Agenda

All Days

Day 1 - Tuesday June 4

Day 2 - Wednesday June 5

Day 3 - Thursday June 6

Tuesday June 4
12:00pm - 7:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Day 1 Registration Hours

Registration is open from 12:00pm - 7:00pm

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Tuesday June 4
12:30pm - 2:30pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Torys LLP Presents: Young Professional Committee Mentoring Luncheon (invite-only)

During the first day of Invest Canada ’19, members of the YPC are invited to network with other young professionals and engage with leaders from the private capital community—our mentors. Over the course of the luncheon, young professionals will rotate tables for the exclusive opportunity to interact with new mentors. Attendees will be asked to identify the top three mentors they are most interested in sitting with.

Members of the YPC as well as conference registrants will receive an email invitation to register for this event. For those looking to receive more details regarding sending young leaders from within their own firm should contact membership@cvca.ca.

Young professional interested in attending do not have to be registered for Invest Canada ’19 in its entirety.

Additional mentors to be announced.

Speakers

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Mark Usher

Managing Director and North American Market Leader, CIBC Innovation Banking

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Peter Dowse

Chief Financial Officer & Partner, Ironbridge Equity

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Whitney Rockley

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, McRock Capital

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Kristina Williams

President & CEO, Alberta Enterprise Corporation

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Tracey McVicar

Managing Partner, CAI Capital Partners

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Curtis Johansson

Partner, CAI Capital Partners

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Tuesday June 4
3:00pm - 5:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

HarbourVest Partners (Canada) Ltd. & Norton Rose LLP Presents: LP Only Meeting (invite-only)

This by invite-only expert-led session will focus on the challenges currently facing limited partners. This session is included for all limited partner Invest Canada ’19 registrants – please be sure to RSVP when prompted during the registration process.

Speakers for this session will be announced soon.
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Tuesday June 4
3:00pm - 5:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

DealCloud & BLG LLP Presents: GP Only Meeting (invite-only)

This by invite-only expert-led session will focus on the challenges facing GP’s. Topics Include:

3:00: Evolving Growth Strategies

3:30: Taking Companies Public in the US

4:00: Reps & Warranties Insurance

4:30: Achieving Elite Performance: Managing Circadian Rhythms & Sleep
The world of private capital is fast paced and not for the timid. You’re managing a combination of a demanding workload across time zones, business travel and high performing teams and, when you’re not actively closing a deal, you’re building a roster of deal flow opportunities. Social Jet-Lag is a real thing, and while GPs are very different from classic shift workers, the challenges you face are often the same, at least in terms of getting the sleep you need to perform at an elite level. Dr. Glenn Landry will translate sleep science for this GP-only audience, providing practical advice you can understand and apply to your unique lifestyle.

This session is included for all general partner Invest Canada ’19 registrants – please be sure to RSVP when prompted during the registration process.

Speakers

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Dr. Rebecca Homkes

London Business School

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Dr. Glenn Landry PhD

Sleep Specialist

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Tuesday June 4
5:00pm - 7:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Hello Handshakes

A celebratory kick-off of Invest Canada ’19 with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

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Tuesday June 4
8:00pm - 12:00am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

KPMG In Canada Presents: IC19 Annual Poker Event

Delegates of Invest Canada ’19 are invited to attend and play in the Poker Tournament & Casino at Invest Canada ‘19. Not a poker whiz? Join our Poker School where dealers will be available to teach you everything you need to become a better player.

Attendees can also join us for some excellent networking and Vegas-style casino entertainment including blackjack, roulette & baccarat happening at the same time. Food and drinks will also be provided throughout the evening and no registration is required.

Registration: 7:30pm
Poker Tournament 1: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Poker Tournament 2: 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Delegates registered to attend Invest Canada '19 will receive an email invitation to register for one or both poker tournaments. Folks are encouraged to register in advance, prior to May 31, however spots may be available to register on the day of.

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Wednesday June 5
7:00am - 7:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Day 2 Registration Hours

Registration is open from 7:00am - 7:00pm

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Wednesday June 5
6:30am - 8:00am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Invest Canada Performance Hub

Vancouver is one of the most active cities in the world, so Invest Canada ’19 can't wait to give you unique overall wellness experiences while in town. Don't miss out on fun morning activities such as running, and cycling kick off your day! Visit the Performance Hub to demo the latest cool wearable fitness & health tech before you get your sweat on. All skill levels are welcome.

