries landscape. Please note only limited 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-LPs will not be able to attend. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Shane Feeney Head of Secondaries, NorthLeaf
  • Omar Jabri Managing Director, Lexington Partners
  • Simon Oak Managing Director, Lexington Partners
  • Mike Pugatch Managing Director, HarbourVest
  • Joy Savchenko Senior Managing Director, Evercore

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: Av. 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. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Sumita Banerjee Director, Insights and Strategic Initiatives, BDC Capital
  • Darin Brock Partner, TorQuest
  • Sunny Lee Senior Director, Private Equity, Nicola Private Capital
  • Sophia Maizel Principal, HarbourVest
  • Thomas Terrats Co-Founder and CEO, Vessel

Limited Partners Only: Roundtable Discussions

Location: Av. Duluth
Following a short networking break, participants will take part in a series of roundtable discussions led by Jennifer Choi, the CEO of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), alongside a representative from Torys LLP, who will provide their expertise. Limited partners from across Canada and beyond will explore various perspectives, each sharing their strategies and experiences in navigating the evolving economic environment. Attend this session to exchange ideas, enhance your strategies, and gain a deeper understanding of the diverse approaches shaping the future of private capital investment. Please note only limited 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-LPs will not be able to attend. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Jennifer Choi Chief Executive Officer, Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)
  • Geoff Kelsall Senior Associate, Torys LLP

5 à 7, presented by Intapp

Location: Square Victoria
Welcome to the onset of Invest Canada ’24 with our premiere event, 5 à 7. The hip, funky Square Victoria and the surrounding area will transform into a bustling hub, inviting you to our welcome reception where the vibe is as lively as the opportunities. Sip on meticulously crafted drinks, enjoy great music, and 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 atmosphere 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.

Check-In Hours & Concierge Services: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Check-in Located on the Mezzanine Level

CVCA Awards Breakfast, presented by Apex Innovative Investments Ventures

Location: Place du Canada
Rise and shine to the prestigious CVCA Awards Breakfast, presented by Apex Innovative Investment, 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. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.

IC24 Welcome Remarks & Land Acknowledgment

Location: Place du Canada
Join us as we officially kick off Invest Canada ’24! Leaders from the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and Réseau Capital along with some special guests will set the tone for the days ahead. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Marie-Claude Boisvert Partner & Head of Sagard Private Equity Canada, Sagard & IC24 Co-Chair
  • Christophe Bourque General Partner, White Star Capital & IC24 Co-Chair

Global Perspectives, Domestic Decisions: Expert Insights to help you navigate through turbulent times, presented by Norton Rose Fulbright

Location: Place du Canada
At Invest Canada ’24, get ready for a fascinating and lively discussion aimed to bring clarity to the complex geopolitical landscape affecting investment decisions. Presented by Norton Rose Fulbright, a firm with a global reach, this session will touch on critical issues including political conflicts, protectionism, climate risk, and supply chain disruptions, offering a 360 view of political, economic, and corporate perspectives. Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, with his background as Canada’s Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, will provide an overview of current global climate and the implications for investors. Dawn Desjardins, Chief Economist at Deloitte, will translate these geopolitical shifts into their economic impact, focusing on inflation and its effects on the business climate. Michael Denham, Executive Vice-President and Head of Commercial and Private Banking at National Bank, will connect these insights to the practical concerns of entrepreneurs and investors alike, offering strategies to navigate these challenges. Vanessa Grant of Norton Rose Fulbright will steer the conversation, ensuring a global perspective grounded in domestic realities and setting the groundwork for a day filled with insights to drive high-impact investment decisions. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Michael Denham Executive Vice-President and Head of Commercial and Private Banking, National Bank of Canada
  • Dawn Desjardins Chief Economist, Deloitte
  • Vanessa Grant Senior Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Hon. Pierre Pettigrew Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada

