Day one of The 2022 Payments Canada SUMMIT kicks off with some of the biggest names in payments
Payment leaders representing diverse industry groups unite to discuss and debate the future of payments in Canada.
More than 200 speakers and over 1,800 delegates from across the payment ecosystem gathered virtually on opening day of The 2022 SUMMIT to discuss a wide range of topics central to the evolution of payments in Canada.
Day one began with welcome remarks from Tracey Black, Payments Canada’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Her remarks centered around what the payment ecosystem achieved in 2021 and the opportunities that lie ahead in 2022 and 2023 as new payment infrastructure, technology, rules and regulations are implemented. The importance of developing talent within the payment industry was also emphasized as a key theme to ensure the Canadian economy remains strong. View Tracey Black’s opening remarks.
There was much excitement to hear from Abraham Tachjian, Canada's new open banking lead. In an interactive discussion with Andrew McFarlane, Payments Canada's Chief External Relations Officer, they explored open banking around the world, the timeline for adoption and the next steps to make open banking a reality in Canada.
There are still two days left to catch Canada's best thinkers, visionaries and disruptors at The SUMMIT. Anticipated speakers over the next two days include:
- The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, MP, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance
- Keith Martell, President & CEO, First Nations Bank of Canada
- Sarah Paquet, Director & CEO of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)
- Faye Pang, Country Manager, Canada, Xero
- Michael Abbott, Senior Managing Director, Global Banking Lead, Accenture
From the newest innovations, like artificial intelligence and contactless commerce, to emerging trends, like central bank digital currency and buy now, pay later, The 2022 SUMMIT will leave delegates with a better understanding of how the industry continues to grow, accelerate and forge a sustainable path forward.
Interested in being part of these meaningful and relevant conversations? There’s still time to register.