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Upcoming events

    • 07 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online Virtual Presentation (Webex)

    Treasury Transformation

    Why Open Banking is a Game Changer

    Open Banking promises to shake up not only the role of treasury, but businesses themselves. “Faster payments are real-time transactions – but open-banking APIs represent a move towards real time business.

    Join this panel of experts, moderated by Lorraine Lobo, JPMorgan Chase & Co., who will discuss the concept of open banking, what is required to make open banking successful and the impact and opportunities it presents for businesses.

     Michelle Beyo
    CEO & Founder

    FINAVATOR is an award-winning FinTech and Payments Consultancy. Michelle is also a strategic advisor to FinTechs, a Money 20/20 Rise Up alumni, a Global Council Member of Women in Payments, the Membership Chair at Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization, a Payment Advisor at National Crowdfunding and FinTech Association of Canada, and a Board Member at Open Banking Initiative Canada.   Michelle Beyo was named the “Top 30 Best CEOs of 2021” by The Silicon Valley Review and FINAVATOR was awarded "Most Influential Leader in FinTech Consulting - Canada" in 2020.

    Andrew Boyajian
    Executive Director- Alternative Payments and Fintech
    J.P. Morgan


    Andrew leads product commercialization and modernization of alternative payments and evaluate fintechs for opportunities and growth. With expertise across the payments industry, Andrew previously served as Head of Banking, North America for TransferWise, expanding the company into Canada, the US, and Mexico as well as managing its strategic financial partnerships. He also served as Director of International and Payments at Kickstarter,  financial operations roles at Google and Eventbrite.

    Elena Litani
    Co-founder and Chief Product Officer
    Pillar Financial


    Pillar Financial, a Canadian neobank for small and medium businesses.  Elena has almost two decades of experience as payment, product and technology executive in the financial industry.  Her previous roles included VP of Engineering at KOHO (Canada neobank for consumers), Director of Product at nanopay (paytech), senior Blockchain innovation Product Lead at TD Bank and senior pre-sales architect at IBM.   Elena has actively participated in numerous Opening Banking consultations; was elected member of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for Payments Canada as well as elected member of FinTech Advisory Committee, OSC LaunchPad.   Elena is also a recipient of the Innovation Award of Women in Payments in (2019) and one of the 35 women selected globally  out of 500+ applicants to Money20/20’s first inaugural Rise Up Program (2018).

    Andrew Obee
    Ficanex Technology Inc.


    FICANEX Services democratizes access to technologies and solutions for financial services providers. Working with over 160 Canadian financial institutions, FICANEX Services enables accelerated innovation through collaborative partnerships and its legacy network.  A dynamic leader in the Canadian financial services market with deep expertise in banking, payments, and Fintech. 

    Please contact us at if you have any questions.

    You can also follow us on LinkedIn for the latest information and updates.

