January 2019

Neil Parmenter, President of the Canadian Bankers Association to Address the EC

11:30am-1:30pm | Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel - 525 Bay Street, Toronto

Banks and innovation: change you can trust

Every part of the economy evolves over time, but it’s impossible to discuss banking without acknowledging the accelerated rate of change in this sector. It’s a pace that intensifies year after year. The easy conclusion is that technology is responsible for the transformation of the banking industry. But that’s only partially true. The more important dynamic is a shift in the position that banks have in relationship to their key stakeholders: customers, government and regulators, and potentially every citizen. It’s a transformation that has taken banks from simply facilitating transactions to serving as central pillars of trust in the modern economy. This trusted position has enabled Canada’s vibrant banking sector to lead innovations that have transformed the customer experience and driven a virtuous cycle of modernization that cascades through Canadian business and society. Neil will outline the next steps required to continue harnessing these positive forces so that banks can continue delivering change Canadians trust.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to merpaw@economicclub.ca by Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
- Refunds/credits: We require three business days notice in advance of the event date for ticket cancellations

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Neil Parmenter

President & CEO
Canadian Bankers Association

Neil Parmenter

Neil Parmenter is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA). As President and CEO, he is the voice of the banking industry, communicating the perspectives of the industry to all levels of government, regulators, stakeholders, media and the public. In this capacity, Mr. Parmenter plays a strong role in the development of public policy on financial services that contributes to a sound, successful banking system that benefits Canadians and Canada's economy. He provides leadership over the CBA’s financial literacy education programs, Your Money Students and Your Money Seniors, and is the industry representative on the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy, an expert panel tasked with the implementation of the National Strategy for Financial Literacy for Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Banking Federation (IBFed), a forum that addresses issues affecting banking around the world.

Prior to this role, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate and Public Affairs (Global) and Chief Communications Officer at TD Bank Group. In that capacity, he led TD’s Corporate Communications for Canada and the United States and the Canadian Government Relations practice while counselling the CEO, CFO, Senior Executive Team and Board of Directors on key government relations, communications, and public affairs issues.

Mr. Parmenter holds a B.A. in Political Science from Western University, a Certificate in Public Relations from Humber College, a Canadian Securities designation and completed an Executive Program in Strategic Marketing Management from Stanford University. He has won several industry awards from the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). He also served as a Director of Toronto Finance International.

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