Opportunity to Join the Ontario Trade Mission to RESI New York City - November 15, 2017

Deadline is August 11, 2017

The Export Services Branch, Ontario Ministry of International Trade, is organizing a Trade Mission to the RESI Conference, November 15, 2017, Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City, New York.  This Trade Mission will be able to accommodate a maximum of ten Ontario companies.

The RESI Conference

The RESI Conference, organized by Boston-based Life Science Nation (LSN), will be of interest to early stage biotech, medtech, and HIT companies seeking investment and partners. For more information about the Life Science Nation organization and the RESI Conference, please visit:  www.lifesciencenation.org.  

Why Attend

The RESI Conference has been designed to bring together fundraising CEOs and early stage investors from around the world.  Participants on the Ontario Trade Mission will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with investors and potential partners, take the pulse on the latest biotech and medtech investment trends, hear from investment and company executives, present their company’s value proposition to investors, and network with peers and potential partners.   

RESI attracts a wide range of investor categories, including: angel syndicates, family offices and private wealth firms, corporate venture capitalists, venture philanthropy groups, foundations and endowments, big pharma and virtual pharma companies, mid-level private equity firms, government organizations, and venture capital investors.                                                                                                                                 Business Partnering/Investor Meetings

The Partnering/Investor Meetings will be arranged directly through LSN’s partnering system.  Participants will be able to filter by: sector, indication and phase of development in order to identify the most appropriate investors for their specific interest.  Companies will be able to schedule up to 16 meetings for a maximum period of 30 minutes each.  Life Science Nation will advise you when the Partnering opens.

Location and Time of Conference

The Conference will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway, New York City, NY, from 7:00 am -7:00 pm.

Hotel Accommodation

Information about hotel suggestions will be posted on the conference website.  You may wish to start looking for accommodation which is very expensive in New York City.  Several companies in the past have opted for Airbnb/guest house accommodation given the expense of hotels in New York.

Participation Fee

The non-refundable fee to participate on the Trade Mission is C $ 300.00.  The fee covers the participation for one company representative and includes attendance at all conference sessions, participation in the Partnering meetings, all networking, social events and meals where specified.  Additional company personnel are welcome to attend at the fee of US $995.00 if registered before September 29, 2017.  Please advise me if you are planning to register additional colleagues.  

Please be advised that in the unlikely event that a company cancels its participation after acceptance and payment of registration fees by the Ministry to Life Science Nation, the company will be invoiced for the full amount of the RESI registration fee minus the participation fee paid.    


If you wish to participate on the Ontario Mission, please submit the attached registration form and participation fee to Patricia Cosgrove at the address below no later than August 11, 2017.  Please make your cheque payable to the Minister of Finance.  


Patricia Cosgrove
Area Director, USA/Health Industries
Export Services Branch
Ontario Ministry of International Trade
900 Bay Street, 5th Floor Hearst Block
Toronto, Ontario  M7A 2E1
Tel: (416) 212-1030

Download the form here