Finance Montréal showcases Québec's economic metropolis's progress at the Innovation for Financial Services conference in Singapore

An agreement is concluded to hold this conference in Montréal in 2014

SINGAPORE, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - During the third edition of the Innovation for Financial Services Conference, which took place this year in Singapore, Mr. Eric Lemieux, Finance Montréal's Chief Executive Officer, showcased various initiatives undertaken in Montréal to foster innovation in the financial services industry. Close to 150 financiers, academics and public sector decision-makers from around the world heard about Montréal's financial sector's innovative approaches and the factors that make it stand out from comparable financial centres. Finance Montreal also concluded an agreement with the Innovation for Financial Services Conference, to hold this event in Montréal in October 2014, in conjunction with the second edition of the FinTech Conference organized by Finance Montréal. The FinTech Conference's mission is to bring together the information technology and financial sectors, and to support the development of solutions that can be applied in the financial industry.

"We are thrilled to take part in the Innovation for Financial Services Conference, as this enables us to promote the know-how of Montreal's financial industry, and to keep abreast of the new trends that are developing in finance around the world. Innovation is key to growth and Montréal's financial sector will profit from the observations shared during this event. The arrival in Montréal in 2014 of Innovation for Financial Services, which will be held in conjunction with the FinTech Conference, provides a tangible demonstration of the dynamism of Québec's economic metropolis and of our capacity to organize international events in the financial sector," said Eric Lemieux, Finance Montréal's Chief Executive Officer.

"The participation of Finance Montréal in Innovation for Financial Services is an important step in increasing the international profile of our event, and giving participants a window into new trends that are emerging in the Montréal Financial Industry. Holding our event in Montréal in 2014 in conjunction with the FinTech Conference is a natural step given the city's strengths in information technologies and focus on the development of finance related computer software. We are very pleased with this promising partnership" declared Dr. Anne-Laure Mention, Manager of the Innovation for Financial Services Conference and Head of Unit, Innovation Economics & Service Valuation at Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, in Luxembourg.

About Finance Montréal

Finance Montréal, Québec's financial cluster, was created in 2010 by key financial sector players at the invitation of the Quebec government. The organization's mission is to improve Montréal's international reputation as a robust, innovative, and world class financial locale. The organization helps to consolidate Québec's financial sector by stimulating growth and the high value-added financial sector activities which are a strategic part of its development. A non-profit organization that groups together 22 member governors, 12 associate members and close to 100 volunteer professionals, Finance Montréal fosters the cooperation of a large number of financial sector players, who advance the industry's common interests while working to boost the profile of the Montréal's finance-related niches. To learn more about Finance Montréal visit www.finance-montreal.com.

SOURCE: Finance Montréal

For further information:

Matthieu Cardinal
Director of communications
Finance Montréal
+1 514 287-1540  ext. 227
matthieu.cardinal@finance-montreal.com
www.finance-montreal.com

For the Innovation for Financial Services Conference (2013 and 2014) : Dr. Anne-Laure Mention, anne.laure.mention@innofin.org


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