Okanagan Capital Conference

July 13-15, 2017

A weekend of one-on-one “speed dating” meetings, networking, and golf or wine tasting to connect growth stage companies with investment professionals.

Capital Event Conferences is pleased to host the Okanagan Capital Conference at the Delta Grand Okanagan, in Kelowna, BC from July 13-15, 2017.  The conference introduces growth companies (Resource, Technology, Biotech, Special Situations) to active top-level capital finance individuals through a day of scheduled one-on-one meetings.

To enquire about eligibility, please get in touch.

Where

Delta Grand Okanagan

6000 1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3

Gorgeous Okanagan Lake provides the backdrop for an unforgettable hotel experience in downtown Kelowna. Elegant and modern, the Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort is an unparalleled destination for vacations, business trips, and social events, with views of the lake, the mountains, and the Kelowna city skyline.

Thursday, July 13

Arrival & Welcome Reception

Get a taste of B.C.’s wine country. Please join us from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a Welcome Cocktail Reception.

Friday, July 14

One-On-One Meetings

Get to know new issuers and investors through a series of scheduled one-on-one, 20-minute meetings.  

Saturday, July 15

Activity & Departure

Join us for a fun networking activity (details below) and say goodbye until next time.  

Networking Activity

Golf at Tower Ranch Golf Club

Voted the 4th best course in the world by Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine and ranking at #45 on Score Golf’s Top 100 List in 2016, Tower Ranch Golf Club offers spectacular Okanagan views, award winning service, attention to detail and golf that is second to none.

OR

Okanagan Wine Tour

Join conference delegates and guests as they tour some of the finest wineries in the World. We leave the city behind and take a relaxing tour into the countryside where we combine the best of the Lake, the Valley and the Vines. You’ll experience the wineries we call hidden treasures and sample a selection of the Okanagan’s finest wines. Featured wineries will include four of the following: Sumac Ridge, Thornhaven, Dirty Laundry, Greata Ranch, Hijas Bonitas, 8th Generation and Rollingdale.

What Our Pasts Guests Say

Issuer Testimonials

  • “After years of attending a variety of conferences and road shows, I found this event to be particularly productive and efficient for us.  The Meetings were well coordinated and I truly appreciated the attention to detail ranging from printed schedules and attendee profiles to precise time management, which ensured we had sufficient time with each of the attendees.  I feel we were able to effectively increase awareness of Company’s activities.”

    Revett Mining Company Vancouver, BC
  • “Having attended 3 Capital Events over the last year, the value that comes from these events is worth the investment. Capital Events Conferences are not only a fun endeavour, but I must say the quality of the investors has been great. The last 2017 event we attended in the Bahamas resulted in follow on meetings that supported the close of another $1.7 Million to our raise.”

    BetterU Education Corp. Ottawa, ON
  • “In the past six months I have had the pleasure of participating in Capital Event Conferences. Capital Conferences Events have been excellent forums for meeting many new investors and building upon already established relationships. I have been impressed by the real interest from the qualified investors present and pleased to see the meetings translate to volume in our stock in subsequent weeks and months. Crucially, the events are exceptionally well run providing issuers and investors plenty of face time in both formal and informal settings allowing each to build up a rapport and trust – the kind of reputational capital that extends well beyond just the people met at the conferences.”

    IsoEnergy Ltd. - NexGen Energy Ltd. Vancouver, BC
  • “A wonderful opportunity to introduce our story to the market and serious players in the market.”

    NX Gold Ltd. Vancouver, BC
  • “Very pleased with the event, well worth the money, and the best organized event I have ever attended. Clearly designed by people who understand the sales process and relationship development. Numerous tools were provided in order to aid in follow-up which is crucial.”

    Colibri Resource Corp. Ottawa, ON
  • “As always, the Capital Events team put on an exceptional event with very solid companies and investors with legitimate interest and money to put to work. We will definitely work with them again in the future and expect to see the same type of positive results we have from Whistler 2017.”

    Metallic Minerals Corp. Vancouver, BC
  • “Great and productive time and fantastic meetings at a first-class venue...Will definitely attend next year!”

    Rockhaven Resources Ltd. Vancouver, BC
  • “This was our first time attending a Capital Event Conference and we were impressed with how well the event was organized as well as with the quality of investors that we met with. It was a great forum for us to expand our audience - we had 18 meetings and 16 of those meetings were brand new to our story.”

