Venue
The Westin Nova Scotian
The Westin Nova Scotian, 1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS B3H 2P6, Canada

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Event Date Thu Apr 2 ADT - Fri Apr 3 ADT (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Thu Apr 2 6:15am - Fri Apr 3 11:00am
Location The Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS B3H 2P6, Canada
Region Americas
Details

At the Business Transitions Forum (BTF), you will garner practical insights from entrepreneurs and business experts that have travelled down the transition path before you.

What can you do to multiply the proceeds of an acquisition? What are your liquidity options? What do acquirers look for? What are the major risks in your business and how can you mitigate them? Even if you are not planning to transition, this event will provide you with tactical takeaways to help you make smarter business decisions in the short term while setting you up for a successful transition in the future.

WHY ATTEND?
• Learn where to begin and how to build your transition roadmap
• Learn strategies to increase the value of your business, even if you have no plan to sell
• Understand what buyers are looking for
• Find out who can help you and what it will cost
• Learn how to avoid transition disasters from other entrepreneurs just like you

Speakers

2020 Speakers

CHAIR:

Paul LeBlanc
Founder & CEO, 7th Wave Capital

SPEAKERS:

Pierre Cléroux
Vice President Research & Chief Economist, BDC

Rob Normandeau
President, SeaFort Capital

Anne Whelan
President & CEO, Seafair Capital

MODERATORS:

Christine Pound
Partner, Stewart McKelvey

Suzanne Loomer
Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG Canada

Dave Doucette
Regional Director, Atlantic, Roynat Capital

Robert Blunden
Principal Consultant, Blunden and Associates

Louis-Pierre Francoeur
Principal, Transactions, Grant Thornton LLP

Jeff Mackenzie
Principal, Confederation M&A

Dan Jennings
Partner, BDO Canada

Paul LeBlanc
Founder + CEO, 7th Wave Capital

PANELISTS:

Wade K. Dawe
Chairman and CEO, Numus Financial Inc.

David Hastie
Managing Director, First West Capital

Ilan Jacobson
Founding Partner & CEO, FirePower Capital

Craig Maloney
Partner, Corporate Finance, MNP

John Flewelling
President & CEO, CBCL Ltd

Dallas Mercer
CEO, Dallas Mercer Consulting
George Rossolatos
CEO, Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF)

Louie Velocci
National Lead Partner for CIO Advisory Services, KPMG

Christine Bell
CEO, Full Throttle Powersports

Peter Conrod
Business Advisor, McInnes Cooper

Don Mills
Chair & Senior Counsel, Corporate Research Associates Inc.

Jillian Murray
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

Gina McFetridge
President, Archway Insurance

Jon Stanfield
Chairman, President & CEO, Stanfield's

Jim Cruickshank
Partner, Stewart McKelvey

Malcolm Fraser
President & CEO, Innovacorp

Keith MacIntyre
Partner, Grant Thorton LLP

Bruce Hogan
Board Member (Former CEO), Leading Edge Geomatics

Paul Ryan
Director, Growth and Transition Capital, BDC

Matthew Towns
Vice President, SeaFort Capital

Peter Zed
Partner, Cox & Palmer

Alan Chettiar
Partner, Investment Banking, FirePower Capital

Chace Hynes
Director, Corporate Finance Atlantic Region, MNP

Mark Brodkin
Managing Director & Head, Roynat Equity Partners, Roynat Capital

Mickey MacDonald
CEO, Micco

Corey Miller
President, Parts for Trucks

Darren Nantes
Chairman, Guilfords Group of Companies

Dr. Lesley Steele
CEO & Founder, Virtual Veterinary Solutions/Newfoundland Veterinary Hospitals

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSOR:
• BDC

ENDEAVOUR SPONSOR:
• MNP

ENTERPRISE SPONSOR:
• Sea Fort Capital

VENTURE SPONSORS:
• BDO
• Roynat Scotia Bank
• Fire Power Capital
• Grant Thornton

REGISTRATION SPONSOR:
• First West Capital

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE:
• 7'th Wave Capital

PLENARIES:
• McInnes Cooper
• CBGF
• KPMG
• Cox & Palmer

LANYARD:
• BDC

MORNING KEYNOTE:
• Stewart McKelvey

WORKSHOPS:
• Fire Power Capital
• Grant Thornton
• MNP
• McInnes Cooper

JOURNAL:
• Confederation M&A

GLOSSARY OF TERM:
• Grant Thornton

SESSION SPONSOR:
• BDC

SUPPORTING PARTNERS:
• Halifax Chamber of Commerce
• CFIB
• The Chronicle Herald
• Family Enterprise Change
• CVCA
• A Higher Level of Management Consulting
• Niveau Superieur
• EO Atlantic Canada
• Halifax Partnership
• FBA
• NACO
• Atlantic Business
• Wallace McCain
• TEC Canada