Conference Schedule

Monday October 28th, 2019

10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel

4:00pm – 5:00pm Pre-Reception Co-Hosted with Canadian Women in Private Equity
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel
6:00pm – 10:00pm Opening Reception
Location: Ricarda’s, The Atrium 

Tuesday October 29th, 2019 – Beanfield Centre

7:30am – 8:30am Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30am – 8:45am

Host: Jessi Cruickshank, CBC Canada’s Smartest Person & The Goods
Opening Remarks: Conference Co-Chairs
– Adrianna Czornyj, Partner, Persistence Capital
– Jonathan McCarthy, Venn Capital

8:45am – 9:35am

Morning Main Plenary Panel #1
“Titans of the Industry – Looking Back – Looking Ahead”
Moderator: Nadim Hirji, BMO
– Brent Belzberg, TorQuest Partners
– David Nowak, Brookfield
– Seth Mersky, ONEX
– John MacIntyre, Birch Hill Equity Partners

9:40am – 10:30am

Morning Main Plenary Panel #2
“Disruption in the Technology Sector – Opportunities and Challenges”
Moderator: RSM Canada
– Elaine Kunda, Disruption Ventures
– Lisa Melchior, VERTU Capital
– Rich Osborn, Telus
– Eugene Roman, Ltd

10:30am – 11:00am Event Cafe in the Trade Show Hall
10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Workshop Session A
“Private Equity Fund Governance: Establishing Best Practises – The Manager & Investor Perspective”
Presented By: Vistra
– Scott Kraemer, Vistra

Morning Workshop Session B
Presenter: TBC

11:05am – 11:55am

Morning Breakout Session A
“Foreshadowing a Downturn. Where to Focus Your Financial Due Diligence”
Moderator: TBC
Panelists: TBC

Morning Breakout Session B
“Alternative Lenders Panel”
Moderator: James Padwick, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
– Arif Bhalwani, Third Eye Capital
– Pierre-Yves Morisset, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
– David Sharpe, Bridging Finance
– Jeff Deacon, Fiera Private Debt

Morning Breakout Session C
“Healthcare Investment – Is The Sector – Recession Resistant, Resilient or Sensitive?”
Moderator: TBC
– Terry Power, Medisys
– Charles Brown, LifeLabs
– Aly Hadibhai, ONCAP Management Partners
– Aly Champsi, DW Healtcare Partners

12:00pm – 12:50pm Morning Main Plenary Panel #3
“A Focus on Emerging Equity Funds”
Moderator: BLG LLP
– Mike Murray, Peloton Capital
– George Rossolatos, Canadian Business Growth Fund
– Warda Shaheen, OMERS
12:50pm – 2:55pm

Networking Lunch & Event Cafe in the Trade Show Hall

1:15pm – 1:45pm

Luncheon Keynote Speaker
“Forecasting the Future”
Moderator: The Globe and Mail
Speaker: Craig Alexander, Deloitte

2:25pm – 2:55pm

Afternoon Workshop Session A
Presenter: TBC

Afternoon Workshop Session B
Presenter: TBC

3:00pm – 3:50pm

Afternoon Breakout Session A
“Family Office / Business Succession Panel”
Moderator: Dickinson Wright LLP
Panelists: TBC

Afternoon Breakout Session B
“Data Analytics – Across the M&A Lifecycle”
Moderator: TBC
Panelists: TBC

Afternoon Breakout Session C
“The Future of U.S. Private Equity in Canadian M&A: Growth in an Evolving Marketplace”
Moderator: Stikeman Elliott LLP
Panelists: TBC

3:55pm – 4:15pm Closing Remarks – Conference Co-Chairs
– Adrianna Czornyj, Partner, Persistence Capital Partners
– Jonathan McCarthy, Venn Capital
4:15pm – 5:45pm Closing Reception

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Check out the 2018 Conference Schedule here!