Joining the presenting companies, an additional 20 or so energy- or investment-related companies will complete the Trade Show component of the conference. “We’ll also be having some Not-For Profit organizations who are supportive of the Energy Sector at the conference,” Schachter revealed. “The Exhibitor List is growing every day.”
To ensure people have enough time for meaningful dialogue, breaks between presentations are going to be 30 minutes, and there will be four of them during the day. For two of the breaks, investors are invited to meet with some of the Exhibitor companies that are not presenting at the conference, to have a mini-presentation in a private room away from the booths. “We’d like investors to have the chance to talk to as many companies they’re interested in as possible,” he explained, “and we thought having these CEOS make a mini presentation twice during the day to 10 people at a time was a good way to maximize the opportunity for them as well.”
Each attendee will be given a Presentation Binder with all the logistics and a copy of every presentation in it. “It’s hard to pick just five presenting companies out of the twenty-three because they are all so appropriate in different ways,” said Schachter. He plans on giving attendees a very brief outline of each company in the morning session, plus what he thinks their strengths are, so the attendees can plan their day to best match their interests.
The mix of presenting companies includes Large, Intermediate and Small Cap companies, Domestic and International companies, Energy and Energy Service companies, and those focused on oil, natural gas or both.
Industry Leaders and Chief Executive Officers, Michael Binnion of Questerre Energy and Gary Guidry of Gran Tierra Energy will participate in a Panel Discussion during the sit-down luncheon, discussing some of the greatest challenges and changes the Energy Industry faces and then take questions from the audience.
Another exciting feature of the Conference is that Michael Campbell, host of the Corus Network’s radio program ‘MoneyTalks’ will be broadcasting his show from the Conference. “MoneyTalks has been a great supporter of ours so it’s particularly nice to have them at the conference,” Schachter added.
“Michael is going to be the third panelist during the sit-down luncheon and, for a change, I get to ask the questions,” laughs Schachter, who is often interviewed by Campbell on Money Talks. “It’s going to be an interesting session.”
Ticket sales are open to the public now, with General Admission tickets priced at $299 and VIP Tickets at $399. VIP tickets offer premium seating at the opening and luncheon sessions, plus the VIP/CEO cocktail reception at the end of the day. Tables of Six are available for a discounted price in both General and VIP categories.
As an interesting incentive, Conference Planners are offering a second ‘Companion Ticket’ if purchased at the time of registration, for only $100 plus tax. The Hyatt Regency Hotel, which is attached by a ‘plus 15’ to the Telus Convention Centre, is offering a limited number of rooms for only $159.00 (plus tax) to out of town guests.
Schachter says, “If this coming Energy Bull Market is anything like the previous ones, attending the conference could be one of the best investments you’ll make.”