2019 CANADA FINTECH FORUM

October 21 • 23

PALAIS DES CONGRÈS DE MONTRÉAL
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FAQ

Horaire et transport

Types de forfaits et inscriptions

Comment se rendre à Montréal

Informations pour les voyageurs de l’extérieur du Canada

Votre séjour à Montréal

Schedule and transportation

  • Monday, October 21, 2019 – 5:30 p.m. to midnight – optional election party night (free but registration is mandatory)

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    • Day activities - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Conference Dinner - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Jean-Paul-Riopelle Place, Montréal, QC, H2Z 1H5
2nd floor – west side

Metro: The Palais des congrès is near Place-d'Armes metro station.

City Bus: Routes 55 and 129 stop in front of the Palais des congrès.
Visit the STM’s website (stm.info) to find the best route to take, depending on where you are.

Taxis: Taxis are available right outside the Palais des congrès and neighbouring hotels.

Indoor parking (Palais des congrès) with 400 parking spaces is available on Chenneville Street, and accessible via Viger Avenue.

Types of packages and registration

To register, go to www.forumfintechcanada.com and click on the REGISTER NOW tab in the top right.

If your company has a VIP table (complete experience package or days of October 22 and 23, not including the dinner conference on October 22), an e-mail will be sent to the person in charge of the VIP table so that he or she can send invitations for the 10 seats at the table.

If you have purchased an exhibitor’s booth, an e-mail will be sent to the booth manager so that he or she can send invitations to the employees selected for the booth so they can then register.

The launch of the 2019 Canada FinTech Forum will be held on the evening of October 21 at a party dedicated to the tech start-up community. The evening is free, but registration is mandatory. More details to come.

All FinTech Forum ticket buyers may attend this event.

The rest of the tech community is invited to attend the October 21 evening event free of charge.

Single ticket

This ticket provides access to all FinTech Forum activities on October 22 and 23, including an unassigned seat at a table in the banquet hall for the luncheon conferences on October 22 and 23 and for the dinner conference on the evening of October 22.

VIP table – 10 tickets

This package includes 10 tickets for all FinTech Forum activities on October 22 and 23, including a VIP table in your company’s name in the banquet hall for the luncheon conferences on October 22 and 23 and the dinner conference on the evening of October 22.

Single ticket – Full access

This ticket provides access to all FinTech Forum day activities on October 22 and 23, including an unassigned seat at a table in the banquet hall for the luncheon conferences on October 22 and 23. (Does not include access to the dinner conference on the evening of October 22.)

VIP table – 10 tickets

This package includes 10 tickets for all FinTech Forum day activities on October 22 and 23, including a VIP table in your company’s name in the banquet hall for the luncheon conferences on October 22 and 23. (Does not include access to the dinner conference on the evening of October 22.)

This ticket provides access to all FinTech Forum day activities on October 22 and 23, with the exception of activities taking place in the banquet hall.

For this type of package, a lunch buffet will be offered in the common areas. (Some other types of packages include lunch served at a table in the Banquet Hall.)

Single ticket

This ticket provides access to an unassigned seat at a table in the banquet hall for the dinner conference on the evening of October 22.

VIP table – 10 tickets

This package includes 10 tickets to a VIP table in your company’s name in the banquet hall for the dinner conference on the evening of October 22.

***Dinner will be served at your table. Alcoholic beverages will be sold on site.

Arrival at the event

Yes. You can pick up a name badge at the registration booth located at the bottom of the escalator, at the lower level of the Palais des congrès, on the east side (Place Riopelle).

Please have a piece of ID with you.

Before Friday, October 18th, at 5pm

Please contact your Table Manager, he/she will be able to modify, cancel or substitute your registration.

After Friday, October 18th, at 5pm (weekend before the event)

If you need to be replaced on the day of the event, you must transfer the confirmation email containing the QR code to your replacement.

We can then ensure that this person has access to the event, and we will print a name badge on site.

The Hall Place Riopelle cloakroom is available at the Palais des congrès. You may leave your personal belongings here free of charge.

At any time during the event, you may ask our representatives, wearing coloured aprons, for help. They will be able to provide information and guidance.

The organizing committee will also be on site.

Free Wi-Fi access will be available at the event.

The sessions will take place in English. Simultaneous French translation will be available for most sessions. Remember to get a headset for the simultaneous translation. You will be asked to leave a piece of ID as a deposit.

Although a few words of welcome may be delivered in French, the conference content will be in English.

If you have a pass that includes access to the banquet hall, lunch will be served at your table.

For those with a site access ticket who do not have access to the banquet hall, a free buffet will be offered on site.

A number of restaurants are also available around the Palais (see below).

Travelling to Montréal

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Air Canada. When you purchase a FinTech Forum ticket, you are eligible for a discount on your airfare (a promo code will be included in your Forum ticket purchase confirmation e-mail so that you can take advantage of this discount).

We are pleased to announce our partnership with VIA Rail Canada to facilitate your travel to the Canada FinTech Forum. When you purchase a FinTech Forum ticket, you are eligible for a discount on your train tickets (a promo code will be included in your Forum ticket purchase confirmation e-mail so that you can take advantage of this discount).

 

For taxis and limousines, go to the arrivals level near the main entrance opposite the cloakroom, where a dispatcher will assist you. It is not necessary to reserve ahead of time. All taxi and limousine operators working out of Montréal-Trudeau Airport have the required licence and must respect its terms and conditions. Exceptionally, when demand is high, Montréal-Trudeau Airport may call on outside operators.

Metered rates apply to all directions except downtown. The rate for a trip from the airport to downtown Montréal is approximately $50 CAD.

Method of payment: Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted. Some drivers accept U.S. currency, but provincial regulations require customers to pay in Canadian dollars.

Information for travellers from outside Canada

Foreign travellers flying to Canada who are exempt from visa requirements must present an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.

To determine whether you need a visa, visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website:

You may need an invitation letter before being granted a Canadian visa. If so, please notify us at info@finance-montreal.com

Forum registration fees do not include provisions for insurance for personal injury, illness, flight cancellation or property damage. This applies to all activities organized during the Forum. Participants and guests are invited to purchase any insurance they deem necessary. The organizing committee and the organizations and partners involved in organizing the Forum take no responsibility for any loss, injury or damage to persons or property, regardless of the cause. Access to healthcare is costly for non-residents and we therefore recommend that participants make their own travel insurance arrangements (medical and accident insurance). We also recommend coverage for loss of luggage and other incidents.

Currency and tax

The recognized currency is the Canadian dollar. A 5% goods and services tax (GST) and a 9.975% Quebec sales tax (QST) apply to all goods and services purchased in Quebec.

A 3.5% tax also applies to each accommodation unit rented in an establishment located in the Montréal tourist region.

Foreign exchange offices

You can convert your money at Montréal-Trudeau Airport (very high exchange rates), at your hotel (not recommended) or by using your bank card at a bank (for a small fee). There are also a number of currency exchange offices in downtown Montréal that offer competitive rates.

Tips at restaurants and elsewhere

Since service fees are not included on the bills at restaurants, it is customary to leave a 15% tip before tax. If you make a group reservation, the 15% tip may be automatically added to your bill. Taxi drivers, delivery personnel and hairdressers normally receive a 10% to 15% tip. Baggage handlers and porters receive at least $1 for each item of luggage handled and for each service rendered.

In Canada, like the rest of North America, electricity runs on 110 volts. Electronic devices from countries outside North America require an adapter.

Your stay in Montréal

Montréal is a unique city, offering both North American and European charm. The Greater Montréal area has nearly four million inhabitants, making it the second most populous city in Canada and the second largest Francophone city in the world after Paris.

Both peaceful and dynamic, Montréal is a bilingual city where French and English live side by side. Montréal enjoys an enticing cultural blend, making it a cosmopolitan and welcoming city. On several occasions, it was voted one of the cities with the best quality of life in the world.

In addition to being internationally renowned for its high-quality festivals, artistic and sports events, nightlife and numerous tourist activities, Montréal has become a hub in several economic sectors such as aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, arts and cinematography.

Old Port

The Old Port offers a variety of unique events throughout the seasons, including festivals, shows and other celebrations. Events for all tastes and cultures are organized around music, food, well-being and much more, always in a friendly atmosphere. There is always something captivating going on at Montréal’s Old Port. The Montreal Science Centre and the Clock Tower Beach are two of the prominent attractions visited by thousands of travellers.

Activities around the Palais des Congrès

http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/meetings/2018/03/06/five-cultural-spaces-palais/

Since Montréal’s weather fluctuates considerably during the year, people must adapt their clothing to the changing seasons.

  • Spring: mid-March to mid-June, sunny, snowy or rainy with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 20°C
  • Summer: mid-June to mid-September, sunny, hot and humid with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 30°C
  • Fall: mid-September to mid-December, cool and rainy with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 15°C
  • Winter: mid-December to mid-March, cold and snowy with temperatures ranging from -30°C to 0°C

Please note that we can offer you a discounted rate for your stay during the 2019 Canada FinTech Forum at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal located at:

208 Saint.Antoine St. West, Montreal, QC H2Y 0A6
(514) 288-8886
embassysuites3.hilton.com

Once your registration is complete, you will receive in your confirmation email a link to access this discount. (until sold-out))

Other suggestions near the event venue :

  • Le Place d’Armes hôtel & suites

55 Saint-Jacques Street, Old Montreal, QC H2Y 3X2
(514) 842-1887
hotelplacedarmes.com

  • Le Westin Montreal

270 Saint Antoine Street W., Montréal, QC H2Y 0A3
(514) 380-3333
www.starwoodhotels.com

  • InterContinental Montreal World Trade Centre Montréal

360 Saint Antoine Street W., Montréal, QC H2Y 3X4
(514) 987-9900
www.ihg.com

Toqué!
Quebecois dishes and tasting menus by chef Normand Laprise, as well as fine wines.
900 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal, QC
H2Z 2B2
514-499-0292
http://www.restaurant-toque.com/

XO Le Restaurant
A wonderful opportunity to dine in an 1870 bankers’ hall; molecular cuisine, tasting menu and fine wines.
355 Saint-Jacques Street
Montréal, QC
H2Y 1N9
514-841-5000
http://www.hotellestjames.com

BARROCO
An ambience offering soft lighting during dinner, followed by an animated club atmosphere; stone walls and a local market-inspired menu.
312 Saint-Paul Street W.
Montréal, QC
H2Y 2A3
514-544-5800
http://www.barroco.ca

Houston Avenue Bar & Grill - Square Victoria
High-quality steaks and eclectic dishes in a relaxed atmosphere, with a terrace facing Place Square Victoria.
1001 Du Square-Victoria Street
Montréal, QC
H2Y 2K3
514-875-9669
http://houstonresto.com/en/

Tapas 24
Both classic and contemporary, the menu planned and prepared by chef Carles Abellan offers tapas, homemade dishes and several of the renowned Spanish restaurant’s classics.
420 Notre-Dame Street W., no. 4
Montréal, QC
H2Y 1V3
514-849-4424
http://www.tapas24.ca