More than 35,000 people from around the world are set to convene at Enercare Centre next week for the largest tech event to take place in Canada since the pandemic began.
With demand for in-person events increasing rapidly, the number of attendees has grown by 40%, from 25,000 in 2019 to 35,000 in 2022. The number of startups in attendance has grown by 36% to 1,500, outnumbering Web Summit 2021 in Lisbon, which took place last November. Partnerships have also grown 40% YOY, with nearly 250 global partners in 2022, including Snap, Google Cloud, TikTok, AWS, RBC, Siemens, KPMG, CAE, Interac and Crypto.com. Collision’s women in tech program is also sold out, as is the startup space.
The total floor space needed at the Enercare Centre has increased by 54%, from 50,000sqm to 77,000sqm. For the first time, Collision will be using the entire Beanfield Centre building, and will be using outdoor space for food trucks, seating and circulation.
Opening Night, taking place on Monday, June 20, will see Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou, Academy Award winning actor Lupita Nyong’o and Manbooker prize winning author Margaret Atwood take the stage.
More than 900 speakers, 1,500 startups, 1,200 journalists, 850 investors and 100 unicorn companies will arrive in Toronto from 140-plus countries to once again make meaningful connections face to face.
Founders and CEOs of the world’s most successful tech companies – Substack, Ethereum, Blockchain.com, Flexport, Cardano, Tezos, Binance, BlockFi, Chief, Calendly, Clearco, Cloudflare and many more – will speak across Collision’s 20-plus tracks, including on the brand new Crypto track. Deel, Canva, Trulioo and FalconX are among the more than 100 decacorns and unicorns that will be in attendance and on stage at Collision in what Recode calls “one of the best shows for up-and-coming startups”.
120-plus national, regional and local trade delegations will participate in Collision to explore business opportunities with an international audience.
Additionally, thousands of startups will connect with some of the world’s leading investors, including GGV’s Hans Tung, Renegade’s Renata Quintini, Andreessen Horowitz’s Jeff Jordan, Lux’s Deena Shakir and Sequoia’s Andrew Reed.