President & CEO of LoyaltyOne Co. – parent company of The AIR MILES Reward Program – to headline Payments Canada SUMMIT in Toronto

LoyaltyOne’s Bryan Pearson joins other notable headliners including con-man turned cyber security expert Frank Abagnale – the subject of ‘Catch Me If You Can’

OTTAWA, May 2, 2018 – Bryan Pearson, President & CEO of LoyaltyOne Co., leading a global set of enterprises organized by Alliance Data including The AIR MILES Reward Program in Canada, BrandLoyalty, Precima, and LoyaltyOne Global Solutions, is the most recent addition to the star line-up at Canada’s largest payments conference: Payments Canada SUMMIT 2018.

Pearson joins the following notable roster of international payments and security heavy hitters:

  • Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of Estonia, co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain council
  • Frank Abagnale, renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert, bestselling author and subject of ‘Catch Me If You Can’
  • Bruce Ross, Group Head, Technology & Operations, RBC
  • Asheesh Birla, SVP of Product at blockchain startup Ripple
  • Ulku Rowe, Technical Director of Financial Services, Google Cloud
  • Bruce Croxon, host of The Disruptors on BNN and CTV

The SUMMIT takes place on May 9 – 11 and will cover all aspects of payments policy and payments-related technology. The event will feature leading experts in blockchain and cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, AI, social payments, quantum computing, Internet of Things, financial literacy and inclusion, and Canada’s own payments modernization program.

When:  May 9 -11, 2018

Where: The Beanfield Centre, 100 Princes' Blvd #1, Toronto ON, Canada

Media are invited to attend The SUMMIT.

For further information or to RSVP to attend, please contact: Tricia Weagant, Payments Canada,, 613-806-5168.

Follow us @PaymentsCanada #PayCanSummit.

About Payments Canada

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. Payments Canada is a proud supporter of the Catalyst Accord and The 30% Club.