2017 Events & Conferences

May 15, 2017

Fintech Symposium: Redefining Global Financial Centres in a Fintech Era

The Toronto Region Board of Trade, in partnership with Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), is hosting a Global Financial Centres Symposium. The event will bring together key players to understand how to create a financial services eco-system in which fintech companies and traditional financial institutions can not only co-exist, but partner to position the region as a global financial centre. Participants will hear from a dynamic lineup of speakers and turn ideas into action.
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May 15, 2017

Discovery 2017

Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. Garnering over 3,400 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors in 2016, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment and water.
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May 1, 2017

Cardware 2017

Cardware is the premier payment conference for insights & networking for issuers, acquirers, merchants, brands, regulators, solution providers & other stakeholders. Cardware is where key domestic and international stakeholders connect in an intimate, highly focused forum to ask questions and share insights. This is where they explore opportunities to increase revenues, decrease costs and manage risk in a market that's constantly moving.
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April 3, 2017

Using China's Currency to Maximize Cost Savings

Canadian businesses trading with China can now reduce costs and gain a competitive advantage by transacting their payments in the Chinese currency, the Renminbi (RMB). Learn from a leading U.S. expert on how many international firms are taking advantage of this important opportunity.
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March 30, 2017

The New Paradigm of Financial Advice: New Technologies, New Regulations, New Business Models

The landscape for financial advice, in Canada as elsewhere in the world, stands on the brink of a profound transformation. This March, senior leaders will come together to tackle the public policy implications of this new landscape as it affects the access to financial advice for Canadians of all income and wealth levels.
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March 21, 2017

Expert Panel on Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is likely to have a substantial impact on the future of the global economy and is already changing money, business and the world. Through cryptographic security, it allows for companies and individuals to collaborate with an unprecedented degree of trust and transparency. Beyond bitcoins, it can be applied to everything from healthcare records and online voting to insurance claims and royalty payments. This opportunity will aid in finding synergies for future R&D collaborations, expertise, and programs. This panel will discuss these relevant issues and opportunities.

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March 8, 2017

Finance Cybersecurity Partnering Forum

Hosted by the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), the Finance Cybersecurity Partnering Forum will bring together Ontario's top financial institutions, fintech and cybersecurity SMEs, and academic institutions. The Forum will expand on themes and findings from the recent "Harnessing the cybersecurity opportunity for growth" report from Deloitte, feature solution-based case studies on talent development and collaboration models, and will provide the opportunity for one-on-one engagement with attendees.
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February 28, 2017

12th Annual Forum on Payments Compliance in Canada

Canada's financial services industry is under Federal review following the recent crisis and you need to be ready . Prepare for new trends, emerging financial and technological innovation and regulatory changes that will challenge existing business models, disrupt the consumer marketplace and present new emerging risks for all key stakeholders. Join us at The Canadian Institute's 12th Annual Forum on Payments Compliance in Canada for next step discussions on how we can achieve stability, efficiency and utility in the ever-evolving Payments ecosystem during these challenging and uncertain times.
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February 6, 2017

Ontario fintech trade mission to UK’s Finovate

The Ontario Ministry of International Trade is looking for 6 Ontario fintech companies to participate in the Ontario trade mission to the Finovate Europe Conference in London, UK, February 6-10, 2017. The cost will be C$1000/company. Finovate Europe attracts senior financial, banking and technology executives as well as media and venture capitalists from across the UK and Europe. The mission program will consist of B2B Meetings, conference attendance and networking events. Details Maureen.angus@ontario.ca or call Maureen at 416-314-2602.

February 1, 2017

Canadian Technology Accelerator Program in New York City February - June 2017

Are you a Canadian tech SME ready for the US market? Apply for the CTA Digital Tech program which is a five-month program run by the Canadian Consulate in New York that helps highpotential SME tech companies in: Ad Tech, FinTech, Big Data Analytics, Software-as-a-Service, ECommerce and Online Content.
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January 31, 2017

Ontario cyber security trade mission to Israel

The Ontario Ministry of International Trade in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv will be organizing an Ontario cybersecurity mission to participate in www.cybertechisrael.com 2017, which will be held in Tel Aviv, January 31 - February 1, 2017. Cybertech Israel is one of the most significant conference and exhibition of cyber technologies in the world, which provides attendees with a unique and special opportunity to get acquainted with the latest innovations and solutions featured by the international cyber community. The conference's main focuses are on networking, strengthening alliances and forming new connections. The Ontario government has booked 40 sqm of booth space to accommodate up to 8 companies with value added benefits such as B2B meetings, site visits, networking events and more for only $1,500. Registration deadline is November 14, 2016. Details: vitaly.paroshyn@ontario.ca or call (416)314-0915
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May 15, 2017
Fintech Symposium: Redefining Global Financial Centres in a Fintech Era

May 1, 2017
Cardware 2017

Apr 19, 2017
10,000 New Student Opportunities by End of 2020: Toronto Financial Services Alliance Launches Ambitious Pilot to Help Young Canadians Jump-Start Their Careers

Mar 9, 2017
RECAP: Finance Cybersecurity Partnering Forum

Feb 24, 2017
TFSA Welcomes New Member: DBRS



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