Canadian Financing Forum returns for 14th year under new leadership

In September at the Banff Venture Forum, event organizer and not-for-profit association InfoTech announced that it had acquired the Canadian Financing Forum.

The Canadian Financing Forum brand was owned by Kathy Standeven and has been taking place in Vancouver for the past 13 years – seven of those year under Forum Manager Dave Thomas (Thomas is remaining on for 2011 as Vice-Chair of the event).

As part of the transition announcement, Standeven expressed her excitement surrounding the recent acquisition. “I am very pleased to pass on the Canadian Financing Forum to the extremely capable InfoTech Board and their event organizer, Marc Elrick of Critical Path Group” said Standeven. “I know that they will continue to offer a marquee event to investors and promising technology companies alike, and I look forward to watching the Forum continue to grow and meet the investment needs of the technology sectors in the future.”

Now that the transition to the new organization is complete, it’s time to get excited about next year’s event. The 2011 Canadian Financing Forum will take place at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on February 10th.

The new Canadian Financing Forum website is live, the 2011 Selection Committee is in place and they are accepting applications until January 3rd for presenting companies. If you’re interested in attending as a general delegate, you can register online now.

The addition of the Canadian Financing Forum to the Banff Venture Forum family is synergistic and will most definitely assist in improving the opportunities for early and growth stage technology companies to better access investment financing.