17th Annual GCFF Toronto Conference 2016

Helping Toronto’s Chinese Investor Community Take Advantage of Impending Market Opportunities

Date: September 17, 2016
Location: Courtyard Toronto Northeast/Markham – MARRIOTT
Address: 7095 Woodbine Ave, Markham, ON L3R 1A3


About the Event

Held in the heart of the GTA’s Chinese community, the Global Chinese Financial Forum (GCFF) Toronto Conference 2016 will bring together the Chinese investorsand public companies, market experts and financial service providers for one day of networking, presentations and knowledge sharing. With recent signs of recovery in the mining and oil and gas sectors, as well as continued activity in the life science and tech sectors, the market is ripe with opportunities to invest while valuations are still low. The conference will showcase investment opportunities in key growth sectors of Mining, Oil & Gas, Life Science and Technology.

Why Toronto?

Toronto is the industrial and financial capital of Canada. It has the largest Chinese investor community in Canada, making it the ideal location for public companies that are looking to connect with the wealthy immigrant Chinese investors. With real estate markets already heavily saturated, Chinese investors in Toronto are looking towards public companies and other investment products for their portfolios.


Our investors include:

• Local experienced retail investors seeking investment opportunities.
• Wealthy Chinese business people seeking investments with business synergies.
• Newly immigrated wealthy investors seeking knowledge in Canada’s capital markets.



Companies attending from the key sectors of Mining, Oil & Gas, Life Science and Technology



Experienced and active Chinese retail investors based in the Greater Toronto Area



Keynote speeches from industry experts, as well as corporate presentations in Chinese and English



Networking opportunities throughout the conference including lunch and coffee breaks

Keynote Presentation Topics:

    • Four Signals that Point Towards the Recovery of the Resource Market

      • The NAI research team has seen that the resources market is making a recovery and determined the top four signals pointing to this bounce back. The four signals are the resources and market that have been steadily rising recently: Gold, Silver, Oil & Gas and the TSX Venture Exchange.

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    • Hedging Your Portfolio for Global Economic and Political Risks: Brexit, Terrorism and U.S. Elections

      • Learn to manage and diversify your portfolio to protect yourself from recent global economic and political risks. To find out more on this issue, as well as other recent investment topics, join us at the GCFF Toronto/Vancouver Conferences 2016 in September 17th and October 1st respectively.

Event Gallery

Many thanks everyone for coming to our 17th Annual GCFF Toronto Conference 2016. NAI appreciate all the speakers' outstanding presentations and everyone's participation. It was a great event!


