FINANCE

MEET TO COMPETE

From the ticker-tape traditions of Bay Street to a dynamic culture of industry disruptors, Toronto provides an industrious climate for groups to forge what’s new and what’s next in the new economy. Open, adaptive and multi-cultural, Canada’s leading financial centre is a top destination to network, collaborate and make sense of what’s driving global markets.

CAPITAL

Canada’s financial capital

2nd

2nd largest financial centre in North America, after Wall Street

TOP 10

Top 10 global financial centre

Gather at the forefront of trends

Toronto regularly ranks in the Top 10 of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) for competitiveness: 7th globally and 2nd in North America in 2018. It’s Canadian headquarters to global leaders in banking, insurance, asset management, and capital markets and also home to local innovators in emerging areas such as FinTech and sustainable finance.

Meet a receptive audience

Whether your goal is to raise skills or raise capital, you’ll find enthusiastic local audiences for industry events and conferences. One in 12 jobs in the Toronto area is in financial services. The city boasts a higher concentration of financial sector employment than either New York and London—supported by specialty fields in accounting and law

A wealth of events

From international delegations and economic summits, to professional development and investor conferences, Toronto is Canada’s centre to explore new strategies, trends and opportunities in finance. 

It was a pleasure and a privilege to organize Sibos 2017 in such a dynamic host city as Toronto, and to participate in the celebrations of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Canucks’ fusion of technology-driven innovation and their respect for the achievements of past generations found an echo in the discussions and panel sessions held around the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Sven Bossu, head of Sibos, SWIFT’s global financial services networking event that brought 8,000 to Toronto for the second time.