Small Cap Symposium

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Simon Fraser University - Segal Building, Room 2300
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

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12:50 PM    Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:00 PM      Getting the Most from Your Limited IR Resources

Efficient use of financial and human resources is an important first step in organizing IR activities for a small cap company. Join us for this essential session as a panel of small cap IROs discuss where they focus their IR budget, what services they outsource and how they leverage their network to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Andrew Greig, Director, Investor Relations, Pure Multi-Family REIT LP
Vanessa Pickering, Manager, Corporate Communications, ATAC Resources Ltd.
Michael Rapsch, Vice President, Corporate Communications, SilverCrest Metals Inc.
Yvette Lokker, President and CEO, CIRI (moderator)

1:45 PM      Attracting Analyst Coverage

Trying to attract equity research coverage? Debating the pros and cons of paid research and newsletter writers? Join this practical discussion as we explore how small cap companies attract and retain analyst coverage in today’s competitive capital marketplace.

Jay Adelaar, Vice President, Investor Relations, Auryn Resources Inc.
Jerry Huang, Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Development, Energold Group
Salisha Hosein Ilyas, Director, Professional Development & Sponsorship, CIRI (moderator)

2:30 PM     Meet the Service Providers

2:40 PM     Break

3:00 PM     Getting Shareholder Attention
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Trying to reach institutional shareholders? Looking to expand and diversify your shareholder base? Weighing the costs and benefits of using a paid/third-party broker or attending investor tradeshow conferences? These are all common challenges for small cap companies working with limited budgets. Join this session to learn how small cap companies target institutional investors and evaluate marketing services and how institutional investors evaluate small cap investment opportunities.

Rhylin Bailie, VP, Investor Relations, Trek Mining
Brady Fletcher, Managing Director, TSX Venture Exchange
Arne Gulstene, Regional Head, TSX Company Services (moderator)

3:45 PM     Canadian Small Cap Roundtables

Need to address stock liquidity or financing challenges? In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss a number of topics in mini interactive roundtables. Hear how small cap IROs and their management teams adress these hot topic issues:

  • Raising capital - Hosted by the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)
  • International marketing; and
  • Liquidity.

4:30 PM     IR Best Practices for Small Cap Issuers

This session will share latest research findings on IR best practices of other small cap issuers including the key components of their IR programs, what resources they dedicate to the function, what they choose to do in house vs. outsource, what marketing strategies they use and what their biggest challenges are. 

5:00 PM     Small Cap Symposium Cocktails

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