Past events

23 Nov 2021 CIBC Economic Update with Avery Shenfeld, Chief Economist, CIBC Capital Markets
18 Nov 2021 Liability Management Outlook
17 Nov 2021 Alternative Reference Rates - LIBOR Transition: Industry and Market Update
03 Nov 2021 Supply Chain Finance and Optimizing Your Working Capital
02 Nov 2021 7 Key AI Adoption Challenges - and How to Overcome Them
26 Oct 2021 Fraud and Cyber Security Insights - Keeping Your Organization Safe
20 Oct 2021 Working From Home, Best Practices
19 Oct 2021 Digital Payments
28 Sep 2021 How to Access Working Capital to Drive Growth and Innovation
22 Sep 2021 Managing Cyber Risk
15 Sep 2021 Fireside Chat with Patricia Gauthier, Moderna Canada
24 Jun 2021 Foreign Exchange Tactics and Tools
16 Jun 2021 Virtual Wine Tasting and AGM
09 Jun 2021 Bank of America, Export Development Canada, and Shopify: How have they adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
31 May 2021 2021 Payments Canada Summit
12 May 2021 Dynamic Discounting of Payables
03 May 2021 Negative Interest Rate Environments
26 Apr 2021 Bank of Canada Economic Update
24 Mar 2021 Payments Canada: Modernization Initiatives and Payments Trends
24 Feb 2021 Sustainable Finance Market Outlook and Calgary AGM
20 Jan 2021 Open Banking Panel
24 Nov 2020 The Economy and Markets: Waiting for a Shot in the Arm
26 Oct 2020 AFP Edmonton AGM and Special Guest Kristen Cumming
21 Oct 2020 Fraud and Cyber Security Insights in the Current COVID-19 Environment
22 Sep 2020 Bringing operational insight to a Treasury/Tax function
17 Sep 2020 Navigating Alberta's Economy in a COVID World
27 Feb 2020 State of the Insurance Industry
05 Dec 2019 2019 Charity Mixer - Christmas Bureau
14 Nov 2019 Tax Planning and Dispute Resolution
24 Sep 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions
18 Jun 2019 Annual General Meeting and Wine Tasting
21 May 2019 Design Thinking
25 Apr 2019 Leading Transitions in Your Team
25 Apr 2019 AFP 2019 Spring Series
07 Mar 2019 Alberta Economy 2019: One Thing That Matters a Little, and Five Things That Matter a Lot
06 Dec 2018 Christmas Bureau Charity Mixer
20 Nov 2018 Local Perspective on Global Market
18 Oct 2018 An Update on Modernization
18 Sep 2018 Understanding and Leveraging Blockchain in Treasury and Finance
14 Jun 2018 2018 Annual General Meeting: Mercer Tavern
15 Mar 2018 Managing Climate Risk & the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
25 Jan 2018 2018 Horizons Speaker Series (Two Events)
25 Jan 2018 Edmonton’s Economic Outlook
06 Dec 2017 2017 Member Appreciation Event: Brewster’s
15 Jun 2017 Call for Nominations and Annual General Meeting
24 May 2017 What Does Sustainability Mean for Business?
23 Mar 2017 2017 Member Appreciation Event: Mercer Tavern
21 Feb 2017 Rebuilding Alberta’s Economy in 2017
31 Jan 2017 US and Canadian Growth Prospects
31 Jan 2017 2017 Economic Speaker Series (Two Events)
14 Dec 2016 Member Appreciation Event: Craft Beer Market
17 Nov 2016 Association Cyber Risk and Risk Transfer
27 Sep 2016 Managing Through Change
15 Jun 2016 Annual General Meeting: Art Gallery of Alberta
19 May 2016 How Lower Oil Prices are Steering Edmonton’s Housing Markets
21 Apr 2016 The Current Alberta Downturn: is it 2008-09 or 1982-89?
22 Mar 2016 Member Appreciation Event: Beer Revolution
20 Jan 2016 Leadership During Turbulent Times
10 Dec 2015 Member Appreciation Event: Mercer Tavern
19 Nov 2015 Alberta’s Economic Outlook
16 Jun 2015 Annual General Meeting: CRAFT Beer Market Around the World Ex-Beer-ience
13 May 2015 What’s New and Exciting in Edmonton!!!
18 Mar 2015 Alberta Economy 2015: Who should worry… and who shouldn’t?
22 Jan 2015 Understanding the Current & Future Employment Market for Finance Professionals
09 Dec 2014 Member Appreciation Event: Mercer Tavern
19 Nov 2014 Lessons Learned from a Large Banking System Installation
23 Oct 2014 Standard & Poor’s Rating Services- Credit Trends in Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector
24 Sep 2014 The City of Edmonton: Then and Now – Economic Development Plan 1990’s to Today
25 Jun 2014 Annual General Meeting: Yellowhead Brewery - Premium Brewery Tour and Tasting
20 May 2014 Where Are We Going From Here? An update on the Edmonton Real Estate Market
19 Mar 2014 FX Derivatives for Corporates
27 Feb 2014 Elephant in the Room - Hazards unique to high net worth individuals
29 Jan 2014 The Changing Asset Backed lending landscape in Canada
09 Dec 2013 2nd Annual AFPC-E Christmas Bureau Silent Auction
27 Nov 2013 Economic Update and Outlook for Alberta
30 Oct 2013 Unification of the Accounting Profession in Alberta and throughout Canada
25 Sep 2013 Evolution of Local Boy’s Success Story
17 May 2013 Spring Fundamental and Technical Outlook: A Changing Landscape
17 Apr 2013 International Trade Finance
20 Mar 2013 Public-Private-Partnership (P3) Financing
21 Feb 2013 Get to the Next Level – A Learning-based Approach to Strategic Planning
29 Jan 2013 The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline [FREE FOR MEMBERS]
11 Dec 2012 "The Christmas Bureau" Silent Auction
28 Nov 2012 The Character Triangle
17 Oct 2012 Building Financial Literacy in Alberta Youth: A Case Study
12 Sep 2012 Alberta and Energy: Leadership for a Prosperous Future
19 Jun 2012 AFPC Edmonton Annual General Meeting and Wine Tasting Event
02 May 2012 EPCOR’s Recent Acquisition in The United States
21 Mar 2012 Business Etiquette: The New Rules in a Digital Age
29 Feb 2012 Insights on Canadian, US and Global Economies
17 Jan 2012 Hockey Canada - Managing the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships
06 Dec 2011 Alberta’s Economic Outlook
18 Oct 2011 Sovereign Rating Trends
28 Sep 2011 Global Market Turmoil – Extreme Currency Volatility and Strategies to Manage the Associated Risks
09 Jun 2011 Annual General Meeting/Cocktail Reception
17 May 2011 Spring Economic Update 2011
28 Apr 2011 Trends Changing the Landscape of Interactive Entertainment
16 Mar 2011 The EPCOR Strategy
31 Jan 2011 The Economic Impact of Edmonton’s New Arena
09 Dec 2010 The Role of the Oil Sands
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