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Creating Positive Change in the Payments Ecosystem

March 16, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm


Thank you to all who attended, the link to Gerry’s presentation can be found here:


Event Description

New legislative requirements, emerging technologies, evolving user needs and market pressures are creating new opportunities in the global payments ecosystem. Countries around the world are examining ways to better meet the payment needs of consumers, businesses and governments. In Canada, the Canadian Payments Association (CPA) is leading an extensive research and outreach initiative to better understand the gaps and opportunities. The findings will help define a roadmap to modernize Canada’s national payments system. With an eye to the future, the CPA is already enhancing its current operations, enabling advancements such as image-based clearing via remote deposit capture and the roll-out of ISO 20022 payment messages. In this session, learn more about the direction of the changes the CPA is making to create positive change in the Canadian payments ecosystem – now and in the future.

For this session, AFP Calgary us excited to welcome Gerry Gaetz, President and CEO of the Canadian Payments Association (CPA) who will provide an insightful outlook on the payments landscape.

This luncheon is Approved for up to 1.5 CTP/CCM recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals

Gerry Gaetz


Gerry Gaetz, President and CEO of the Canadian Payments Association (CPA)

Gerry Gaetz is President and CEO of the Canadian Payments Association (CPA).  Since joining the CPA in 2013, he has been leading the transformation of the corporation’s enabling legislation, governance, internal capacity and business.

 Prior to the CPA, Mr. Gaetz held a number of executive roles at the Bank of Canada, including Chief of Currency, where he was responsible for Canada’s new polymer banknote series and Chief of Banking Operations, where he led the redevelopment of the core banking system.

 Mr. Gaetz is a member of the International Council of Payment Association Chief Executives, is on the advisory boards of two private companies, is a director of Fortress Paper, and is a former member of the Banknote Ethics Initiative Accreditation Council.  He also co-led the leadership program at the Gestalt International Study Center in Massachusetts for three years.  Mr. Gaetz holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.


March 16, 2016
11:45 am - 1:00 pm


Fairmont Palliser Hotel
139 9th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2M3 Canada
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(403) 262-1234
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