Cho Yan Chiu
Chief Economic Advisor
Hong Kong Economic Journal
Cho Yan Chiu is a 30-year column writer for Hong Kong Economic Journal. With a humorous and personal touch, Mr. Cho's column "Investor Diary" analyses Hong Kong stock market and global economy, and is widely loved by readers. Mr.Cho, however, is more than a theorist: his participation in Hong Kong stock market has increased his investment from 5000 Hong Kong dollars to over a hundred billion (excluding real-estate properties). Through years of experience, his highly-successful "stop loss, stretch gain" technique emphasizes following market trends, and has been revered by ordinary investors. In Hong Kong, Mr. Cho has the nickname "Cho Sir". Some also call him a "Hong Kong Stock Market Divine".
NAI Interactive Ltd.
Gilbert is responsible for the corporate development and marketing strategies for the company. His fields of expertise include resources, life sciences, and China-related industries. In addition, Gilbert has established a broad network of business relations within the financial and investment community. This network is exceptionally useful in progressing and strengthening the developments of the company. Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Metals & Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He is also an active contributor to the Investor Relations industry, and is currently a member of the NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute).
Tyler started trading the stock market with $3,000 in capital, some borrowed from his credit card, when he was just 19 years old. As he worked through the Business program at the University of Calgary, he constantly followed the market and traded stocks.
Slowly, he began to learn how the market works, and more importantly, how to consistently make money from it. He realized that the stock market is not fair, and that a small group of people make most of the money while the general public suffers. Eventually, he found some of the key ingredients to success, and turned $30,000 in to half a million dollars in only 3 months. His career as a stock trader had finally flourished.
Tyler Bollhorn is the founder of Stockscores.com, an innovative website that provides investors with Stockscore ratings on over 15,000 stocks as well as market scanning tools and online educational videos. Mr Bollhorn has been a stock trader for over 17 years and has taught thousands of Canadians how to understand and trade the stock market using his simple but sophisticated approach.
Howard J. Atkinson
CFA, CIMA®, ICD.D ,President
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.
Mr. Atkinson has 25 years of investment management industry experience focused on exchange traded funds. He joined Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (formerly named BetaPro Management Inc.) as Executive Vice-President in October 2006 and has led the significant growth in assets under management from $100 million to more than $3.3 billion with 84 ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as of May 1, 2012. The Horizons ETFs family makes up one of the largest families of ETFs in Canada. Horizons ETFs is a member of the Mirae Asset Financial Group. Prior to joining Horizons ETFs, Mr. Atkinson was responsible for the Exchange Traded Products business at Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited and has held positions with a national investment dealer and major mutual fund companies.
Mickey has worked for junior explorers, major mining companies, private companies, and investors as a consulting economic geologist for the past 24 years, specializing in geological mapping,property evaluation, and business development. In addition to Mickey's professional credentials and experience, he is high-altitude proficient and is bilingual in English and Spanish. From 2003 to 2006,Mickey made four outcrop ore discoveries in Peru,Nevada, Chile, and British Columbia.Mickey is well-known and highly respected throughout the mining and exploration community for his ongoing work as an analyst, writer, and speaker.
Don Wilson was born in Vancouver, BC, and graduated in Economics from UBC. Don held senior management positions for local and national firms and became a certified management consultant in Alberta and BC. He has been a trusted Commercial Real Estate Consultant for the past 30 years, selling and buying properties in Western Canada for individuals and national corporations worth tens of millions of dollars. These properties include retail plazas and malls, office buildings, warehouses, development sites, and apartment complexes.
Mr. Paul S.H. Oei is a self-made millionaire of humble beginnings. He moved to Canada in 1984 to complete his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and Finance at University of Alberta. After graduation, Mr. Oei began his career in the insurance and financial industry. He has now been in the industry for over 23 years and is managing over 150 agents from Vancouver, Kelowna, Edmonton and Toronto. He is the Founder and CEO of Canadian Manu Immigration and Financial Services Inc. He is also the Director and Board of Director of Cascade Renewable Organic Fertilizer Corporation. Mr. Oei is also involved in many community fund raising events and he especially helped organize and fundraised for the Richmond Hospital Foundation and the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Mr. Oei holds the positions of Director and the Board of Director for the Richmond Hospital Foundation and is the Committee Member and Honorary Chair 2011 for the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
President & CEO
SLAM Exploration Ltd.
Mr. Taylor, President & CEO of SLAM Exploration Ltd. has served on the board of SLAM since founding the Company. He directed SLAM through the IPO to its current listed status on the TSX-V exchange. Under his tenure, SLAM has built a valuable portfolio of gold and base metal properties in Ontario and New Brunswick.
He is also a director of Beatrix Ventures Inc. a Vancouver based resource company exploring for gold in Canada. He is a director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, a member of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geologists of New Brunswick and the Association of Professional Geologists of Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of New Brunswick.
Mr. Bourassa brings leadership and years of mining experience to his role as President and CEO of Nemaska which he has held since the Company's inception in 2008. During his tenure, he was instrumental in identifying and negotiating the acquisition of the Whabouchi lithium property and secured approximately $30 million through financings in the capital markets. Under his watch, Nemaska brought an historical lithium showing to a world class deposit in less than 9 months and is on track to bring that deposit into production by 2013. Throughout his career, Mr. Bourassa has been involved in exploration and mining companies as President and CEO, legal counsel and in-house corporate counsel.
Amy Chow, a certified financial planner and a knowledgeable mortgage consultant who has access to a full range of Canadian lenders and mortgage options. Her expertise in mortgage strategies has saved her clients a lot of money and took the hassle out of the mortgage process. Please listen to her workshop at 2p.m. and she will show you how to save thousands of dollars in your monthly finances !!
There will be a draw for attending the workshop and the prize is a beautiful gift basket!
Mr. Wilson has over 20 years of investment banking and investment management experience. He has extensive experience in corporate finance having worked for First Marathon Securities (National Bank Financial), Yorkton Securities (Orion Securities), BMO Nesbitt Burns and Research Capital. His area of focus has been in technology and telecom as well as international financings having completed IPO or RTO financings for US, European and Chinese companies. Mr. Wilson also has investment management experience having held senior positions with a major Canadian Venture Capital firm managing their public company portfolio.
Christopher R. Bond
Christopher R. Bond is currently serving as the Asia Regional Director for Passport Potash. With the ability to speak Cantonese, he serves as the point for the Asian region. Mr. Bond has earned his MBA in Global Business Management as well as his Bachelors in Information Technology. Mr. Bond has served as an investment advisor having earned his series 7, 66, and 31, licensure. Mr. Bond has past experience in the mining industry having served on the Board of Directors for a mining company as well as having served on the Advisory Board for Gilbert, Arizona, a town of 216,000 people.