Toronto/CMEDIA: Toronto is welcoming the four-day event of the largest international in-person return of North America’s fastest-growing technology conference, Collision after more than two years starting today through Thursday, June 23 at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place.
Recognizing the importance of Collision, Toronto Mayor John Tory has proclaimed June 20 to 24 Digital Infrastructure Week, a week dedicated to learning more about the digital infrastructure to deliver and help manage public resources and services efficiently, perform data-driven asset management, and inform decision-making at the City.
To foster new opportunities for businesses in Toronto, the City of Toronto pavilion at Collision will open tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, with Mayor John Tory, partners and tech stakeholders in attendance.
“On behalf of the City of Toronto and Toronto City Council, I want to thank attendees for coming to Toronto and to Collision…to engage with decision-makers, learn more about Canada’s innovation community…I’m delighted that Collision will bring more than 35,000 visitors to Toronto to experience and enjoy our city,” John Tory said in a news release.
This major international conference will help Toronto:
- Engage with potential foreign direct investors who are considering relocating or expanding operations within Toronto and Canada, to generate local tech jobs , promote international trade and partnerships with Toronto and Canadian companies to encourage local business growth and opportunities
- Encourage venture capitalist investment in Toronto and Canadian companies to support startups and drive innovation
- Promote the Toronto and Canadian innovation ecosystem to foster growth, innovation and global networks.
More than 35,000 attendees are expected to convene at the Enercare Centre, with more than 900 speakers, 1,500 startups, 1,200 journalists, and 850 investors from more than 140 countries.
Participation of more than 120 trade delegations in Collision would be done to explore business opportunities with an international audience.
As part of a series of technology conferences that include the Web Summit in Europe and RISE in Hong Kong, Collision brings together the people and companies from the global technology industry.
Collision has been hosted online twice, since the pandemic, bringing 25,000 and 40,000 attendees respectively to network on its proprietary platform.
Ranked as the largest tech sector in Canada and the third-largest in North America, the Toronto region has 270,000 skilled workers and an additional 380,000 workers in non-tech occupations within the tech sector such as sales, administration, business operations, finance and marketing.
“Events at this scale aren’t possible without a partnership with the City and Mayor Tory’s team…coordination with so many different partners across the city and Mayor Tory has been leading from the front.” said Paddy Cosgrave, founder, and CEO, of Collision in the news release
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