Venue
The Westin Edmonton
The Westin Edmonton, 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7, Canada

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Event Date Wed May 13 MDT (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed May 13 9:15am - Wed May 13 2:00pm
Location The Westin Edmonton
10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7, 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:

Erick Hamdan
CFO, Leder Holdings Ltd.

SPEAKERS:

Michael Cocolakis
Director of Economic Research, BDC

Cody Church
CEO & President, Clear North Capital

MODERATORS:

Ilan Jacobson
Founding Partner & CEO, FirePower Capital

Kevin Shaw
Vice President, M&A, Renaissance Mergers & Acquisitions Inc.

James Robertson
Director, Growth and Transition Capital, BDC

Shauna Feth
Executive Director, Alberta Business Family Institute, University of Alberta

Julie Afanasiff
Partner, Sequeira Partners Inc.

Dave Sparrow
President, Trailwise Capital

Mackenzie Regent
Partner, Transactions Diligence, Kalos LLP

PANELISTS:
Tracey Code
Senior Director, First West Capital

Chad Danard
Senior Managing Director, TriWest Capital Partners

Mike McIsaac
Founder & President, Renaissance Mergers & Acquisitions Inc.

Devin Wagner
Managing Director, Western Region Transactions Leader, Grant Thornton LLP

Don Montgomery
President, True North Mergers and Acquisitions

Lynne Fisher
National Team Leader, ExitSmart, MNP

Lee Waterman
President, Paragon Soil and Environmental Consulting Inc.

Christopher Wolfenberg
Partner, Fasken

Lesley Bowman
Park Paving Ltd.

Mike Williams
Director, Park Paving Ltd.

Jesse Douglas
Chief Executive Officer, Wolverine Energy and Infrastructure Inc.

Terry Freeman
Board Chair, Corrosion and Abrasion Solutions Ltd.

Jim Schmidt
Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

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

Sheena Josan
Associate, Bennett Jones LLP

Mark Regehr
Vice President & Director, MNP

Alan Chettiar
Partner, Investment Banking, FirePower Capital

Cheryl Grant
Director, Transactions, Grant Thornton Corporate Finance Inc.

Bruce Wouters
Vice President & Market Lead, Roynat

Kristin Delwo
Founder and CEO, Stacks

Andy Fraser
President and CEO, NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul

Paul Ingram
President, Silverberg Group

Ryan Vestby
CEO, Compuvision

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

REGISTRATION SPONSOR:
• First West Capital

PRESENTING SPONSOR:
• BDC

ENDEAVOUR SPONSOR:
• MNP

ENTERPRISE SPONSOR:
• Renaissance

VENTURE SPONSORS:
• Grant Thornton
• Fire Power
• Roynat
• Scotia Bank
• Fasken

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS:

JOURNAL:
• Kalos Llp

GLOSSARY OF TERM:
• Grant Thornton

WORKSHOPS:
• Fire Power
• Grant Thornton
• MNP

BOTTLED WATER:
• Tri West

PLENARY:
• Bennett Jones

SESSION SPONSOR:
• BDC

SUPPORTING PARTNERS:
• CFIB
• CVCA
• A Higher Level of Management Consulting
• CMC
• Niveau Superieur
• TEC Canada