Finance Montréal opens registrations for the 2013 Montreal FinTech Conference

Come and hear keynote speakers Jeff Rubin, Mike Roach and Léo Apotheker!

MONTREAL, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Finance Montréal, Québec's financial cluster, has announced today that tickets for the event are now on sale and revealed the identity of the world renowned panelists who will take part in the FinTech Conference panel discussion. This event will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the Mont-Royal Centre, in Montreal, under the honorary presidency of Henri-Paul Rousseau, Vice-Chairman, Power Financial Corporation.

"Finance Montréal is pleased with the enthusiasm the 2013 FinTech Conference has created among finance and technology actors," said Eric Lemieux, Chief Executive Officer of Finance Montréal. "Our panel discussion promises to be spirited, and the agenda will help highlight Montreal's know-how as regards financial technology."

Registrations are open
Tickets are offered until March 15, 2013 at the pre-sale price of $395. After that date, the regular price will be $495. It is possible to make a reservation for a full table (8 tickets) by email at sylvie.durand@cfimontreal.com. Developers who submit a project in one of the 2013 FinTech Conference contests get a preferred rate of $95. To register: http://www.fintechmontreal.com/en/inscription.php .

Panelists
Finance Montréal is pleased to announce that Léo Apotheker, former President of Hewlett-Packard and SAP, will be one of the keynote speakers. He will also take part in the panel discussion moderated by David Furlonger, Vice-President of Gartner, along with Pierre Miron, Executive Vice-President, Operations and Information Technology, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Robert Ouellette, Senior Vice-President, Technology and Shared Services, Desjardins Group.

Michael Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer of CGI, and Jeff Rubin, former Chief Economist with CIBC World Markets, are among the keynote speakers. The complete program is available at http://www.fintechmontreal.ca/en/programme.php.

FinTech Montréal Contests
Financial application developers are invited to submit a description of their project by the end of the entry period on February 28. The contests' official rules and themes as well as the registration form are available at http://www.fintechmontreal.com/en/concours.php. The winners in the 5 contest categories will each receive $10,000 in prize at a ceremony to be held during the closing cocktail of the 2013 FinTech Conference.

For more information on the 2013 Montreal FinTech Conference, visit our website at www.fintechmontreal.ca/, follow us on Twitter @FinTechMTL or visit our FinTech Montreal Conference Facebook page and LinkedIn group.

About Finance Montréal, Québec's financial cluster
Finance Montréal was created in November 2010 by the financial services industry, at the Quebec Government's invitation, and its members include banks and financial corporations, government bodies (the Quebec Government, the City of Montreal, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, and the AMF-Québec's financial market regulator and supervisor), and universities. Finance Montréal works in the field of human resources and derivatives in order to strengthen the financial sector and achieve greater international competitiveness.


Image with caption: "Léo Apotheker, former President of Hewlett-Packard and SAP (CNW Group/Finance Montréal)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130212_C4791_PHOTO_EN_23597.jpg

SOURCE: Finance Montréal

For further information:

To learn more about Finance Montréal - Quebec's financial cluster, visit their website at www.grappefinancemontreal.com/en, write to manuela.steis@cfimontreal.com, or call Manuela Steis, Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, at 514-287-1477, ext. 323.

For any questions about the 2013 Montreal FinTech Conference, write to saberthiaume@m-x.ca, or call one of the following members of our Organizing Committee: Laurent Terrasse, at 514-871-3534, or Stéphanie Alison Berthiaume, at 514-787-6515.

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