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Dear friends,

The CVCA annual conference is the premiere gathering for relationship-building and insight into the current state of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry. With over 600 limited partners, fund managers, and industry influencers from across Canada, the U.S. and around the world in attendance – the CVCA Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of the private capital industry in North America.

The CVCA Annual Conference sells out in advance every year – register early to guarantee your participation.


The Theme

This year’s theme is “Venture Capital & Private Equity: Outperforming the Markets”. Since the beginning of time, investors have focused on stocks and bonds, shifting their allocations between these traditional asset classes with the times. Alternative assets like private equity and venture capital were rarely considered and poorly understood, since the traditional assets were considered safe and reliable. But the world has changed: major equity markets have traded sideways with growing volatility through the past several years, and fixed income investments are near zero real returns. The traditional model is broken as investors rethink the risk/reward equation and look for alternatives.

Private equity and venture capital can provide exactly what investors are looking for today: strong returns and companies that will take a leadership position in an increasingly competitive global economy. This is the opportunity to create new companies and transform existing ones. Active management by highly skilled private investors is the secret sauce. These investors jump right into their portfolio companies, working alongside management to truly transform these businesses. How do they do it? The 2012 CVCA Annual Conference will show you! How do they do it? The 2012 CVCA Annual Conference will show you!

The Agenda explores the timely topics that are central to driving forward in Canada’s venture and private equity industry.  Plenary sessions, and dedicated break-out PE and VC sessions, will dive into the challenges, changes, and opportunities in the current fundraising, investing, and exit environments.

Networking is important to you.  Our conference offers abundant networking opportunities beginning with a welcome cocktail event our first evening, a Networking Lounge throughout the conference to meet up with your industry colleagues, plus the conference mobile app makes connecting with other attendees and speakers easy. Thursday’s programme will conclude with a Gala dinner featuring CVCA’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award presentation, followed by our popular scotch-tasting event.

Attendees return year after year for the invaluable benefits of networking with key industry leaders and for the topical issues presented and discussed. Participants and sponsors at this prestigious event include the following: Private Equity Investors ● Venture Capitalists ● Limited Partners ● Institutional & Corporate Investors ● Investment Bankers/Intermediaries ● Placement Agents ● Security Exchanges ● Government & Academic Institutions ● Specialized Service Providers: Legal, Accounting, Financial, Insurance & Executive Search Advisors.


I hope you will join us in Montreal!


Chris Arsenault                                                                   Pascal Tremblay
Managing Partner, iNovia Capital                                Managing Partner, Novacap
Co-Chair, CVCA 2012                                                       Co-Chair, CVCA 2012
CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
416-487-0519 (tel)
416-487-5899 (fax)
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