Collision, the global technology conference, has officially confirmed that it will return to Toronto in 2024. In an exciting announcement, the organizers revealed that this influential event, known as Collision Toronto 2024, will unite thousands of cutting-edge entrepreneurs, investors, and journalists from all corners of the globe. The event is slated to take place from June 26 to June 29, making its grand comeback at the Enercare Centre.
Collision has consistently been a high-impact event in terms of economic value, and this year is projected to be no different. According to predictions from Destination Toronto, this year’s Collision is anticipated to infuse a whopping CAD $49 million into Toronto’s economy. This represents a notable increase from previous years, as the 2019 event injected CAD $27 million into the city’s economy, while the 2022 event contributed CAD $43 million.
Beyond its direct economic impact, Collision serves as a unique platform to highlight the incredible tech talent and burgeoning companies that Canada, and more specifically, Toronto, has to offer. By showcasing this talent to a global audience, the event helps to cement Toronto’s reputation as a thriving and inclusive tech ecosystem.
Indeed, in recent years, Toronto’s tech scene has attracted numerous global tech giants who have established offices and engineering hubs in the region. Google, Netflix, Reddit, Pinterest, Cloudflare, and Snowflake are among the big names that have set up operations in Toronto over the past four years, as per data from Toronto Global. This influx of major companies is a testament to the city’s robust tech environment, which continues to thrive and evolve, driven in no small part by events such as Collision.
Paddy Cosgrave, the founder and CEO of Collision, expressed his delight at returning to Toronto for the 2024 edition of the event. “Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and economic uncertainties in the tech industry, Collision has continued to flourish in this city,” said Cosgrave. He extended his gratitude to Destination Toronto and the City of Toronto for their steadfast support, which has helped position Collision on the global stage.
Cosgrave further expressed his vision for Collision, emphasizing the event’s ambition to become even more impactful globally. The ultimate goal, he shared, is to shine a bright spotlight on the remarkable tech ecosystem in Canada and Toronto, showcasing it to the world.
As Collision Toronto 2023 approaches, the excitement is palpable. The event, with its star-studded lineup of global tech enthusiasts, promises to be another standout experience. As always, it’s expected to provide an excellent networking platform, catalyzing opportunities for knowledge sharing, investment, and collaboration.
The city of Toronto, brimming with its vibrant tech community, eagerly awaits this world-class event. The hope is that Collision Toronto 2024 will create further opportunities for the city to grow as a global tech hub, while also providing a boost to the local economy. We eagerly anticipate being part of this remarkable event, and we look forward to seeing you there!