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Calgary, Alberta to host Canada’s premier private capital conference June 5-8, 2018

CVCA announces Calgary as host city for 2018 annual conference Calgary, Alberta to host Canada’s premier private capital conference June 5-8, 2018 Montreal, QC – June 7, 2017 – The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) today was thrilled to announce Calgary, Alberta as the host city for its 2018 annual conference—the country’s premier event for venture capital and private equity investors and stakeholders alike. The CVCA annual conference is Canada’s must-attend event for professionals in private capital and is an exclusive opportunity to connect and collaborate with industry leaders in private equity and venture capital.This will be the first time Calgary has hosted the CVCA annual conference since 2009. The private capital ecosystem in Canada has evolved significantly since that time and the 2018 conference will reflect the exciting changes in the industry.

“We are thrilled to once again be hosting our annual conference in the Stampede City,” says Mike Woollatt, CEO, CVCA. “Calgary represents an important share of private capital activity in Canada and we look forward to another exciting conference in 2018!”

The CVCA is also very excited to announce its 2018 conference co-chairs. Representing the venture capital sector is Kristina Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Enterprise.

“I’m really looking forward to co-chair this fantastic annual CVCA event. This event will be deal-flow focused; designed to advance collaboration and celebrate Canadian industry success.”

On behalf of private equity, Ryan Giles, Managing Director, TriWest Capital Partners will be serving as co-chair alongside Kristina Williams.

“The CVCA conference is always a must-attend event for folks in the investment community,” said Ryan Giles. “We have a lot of exciting things planned for 2018 and look forward to hosting the investment community in Calgary.”

The CVCA is ecstatic to have Alberta Innovates as presenting sponsor at the 2018 CVCA Conference in Calgary. Alberta Innovates is propelling Canada’s innovation ecosystem in Alberta through facilitating a catalyst between government, industry and academia, to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the province of Alberta and Canada.

“Alberta Innovates is excited to welcome Canada’s private capital colleagues to Calgary in 2018,” says Laura Kilcrease, Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Innovates. “We know that attendees at the CVCA conference are a critical part of the innovation ecosystem, and we are pleased to continue to play a role in this pivotal industry in Alberta and Canada.”

About the CVCA The CVCA is the voice of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry. We are focused on improving the private capital ecosystem by broadening industry awareness and providing market research, networking, and professional development opportunities. We also advocate on behalf of the industry to ensure sound public policy that encourages a favourable investment environment. The CVCA works alongside its members, who represent the vast majority of private capital firms in Canada, to improve the industry and drive innovation and growth.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Carolyn Goard Senior Manager, Communications
Direct: 416-487-0519 , ext. 204
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