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TORONTO HAS SUCCESSFULLY ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS A LEADING GLOBAL CENTRE FOR FINTECH.

As connectors for—& with—the business community, the Board’s goal is to ensure the continued competitiveness of the Toronto region & maintain its position as a global centre of excellence for fintech. Above is a timeline featuring the Board’s fintech initiatives that will help realize our goal.

2018: EXPORT PLANNING, TRADE MISSIONS & PODIUM SERIES



Aug 28 - Oct 10:
Participating companies will take part in a fintech sector specific hands-on six-week workshop to develop and execute their export plan.


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Dec 3 - 7: Fintech Trade Mission to London, UK
London has become the world’s premier financial hub, attracting cutting-edge fintech talent from across the globe. Mission delegates will build & refine their fintech export strategy with our experts & expand their market footprint in the UK.


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The Board and Toronto Financial Services Alliance have partnered to launch a brand new FinTech Series: a combination of expert panels, networking and a showcase of the region’s most promising FinTechs. Topics include blockchain and machine learning, quantum computing and regulation.

Three-part Series:

  • Sept 18: Quantum Computing

    When one of Japan’s largest financial holding companies decided to go quantum, they turned to D-Wave Systems. The B.C. company is a notable under the radar Canadian success story and a leader in the race to create the future of computing. Don’t miss this chance to hear D-Wave CEO Vern Brownell discuss how quantum computing will accelerate the world of digital financial services. Learn More.

  • Oct 25: Blockchain & Machine Learning

    Blockchain & Machine Learning are today’s most prominent disruptors, setting the stage for dramatic cross-industry transformation. But we have only begun exploring how they can work together. From cutting energy consumption to lowering data gates to increasing consumer trust in AI, our expert panel will discuss how the dovetailing of these emerging technologies opens a new world of future opportunity. Learn More.

  • Dec 5: Keeping Up With Regulations

    FinTech attracted $24B of global investment in 2015. That’s a 10- fold increase since 2011. It’s also a challenge to our competitive edge. If Toronto is to remain a fintech global champion, we need regulations that put us on even footing with global competitors. Our expert panel will discuss current regulations here and abroad, and how a new Made in Canada regulatory environment can keep us ahead of the curve. Learn More.








2017: SYMPOSIUM HOSTED BY THE BOARD, TORONTO FINANCIAL SERVICES ALLIANCE & ONTARIO CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE


Redefining Global Financial Centres in a Fintech Era
 brought together more than 250 business influencers, city builders and government officials to explore how global financial centres can effectively position themselves to respond to the impact of fintech, including the development and adoption of new regulatory frameworks that protect and enable consumers, financial institutions and fintech companies in an evolving innovation ecosystem.