The Regional Municipality Of York


Don’t miss the 2018 York Region FinTech Summit

York Region's business community is an economic powerhouse in Canada

Newmarket – On Thursday, November 8, 2018 The Regional Municipality of York will host its second York Region FinTech Summit.

The summit brings together the GTA business community, thought leaders and industry professionals. Attendees will learn more about emerging trends and discuss the new technologies and solutions transforming the financial technology (FinTech) industry.

Approximately 250 attendees are expected to participate. Summit highlights will also be available on social media by following #YRfintech.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Toronto Marriott Markham Conference Centre
170 Enterprise Blvd, Markham, ON L6G 0E6

Keynote Address: A clear vision of the future financial landscape will be critical to good strategic and governance decisions as financial institutions around the world face growing competitive pressure to make major strategic investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and policy makers seek to navigate the challenging regulatory and social uncertainties emerging globally.

This is according to the World Economic Forum’s new report on the impact of AI on financial services.

Denizhan Uykur, keynote speaker and a lead author of this report will speak to the key findings of that report, and provide unique insights and examples from the global conversations that made it possible.

Click here to stay up-to-date with the full list of speakers.

This is a free event. Register today.

In addition to an engaging lineup of speakers and activities, the summit will provide the ideal setting for the start-up and investor communities to network and exchange information.


Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click here to learn more.


York Region’s tech sector is one of the largest in Canada employing over 60,000 professionals at over 4,300 technology companies. Home to the second largest Financial, Insurance and Accounting Services cluster in Ontario, York Region has over 2,900 businesses and approximately 40,000 sector related jobs.

York Region’s FinTech firms employ thousands of highly skilled people who are developing new technologies, processes, products and business models to benefit global businesses and consumers.

York Region’s first FinTech Summit in 2016 was a huge success and created an opportunity to deliver more information on this innovative hub. That’s why we’re back in 2018 with the next chapter of this great event.

About York Link

In partnership with local municipalities, York Region’s economic development team, York Link facilitates business expansion and attraction in the regions nine local cities and towns.

Visit the York Link website for more information.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at


Media Contact:

Nancy La Neve, Corporate Communications,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71207 or Cell: 289-716-9605

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