Venue
MTCC, Toronto
MTCC, Toronto, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada

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Event Date Tue May 5 EDT - Wed May 6 EDT (over 1 year ago)
Location MTCC, Toronto
255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, 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:

Thomas Kennedy
Chairman and Managing Director, Kensington Capital Partners

SPEAKERS:

Pierre Cléroux
Vice President Research & Chief Economist, BDC

Stephanie Mooney
Director, Business Development, Trivest Partners

Alana Geller
Partner, Richter

MODERATORS:

Ilan Jacobson
Founding Partner & CEO, FirePower Capital

Conor Snape
Director, Growth & Transition Capital Greater Toronto Area, BDC Capital

Randy Williamson
Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

Ian Michael
Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

Maria Severino
National Tax Leader, RSM Canada

Susan Fulford
Managing Director, Dynamic Legacy Inc.

David Shlagbaum
Senior Counsel/ Facilitator, Pallett Valo LLP

Thomas Kennedy
Chairman and Managing Director, Kensington Capital Partners

PANELISTS:

David Hastie
Managing Director, First West Capital

Jeff Pocock
Partner, Transactions National M&A and Private Equity Leader, Grant Thornton LLP

Suganya Tharmalingam
CFO and Managing Director, Kensington Capital

Jess Grossman
Founder & CEO, In Social

Oren Horovitz
Director, Value Maximization, FirePower Capital

John Hotson
Partner, Business Transition Alliance

Ian Macdonell
Managing Director, Crosbie & Company Inc.

Paul Barber
CEO, Prophix Software Inc.

Adrian Bartha
CEO, eCompliance Management Solutions Inc.

Claudio Gatti
Co-CEO, ClaroNav Inc.

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

Mia Pearson
CEO, MSL Group Canada

Kevin Tremblay
Managing Director, MNP

Dianne White
Principal, Nexus Investment Management

Stephen Rupnarain
Partner, RSM Canada

Yogi Sennik
CEO, Joriki Inc.

Bill Black
President, Exit Planning Group

William Huk
Regional Vice President, Ontario East, Roynat Capital

Peter Stefanovich
Managing Partner, Left Lane Associates

Kris Yungblut
Vice President, Grant Thornton LLP

Caroline Bolduc
Founder and CEO of Bold Canine

Sab Ravalli
Executive Chair, Prodomax Automation Inc.

Richard Wilson
Founder and CEO, Agnora Glass

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSOR:
• BDC

ENDEAVOUR SPONSOR:
• MNP

ENTERPRISE SPONSOR:
• Kensington

VENTURE SPONSORS:
• RSM
• Grant Thornton
• Firepower Capital
• Exit Planning Group
• Roynat
• Scotia Bank

REGISTRATION SPONSOR:
• First West Capital

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS:

BREAKFAST:
• Business Transition Alliance

JOURNAL:
• Pallett Valo Llp

GLOSSARY OF TERMS:
• Grant Thornton

WORKSHOP:
• Fire Power Capital

LANYARD:
• BDC

MORNING KEYNOTE:
• Aird Berlis

MORNING COFFEE:
• Crosbie

PLENARY:
• Bennett Jones

WORKSHOP:
• Grant Thornton
• MNP

SESSION SPONSOR:
• BDC

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