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Today’s trade mission was excellent. I loved the format and structure. I found it much more productive than spending an entire day listening to managers present for 45 minutes at time. The way I view it is even if a manager is not one of interest, I’m only spending 15 minutes with him and if it’s a manager I’m interested than we follow up with them later. And  lastly, a 15 minute break would have been useful halfway through. Overall, as I said, I thought it was very well done. There were a number of managers that tweaked my interest that I will be following up with.
For sure please include me in your next one!

Jay ShielDirector, Investment AdministrationMidland Group of Companies Inc.

Hi Irwin.  On board flight ready to depart for NYC.  I will take some time to give you feedback.  In advance, very happy that I came.  Wasn’t sure what to expect but was absolutely worth my time.  And so many friends of Israel.
Kind regards,

Rick ScanlonMarker LLC

Thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to participate in the Department of Commerce Montreal Trade Mission.  It was a positive experience.  Our process is long and involved.  It is not necessary for me to point to specific names or organizations that might eventually at some date consider an investment with Capri.  I believe that it is sufficient to plant some potential seeds, meet good people and hear the views of other market participants.  It was a good assembly of potential investors and general partners.  I appreciate being amongst those invited.

Paul Vice ChairmanAfrica, India and the Middle East

Extremely productive day – high quality LPs and clear business potential.  

Ned StikerChief Financial OfficerCortland Partners

Thanks.  More than anything else I found it educational to learn about the activity in the Canadian Capital market.  It is now very much on my radar.  Most impressive for me today was two different people emailed their colleagues right there while at the table to connect with others in the Montreal community today or tomorrow.

Jim ArmstrongMarch Capital Partners

I participated in the US Certified Trade Mission (CTM) to Hong Kong in the past two years, and found it tremendously helpful. Here in Hong Kong we see very strong demand for quality investments from the US, ranging from venture capital opportunities to real estate projects. I personally will be keen to participate in the next CTM.

Conrad TsangChairman Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

Thank you very much for the conference yesterday. As I mentioned last night on my way out, this forum provides a unique opportunity to access hard to find family offices along with other institutional investors. I found it very valuable and will be speaking with the firm to recommend that we continue to attend these conferences.

Benjamin Tsai MD, Head of Alternative Strategies, Asia Pacific AllianceBernstein Investments Taiwan Limited

Edward and I would like to thank you and your team for putting together such a great even in Hong Kong yesterday. Since this was my first “speed-dating” series of financial meetings, I did not know what to expect. In my opinion, the experience was very much worthwhile and represented a great value, both in terms of cost and time. We will follow up with all parties. However, there were five that specifically asked us to follow up with information and a meeting. These are great results.

Fernando Bensuaski Chief Financial OfficerChenco Holding Company, LLC

Thanks, Irwin. I enjoyed the event and met some folks that should be good LP prospects. As far as the event structure and organization — it was excellent. Had the potential of being total chaos but you and your team had everyone well prepared and kept things moving along nicely. Very professionally done. Also very little that I would have done differently.

Robert Conrads Colchis Capital

Thank you. I enjoyed the event and met many relevant people in the investment sector in Singapore.
The Trade Mission was so valuable because we met several parties who are potentially interested investing in our sector (US venture capital). I would highly recommend the Trade Mission to Singapore because it was well organized, very efficient, with most of the relevant people in the country present.
The quality and number of LPs we met in one day was mostly good. Most importantly, I scheduled two direct follow up meetings from the session and I am sure there will be several follow up calls on top. I also thought the session with the Ambassador was a helpful introduction to Singapore. I liked the all-day session format – made it more interesting and more broad.

Peter GajdosManaging Director and Portfolio ManagerPresidio Partners

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