OTTAWA, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The 2014 CVCA - Canada'sVenture Capital & Private Equity Association's Annual Conference is now underway in Ottawa. The three-day conference brings together more than 500 leading experts in Canada's private capital industry.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CVCA and a great time to celebrate the crucial role CVCA members play in Canada's economy. More than $14 billion in venture capital and private equity was invested in Canadian companies last year, including the biggest VC deal in Canadian history, helping drive meaningful innovation and growth in the country.
"There's tremendous momentum and excitement surrounding our industry," said Mike Woollatt, CEO of CVCA. "Our annual conference is a time for professionals across Canada and around the world to connect on the issues and topics of greatest interest and relevance and to celebrate the wins and address the challenges."
Leading the discussion is an impressive list of business leaders and industry key influencers including keynote speakers:
•Robert Deluce, President & CEO, Porter Airlines•Elyse Allan, President & CEO, GE Canada, •George Gosbee, Chairman & CEO, AltaCorp Capital Inc & Co-owner Phoenix Coyotes
"Ottawa is a fitting city to host our conference and help celebrate our 40th anniversary," said the 2014 Conference Chair, Wally Hunter, Managing Director, EnerTech Capital. "Our roots are deeply connected to valuable partnerships we've forged with government and the joint opportunities we continue to pursue."
For a complete list of conference participants, speakers and event schedule visit the CVCA Annual Conference site.
Participating media are required to register for the event
The CVCA is the voice of Canada's venture capital and private equity industry. The CVCA's members manage the vast majority of private capital that is designated to grow Canadian businesses. The CVCA fosters professional development, networking, communication, research and education, and represents the venture capital and private equity industry in public policy matters. The CVCA was founded in 1974. www.cvca.ca
The CVCA Annual Conference is the premier networking and professional development event for Canada's venture capital and private equity industry and attracts more than 500 professionals and influencers from across Canada and around the world. For more information, please visit www.CVCA.ca, or follow the CVCA on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/CVCACanada #CVCA2014
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