Over the years, investors have seen how exciting opportunities in innovation have matured into solid investments. Advances in AI, Big Data, Clean Technology and Health Care have all led to high profile investment successes.
Many Chinese investors are now looking to diversify their portfolios through investing in innovation, whether it is investing at the ground level in new ideas or investing in the shares of mature technology companies.
Attendees at the GCFF Vancouver Conference 2017 will:
• Gain valuable insights about the latest developments and opportunities in the technology sector.
• Network with company executives presenting at the conference, as well as other like-minded investors.
April 22, 2017
9:00 – 9:20
Open for Registration
9:20 – 9:30
9:30 – 10:00
Keynote Speech - Translating Modern Marketing Strategies to Tech Company Value Growth
| Dario Meli - Co-Founder and CEO of Quietly, Co-Founder of Hootsuite
10:00 – 10:20
Corporate Presentation Eurocontrol Technics Group Inc. (TSXV:EUO) | W. Bruce Rowlands - CEO
Eurocontrol Technics Group Inc. (TSXV:EUO)
10:20 – 10:40
Corporate Presentation Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. (CSE:PKK) | Johnson Joseph, MBA - President & CEO
Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. (CSE:PKK)
10:40 – 10:50
10:50 – 11:10
Corporate Presentation RepliCel Life Sciences Inc.(TSXV:RP) | R. Lee Buckler, B. Ed, LLB - President & CEO
Corporate Presentation Luminor Medical TechnologiesInc. (TSXV:LMT) | Christian Sauvageau - President & CEO
Luminor Medical TechnologiesInc. (TSXV:LMT)
11:50 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:20
12:20 – 12:40
April 22, 2017
12:40 – 13:30
Lunch and Networking
April 22, 2017
13:30 – 14:00
14:00 - 14:20
14:20 – 14:40
14:40 – 15:10
Keynote Speech NAI Interactive Ltd. | Gilbert Chan - President
15:10 – 15:20
April 22, 2017
15:20 – 15:30
Gilbert Chan President, NAI Interactive Ltd.
Gilbert has over 16 years of experience in the investor relations industry with a focus on natural resources. In addition, Gilbert has established a broad network of business relationships within the financial and investment communities in both North America and China. Gilbert's expertise and experience has led to a strong following in the Chinese speaking investor community in Canada. In recent years, Gilbert has become frequent speaker and interviewee on mining topics for numerous media outlets, including the Financial Post, Wall Street Journal, Vancouver Sun, OMNI TV, and other industry publications.
Josh Crumb Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Goldmoney Inc. (TSX:XAU)
Josh Crumb is a founder and chief strategy officer of Goldmoney Inc. (TSX:XAU), a financial technology company operating the world's largest 100%-reserved gold-based savings and payments network that combines the unique attributes of gold with innovative settlement technology. Prior to founding Goldmoney, Josh worked as an economist at Goldman Sachs, where he served as head of metals strategy in the Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research Division in London.
Josh holds a M.Sc. in Mineral Economics, a Graduate Certificate in International Political Economy, and a B.Sc. degree in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Kenneth C. McNaughton, M.A. Sc., P.Eng. President, CEO, Director, Camino Minerals Corp. (TSXV:COR)
Mr. McNaughton is a professional geological engineer with over 35 years of global experience developing and leading mineral exploration programs. Prior to joining Pretivm in 2011 as Chief Exploration Officer, he was Senior Vice President, Exploration for Silver Standard Resources Inc., and Canplats Resources where he had been responsible for all exploration programs since 1991. Prior to joining Silver Standard, he was employed by Corona Corporation and its affiliate Mascot Gold Mines Ltd. as a project geologist and engineer for projects in British Columbia. Mr. McNaughton holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and a Master of Applied Science degree in geological engineering from the University of Windsor.
Camino Minerals was formed as part of the transaction where Goldcorp purchased Canplats in 2010. Mr. McNaughton took over as President and Chief Executive Officer of Camino Minerals in 2015.
Elmer B. Stewart, P.Geol, MSc. President and CEO, Copper Fox Metals Inc. (TSXV:CUU)
Mr. Stewart has a Masters Degree in Geology and over 40 years of domestic and international experience in mining and mineral exploration. Mr. Stewart has been involved in putting five gold mines into production. Mr. Stewart has approximately 30 years of experience at the senior management level for various companies listed on the Toronto and Toronto Venture Exchange.
Brian McEwen PGeol. VP Exploration, Development, Golden Arrow Resources (TSXV:GRG)
Mr. McEwen is a professional geologist with more than 30 years of exploration and production experience in open-pit and underground mining projects and operations. The extent of his experience is global in managing numerous projects in Canada, US, Europe, Asia, Africa and throughout Latin America. Mr. McEwen's previous roles include more than a decade with MRDI (AMEC Peru) where he was responsible for project management, economic resource and reserve calculations for various precious and base metal companies worldwide, including BHP Billiton, CM Antamina, Teck, Hochschild and Phelps Dodge among others.
Daniel Major Chief Executive Officer - GoviEx Uranium Inc. (TSXV: GXU)
Daniel Major is a mining engineer from the Camborne School of Mines in the UK. His career spans over 25 years in the mining industry where he has established a solid track record initially with Rio Tinto at the Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia, then Amplats in South Africa, and later as a mining analyst with HSBC Plc followed by JP Morgan Chase & Co. in London. More recently Mr. Major was Chief Executive and later Non-Executive Chairman of Basic Element Mining and Resource Division in Russia, and held leadership positions in several Canadian listed mining companies with exploration and producing assets in Canada, Russia and South America. Mr. Major joined GoviEx in 2012 and has been responsible for the transition of the company from explorer to developer.
Don Simmons, B.Sc., P.Geol. President and Chief Executive Officer, Hemisphere Energy Corp. (TSXV:HME)
Mr. Simmons has extensive experience in petroleum geology and a proven track record of discovering oil and gas in Western Canada and internationally. Initially, Mr. Simmons served as the Company’s Vice President Exploration and became President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2008. Prior to joining Hemisphere, Mr. Simmons was a Geologist at a private oil and gas company, Sebring Energy, until its sale in 2007. Prior thereto, he spent five years with EnCana working on various projects in southeast Alberta and Ecuador. Mr. Simmons holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences from Queen's University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Joseph Hebert, B.S. Geo. President, Chief Executive Officer, Miranda Gold Corp. (TSXV: MAD)
Mr. Hebert brings 33 years of experience from diversified mineral exploration and mining geology through to senior geologist and exploration management. 24 of these years have been focused in Nevada but with numerous international assignments.Before Miranda, Mr. Hebert was senior exploration geologist for the Cortez Joint Venture (Placer Dome and Kennecott Minerals) located on the Battle Mountain Trend in North Central Nevada. He was a member of the exploration team who discovered the +8.5 million ounce Cortez Hills deposit. During his tenure at Cortez he directed all generative and acquisition efforts within the joint venture area of interest. This included identifying, advancing, and drilling the discovery hole at the pediment-covered ET Blue Project which Barrick now calls Goldrush. Barrick reports a resource at Goldrush of 8.4 million ounces of gold. Mr. Hebert is credited with team participation in multiple gold discoveries in Nevada and Utah over the course of his career and was instrumental in assembling the Company's exploration staff in Elko, Nevada and Medellin, Colombia.
John Black President and CEO - Regulus Resources Inc(TSXV:REG)
Regulus Resources Inc. (TSX V.REG) was formed in December 2010 in connection with the sale of Antares Minerals Inc. to First Quantum Minerals Ltd. The Antares team responsible for the discovery of the Haquira porphyry copper deposit, which led to the sale of Antares, is seeking to build on that experience and make another major discovery. Regulus was initially established to continue exploration at the 100% held Rio Grande Au-Cu-Mo porphyry project in northern Argentina.
Sylvain Laberge President & CEO - Tarku Resources Ltd.(TSXV:TKU)
After obtaining a degree in Hotel management Sylvain entered into a sales career specialising in Hotels and Hospital supplies, following 11 years of success he decided to look into different avenues. He became part of a new company founded in 1999, Renmark Financial Communication an enterprise specialising in Investor Relations, where he became Vice –President and develop an interest for emerging companies and especially mining exploration. Having an entrepreneur spirit and wanting to achieve new goals Sylvain founded S.D.N.L. Financial Communication in 2007 where he is still President.
Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse President and Chief Executive Officer - Trilogy Metals Inc (TSX:TMQ)
Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse is President and Chief Executive Officer of Trilogy Metals Inc. and a director of NOVAGOLD and has more than 30 years of experience in the natural resource sector, including his role as Founder, President, and CEO of NOVAGOLD since 1997 and his role as Vice President of Exploration for Placer Dome Inc. from 1990 to 1997. In addition to his international exploration perspective, Rick brings years of working experience in and knowledge of Alaska to the Company. Rick has managed projects from grassroots discovery through to advanced feasibility studies, production and closure. Rick holds a Candidature degree in Science from the Université de Louvain, Belgium, and a Masters of Science degree in Geology from the University of Arizona. He received the Thayer Lindsley award in 2009 for his role in the Donlin Gold discovery.
Terry Lynch President - Chilean Metals (TSXV:CMX)
Terry Lynch graduated in 1981 from St. Francis Xavier University with a joint honours degree in Economics and BBA. He is currently Chairman of Chilean Metals Inc having initially joined the company then known as International PBX Ventures as a director in 2012, he subsequently served as CEO & President, Mr. Lynch had been CEO of privately held Nevada-focused Relief Gold. He also had been a director and later CEO of TSX-listed Firstgold Corp. He assumed the CEO position after the company had run into financial difficulty bringing its Relief Canyon mine into production. He arranged a sale of 51% of the company for a total capital injection of $26.5 million from Northwest Non-Ferrous Metals, one of China’s largest mining engineering and consulting groups. From 2005 to 2008 Mr. Lynch was a partner with Kingsmill Capital Partners, a financial advisory firm specializing in advising public and private early stage growth companies. Prior to joining Kingsmill Capital he spent 15 years operating startup companies in industrial products, oil and gas and media.
