Sibos 2017 will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between 16 and 19 October.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada’s financial sector is recognised as one of the world’s strongest.
In 2014, the country’s banking system was ranked #1 in the world for financial strength by Moody’s. Toronto’s reputation and its financial institutions are underpinned by Canada’s ranking as the world’s soundest banking system six years in a row by the World Economic Forum (2008-2013).
A rich heritage
The city’s flourishing financial services industry is powered by a multilingual, multicultural, and diverse talent base – with its population speaking over 100 different languages. The name ‘Toronto’ derives from Native American language, and the city is a patchwork of former colonial villages, featuring a number of historical sites.
Toronto to this day remains a mosaic of many cultures, which span Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
A celebration of innovation
Toronto also boasts an innovative economy. More than a quarter of all Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in financial services is related to FinTech. R&D activity is greater than in any other single jurisdiction in Canada.
The city’s mix of stability and innovation ensures that Toronto is the ideal host for Sibos 2017, as thousands of delegates come together to discuss the future of the industry.
This will be the second Sibos to take place in the city, following its successful debut in 2011. Sibos will be held in the midst of significant celebrations, with 2017 marking Canada’s 150 year anniversary.
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is well-suited to an event of Sibos’ scale. As the only venue to have hosted both a G20 and a G7 summit, it’s used to welcoming leaders from around the world. The team is comprised of top-class event professionals, from highly-rated convention services staff to an award-winning culinary team.
A city of opportunities
The convention centre is within a 10 minute walk of most of the city’s major attractions.
It’s served by convenient and accessible transport links, so delegates will have the opportunity to explore Toronto’s avant-garde architecture and bustling shopping districts. At night, the city comes alive with a wide range of arts and entertainment that reflect the myriad cultures.
The famous harbour front cityscape, set against Lake Ontario, is dominated by the CN Tower – the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. Take a trip to the top for a fresh perspective of the new world.
Please mark your calendars, Money20/20 will be held at The Venetian | The Palazzo and Sands Convention Center at The Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on October 23-26, 2016 and October 22-25, 2017.
Money20/20 Europe will be held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 26-28, 2017.
Money20/20 is the world's biggest, boldest and best event covering payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
With 10,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000 CEOs, from 3,000 companies and 75 countries, expected at our 2016 U.S. event, Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
Finovate is the only conference series focused exclusively on showcasing the best and most innovative new financial and banking technologies. Finovate conferences consistently attract large, high-impact audiences of senior financial and banking executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers, regulators, and entrepreneurs.
We’re excited to be moving to the San Jose Convention Center on April 26 & 27, 2017.
Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose is not only a hotbed for financial technology and innovative entrepreneurs, but the venue hosts many leading conventions, trade shows, and technology events each year. Plus, it's conveniently located 10 minutes from the San Jose Airport, within easy walking distance of the many hotels & restaurantsin downtown San Jose, and within 40 minutes of San Francisco.
Thought Leader Presentation - “What an Insurer Must Do To Retain Clients” - Sue Britton, CEO & Founder, Fin+Tech Growth Syndicate
The global insurance industry – which generates nearly $5 trillion in revenue – is at risk of losing a share of this market to new entrants entering the market with new technology, unique business models and strong go-to-market strategies. The banking industry has invested more than $19 Billion in new FinTech start-ups. While banking has been disrupted at a faster pace than insurance, the new entrants see insurance as a similar target.
New entrants are leveraging new technologies and offering a better understanding of customer expectations. Some of the newcomers are helping incumbents deliver better end products, while others are direct competitors.
This session will describe what steps an incumbent must take to address the threat. If you choose to partner with the new entrants, how do you work with start-ups? What are some of the new business models you need to consider and new ways to generate revenues? How can you leap-frog other industries that are just responding to this changing market?
FinTech Leadership Series on Regulatory Sandboxes & RegTech with Special Guest Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Digital Finance Institute is hosting a series of leadership dialogues to advance thought leadership for FinTech. This first dialogue includes a presentation by Kosta Peric, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, credited with being the creator of the Regulatory Sandbox.
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The 2nd Annual Canadian FinTech Awards is taking place during one of the most disruptive periods in the financial services industry.
Come celebrate innovation in financial services and all the players in the space that are embracing the future technology and consumer demands in FinTech.