A Future-Forward Dive into 2024’s PE Ecosystem and Beyond, Presented by FASKEN

Location: Place du Canada
Join us at IC24 for a plenary panel discussion that explores the forefront of global private equity trends, presented by FASKEN. This session will feature global PE investors, including three US investors who specialize in various stages of investment. Together, they will offer insights derived from years of accumulated wisdom and discuss the robust nature of the US economy, noted for its higher productivity and contrasting monetary policies with Canada. The panel will dissect the unique challenges and opportunities that 2024 holds for buyout funds and companies, highlighting strategic differences and approaches. Attendees will gain an understanding of what drives buyout fund decisions and analyze the strategies, foresight, and the art of the deal in today’s ever-evolving investment landscape.
  • Mark Benedetti Executive President, Ardian
  • Pamela Hendrickson Vice Chairman at The Riverside Company and Chairman of the Board of the American Investment Council
  • Laurence Vigeant-Langlois Managing Director, AE Industrial Partners
  • Caitlin Rose Partner, FASKEN

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: Av. 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. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Hemal Fraser Rawal General Partner, White Star Capital
  • Randy Garg Founder and Managing Partner, Vistara Growth
  • John Markell Managing Director, Armentum Partners
  • Amy Olah Managing Director and Head of Canada Originations, CIBC Innovation Banking
  • Tuyen Vo Head of Technology and Innovation Banking, National Bank

PE Breakout: Diverse Strategies in Global Fundraising: Insights from International LPs, presented by Kalos LLP

Location: Av. Duluth
Invest Canada ’24 attendees will breakout in the morning of Day 2 for a dynamic PE-focused panel discussion featuring leading non-Canadian limited partners sharing their perspectives on the current investment and fundraising environment. Attendees will learn about the factors that influence panelists’ allocation decisions, from the importance of ESG initiatives and DEI practices to preferences in industry verticals, deal sizes, and team compositions. Discover what makes GPs stand out in the global marketplace and how to better align with the evolving expectations of top international LPs. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Scott Gregory Partner, Snowbridge Advisors
  • Lauren Harris Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners
  • Hilary LaBrash Managing Director – Private Funds Group, Evercore
  • Sylvester McClearn Director, New York State Common Retirement Fund
  • Jeff Reals Managing Director, Performance Equity Management

Networking Lunch, presented by Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG)

Location: Square Dorchester
Nourish your body and recharge your mind at the Networking Lunch, presented by Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG). This is a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy some delicious eats while connecting with fellow attendees. Expand your rolodex, exchange ideas, and forge new partnerships in a casual atmosphere.

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

Location: Place du Canada
Moderated by Senia Rapisarda, Managing Director at HarbourVest Partners 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, guided by Senia Rapisarda from HarbourVest Partners Canada, 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. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Senia Rapisarda Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners Canada
  • 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: GenAI: The Frontier You Can’t Ignore, presented by Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Location: Av. Viger
The business landscape has shifted. Generative AI is no longer a buzzword; it’s a transformative force, revolutionizing content creation, diagnostics, predictive modeling, and more. From financial forecasting to life sciences, these technologies are unlocking a wave of innovation and opportunity. Funding for GenAI has skyrocketed, pushing beyond traditional tech and into industries ripe for disruption. This exclusive Invest Canada ‘24 session brings together leading figures at the forefront of this revolution: visionary CEOs pioneering AI implementation and investors with proven track records in identifying game-changing AI opportunities. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Sanjana Basu Investor, Radical Ventures
  • Giles Day CEO, Ability Biologics
  • Adam Nanjee Head of Venture Capital, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Pavel Stoev VP of Business Development, CentML
  • Margaret Wu Vice President, Georgian

PE Breakout: Getting Deals Done

Location: Av. Duluth
Join us at Invest Canada ’24 for this breakout panel discussion covering the pressing issues shaping the private equity sector in the current economic environment. This expert panel will address how economic fluctuations are impacting investment opportunities and what strategies leading firms are deploying to continue executing roll-up strategies, enhance value creation and optimize exit strategies. Additionally, the session will explore the increasing influence of ESG considerations on investment and divestment decisions. Attendees will walk away with actionable insights that can redefine the approach to navigating the complexities of today’s private equity market. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Bernard Cormier Partner and Managing Director in the M&A and Capital Markets, BDO
  • Mike Notto Partner, BDC Capital
  • Catherine Parent Managing Director, Managing Director, Quebec and Atlantic, Roynat Equity Partners
  • Ravi Ramharak Director, M&A, MSP Corp

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.

