|Saturday, November 19|
|9:00am||Registration and continental breakfast|
|9:45am||Melissa Leong, National Post|
|10:30am||Housing Panel: Rob Carrick (G&M), Romana King (MoneySense), Lauren Haw (Zoocasa)|
|11:15am||Brent Reynolds, Capital One|
|1:00pm||Michael Katchen, Wealthsimple|
|1:30pm||#fintech demo 1|
|2:00pm||Dev Basu, Powered by Search|
|2:30pm||Carlie Weinreb, 8-Year-Old Tax Expert|
|3:30pm||Dr. Deborah Nixon|
|4:00pm||Keynote: Preet Banerjee|
|Sunday, November 20|
|11:15am||Dan Dickinson, EQ Bank|
|1:00pm||#fintech demo 2|
|2:00pm||Keynote: Bruce Sellery|
This year’s first 30 #CPFC16 ticket holders will get an exclusive invite to a Fireside Chat with Rob Carrick – one of the most popular conference speakers over the last four years. This event will be held at RateHub.ca headquarters on the evening of Friday, November 18th.
In this intimate and interactive discussion, participants will be encouraged to ask Rob questions and share in his extensive personal finance knowledge and decades-long career.
From co-founding and organizing #CPFC12 and #CPFC13, Preet Banerjee makes his Canadian Personal Finance Conference return as our 2016 keynote speaker.
Preet inspires others to become financially empowered. Originally trained as a neuroscientist followed by a brief foray as an aspiring racecar driver before landing in the world of personal finance, Banerjee also won the Ultimate W Network Expert Search, a reality show competition, in 2009. As a result, he was named the host of Million Dollar Neighbourhood on The Oprah Winfrey Network. You’ll probably also recognize him as a financial panelist on CBC’s The National with Peter Mansbridge, along with his weekly appearances on The Morning Show on Global Television.
Bruce is the author of two bestselling books, including Moolala: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things with Their Money (and What You Can Do About It). He is the personal finance expert for the national lifestyle show Cityline, and has appeared on Breakfast Television, Canada AM, CNN, MSNBC and radio programs across North America. He is a regular contributor on CBC’s The Exchange, and writes advice columns for Chatelaine, Today’s Parent and Moneysense Magazine. Bruce was the host of Million Dollar Neighborhood on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and spent ten years with CTV’s Business News Network, anchoring from both Toronto and New York City.
Dev is an entrepreneur and professional marketer who has been involved with Search Engine Optimization since 2007. He has worked with Fortune 500 brands on strategic vision, as well as growing businesses via internet marketing.
Romana is a Senior Editor and Columnist at MoneySense, a consumer publication that focuses on financial news and investment solutions. As a licensed realtor and an expert on homeowner issues, Romana writes a blog and column that addresses real estate issues on MoneySense.ca and in MoneySense magazine. Romana’s financial knowledge also expands to working with financial planners, the basics of exchange-traded funds, preliminary planning and estate issues and investment planning.
Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob is also the host of the Let’s Talk Investing video series, and also wrote Rob Carrick’s Guide to What’s Good, Bad and Downright Ugly in Canadian Investments Today.
Deborah launched a niche firm educating women in money management empowerment, applying the pillars of trust and engagement to provoke change in money management strategy among women and financial professionals. This won her The International Alliance for Women World of Difference 100 Award in 2013. Her interest in helping women manage their money came out of her own life experience as a young widow. When her husband passed away at age 37, she was left her alone with a 2 year old. Without savings, a job or family, Deborah learned the hard way how scary the world of money could be.
Melissa writes about personal finance for the Financial Post. Over the last 15 years, she has covered a variety of subjects including crime, politics, terrorism and arts for the Post, the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. She appears regularly on CTV’s The Social as the show’s money expert and has been featured on a number of radio and television programs, including Canada AM, Newstalk 1010, the Mad Dog & Maura show on 99.9 Virgin Radio, CJAD 800, Oh So Cosmo, CKNW and CHCH’s Square Off.
Lesley-Anne Scorgie’s passion for personal finance was strong well before her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2001. What started all the fuss in the first place was when she took up teaching her high school business class about investing, much to her teacher’s surprise. Since appearing on the show in 2001 called “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth”, Lesley-Anne has branched out as a bestselling author, entrepreneur, renowned professional speaker, educator and popular columnist and television personality. Her area of expertise has also expanded into career navigation, entrepreneurship and women’s workplace equity and diversity issues. Today she is armed with three best-selling books, and is the founder of MeVest, a Money School for Canadians. Lesley-Anne has her BComm from University of Alberta and an MBA from Queen’s University. In 2011 Lesley-Anne won Avenue’s Top 40 Under 40 award and WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.
Dan is Vice President, Digital Banking at Equitable Bank in Toronto where he was responsible for launching EQ Bank, Equitable’s new digital-only bank. Prior to joining Equitable in 2013 he was Managing Director, Online & Mobile Banking at BMO Bank of Montreal. Throughout his 17 years of banking experience he has focused on the role of technology and electronic channels in serving the customer.
Brent Reynolds is Managing Vice President, Head of Branded Card, Decision Sciences & Digital at Capital One Canada. Since joining Capital One in 1999, Brent has held a variety of roles in both Capital One’s U.S. and Canadian businesses.
Earlier in his career, Brent leveraged his analytical expertise at other financial services organizations, such as HSBC Canada and Heritage Union, in the areas of consumer finance and direct-to-consumer life insurance. He has served on the Board of the Credit Scoring and Risk Strategy Association and is a member of the Canadian Bankers Association Operations Committee. Brent received his HBBA undergraduate degree from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University.
Lauren is a passionate real estate investor and entrepreneur with over 10 years’ experience launching, managing, and investing in various business enterprises. Starting with her first College Pro franchise at 18 at Queen’s University, she later opened an Oxford Learning Centre before partnering to grow one of the largest mortgage brokerages in Canada.
After she began actively selling GTA real estate, Lauren was inspired by the opportunities to improve the information in the online real estate market, leading her to found Scholarhood, a site that connects families to home listings searchable by school district—the first and still only of its kind in Canada. In 2015, Lauren acquired Zoocasa and has re-launched the site and brokerage to best service Canadian online users and Zoocasa’s network of home buyers and sellers.
Cait paid off $30000 of debt, tossed 75% of her belongings and did a two-year shopping ban. She writes about consuming less and living more.
Speaker suggestions for CPFC16 are closed. However, if you think you’d be a good fit for speaking at the conference in the future (or if you would like to request a specific speaker or topic), please contact Krystal Yee for more information. Thanks!
Please see below for a list of our valued 2015 sponsors.
2016 sponsorship spots are extremely limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Kerri-Lynn McAllister to receive our sponsorship package, and get involved in the first and only personal finance conference in Canada!
Welcome to the 5th Annual Canadian Personal Finance Conference!
This year’s conference is being organized by CPFC co-founder Krystal Yee, as well as RateHub.ca’s Kerri-Lynn McAllister.
CPFC16 is a two-day conference aimed at personal finance bloggers, writers, and anyone with a passion for learning more about finance.
This conference will be hosted in downtown Toronto on November 19-20, 2016. Past attendees – Canada’s top personal finance influencers – have delighted in presentations on personal finance products, content and news. This year will include Preet Banerjee as our keynote speaker, as well as financial technology demos, in addition to the amazing personal finance presentations and panels enjoyed in the past.
We’ll be making announcements about the conference agenda as we finalize details, but for now here are the key details you need to know: