YCIF OTTAWA PRESENTS: AN EVENING WITH MR. GREGORY J. SMITH, PRESIDENT OF CANADA'S VENTURE CAPITAL & PRIVATE EQUITY ASSOCIATION AND MANAGING PARTNER, GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY GROUP OF BROOKFIELD FINANCIAL
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
YCIF OTTAWA PRESENTS:
AN EVENING WITH MR. GREGORY J. SMITH, PRESIDENT OF CANADA'S VENTURE CAPITAL & PRIVATE EQUITY ASSOCIATION AND MANAGING PARTNER, GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY GROUP OF BROOKFIELD FINANCIAL
When: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 from 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th Floor, Ottawa
Young Canadians in Finance cordially invites you to attend a cocktail reception at the Rideau Club featuring a keynote address by Mr. Gregory J. Smith – President of Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association Managing Partner at Brookfield Financial. Mr. Smith will discuss his experience in Canada’s financial sector as well as private equity and venture capital in North America. This is a unique opportunity to meet the President of Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and ask him questions in an informal setting. This is also a chance to meet fellow young professionals in Ottawa from the private, public and political sectors working in areas related to finance, economics, consulting, law and accounting.
The event is sponsored by Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (title sponsor), Brookfield Renewable Power, Sprott School of Business, Certified Management Accountants and Hill & Knowlton. The event will take place at the Rideau Club, which is located at 99 Bank Street, 15th floor, Ottawa. The format of this event is a cocktail reception which will provide one drink per person and hors d’oeuvres.
The event is $10 for YCIF members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited – members and non-members can register at http://ycifandgregoryjsmith.eventbrite.com by selecting the appropriate member or non-member ticket class. As tickets will be verified at the door, please contact us if you have any questions with respect to membership status.
Please note that YCIF Ottawa's speakers’ series events are typically twice oversubscribed, and there will be limited tickets available for this event as well. Please register early to confirm your ticket.
About Mr. Gregory J. Smith
Gregory currently serves as the elected President of Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (“CVCA”), an industry association founded in 1974 that represents Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry. A CVCA member since 1994, Gregory has been on the Executive Committee from 2005 and is now leading the CVCA with over 1,900 members engaged in venture capital and buyout activity who collectively manage over $75 billion.
Gregory Smith is also currently a Managing Partner of Brookfield Financial’s Global Infrastructure Advisory Group. Prior to joining Brookfield Financial, Gregory was President of Macquarie Capital Funds Canada Ltd. from 2003 to 2009. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Income Fund, which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and was Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Essential Assets Partnership, Canada’s first infrastructure fund. Prior to Macquarie, Mr. Smith was Managing Director of RBC Capital Partners – Mezzanine Fund which provided growth capital to businesses across North America. Mr. Smith was also the Chief Financial Officer of the Saskatchewan Government Growth Fund Management Corporation which managed over $250 million of capital under the federal government’s Immigrant Investor Program and invested in start-up and expansion companies located in Saskatchewan.
About Young Canadians in Finance
Young Canadians in Finance provides Canadians working in the private and public financial sectors an intimate network that enables them to take leading roles in finance and economics. We promote the collaboration and education of our members to achieve a greater collective success and build a more competitive Canadian financial system.
Young Canadians in Finance currently has over 600 members in our chapters in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, New York, Washington (D.C.), and London (U.K.). For more information regarding YCIF and YCIF membership, please visit http://www.ycif.org or follow ycifinfo on Twitter.
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Young Canadians in Finance provides Canadians working in the private and public financial sectors an intimate network that enables them to take leading roles in finance, law, accounting and economics. We promote the collaboration and education of our members to achieve a greater collective success and build a more competitive Canadian financial system.
We currently have over 500 members in our chapters in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, New York, London and Washington, DC.