Collision conference kicks off in Toronto
The Collision conference kicked off on Monday in Toronto with more than 35,000 visitors expected to take part in the largest in-person gathering in the city in more than two years.
The opening ceremonies for Collision, dubbed North America’s fastest growing tech conference, took place Monday night at Exhibition Place’s Enercare Centre. The sold-out event runs until Thursday.
Part of a series of technology conferences that include Web Summit in Europe and RISE in Hong Kong, the 2022 edition of Collision will feature more than 900 speakers, 1,500 startups, 1,200 journalists, and 850 investors from more than 140 countries. Further, more than 120 trade delegations will participate in Collision to explore business opportunities with an international audience.
There is an increasing interest in taking part in the event by several institutions and organizations.
“There is more than two years of pent-up energy for Collision, and we are seeing strong interest across the entire U of T community as well as international delegations that are keen to re-engage with our city and our university in person,” says Jon French, director of U of T Entrepreneurship.
“Our innovation ecosystem continues to enjoy incredible growth, and Collision is an excellent opportunity to shine a light on this momentum and the impact our entrepreneurial ecosystem is having globally.”
“This event is an important opportunity for people to engage with decision-makers, learn more about Canada’s innovation community, and see firsthand why Toronto’s tech community is the fastest growing in North America.” Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a news release.
The City of Toronto will be hosting a pavilion at Collision. The booth is set to open on Tuesday, June 21 with Tory as well as partners and tech stakeholders in attendance to “foster new opportunities for businesses in Toronto,” the city said in the release.
Tory, in recognition of Collision, has also proclaimed June 20 to 24 as Digital Infrastructure Week.