2017 Events & Conferences

October 26, 2017

Mission to Japan Financial Information Technology Expo 2017

Ontario Fintech and Cyber Security companies interested in Japanese finance sector are invited to participate to the mission free of charge. Mission members will obtain Japanese financial market information, exhibit at Canadian FinTech Corner on the Financial Information Technology (FIT) Expo 2017 (organized by the Japan Financial News) and the only trade show solely focused on the finance sector in Japan), and attend pre-arranged B2B meetings with Japanese companies. Contact Wenbo.Pan@ontario.ca asap.

October 18, 2017

Japan Fintech Seminar

JETRO Toronto will host a seminar(8:00-10:00, JETRO Toronto office) on the Fintech market in Japan on October 18 in Toronto, during the sibos conference period. The event is designed to highlight the opportunities for Canadian Fintech companies in Japan and the opportunities to work with Japanese partners to develop solutions for Japanese market. Featured Speakers include executives from Finolab/ISI Dentsu as well as Mizuho Bank . For more details, contact Wenbo.Pan@ontario.ca

September 28, 2017

Finance Cybersecurity Partnering Forum

TFSA and OCE are running a special partnering forum on 28th September 2017, which aims to identify potential partners under the recently launched Cybersecurity Fintech Innovation Pilot Program (CFIPP). This event is designed for financial institutions, fintechs and academia that have a strong interest and expertise in the fields of finance and cybersecurity. To register please click on the below link.

September 17, 2017

Going Global: IEDC 2017 Annual Conference

The 2017 Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada will be all about going global. It is the first IEDC Annual Conference outside of the United States. The conference will focus on how to connect, collaborate and create at the global level to contribute to the transformation of local, state and regional economies. With the emergence of new global markets, communities need to work together to encourage competition and advance economic growth. This is a must-attend event for economic developers.
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June 27, 2017

Canada's AI Summit

Join the Consulate General of Canada in New York on June 27th for a networking session on Canada's rich innovation history and the global economic impact of AI. The Summit will bring together tech companies, entrepreneurs, VCs, and academia focused on AI, and will consist of a keynote and panel discussion on AI solutions in the real world.
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May 31, 2017

Canadian Fintech Start-Up Corner at Sibos 2017: Call for Applications

Sibos 2017 is coming to Canada October 16th - 19th. Local startups, active in the payments space, securities markets, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance, are invited to apply for one of 32 spots to exhibit in the Canadian FinTech Corner of the Canada Lounge at Sibos 2017. A two-day pass for two people is available at a reduced cost, and includes a host of benefits, including boot camps with top FinTech advisers and on-site support from the Trade Commissioner Service. The nationwide selection process is competitive, and those interested must apply by 31st May (end of day).
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May 19, 2017

Discussion with Dubai International Financial Centre

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP with be hosting a breakfast discussion with Ali Hassan, Senior VP Business Development for the Dubai International Financial Centre. Ali will be discussing recent developments and opportunities for the Canadian Financial Services sector.
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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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