The 2024 Payments Canada SUMMIT kicks off with excitement, energy and readiness to collectively navigate the evolving payment landscape

There are still two days left to catch the best thinkers, leaders and innovators in payments at The SUMMIT.

The excitement was palpable at Toronto's Beanfield Centre on May 29 as delegates came together to build new relationships, reconnect with familiar faces and engage with exciting ideas at Canada’s premier payment event — The Payments Canada SUMMIT.

In her welcome remarks, Kristina Logue, Co-CEO (Interim) and Chief Financial Officer at Payments Canada spoke about the important role that each of us plays in shaping the payment landscape in Canada: “This is the place. Right here. Right now. No matter who you are or the role you play, this is a collective, this is a community and we are all here to make a stronger future in payments for Canada”.

There was much anticipation to hear from Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Super Bowl Champion and Medical Resident. In his keynote address, he shared his unique personal story about the importance of resiliency, teamwork and leadership — all critical drivers of large-scale transformation and imperative to the success of the payment industry. 

Highlights from day one include:

  • A keynote presentation from Jeremy Wilmot, the new President and CEO of Interac Corp. about the importance of embracing and advancing the “open era” in Canada to keep pace in the global economy.
  • A panel discussion about the importance of preserving financial stability and security while supporting innovation and growth with Sarah Paquet, Director and CEO of FINTRAC, Leah Anderson, President and CEO of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and Supriya Syal, Deputy Commissioner, Research, Policy and Education at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.
  • A compelling exchange of ideas on the Ideas Exchange stage about equity, access and inclusion in transit payments with Daniela Aubry, Deputy Chief, Payments Division at Metrolinx and Chair of Payments Canada’s Stakeholder Advisory Council.

Upcoming speakers you don’t want to miss:

  • Ron Morrow, Executive Director, Payments, Supervision and Oversight, Bank of Canada will present on the evolution of the Canadian payment ecosystem and upcoming changes to retail payments supervision (May 30, 11:10-11:35 AM).
  • Abraham Tachjian, Director, Digital Banking at PwC Canada, and Canada’s former Open Banking Lead, will speak to what’s next in Canada’s financial services frontier, including the road to open banking in Canada (May 31, 11:20 AM - 11:35 AM).
  • Mike Cook, Global Payments Lead at IBM, Jeff Henderson, Chief Technology Officer at Interac Corp., Rob Mayer, SVP, Payments at CGI and Jude Pinto, Co-CEO (Interim) and Chief Delivery Officer at Payments Canada will take the main stage to talk about the made in Canada approach to delivering the Real-Time Rail (RTR) (May 31, 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM)

Don’t miss out on two more days of dynamic and thought-provoking conversations with Canadian and international leaders across the payment ecosystem. Register now at

Can’t make it to Toronto? Take advantage of The SUMMIT digital experience for on-demand access to content central to the future of payments in Canada and around the world, including artificial intelligence, cyber security, faster payments and more. 

Read the recap from Day 3: The 2024 Payments Canada concludes with a shared vision: “Payments for Canada”

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