April 4, 2017 – Toronto, ON – FinTech 101: What Policymakers Need to Know
FinTech 101: What Policymakers Need to Know will feature founders and senior executives from FinTech start-ups, investors, and hubs who are donating their time in the interests of promoting Canada’s FinTech ecosystem. The event is not sponsored, and a nominal cost is being charged to cover a buffet lunch, coffee breaks, and a reception. Registration will close on March 31st.
This workshop is being held the day ahead of BDC’s Canadian Fintech 2.0 Summit 2017, which takes place on April 5th at MaRS. Participants are encouraged to attend this Summit to meet and hear more from the Canadian FinTech community.
FinTech 101: What Policymakers Need to Know
Date: April 4, 2017 (day ahead of BDC’s Canadian Fintech 2.0 Summit 2017)
Location: OneEleven, 325 Front St West, 4th floor, Toronto, ON , M5V 2Y1
Time: 12:00-5:00 pm; reception and networking 5:00-6:00 pm
Attendance: Federal, provincial and municipal governments; regulators; policymakers.
Cost: $50 per person (+HST) to cover lunch, coffee breaks and reception
April 5, 2017 – Toronto, ON – Angel Investors Ontario, CVCA & YPO Joint Investment Event
This Joint Investment Event, co-hosted by Angel Investors Ontario, Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, and Young Presidents' Organization, will focus on the continuum of capital and how Angels and Venture Capitalists can work together.
April 26, 2017 – Toronto, ON – The International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) Conference 2017
The International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) conference will be held from April 26-28, 2017 at George Brown College’s waterfront campus and will focus on education technology, learning and creativity with the theme of Blended Learning: Freedom of Choice.
This conference is being produced by the Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology in collaboration with the International Association for Blended Learning. Together we are working hand in hand to attract researchers, teachers, professors, administrators, trainers, practitioners, and technology experts to discuss the importance of blended learning.
April 27, 2017 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Digifest 2017
Digifest is a three-day conference located on Toronto’s waterfront that focuses on the future of education, creativity, entrepreneurship, gaming, and technology; organized by George Brown College. We connect the creative community with the most innovative technologies, ideas, and initiatives focused on learning, leadership, and positive social change.
Join us for presentations from speakers, skill-building workshops, the IT’S A START Pitch Competition, student showcase, the Digital Pioneer Award, as well as incredible opportunities to meet with peers from across the country. This year’s edition of Digifest will highlight stories of innovators using unique technologies to address global problems under the theme of Work, Learn, and Play.
May 15, 2017 – Toronto, ON – Discovery 17
Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.
Garnering over 3,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors in 2015, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment and water.
Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. Networking opportunities feature key influencers from government, academia, industry and leading sectors.
Discovery facilitates the exchange of ideas and encourages new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation through to demonstration and development. Creating a strong innovation economy is key to Ontario's future.
Discovery is hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.
May 15, 2017 – Langfang, Hebei Province – CCTIA Mission: International Economic & Trade Fair China (Langfang)
The Canada China Trade Innovation Alliance (CCTIA) will be leading a trade mission to China from May 15 to 24, 2017.
The China International Economic & Trade Fair in Langfang, Hebei Province will present opportunities to meet key players in sectors; entrepreneurs and business leaders in hi-tech, machinery, environmental protection, clean-tech, health-care, and agri-food.
Aiming at wider international cooperation, the Fair is specialized and market-based in operation, with an international investment and trade promotion platform with great attraction and influence in the region. A series of activities will include:
- Trade exhibitions
- Match-making” in related industrial sectors
- Project discussions and trade interactions
- High-level meetings with influential industry leaders in the region
In 2017, Canada will be the Guest of Honor Country of the Trade Fair. Eyes will be on Canadian ventures. It will be a special opportunity for Canadian enterprises to develop cooperative relationships with International businesses. Further information found at the fair web-site for 2016: www.518.gov.cn/en/
After the Fair, the CCTIA’s delegation continues to Shijiazhuang, the Capital of Hebei Province and then to Beijing, the Capital of China for:
- High-level meetings with government officials
- Networking opportunities with business leaders.
We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. This mission captures the major strategic opportunities of integrated Development of Beijing and Hebei Province.
This is a unique chance for Canadian companies to seize the potential of a booming economic region.