Guest Speakers

The Guest Speakers for the May 7, 2014 Vancouver Conference:


Ryan Irvine

Ryan Irvine, President
Keystone Financial Publishing Corp.
- www.keystocks.com

Ryan Irvine is President of KeyStone Financial Publishing Corp., a registered financial adviser. KeyStone publishes independent research and information on Canadian and U.S. mid, small, and micro-cap stocks.

KeyStone specializes in uncovering, before the broader market, under followed small to mid-sized companies that are financially sound and producing solid growth in both revenues and earnings.

Mr. Irvine obtained his BBA from Simon Fraser University. Mr. Irvine is frequently quoted in respected publications, including the National Post, Calgary Herald, Toronto Metro, Investor's Digest of Canada, and Canadian Money Saver, and makes regular appearances on CKNW's Money Talks with Michael Campbell, CBC Radio, ROBTV, as well as headline speaking engagements at several national conferences.

Fabrice Taylor

Fabrice Taylor, CFA
Financial Journalist / Publisher
- www.presidentsclub.ca

Fabrice Taylor is a Canadian financial journalist, publisher and investor best known for writing a stock-market column in The Globe and Mail newspaper and Report on Business Magazine. Since January, 2011, he has authored and published The President's Club Investment Letter, a joint-venture with The Globe and Mail. He also writes an associated investment blog. He is a frequent guest on the BNN television network.

Brent Todd

Brent Todd, Investment Advisor
Canaccord Wealth Management
- www.brenttodd.ca

Bio coming soon !!

The Guest Speakers for the October 20, 2011 Vancouver Conference:


David Steele

David Steele, President
Ground Floor Capital, Inc.
- www.groundfloorcapital.com

Dave Steele is the president of Ground Floor Capital, which provides opportunities for investors to participate in a series of pre-IPO investment opportunities with high growth Chinese companies. He is an entrepreneurial executive who has offered leading edge investment opportunities to thousands of individual investors in both Canada and the United States. Prior to founding Ground Floor Capital, Mr. Steele was CEO of International Properties Group Ltd., a real estate company listed on the TSX, which purchased apartment buildings and converted them to condominiums. While at IPG, Mr. Steele developed and operated a wealth management division which helped thousands of individual investors acquire over 7000 properties throughout North America and those investment properties continue to generate passive investment income today. Mr. Steele has been actively involved in the growth of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), a nonprofit organization which now has over 7,500 members worldwide. In 1994/95, Mr. Steele served as EO's International president. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in finance from the University of Calgary.

Ryan Irvine

Ryan Irvine, President
Keystone Financial Publishing Corp.
- www.keystocks.com

Ryan Irvine is President of KeyStone Financial Publishing Corp., a registered financial adviser. KeyStone publishes independent research and information on Canadian and U.S. mid, small, and micro-cap stocks.

KeyStone specializes in uncovering, before the broader market, under followed small to mid-sized companies that are financially sound and producing solid growth in both revenues and earnings.

Mr. Irvine obtained his BBA from Simon Fraser University. Mr. Irvine is frequently quoted in respected publications, including the National Post, Calgary Herald, Toronto Metro, Investor's Digest of Canada, and Canadian Money Saver, and makes regular appearances on CKNW's Money Talks with Michael Campbell, CBC Radio, ROBTV, as well as headline speaking engagements at several national conferences.

The Guest Speakers for the May 20, 2010 Vancouver Symposium:


Brent Todd

Brent Todd, Investment Advisor
Canaccord Wealth Management
- www.brenttodd.ca

Bio coming soon !!

Peter Linder

Peter Linder, President
DeltaOne Capital
- www.accilentcapital.com

A native of Quebec, Peter Linder is the go-to Gas and Oil Strategist in the Canadian media, having worked in the energy sector for 30 years. Regularly featured in the Globe and Mail and Business News Network, he is also sought by Bloomberg, and Energy TV. Raised and educated in Montreal, he holds a Master's in Economics from Concordia University, and his curriculum vitae includes stints at major firms such as BP Canada, Alberta Energy Company, and Amoco Canada. Linder's expertise in the field of Oil and Gas was further honed when he was senior analyst at CIBC World Market and VP Natural Gas at Canadian Energy Research Institute.

Additionally, he has authored several books on natural gas and is now the director of his own firm (DOCP Management Inc.) based in Calgary, Alberta where he now resides.

Mr. Linder has recently chosen to partner with Accilent Capital Management in Toronto, and is bringing his DeltaOne funds to Accilent's group of products. His addition to the Accilent team will also put him in the role of Oil and Gas Portfolio Manager where he will be managing the energy funds.

