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November 26, 2014 09:00 ET

Cantech Investment Conference Welcomes Amaya Inc. CEO David Baazov as Keynote

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2014) - The second annual Cantech Investment Conference, "Cantech 15" will put the spotlight squarely on Canada's next-generation of technology leaders. Canada's tech scene has been transformed by the emergence of dozens of exciting and impactful new companies that will soon become household names, both here and abroad.

Cantech Letter and Cambridge House International are pleased to announce the third of several keynotes that will be featured on two stages throughout the day-long conference at The Toronto Convention Centre on January 15, 2015: David Baazov, CEO of Amaya Inc..

"I am pleased to welcome David to Cantech 15," said Cantech Letter Founding Editor Nick Waddell. "Amaya's recent rise, capped with the acquisition of the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands, has been meteoric."

Since starting Amaya's business in the mid-2000s, Mr. Baazov has guided Amaya into the world's largest publicly traded online gaming company through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. In August, 2014, Amaya completed the transformative acquisition of the Oldford Group, the world's largest poker business comprised of online games and tournaments, live poker tours and events, live poker rooms in major casinos, and poker programming created for television and online audiences. This B2C business operates the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands, which collectively hold a majority of the global liquidity market share in online poker. It is also the largest producer of live poker events around the world, with brands including the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour.

Amaya went public on the TSX Venture Exchange in July, 2010 before graduating to the TSX in October, 2013. In September, 2014, the company was added to the S&P/TSX Composite Index. The company is the second largest TSX-listed technology company by market cap in Québec, as of October 31, 2014.

The industry and business community have taken note of Amaya's success and have recognized Mr. Baazov with numerous awards, including Ernst & Young's 2013 Québec EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Information Technology category and the inclusion of Mr. Baazov on Gaming Intelligence's Hot 50 list in 2012 for the most talented, innovative and inspiring people working in online gaming. Notably, in 2013, Mr. Baazov was named Cantech Letter's TSX Tech Company CEO of the Year and Amaya was named TSX Tech Stock of the Year. In 2012, Mr. Baazov was named Cantech Letter's TSX Venture Tech Company CEO of the Year and Amaya was named TSX Tech Stock of the Year for Amaya.

Mr. Baazov, 34, was raised in Montréal where he continues to live with his wife and four children.

About Cantech Letter

Founded in 2008 by Nick Waddell, Cantech Letter is an online magazine dedicated to Canadian tech stocks and startups. The site features contributions from some of Canada's top technology analysts and thought leaders.

About Cambridge House International Inc.

Founded in 1995 Cambridge House International Inc. has grown to be the world leader in producing investment conferences held throughout North America. Cambridge House Conferences bring industries together for impactful two-day events where attendance includes novice to expert retail, accredited and institutional investors. The conferences are a monumental place for networking, education and investment discovery.

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