2018 QCC Conference

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Next QCC Conference: April 5, 2018 - Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto (Canada)

The QCC Conference (“QCC”) (formerly the Quebec City Conference), is a private, not-for-profit annual meeting alternating between Quebec City and Toronto each year, whose objectives is to support private market investment activities in capital-intensive activities in key sectors underpinning national economies whose competitiveness is largely dependent on the ability to innovate or directed at human and economic needs that are essential to long-term sustainable economic development, including infrastructure, healthcare, clean energy, transport, agriculture and others.

QCC is by-invitation only and exclusive to:

  1. Leading members of the international private market investment ecosystem: pension plans, endowments, family offices, venture capital and private equity firms, industry experts and leading academics;
  2. Participants of QCC private Forums held the day before the Conference to support specific private market activities producing societal benefit, notably tech innovation.
Professional service providers are not invited except for QCC’s private sponsors and those invited to any QCC Forum.

Founded in 2003, this year’s Conference will be its 15th annual edition. Past speakers have included Stephen Schwarzman, Co-founder and CEO of Blackstone; Michael Spence, the 2001 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences; VC and private equity pioneer Alan Patricof; Henry Kravis, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR); David M. Rubenstein, Co-founder of The Carlyle Group; Glenn Hutchins, Co-founder of Silver Lake; James Coulter, Co- founder of TPG Capital, Charles R. (Chip) Kaye, Co-President, Warburg Pincus; William Draper III of Draper Richards; John W. Snow, 73rd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Josh Lerner, Professor at Harvard Business School; and former Prime Ministers of Canada Brian Mulroney and Jean Chrétien.


April 3, 2018:

  • 6:00pm-9:00pm: Private Networking dinners.
    • Private dinners are organized for the guests of each QCC Forum: the FIRCAP and the TIP (details about each forum below).

April 4, 2018:

  • 8:30am-5:30pm: Two QCC Forums are held in parallel
    • “Fiduciary Investors Roundtable for Collaboration & Partnerships” (FIRCAP)
      1. The FIRCAP is a peer-to-peer platform exclusive to large asset owners (pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and large single family offices) interested to collaborate around “indirect” private market investment (via external managers). Participation in FIRCAP is by-invitation-only and attendance is limited to “senior investment executives” to ensure productive, action-oriented discussions.
    • Tech Innovation Platform (TIP)
      1. The Tech Innovation Platform (TIP) is an independent, not-for-profit and by-invitation only international meeting. Its mission is to convene the main stakeholder groups of Tech Innovation Ecosystems (governments, investors, corporations, and universities and research centers) in order to address challenges that these ecosystems are facing and accelerate their development.
      2. The 2018 TIP will focus on the “scale-up challenge” and policies and initiatives to address it, both from the supply side (supply of capital) and the demand side (more “ecosystemic” approaches to support the growth of tech companies).
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm: Opening cocktail.
    • Participants to the FIRCAP and TIP are joined by international asset managers invited on the recommendation of FIRCAP member organizations and by industry experts, leading academics to network in an intimate setting.
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm: Private Networking dinners.
    • Our guests are then invited to continue the evening by attending private dinners organized by QCC in groups of 30 to 40 persons.

April 5, 2018:

  • 9:00am-5:00pm: QCC Conference
    • Institutional investors of the FIRCAP meeting are joined by international asset managers, industry experts, leading academics and relevant guests from the TIP community to continue the discussions and to network in a format intended for high-level interaction, while distinguished keynote guests are invited to address the group on major topics relating to private market investment and tech innovation.
    • Private meetings are facilitated by QCC’s Secretariat during the day.
  • From 5:00pm: Closing cocktail.