We invite you to join CIRI Alberta for the 2019 Annual General Meeting on May 8th. Following the business of the meeting, stay for an interesting and informative panel discussion about the ‘Wild World of Weed’ in the cannabis industry, which will include a licensed producer (upstream), processor (midstream) and retailer (downstream). This event is eligible for 2 CEUs.
Since the legalization of recreational cannabis for adult use on October 17, 2018, it has been consuming our news cycle and changing the Canadian landscape. Job creation, social stigmas, product shortages, share price volatility, governance issues, regulatory curveballs, the black market, consolidation, activism, you name it – the cannabis industry has dealt with it all, in a short period of time. You will come away with a better understanding of how the industry is structured and hear a few good stories too.
Join us for a lively discussion and snacks. The panel will be moderated by AltaCorp Capital and feature speakers from Hexo Corp, Canopy Growth, Valens GroWorks and High Tide.
Tyler Burns, Investor Relations at Canopy Growth
Jeff Fallows, Managing Director, Investment Banking at AltaCorp Capital (Moderator)
Nick Kuzyk, Chief Strategy Officer & SVP Capital Markets at High Tide
Jennifer Smith, Senior Manager, Investor Relations at Hexo Corp
Scott Young, Business Development / Investor Relations at Valens GroWorks
AGM - 4:00 - 4:20 PM MT
Panel & Networking - 4:20 - 6:00 PM MT
This event is free to attend.
By registering for this event, you agree to comply with CIRI's Code of Conduct.
Tyler Burns is a recognized leader in the Investor Relations, Marketing and Public Relations professions with over 20 years of international business experience. Since early 2016, Tyler has been driving IR activities at Canopy Growth Corporation, the world’s largest diversified cannabis company, through historic public listings on the TSX and NYSE, both firsts for cannabis companies, multiple equity and debt financing rounds that have raised over CDN $6B in development capital, and the ending of the prohibition of cannabis in Canada. A key focus of Tyler’s activities is re engineering the Canopy Growth’s shareholder to increase institutional ownership. Prior to assuming his role at Canopy Growth, Tyler was the Director of Investor Relations at Wi-LAN Inc., a dual-listed (TSX, NASDAQ) firm focused on intellectual property licensing. He is a past board member of the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute, a co founder of two technology companies, including a fabless Wi-Fi semiconductor company, and is a recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s “Top 40 under 40” award.
Jeffrey Fallows, C.F.A. also known as Jeff, serves as the Managing Director and Head of Agriculture & Diversified Industries at AltaCorp Capital Inc. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at leading independent and bank-owned dealers in Canada and the United States. He serves as the President at Simara Capital Inc. He also founded Simara Capital and has worked in the agriculture, consumer, and industrial sectors. He has focused on identifying and building long-term relationships with small and mid-sized, public and private companies. Prior to this, Jeff worked in investment banking at Cormark Securities, CIBC World Markets, and National Bank Financial. He has served as a trusted Advisor to many of clients. Jeff possesses a deep transaction experience and considerable insight into the financial and other challenges faced by companies at various stages of growth. He has more than 11 years’ experience working with Canadian and International Agriculture, Consumer and Industrial companies on a wide variety of transactions including equity, M&A and corporate finance advisory. Over his career, he has advised clients in transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion. Jeff is a C.F.A. charter-holder. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honors) from the University of British Columbia; a joint L.L.B. and M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business and the University of Western Ontario Law School.
Nick Kuzyk, Chief Strategy Officer and SVP Capital Markets joined High Tide in April of 2018 and brings over 15 years of experience in investor relations, mergers and acquisitions and business development. From early-stage ventures to large cap corporations, Nick has developed a balanced expertise comprised of both qualitative and quantitative aspects rooted in strategic communications and financial analysis. Nick holds both an HBA and MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (Ivey) at Western University, is the Treasurer of the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) and has also completed the CIRI/Ivey Strategic Management of Investor Relations Program. In his personal life, Nick spends time volunteering in the community for the benefit of causes about which he is passionate.
Jennifer Smith is the Senior Manager, Investor Relations at HEXO Corp. She has over 10 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant in a variety of areas. Leveraging her experience in public accounting at a top four firm, hedge fund administration, and the nascent cannabis industry, Jennifer provides counsel to management and interacts with large shareholders, analysts, and the media. She has helped raise over $250 million dollars in debt and equity financings and took a leadership role in developing and implementing an investor relations program for a two billion dollar publicly-traded company, HEXO Corp.
Scott Young, Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development is head of Investors Relations with a focus on corporate finance initiatives and business development. Scott has spent the past 15 years working in the capital market sectors of Canada, the United States and Europe. Beyond this, he has extensive business development experience in Hong Kong, North and South America. He has helped finance numerous start-up companies through his networks in energy, mining, technology and biotechnology. His expertise in finance, marketing and communications helps profile Valens to both retail and institutional investors globally.