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A behind-the-scenes look at Toronto’s booming technology scene

As one of the world’s fastest growing technology hubs, Toronto is at the forefront of embracing novel technologies to reimagine the way we live. Along with being a magnet for top talent and tech giants, Canada’s largest city also attracts some of the most prestigious technology-focused business events and conferences — including Collision.

Billed as “North America’s fastest growing tech conference,” Collision will bring together Fortune 500 companies, disruptive startups and renowned speakers from June 20-23, 2022. More than 33,000 people are set to attend, giving them the chance to forge new connections and hear the perspectives of the brightest minds in the industry.

the crowd at collision Conference 2019, Toronto, Ontario
Collision Conference 2019, Toronto, Ontario | Credit: Cody Glenn/Collision via Sportsfile

The Destination Canada Business Events team is attending this year’s conference — but our involvement doesn’t stop there. With the support of Marriott Group and Destination Toronto, we will also host an exclusive technology sector focused familiarization tour for a select group of international association and corporate clients.

Over the course of two days, clients from around the world will go behind-the-scenes of leading technology firms and organizations, including LinkedIn, the MaRS Discovery District and the University of Toronto, with the support of Toronto Global. They will learn directly from thought leaders on how the city has helped drive their success — while hearing about the strides being made within their walls.

hands holding a phone at collision Conference 2019 in Toronto, Ontario
Collision Conference 2019, Toronto, Ontario | Credit: Stephen McCarthy/Collision via Sportsfile

“Most familiarization tours showcase the infrastructure and activities that a destination offers,” says Virginie De Visscher, Senior Director of Business Development, Economic Sectors, Destination Canada Business Events. “We’re doing things a bit differently. We’re giving clients a glimpse into the technology sector and how this local knowledge capital creates a vibrant ecosystem that meeting planners can leverage.”

While at Collision, Invest in Canada and Destination Canada will host a presentation for clients on the technology sector in Canada. Clients will also attend a dinner with 13 Team Canada partners from across the country. In addition to creating meaningful connections, the evening will allow them to gain a deeper understanding of what the country’s diverse cities have to offer from a technology and meeting perspective.

“With its world-class talent, acclaimed research institutions and visionary companies, Toronto is a natural draw for international technology conferences,” adds Virginie. “We’re thrilled to show clients the many reasons why this destination will take their event to the next level.”