Date(s) - 01/19/2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport
The GCFF Vancouver Conference 2019 will bring together one of Canada’s fastest growing Chinese investor communities with investment opportunities in emerging sectors.
- 2018 presented abundant investment opportunities for investors in emerging sectors including mining, energy, cannabis, block chain, and future metals.
- What’s the market outlook going into 2019?
- Learn about personal planning, equity investments, the up and coming sectors, and more from industry professionals and company executives to start your investment portfolio strong for the new year.
Vancouver’s Growing Chinese Investment Community
Over the past four decades, Vancouver has become the top immigration destination for wealthy Chinese investors. With Vancouver establishing itself as major economic hub in Canada, wealthy Chinese investors are shifting away from their traditional focus in real estate to look at opportunities with public companies, private companies and other investment products.
At least over 37,000 Chinese millionaires immigrated to British Columbia from 2005 to 2012 according to government figures. Vancouver is increasingly becoming home to Chinese immigrants, who make up more than 18 percent of the population.Most recently, Chinese investors have invested heavily in the real estate market.
However, greater uncertainty from factors including the introduction of various government policies and rising interest rates, the focus of Chinese investors has shifted to other investment opportunities including equity investments, ETFs, and emerging sectors such as cannabis, blockchain, and clean energy.
- Gain exposure with Vancouver’s growing Chinese investment community
- Network with over 300 high net-worth Chinese investors and local retail investors
- Discover the latest industry developments and connect with industry professionals
- Professional Chinese translations and interpretation
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.
Joseph Tang, CFA | Investment Advisor | BMO Nesbitt Burns
Joseph Tang is an Investment Advisor at BMO Nesbitt Burns and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation. He has been working in the financial industry for over a decade. His passion is to provide comprehensive wealth management strategies and build customized investment portfolios for his clients. He firmly believes in fundamental investing and in active management of assets by adapting to constant changing economic conditions.
John E. Black | CEO | Regulus Resources Inc. (TSXV: REG)
John Black is an economic geologist with more than 30 years of exploration experience in The Americas, Central Asia, the SW Pacific, and Eastern Europe/Western Asia. He first worked in South America in 1993 and has been actively involved in mineral exploration throughout the continent for several companies since that time. John was the founding President of Antares Minerals Inc. and was instrumental in acquiring the Haquira project in Peru for Antares. He was the key driver in negotiating the sale of Antares to First Quantum Minerals for C$650 million. John’s early career included work with Bear Creek Mining Company, Kennecott Minerals Corporation, Rio Tinto and Western Mining Corporation.
Tyrone Docherty | President & CEO | Deer Horn Capital Inc. (CSE:DHC)
Former President & CEO of Quinto Mining Inc., where with limited resources in a difficult market he raised more than $30 million and advanced a Quebec iron ore property to a viable project. Sold Quinto to Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines in June 2008 for a share value equal to $175M (starting from $4M). Consolidated Thompson eventually sold to Cliffs Resources for $4.9B. From 2012 to 2018, he was Director and Chairman of Mason Graphite Inc. which is developing one of the world’s top graphite deposits. Mr. Docherty has been involved in the financial markets for over 30 years.
Paul Dumas | Executive Vice President Finance | Osisko Metals Inc. (TSXV:OM)
Mr. Dumas has over 35 years of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking experience. From 2004 until its recent name change and successful reorganization to Osisko Metals Incorporated, Mr. Dumas was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bowmore Exploration Ltd. Prior to that, he was owner and President of Dumas Asset Management, a private corporation providing financial advisory and consulting services since 1996. Formerly, he was an Investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities Inc, as well as an accountant for Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP. Mr. Dumas has served as Director and held Executive positions for numerous public companies in the mining industry as well as the technology sector. Mr. Dumas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with an Accounting major.
Mehran Ehsan | CEO & President, Director | Permex Petroleum Corporation (CSE:OIL)
Mr. Ehsan has over 12 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has led teams in the creation of many upstream oil and gas companies with a focus on acquisitions and divestitures. Over the last 12 years Mr. Ehsan has been involved as owner of O&G DPP programs, manager in mergers, acquisitions & divestitures, financing arrangements and investment with a specialty in oil and gas opportunities. His academic background ranges from a spectrum of marketing management, business management, wealth management and Petroleum based curriculums and programs such as engineering and geology, he is also an MBA candidate with specialty in Finance. Mr. Ehsan has authored various articles in the oil and gas industry, with presence as a guest speaker and judge in both this industry and academia related events.
A. Paul Gill | CEO | Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSXV:LMR)
A. Paul Gill is involved in the planning and implementation phases of creating new businesses and restructuring organizations. In the public markets, he is currently the CEO of Lomiko Metals (TSXV: LMR). He also works with pre-IPO companies as the CEO of Lomiko Technologies, VP Business Development of Promethieus Cryptocurrency Mining & SHD Smart Home Devices and Director of Graphene ESD. Until October 2006, he was heavily involved in the dynamic growth stage of Norsemont Mining. The company grew from a market capitalization of $1m to $50m market capitalization during his tenure. At Norsemont, he served as vice-president of business development, as well as the director, President and CEO, CFO, and Corporate Secretary.
