TORONTO, ON, March 23, 2018 — Canadian entrepreneur, former Dragon’s Den dragon and current host of The Disruptors on BNN and CTV, Bruce Croxon will host Canada’s largest payments related event—The Payments Canada SUMMIT 2018.
“Bruce Croxon hosting The SUMMIT reflects that payments matter now more than ever,” said Justin Ferrabee, COO of Payments Canada. “Technology and the Canadian entrepreneurial spirit are transforming the way we pay. Bruce is an accomplished entrepreneur whose analysis and views will bring a unique context to a compelling roster of topics, keynotes and panelists at what has become one of the Canadian financial sector’s largest and most anticipated events.”
This year’s event—which is expected to attract 1,500 industry delegates and over 150 speakers—will be held in Toronto, Ontario, at the Beanfield Centre from May 9 - 11, 2018. For further details and registration information, visit thesummit.ca.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be hosting this year’s SUMMIT,” said Bruce Croxon. “The payments sector is in a transformational moment and it’s going to be fun to have a front row seat at what has become the epicentre for changing Canadian payments.”
About Bruce Croxon
Digital Innovator Finding & Investing in the Next Canadian Wave
Bruce Croxon made his mark as a digital pioneer by co-founding Lavalife and revolutionizing how people connect. Under his direction, he grew this early tech start-up into the marquee brand in online dating with over two million users. Partner, chairman and CEO, Croxon helped lead the company’s growth from four to 600 employees, and achieving revenue of just under $100 million. After its spectacular rise, he led the sale of the company for $180 million dollars. Since that time, Bruce has been active as both an investor and advisor in early stage companies in the technology and hospitality sectors, continuing to expand the reach of his entrepreneurial successes. As an ex-Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, he adds a broad range of businesses and products to his portfolio that tap into his passion for digital media, health and marketing. Croxon currently helms Round13, a company dedicated to investment in growth stage digital Canadian companies. He currently co-hosts The Disruptors on BNN and CTV, a weekly show spotlighting Canadian business and believes our entrepreneurs can hold their own with anyone in the world.
About Payments Canada
Payments Canada is executing far-reaching plans to modernize the payments infrastructure and rules that underpin financial transactions in Canada. The goal is to create a platform for innovation, enabling new and exciting ways for Canadians to pay for goods and services, transfer money and exchange data about their payments.
Payments Canada ensures that financial transactions in Canada are carried out safely and securely each day. The organization underpins the Canadian financial system and economy by owning and operating Canada’s payment clearing and settlement infrastructure, including associated systems, bylaws, rules and standards. The value of payments cleared by Payments Canada’s systems in 2017 was approximately $50 trillion or $200 billion every business day. These encompass a wide range of payments made by Canadians and businesses involving inter-bank transactions, including those made with debit cards, pre-authorized debits, direct deposits, bill payments, wire payments and cheques.
For more information please visit payments.ca or join the conversation at #modernpayments.