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Course 1: Attracting Investors

As an entrepreneur, attracting investors to help with the growth and development of your company can be one of your biggest challenges. Do you know what's important to them? Hear from an investment banker, a private equity firm and an investor relations professional to learn how to approach investors.

Course Sponsored by BMO, Celtic House and TMX Equicom.


David Adderley
Partner, Celtic House Venture Partners

Onorio Lucchese
Managing Director, Real Estate, BMO Capital Markets

David Mason
President, TMX Equicom


Course 2: Why Governance Matters

Corporate governance is the way a corporation polices itself. It is of the utmost importance and when executed efficiently it will increase accountability and help avoid corporate problems before they occur. Hear from experts at Blake, Cassels & Graydon on why governance matters.

Course Sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.


Scott W.N. Clarke
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Dan McLeod
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Cat Youdan
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Course 3: Best Practices for Financial Controls and Growth

Strong financial controls help companies maintain financial integrity. They help give management and shareholders confidence in the numbers being reported and as in any area of operations they need to be properly documented, assessed, revised, strengthened and stress-tested on a regular basis.

This video shares some of the important best practices for maintaining robust financial controls and systems.

Course Sponsored by MNP and Veritas.


Murad Bhimani
Partner, MNP LLP

David Danziger
National Leader, Public Companies, MNP LLP

Anthony Scilipoti
President, Veritas Investment Research Corp.


Course 4: Acquisitions for Growth

Sometimes expansion goals cannot be achieved through organic growth alone. Companies may also need to consider the merits of an acquisition strategy to help accelerate growth and profitability.

Here are some of the key questions you might want to ask yourself when weighing the pros and cons of making an acquisition for growth.

Course Sponsored by Gowlings.


W. Ian Palm
Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Jim Nikopoulos
Vice President & General Counsel, Element Financial Corporation

Jim Logan
Vice President, CIBC Commercial Banking, CIBC

Sachin Mahajan
Managing Director, Merger & Acquisitions, Canaccord Genuity Corp.

Lisa Melchior
Senior Managing Director, OMERS Private Equity

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