More details to come.

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Wednesday June 5
8:00am - 9:00am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Buffet Breakfast

Day 2 of Invest Canada ’19 kicks off with a buffet breakfast.

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Wednesday June 5
8:30am - 9:00am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Official IC19 Welcome

Invest Canada ’19 will kick off with a spirited Land Acknowledgement Ceremony featuring The Dancers of Damelahamid, and welcome remarks from our amazing 2019 Co-Chairs.

Speakers

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Tracey McVicar

IC19 Co-Chair & Managing Partner, CAI Capital

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IC19 Co-Chair & Managing Partner Rich Osborn

IC19 Co-Chair & Managing Partner, TELUS Ventures

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The Dancers of Damelahamid

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Thursday June 6
9:00am - 9:45am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

CIBC Presents: David Frum, Political Commentator

Stay tuned – excited details to be announced soon.

Speakers

David Frum

Political Commentator & Editor, The Atlantic

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Wednesday June 5
9:45am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Morning Keynote – David Kaplan, Ares Management

Stay tuned – excited details to be announced soon.

Speakers

David Kaplan

Director, Co-Founder, Partner and Co-Head of Private Equity, Ares Management

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Wednesday June 5
10:30am - 11:00am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Refresh & Revive

Take a minute to stretch your legs, grab a snack and a refreshment, and connect with your IC19 colleagues before the next session begins.

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Wednesday June 5
11:00am - 11:45am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Morning Breakout Session: Venture Capital Update

Stay tuned – more details to be announced soon.

Stay tuned – this panel is still evolving.

Speakers

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Adley Bowden

Vice President of Market Development and Analysis, PitchBook Data

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Shane Goudey

Partner, Cooley LLP

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Wednesday June 5
11:00am - 11:45am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Morning Breakout Session: RSM Canada Presents: CEO Perspectives – What Advice Do They Have for GP’s?

Stay tuned – more details to be announced soon

Speakers

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Richard Harris

Partner, Founders Group of Food Companies

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Brett Hodson

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CORIX Group of Companies

Tina Osen

President, HUB International

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Ted Redman

President & CEO, ZCL Composites Inc.

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Moderated by: Ben Gibbons

National Private Equity Industry Leader, RSM Canada

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Wednesday June 5
12:00pm - 1:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

BDC Capital Presents: Networking Lunch with CVCA Awards Presentation

Attendees will enjoy a networking lunch during Day 2 of Invest Canada '19. During this lunch, winners of the 2019 CVCA Awards will be announced.

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Wednesday June 5
1:00pm - 1:45pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

IC19 Feature Panel: Leadership & Innovation

Meet the trailblazers who have taken Canadian companies and have increased profits, positioned their organizations to scale and generated a competitive advantage. This is an exclusive opportunity to capture impressive takeaways and apply them in your operation.

Speakers

Don Lindsay

President & CEO, Teck Resources

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Shahrzad Rafati

CEO, BroadbandTV Corp

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Tara Bosch

Founder & CEO, SmartSweets

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Moderator: Dominic Barton

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

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Wednesday June 5
2:00pm - 2:45pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Afternoon Breakout Session: Corporate Venture Capital

Stay tuned – more details to be announced soon.

Stay tuned – this panel is still evolving.

Speakers

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Rich Osborn

Managing Partner, TELUS Ventures

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Paul Desmarais III

Executive Chairman, Portag3

Nan Zhou

Director, Baidu Capital

Rodrigo Prudencio

Amazon Corporate Development, The Alexa Fund

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Tuesday March 5
2:00pm - 2:45pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Afternoon Breakout Session: Private Equity Update

Stay tuned – more details to be announced soon.

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Wednesday June 5
2:45pm - 3:15pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Refresh & Revive

Take a minute to stretch your legs, grab a snack and a refreshment, and connect with your IC19 colleagues before the next session begins.

