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Investment Innovation Conference
October 17-19, 2018 -- La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, TX
The 2018 Investment Innovation Conference will be held at La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas.
Who Should Attend this Event?
The conference is an exclusive, educational forum that brings together senior representatives of Canadian pension plan sponsors, as well as representatives from the academic, custodial and money management communities.
How Do I Attend?
Participation is by-invitation-only. For more information on the Investment Innovation Conference, please email Alison Webb (Alison.Webb@tc.tc), publisher of Canadian Investment Review for consideration.
Canadian Investment Review is Canada's leading forum for academics, institutional investors and industry practitioners to exchange ideas on the capital markets, investment and economic theory and the related sociology and demographics. To that end, it publishes articles that offer original ideas based on existing literature and brings new insight to relevant themes and practices within the institutional investment community.
For more information, contact Lauren Harris Editor, Conferences.
Theme for 2018:
Innovation and Uncertainty: Investing in an era of transformation and turmoil
What’s been dubbed the Fourth Industrial Revolution has seen waves of technological innovation disrupt nearly every area of the global economy – and it’s also created confusion and turmoil as many traditional businesses and institutions find themselves left behind. For Canadian plan sponsors, innovation is a double-edged sword – it throws open a door to new and better ways to invest and manage their plans. But it also leaves uncertainty about where economic growth and productivity will come in the future and where that will leave Canada. Who will be the winners and losers in the years ahead? This conference will address the uncertainty pension investors face when it comes to innovation and change – what does it mean for their portfolios and their plans and how should they be reacting?
KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT
Marco Annunziata is the co-founder of Annunziata + Desai Advisors, a boutique consultancy on economics, innovation, and business strategy. He is a Resident Fellow at Autodesk and an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Electric, and a member of the Board of Advisors on Information Technology at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. His work focuses on digital-industrial innovation and the Future of Work, and how these issues impact business models and strategies and global economic affairs. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, and author of The Economics of the Financial Crisis: Lessons and New Threats. He is a two-time winner of the Rybczynski Prize for best paper in business economics, awarded by the Society of Business Economists in London, and has written a number of papers on the latest technological innovations in industry and their economic impact. He has given a TED talk on innovation, published in the Harvard Business Review, and is a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.
Before striking out on his own, Annunziata spent seven years at General Electric Co. as chief cconomist and head of business innovations strategy, driving global economic, financial, and market analysis to support GE's business strategy, as well as scoping developments in technological innovation and new business models. Prior to GE, Marco worked in investment banking at Deutsche Bank and UniCredit in London, and spent six years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.. Annunziata holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University.
For more information on the agenda or speaking at Canadian Investment Review events, contact Lauren Harris, conference editor.
La Cantera Golf Club
16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, T 78256
Paid Spousal Program
We invite you to register your spouse for the conference spousal program as part of your registration upon receiving your invitation.
The program includes:
Cocktails and dinner on October 17 and 18
Breakfast on October 18 and 19
Closing luncheon on October 19
For more information, contact Anya Baker, Events and Registration Specialist.
La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, TX
La Cantera Resort & Spa is inspired by the architecture of one of the largest and most famous ranches in the world, the King Ranch, located in South Texas. When you enter the lobby of La Cantera Resort & Spa, you’ll find that our lobby space was built to resemble the “Big House” at King Ranch. The wood beams in the ceiling, the roaring stone fireplace in the lobby and the look of Sire Bar’s rustic colors and furnishings, all tie back to the “Big House” at the King Ranch.
Henrietta’s Market, the grab-and-go store at our Texas Hill Country resort, also reflects the ranch's heritage. Henrietta King was the sole owner of the King Ranch for nearly 40 years, after her husband, Richard King died in 1885. She managed the ranch, its staff and cattle. Henrietta’s Market is named after her, the extraordinary woman who led and managed the famed ranch.
The Esparza Lawn is named after a Texas fighter who perished at the Alamo, Gregorio Esparza. Gregorio’s brother, Enrique, was a member of the Mexican Army, while Gregorio had moved his family to Texas and was at the Alamo when Santa Anna’s army arrived. Gregorio fought alongside the other Texans, dying during the battle. His brother Enrique learned that Gregorio had been in the battle and was allowed to find his brother’s body and give him a proper Christian burial. Gregorio was the only member of the Alamo defenders to receive a burial.
Emily’s Rose Court is named after the “Yellow Rose of Texas”, Emily Morgan. Emily Morgan was born a slave on James Morgan’s Plantation in Mississippi and was later brought to the Texas town of New Washington (just south of present day Houston). Emily was taken captive by the Mexican army in 1836 and Santa Anna took a liking to her. When Santa Anna located the Texas troops at SanJacinto, he set up camp only a mile away. Sam Houston located the Mexican Army and saw Santa Anna, with Emily Morgan, among the camp when he climbed a tree.
Entry and Exit Requirements
All Canadian citizens traveling by air to Texas must present one of the following valid documents:
- A passport, which must be valid until the date of expected departure; or
- NEXUS card when used at kiosks in participating airports.
The most important formality on entering another county is providing proof of your Canadian citizenship. Your Canadian passport is the best document to prove your Canadian citizenship and your right to return to Canada. Additional information is available from Passport Canada.
For more information, contact Anya Baker, Events and Registration Specialist