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Throughout the year, the CVCA hosts several events designed to facilitate learning and deal flow among venture capital and private equity professionals and suppliers to the industry. These events include quarterly professional development seminars, annual conference, networking receptions and annual golf tournament. Upcoming events include:

Calgary Networking Event
April 23, 2014
Please join CVCA's new CEO, Mike Woollatt, and President, Peter van der Velden, and other members of Alberta’s private capital community at this networking reception from 5-7pm in the offices of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 – 3rd Ave S W, Calgary. No charge


Professional Development Lunch and Learn 'Multiples, leverage, and discount rates – getting to the right fair value'
May 5, 2014

This event will take place in the Toronto offices of KPMG 11:30-1:30 pm. 

Assessing the fair value of investments has become a critical role for private equity players. This session will address common pitfalls and contentious issues that often arise when assessing the fair value of private equity and infrastructure investments. We will also delve into related audit issues impacting your portfolio investments.

Specific topics to be addressed include:
1) Understanding the value-driver formula and how it can guide the selection of an appropriate multiple
2) Selecting an appropriate leverage approach and avoiding common application errors
3) Identifying issues when valuing foreign investments
4) Recognizing how fair value might differ from price, along with the role of market participants
5) Addressing audit issues and increasing audit efficiency

Link to details and registration

May 20, 2014
May 20-22, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Register today for CVCA's 2014 Annual Conference, Canada's largest and most popular private capital conference. The best opportunity for CVCA members and non members from across the country and around the world to network, learn about issues and industry trends, and hear from prominent industry leaders. CVCA's awards (Entreprenuer of the Year, Deal of the Year for VC and PE and Community Leadership) plus BDC's new Innovation Award will be presented at the conference.


Canadian Women in Private Equity (CWPE) and Women in Capital Markets Reception and Dinner
June 5, 2014
Save the date for this reception, keynote speaker and dinner taking place in Toronto. 6 pm-9 pm

Professional Development Lunch and Learn 'Maximize Your Investment By Evolving Your Brand: How Cineplex is redesigning entertainment in Canada'
July 23, 2014

This event was originally scheduled for April 30th. Please note new date.

Join your colleagues at this lunch and learn featuring keynote speakers Jean-Pierre Lacroix, president of Shikatani Lacroix, and Ellis Jacob, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cineplex Inc.

Much has been written about the potential demise of the movie theatre industry as home entertainment, large screen TVs, on-demand movies and a wide range of mobile apps threaten to disrupt the industry and its place as a hub for family entertainment. Ellis Jacob, President and CEO of Cineplex Entertainment and 2013’s Most Innovative CEO of the Year - according to Canadian Business Magazine - and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, President of Shikatani Lacroix, will discuss how brands can remain relevant in these disruptive times by innovating and focusing on the needs of its customers.

Free for CVCA Members, $15 for non members. REGISTER NOW    

CVCA's Annual Charity Golf Classic
August 27, 2014
Save the date for CVCA's popular golf tournament which takes place at Angus Glen Golf and Country Club. This is Canada's private capital industry's only national golf tournament and sells out event year. An excellent day of networking, golf and fun!!


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