September 17, 2016
09:00 -- 09:20
Open for Registration
09:20 -- 09:30
Opening Remarks
09:30 -- 09:50
Corporate Presentation
Insights Into Gold and Silver Investment
Royal Canadian Mint
Steve Higgins - Director, Storage & Refinery Solutions
Royal Canadian Mint (TSX:MNT)
The Royal Canadian Mint is a Crown corporation founded in 1908 minting circulation, numismatic and bullion coins for the domestic and international markets. The Mint operates full-service gold and silver refineries with a range of services from refining and assaying to secure storage and exchange-traded receipts. Please visit reserves.mint.ca
09:50 – 10:10
Corporate Presentation - Actively Managed Diversified Portfolio of ETFs to Reduce Risk
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. | Raphael Chow - Assistant Vice-President, Business Development
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and its affiliate AlphaPro Management Inc. are innovative financial services companies, which combined make up one of the largest families of exchange traded funds in Canada. The Horizons ETFs’ product suite includes a broadly diversified range of solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. Horizons ETFs currently has more than $6 billion of assets under management and has 73 ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and AlphaPro Management Inc. are members of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group.
10:10 – 10:25
Coffee Break
10:25 – 10:55
Keynote Speech - Gold at USD $2,200 - Positioning Yourself for the Return of Gold
Maison Placements Canada Inc.John Ing - President & CEO
Maison Placements Canada Inc.
Maison Placements Canada Inc. is an independent, Toronto-based investment dealer providing a comprehensive array of financial services to institutional investors and small to midsize corporate clients. Maison is a participating organization of the TSX and member of IIROC. Founded in 1955, Maison has established a reputation of providing Corporate Canada with high quality strategic investment banking advice and access to sources of financings. Maison is committed to the resource industry offering a broad range of services including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, institutional research and trading.
10:55 – 11:15
Corporate Presentation - Revolutionizing Cancer Diagnosis: Non-invasive Cancer Blood Tests
VolitionRx Ltd. (NYSE: VNRX) | Scott Powell - Vice President, Investor Relations
VolitionRx is a life sciences company focused on developing diagnostic tests for cancer and other conditions. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics®, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid – an indication that disease is present. VolitionRx's goal is to make the tests as common and simple to use, for both patients and doctors, as existing diabetic and cholesterol blood tests. VolitionRx's research and development activities are currently centered in Belgium as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the US and ultimately, worldwide.
11:15 – 11:35
Corporate Presentation - Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT): Revolutionizing the Sample Preparation Market in Life Sciences
Pressure BioSciences Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) | Richard T. Schumacher - President & CEO
Pressure BioSciences Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO)
Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (“PBI”) (OTCQB: PBIO) develops, markets, and sells proprietary laboratory instrumentation and associated consumables to the estimated $6 billion life sciences sample preparation market. Our products are based on the unique properties of both constant (i.e., static) and alternating (i.e., pressure cycling technology, or PCT) hydrostatic pressure. PCT is a patented enabling technology platform that uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient and ultra-high levels to safely and reproducibly control bio-molecular interactions. To date, we have installed over 250 PCT systems in approximately 160 sites worldwide. There are over 100 publications citing the advantages of the PCT platform over competitive methods, many from key opinion leaders.
11:35 – 11:50
Coffee Break
11:50 – 12:20
Keynote Speech
- The Importance of Independent Analysis in the Age of Uncertainty: Uber, Brexit and Trump!
Pennock Idea Hub
Ed Pennock - Managing Director
Pennock Idea Hub
The IdeaHub is a disruptive new business model that aggregates independent research. All our analysts are experienced veterans and have deep industry knowledge and high reputational standing. Our clients are financial institutions, pension funds, mutual funds and high net worth family offices.
We do not support Banking or Sales or Trading businesses. We judge every opportunity on a risk to reward basis. We buy our own recommendations.
Independence allows our analysts to write "Knowledge "pieces that have the unique freedom to be able to challenge "conventional wisdom".
By working with us, research can be unbundled as mandated by the ECB. We are compliant with the European standards. We are a MiFiD2 vendor (the only one in Canada).
12:20 – 12:40
Corporate Presentation - First Mover Advantage in Mexico: One of the World’s Largest Oil and Gas Reserves
Company: International Frontier Resources (TSXV:IFR) Steve Hanson | President
Company: International Frontier Resources (TSXV:IFR)
International Frontier Resources Corporation is a Canadian publicly traded company with a demonstrated track record of advancing oil and gas projects. Through its Mexican subsidiary, Petro Frontera S.A.P.I de CV (Frontera) and strategic joint ventures, it is advancing the development of petroleum and natural gas assets in Mexico. The Company also has projects in Canada and the United States, including the Northwest Territories, Alberta and Montana. The Company’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture, trading under the symbol IFR. For additional information please visit www.internationalfrontier.com.
12:40 – 13:00
Corporate Presentation - Identify Opportunities, Evaluate Risk and Measure Results in the Recovering Oil & Gas Sector
Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. (TSX: TVE)Brian Schmidt - President & CEO
Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. (TSX:TVE)
Tamarack Valley Energy is an oil and gas company involved in the identification, evaluation and operation of resource plays in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The Company uses a rigorous, proven modeling process to carefully manage risk and identify growth opportunities.
September 17, 2016
13:00 – 13:40
Lunch and Networking
September 17, 2016
13:40 – 14:00
Corporate Presentation - Bringing the World Closer Together: New Multi-language Speech and Text Social App
Hello Pal International Inc. (CSE: HP) | KL Wong - Founder, CEO, President & Director
Hello Pal
Hello Pal is the brainchild of KL Wong. KL was born in Malaysia. He graduated with a law degree from Cambridge University and started off his career as a lawyer with international law firm Clifford Chance in the UK and Hong Kong. He then worked in senior management positions at Chinadotcom Corporation (China internet portal) and Softbank International Investment (venture capital/private equity) before founding BrillKids shortly after the birth of his daughter Felicity.
14:00 – 14:15
Keynote Speech - Disruptive Technology: The Best Investment in an Uncertain Global Economy
Shoal Games Ltd. (TSXV: SGW) | Tarrnie M. Williams | Executive Chairman
Shoal Games Ltd. (TSXV: SGW)
Shoal Games Ltd. is a software company that makes mobile games and disruptive technology. Trophy Bingo is live in the Apple, Google, & Amazon App Stores. Garfield's Bingo will be launched Worldwide in Q4, 2016. Shoal Games' third product, Rooplay, is a disruptive cloud-gaming system currently in development.
14:15 – 14:30
Corporate Presentation - Pokémon GO & Garfield: The Power of Brands in Mobile Games
Shoal Games Ltd. (TSXV: SGW) | Tarrnie M. Williams | Executive Chairman
Shoal Games Ltd. (TSXV: SGW)
Shoal Games Ltd. is a software company that makes mobile games and disruptive technology. Trophy Bingo is live in the Apple, Google, & Amazon App Stores. Garfield's Bingo will be launched Worldwide in Q4, 2016. Shoal Games' third product, Rooplay, is a disruptive cloud-gaming system currently in development.
14:30 – 15:00
Keynote Speech - Overview of the Landscape and Opportunities
Ontario Capital Growth Corporation | Brenda Hogan | Senior Investment Manager
Ontario Capital Growth Corporation
The Ontario Capital Growth Corporation (OCGC) was established by the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation Act, 2008 and was launched on February 27, 2009. The principal business of the OCGC is to manage the limited partner interests of the Government of Ontario in the Ontario Venture Capital Fund LP (OVCF) and the Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund LP (NVCF), and to manage and operate the Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund (OETF).
15:00 – 15:30
Keynote Speech - Take Advantage of the Recovering Markets – Mining, Oil & Gas, Life Science and Technology Sectors
NAI Interactive Ltd. | Gilbert Chan - President
NAI Interactive Ltd.
NAI Interactive Ltd. (NAI), established in 1998, is a leading market intelligence and investor relations service provider for fast growing public companies trading on the North American stock exchanges. Our goal is to serve as a bridge between public companies and Chinese investors, nurturing investor loyalty and form functional networks via our unique platform. Throughout the years, NAI has established itself as the most trusted firm in providing market insights to the Chinese investors. We strive to provide a more powerful platform for companies and investors to connect with each other. NAI500 2.0 is the ultimate solution – with 15+ years of experience, we are building a stronger platform at each step towards a tighter bond between public companies and Chinese investors around the world.
September 17, 2016
15:50 – 16:00
Lucky Draw

