NAI Interactive Ltd. (NAI), established in 1998, is a leading expert in connecting companies with the opportunities presented by the growing Chinese markets. Through our robust platforms, including the NAI500 online platform, the Global Chinese Financial Forum investment conferences, road shows, and cross border outreach services, NAI is the premier service provider for organizations seeking access to Chinese investors, partners, and buyers.
Patricia Mohr Vice-President, Economics and Commodity Market Specialist, The Scotiabank Group
Amir Adnani CEO, President and Director, Uranium Energy Corp.
JOHN ING President & CEO, Maison Placements Canada Inc.
John R. Ing is President and Chief Executive Officer of Maison Placements Canada Inc. (http://www.maisonplacements.com/) based in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Ing specializes in the precious metals sector, and has been featured on BNN (formerly RobTV)several times. John R. Ing has more than forty-two years experience in the investment industry, ranging from investment banking, financial analysis, portfolio management and sales. He has also spanned a broad range of dealers from the largest fully-integrated investment dealer to his own institutional investment boutique.
ED PENNOCK Managing Director, Pennock Idea Hub
Ed started his career on the Floor. He has built successful franchises for Merrill Lynch, Wood Gundy and Deutsche Bank. Through Leadership at several successful Independent firms Ed’s focus remained on providing clients with Industry leading Research. Ed earned a BCom from McGill University and holds a CFA designation.
Gilbert Chan President of NAI Interactive Ltd.
Gilbert has over 15 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. He is also an active contributor to the investor relations and natural resources industries as a committee member for CIM MES Vancouver Chapter.
Siddharth Rajeev VP, Head of Research - Fundamental Research Corp
At Fundamental Research Corp, Sid heads the research department which has covered over 300 small and micro cap companies and 100 exempt market/private issues from a broad array of industries including Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Technology. He also manages the FRC list of Top Picks, which are the stocks under coverage which he has the highest conviction level about. These picks have historically helped the firm finish strong in various third party analyst performance rankings.
KL Wong Hello Pal International Inc. (CSE:HP) - The Founder, CEO, President and Director
Hello Pal is the brainchild of KL Wong. KL was born in Malaysia. He graduated with a law degree from Cambridge University and started off his career as a lawyer with international law firm Clifford Chance in the UK and Hong Kong. He then worked in senior management positions at Chinadotcom Corporation (China internet portal) and Softbank International Investment (venture capital/private equity) before founding BrillKids shortly after the birth of his daughter Felicity.
Raphael Chow Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. - Assistant Vice-President, Business Development
Raphael Chow has over nine years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining the Horizons ETFs he gained his experience at both online and full-service investment advisory brokerage firms here in Toronto. Raphael has a strong understanding of the investment industry, financial planning, investment analysis, portfolio management and business development. He holds multiple financial designations including his Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and Derivatives Market Specialist (DMS) certificates. Being trilingual in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, Raphael brings to the Horizons team a strong avenue to connect with the Asian community.
Richard Ho Senior Analyst
Richard Ho is an equity derivative senior analyst at the Montreal Exchange with over 10 years of experience in the financial markets. Mr. Ho specializes in options market structure and pricing. Prior to joining the Montreal Exchange, Mr. Ho was an investment representative at Desjardins in charge of the active high net worth clients. He holds a bachelor degree in both finance and management information systems from Concordia University, as well as the CAIA and Derivative Market Specialist (DMS) designations.
John A. Farlinger CEO & Chair, Board Of Directors - Urban Communications Inc. (TSXV:UBN)
Mr. Farlinger is a veteran technology executive and entrepreneur. John brings more than 20 years of experience in telecom, operations, technology and finance to Urbanfibre. His past positions included Chief Executive Officer of Titan Communications/Galaxy Multimedia Inc., Chief Executive Officer and President at Adzilla New Media, Chief Operating Officer of Seattle-based Quanta Investments where he oversaw the growth and expansion of a telco-based company resulting in profitable revenues of over $40 million and as Chief Financial Officer of Lavalife, the world’s largest independent provider of technology-based meeting services.
Barbara Analyst & Strategy Consultant - Brady Capital Research Inc.
Barbara is a former top-ranked sell-side Equity Analyst and the Founder of Brady Capital Research Inc.. She is also the author of the upcoming book Ubernomics: How to Create Economic Abundance and Rise above the Competition. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst with two decades of capital market experience.
Dr. Patrick W. Gray Chief Executive Officer and President - BioMmune Technologies Inc.
