MEDIA ADVISORY: Payment leaders gather to discuss evolving payment landscape at The 2022 SUMMIT

OTTAWA, March 24, 2022 — Payments Canada is set to welcome more than 200 speakers and over 1,500 delegates to discuss the hot-button issues facing the payment industry at The 2022 SUMMIT, taking place virtually from April 26-28. 

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the global payment landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace -- and there are no signs of it slowing down. Consumer demand for increased competition is growing with greater attention from business leaders who are experiencing firsthand how a strategic approach to payments can help boost their bottom line.

With speakers representing diverse industry groups, financial institutions, fintechs, payment service providers, governments, and entrepreneurs - there is sure to be a lively discussion that covers a wide range of topics central to the evolution of payments in Canada and around the world.

The 2022 SUMMIT content themes include:

  • The dark side of payments
  • The future of payments is digital
  • The economics of payments
  • Consumer payments
  • Payments for global change    
  • The power of payments data

Notable speakers at The 2022 SUMMIT include:

  • The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, Government of Canada
  • John Hunter, Chief Executive of the Americas and UK Region at SWIFT
  • Octavia Howell, Chief Information Security Officer, Equifax Canada Co.
  • Jenny Winther, Secretary General of the Nordic Payments Council
  • Christine Bergeron, President & CEO, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
  • Nick Catino, Global Head of Policy and Campaigns, Wise
  • Jose Ribau, Executive Vice President, Digital and Innovation, Cadillac Fairview

Additional content and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Subscribe for news and updates about our growing agenda.

Members of the media are invited to attend. For complimentary media passes or media inquiries, please contact Victoria McMullen, Director of Marketing & Communications,

About Payments Canada

Payments Canada is a public purpose organization that owns and operates Canada’s payment systems, Lynx and the Automated Clearing Settlement System (ACSS). Payments Canada is responsible for the physical infrastructure and the associated bylaws, rules, and standards that support these systems. It also has a duty to promote the efficiency, safety, and soundness of Canada’s payment systems while taking into account the interests of end-users. In 2021, Payments Canada’s systems cleared and settled over $135 trillion—more than $539 billion every business day. Transactions that pass through these systems include debit card payments, pre-authorized debits, direct deposits, bill payments, wire payments and cheques initiated and received by Canadians and Canadian businesses. Payments Canada is working closely with the payment ecosystem to modernize Canada’s payment systems to ensure Canada and Canadian businesses remain globally competitive.