Featured Speakers

Chip Wilson

Executive Director, Hold it All Inc

David Frum

Political Commentator and Editor, The Atlantic

David Kaplan

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

Dionne Laslo-Baker

Founder & CEO, DeeBee’s Organics

Dominic Barton

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Guhan Subramanian

Chair – Program on Negotiation, Harvard Business School

The Honourable Mary Ng

Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion

Shahrzad Rafati

CEO, BroadbandTV Corp

Tyler Shultz

Theranos Whistleblower & Entrepreneur

All Speakers

Adley Bowden

Vice President of Market Development & Analysis, PitchBook Data

Alex Graham

Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Andrew Foley

Partner, Paul Weiss

Anthony Joyce

Senior Vice President, Marsh

Barbara Dirks

Head of Canada, Silicon Valley Bank

Ben Gibbons

National Private Equity Industry Leader, RSM Canada

Blake Corbet

Co-Head of Investment Banking, PI Financial

Brett Hodson

Former President & Chief Executive Officer, CORIX Group of Companies

Caroline Côté

Quebec Funds Private Equity, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Chip Wadsworth

Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Chris Arsenault

General Partner, iNovia Capital

Curtis Johansson

Partner, CAI Capital Partners

The Dancers of Damelahamid

David Brent

Partner, Altas Partners

David Zug

Principal, HarbourVest Partners

Dr. Glenn Landry PhD

Sleep Specialist

Dr. Rebecca Homkes

London Business School

Eric Noël

Canada 2030

George Rossolatos


JP Bogden

Partner, Blakes

Jake Irwin

Partner, McCarthy Tetrault

Jason Cawley

Senior Portfolio Manager, BCI

Jeremy Billan

Director - Growth Equity, BDC

Kim Furlong

Chief Executive Officer, CVCA

Kristina Williams

President & CEO, Alberta Enterprise Corporation

Lauren Robinson

General Partner, Highline BETA

Margot Micallef

Founder & CEO, Gabriella’s Kitchen Inc. (GABY)

Mary Dimou

Director, Business Development, Canopy Rivers

Mark Usher

Managing Director and North American Market Leader, CIBC Innovation Banking

Matt Shalhoub

Managing Director, Green Acre Capital

Michael Bowman

Vice President, Northleaf Capital Partners

Michael Dingle

National Technology Leader, PwC Canada

Michael Woolhouse

Managing Director, Head of Secondaries, CPPIB

Mike Woollatt

Principal, Hamilton Lane

Nan Zhou

Director, Baidu Capital

Neal Hill

Vice President, BDC Capital

Paul Desmarais III

Executive Chairman, Portag3

Pavan Jawanda

Partner, McCarthly Tetrault

Peter Dowse

Chief Financial Officer & Partner, Ironbridge Equity

Rami El-Cheikh

Partner – Deal Strategy & Value Creation, PwC Canada

Rich Osborn

Managing Partner & IC19 Co-Chair, TELUS Ventures

Richard Harris

Partner, Founders Group of Food Companies

Richard Pay

Partner, Transactions Services Leader, PwC

Rodrigo Prudencio

Amazon Corporate Development, The Alexa Fund

Sam Znaimer

Managing Director, WGD Capital

Sawagi Taiko

Scott Thomson

President and CEO, Finning International Inc.

Senia Rapisarda

Managing Director, HarbourVest

Shane Goudey

Partner, Cooley LLP

Shahrooz Nabavi

Partner, Fasken

Sophie Forest

Managing Partner, Brightspark

Ted Redmond

President & CEO, ZCL Composites Inc.

Tina Osen

President, HUB International

The Hairfarmers

Tracey McVicar

Managing Partner & IC19 Co-Chair, CAI Capital Partners

Whitney Rockley

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, McRock Capital