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CED Collision2019

Taking place in Canada for the first time, Collision, the fastest-growing tech conference in North America saw more than 25,000 delegates and 400 speakers from more than 120 countries collide in Toronto from May 20 to 23.

Calgary is here

From startups to enterprise, more than 100 Calgary companies, including 24 at startup island, members of the Calgary Economic Development team and Mayor Naheed Nenshi represented the city at Collision with a message that the Calgary tech scene is more opportunity-rich than may be understood.

Collision was also a platform for more than 100 business-to-business meetings with industry leaders in tech, finance, government and all our key sectors in Toronto, and an opportunity to tell the Calgary innovation story through a series of interviews including appearance’s on BNN’s The Real Economy and print publications like the Globe & Mail.

Talent attraction

With a large presence on the conference floor and an ambassador event held to reintroduce alumnae to the city, the Calgary exhibit and lounge was a magnet for talent. The conversations were an opportunity to showcase what a tech career could look like in Calgary, to change perceptions and highlight the companies that call Calgary home.

Capturing the energy of Collision, Erik Allan, ACE Program Director with Tundra Process Solutions and Calgary Ambassador, produced this Calgary video of conference highlights.

 

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