July 7, 2016

Fintech and Blockchain World Expo announces event expansion

TORONTO, ON -- Decentral is excited to announce its newly expanded Fintech and Blockchain World Expo. In order to acknowledge rising interest in fintech and the growing relevance of blockchain technology, the event has doubled its space and broadened its scope to encourage dialogue between two distinct but related industries. With Title Sponsor, TMX Group, and Platinum Sponsor, Deloitte, the Expo will be the landmark event that focuses on advances in financial technology, and puts the spotlight on Canada as a global hub for innovation.

Taking "Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Fintech and Blockchain" as its theme, the Expo will feature dozens of exhibitors and over 40 speakers from around the world. The event will be held in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre on September 19-21, 2016.

The expanded Expo will feature sessions and panels on a wide range of topics, including online banking, payments and remittances, wallets and personal finance, security, identity management, crowdfunding, big data, DAOs, and capital markets, to name a few. A first-of--its--kind trade show, the Expo will also showcase product demonstrations from leading-edge startups.

Commenting on the innovative potential that lies at the intersection of both industries, Decentral CEO and TMX Group Chief Digital Officer Anthony Di Iorio stated: "With a stellar list of exhibitors, partners and speakers, the Expo is shaping up to be the year's most exciting showcase for fintech and blockchain innovation, two industries that have the capacity to transform our lives in the coming years."

With Canada's fintech community attracting $1 billion since 2010, a growing number of fintech firms and some of the world's most influential blockchain innovators, the Expo is ideally suited to bringing leaders from the two industries in direct conversation. "With established financial and technology hubs like Montreal, Kitchener¬-Waterloo, Toronto, and Vancouver, Canada is the perfect venue to showcase cutting-edge innovation taking place in and across the fintech and blockchain space," noted Di Iorio.

Keynote speakers will include Jeff Garzik, Cofounder of Bloq, Anthony Di Iorio, President and CEO of Decentral, and William Mougayar, Author of The Business Blockchain (2016), along with other highly regarded innovators.
Decentral and Accelerate Finance are organizing the event and are delighted to confirm the addition of the Chamber of Digital Commerce and DigitalFutures as hosts for the three -day conference.

The Expo's venue, the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, offers guests world-class luxury in the heart of Toronto's financial district. Attendees can take advantage of a special Fintech and Blockchain World Expo discount rate on hotel rooms when registering for the event.

Early bird tickets for the Expo are now available. Use the discount code FABEXPO2016 for general admission tickets and FABVIPEXPO2016 for VIP tickets for additional savings. To purchase tickets, and for information on sponsorship or exhibiting at the Expo, please visit www.fabexpo.ca.



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