What to expect from PCMA Conference and celebration

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What to expect from PCMA Conference and celebration

The Private Capital Markets Association of Canada’s (PCMA) One Industry Celebration and the Setting the Pace for the Private Capital Markets Conference are only a few days away and here's what you should expect from these two exciting events:

Celebrating One Industry Voice:  Recognizing the leaders of the NEMA PCMA merger

Football Legend and Philanthropist to Headline PCMA’s, “Celebrating One Industry Voice:  Recognizing the leaders of the NEMA PCMA merger”.

A man of unquestionable character and spirit, Michael “Pinball: Clemons’ aptitude for motivational speaking is undeniable. His presentations are captivating and empowering, so don’t miss it on April 11.

BNN’s Markets Commentator Andrew McCreath will host the celebration and help us recognize those individuals who reach significant goals, exceed expectations and deliver exceptional results for the PCMA.

Setting the Pace for the Private Capital Markets: 7th Annual Private Capital Markets Conference

Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency David MacNaughton, will address the PCMA’s 7th Annual Conference, “Setting the Pace for the Private Capital Markets”.  Ambassador McNaughton will provide attendees with his insights into the future of Canada-US trade relations.  As a seasoned entrepreneur and leading strategist, MacNaughton brings a unique set of skills and experiences to his new role as ambassador.  He presented his credentials as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States on March 3, 2016

In an exclusive engagement from the UK, global market pioneer, UN diplomat, former executive board member of World Economic Forum, Theodore Malloch, will present a keynote speech at the conference. Malloch is chairman and CEO of The Global Fiduciary Governance LLC, a leading strategy thought leadership company.  He works exclusively with CEOs, and business and government leaders who need to conceptualize projects on a global scale. He assists those who require access at the very highest levels and who demand "real-time" information to understand and manage rapidly changing markets, government transformations, emerging trading blocs and critical relationships. He will explore all this in his keynote, "Common Sense Canadian Capital”.

The PCMA conference will feature nearly one dozen separate and wide-ranging panel discussions on understanding industry DATA, regulatory outlook, corporate governance, cryptocurrency, alternative investments, compliance network and OM.  Four- time Olympian Heather Moyse will also address enthusiastic attendees with her inspiring journey to Olympic Gold, Unlikely, but Possible. Her two-time gold medal haul will be on display, with a book signing and photo opportunity!

Seasoned crypto asset investor and co-author of Crypto Assets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin & Beyond, Jack Tatar will provide a feature presentation on the ABCs of bitcoin and blockchain. Tatar has more than two decades of experience in financial services and is also owner of GEM Research Solutions, a leading research provider to the financial services industry. He was one of the first financial professionals to receive certification from the Digital Currency Council.

Also headlining the PCMA conference is former Dragon’s Den co-star and LavaLife co-founder, Bruce Croxon. A digital media marketing pioneer, venture capitalist and current co-host of The Disruptors on BNN TV, Bruce Croxon will showcase one of the world’s industry leading tech incubators, Ryerson DMZ.  He will deliver the conference’s closing keynote address along with Ryerson DMZ executive director Abdullah Snobar will be accompanied by a few startup superstars.

Other speakers and panelists include leading experts in real estate, P3, fintech, corporate tax and a special section dedicated to dealing representatives. 

Elder statesman and chairman of Caldwell Financial Ltd and President of Urbana Corporation Thomas Caldwell, C.M will share his knowledge on alternative investments with his talk on “The Ascendency of Private Equity”. He is a past governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange and one of the leading experts in capital markets, particularly in trading environments.

Witness the birth of a new type of digital asset that is free of the blockchain with computer science genius Sean Worthington, author of “Beyond Bitcoin: The Future of Digital Currencies”.  He will also uncover the impact DATA has on your business.

And it certainly wouldn’t be complete without an emotional and controversial look at cannabis. Alan Park, a comedian, cancer survivor and medical marijuana advocate, will deliver an inspirational, funny and deadly-serious personal journey.  This will be followed by a top industry leader, Tim Saunders of Growth Canopy. You don’t want to miss this most polarizing industry topic at the conference this year!

More than 300 industry members are expected to attend the event, including entrepreneurs, disruptors, tech innovators, exempt market dealers, dealing representatives, private capital issuers and companies, legal, accounting, and compliance advisers, private equity and venture capital funds, investment advisors and regulators.

The PCMA would like to thank the 2018 Conference Sponsors for their support of this important industry event: Computershare; Glen Road Capital; MNP; Capital Direct; Newport Private Wealth; The CSE; Cranson Capital; Romspen Mortgage Investment Fund; North Star Compliance and Regulatory Solutions; Torys LLP; TriView Capital Ltd.; WeirFoulds LLP;  WIP; Gowling WLG; Raintree; Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP; FUNDATA; Prestige Capital; Western Pacific Trust Company; TIMC; IFSE; CPE Media; Centurion; Cancheck; Harvest Structured Investments; KoreConx; Northern Coast; SGGG Funds Services Inc.; Zurich; BFL Canada; OMNICA; BCF Law LLP; Equiton; ICM; Invico; Liahona Capital Inc.; Portfolio Strategies Corporation; Skyline Group Of Companies; Weirfoulds LLP; Whitehaven; OSC; Pinnacle; Univeris; Yesterpay.

The PCMA would like to thank the PCMA Founding Partners and Partners: Founding Partners: IBK Capital; WeirFoulds LLP; McLeod Law LLP; MNP Corporate Finance; Portland Investment Counsel Inc.; PowerOne Capital Markets Limited.  Premier Partner: ExemptEdge. Capital Partners: 3iQ; Arlington Street Investments,  Brookstreet Mortgage Investment Corporation. Affiliate Partners: CSE Canadian Securities Exchange; Miller Thomson LLP; Pinnacle Wealth Brokers; Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc.