Pat Bolland,
Senior Counsel, Veritas Communications

Kevin O'Leary

Warren Jestin,
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank Group

The World Alternative Investment Summit Canada (“WAISC”) is Canada’s premier alternative event when it comes to the scope, depth and breadth of its attendees, be it hedge fund managers, investors, advisors, financiers, service providers or other industry experts.

Due to the overwhelming response from both our "buy side" delegates and our sponsors at WAISC Niagara we have decided to take this event on the road to Calgary. WAISC West 2012 is a one-day event that will host exempt market providers, hedge funds, dealing representatives, advisors and high net worth investors who are looking for education and investment opportunities. If you are an exempt market product manufacturer, distributor or service provider, participation is a must.


Keynote Speaker

Kevin O'Leary

Best recognized from the CBC TV's Dragon's Den, Kevin O'Leary's impressive reputation has been built upon his entrepreneurial vision, investment smarts and drive to succeed. In addition to being one of the Dragons, O'Leary is the former co-host of BNN's SqueezePlay, the host of BNN's O'Leary Live, and a 'Shark' on the ABC show, Shark Tank. He also co-hosts CBC TV's Lang & O'Leary Exchange. READ MORE

We look forward to seeing you in Calgary!

• Hear from renowned international speakers who will address key industry issues
• Get up-to-date news and information on the latest regulatory initiatives and how they will affect alternative investment managers
• Networking opportunities that bring together investors and fund professionals
• Learn about new strategies from established and emerging hedge fund managers and exempt market issuers through our popular Fund Manager/EMP Showcases.

Who will be there?
• Exempt Market Issuers
• Exempt Market Dealers
• Hedge Funds
• Exempt Market Dealing Representatives looking to gain a unique competitive edge through knowledge and education
• MGA’s looking to compliment business
• Investment Advisors looking to diversify client portfolios from traditional stocks and bonds
• Individual investors looking for greater understanding of Exempt Markets, hedge funds, the products and the participants
• Service providers such as lawyers and accountants looking to educate and grow their business
• Pensions and family offices

Who Should Sponsor?
• Exempt Market Dealers
• Exempt Market Product Issuers
• Hedge Funds
• Service Providers
• Anyone interested in raising capital

For more information contact Terry at 416.306.0151 Ext.: 2225