    Midas Gold Corp. Vancouver, BC
  • “I can honestly say that the Whistler Capital Conference had a tangible return the very next day and in the 4 to 5 days after it was more than 15 fold.”

    Altiplano Minerals Ltd. Vancouver, BC
  • “We had a great experience meeting prospective investors. The event allowed us to network with investors we didn't have meetings with originally and found time outside the scheduled meetings to meet and pitch.”

    Peekaboo Beans Inc. Vancouver, BC
  • “Well organized and very professional.”

    Jackpot Digital Inc. Toronto, ON
  • “Every single meeting had smart — and engaged — participants.”

    Antibe Therapeutics Inc. Toronto, ON
  • “Excellent opportunity to make worthwhile & relevant contacts.”

    Bonneo Sparkling Beverage System Ottawa, ON
  • “Public companies must show investors they are resourceful and determined. Capital Events is the perfect forum to meet and foster investors relationships.”

    Lomiko Metals Inc. Vancouver, BC
  • “Excellent conference! I was extremely impressed with the level of organization of the Capital Event Team! Well done. First class, all the way. Well done! I am especially impressed with the fact that we were provided with the contact info for all of the investors. Thank you, we will definitely be attending again.”

    MX Gold Corp. Vancouver, BC
  • “We found the conference to be an excellent way to meet engaged investors in a short period of time. It was very professionally run and one of the best conferences I attended in 2016. The Capital Event team took care of every detail. I just showed up and met investors who were invested in my company.”

    iAnthus Capital Management New York, NY
  • “In my opinion CEM provides an ideal forum for small cap companies looking for new investors. With their "speed dating format" They have created an efficient environment matching real investors seeking new ideas from various issuers looking to expand their shareholder base. SITO has cultivated several new loyal shareholders from these Conferences and we will continue to prioritize this series in our outreach strategy. ”

    SITO Mobile Jersey City, NJ
  • “A wonderful event with quality people. An event where real connections are made. Because of the one on one environment for the meetings you can really tailor your presentation to each potential investor and you can be immediate and concise with your answers to specific questions or concerns. We will definitely be back.”

    NetCents Systems Ltd. Vancouver, BC
  • “Being new to attending a Capital Event Management, we were not sure what to expect. We walked out having 18 very successful meetings, and made many new contacts, associates and friends. I would highly recommend this to any serious issuer that has an attractive product. Great job to everyone at Capital Event Management.”

    Drone Delivery Canada Toronto, ON
  • "A well-structured and efficiently run conference that connected us with some real investors."

    First Mining Finance Corp. Vancouver, BC
  • ‘This event was one of the most well run events I've ever been to! Every meeting showed up on time and the caliber of meetings was fantastic!’

    Rentmoola Payment Solutions Inc. Vancouver, BC
  • “An excellent conference and very efficient way of meeting 20 qualified advisors and investors.”

    Tinkerine Studios Ltd. Vancouver, BC
  • “I have attended multiple Capital Event Management conferences and can attest to the fact that their format provides issuers with an unparalleled experience relative to other marketing events while the quality of investors that they attract has always been exceptional.”

    Zenith Energy Ltd. Calgary, AB
  • "Capital Event Management (CEM) did an excellent job organizing the Whistler Capital Conference, certainly an event we will attend in the future. It’s an innovative and smaller venue, preferred by the funds and advisors who attended in comparison to larger conferences. In one day, we met with 20 different quality funds, all new to the NOVAGOLD story. This was an efficient and productive use of our resources.”

    NOVAGOLD Resources Vancouver, BC
  • “Thank you for a productive and well-organized event over the weekend. Great format and an easy way to meet qualified brokers and funds. I will be signing up again next year!”

    Nevsun Resources Ltd. Vancouver, BC
  • “These conferences are evolutionary in terms of packaging a tremendous amount of value into a limited amount of time. In a market environment where investor communication funds need to be prudently spent, the ‘short meeting’ format shows a real return on investment for us. We meet more qualified, accredited, interested investors in one day through Capital Events than we could do in a week on the road on our own. These precise, well organized, efficient, valuable conferences are a “must add” to any company’s investor communication plan.”

    Great Panther Silver Ltd. Vancouver, BC
  • "We have done several CEM conferences. The accommodations and events are always top notch. We presented at eighteen meetings in one day and now we have eighteen new investment advisors monitoring and or participating in our company's progress, that's value. We see this evolving into the new trend of investor conferences and CEM is leading the way. The 2014 CEM tour is included in our IR budget."