Conference End


  • Ed Pennock

    Managing Director
    Pennock Idea Hub

    John ing

    President & CEO
    Maison Placements Canada Inc.

    Steve Higgins

    Director, Storage & Refinery Solutions
    Royal Canadian Mint (TSX: MNT)

    Scott Powell

    Vice President, Investor Relations
    VolitionRx Ltd. (NYSE: VNRX)

  • Brian Schmidt

    President & CEO
    Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. (TSX: TVE)

    KL Wong

    The Founder, CEO, President and Director
    Hello Pal International Inc. (CSE:HP)

    Raphael Chow

    Assistant Vice-President, Business Development.
    Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

    Gilbert Chan

    NAI Interactive Ltd.

  • Steve Hanson

    International Frontier Resources (TSXV:IFR)

    Richard T. Schumacher

    President & CEO
    Pressure BioSciences, Inc (OTCQB:PBIO)

    Tarrnie M. Williams

    Executive Chairman
    Shoal Games Ltd. (TSXV:SGW)

    Brenda M. Hogan

    Senior Investment Manager
    Ontario Capital Growth Corporation

  • Participating Companies

    • Hello Pal International Inc
      (CSE: HP)

    • NAI Interactive Ltd.

    • Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

    • Thunderbird Power Corp

    • Weslease Income Growth Fund LP.

    • Ontario Capital Growth Corporation

    • Shoal Games Ltd.

    • Torchlight Energy Resources
      (NASDAQ: TRCH)

    • VolitionRx Ltd

    • Pennock Idea Hub


    • International Frontier Resources

    • Maison Placements Canada Inc.

    • Royal Canadian Mint
      (TSX: MNT)

    • Montréal Exchange

    • Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.
      (TSX: TVE)

    • Pinnacle Wealth Brokers

    • Pressure BioSciences Inc.
      (OTCQB: PBIO)

    • Pulis Investment Group

Supporting Groups

GLobal Chinese Financial Forum is and always is willing to corporate with all North America based associations to build up a friendly and efficiency business networking environment

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If any companies would like to sponsor or speak at the 2016 GCFF investment conference, please contact us soon as spots are limited.


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