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. 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. 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. 

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.

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.

Toronto regularly ranks in the Top 10 of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) for competitiveness: 7th globally and 2nd in North America.

Toronto is a top financial sector in both Canada and North America. Our banking, pension and insurance institutions are global leaders. Their success creates a thriving financial sector with significant international influence. Home to one of the largest financial and technology talent pools, Toronto is an ideal city to grow industry leaders.

Jennifer Reynolds, President and CEO, Toronto Finance International

In the News:

With more than $5 billion in assets under management, Toronto robo advisor/startup Wealthsimple is automating and redefining online investing for a new generation.

Meetings in Toronto benefit from:

  • Access to talented speakers and renowned industry thought-leaders
  • An engaged talent pool with opportunity to drive attendance and membership
  • Access to local sponsorships through a connected, local network
  • An engaged local community for network, off-site venues and innovative site visits



Crowd watching performance at TD Jazz Festival, in front of Roy Thompson Hall

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