12th December 2008

CIX Returns This Coming March

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Toronto – Are you an Innovator? Profile your innovative technology-based product or service with key companies, investors and other market participants at CIX – The Canadian Innovation Exchange.

CIX 2009 returns March 3 & 4, 2009 in Toronto. Entrepreneurs, innovators, investors from Canada and the US, strategists and key market participants will come together to help innovation and entrepreneurship thrive, and to propel the economy into its next growth cycle.

20 carefully selected finalists will deliver a presentation live at CIX and receive feedback and guidance from recognized experts.The winning company will be awarded the prestigious CIX Award for “Canadian Innovation Leader”. Registration for CIX opens in January 2009. Deadline for submission applications is February 4th 2009.

Schedule:

TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Pre-Event Cocktail Reception & Networking – Join us as we set the backdrop for the opening of CIX 2009. Investors, entrepreneurs and strategics come together for an evening of drinks, and discussion on the forces that will shape the industry in the turbulent year to come.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th

08.00 – 09.00: Registration

08.00 – 08.50: Coffees & Croissants

08.50 – 09.00
Opening Remarks & Introductions: Robert Montgomery, Principal of First Maximilian Associates
Rick Nathan, Managing Director of Kensington Capital Partners Limited

09.00 – 09.40
Conference Keynote: A New Mantra For Innovation: As one leading investor so aptly phrased, “even in times of economic uncertainly, Innovation does not stop”. In fact, innovation cannot stop. It’s vital to success, and perhaps ever more so, given the economic uncertainty that lingers outside every company’s door. Hence, let us pave the way for continued growth, competition and a thriving technology sector in Canada. Let us position innovation and investment at the heart of our government, and collaboratively lay down the strategies, tactics, and policies needed to support innovation.

09.40 – 10.00
Speed Introductions: The Golden Handshake: Who are the guys with the next big hit on their hands? Where are the key investors? How do I meet them? Join Robert Montgomery, Principal of First Maximilian Associates, as he introduces you to the agenda, the audience, and the multiple opportunities to network and do business.

10.00 – 11.00
Innovation Showcase Round 1: Join 5 of our finalists, innovators in the fields of digital media, business services, greentech or cleantech, as they each present a 7 minute quick fire showcase. Who will win the prestigious CIX Award for “Canadian Innovation Leader”?

11.00 – 11.30
Networking Break & One on Ones: Join your fellow delegates in the main lobby, visit the innovation marketplace or meet potential business partners in one on one introductory meetings. Meetings can be booked in advance through CIX Match Maker.

11.30 – 12.30
Innovation Showcase Round 2: Join 5 of our finalists, innovators in the fields of digital media, business services, greentech or cleantech, as they each present a 7 minute quick fire showcase. Who will win the prestigious CIX Award for “Canadian Innovation Leader”?

12.30 – 13.30
Luncheon Discussions: Network and mingle at your leisure, or join facilitated lunch discussions. Book in advance for one of our topic tables, and enjoy your main whilst participating in your chosen discussion. With topics from high growth investment sectors and market trends to R&D and development, meet and learn from the people who could decide your future.

13.30 – 14.00
Conference Keynote: Deal-Making in A Distressed Economy: Bootstrap your business. This crash course in navigating around potentially disastrous deals and exits will examine some key safety measures for survival in uncertain times.

14.00 – 15.00
Innovation Showcase Round 3: Join 5 of our finalists, innovators in the fields of digital media, business services, greentech or cleantech, as they each present a 7 minute quick fire showcase. Who will win the prestigious CIX Award for “Canadian Innovation Leader”?

15.00 – 15.30
Networking Break – One on Ones: Join your fellow delegates in the main lobby, visit the innovation marketplace or meet potential business partners in one on one introductory meetings. Meetings can be booked in advance through CIX matchmaker.

15.30 – 16.30
Innovation Showcase Round 4: Join 5 of our finalists, innovators in the fields of digital media, business services, greentech or cleantech, as they each present a 7 minute quick fire showcase. Who will win the prestigious CIX Award for “Canadian Innovation Leader”?
To enter click here

16.30 – 17.00 – Closing Keynote: Next Generation Economy: Unleash an Economic Boom
Global cleantech, greentech, software, mobile & digital are the hot industries to watch. Delve into the opportunities to invest and capitalize on new innovative technologies.
Find out which companies and entrepreneurs are leading the way in these new fields.

* What sectors are receiving funding from outside investors and why?
* What are the prevailing trends in global technology investing?
* Who’ll be rolling a profit come 2010?

17.00 – 17.20 – The 2009 Winner of CIX’s Award for “Canadian Innovation Leader”
The Award honours the company will the highest potential for growth, most innovative idea, and dynamic pitch across the four heats. (click here to apply)

17.20 – 17.30 – Chairman’s Closing Remarks

17.30 – 20.00 – Cocktail Reception & Networking
Rub elbows with some of the most powerful innovators, investors and strategics.

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