In Canada, there are thousands of organizations and individuals taking part in creating a vibrant ecosystem of start-ups, incumbent technology companies, academic programs, public-private partnerships, accelerators, incubators, entrepreneurial networks, consultancies, professional services firms, investors…..and of course, the established financial institutions such as the banks, insurance companies, credit unions, wealth management companies and many others engaged in providing financial services to consumers.
The Awards have been designed to celebrate the best of the best who are leading, changing, partnering and growing our industry and helping to make Canada a leading FinTech ecosystem.
Register at www.canadianfintechawards.org
Sue Britton, 2016 FinTech Awards Chair, Advisor, Digital Finance Institute
Christine Duhaime, Executive Director & Founder, Digital Finance Institute
CIX FinTECH will bring together global financial services decision makers and Canada’s fintech entrepreneurs in an environment of education, constructive debate and collaboration. CIX FinTECH will showcase Canada’s hottest fintech startups in banking, investing, insurance, lending, payments and other financial services technology.
CIX FinTECH will attract the key influencers in Canada’s fintech community including senior executives from banking, service providers, fintech companies, investors and media and influencers internationally.
Join us for a night of learning and networking with presentations from Toronto Region's leading tech entrepeneurs. This month presenters include: Nikolai Bratkovski, co-founder of Opencare , Lauren van Wyngaarden, co-founder of Diligen Software, Andew Mawer, co-founder of Bitmaker Labs, Ali and Alex DeBold, co-founders of Chick Advisor, Bianca Lopes of bioconnect and Janice Taylor of Mazu. Hack of the Month from Dose.
Join the TechTO Community to meet and learn from Toronto’s technology leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts.
Sue Britton, CEO FinTech Growth Syndicate will be speaking on the panel at this event.
From Apple Pay to robo-advisors that provide investment advice, recent technological innovations are beginning to change the way Canadians bank and key stakeholders in the financial services industry have taken notice. Within the past six years, more than 100 start-ups have formed in the Canadian FinTech sector and, over the same period, the industry has collectively raised more than $1 billion in funding.
However, the rapid adoption of digital financial services has also raised questions on whether regulations should be imposed to combat foreseeable risks.
During this program, our panellists will discuss:
- What is FinTech and how it will change the way Canadians bank;
- How does FinTech fit into the Canada’s financial regulatory environment and how will it adapt; and,
- The latest trends and developments in FinTech.
Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:30 pm.
The FinTech Growth Syndicate is pleased to be facilitating an invitation-only event to meet Bob Ferguson, Head of Project Innovate, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), UK, and Henry Long and Gilda Carbone from the UK Department of International Trade.
There is much discussion in Canada about the leadership role the UK is playing in global FinTech landscape, and of the FCA’s launch of Project Innovate and the resulting Innovation Hub and Regulatory Sandbox. Bob Ferguson will be on hand at this event, to share his perspectives and answer questions from a select group of invited senior Financial Services and FinTech leaders in Canada.
Some areas of discussion will be:
* Key learnings, successes, and failures, as you have navigated public and private stakeholders over the past 2 years?
* Approaches the FCA uses to balance the need for competition, consumer choice and financial sector stability with the Innovation Hub and Regulatory Sandbox?
* Ways Canada and the FCA might work together to benefit both regions when it comes to innovating with emerging FinTechs?
* Insight and advice for financial services, network and association executives regarding the most important areas of strategic focus in regards to innovation?
Connecting Industry Problems With Machine Learning Startup Innovations: MLX Fintech Conference: Making financial services more secure, faster, easier and cheaper through machine learning, a one day event taking place on Wednesday, October 26, 2016
All of our speakers are from Financial Services and direct suppliers to Financial Services, who are currently using machine learning to enhance their services to financial institutions. You will join a guided exploration of how machine learning predictive analytics will kick start the financial services client experience from average to the delightful level. You will gain an understanding direct from innovative startups which have developed machine learning applications that enhance risk management for banks, insurance companies and asset managers. Come and learn about how the practical, here and now, applications of machine learning are creating an exciting new future for Financial Services and their clients.
The world’s biggest, boldest and best event covering payments & financial services innovation, bringing together 10,000+ attendees, including 1,000+ CEOs and 500+ speakers from 3,000+ companies and 75 countries.
