TSX Ignite 2016 Live Event Series Visits Calgary on June 22

June 20, 2016

Market open ceremony at Innovate Calgary on June 23

June 20, 2016 (CALGARY) – Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange continue this year's TSX Ignite live event series in Calgary on Wednesday, June 22. On Thursday, June 23, the Exchanges along with representatives from Innovate Calgary will open the market.

Founded in 2014 in collaboration with Canadian incubators and accelerators, this innovative program is designed to help support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. TSX Ignite provides companies with insights from Canada's business leaders on how to build and grow great companies.

The events bring together leading business executives and advisors from across the country to share experiences and best practices with entrepreneurs from all sectors. Topics will include keys to raising capital, how to deliver a great pitch, understanding unique funding options, and stories of growth and transition.

Live Event

WHERE: Fairmont Palliser
133-9th Avenue S.W., Alberta Room
Calgary, Alberta
WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MT
AGENDA: Welcome & Introduction
The People You Need to Know (panel)
Preparing to Raise Money (panel)
Delivering Great Pitches (panel)
The Funding Ecosystem (presentation)
"The Secret Metrics" (keynote)
Transitioning from a Start-Up to a "Legit" Company (panel)
Amazing Young Minds (presentations)
FEATURED SPEAKERS: Shaun McIver, Chief Client Officer, Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group
Jim Gibson, CEO & Founder, JAGYYC
Brad Zumwalt, President, Zinc Ventures

For a full list of all speakers, please visit www.tsxignite.com/calgary  

Market Open

WHERE: Innovate Calgary
Alastair Ross Technology Centre
3553-31 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 2016
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. MT
AGENDA: Welcome remarks
Celebratory toast
15-second count down to opening
Opening of the market
FEATURED SPEAKERS: Rob Peterman, Director, Global Business Development, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange
David Chavez, Vice President, Entrepreneur & Enterprise Development, Innovate Calgary

In 2015, TSX and TSXV welcomed 194 new issuers and total equity capital raised was $57.7 billion.

For more details about TSX Ignite, visit www.tsxignite.com. Members of the media should RSVP directly to catherine.kee@tmx.com.

For Market Openings: Media may pick up a feed from the Bell Toronto TOC (television operations centre) for the June 23, 2016 market open ceremony. The feed is named TV2GO HD-SDI Tx1and is sent live to the TOC. The client moves into position for the market open ceremony at approximately 9:27 a.m. ET/7:27 a.m. MT and the markets will open with the sound of a siren (the traditional market open on Toronto Stock Exchange) at 9:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. MT


About TMX Group (TSX: X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, AgriClear and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing, Singapore and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at http://www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup.


For more information please contact:

Catherine Kee
Manager, Corporate Communications
TMX Group