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Collision in Toronto now 7x larger than last year’s US event

Collision technology conference is now seven times the size of last year’s US event and already larger than its European flagship event, Web Summit

In its first year in Canada, North America’s fastest-growing technology conference has officially announced it has now reached maximum capacity for this year’s ​Collision event, to be held in Toronto’s Enercare Centre from May 20 – 23.

The size of Collision’s now sold-out floor space is set to be seven times larger than Collison 2018, formerly held in New Orleans. The size of the space has also surpassed its flagship event, Web Summit. This year’s Collision is also bringing more than twice as many speakers, startups and investors compared to last year’s conference.

“Canada is having a moment and we can see this with the level of interest for this year’s Collision and its first year since moving it out of the United States. The Collision floor has exceeded all expectations, and our incredible line-up of speakers and new stages have us all very excited for this coming May and for the remaining years in Toronto” – ​Paddy Cosgrave, Founder and CEO of Web Summit.

Collision has attracted a great deal of international interest to Toronto. Tech giants such as AWS, Airbnb, Microsoft, Cisco, Stripe and Slack alongside a number of multinationals like KPMG, Volvo, Siemens and Johnson&Johnson are partnering over the four-day event. Additionally, top Canadian companies such as Royal Bank of Canada, Interac and Shopify will also have a presence on the conference floor.

This year’s line-up include a variety of speakers, from tech gurus such as Ev Williams the founder of Medium and Kara Swisher from Recode, to actors like Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Additionally, the conference will host six new tracks this year, covering even more topics such as corporate innovation, fintech and health-tech to name a few.

About Collision

Known by Inc. Magazine as the “fastest growing tech conference in North America”. Now in its fifth year, Collision has grown to over 25,000 attendees and is in for a big change in 2019. Following three sunny, jazz-filled years in New Orleans, Collision is moving to Toronto. The event will be held from May 20 – 23 at the Enercare Centre.

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”, and the Guardian “Glastonbury for geeks”, and in the words of Inc Magazine “Web Summit is the largest technology conference in the world”.

Whatever Web Summit is, it wouldn’t be possible without an incredible team of over 200 employees based in Dublin, Lisbon, Toronto and Hong Kong; including world class engineers, data scientists, designers, producers, marketers, salespeople and more. They’ve disrupted an old industry by building incredible software and designing mind-blowing events – revolutionizing how people and ideas come together to change the world.


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