- What kind of investors does CEM work with?
- CEM investors are retail brokers, portfolio and fund managers, institutional investors, family offices and high net worth/accredited investors. We do not bring out analysts, investment bankers or marketing individuals.
- What type of issuers usually participate in CEM’s live events or virtual meetings?
- CEM works with a broad client base of growth stage small/micro-cap companies (Resource, Technology, Biotech, MMJ, Blockchain, Healthcare etc). Investors will have the opportunity to hear their story straight from execs and CEO’s with enough time for questions at the end.
- How can I maximize my return on investment by participating in a live event or virtual meeting?
- Ensure diligent follow-up is carried out. CEM events serve as valuable relationship-building exercises. It is imperative to proactively follow up on successful meetings and maintain consistent communication to foster and enrich these connections. By doing so, you guarantee that the benefits derived from these interactions will be exponentially rewarding in the long run.
- Do you have a Public Release template available for use?
- (XYZ COMPANY) announces that (COMPANY EXECUTIVE) will be a presenter at the Annual (CITY) Capital Event organized by CEM Events (CEM.ca) which takes place in (CITY) between (DATE). The invite only conference introduces growth-stage companies to active top-level capital finance individuals through a day of scheduled one-on-one meetings and networking activities.
- How much does it cost to attend a CEM conference?
- CEM organizes seven prestigious conferences annually, spanning across North America and the Bahamas. The pricing for these events may vary based on the specific location. We offer attractive discounts for those interested in attending multiple conferences. To obtain detailed information regarding event costs and exclusive packages, we kindly request you to reach out to us directly. Our team will be delighted to assist you with any inquiries you may have.
- How many meetings can I expect at the event?
- You will have 18, 20-minute 1:1 meetings running from approximately 9:00 AM-5:00 PM on the day of the conference. You will also meet a variety of other attendees during the networking portions of the weekend.
- What does a typical Event Schedule look like?
4:00PM: Hotel Check-in
6:30PM-9:30PM: Event Start - Welcome Reception (Guests Welcome)
7:30AM - 9:00AM: Breakfast (delegates only)
7:30AM - 9:00AM: Meeting Set-Up
9:00AM – 5:00PM: Meetings
12:30PM – 1:30PM: Lunch (delegates only)
5:00PM: – Meetings Commence, Free Time
7:00PM -8:00PM: Cocktails (Guests Welcome)
8:00PM-10:00PM: Dinner (Guests Welcome)
7:00AM-9:00AM: Breakfast (on own)
9:00AM-2:00PM: Golf and other Networking Activity
11:00AM: Hotel Check-out
2:00PM: Event Concluded
- What is included in my registration fee?
- The standard conference fee includes a day of 1:1 meetings, 2 nights' accommodation, food & beverage, and networking activity for 1 delegate. Each additional delegate incurs a fee on top of the company price.
- What materials should my company bring to the conference?
- As you will be participating in 18 1:1 meetings and will meet additional investors throughout the event, we suggest bringing 25 investor packages. Presentations vary from utilizing printed materials to laptop or LCD presentations, to product demonstrations. Please ensure you bring plenty of business cards (30-50) for the meetings and networking events as well.
- Do I need a booth or will there be one set up for me?
- Each company will be provided with a 10-foot wide by 8-foot deep meeting area with signage, table, chairs & electricity. Most issuers bring a pull-up banner or two to dress up the meeting area, along with any other visuals required for meeting purposes.
- Can I bring my spouse/family/guests?
Certainly! We welcome attendees who wish to bring guests along for the weekend. Guests are invited to join the opening night cocktail reception, post-conference dinner, and other networking activities. However, please be aware that due to capacity limitations, we regrettably cannot accommodate guests during breakfast and lunch sessions.
For a smooth and seamless experience, we kindly request advance registration for guest attendance in networking activities. There may be additional charges applicable solely to guest participation in networking events. Please let us know in advance how many guests would like to partake, and we will ensure they have a memorable and enjoyable time throughout the conference.
- Is the transportation arranged for me?
For any transportation-related inquiries, we encourage you to reach out to us directly. Please note that CEM does not cover expenses related to transportation to and from the event venue, including flight costs and parking fees. The responsibility for these charges lies with the attendees.
In certain cases and depending on the event's location, we may arrange a shuttle service specifically for conference attendees. However, it is important to be aware that the provision of a shuttle service is event-specific and may not be available for all conferences.
For further information or assistance regarding transportation arrangements, do not hesitate to contact us, and we will be more than happy to assist you.
- What is the conference attire?
The conference follows a business casual dress code, with some flexibility based on the location's climate. Attendees are encouraged to dress in comfortable yet professional attire, such as dresses, skirts, slacks, and blazers for both the cocktail reception and conference day. Business casual wear is generally deemed appropriate for these occasions.
As for the networking activities, a more relaxed dress code is in place, allowing attendees to dress casually and comfortably while engaging in networking opportunities.
- Can I upgrade my room or extend the number of nights I would like to stay? How do I do this if so?
Indeed, you have the flexibility to upgrade or extend your hotel stay at any of our conference venues. Each hotel may have a unique booking process, so we recommend reaching out to us directly for any hotel-related inquiries you may have.
By contacting us directly, we can provide you with all the necessary information and assist you in making the arrangements that best suit your preferences and schedule.
It is essential to clarify that CEM does not automatically cover the cost of room upgrades or any additional expenses unless they have been pre-discussed and agreed upon with a member of the CEM Team. We value transparency and want to ensure that all attendees have a clear understanding of our policies. For any further questions or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
- How long do virtual meetings last?
