The 2023 Payments Canada SUMMIT closes with a call to action to work as “one team, one payment ecosystem”
The 2023 Payments Canada SUMMIT concluded today, marking the end of Payments Canada’s largest event to date. Over the course of two-and-a-half days, more than 250 speakers and over 1,800 delegates from across the payment industry participated in more than 100 sessions across six different content themes, either in-person or virtually.
This year’s impressive roster of experts lined up to offer insights on the broad spectrum of issues and topics that are influencing the future of payment products, policy, services and processing. Topics discussed included open banking, digital ID, real-time payments, ISO 20022, fraud, cyber security and much more.
The event closed with remarks from Garry Foster, the Chair of Payments Canada’s Board of Directors. In his parting words, Mr. Foster called on the payment industry to work together to deliver future payment innovations — including real-time payments — for the benefit of all Canadians: “We’re developing a real-time payment system that will be secure and reliable. It will be inclusive; it will fulfill a public purpose mandate of providing a level playing field for all. We are confident that this is achievable for Canadians. But only if we work together as one team, one payment ecosystem.”
The success of this year’s event would not have been possible without support from the speakers, sponsors and delegates who came together in person and online to discuss the future of payments in Canada and around the globe.
We look forward to seeing everyone next year at The 2024 Payments Canada SUMMIT taking place from May 29 to 31 in Toronto. Details about next year’s event will be shared in the coming weeks. Subscribe to The SUMMIT newsletter — your source for exclusive updates on Canada’s premier payment event.