The Guest Speakers for the April 16, 2009 Calgary Symposium include:


Peter Knapp

Peter Knapp, President
Brian Mills Iradesso
- iq.bmir.com

Peter Knapp is President of Bryan Mills Iradesso, a fully-integrated corporate communications and investor relations firm with more than 50 full-time employees in Calgary and Toronto. He oversees services and provides high-level advisory and strategic communications advice to Bryan Mills Iradesso's clients in Calgary.

Peter was recognized by Oilweek magazine in May 2008 as one of Western Canada's rising stars. He recently accepted the Best Overall Communicator award on behalf of Bryan Mills Iradesso at the 2008 CIRI Alberta awards, an award normally given directly to public issuers for their communications with the investment community.

Peter is the creator of Bryan Mills Iradesso's quarterly comparison of Canadian oil and gas companies, called the iQ Report. This report is well-known by the investment community due to its accessible format and credible approach. He is often interviewed by media such as the Globe and Mail, Business News Network and the Calgary Herald regarding energy industry trends relating to the capital markets.

He established Iradesso Communications in 2001 at the age of 26. Iradesso established a name for itself in Calgary and grew from one to 20 employees in six years before merging with Bryan Mills Group of Toronto in 2007 to form Bryan Mills Iradesso.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University in Hamilton and is a graduate of the Canadian Securities Course. He is also a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute.

Brent Todd

Brian Pow, VP Research
Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited
- www.acumencapital.com

Brian Pow joined Acumen in 1998 and became the Vice President of Research in 1999. Prior to coming to Acumen, Brian consulted to companies to help them finance and manage their growth, owned and operated two successful software companies, and completed national and international assignments in a senior finance capacity. This array of experience has given Brian a key understanding of business operations and trends. Besides his leadership role Brian is active in researching growth companies across a number of sectors. In addition Brian covers selected institutional fund managers in eastern Canada.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Calgary and a Masters degree in Business Administration from McMaster University in 1984.

The Guest Speakers for the Nov. 7-8, 2008 Vancouver Conference include:


Ian Bandeen

Ian Bandeen, Vice-Chairman & CEO
CNQ Stock Exchange
- www.cnq.ca

As a co-founder, Mr. Bandeen has overseen the creation of CNQ, Canada's New Stock Exchange (the first in Canada in over 70 years) and Pure Trading, an alternative market system for trading equity securities, which has served as the effective catalyst for the evolution of the Canadian capital markets into the global realm of multi-market, high-speed trading.

Prior to this, Ian co-founded the Canadian Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities markets in his role as Managing Director & Global Head of Securitization and Structured Finance at Nesbitt Burns Inc. He created and ran the industry leading banking and trading securitization teams and extended the global reach of this team by establishing equal sized operations in both the United States and London, U.K. Additionally, Ian was a member of the Bank of Montreal's Capital Management Committee as well as the Asset Liability Committee.

Kelly Edmison

Ian Bandeen, President
PenderFund Capital Management
- www.penderfund.com

Kelly Edmison founded Pender in 2002 and Pender Growth Fund in 2003. His principal role is to identify investments and work with investee companies to create shareholder value.

Prior to founding Pender, Mr. Edmison practiced law for over 20 years, with much of his time focused on representing BC based junior technology companies. During the last five years of his practice, companies represented by Mr. Edmison raised over $200 million in financing. Mr. Edmison has been a director or officer of a number of successful companies.

Ryan Irvine

Ryan Irvine, President
Keystone Financial Publishing Corp.
- www.keystocks.com

Ryan Irvine is President of KeyStone Financial Publishing Corp., a registered financial adviser. KeyStone publishes independent research and information on Canadian and U.S. mid, small, and micro-cap stocks.

KeyStone specializes in uncovering, before the broader market, under followed small to mid-sized companies that are financially sound and producing solid growth in both revenues and earnings.

Mr. Irvine obtained his BBA from Simon Fraser University. Mr. Irvine is frequently quoted in respected publications, including the National Post, Calgary Herald, Toronto Metro, Investor's Digest of Canada, and Canadian Money Saver, and makes regular appearances on CKNW's Money Talks with Michael Campbell, CBC Radio, ROBTV, as well as headline speaking engagements at several national conferences.

Brent Todd

Brent Todd, Investment Advisor
Canaccord Wealth Management
- www.brenttodd.ca

Bio coming soon !!

