The Collision Conference is returning to its first in-person event in two years, marking Toronto’s Enercare Centre June 20 through 23.
The tech event will be the largest international gathering of its kind in Canada since prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, with more than 30,000 attendees expected to convene in our nation’s fintech hotspot.
“While we’ve successfully hosted Collision online for the past two years, nothing compares to in-person events,” said Paddy Cosgrave, founder of Collision.
Organizers say the event will host 250 partners, 900 speakers, 850 investors, and more than 1,000 startups, including 100 unicorns. Vancouver participants include fintech fiends Blossom—which just launched an app—and Pocketed, which recently won The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale. The consistently expanding Trulioo is being featured as a unicorn of the event.
Overall, attendees will hail from 140 different countries, creating unlimited networking possibilities.
“As we move past the pandemic and continue working towards … economic recovery, Collision is exactly the kind of electric, forward-looking event that will help generate even more ideas and innovative solutions,” said Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s minister of economic development, job creation and trade.
Canadian speakers at the event include City of Toronto Mayor John Tory.
Collision is opportunity to showcase the “growing technology and innovation sector in Toronto and deep pool of diverse tech professionals—all of which will help create more employment opportunities and investments,” according to Tory, which will “ensure that we come back stronger than ever.”
On June 20, Paddy Cosgrave will host Opening Night. And look out for Collison After Dark, where 5pm is just the beginning of things to come.
If you’re in town for the event, be sure to collide with Techcouver.com Editor-in-Chief Rob Lewis, who will be attending.