City of Toronto to welcome back Collision Conference in 2024

2023 June 20

Today, the City of Toronto announced it will welcome the Collision Technology Conference back to Toronto in 2024.

The City first partnered with Destination Toronto and Exhibition Place to bring Collision – North America’s fastest-growing technology conference – to Toronto in 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was cancelled in 2020 and held virtually in 2021 before returning in person in 2022.

Starting Monday, June 26, the city will begin to welcome more than 40,000 innovators, tech professionals and visitors from around the world for the 2023 edition of Collision. The conference will be Canada’s most significant technology conference to date and feature more than 700 speakers, 2,000 start-ups, 1,250 journalists, 950 investors and 100 unicorn companies from 140 countries. Over 120 trade delegations will participate in Collision to explore business opportunities with an international audience.

Hosting Collision boosts Toronto’s efforts to attract foreign direct investment, promotes international trade and partnerships, spotlights the Toronto region’s extraordinary technology talent and firms, and strengthens Toronto, Ontario and Canada’s innovation ecosystems.

Collision brings together the people, start-ups, companies, and ideas powering and transforming the global technology industry. Collision is part of a series of technology conferences that include Web Summit in Europe and Rio de Janeiro.

The 2022 Collision conference in Toronto attracted 35,000 attendees and generated $43 million in direct spending and $68 million in economic impact, including $1.7 million in municipal tax revenue, $5.7 million in provincial tax revenue and $4.3 million in federal tax revenue. With thousands more delegates expected in both 2023 and 2024, the impact of hosting this event in Toronto is expected to be even greater.

The Toronto region is home to the largest tech sector in Canada and the third-largest in North America. Its continued growth is supported by 300,000 skilled technology workers and more than 500,000 employees supporting occupations such as sales, administration, business operations, finance and marketing.