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VanFUNDING 2018: CONVERGE
ABOUT VanFUNDING 2018: CONVERGE
Immerse yourself in high growth financial technology innovations, global market developments and alternative investing opportunities that are crossing the next frontiers
Dates: November 29-30, 2018 (1.5 days)
Location: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver (map)
Day 1: Half day Thought leadership Exchange + Round tables + VIP Networking
Day 2: Full day conference + Pitching + Networking
Tickets: $75 – $495
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The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA), TODA Network, Vanbex Group, Northern Block, FrontFundr, REITIUM, Funded Today, FintruX, Holt Accelerator, TIMIA Capital, JJ Human Capital, Schulte Research, ESL Coin, The Wallrus, Dragons Den and partners are proud to present VanFUNDING 2018: CONVERGE, an expanded 4th Annual leading financial technology and capital conference in downtown Vancouver that explores explosive growth in blockchain, AI, fintech & funding innovations, global market developments and alternative investment opportunities.
#VF2018 offers world-class education, funding and networking opportunities delivered via keynotes, TEDx-style presentations, panels, workshops, executive round tables, investor pitching, meeting exchanges and mentoring covering Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto, Artificial Intelligence, Crowd and Distributed Finance, Regtech, Payments, Open and Digital banking, Identity and Security, International Trade, Alternative Investing and Innovation Finance topics from a diverse range of perspectives including emerging technologies, investment, regulation, Canadian competitiveness, global innovation and humanity.
This year’s theme, CONVERGE, immerses participants and builds bridges with the most disruptive emerging technologies, capital market innovations and key stakeholders that are powering new global markets, new decentralized models, new forms of computer intelligence, new IP, new infrastructure and new alternative investment opportunities that encapsulate the vision of a Web 3.0.
Consumers, businesses, incumbents, institutions and governments can no longer sit on the sidelines. The convergence, decentralization and digital transformation of financial technologies is accelerating at break-neck speed globally, impacting the future of finance and society at all levels. We are witnessing unprecedented change that will impact our daily lives in how we interact with financial services, generate digital wealth, invest, evaluate, consume, vote, store, transfer and purchase anything of value. How fast will already existing services be adopted by the masses, which continents will quantum leap to the future, which companies will transform the global ecosystem as they scale? And will the world be a better place as they do so?
“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
#VF2018: NOT TO BE MISSED EVENT!
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS and MC
Toufi Saliba: Founder and CEO, TODA Network
5 Technical Necessities to Achieving Massive Blockchain Adoption
Paul Schulte: Founder and Managing Editor, Schulte Research
Amazon , Alibaba , Walmart, Tencent in India: Turning Payments into Lifestyle Companies
Zach Smith: CEO and Co-Founder, Funded Today
Show Me The Money! How We Crowdfunded $220M+ in 4 Years (Art or Science)
Rojin Nair: General Manager Fintech Solutions, Celero
Digital Transformation of the Financial Services Industry
Brady Fletcher: Managing Director, TSX Venture Exchange at TMX Group
The Convergence of Tokenized Offerings and Global Equity Capital Markets
Education + Workshops + Innovation + Prime Networking
50+ Speakers, 35+ Sessions, 9 Pitching Companies
FULL DAY EDUCATION + PITCHING + NETWORKING + INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
VanFUNDING 2018 is a not to be missed BLOCKCHAIN, FINTECH & FUNDING INNOVATION and ALT INVESTING conference that features high growth emerging technologies, regulations, game changing projects, the latest trends, deal flow, and investment opportunities. VF2018 brings markets to life with authentic dialogues and engaging stories that educate, inspire and resonate with innovative start-ups, scale-ups, investors, service providers, thought leaders, policy makers and financial institutions who are leading the next generation of finance. Connect with leading experts and learn how to build, buy or sell in Canada’s innovation finance markets.
RAISING CAPITAL & ALTERNATIVE INVESTING
Dragon's Den style Pitching
Investment Strategies and Approach
Public, Private and International Markets
Hot Sectors (ie. Fintech, Cannabis, Crypto, Real Estate)
How to Raise $ Capital (Crowd, Angel, VC, PE)
Compare Funding Options (ie. Debt, Equity, Rev share, hybrids)
Bitcoin, Altcoins, Tokens, ICOs, STOs, Digital Assets
Equity, Product, Social and Community Crowdfunding
EMERGING FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGIES & SECTORS
Fintech AI + Data
Blockchain Finance and Innovation
The Future of Banking
Mobile Payments & Funds Transfer
New Sectors (ie. Regtech, Insurtech, Wealthtech)
Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Identity
Cloud Computing (ie. Human vs Machine)
Digital Transformation of Legacy
IMMERSIVE EDUCATION & NETWORKING
Latest Trends, Innovation and Thought Leadership
Emerging Regulations, Risk, Compliance, Governance
Multiple Streams and Breakouts
Best Practices, Myths, AMA
Global Innovation, Financial Inclusion and Humanity
Networking, Meeting Exchanges and Mentoring
Partnership & Investment, International Trade
Aligning Stakeholders and Partnerships for Industry Growth
Why VanFUNDING 2018
If you are a financial technology innovator, investment professional or a company actively raising capital or key decision maker/stakeholder in technology and capital markets innovation initiatives and programs, VF2018 is a must attend event featuring 1.5 days of immersive educational content, 50+ speakers, dragon’s den pitching program, co-creation of a post-conference digital magazine and a multitude of networking and partnership opportunities. New to the program this year is storytelling, culminating in the first fintech digital pop-up magazine. VF2018 brings together fintech leaders, investors and emerging innovators from start-ups to scale-ups to government regulatory bodies and agencies who have a vision for the future of finance.
Emerging Fintech Innovations
Funding & Investment Opportunities
Immersive Educational Experience
Industry Workshops & Executive Exchange
Expert led industry workshops and round tables for fintech CEOs, leaders and decision makers to discuss and connect with peers the latest in insider industry opportunities and challenges.
Tap Expanding Networks
Co-Create a Pop-up Magazine
Experience the first ever Fintech & Funding live pop-up magazine! Storytelling and attendee participation in a unique format where no two stories are the same (even if the topics are)! Help co-create the first digital issue.
For Investors and Funders
Discover high growth deals in hot sectors such as blockchain, AI, fintech, cannabis and real estate, and connect with other investors.
For Financial Institutions and Enterprise
Source partnerships and investment opportunities that solve legacy gaps, improve customer experience, market intel and efficiencies.
For Government and Agencies
Learn how emerging digital technologies impacts financial services and what it means for government and policy makers.
For Startups and Scaleups
Network and pitch your company to investors, customers and partners. Learn about funding options and how to raise capital.
For Industry Participants
Propel your business. Uncover insights and make new connections with customers, partners, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.
For Fintech Innovators
Rub elbows with leaders and experts at the intersection of financial innovation, regulations, technology, investment and community.
VF2018 PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES!
THUR, NOV 29: VIP SESSIONS + NETWORKING
Venue: Parq Vancouver (39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3)
Location: Burrard Room / D6 Lounge
FRI, NOV 30: FULL DAY CONFERENCE
Venue: Parq Vancouver (39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3)
Location: Kitsilano, Fairview and Pre-function areas
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