Building World-Class Companies, Presented by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Location: Place du Canada
A robust financing ecosystem enables companies to achieve their full potential, from the earliest stages to IPO and beyond. It creates an environment where entrepreneurs can access diverse expertise and funding sources, ranging from angel investors to venture capital, private equity and public investors. These relationships and sources of capital are crucial for scaling operations, enhancing competitive advantage, and driving sustainable economic impact. This keynote session at IC24 brings together investors and CEOs who are building global champions from Canada. They will offer their views on how the financing ecosystem evolved over the years to deliver the type of proactive support, strategic mentorship and network opportunities needed to scale and dominate large markets. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Clarissa Desjardins Chief Executive Officer, Congruence
  • Steve Krammer Chief Executive Officer, WorkJam
  • Hugues Lalancette Partner, Inovia
  • James O’Shea Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Dany Pelletier Chief Operating Officer, Investments, Fonds de solidarité FTQ

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

Location: Place du Canada
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. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • 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 & Centre-Ville
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.

Check-In Hours & Concierge Services: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM
Check-in Located on the Mezzanine Level

Networking Breakfast Presented by Fort McKay Landing

Location: Square Dorchester

Day 3 Opening Remarks

Location: Place du Canada
Join us as we kick off the final day of Invest Canada ’24! As we begin Day 3, we look forward to a day filled with insightful discussions, meaningful networking, and the chance to reflect on the innovative ideas and partnerships that have emerged. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.

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. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • 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. This session will be presented in French. Translated captions will be provided.
  • 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, presented by Sagard

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.

Netting Wins Beyond the Hoops with Baron Davis, presented by RBC Capital Markets

Location: Place du Canada
Join us at Invest Canada ’24 for an enlightening keynote presentation by Baron Davis, a figure whose journey from NBA stardom to venture capital illustrates the power of leveraging unique experiences for successful investing. As a two-time NBA All-Star, serial entrepreneur, investor, and creator of thought-provoking content, Davis has made a seamless transition into a significant role within VC. Davis’s will explore his strategic investment approach, shedding light on his decision-making processes, risk assessment, and the development of a comprehensive investment portfolio. His early involvement with companies like Vitaminwater and Thrive Market, along with his dedication to empowering underrepresented communities through initiatives like the “More Than Us Venture Studio,” showcases his insight into market trends, consumer behaviour, and the potential of tech. Moderated by Michael Fortier, Vice Chairman, RBC Capital Markets, and former Canadian Minister of International Trade, this session promises to provide attendees with an understanding of how embracing unconventional paths can unlock opportunities, highlighting the strategic mindset necessary for success in the world of private capital investment. Mr. Fortier, who has been involved with a group of investors seeking to bring an NBA franchise to Montreal, brings a unique perspective on sports and business innovation which should make for an interesting fireside chat. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Baron Davis Two-Time NBA All-Star, Serial-Entrepreneur, and Investor
  • Michael Fortier Vice Chairman, RBC Capital Markets

IC24 Closing Remarks

Location: Place du Canada
As Invest Canada ’24 draws to a close, join Kim Furlong and Olivier Quenneville as they reflect on key moments and insights from the conference. The leaders will also unveil details about the next opportunities to gather. Discover where and when we will meet again in 2025, continuing to build on the relationships and insights fostered at this year’s conference. This session will be presented in English. No translation services will be available.
  • Kim Furlong Chief Executive Officer, CVCA
  • Olivier Quenneville President and Chief Executive Officer, Réseau Capital