Canada Takes the Global Stage as Collision, The Fastest Growing Tech Event, Returns to Toronto for Its First In-Person Event in Two Years, With Exhibition Floor Sell-Out

Collision, the fastest-growing technology event in North America, will return to Toronto in June 2022. It will be the largest international gathering in the city of Toronto since the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic over two years back. The event is expected to be a huge hit as more than 33,000 attendees are expected to convene at the Enercare Centre on June 20-23, 2022.

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Numbers Speak

As the demand for in-person events is increasing rapidly, the partnership floor space sold out in April, about eight weeks before the event. Collision will have over 250 global partners in 2022, which is considerably more than 100 in 2019. A few famous names expected to be there are Snap, Google Cloud, TikTok, AWS, RBC, Siemens, KPMG, CAE, Interac, and

Interestingly, Collision's women in tech program is also sold out, and startup space is expected to reach capacity soon. Over 900 speakers, 1,250 startups, 1,200 journalists, 850 investors, and 100 unicorn companies will arrive in Toronto from 140-plus countries to make meaningful connections face to face. Over 120 national, regional, and local trade delegations will be participating in Collision to explore business opportunities with an international audience.

CEOs and founders of the world's most successful tech companies like Substack, Ethereum,, Flexport, Cardano, Tezos, Binance, BlockFi, Chief, Calendly, ClearCo, Cloudflare, and many more will speak this June across Collision's 20-plus tracks. One of the most anticipated tracks is the brand new Crypto track. The event is likely to be the biggest gathering of tech unicorns at one event ever. Deel, Canva, Trulioo, and FalconX are among the over 100 decacorns and unicorns that will be in attendance and on stage at Collision in what Recode calls "one of the best shows for up-and-coming startups."

In addition to that, thousands of startups will connect with some of the world's leading investors, including Sequoia's Andrew Reed, Renegade's Renata Quintini, Bedrock's Geoff Lewis, Lux's Deena Shakir, and Kindred's Kanyi Maqubela.

Paddy Cosgrave, Founder and CEO at Collision, stated, "It's a privilege to play an important part in Toronto's reopening, as thousands travel from across the world to do business and meet each other again in person. While we've successfully hosted Collision online for the past two years, with 140,000 virtual attendees, nothing compares to in-person events."

Innovative Plans

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Collision will soon be launching new invite-only events in Toronto for 2022 further show off the city's vibrant tech ecosystem. A selection of exclusive, intimate gatherings will be hosted in venues across the city to bring together a curated network of industry leaders. Collision After Hours will direct thousands of attendees to some of the bars and restaurants around the city each evening after the day's sessions wind down. At the same time, Venture will host the world's leading venture capitalists, LPs, and angel investors. More key events are yet to be announced.

The Positivity

Vic Fedeli, Ontario's minister of economic development, job creation, and trade, stated, "Our province is home to the best and brightest minds in the fintech, autotech, biotech, AI, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing sectors. As we move past the pandemic and continue working towards Ontario's economic recovery, Collision is exactly the kind of electric, forward-looking event that will help generate even more ideas and innovative solutions."

Toronto's Mayor John Tory said, "This is an exciting moment for our city as we continue to reopen. The decision from Collision to host an in-person event this year reinforces the confidence I have in our city and all that we have to offer. During this event, we will have the opportunity to showcase the growing technology and innovation sector in Toronto and our deep pool of diverse tech professionals – all of which will help create more employment opportunities and investments and ensure that we come back stronger than ever. I look forward to welcoming startups, governments, organizations, and visitors from around the world to Toronto in June."

Jan De Silva, CEO, and president of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, stated, "As North America's fastest-growing tech hub, Toronto is thrilled to host the Collision conference in person this June. This international event will attract more than 33,000 visitors to Toronto's downtown core, stimulate our economy, and put our city on the global tech map."

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Key Events Around Toronto

Ø  Opening Night: It will be organized to celebrate and open the first physical conference in Toronto in two years. Web Summit co-founder and CEO Paddy Cosgrave will be hosting Opening Night on Monday, June 20, in the Enercare Centre.

Ø  Collision After Dark: Collision will be directing thousands of attendees to the best spots around Toronto. After 5 pm, attendees will get the chance to experience the city of Toronto and network in some of its coolest bars and restaurants.

Ø  Venture: Collision will host Venture – an invite-only event bringing together the world's leading VCs, LPs, and angel investors – in Toronto on June 20. Bedrock's Geoff Lewis, Mosaic Ventures' Benedict Evans, and Scribble Venture's Elizabeth Weil will attend, among many others.

Top Canadian speakers:

1password CEO Jeff Shiner; City of Toronto mayor John Tory; Canada's minister of innovation, science, and industry, François-Philippe Champagne; author Margaret Atwood; Clearco co-founder Michele Romanow; and former MKO Grand Chief (and member of Bunibonibee Cree Nation) Sheila North

Most promising Canadian startups to watch at Collision

1.       Xandar Kardian

2.       Flybits

3.       Qohash

4.       Distributed Compute Labs

5.       Tengiva

6.       ShopThing

7.       Maple

8.       Connect&GO

9.       MixMob

10.   Alpha Insights

11.   Kambeo

12.   Private AI

13.   GoTo Loans

14.   SkyX

About Collision

Collision – North America's fastest-growing technology event – moved online for two years. Making the pivot to host thousands of attendees online was referred to by the Sunday Times as a "pretty big experiment."

Now, Collision is returning in person to host the largest international event in Toronto in more than two years, with 33,000-plus attendees anticipated at Collision in the Enercare Centre from June 20-23, 2022.

About Web Summit

Forbes says Web Summit is "the best tech conference on the planet." Bloomberg calls it "Davos for geeks"; Politico "the Olympics of tech"; the Guardian "Glastonbury for geeks."

In the words of Sky News, Web Summit is "the world's most influential tech event," and the Telegraph calls it the "planet's best tech conference."

To know more about the event, visit the Collision YouTube channel here.

To see the Collision speaker lineup, click here

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