Media Advisory: Canada’s largest payments conference set to bring together payments leaders on innovation, collaboration and change

OTTAWA, May 12, 2016 – From the smallest FinTech startups to the biggest financial institutions, the Canadian Payments Association (CPA) is bringing together diverse payment perspectives to forge paths for future change at Payments Panorama 2016.

Leaders from across the payments landscape will gather at Canada’s largest payments conference, June 15-17 in Calgary. More than 90 speakers are set to take the stage and over 500 delegates - representing industry groups, financial institutions, payment providers, governments, and entrepreneurs - will be in attendance for what is sure to be a lively discussion of payments disruption, policy, innovation and opportunity.

When: June 15-17, 2016
Where: Westin Calgary & Metropolitan Conference Centre, Calgary, Alberta

Keynote speakers include:

Key topics:

  • Payments for Generation Z – Are the banks keeping up
  • Big Data for good? What to do with the sea of mobile data
  • Working with FinTech disruptors
  • Digital currencies – Bitcoin and the blockchain
  • Cybersecurity in Financial Services


In partnership with the Digital Finance Institute (DFI) and the British Columbia Technology Industries Association, Payments Panorama will showcase Canada’s first FinTech Cup, where Canadian FinTech start-ups compete for a $25,000 prize purse, Dragon’s Den style. Five finalists will pitch their concept before a jury of industry leaders from BitGold, 500 Startups, DFI and the CPA. The deadline for applications is May 27, 2016.

Media are invited to attend Payments Panorama. For media inquiries, please visit the Media Centre.

About the Canadian Payments Association:

The Canadian Payments Association (CPA) ensures that financial transactions in Canada are carried out safely and securely each day. The CPA underpins the Canadian financial system and economy by owning and operating Canada’s payment clearing and settlement infrastructure, including associated systems, by-laws, rules and standards. The value of payments cleared and settled by the CPA in 2015 was nearly $50 trillion, or $197 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.


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