Updated: Apr 4, 2019
The recent attraction of the Collision technology conference to Toronto has spurred a plan to organize over 100 inbound trade missions to explore the Toronto and Canadian innovation ecosystems during the event.
Due to take place between May 20th and 23rd, 2019, Collision is expected to attract over 25,000 leaders from the technology community, bringing together over 450+ speakers, 500+ investors and 1,000+ startups from over 120 countries. Past speakers have included Al Gore, Anjali Sud, Wyclef Jean, Sophia Bush, Damon Wayans Jr. and Brad Smith.
With international missions being organized from every corner of the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, South and Central America, as well as the United States, there will be over 2,500 international companies joining the already expected 25,000 attendees to Collision.
The missions are being organized by Global Affairs Canada and the Province of Ontario in partnership with the City of Toronto. They will feature a number of days set aside for business-to-business meetings focused on connecting Toronto and Canadian companies to international delegates looking to connect with Canadian technologies and services.
“This is really an opportunity for Toronto and Canadian companies to engage with international buyers at scale,” shared Chris Rickett, Manager of Special Projects with the City of Toronto. “We see this is a great opportunity to build export opportunities for local companies helping them continue their global growth.”
The focus of the business-to-business meetings will be cross-sectoral, including technology, services and manufacturing. Any Canadian companies in these verticals that are interested in being connected with potential international customers can indicate their interest by completing this this questionnaire www.cityoftoronto.tfaforms.net/355998.
Collision will take place in Toronto between May 20th and 23rd. Attendance at Collision isn’t a requirement for taking part in the business-to-business meetings being organized. However, for those with an interest, they can learn more about Collision on their website – www.collisionconf.com.