In our virtual meetings, we adhere to the same format as our live events, maintaining a structured and efficient schedule. Each meeting is allocated a 20-minute duration, allowing for focused and productive discussions. Additionally, we have allocated a maximum 30-minute window to conclude each meeting, providing time for any final questions or comments.
This standardized approach ensures that all participants can make the most of their time, engage in meaningful interactions, and efficiently address key topics. Our commitment to maintaining the same format for both virtual and live events underscores our dedication to delivering valuable and seamless experiences for all attendees.
- How do I set up zoom?
Zoom offers a user-friendly platform, making it incredibly easy to use. With its online web access feature, attendees can effortlessly join a Zoom meeting without the need to download any plugins or software. This streamlined process ensures a hassle-free experience for participants.
To access their scheduled meetings, attendees simply need to refer to the zoom link provided in their calendar invite. By clicking on the link, they will be seamlessly directed to the Zoom online portal, where they can actively engage in the scheduled meeting without any additional complications or delays. This accessibility and convenience enhance the overall virtual meeting experience, allowing participants to focus on the discussions at hand with ease.
- Do I need Zoom to participate in the virtual meetings?
- To participate via a camera in our virtual meetings, you will need to use the zoom link sent included in your calendar invite. Please contact us if you need help, or would like to dial-in instructions for the meetings instead.
- How can I make the most of my zoom meetings?
To ensure the utmost productivity and effectiveness during your Zoom meetings, it is essential to come prepared with a clear understanding of the individuals you will be meeting with and the presentation topic under discussion. For our esteemed investors, we kindly request you to take a moment to thoroughly review the presentation link provided in your calendar invite. Additionally, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the one-pager document available on our virtual landing page.
By doing so, you will be well-equipped to actively engage in the meeting, ask relevant questions, and contribute meaningfully to the discussions. Preparedness not only maximizes the value of your time but also demonstrates your commitment to the meeting's success. We greatly appreciate your dedication to being informed and ready for these important interactions.
- How can I choose my meeting times?
- Our virtual meetings take place throughout the week - Monday to Friday, during market hours. Please let our team know what time(s) work for you and we will coordinate the rest.
- What kind of companies does CEM Partner's Fund invest in?
- CEM invests in the same companies we host at our live events and virtual meetings. Our mandate at CEM is to take full advantage of investment opportunities and grow our capital through supporting and investing in issuers that are participating at our live events and virtual meetings. We stand behind what our clients and what they represent.
- How do I get more information on CEM Partner's Fund?
- We highly encourage you to connect with Ryan Iverson, our Portfolio Manager & Partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org. He works closely with prospective clients and needs to stay up to date with crucial corporate events such as financings and major corporate milestones.
- What is the CEM Rewards Program?
We are excited to introduce our exclusive loyalty reward program, designed to express our sincere appreciation for the unwavering support and active participation of our valued clients in our meetings. This program offers numerous avenues to accumulate points, making it easier than ever to earn rewards.
As you engage with us and take part in our events, you'll earn points that can be redeemed for exceptional perks, tailored to enhance your experience with us. Log into our dashboard to see for yourself.
- How do I access and redeem my rewards points?
Welcome to our exclusive loyalty program! To get started, please complete your registration and sign into your personalized Dashboard. Here, you can track and monitor your accumulated points.
Once you're logged in, make sure to visit our Rewards Store, where you'll discover a wide range of enticing items awaiting redemption. From exclusive products to travel related perks, we have carefully curated an array of options to suit your preferences and interests.
When you're ready to claim your desired rewards, simply select the items you wish to redeem and add them to your cart. At the checkout, you'll find an option to 'Apply Discount,' which enables you to utilize your accumulated points and avail yourself of fantastic benefits without any additional hassle. For any travel related items, please contact email@example.com and we will assist you directly.
We hope you enjoy exploring the rewarding possibilities of our loyalty program. Your support means the world to us, and we can't wait to make your experience with us even more exceptional. Happy redeeming!
- What if I don’t have sufficient points for the items in my cart?
If you don’t have sufficient points for your items, you will be able to purchase the balance of these items via credit card upon checking out.
Should you have any queries or require further assistance during the checkout process, please don't hesitate to contact our team. We are here to help and ensure that your experience with our loyalty program is as smooth and rewarding as possible. We look forward to assisting you in making the most of your rewards!
- If I don't have a user account, can I still purchase items from the Rewards Store?
To take advantage of our loyalty reward program and redeem your well-earned points for exclusive items, we kindly ask all our clients to create a personal account. It's a straightforward process that allows you to manage your points and access rewards.
To get started, simply follow these easy steps:
Click on the top right drop-down menu.
Select "Dashboard" to access your personalized account.
From there, you can create your account by following the on-screen instructions.
Once your account is set up, you'll have the opportunity to explore the extensive range of items available in our Rewards Store. Remember, your points are valuable currency in this rewarding journey, so don't miss out on the exceptional perks waiting for you!
Should you encounter any difficulties or require further guidance during the registration process, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to make your experience seamless and enjoyable, and we can't wait to have you as a member of our loyalty program.
- How will I receive my purchase?
- We are happy to ship your order to you using the address you provide, or alternatively, if you would like to arrange pick up at our office (510 Burrard Street, Vancouver) please let us know. Alternatively, we can bring any items to our next live event for pickup. Please note any changes to shipping in the “order notes” in the store checkout.
- How do I view information related to my order?
- In the drop down menu on the upper right-hand side, please click on your 'Account'. Here, you will be able to view all relevant information including past orders, billing address, shipping address, password as well as your user profile.
We would love to hear from you! Please fill in the form below and our team will get back to you within the next business day. If you have a referral you can earn up to 5,000 reward points if they attend a virtual or live event, please submit the form here.