Dr. Gray has spent 35 years in the biotechnology industry, focusing on drug discovery for critical diseases. Dr. Gray’s career accomplishments include the first cloning and characterization of Hepatitis B surface antigen, Interferon-gamma, multiple Interferon-alpha genes, Lymphotoxin (TNF-beta), Bactericidal Permeability Increasing Protein, LPS-Binding Protein, Platelet Activating Factor Acetylhydrolase, CCR5 (subsequently shown to be the HIV co-receptor), Macrophage Derived Chemokine, and PI3K p110-delta. These discoveries led to numerous clinical trials, several approved human pharmaceuticals, and characterization of targets for therapeutic monoclonal antibodies and small molecules. Dr. Gray received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Colorado and his B.S. in biology from the University of Oregon. He is currently an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.
Tarrnie M. Williams Executive Chairman - Shoal Games Ltd.
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from DigiBC for either founding, funding, or mentoring over 25 technology ventures over his 45 year business career including founding Canada’s first public software company. Additionally he was Adjunct Professor, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia for 10 years and the former President and CEO of Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc. He has been keynote speaker at many Financial Investment conferences both in Canada and the UK.
Tarrnie holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics (U of Alberta) and has been a Director of a number of public, private, and not-for-profit organizations, including having served as Chairman, President and Audit Chair of several public companies over his long and varied career.
Todd Buchanan VP Corporate Development - Surgically Clean Air
Todd has worked with over 100 Fortune 500, public and private companies, on the creation and implementation of business process management methods and technology, over the past 20 years. Mr. Buchanan has held senior executive positions including; President and CEO; Vice President Marketing & Sales; VP & General Manager of Operations. He founded SiCam Systems Corporation, a hi-tech company that conducts research, development and international deal delivery of highly specialized process management technology products and professional consulting services. Most recently, Todd was a founding executive on the LYFE Kitchen and Luvo food brands in the position of Vice President, Strategy and Execution where he was primarily responsible for raising the capital required from start-up through hyper growth, and building the operating plan and technology infrastructure to scale the business. He serves on the boards of a number of companies.
Suren Ajjarapu Trxade Group Inc. - Founder, Chairman & CEO and Director
Mr. Suren Ajjarapu has been with TRXADE Group, Inc. as its founder, Chairman/CEO. Mr. Ajjarapu, is an entrepreneur with leadership experience, extensive executive management and corporate board experience. Mr. Ajjarapu is an accomplished corporate strategist, fund raiser and marketer. His vision and expertise in business performance have driven notable enterprise growth in the Biofuels and Information Technology sectors. Offering a rare blend of creative and operational strengths, Mr. Ajjarapu has demonstrated the capability to deal with cross-cultural, socio-economic, and geo-political boundaries as well as to expand or launch new businesses on a global basis with a keen sense of time to market. His strategic approach in developing and executing growth strategies, reducing cost basis, P&L oversight, maintaining business competitiveness, building world-class organizations, and increasing shareholders’ value is reflected in his work as Founder, President, and Director of (AMTX.OB) and as Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Biofuels.
Jeffery A. Bacha DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Chairman, President & CEO/cofounder
Jeffrey Bacha, BSc, MBA has been Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company since January 25, 2013, and director of the Company since February 11, 2013. Mr. Bacha is a seasoned executive leader with nearly twenty years of life sciences experience in the areas of operations, strategy and finance. His background includes successful public and private company building from both a start-up and turn around perspective; establishing and leading thriving management and technical teams; and raising capital in both the public and private markets
Guy Bourassa Nemaska Lithium Inc. - President & CEO
Mr. Bourassa is President and CEO of Nemaska Lithium Inc. since the Company’s inception in 2008, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry to this role. Among other things he was instrumental in identifying and negotiating the acquisition of the Whabouchi lithium property and securing over $50 million through financings in the capital markets to develop the Whabouchi project. Through his leadership, the Company brought an historical lithium showing to a world class deposit and has developed new innovative processes of producing high purity lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate, which should allow Nemaska to become a world leader in these lithium compound markets.
Tyler Lowes Electra Stone Ltd. - Vice President of Corporate Development
Tyler Lowes is a seasoned communications professional with experience in raising capital and the marketing of a number of resource exploration companies. Mr. Lowes has worked with the Zimtu Group of companies for over 4 years. His network of contacts within the financial community extends across North America and Europe.
Mark Ahrens-Townsend Kane Biotech Inc. - President & CEO
Mark Ahrens-Townsend joined Kane Biotech in May 2015 as President and CEO. Mr. Ahrens-Townsend brings extensive expertise in leadership, strategic planning, and business development. He has spent 30+ years in the Technology, Engineering and Venture Capital industries. For the last 18 years Mr. Ahrens-Townsend has held senior executive roles, twice as President and CEO of two publicly traded technology companies, and has also served extensively on the boards and committees of several private and publicly held companies. Mr. Ahrens-Townsend holds B.Sc. (Engineering) and MBA (Finance) degrees from the University of Manitoba.