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BC Middle Market Growth Conference

BC's Premier M&A Conference - April 10, 2018

Our 17th Year A Success

The BC Middle Market Growth Conference is Western Canada's premier M&A conference attended by more than 250 deal makers including corporate officers, national private equity firms, intermediaries, and financing sources.

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This one-day event offers access to the latest in industry knowledge from national thought leaders, interaction with industry peers and networking. 

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SPONSORS


We are grateful to our many sponsors who help make ACG BC Capital Connection the must-attend middle market and M&A conference. 

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EXHIBITORS


Take advantage of a chance to meet local, national and international PE firms at our private equity and sub-debt marketplace. 

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Experience a Day of Disruption: Announcing the 2018 BC Middle Market Growth Conference

In a business world where change is the only constant, there’s one question on the minds of our members: Will my business become the disruptor or the disrupted?

This year, our BC Middle Market Growth Conference is tackling the big ideas behind disruption and examining how they’re impacting local industries. Join us on April 10 to find out how disruptive innovation is changing how we invest, finance growth, how we use transportation and how our companies transact. We’ll help you determine what type of disruption your industry is most vulnerable to, and introduce you to inspiring local players disrupting on the global stage.

No disruption agenda would be complete, without a thought-provoking keynote whose ideas are reshaping industries as we know them. This year we’re thrilled to welcome Christine Duhaime, renowned international speaker, partner at Duhaime Law and founder of the Digital Finance Institute, who will shed light on how blockchain and artificial intelligence are altering the world of banking, financial crime and corruption.

We’re also excited to announce the return of our many sponsors and supporters this year, including Nicola Wealth Management Ltd. as our Official Event Sponsor.

When it comes to navigating change, we’re helping our members stay a step ahead. Right now, we’re offering earlybird rates on tickets. Click here to register and mark your calendars with the dates below:

  • Monday, April 9: President’s Reception at Hapa Izakaya Coal Harbour (Sponsored by Blakes) – 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 10: BC Middle Market Growth Conference at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Stay tuned as we reveal more details on this year’s exciting event program. I look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,

Aleem Jinnah

BC Middle Market Growth Conference Chair

 

About BC Middle Market Growth Conference

 Now in its 17th year, BC Middle Market Growth Conference has become the leading M&A Conference in Western Canada, with close to 350 attendees, a popular exhibitor trade show and valuable networking opportunities. In 2017, the Association for Corporate Growth relaunched its signature event with an expanded purpose to create growth opportunities for BC middle market businesses, delivering valuable connection opportunities, expanded content and high-impact speakers.

Limited sponsorship opportunities for our 2018 event remain. Contact Sherryl Parsons sparsons@rareaffairs.ca for more information on partnering with ACG British Columbia to showcase and build your brand at our biggest event of the year.

Your Event Host / The local community for deal making and corporate growth
Official Event Sponsor / Thank you to our Presenting Partner
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2018 SESSIONS / Learn from the best and brightest

This year, our BC Middle Market Growth Conference is tackling disruption. Below are a few of the amazing topics that will be discussed in addition to all the great networking:

  • Investing in the Age of Disruption
  • Autonomous Vehicles and their Disruptive Impact on the BC Economy
  • Innovation and Disruption in the World of Transactions  
  • Innovation and Disruption by Capital Providers 
  • Disruptive BC Businesses and their Global Impact

Click here to view the detailed program.

2018 Presenters / View All
Leo Wilson, Senior Vice President | KPMG Corporate Finance Inc.
Leo Wilson, Senior Vice President | KPMG Corporate Finance Inc.
Leo Wilson is a Senior Vice President in KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice specializing in corporate finance. He provides acquisition, divestiture, capital raising and strategic advisory services to mid-market private companies.…
Francis D’Andrade, SVP Innovation | Forstrong Global Asset Management Inc.
Francis D’Andrade, SVP Innovation | Forstrong Global Asset Management Inc.
During his 30 plus years in the financial services industry, Francis has led MFDA, IIROC and insurance dealers and worked in diverse areas such as commodity futures and options, mutual…
Dave Barr, President & CEO | PenderFund Capital Management Ltd.
Dave Barr, President & CEO | PenderFund Capital Management Ltd.
Mr. Barr is the President and CEO of Pender. He is also the Portfolio Manager of several of Pender’s funds. The Pender Small Cap Opportunities Fund, managed by Mr. Barr,…
Kirk LaPointe, Editor-in-Chief | Business in Vancouver
Kirk LaPointe, Editor-in-Chief | Business in Vancouver
Kirk LaPointe is the editor-in-chief of Business in Vancouver, a vice president at Glacier Media, host of a daily business program on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 FM, and an adjunct professor…
Chad Danard, Managing Director | TriWest Capital Partners
Chad Danard, Managing Director | TriWest Capital Partners
Chad is a Managing Director at TriWest Capital Partners, a Calgary-based private equity firm that has raised over $1.25 billion of committed capital across five funds.  Chad is involved in…
Gregg Delcourt, Senior Vice President, Small Cap Investments | Alaris Royalty Corp
Gregg Delcourt, Senior Vice President, Small Cap Investments | Alaris Royalty Corp
Gregg Delcourt has spent 11 years as an investment banker, most recently as Managing Director, Investment Banking at Raymond James. Prior thereto, Mr. Delcourt held the position of Vice President,…
Peter Mogan, Partner | Mogan Daniels Slager
Peter Mogan, Partner | Mogan Daniels Slager
For the past thirty-nine years, Peter Mogan has been active as a lawyer, businessman and mediator in BC and Ontario. He has worked closely with his business clients in a…
Data Partner / Thank you to our 2018 sponsor
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2018 Charity of Choice / Supporting the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation