Posted on May 1, 2017 · Posted in Press Release

MARKHAM, ON, May 1, 2017 – Everlink Payment Services Inc. is delighted to announce that CO-OP Financial Services has confirmed their commitment as the Title sponsor of Connections 2017, Everlink’s 10th annual client conference. With demand increasing year over year, Everlink has sought out a new venue to accommodate an increased capacity of 180 delegates for the much-anticipated event. This year’s conference will be taking place from Nov. 13 -14, 2017 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and Everlink’s 10th annual conference, this year’s theme is titled The Future of Payments: We’re There! Throughout the two-day conference, speakers will touch on important innovations that have brought the industry to where it stands today, but more importantly, those that are driving it into the future.

As with previous conferences, Everlink will present its Innovation Roadmap, thought leadership on the payments industry, and involve many payments partners that the company works with, which are contributing to advancing the Financial Services industry.

“The theme of this year’s conference is very similar to CO-OP’s own goal of helping our client credit unions ‘Be There. Be More’ for their members – today and in the future,” says Todd Clark, President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services, which is the majority owner of Everlink. “We are happy to sponsor this event that so clearly puts the emphasis on innovation, which is the key to meeting the demands of the modern consumer for payments transaction experiences that are consistently seamless and secure across all channels and methods.”

“CO-OP Financial Services was the title sponsor of Everlink Connections back in 2015, and we are thrilled that they were eager to secure the title sponsorship position once again this year,” says Mark Ripplinger, President & CEO of Everlink. “Out of the attendees surveyed in 2016, 91.3% indicated their intention to return to the conference in 2017, a huge testament to the value that the conference brings. To be celebrating 10 years of organizing an event that is sought out by our partners and clients alike is truly an honor. We look forward to hosting another successful conference, with new and long-standing partners.”

About Everlink’s 2017 Connections Conference
Connections is Everlink’s annual conference where Payments Industry experts converge to address developments and issues facing credit unions, Banks, ISOs and merchants across Canada. Over 180 payments and financial institution executives are expected to attend Everlink’s largest conference to date. Sponsorship opportunities at various levels are still available. For more information, visit

CO-OP Financial Services is a payments and financial technology company whose mission is ensuring the success of the credit union movement by serving 3,500 credit unions and 60 million members. CO-OP payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service. Visit

Everlink Payment Services Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive, innovative and integrated payments solutions and services for credit unions, banks, and independent sales organizations across Canada. In addition to supplying best-in-breed technology infrastructure and payment network connectivity via our well established Payment Network Gateway, we offer a diversified range of integrated payments Lines of Business including: ATM Managed Services, Card Issuance & Management, Fraud Management Solutions, Mobile Payments, Professional Services and SME Solutions.

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For additional information contact:
Anastasia Sudetic  
Marketing Manager
Everlink Payment Services Inc.
(905) 747-3692