    Dynacor Gold Mines Inc. Vancouver, BC
  • "Thanks very much for a very productive and well-organized event over the weekend. This was definitely an efficient use of our time!”

    Hunter Dickinson Group. Vancouver, BC
  • "Capital Event Management delivered a first-class opportunity to connect with qualified financial professionals in a very enjoyable setting. I highly recommend this conference to any company that is looking to broaden their awareness amongst significant fund managers and brokers."

    Podium Ventures Calgary, AB
  • “This is by far the best financing conference we have ever attended. The unique format balances the need for quality exchanges between companies and financiers while at the same time allowing both groups to be exposed to a large number of opportunities. It is definitely an event we will attend again.”

    PyroGenesis Canada Inc. Calgary, AB
  • "Once again, Capital Event Management has created a premium environment for junior companies to engage top tier brokers and fund managers. We will continue to recommend and attend these Capital Conferences."

    Commerce Resources Corp. Vancouver, BC
  • “The Whistler Capital Conference we attended was well worth the expense. One-on-one meetings with 16 quality brokers and wealth managers over the course of a day, as well as the exceptional social events; was worth two or three days on the road… and they came to us! Well done Capital Event Management. See you at your next event.”

    Formation Metals Inc. Vancouver, BC
  • “I was glad to have been included. I thought the conference set up was excellent. The one on one strategy for the meetings I thought provided more value than just talking to a room of 50 people.”

    Eurocontrol Technics Group Inc. Toronto, ON

Investor Testimonials

  • "I got a month worth of meetings in a day. I thought the variety of companies was worthwhile and the quick one-on-one were to the point and enough time to get the information needed to see if the opportunity was worth pursuing further."

    Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Vancouver, BC
  • “The face-to-face format proves its effectiveness in identifying mutual benefits. I am able to deliver valuable information to my retail clients immediately.”

    Mackie Research Capital Vancouver, BC
  • “Through the Capital Event Conferences I have been able to meet many different issuers that I was not aware of previously. The one-on-one format allows the investor to have the undivided attention of the issuer so they can focus on what metrics are important to them. These conferences have become a necessary part of idea generation and networking for our company.”

    AlphaNorth Asset Management Toronto, ON
  • “This Whistler CEM event yielded the best trading ideas of any of the conferences I have done. I had 18 scheduled meetings and 4 unscheduled meetings and I came out with 12 buy ideas.  Well worth my time to travel cross country!”

    Richardson GMP Kitchener, ON
  • “As an attendee of this conference 4 years in a row, it is hands down my favorite small cap conference of the year. The venue and quality of companies continues to be of the highest quality each year. I plan on attending in 2018!”

    Industrial Alliance Securities Ottawa, ON

frequently asked questions

How much is it to attend a Capital Event Conference?
Each event varies depending on location and venue. As well there are discounts for multiple events. Capital Event Conferences offer tremendous value when compared to the standard costs of conducting an investor road show and offer an intimate environment in which to develop relationships. Please contact us direct for costs and packages.
What type of investors will I be meeting?

CEM investors are comprised of retail brokers, portfolio and fund managers, institutional investors, family offices and high net worth/accredited investors. We do not bring out analysts, investment bankers or marketing individuals.

How many meetings can I expect?

You will have 18 x 20 minute one-on-one meetings running from approximately 9-5pm. You will also meet several other investors during the networking portions of the event.

What is included in my registration fee?

The standard all-inclusive fee includes includes the meetings, two night’s accommodation, food & beverage, and networking activity for one delegate. Each additional delegate incurs an additional fee.

Do I need a booth?

You are provided with a draped off 10 foot wide by 8 foot deep meeting area with signage, table, chairs & electricity. Most issuers bring a pull-up banner or two to dress up the meeting area.

What materials should my company bring?

As you are doing 18 one on ones and will meet additional investors around the event, we suggest bringing 25 investor packages. Presentations vary from utilizing printed materials, to laptop or LCD presentations, to product demonstrations. Remember you have 20 minutes to get your story across to the investor.

Can I bring my spouse/family/guests?

Absolutely. Many issuers and investors will include guests with them at the event. Guests are welcome at the opening night cocktail reception, post-conference dinner, and networking activity. Additional charges apply only to networking activity.

How can I maximize my return on investment by participating?

Ensure proper follow-up is conducted. CEM events are relationship building exercises. You must follow up on the meetings that went well and keep in touch to develop and build upon relationships struck at the event. This will ensure the conference will be paid for many times over.