Vincent Weber

Vincent Weber, Research Associate, Mining
Fundamental Research Corp.
- www.researchfrc.com

Vincent graduated from the University of Waterloo in the interdisciplinary Honours Science and Business program. This has equipped Vincent with a unique blend of knowledge in technology, science and business, as well as information technology. His educational experience also built the backbone for knowledge in geological research including regional deposit and structure mapping, sample interpretation and technical report writing.

The Guest Speakers for the Sept. 26-27, 2008 Calgary Conference include:


Grant Howard

Grant Howard, President
The Howard Group Inc.
- www.howardgroupinc.com

Since 1988, Grant has served as Owner and President of The Howard Group Inc., Western Canada's oldest investor and financial relations firm. With a strict focus on assisting small and micro cap companies, Grant has directed the raising of approximately $50 million in equity for Howard Group clients, assisted in the successful defense of two hostile takeover attempts, advised on mergers and acquisitions and worked with a myriad of management teams in the development and implementation of business plans.

He is also President and owner of Accolade Capital, General Partner for the Insight Limited Partnerships I and II, which invests in micro cap opportunities and is governed by an independent board of highly successful entrepreneurs.

Prior to forming The Howard Group, he enjoyed a multifaceted ten year career in the communications industry spanning television and radio journalism to 1981 and crisis and media consulting to 1988. During that period, some of his clients included the Calgary City Police, Justice Academy of British Columbia and the XV Winter Olympics Organizing Committee.

Ryan Irvine

Ryan Irvine, President
Keystone Financial Publishing Corp.
- www.keystocks.com

Ryan Irvine is President of KeyStone Financial Publishing Corp., a registered financial adviser. KeyStone publishes independent research and information on Canadian and U.S. mid, small, and micro-cap stocks.

KeyStone specializes in uncovering, before the broader market, under followed small to mid-sized companies that are financially sound and producing solid growth in both revenues and earnings.

Mr. Irvine obtained his BBA from Simon Fraser University. Mr. Irvine is frequently quoted in respected publications, including the National Post, Calgary Herald, Toronto Metro, Investor's Digest of Canada, and Canadian Money Saver, and makes regular appearances on CKNW's Money Talks with Michael Campbell, CBC Radio, ROBTV, as well as headline speaking engagements at several national conferences.

Frederick Kozak

Frederick Kozak, VP & Senior Oil and Gas Analyst
Canaccord Adams
- www.canaccordadams.com

Ryan Irvine is President of KeyStone Financial Publishing Corp., a registered financial adviser. KeyStone publishes independent research and information on Canadian and U.S. mid, small, and micro-cap stocks.

Frederick Kozak joined Canaccord Adams in early 2007, bringing more than 27 years of industry experience to his role as VP & Senior Oil and Gas Analyst. Frederick previously worked as a research analyst at a Canadian boutique investment firm where he was ranked the #3 Stock Picker for Oil and Gas in Canada for 2005 in the annual StarMine Analyst Awards. Frederick started his career as a Petroleum Engineer and has also worked in the oil and gas industry in financial analysis and corporate planning. Frederick holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta.

Peter Linder

Peter Linder, President
DeltaOne Capital
- www.accilentcapital.com

A native of Quebec, Peter Linder is the go-to Gas and Oil Strategist in the Canadian media, having worked in the energy sector for 30 years. Regularly featured in the Globe and Mail and Business News Network, he is also sought by Bloomberg, and Energy TV. Raised and educated in Montreal, he holds a Master's in Economics from Concordia University, and his curriculum vitae includes stints at major firms such as BP Canada, Alberta Energy Company, and Amoco Canada. Linder's expertise in the field of Oil and Gas was further honed when he was senior analyst at CIBC World Market and VP Natural Gas at Canadian Energy Research Institute.

Additionally, he has authored several books on natural gas and is now the director of his own firm (DOCP Management Inc.) based in Calgary, Alberta where he now resides.

Mr. Linder has recently chosen to partner with Accilent Capital Management in Toronto, and is bringing his DeltaOne funds to Accilent's group of products. His addition to the Accilent team will also put him in the role of Oil and Gas Portfolio Manager where he will be managing the energy funds.

Brent Todd

Brent Todd, Investment Advisor
Canaccord Wealth Management
- www.brenttodd.ca

Bio coming soon !!

Vincent Weber

Vincent Weber, Research Associate, Mining
Fundamental Research Corp.
- www.researchfrc.com

Vincent graduated from the University of Waterloo in the interdisciplinary Honours Science and Business program. This has equipped Vincent with a unique blend of knowledge in technology, science and business, as well as information technology. His educational experience also built the backbone for knowledge in geological research including regional deposit and structure mapping, sample interpretation and technical report writing.

 

 

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