by Hamish Khamisa, Canadian Securities Exchange
With the suds and sizzle of Oktoberfest now a distant (and potentially fuzzy) memory, business is back on the agenda in Munich, Germany. The city, which hosts the annual two-week-long beer and sausage festival, will now entertain one of the continent’s premier resource shows: the Internationale Edelmetall & Rohstoffmess.
This year, however, München as well as several other European cities will also welcome some special guests from Canada.
A delegation including representatives from the CSE, Zimtu Capital TSXV:ZC and several CSE-listed companies are touching down in Europe for a seven-day, four-city investment roadshow spanning two countries, 900-plus kilometres and countless beer tastings.
Beginning in Frankfurt on November 5th, the roadshow headed to Munich for the above-mentioned precious metals and commodities show for November 7th and 8th. From Germany, it’s off to Switzerland with stops in Zurich on November 10th and Geneva on November 12th.
Why Europe and why now?
CSE CEO Richard Carleton believes the roadshow offers a unique opportunity to build new relationships and promote the CSE to an interested audience.
“We’ve been encouraged many times to take our message to key financial hubs overseas whose investors have historically participated in Canadian capital markets,” said Carleton.
Canadian capital markets have often benefited from overseas investments and, according to Carleton, the opportunity to generate growth is there for the CSE and its issuers. European investors, as it turns out, appear to have a particular appetite for Canadian-listed securities.
Carleton will also serve as a featured speaker in all four cities, discussing key issues shaping Canadian and global securities markets and explaining opportunities the exchange provides for both investors and prospective issuers.
Meet the team
Other speakers joining the tour include Chris Berry of House Mountain Partners LLC and noted analyst Dr. Hans Bocker.
Participating from the CSE are SecureCom Mobile CSE:SCE, Pasinex Resources CSE:PSE and Biomark Diagnostics CSE:BUX. Also accompanying this group will be Urban Barn Foods and True Leaf Medicine.
It is estimated that the four events will attract attendees numbering close to 8,000.
Keep track of the roadshow highlights
CSE representatives will be sharing their experiences and chronicling the journey from Frankfurt to Geneva as well as places in between on the CSE blog.
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