OTTAWA–Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century”, joins the growing roster of notable speakers at the 2019 edition of The Payments Canada SUMMIT. Berners-Lee will be in the company of other high-profile innovators and industry leaders including Victor G. Dodig, Dr. Leila Fourie, and Jim Marous, to discuss the future of payments in Canada.

“Sir Tim Berners-Lee created what is arguably one of the most important innovations of our time. The Web has had a profound impact on every aspect of our lives, including the way we pay,” said Justin Ferrabee, Chief Operating Officer of Payments Canada. “I am looking forward to hearing what this technology pioneer has to say about the evolution of the payments space now and as we look to the future.”

This year, The Payments SUMMIT is expected to attract more than 1,800 industry leaders, innovators and challengers from over 400 companies spanning the globe. The three-day event will be held in Toronto, Ontario, at the Beanfield Centre from May 14-16, 2019. Members of the Media are invited to attend. For details and registration information, visit thesummit.ca, or subscribe for news and updates.

Payments Canada ensures that financial transactions in Canada are carried out safely and securely each day. The organization underpins the Canadian financial system and economy by owning and operating Canada’s payment clearing and settlement infrastructure, including associated systems, bylaws, rules and standards. The value of payments cleared and settled by Payments Canada in 2018 was more than $52 trillion or $209 billion each business day. These encompass a wide range of payments made by Canadians and businesses involving inter-bank transactions, including those made with debit cards, pre-authorized debits, direct deposits, bill payments, wire payments and cheques. Payments Canada is a proud supporter of the Catalyst Accord and the 30% Club.

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