Toronto has emerged as one of the world’s fastest growing tech markets; indeed, it’s the 3rd largest in North America with some 14,000 tech companies and 65+ incubators. In the past 30 days, the city has seen a number of announcements, such as Microsoft’s expansion of their Canadian headquarters or that Pinterest is opening its Toronto office, a clear indicator that Toronto’s tech boom shows no signs of slowing down.
With organizations such as Business Events Toronto, Toronto Global and the Toronto Leader’s Circle helping provide access to local sponsorship and thought-leaders, attendance-building tools and industry networking opportunities, the city is the right destination for tech conferences. Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the largest convention centre in Canada and Enercare Centre, the largest exhibition space in Canada, make it easy for conferences such as Collision, North America’s fastest growing tech conference, to relocate to Canada’s downtown.
In a recent article on the Collision Conference, Johanne Bélanger, President and CEO of Tourism Toronto, noted how Toronto’s Tech scene is shaped by global events hosted here, “Hosting a conference of this magnitude demonstrates how meetings and events can be a powerful catalyst for economic development for sectors like technology and innovation, showcasing and elevating the booming tech industry, people and companies that have made the Toronto region a tech powerhouse.”