Keynote Speakers



Keith Schaefer, Editor, Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin

Keith Schaefer is Editor and Publisher of the Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin. The Bulletin subscription service finds, researches, and profiles growing oil and gas companies that Mr. Schaefer buys himself, so Bulletin subscribers know he has his own money on the line.

Mr. Schaefer identifies oil and gas companies that have high growth rates, or have the potential for that – this usually means they have a large undeveloped land position in an area where either production costs are very low or production rates can be very high. They are covered by several research analysts, so there is research support and institutional money flow behind them.

Oil & Gas Investments


Eric Coffin, Editor, HRA Advisories

Eric Coffin, editor of HRA, looks for companies with the potential to at least double over one or two years based on asset growth and development of metals deposits for production or take over by larger companies. HRA also uncovers high risk/high potential exploration plays, the kind of “swing for the fences” trade that can yield returns of hundreds or even thousands of percent.  Eric and his late brother, David Coffin, were early proponents of the commodity super cycle and correctly called a rapid turn in the markets and positioned readers in early 2009 when most commentators were expecting years of bear markets. This broad experience and hard work helped to generate an average gain of over 183% for nearly 120 companies tracked in the 2003-2016 period, including 31 that were taken over by larger companies.

HRA Advisories


Tommy Humphreys, founder of

Tommy Humphreys is the founder and editor of CEO.CA, an influential publication and community dedicated to junior resource investing. CEO.CA features original interviews with junior mining executives, site visit reports, videos, breaking news, commentaries and more. Tommy is also the creator and host of – the investment conference in your pocket, also available as “CEO.CA” in iTunes and Google Play. Previously, Tommy founded the Pacific Website Company Inc., a web development firm focused on the financial industry. Tommy is a frequent business blogger for the likes of Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Business in Vancouver and of course, CA.



Guest Speaker




Andrew McCreath, CFA
President, CEO, and CIO

Andrew is Co-Founder of Forge First Asset Management Inc. His 25 years of investment industry experience includes more than 15 years of managing money during which time he was a founding shareholder of two successful money management organizations that were sold to larger organizations. After being a sell-side securities analyst at leading investment banks for 7 years, Andrew moved to the money management side of the business. He was a founding shareholder of Synergy Mutual Funds which was sold to CI Financial in October 2003. Andrew started his first hedge fund business, Waterfall Investments Inc., in April 2004 which was sold to Sentry Investments in August 2008 at which time Andrew joined the Sentry team. During his three years at Sentry, Andrew managed the Sentry Diversified Total Return Fund, winner of the 2011 Lipper Award for the Best Fund Over Three Years in the Canadian Focused Equity Category, and the Sentry Market Neutral LP, winner of the 2010 Morningstar Best Relative Value Hedge Fund (Gold in 2010). Once an entrepreneur and always an entrepreneur, Andrew left Sentry at the end of August 2011 to launch Forge First Asset Management. He is also a Market Commentator on BNN-TV, Canada’s only all-business television station (, and host of “Weekly with Andrew McCreath”.

Guest Speaker


Frank Holmes, Chairman, Hive Blockchain Technologies Ltd.


Renowned global investor Frank Holmes leads the HIVE board of directors and is contributing to the company’s vision and strategy. Frank is chief executive and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors, a leading mutual fund and asset management firm. Frank is a sought after keynote speaker at international investment conferences and a regular guest in business media. His Frank Talk CEO Blog is one of the most widely read in finance.

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