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Wednesday June 5
3:15pm - 4:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Afternoon Session: Cannabis Investing

Stay tuned – more details to be announced soon.

Speakers

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Narbe Alexandrian

President, Canopy Rivers

Matt Shalhoub

Managing Director, Green Acre Capital

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Blake Corbet

Co-Head of Investment Banking, PI Financial

Sam Znaimer

Founder, Locarno Capital

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Wednesday June 5
4:00pm-4:45pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Fraud is Not a Trade Secret: A Conversation with Tyler Shultz

Hundreds of employees, thousands of investors, and millions of patients on an unprecedented scale? Tyler Shultz, the man most responsible for bringing down Theranos, answers these questions and more. In a compelling conversation, Shultz takes audiences through his time as an employee at Theranos, discussing everything from his relationship with Elizabeth Holmes, to the faulty blood testing technology, to his efforts to expose the truth about Theranos. With humility and candor, Shultz addresses the importance of corporate governance, modern-day business ethics, Silicon Valley culture, and the lessons the corporate world can learn from Theranos’ historic fraud.

Tyler Shultz will be featured in the upcoming documentary about the rise and fall of Theranos, from Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney.

Speakers

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Tyler Shultz

Theranos Whistleblower & Entrepreneur

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Moderated by: Tracey McVicar

Managing Partner, CAI Capital Partners

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Wednesday June 5
6:00pm - 9:30pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

TELUS Ventures Presents: 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.

This event includes amazing entertainment from The Hairfarmers and Sawagi Taiko.

Speakers

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The Hairfarmers

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Sawagi Taiko

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Wednesday June 5
9:00pm - 12:00am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

TELUS Ventures Presents: Whisky & Wine Tasting

Stayed tuned – more details to be announced soon.

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Thursday June 6
6:30am - 8:00am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Recovery Morning

Vancouver is one of the most active cities in the world, so Invest Canada ’19 can’t wait to give you unique overall wellness experiences while in town. Join us for a morning yoga class to reboot and relax your mind before heading into the final day of Invest Canada. All skill levels are welcome.

More details to come.

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Thursday June 6
8:00am - 9:00am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

PitchBook Presents: Networking Breakfast

Day 2 of Invest Canada ’19 kicks off with a networking breakfast.

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Thursday June 6
9:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

IC19 Master Class - Negotiation & Deal Dynamics

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

Chair of the Negotiation Program at Harvard Business School, Mr. Subramanian will shed new light on the trends and deal dynamics pervading negotiation theory today. All attendees at this half-day interactive lecture will receive a copy of Guhan Subramanian’s landmark book on negotiation: “Deal Making: The New Strategy of Negotiations”.

This mastercass promises to be the hottest and most widely attended event at Invest Canada ’19 – miss it at your own future negotiation peril!

This session is included in your Invest Canada ’19 registration – please be sure to RSVP when prompted during the registration process.

Agenda

9:00am: Best Practices at the Table: What You Say and Do to Create Mutually Beneficial, Long-Term, Sustainable Agreements

This session will provide a summary of core concepts and best-practice strategies for creating mutually beneficial, long-term, sustainable agreements. Topics will include: effective preparation; strategies for persuasion and influence; dealing with difficult tactics; and how to use body language effectively. We will also review core vocabulary such as BATNA, reservation price, and ZOPA.

10:15am: Refresh & Revive

10:30am: Best Practices Away from the Table: Managing Auctions, Negotiations & “Negotiauctions”

This session will provide best practices for managing competitive pressure on two fronts: across the table, with a potential counterparty to the deal; and on the same side of the table, with known and unknown competitors. Topics will include: effective strategies for pre-empting auction processes; to the extent that auction processes are used, shaping the process to your advantage; and playing the game as effectively as possible once auction or auction-like processes are underway. Mini-case studies will illustrate key concepts. This session will draw from Subramanian, Dealmaking: The New Strategy of Negotiauctions (W. W. Norton 2011).

Speakers

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Guhan Subramanian

Chair – Program on Negotiation, Harvard Business School

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Thursday June 6
12:00pm - 1:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

CVCA AGM

Please RSVP in advance during your official Invest Canada ’19 registration. Check-in/registration for this meeting will begin at 11:30am.

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