CVCA to provide Conference participants with an enhanced mobile experience

Attendees to Receive BlackBerry PlayBook Tablets Preloaded with Conference App

The CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association has chosen Montreal to hold its 2012 Annual Conference (May 23-25), one of the largest gatherings of the private capital industry in North America. Confirming its role as a leading source of advocacy, networking, information and professional development, CVCA is giving each attendee a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet from Research In Motion (RIM) preinstalled with an app designed for the conference. CVCA is the first association to give PlayBook tablets to all conference attendees as the primary source of conference materials along with an official conference mobile app.

The official conference app will contain the conference agenda, speaker bios and other conference information, and will allow the participants to ask questions of moderators and interact with other conference attendees through social media.

“We are proud to work with RIM to offer our conference participants a one-of-a kind mobile experience. This innovative approach aims at enhancing networking opportunities, and the dissemination of information about issues, industry trends and deal flow,” states Chris Arsenault, 2012 Conference Co-Chair and Managing Partner, iNovia Capital.

“The BlackBerry PlayBook combines powerful web browsing, multimedia and multitasking capabilities with top of the line communication features and productivity enhancements. It also provides users with access to a diverse and rapidly growing portfolio of apps spanning enterprise, gaming, publishing, multimedia and social,” said Alec Saunders, Vice President, Developer Relations and Ecosystems Development at RIM. “We are happy to work together with CVCA to enrich the conference experience with the powerful and ultra portable BlackBerry PlayBook.”

The CVCA Annual Conference is the premiere networking and professional development event for Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry and repeatedly sells out with over 650 industry professionals and influencers from across Canada and around the world. This year’s theme is “Venture Capital & Private Equity: Outperforming the Markets”. For more information the program and confirmed speakers, please visit


The CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, was founded in 1974 and is the association that represents Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry. Its over 1900 members are firms and organizations which manage the majority of Canada’s pools of capital designated to be committed to venture capital and private equity investments. The CVCA fosters professional development, networking, communication, research and education within the venture capital and private equity sector and represents the industry in public policy matters.

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