Canadian Lenders Association, was proud to present it’s 2nd Annual Lenders Summit. The Summit was focused on tools, policies and fintech solutions that demonstrate measurable ROI.
The Summit continues to be a key platform to network with Canadian finance experts, who will showcase how to thrive during periods of uncertainty and exploit new asset classes, geographies and partnerships to better meet market needs and provide attractive risk-adjusted returns.
Please register for the Summit 2019, Nov 20th at MaRS.
Registration & Networking Breakfast
KEYNOTE: Canada – A Global Review
Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance presents lessons and insights from 2018. CCAF is partnered with the CLA to drive world-class innovative lending analysis and policy nationally and globally.
KEYNOTE: A Voice from the Future
The opening keynote by Mark Ruddock will set the stage for the day. Mark has over 20 years experience building mobile-first, customer focused businesses. Mark was CEO of 4Finance which has 3500 employees across 17 countries, generating $500MM.
Bringing a wealth of experience, Mark will talk about lessons and challenges in innovative lending space in Europe, Latin America and Asia. He will start the day looking at growth strategies globally and discuss opportunities for the Canadian market.
KEYNOTE & Panel: B2B Acquisition Strategies
Mini Keynote by Microsoft on innovative strategies to reduce Customer Acquisition Cost and then sit down to discuss strategies, learnings and successes with Linkedin, Progressa, Lendified and Thinking Capital.
PANEL: The Lending Blockchain: Case Studies & Insights
Going beyond blockchain 101, Plaza Corp, CORL, MortageBlox, SVBS and SwiftSale deep dive into lending use cases. The panel is moderated by Soumak Chatterjee, Blockchain Lead at Deloitte.
KEYNOTE & PANEL: The ROI in Lending AI
Mini Keynote by Google on the “ROI in AI”
Panel: Frank Currie, Head of Customer Engineering for Financial Services joins Norm Cappell from Savvyy, Nick Seelert from Senso.AI and Edwin Fong Vice President, Financial Services Salesforce to discuss “Beyond the hype: how lenders can drive ROI?” The panel is moderated by Carole Piovesan, Lead in Artificial Intelligence at McCarthy Tétrault.
Have lunch with colleagues in the main hall.
Alongside the networking luncheon, there will be optional interactive lunch session. PayNet and CLA have partnered to build a Suspicious Activity Database to allow lenders to better manage decisioning. Join PayNet in a Finding Suspicious Activity Workshop.
ROUNDTABLE 1: New Lending Tools & Capital Strategies
Choose between one of the following topics:
- ROUNDTABLE A: Tips on Mid-Market Lenders Seeking Capital
- ROUNDTABLE B: Leveraging Machine Learning and Data to Drive Results
ROUNDTABLE 2: Legal Deep-Dive
Choose between one of the following sessions with Ana Badour from McCarthy and Elizabeth Sales from Blakes. Both explore regulation, the changing landscape of the law and the impact of new technology:
Choose between one of the following topics:
- ROUNDTABLE A: Regulation, the changing landscape of the law for lenders
- ROUNDTABLE B: Technology, the changing landscape of the law for lenders
AWARDS: Innovation Announcements & Award Presentation
Amar Ahluwalia, VP Partnerships & Capital Markets, OnDeck Capital sets the stage with a mini-keynote on the role of innovation in lending. Sue Britton, head of the award selection committee and Shafiq Vallani from RBC Ventures congratulate the 10 finalists and announces the winner of the Innovative Lenders Award for 2018.
Innovative Lender of the Year Award presented by RBC Ventures
KEYNOTE & PANEL: Capturing the Consumer
- Mini Keynote by Snap Chat on innovative strategies to drive engagement via social media.
- Joe Strolz sits down with principals from PayBright, Paays, Refresh and Borrowell to discuss lessons learned in the market: tips, insights and war stories.
PANEL: The Great Data Debate
Incumbent data verses new data: how do we work toward an open data economy?
Kirsten Thompson, who was recently appointed by Minister of Finance Bill Morneau to the Government of Canada’s newly-created Advisory Committee on Open Banking, moderates the debate.
PANEL: Seeking Capital on the Global Stage
A discussion involving actual war stories on arranging capital for Canadian alternative lenders.
Romit Malhotra, board member of the Canadian Lenders Association, moderates a panel of lenders and global institutional funders. The panel will offer key insights into the process of arranging capital for non-traditional lenders from world-class capital providers. Romit will provide first-hand insights and learnings from actual transactions.
Mark Lehman, Executive Director, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada, Government of Canada congratulates innovative lenders nominees and the Innovative Lender of the Year 2018.
Nov. 21, 2018
7:15am Registration 8am Start 6pm Finish
Deloitte Canada, 8 Adelaide St. W., Suite 200
Canadian Lenders Association, is proud to present the 2nd Annual event Canadian Lenders Summit (November 21, Toronto, Canada) which will explore pertinent issues and solutions for 2019.
2018 Innovative Lender Awards
(Members of the award selection committee.)
Congratulations to Eva Wong and Andrew Graham for winning the 2018 LEADER OF THE YEAR leadership award. The Tiffany & Co. crystal award was presented on Nov 21st at the Lenders Summit. We are now welcoming 2019 Innovative Lender of the Year nominations. Innovative Lenders are defined as: Executives and thought leaders who think outside the box to develop and foster innovative concepts and strategies that help move the overall lending industry forward. We invite you to nominate an innovative lenders for this award. Award recipients may include:
- Solution providers servicing the lending community
- Executives of B2B and B2C lending companies
- Industry thought-leaders and rainmakers
Additional criteria will encompass some or all of the following three areas (please be as descriptive as possible in each response):
- Emerging lending technology solutions or business models that executives helped to advance.
- Specific innovative lending strategy or idea conceptualized and/or launched.
- Business results or positive outcomes, or expected results, following a successful implementation of the innovative strategy or concept.
We’ll also ask for any additional insights or comments related to the nominee’s qualifications for receiving an Innovative Lenders Award.
To nominate an executive click the NOMINATE linkNominate for Award Closed