Notes from the Floor: Cantech Investment Conference, Day 1

- January 29th, 2019

The Investing News Network brings you a recap from day one of the two-day Cantech Investment Conference in Toronto.

Day one of the Cantech Investment Conference took place on Tuesday (January 29) in Toronto, focusing on numerous verticals of technology, including cleantech, blockchain, esports as well as spotlighting areas of life sciences and cannabis.

The event, which was hosted by Cambridge House International, has grown every year since its inception in 2013, and over 100 companies exhibited their products in the 2019 edition.

Over the course of the day, investors and attendees had the chance to visit booths of these companies in addition to attending panel discussions.

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If you were unable to attend the show, don’t worry — the Investing News Network (INN) braced the storm and the snow and was there on the floor, attending panel discussions and interviewing companies at the event.

Here’s a brief overview of what happened on day one of the two day event.

The day started with a welcome address by Nick Waddell, founding editor of CantechLetter opening the TSX exchange to celebrate the 2019 conference.

Following the welcome greetings, the first panel went underway, which was moderated by Waddell. Panelists included Kevin Krishnaratne from Equity Analyst and Pradeep S. Sangha of Haywood Securities. The panelists discussed their top picks for 2019.

The second panel of the day featured fund managers who also shared their top picks for 2019.

The panelists included Bill Burnham of Inducting Capital, Colin Fisher of StableView Asset Management and Rob Ballard of Pathfinder Asset Management.

Meanwhile companies were also making their presentations including the likes of Siyata Mobile (TSXV:SIM) and Bee Vectoring Technology (TSXV:BEE).

Panel discussions and presentations continued in the afternoon including All Things Connected in which the panelists talked about the investment opportunities in the connected platform.

Company presentations included the likes of SQI Diagnostics (TSXV:SQD) and Cognetivity Neurosciences (CSE:CGN).

Stay tuned for INN’s coverage of day two of the conference, which takes place on Wednesday (January 30).

Don’t forget to follow us @INN_Technology for real-time news updates!

Securities Disclosure: I, Bala Yogesh, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.

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