Calgary is on display in Toronto this week, with more than 100 local companies, Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Calgary Economic Development taking part in Collision, North America’s fastest-growing tech conference.
Collision is taking place in Canada for the first time, and Calgary’s delegation is taking the opportunity to showcase our city and all it has to offer tech companies and talent as key industries here continue to digitize.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Mary Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Calgary Economic Development, are leading the contingent of local companies in tech, agribusiness, creative industries, energy, health and life sciences, transportation and logistics, and other sectors at the conference, which wraps up on Thursday.
“Collision brings together people and companies redefining the tech industry. Calgary plays a leading role in the digitization of Canada’s industrial sectors so it’s crucial our voice is part of the conversations that are driving innovation,” said Nenshi. “With focus and leadership from industry, our post secondary institutes and government, Calgary will emerge from this structural change in our economy as a stronger community that’s embracing advanced technologies – a place where entrepreneurs want to come and live and work on big world challenges.”
More than 25,000 delegates will be at the event, which also hosts over 400 speakers on the various conference stages and more than 5,600 companies at the forefront of the most disruptive technology reshaping the world.
“The number of companies, from startups to multinationals, that are representing Calgary at Collision is an indication there is a lot more going on in tech here than people may be aware of, so it’s an opportunity to attract investment and talent,” said Moran. “We will bring the spirit and quality of life in Calgary to Collision. Delegates won’t have to take too many steps in any direction before they are introduced to Calgary.”