The Canada FinTech Forum is a unique annual gathering organized by Finance Montréal whose primary objective is to identify and develop business opportunities for the global financial services and information technology industries. The Canada FinTech Forum also seeks to discover new talents, facilitate networking, raise interest towards new IT trends applied to finance and promote Canada's financial technology expertise.
#FintechO2O began in 2015 as a monthly meetup in Hong Kong co-organized by Cyberport and NexChange. The idea was simple – to bring together like-minded professionals who recognize the impact of technology on traditional finance. Now in its second year, the initiative has grown into a global series.
This inaugural meetup in Toronto, in partnership with the DMZ at Ryerson University, is intended to unite the local fintech ecosystem. Join us to hear industry experts discuss fintech issues of fundraising, founding team dynamics and increasing headcount, legal and regulatory policies, and strategies for selling into large financial institutions.
Everyone with an interest or stake in the future of banking and financial technology should come to FinovateFall. This includes anyone who is responsible for developing or marketing new products, anyone who needs to keep up to date on the latest innovations in the industry, and anyone who can benefit from the opportunity to view in-depth demos from cutting-edge startups and leading established companies.
Presenters at Finovate events run the gamut of financial technology. Some areas that have been covered at past Finovate events are: debit rewards, alternative payments, person-to-person (P2P) lending, new marketing tools, security solutions, big data, mobile apps, social investing, personal financial management, youth banking, credit, and next-generation online banking platforms.
Radical Change: Transforming the Future & Funding of Female Entrepreneurs Vicki Saunders Founder, SheEO
In 2015, Vicki was the only Canadian named as one of the World’s top 100 Most Influential Leaders amongst a roster of notable women including Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Oprah Winfrey. She has spoken regularly for TedX and the World Economic Forum in Davos. On September 07th, Vicki Saunders kicks of the Fall Season of the Women of Influence Evening Series to share the radical ways she is putting her philosophy into practice.
If you are an entrepreneur or investor, this event provides an unprecedented opportunity to access one of the most inspiring trailblazers in the industry
The 2nd Annual #FinTechTO Conference by the DFI
FinTech continues to disrupt banking, lending, payments and finance. Canada is emerging as a FinTech hub with startups attracting sizable investments. The Digital Finance Institute, Canada's prestigious FinTech think tank, is proud to support the development of FinTech in Canada with #FinTechTO. Join us for a day of engaging discussion and insight from many of the world's leaders in FinTech. http://www.fintechtoronto.org/
FintechTO is a community for innovators in the financial technology sector. Each bi-monthly meetup will feature candid conversations, laid-back networking and a healthy dose of beer.
THE CROWD: Toronto’s fintech founders, innovators and advocates.
THE FORMAT: Mingling & drinks > community open mic > panel/keynotes > mingling & drinks > shenanigans.
THE VIBE: Fun, friendly & relaxed with complementary food & drinks
THE TOPIC: We're kicking off this series with keynotes focused on growth in the fintech sector - "The Origin Stories of Later-Stage Fintech Companies."
THE PRESENTERS: To be announced.
Interested in getting involved? We're always on the hunt for great volunteers, speakers, sponsors and demo products to showcase at each event. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
McCarthy Tétrault and the Digital Finance Institute co-host Canada’s first event honouring Women In FinTech
Please join us on August 16, 2016, for an exclusive wine & cheese networking event with FinTech leaders in Canada. We will be welcoming and celebrating leading women in FinTech who are helping shape the future of finance and supporting Canada’s role in the creation of FemTechLeaders.comand the DFI’s Annual Women In FinTech White Paper published by SWIFT.
For questions regarding this event, please contact Sangeetha Karalamoorthy.
Presentations by Vitaly Pecherskiy from StackAdapt, Joelle MacPhee from Ooka Island, Damien Véran from SlimCutMedia, Benjamin Alarie from Blue J Legal and Saul Colt.
Join the TechTO Community to meet and learn from Toronto’s tech leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts.
TechToronto Meetup brings together Toronto’s tech leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts.
+ the crowd:
Toronto’s smart, fun, creative tech community
+ the speakers:
highly curated leaders & innovators sharing their expertise & experiences through 5 minute TED style presentations
+ the format:
mingling & drinks > demos & showcases > community open mic > presentations > mingling & drinks
+ the vibe:
fun, friendly & relaxed with complementary food & drinks
+ the goal:
collectively advance our city’s booming tech scene