GCFF Virtual Conference – Investing In Innovation Rides Wave of Retail Investors

Published on: May 6, 2021
Author: Gilbert Chan

“In a year when a pandemic gripped the world, beginning and experienced retail investors flocked to the stock market,” US’s FINRA Foundation said in a February press release. The study confirmed that a wave of new investors entered the market in 2020, and many of these investors, attracted to the exciting world of technology, chose to focus on investing in innovation.  The GCFF – Investing in Innovation virtual conference held on April 15, 2021, brought together the new wave of retail investors to meet with over a dozen CEOs from small cap and private companies in the healthcare, technology, clean tech and other innovative sectors.

Since 2020, the GCFF Virtual Conference has become one of the go-to platforms for investors who want to get up close and personal with the management team of the fast growing investment opportunities in the market.  We produce a one-of-a-kind virtual event that caters to both English and Chinese speaking investors at the same time.

The GCFF Virtual Conference – Investing In Innovation and it was a resounding success

A record number of 861 investors were in attendance throughout the day.  The focus of this event was to showcase companies in the tech & innovation sector, where during pandemic it has been one of the top performers in the market.

One of the main highlights of the event was the Fireside Chat with Hamed Shahbazi, the CEO and founder of WELL Health Technologies, a now unicorn company which experienced a fast growing pace in the past 3 years.  He talked about how he was able to gather the support of Li Ka Shing of becoming a shareholder of WELL, and shared his vision in the medical tech industry.

Cryptocurrency a Major Interest for Retail Investors

Other talks that attracted significant attendees were Voyager Digital and Banxa, which were both in the cryptocurrency businesses.  Besides the cryptocurrency, the event showcased various innovative investment ideas throughout the day and the Q & A sessions resulted in lively discussions.  Even cannabis industry SaaS provider, Global Cannabis Applications Corp. presented its new cryptocurrency focused marketing strategy.

If anyone missed that day’s presentation, they can visit the following page to check out the video replays.  We are now also tracking all the presenting companies’ performance after the show on this same page:

Click here to see our event page!

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Gilbert Chan

President, NAI Interactive Ltd.

Gilbert has over 19 years of experience in the investor relations industry with a focus on natural resources. In addition, Gilbert has established a broad network of business relationships within the financial and investment communities in both North America and China. Gilbert's expertise and experience has led to a strong following in the Chinese speaking investor community in Canada. In recent years, Gilbert has become frequent speaker and interviewee on mining topics for numerous media outlets, including the Financial Post, Wall Street Journal, Vancouver Sun, OMNI TV, and other industry publications.