CCBC Cross-Canada Outreach Events – June 2017
~~ Halifax, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto ~~

CCBC has guided many small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) through the alternative capital landscape. This year's CCBC Cross-Canada Outreach Events will address issues and concerns regarding these forms of non-traditional financing. The events will feature guests from CCBC's network of finance experts and others who will lead participants toward a clearer understanding of the opportunities available using alternative capital, and the best methods of pursuing and implementing them.

Alternative capital has become an increasingly necessary source of business financing. A common and significant issue faced by SMEs is one where their China growth strategy outpaces the assets they need to secure traditional bank financing.

Topics in this half-day workshop include:

- case studies to show how Chinese capital and EDC funding can be incorporated for business success;
- advice on an effective investor relations strategy, including what Chinese investors are seeking and how Canadian companies should present themselves;
- direction on reducing legal and IP protection concerns through the right deal structure;
- advice on pitching your company
- lunchtime networking with investment mentors and Chinese investors.

CCBC Cross-Canada Outreach Event Cities
Halifax, NS: June 1
Calgary, AB: June 6
Montreal, QC: June 8
Vancouver, BC: June 8
Toronto, ON: June 13

These sessions are presented specifically to assist SMEs that have a product, service, or technology that is aligned with China’s growth strategy or related to China’s increasing consumption. Therefore, to ensure a high quality discussion, the sessions are open exclusively to Canadian companies that are pursuing exports to or sales in China. Your company should have a product, service, or technology that is being consumed in China as the country moves its economic structure from investment-led to consumption-led growth.

Program to Date
Welcome and overview of the China opportunity
including a review of initiatives that are driving demand for Canadian products and services
Protecting Your IP in China
Presented by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office
How to Structure a Deal
Panel discussion
Chinese Investors’ Key Expectations
Panel discussion: Strategies for Different Types of Investors
Breakout and Feedback Session
with speakers and investment mentors
Feedback Session
with moderator
Networking Lunch Buffet


For more information, please select the city in which you'd like to register:



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