Monday, April 8: President’s Reception (Sponsored by Blakes) – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (location to be announced)
Tuesday, April 9: BC Middle Market Growth Conference – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.
Tickets on sale now! Click here to register – Earlybird rates apply until March 15
What’s new at the 2019 BC Middle Market Growth Conference?
Arik: This year we’re focusing on the future of BC’s economy. Our province’s economic drivers are shifting, with traditional resource-based industries making way for increasingly diverse segments like technology, cannabis, cleantech and new models of real estate. Understanding the future drivers of growth in an increasingly diverse marketplace is essential for middle market entrepreneurs and professionals.
Aleem: Agreed. A lot of people think we’re at the top of a cycle. So, we thought it was important to centre our discussions around what’s on the horizon, in terms of both risks and opportunities. That’s how we chose our theme: The Future of Business in BC.
What’s on this year’s agenda?
Arik: We’re finalizing our full lineup of expert speakers and panels moderated by some well-known industry leaders. We’ll be announcing those details soon, so stay tuned – and make sure to register before March 15 to secure the earlybird rate.
Aleem: Our survey from last year’s event told us that diverse speakers, panel variety and networking are the most valuable aspects of this event. So, this year, attendees will be getting more of what they want, with a focus on helping them stay a step ahead.
What makes this event stand out?
Arik: The fact that our participants return every year and tell us its the best event for making valuable connections with the broader deal-making community.
Aleem: And we’ve got a really unique format, where attendees aren’t just sitting through sessions. The day is broken up with networking and our trade show that’s become very popular over the years.
Aleem Jinnah is an Investment Banker with Fort Capital Partners focusing on mergers & acquisitions, divestitures and capital raising for both public and private companies in Canada. Aleem is also a Director of the Association for Corporate Growth BC.
Arik Broadbent is a corporate lawyer at Farris Vaughan & Murphy LLP, who advises business owners and executives of companies of all sizes and stages (private and public). His primary areas of practice are: corporate finance (debt and equity), securities compliance, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions (domestic and cross border).
Showcase your brand at our biggest event of the year
ACG BC is excited to welcome back Nicola Wealth Management as our Official Event Sponsor. For details on sponsorship levels and opportunities, contact Sherryl Parsons.
About BC Middle Market Growth Conference
Now in its 18th year, the 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.