TSX Ignite 2016 Live Events Series Visits Halifax on May 10

First-ever market close ceremony in Nova Scotia on May 9

HALIFAX, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange continue this year's TSX Ignite live event series in Halifax on Tuesday, May 10.  On Monday, May 9, the Exchanges along with representatives from Clearwater Seafoods will close the market from Bedford.

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.

Market Close


Clearwater Seafoods

757 Bedford Highway

Bedford, Nova Scotia


Monday, May 9, 2016

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. AT


Welcome remarks

Celebratory Toast

15-second count down to closing

Closing of the market


Shaun McIver, Chief Client Officer, Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group

Ian D. Smith, CEO, Clearwater Seafoods

Live Event


Marriott Harbourfront

1919 Upper Water Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. AT


Welcome & Introduction

Delivering Great Pitches (panel)

Transitioning from a Start-Up to a Successful Company (fireside chat)

Preparing to Raise Money (panel)

Funding Options that You're Probably Ignoring (panel)

Thinking Big: The Success of Atlantic Canada (fireside chat)


Brad Langille, President & CEO, GoGold Resources Inc.

Travis McDonough, CEO, Kinduct Technologies

Stephen Nicolle, Board Member & Former CEO, STI Technologies Ltd.

Fred Ors, Acting CEO, Immunovaccine Inc.

Som Seif, President & CEO, Purpose Investments

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

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 Close: Media may pick up a feed from the Bell Toronto TOC (television operations centre) for the May 9, 2016 market close 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 3:57 p.m. ET/4:57 p.m. AT and the markets will open with the sound of a siren (the traditional market open on Toronto Stock Exchange) at 4:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. AT.

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.

SOURCE Toronto Stock Exchange

For further information: Catherine Kee, Manager, Corporate Communications, TMX Group, 416-814-8834, catherine.kee@tmx.com

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