- A weekend of one-on-one “speed dating” meetings, a variety of networking events including, golf and wine tours with TSX Venture 50 companies and the nation’s A-list of investors
- The conference introduces the Venture’s Top 50 companies to the nation’s most active retail investors
- The conference recognizes the tremendous work put in by CEOs to have their company recognized by a major Canadian exchange
This year’s V50 Capital Conference in Kelowna was unlike any other. In partnership with the TSX Venture, the marquee event focused on showcasing the Venture’s top 50 performing companies from 2019, as well as previous years. With a vision to recognize and celebrate these companies, as well as their CEOs, for their diligence, hard work, and determination, this year’s conference proved to be a well-deserved accolade for many companies who stood out among the 1,700+ currently listed on the TSX Venture.
The top Venture 50 companies lead by example and showcase what it means to thrive in an ultra-competitive investing landscape. CEOs are rewarded for their leadership, as well as putting their companies on the map, all while getting the opportunity to be introduced to new investors who are serious about where they put their money.
Neil Currie, Co-Founder of Capital Event Management, notes that this was an exciting venture for the conference to be able to feature the top companies this summer. “We want peers in the industry to see that these companies are being recognized and are meeting with the A-list from across the nation and we want people to be motivated that something like this is possible for them too.”
Currie also mentions that since the conference, he has seen at least five major investments take place with some of the companies that attended.
A unique partnership for investment growth
There are few companies who have defined partnerships with the TSX, so having the exchange be part of the conference is tremendous. With the TSX’s stamp of approval, Capital Event Management is able to consistently attract top companies from across the nation.
Essentially, it’s all about the symbiotic relationship of quality companies attracting quality investors.
Advice for CEOs
When it comes to key takeaways and advice for companies on how to stand out, Currie has some advice. “There is a lot of competition out there with companies needing access to capital and investors, so the best things for CEOs to do is to stay on the ground and get face time with as many investors as possible.” These intimate meetings are a great way for CEO’s to share their company’s story and frame it in a unique way to stand out.
Currie explains that it’s important for CEOs to be honest with company projections, and to under promise and over deliver. “It’s all about the jockey, not the horse, because there are many companies out there who may not even realize how competitive the investment landscape is. These companies think they have the best product, but the problem is that their share price doesn’t reflect their confident outlook.”
He continues, “There’s only so much capital to go around, and the companies that perform the best don’t necessarily have the best product. Their success is centered more around the CEO being on the road and making meaningful relationships with people and getting noticed.”
When companies participate in roadshows or conferences, for instance, they can get great content to show their shareholders and illustrate the positive work that’s being done to get the company’s name out into the investment sphere.
Lastly, Currie notes that following up is key. “If you don’t follow up with investors, someone else will.”
Capital Event Management has two shows left for 2019 and they will be held in Muskoka between September 27-29, which will predominantly feature East Coast investors, and in Palm Beach between November 21-24, which will only feature U.S. investors.
Currie explains that if issuers were to come to 100 per cent of conferences, they would meet with 85 per cent new investors, since each conference attracts a different pool of investors, which is what makes these conferences an integral opportunity to network.
Currie is also excited to share that Capital Event Management is launching its own investment arm, CEM Capital, which will have its own dedicated Vice President of Investments and Trading, Ryan Iverson. He comes to the company with 10 years of experience on the trade desk at Raymond James.
In the future, CEM will be on the frontline at Capital Event Conferences to help support some of the great investment opportunities that are showcased during these events.
Be sure to stay on the lookout for more information about CEM.
For more information about the upcoming Capital Event Conferences, click here.