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June 12, 2024 | Toronto, Canada

Join us for our annual, one-day event of discussion and networking in which we explore the innovations shaping payments and the public policy that will influence that trajectory. 

More than $475 billion gets processed every business day in Canada.

Payments in Canada, as around the globe, are undergoing a remarkable transformation. Join key players from the Canadian payments ecosystem, including representatives from financial institutions, the Bank of Canada, technology companies, Payments Canada, Finance Canada, analysts, and industry experts, to understand the driving forces behind this change. We'll discuss policy priorities impacting industry operations and the innovations leading this transformation. This is a unique opportunity to meet innovators and business leaders shaping Canada's payment future, build strategic relationships, and gain insights into what's on the horizon.

The event is from 9:00am to 4:00pm, followed by a networking reception until 6:00pm.

CLE Credits for Ontario: This program is eligible for up to 4 hours and 30 minutes of Substantive content.

Read More: 2023 Agenda & Speakers

2023 Agenda and Speakers


Event Opens with Coffee and Pastries


Welcome Remarks

Scott Talbott

Scott Talbott, EVP, Electronic Transactions Association


View From Ontario

How the provinces are thinking about privacy, consumer protection and

Kaleed Rasheed

Kaleed Rasheed, Minister Public and Business Service Delivery, Ontario


New Retail Payments

Finance Canada has released regulations for the New Retail Payments Framework. This panel of industry executives will discuss the real-world implications.

Jason Young

Jason Young, Associate General Counsel, Americas, PayPal

Faeron Trehearne

Faeron Trehearne, Chief Legal Officer and Legal Secretary, Moneris

Jackie Shinfield

Moderated by Jackie Shinfield, Blakes


Open Banking

An increasing number of consumers are tapping into open banking. This panel will discuss how open banking is changing the world of payments.

Mark Sam

Mark Sam, Head of Canada, Plaid

Hanna Zaidi

Hanna Zaidi, Chief Compliance Officer, Wealthsimple

Vladimir Shatiryan

Moderated by Vladimir Shatiryan, Partner, Blakes


Faster Payments

Payments Canada is rolling out its Real Time Rail, allowing Canadians to initiate payments and receive irrevocable funds in seconds, 24/7/365. This session will discuss how RTR will change payments.

Lisa Sattler

Lisa Sattler, Director, Policy, Payments Canada

Phil Hogg

Phil Hogg, President, Worldpay Canada Corporation & Head, Business Development (Canada)

Vladimir Shatiryan

Moderated by Vladimir Shatiryan, Partner, Blakes




Fireside Chat – Faster Payments, Digitization of Money

Julien Brazeau

Julien Brazeau, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance Canada

Nicole (Hurtubise) Watts

Nicole (Hurtubise) Watts, Director - Head of Government Relations, Canada, PayPal


How Innovation in Payments Can Help Businesses to Grow and Thrive

This panel will explore how the use of data and web3 technology can help businesses
to evolve.

Frances Savage

Frances Savage, Associate Director, Crypto & Web3, Worldpay from FIS

Jordan Williamson

Jordan Williamson, Vice President, Product Strategy & Data Solutions, Moneris


Fintech Trends for Merchants

This panel will discuss how fintech is changing the merchant space.

Sheridan Jennings

Sheridan Jennings, Vice President, Strategic Portfolio Management, Global Payments

Ron Fleming

Ron Fleming, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management and Integrated Solutions, Global Payments

Amy Blundell

Moderated by Amy Blundell, Vice President of Marketing, Global Payments


Coffee Break


TBD: Networks’ Outlook

Come hear what’s next for digital payments from the network perspective.

Kris Tsaousidis

Kris Tsaousidis, Vice President, Merchant & Acquirer Solutions, Visa Canada

Balinder Ahluwalia

Balinder Ahluwalia, SVP of Market Development, Mastercard Canada

Bonny Murray

Moderated by Bonny Murray, Partner, Blakes


The Role of Fintech in Payments

Fintech continues to shape the payments industry. This panel will explore the opportunities and challenges of convergence of financial services and tech.

Karen Budahazy

Karen Budahazy, Vice President Digital Enablement & Issuing, Peoples Group

Daniel Kornitzer

Daniel Kornitzer, Payments Consultant


Closing and Thank You Remarks

Scott Talbott

Scott Talbott, EVP, Electronic Transactions Association



Terms & Conditions

All attendees agree to follow health guidelines issued by the local authorities and by the venue operators. ETA reserves all rights to revoke a registration.


ETA CPP CE Credits

The ETA CPP™ certification program sets the standard for professional performance in the payments industry and is a symbol of excellence. It signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s complex electronic payments environment.

This event is approved for up to 6 ETA CPP™ Continuing Education (CE) credits. Credit is earned at the rate of one credit per 50 minutes of electronic transactions industry-related session time, including questions and answers, excluding lunches and breaks.