John McConnell | Director, President & CEO | Victoria Gold Corp. (TSXV:VIT)
John has more than 35 years of mining experience mostly in Canada’s northern territories. Previously, he was President & CEO of Western Keltic Mines until it was acquired by Sherwood Copper; VP, NWT Projects for De Beers Canada primarily responsible for permitting and development of the Snap Lake Diamond Mine; Breakwater Resources Ltd in operations at the Nanisivik Zinc & Lead Mine on Baffin Island; Strathcona Mineral Services Ltd. A graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, with a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering John is also a Director of Hudson Resources Inc., Abacus Mining & Exploration Corp., the Klondike Placer Miners’ Assoc., Yukon Chamber of Mines, & the Mining Assoc. of Canada.
Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse | President and Chief Executive Offier | Trilogy Metals Inc. (NYSE-American/TSX:TMQ)
Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse is President and Chief Executive Officer of Trilogy Metals and is the founder and a director of NovaGold. Rick has more than 40 years of international experience in the natural resource sector including years of working in and knowledge of Alaska. He has managed projects from grassroots discovery through to advanced feasibility studies, production and closure. Rick holds a Candidature degree in Science from the Université de Louvain, Belgium, and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Arizona. He received the Thayer Lindsley award in 2009 for his role in the Donlin Gold discovery and the Colin Spence award in 2015 for the Bornite discovery.
Trevor R. Walker, MBA | President & CEO | Frontier Lithium Inc. (TSXV:FL)
Trevor Woolfe | VP Corporate Development & Exploration | Goldplay Exploration Ltd. (TSXV:GPLY)
Trevor Woolfe (MAusIMM, MAIG, GAICD) has over 25 years’ experience in exploration, mining and listed company management and was appointed VP Corporate development and Exploration of Goldplay in August 2018. He holds a B.Sc (Honours) geology degree, from Monash University (Australia). Previous technical positions with Australian companies included CRA, Metana Minerals and Newcrest, and four years with Canadian major, Placer Dome in Chile and Brazil.Mr. Woolfe more recently held MD/CEO positions of ASX listed and unlisted companies including Oro Verde Limited and Anchor Resources Limited, as well as the founder of his independent consultancy company. Mr. Woolfe is a Latin American specialist and speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.
Michael W. Wright | Chief Executive Offier and Chairman | Wright Drilling & Exploration, Inc.
Mr. Wright graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. After graduation, Mike established M. W. Wright & Co., an accounting firm specializing in Income Taxation which is now one of the largest and most respected accounting firms in North Texas. It was during this time that he became involved in Oil & Gas Tax law which he’s continued since 1994. Mikes served as Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Denison, TX from 1992 to 1996 and during his time on the Denison City Council he was also the liaison to the City of Cognac, France. He is very involved in his community and is a major contributor to youth sports. He enjoys the “in-the-field” aspect of the oil and gas business as much as he does the accounting aspects.
Quentin Yarie | President and CEO | Red Pine Exploration Inc. (TSX.V: RPX)
Mr. Yarie, a successful geophysicist and entrepreneur, has over 25 years of experience in mining and environmental/engineering. He’s held positions at several Canadian-based geophysical service providers and has extensive project management and business development experience. As a partner of a specialized environmental/engineering consulting group, he managed several large projects including the Sydney Tar Ponds ESA, the closure of the Canadian Forces Bases in Germany and the Maritime and Northeast Pipeline Project. He was also involved in the discovery of the Malartic Mine; Noront’s Nickel Deposit and KWG’s Chromite deposit. Mr. Yarie joined Red Pine as VP Exploration in 2010 and became CEO in 2015.
Ralph Shearing | P.Geol. President and Director | Telson Mining Corporation (TSXV:TSN)
Ralph Shearing is responsible for the management of public company management and compliance and was Telson’s founder.Mr. Shearing is a graduate of the UBC holding a B. Sc. Geology Degree. Since graduating in 1981, Mr. Shearing has practiced his profession as a professional geologist throughout Canada, and internationally. He has been directly involved in several world class exploration and development projects in British Columbia, Canada. During an active mineral exploration and development career, Mr. Shearing has gained hands-on experience in all aspects of mineral exploration, including, geophysics, geochemistry, geology and diamond core drilling, the latter as a senior partner of a successful contract diamond drilling company.Mr. Shearing’s experience managing and directing publicly listed companies over the last 32 years, combined with his practical experience in implementing major exploration projects, gives Telson a director with unique insight, invaluable practical experience, and a well rounded business approach to a junior resource company.
Toshiba 43in 4K Smart TV
Dragon Mist Bottle of Baijiu (3 Prizes)
Amazon Echo Dot
NOON VR Pro Headset
Canada Shandong Chinese Business Association
Comox CanadAsia Business Society
Canada-China Society of Science and Technology
Canada-China Northeast Chamber of Commerce
North America Investment Association
Jiangsu Chamber of Commerce of Canada
- High net-worth Chinese investors
- Experienced local Chinese speaking retail investors
- Chinese-focused brokers
FULL TRANSLATION SUPPORT
- Presentation opportunities with professional Chinese interpretation
- Professional Chinese translation of company fact sheet and corporate presentation
- Networking opportunities throughout the conference including luncheon and coffee breaks
- Networking hall with display and material distribution tables
- Presentation hall for keynote speeches and corporate presentations