Massimo M. Geremia President & CEO - Manitok Energy Inc.(TSXV:MEI)
Co-founder of Manitok in 2006 Mr. Geremia has over 27 years of experience in the Oil & Gas, Finance, and Real Estate industries with Manitok Energy Inc., Birchcliff Energy Ltd., Equatorial Energy Inc., and Boardwalk Equities Inc. The last 17 years have been exclusively in the Oil & Gas sector.
Todd Buchanan VP Corporate Development - Surgically Clean Air
Todd has worked with over 100 Fortune 500, public and private companies, on the creation and implementation of business process management methods and technology, over the past 20 years. Mr. Buchanan has held senior executive positions including; President and CEO; Vice President Marketing & Sales; VP & General Manager of Operations. He founded SiCam Systems Corporation, a hi-tech company that conducts research, development and international deal delivery of highly specialized process management technology products and professional consulting services. Most recently, Todd was a founding executive on the LYFE Kitchen and Luvo food brands in the position of Vice President, Strategy and Execution where he was primarily responsible for raising the capital required from start-up through hyper growth, and building the operating plan and technology infrastructure to scale the business. He serves on the boards of a number of companies.
Suren Ajjarapu Trxade Group Inc. - Founder, Chairman & CEO and Director
Mr. Suren Ajjarapu has been with TRXADE Group, Inc. as its founder, Chairman/CEO. Mr. Ajjarapu, is an entrepreneur with leadership experience, extensive executive management and corporate board experience. Mr. Ajjarapu is an accomplished corporate strategist, fund raiser and marketer. His vision and expertise in business performance have driven notable enterprise growth in the Biofuels and Information Technology sectors. Offering a rare blend of creative and operational strengths, Mr. Ajjarapu has demonstrated the capability to deal with cross-cultural, socio-economic, and geo-political boundaries as well as to expand or launch new businesses on a global basis with a keen sense of time to market. His strategic approach in developing and executing growth strategies, reducing cost basis, P&L oversight, maintaining business competitiveness, building world-class organizations, and increasing shareholders’ value is reflected in his work as Founder, President, and Director of (AMTX.OB) and as Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Biofuels.
Jeffery A. Bacha DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Chairman, President & CEO/cofounder
Jeffrey Bacha, BSc, MBA has been Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company since January 25, 2013, and director of the Company since February 11, 2013. Mr. Bacha is a seasoned executive leader with nearly twenty years of life sciences experience in the areas of operations, strategy and finance. His background includes successful public and private company building from both a start-up and turn around perspective; establishing and leading thriving management and technical teams; and raising capital in both the public and private markets
Guy Bourassa Nemaska Lithium Inc. - President & CEO
Mr. Bourassa is President and CEO of Nemaska Lithium Inc. since the Company’s inception in 2008, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry to this role. Among other things he was instrumental in identifying and negotiating the acquisition of the Whabouchi lithium property and securing over $50 million through financings in the capital markets to develop the Whabouchi project. Through his leadership, the Company brought an historical lithium showing to a world class deposit and has developed new innovative processes of producing high purity lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate, which should allow Nemaska to become a world leader in these lithium compound markets.
Tyler Lowes Electra Stone Ltd. - Vice President of Corporate Development
Tyler Lowes is a seasoned communications professional with experience in raising capital and the marketing of a number of resource exploration companies. Mr. Lowes has worked with the Zimtu Group of companies for over 4 years. His network of contacts within the financial community extends across North America and Europe.
Mark Ahrens-Townsend Kane Biotech Inc. - President & CEO
Mark Ahrens-Townsend joined Kane Biotech in May 2015 as President and CEO. Mr. Ahrens-Townsend brings extensive expertise in leadership, strategic planning, and business development. He has spent 30+ years in the Technology, Engineering and Venture Capital industries. For the last 18 years Mr. Ahrens-Townsend has held senior executive roles, twice as President and CEO of two publicly traded technology companies, and has also served extensively on the boards and committees of several private and publicly held companies. Mr. Ahrens-Townsend holds B.Sc. (Engineering) and MBA (Finance) degrees from the University of Manitoba.
RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (TSXV: RP)
Luminor Medical Technologies Inc. (TSXV: LMT)
Naturally Splendid Enterprises Inc. (TSXV: NSP)
Eurocontrol Technics Group Inc. (TSXV: EUO)
Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. (CSE: PKK)
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If any companies would like to sponsor or speak at the 2017 GCFF Vancouver investment conference, please contact us soon as spots are limited.
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