Be at the forefront of the newest frontiers and immerse yourself in high-growth financial technology innovations, global market developments and alternative investing opportunities at VanFUNDING 2018: CONVERGE (#VF2018), taking place Nov. 29-30, 2018, at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver in Vancouver, B.C. This expanded, fourth-annual leading fintech and capital conference will explore the explosive growth currently happening relative to blockchain, AI, fintech and funding innovations, global market developments and alternative investing opportunities.

#VF2018 is presented by the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA) and its partners and will provide world-class education, funding and networking opportunities delivered through keynote addresses, TEDx-style presentations, panels, workshops, executive round tables, investor pitching, meeting exchanges and mentoring. Topics presented will include 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—all discussed from a diverse range of perspectives, including emerging technologies, investment, regulation, Canadian competitiveness, global innovation and humanity.

The theme of this year’s conference, CONVERGE, centers around immersion and building bridges to connect today’s 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. The convergence, decentralization and digital transformation of financial technologies are accelerating rapidly throughout the world and impacting the future of finance and society at all levels; no one can afford to sit on the sidelines.

As NCFA CEO, Craig Asano states, “We are witnessing unprecedented change that is already affecting our daily lives — how we interact with financial services, generate digital wealth, invest, evaluate, consume, vote, store, transfer, and purchase anything of value.” With this in mind, it is clear that the need for comprehensive, educational fintech events has never been higher.

Abundant opportunities at #VF2018 will include:

Raising Capital & Alternative Investing

  • Dragon’s den-style pitching
  • Investment strategies and approach
  • Public, private and international markets
  • Hot sectors (i.e., fintech, cannabis, crypto, real estate)
  • How to raise capital (crowd, angel, VC, PE)
  • Compare funding options (i.e., 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 (i.e., Regtech, Insurtech, Wealthtech)
  • Cybersecurity, data privacy, identity
  • Cloud computing (i.e., 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

No fintech innovator, investment professional, company actively raising capital or key decision maker/stakeholder in technology and digital finance should miss #VF2018. The world’s standout fintech leaders, investors and emerging innovators will be in attendance along with policy makers and representatives from government regulatory bodies, all of whom have an eye on the future of finance.

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About VanFUNDING 2018

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.

About the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA)

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada’s Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: