TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - The 2nd Annual Canadian FinTech Awards Gala Dinner in Toronto on November 21, 2016, has sold out with a record 150 nominations for a range of awards including Bank Innovator of the Year, FinTech of the Year, Investor of the Year, and Global Impact. The Canadian FinTech Awards are organized by the Digital Finance Institute, a Canadian think tank for FinTech and are designed to recognize Canadian innovation and thought leadership in financial services. The Canadian FinTech Awards Gala Dinner is being held at the Fairmont Royal York and brings together over 350 leaders from Canada's banking and innovation sectors, as well as leading FinTech investors, law firms, service providers and technology firms.
"We're pleased that the Canadian FinTech Awards garnered such an incredible response with nominations from across the country," said Christine Duhaime, the Founder of the Digital Finance Institute, and a prominent international financial crime lawyer. "It's a reflection of the exceptional innovation capacity and entrepreneurial drive in Canada in financial services. FinTech represents a $13 trillion market opportunity for any country, including Canada, and the support for the Digital Finance Institute's Canadian FinTech Awards from the private sector shows that Canada is poised to seize that opportunity."
"We have stellar leading organizations nominated, including a nomination for the Government of British Columbia for RegTech, which represents the first government in the world to be nominated for leadership in financial technology," said Ms. Duhaime.
About the Digital Finance Institute: The Digital Finance Institute is the first institute in the world devoted to FinTech. It focuses on balanced regulation for financial innovation, financial inclusion, and diversity in financial services delivery. It has organized FinTech Conferences in Canada and Iran, helps to support the FinTech ecosystem in Canada, and provides research and advocacy for financial inclusion and artificial intelligence for financial services. In the Fall of 2016, it released the first global report on FinTech, prepared with McCarthy Tetrault LLP, that evaluated FinTech in over 16 countries, available here.
SOURCE Digital Finance Institute
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For further information: Christine Duhaime, (604) 601-2046, [email protected]