Events Calendar

Below is a list of upcoming events relevant to our industry. If you would like to add an event to our calendar, please send details to info@actcda.com.

ACT Canada Payments August Meetup

August 13th, 2019

Duke of Westminster | 77 Adelaide St. W | Toronto | M5X 1A6

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Open Banking: The Consumers’ Point of View
with Jaime Cabrera, Market Strategy and Understanding at Ipsos

 

When making purchases or carrying out daily banking tasks, consumers and small business generate a stream of information based on their individual transactions. This financial transaction data is currently held and controlled by individual financial institutions. Open banking is a framework where consumers and businesses can authorize third party financial service providers to access their financial transaction data, using secure online channels. In the same way that the smartphone revolutionized our day to day banking and payments activity, Open Banking could have a similar and possibly greater impact on the way we manage our financial lives.

 

Following the launch of Open Banking in the UK last year, a number of countries are moving towards introducing it for their banking systems.  Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Hong Kong and Singapore are amongst the countries moving towards the introduction of Open Banking and the Government of Canada is conducting a review into the merits of Open Banking.

 

In an Open Banking world, Canadians would decide how their personal financial information is used and what third-party providers can gain access to their data. That could make taking out a loan, opening a bank account and applying for a mortgage much easier to do. Open Banking is touted as a driver to encourage more choice and value for customers and create opportunities for new products and  improved services. Do consumers feel the same way?

 

Ipsos Canada has released the Open Banking Report, an in-depth study that looks at what Canadians think about Open Banking. Join the discussion or come to learn the types of services Canadians are most interested in, why the value these services and who they trust with their financial data.

ACT Canada Payments September Meetup

September 10th, 2019

Duke of Westminster | 77 Adelaide St. W | Toronto | M5X 1A6

4:30pm - 6:30pm

These meetups are to provide a regular meeting place for the payments community to discuss issues facing our industry.

 

The format is a 15-20 minute discussion, led by a subject matter expert, followed by drinks and conversation about the topic. The bi-monthly meetups will be held at a downtown Toronto location, from 4:30-6:30pm.

 

These meetups are open to anyone with an interest in payments and will involve many different stakeholder groups.

ACT Canada Forum 2019

October 7th, 2019

MaRS Discovery District | South Tower | 101 College Street | Suite 110 | Toronto | M5G 1L7

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The themes for the 2019 Forum are:

  • Who’s Really Disrupting Payments?
  • Big Tech Players & Their Hold On Customers
  • Privacy & Data Sovereignty
  • Big Data & Decisioning
  • Digital Commerce Enablement
  • Regulations as Blockers To Innovation
  • Digital Identity & Changes in the Canadian Market
  • Payment Insights: The Insiders Debate What’s Really Happening in our Market

 

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ACT Canada Payments December Meetup

December 10th, 2019

Duke of Westminster | 77 Adelaide St. W | Toronto | M5X 1A6

4:30pm - 6:30pm

These meetups are to provide a regular meeting place for the payments community to discuss issues facing our industry.

 

The format is a 15-20 minute discussion, led by a subject matter expert, followed by drinks and conversation about the topic. The bi-monthly meetups will be held at a downtown Toronto location, from 4:30-6:30pm.

 

These meetups are open to anyone with an interest in payments and will involve many different stakeholder groups.

Industry Events

FinTech Canada

August 14th, 2019

MaRS Discovery District | 101 College St | Toronto | M5G 1L7 

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The FinTech Canada (http://www.fintechcanada.com/), hosted by the Digital Finance Institute (http://www.digitalfinanceinstitute.org), is Canada’s leading FinTech event, being held to recognize Canada’s emergence as an FinTech leader and bringing together global thought leaders in Financial Technology to advance the dialogue on the global FinTech and Blockchain revolution.

 

Please register for Canada’s 5th Annual National FinTech Conference at www.fintechcanada.com. We look forward to seeing you at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on August 14, 2019!

Mobile Payments Conference

August 26th - 28th, 2019

Swissôtel | Chicago | USA

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MPC19, the 13th Mobile Payments Conference, is set for August 26-28 at the Swissôtel Chicago. This year’s theme, “Global Commerce in Motion: Enabling Frictionless Mobile Payments,” will focus on the impact of the 5G revolution on mobile commerce and removing friction from the payments process for users and merchants.

In its ninth year, the Mobile Payments Conference is the premier annual conference and exhibition on the future of alternative payments worldwide. MPC is known for bringing together thought leaders, innovators and decision-makers from financial, technology, government, retail, marketing and mobile industries to discuss the evolution of the payments industry. Attendees benefit from access to the world’s foremost experts in emerging payments and commerce, blockchain and digital currencies, cybersecurity and consumer privacy, customer experience and loyalty, and customer engagement and marketing.

Visit the conference website here for more information.

Operational Excellence Week Canada

October 21st - 24th, 2019

The Old Mill | Toronto 

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Join us at Operational Excellence Week Canada – where over 150 senior leaders will help show you how to drive enterprise operational excellence. This year’s program will help you eliminate inefficiencies in your operations, drive customer excellence, harness digital transformation and build a sustainable culture of operational excellence.

Taking place October 21-24, 2019 in Toronto – thought leaders from over 150 global companies will inspire you to:

  • Align strategy with operations
  • Determine a clear path between process and value
  • Create a culture of operational excellence
  • Fortify your change management processes
  • Take corrective action now to improve areas of operational weakness
  • Implement enterprise transformation initiatives with speed and certainty

We have added all new tracks on Ledership & Culture, Process Excellence, Business Transformation, Lean, Customer Excellence, Digital Excellence and Operations Management Systems.

Download the event agenda to find out more >> https://bit.ly/2WIMzXs

The global speaker line-up features world class leaders from TD, Hydro One, PepsiCo, Maple Leaf Foods, Air Canada, Sick Kids, Sanofi Pasteur, Duke Energy and many more  – all speaking on this year’s agenda and there to guide you on your business transformation journey.

Money20/20 USA

October 27th - 30th, 2019

The Venetian | The Palazzo | Las Vegas | NV | USA

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Money20/20 USA is the most anticipated Payments, FinTech and Financial Services event. It’s the premier platform where the entire ecosystem unites to create and revolutionize the disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend, invest, protect, share and borrow money. In 2018, we drew thousands of leaders, speakers, and disruptors to Vegas for the most productive four days on the industry calendar.

At each Money20/20 event we immerse attendees in groundbreaking learnings, thought-provoking discourse, unparalleled networking opportunities, and the chance to be a catalyst of change at the epicentre of the revolution our industry is facing. As this increasingly complex industry grows and develops, Money20/20 continues to be the place where business happens; it’s where collaboration is fostered, helping individuals and organizations of all sizes achieve their goals and grow.

It’s a truly unique experience that unites leaders to seize new business opportunities, build connections, discover new companies and learn the latest disruptions – ultimately driving lasting change in the future of money.