Everlink Connections 2012

October 24 – October 25, 2012 | Hilton Airport Hotel & Suites, Toronto ON

Connections 2012: The Evolving Payments Landscape is a premiere conference hosted by Everlink Payment Services Inc. where renowned experts converge to address current developments and issues facing credit unions, banks, ISOs and other financial institutions across Canada and internationally.

In celebration of its 5th anniversary, the focus of this year’s conference is the future of the payments industry in light of the unprecedented quantity of new technologies being developed and introduced including mobile, contactless and more.

Join Everlink on October 24th-25th at the Hilton Airport Hotel and Suites in Toronto for an event filled with thought provoking presentations, product demonstrations and networking opportunities with leading members of the payments industry and get connected.

  • Experience relevant and thought provoking sessions
  • Listen to keynote speakers selected from leaders in the payment processing industry
  • Network with peers and industry experts
  • Get hands on experience with the Everlink Integrated Payment Solutions & Services portfolio
  • Preview upcoming products from Everlink and its partners
Welcome Reception  Wednesday October 24th

6.00pm to 8.30pm Entertainment – Jazz Trio
Hot Hors D’oeuvres
Tradeshow Exhibits

All Day Conference  Thursday October 25th

8.00am to 9.00am Breakfast & Tradeshow Exhibits
9.00am to 9.10am MC Welcome (Craigg Ballance, e-finity group inc.)
9.30am to 10.30am Opening Keynote – Value Creation: Making change your ally
(Dr. Peter Keen, Keen Innovations)
10.30am to 11.00am Break & Tradeshow Exhibits
11.00am to 11.45am Fraud Trends (Fernando Lopez, FICO)
11.45am to 12.30pm Mobile Payments (Douglas Brown, FIS)
12.30pm to 1.45pm Lunch & Tradeshow Exhibits
ISO Breakout Session (Gord McCalden, Peoples Card Services)
1.45pm to 2.30pm Everlink Product Roadmap (David Hooper, Everlink)
2.30pm to 3.15pm Making offers that can’t be refused (Renah Persofsky, Strajectory)
3.15pm to 3.45pm Break & Tradeshow Exhibits
3.45pm to 4.45pm Panel Session – Where next: Priorities for action
Andy Alguire (Steinbach Credit Union), Hans Hinding (Northern Credit Union),
John Dundas (First Calgary Financial)
 and William Giles (MasterCard Worldwide)
4.45pm to 5.15pm Closing Remarks (Mark Ripplinger, Everlink)

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Dr. Peter G.W. Keen

Peter Keen works globally as a: professor, adviser to senior management in business and government organizations, author, executive educator, and public speaker.

Recently he has worked in Mexico, Slovenia, Canada, Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Poland, the United States, the UK, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, and Singapore.

Peter was named as one of the top 100 business “gurus” in the world – thought leaders with impact – in a book survey, “What’s the Big Idea?” (2003). This ranking is based on objective measures of citations of his work in the scholarly literature (influence as a thought leader), Google search engine “hits” on his name (public impact and interest), and media references on Lexis/Nexus (newsworthiness).  He is regularly ranked in the top ten consultants in the world in the Technology field but the business guru rating indicates the extent to which his work is more general than just IT.

Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites

5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON L4V 1N1

The Hilton Toronto Airport is pleased to offer a group rate of $149/night (King Bed Deluxe). To book your stay, please call the Hilton Hotel Reservations Department at 1-800-HILTONS and quote ELKC12 in order to take advantage of these great savings! Please call prior to September 28th 2012 in order to qualify for the group rate. Alternatively you can click here to book online.

We are pleased to offer complimentary parking for all attending guests and high speed internet in the guestrooms.

Airport Shuttle Services:
There will be complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to and from Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Airport shuttle runs every 20 minutes on the hour. The pickup location at Terminal 1 is the ground level at post S5 or P3 and the pickup location at Terminal 3 is at post C22.

Mike Wark – Jazz Trio
Originally from Nova Scotia, multi-instrumentalist Mike Wark moved to Toronto where he received his Bachelor of Music and Diploma in Jazz Studies from Humber College. He has studied with Canadian and international saxophone greats like Pat LaBarbera, Kirk MacDonald, Kelly Jefferson, as well as former T.S.O. flautist Virginia Markson. While at Humber he received awards in performing, jazz pedagogy, and arranging/composing categories; and, had the opportunity to perform and work with world-renowned musicians such as Randy Brecker, Hilario Duran, Jane Bunnett, Steve Gadd, Vince Mendoza and Dave Liebman.

As a versatile musician, Mike has worked with Nova Sinfonia, Nick “Brownman” Ali, Luis Mario Ochoa and Cimarron, Don Thompson, NOJO, The Toronto Jazz Orchestra, songwriter/rocker Alejandro Escovedo, The Jazz Mechanics, and Persian/pop legend Sattar. He has performed throughout Canada, United States, and Cuba, in bars and clubs, theatres, and in a variety of international jazz, blues, and world music festivals. He has performed in pit orchestras for CatsMainstage Theatre Company (“Urinetown”), and Scarborough Music Theatre (“Kiss of The Spider Woman,” “Oklahoma!,” and “Gypsy”), and can be heard on JazzFM, BravoFACT, CBC Radio Live, TV jingles, and several albums in a variety of musical styles.

Mike currently keeps busy composing and arranging music (his debut quartet is in the works), teaching, and currently performs with Max Senitt, The Thing Is, Paul Donat, Ewan Divitt Orchestra, and many others around Toronto.

For more information about Mike’s music, schedule, and contact for booking, please visit: www.mikewark.com

Interested in participating as a sponsor at Everlink Connections 2012?

As a conference sponsor, you will connect directly with key decision makers while concurrently promoting awareness of your services, support and participation. Please contact Saima Kassam at Saima.Kassam@Everlink.ca or 905-943-0268 for details.

Thanks to our 2012 sponsors:














If you have any questions regarding Everlink Connections 2012, please contact:

Saima Kassam

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We are pleased to announce Scott Ferguson from Libro Financial Group as our Early Bird Registration Winner that has won a complimentary one night accommodation at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel!

Congrats Scott!