January 2016 Events Recap

With events in Toronto, Vancouver and even as far away as Hong Kong, the CSE team hit the ground running in the first month of 2016. Here are some brief highlights from the CSE’s most recent adventures.

Vancouver Resource Investment Conference

To succeed in the mining and exploration space takes tenacity and resilience and, it seems, this year has definitely been a test of that resolve.

Fortunately for the investors and companies that attended this year’s Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC) there were many interesting stories that highlighted the challenges and opportunities in the natural resource sectors.

In addition to exhibiting at this year’s conference, the CSE was also a sponsor of VRIC and Richard Carleton, CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange, participated in a panel discussion with John McCoach of the TSX Venture on the role that securities exchanges can play in helping listed companies weather the current economic storm.

Richard Carleton (centre), CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange along with John McCoach (left) of the TSX Venture Exchange on a panel discussing Canada’s capital markets.

Among the topics discussed, one that was certainly on the minds of many in attendance was the ability of many junior mining and exploration companies to navigate a challenging moment in their economic cycle.

For its part, the CSE referenced its commitment to streamlining both the costs and burden associated with maintaining a public listing as one of the ways to lower the cost of capital for junior companies.

Overall it was another great opportunity to connect with investors and entrepreneurs, as well as to showcase how companies listed on the CSE are benefiting from an efficient public listing model.

James Black, VP of Business Development, fielding questions at the CSE booth at VRIC 2016.

AME Roundup & Bonspiel

What happens when you give a group of mining and exploration professionals a sheet of ice, some brooms and the promise of a great after-party? Well a few folks from the CSE found exactly what at this year’s AME Bonspiel held at the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver.

The AME Roundup and accompanying curling event were great opportunities to connect with the mining and exploration community and take the pulse of the industry at a challenging time in its economic cycle. Encouragingly, there were many bright spots, including the fact that demand for the AME Roundup remains strong from both industry participants and exhibitors as well as attendees.

Check out some photos of the CSE team hurrying-not-so-hard…

Cantech Investment Conference

Despite the challenges in other sectors, technology has been one area that has continued to attract interest and investment from various markets. Against that backdrop, the Cantech Investment Conference in Toronto brought together a number of key players in the tech investment scene from big names in VC to dozens of innovative tech companies looking to showcase their new and sometimes disruptive solutions.

Several CSE-listed firms were among the firms exhibiting this year. Specifically HealthSpace Informatics Ltd. (CSE:HS), NuRAN Wireless Inc. (CSE:NUR), Plus8 Global Ventures Ltd. (CSE:PGT) and PUDO Inc. (CSE:PDO) were great examples of the kinds of innovative technology firms helping to fuel the growth at the Exchange for Entrepreneurs.

To stay up to date on where to meet team members from the CSE or to find out about upcoming events of interest to entrepreneurs, be sure to visit the CSE events calendar often.

If you’re in Toronto this March, stop by the PDAC and meet the CSE team at our booth or at our special lunch reception.