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Join Alberta Venture and our sponsors Canadian Western Bank, Davies Park Executive Search, DHL, Lane Caputo Compensation, NAIT – JR Shaw School of Business and TEC Canada, at The Venture 250 Luncheon. Released in the September issue of Alberta Venture magazine, The Venture 250 list ranks and profiles Alberta’s largest public and private companies, not-for-profits and top employers. These companies represent the success and continued growth of Alberta’s business community.

Attending the event will be the CEOs and senior management of The Venture 250 list. Join them in celebration and learn from our insightful keynote speaker, John McCoach.

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John McCoach TSXV
Gain insight from his keynote speech
The Perils and Promise of the Public Markets

John will share his insight into when and why companies should consider going public, offer his best tips for successfully raising capital, and discuss why good governance matters.

Keynote Speaker: John McCoach, President of TSX Venture Exchange

John started his career in the securities industry in 1981. He spent 16 years with a Canadian brokerage firm; most of that time as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and as a Director. During his career John served on numerous securities industry committees and he has instructed several securities related courses. John was a member of the Steering Committee that created the Canadian Venture Exchange (CDNX). He also served as a founding Director of CDNX from 1999 until 2001 when CDNX was acquired by Toronto Stock Exchange. John joined the TMX Group in 2003.

John has witnessed and participated in numerous changes to the Canadian capital markets. He has played a central role in the development and positioning of the TSX Venture Exchange, the world’s leading public venture                                                               capital marketplace.


  • ENHANCE YOUR NETWORK and directly engage with key players from Alberta’s largest and most dynamic companies
  • REACH BUSINESS LEADERS and strengthen your position in the marketplace
  • EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE on public markets


Event Details

Edmonton: September 24, 2014 at Sutton Place

Calgary: September 25, 2014 at Hyatt Regency

Audience: Senior executives from Alberta’s top corporations

Tickets: $95 + GST

Table of 8: $760 + GST

All companies on The Venture 250 list receive one free ticket to the luncheon to be used by senior management. Contact Natalie Butts to register over the phone or with any questions you may have. 1-780-990-0839 ext 244 or email

Event Schedule
  • Registration & Networking Reception: 11:00 am
  • Opening Remarks & Lunch: Noon
  • Keynote Speech: 12:45 -1:30pm

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Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring The Venture 250 program, please contact Allyson Kurian at 1-866-227-4276 ext. 242 , or email

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