June 17 to 20, Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place

Toronto hosts Collision, North-America’s fastest growing technology conference with over 40,000 attendees annually. Tickets are available for purchase. The acclaimed conference welcomes innovators, technology professionals, companies and visitors from around the world to network and discuss the future of the global technology industries. Tickets are available for purchase.

This year’s event includes over 800 speakers, 1,400 media, 1,000 investors, 2,000 exhibiting startups, 340 impact startups and 300 partners from over 140 countries, all looking to make meaningful connections. Top themes for 2024 include Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Venture Capital market in 2025 and how to use technology to strengthen democracy.

City of Toronto Pavilion, Enercare Centre Booth E281

Visit the pavilion to learn about how the City supports technology industries and fosters growth and innovation as a concierge to all aspects of our vibrant ecosystem. More information will be shared about the city’s competitive advantages such as a deep, diverse talent pool and as a centre of excellence for higher education, research and entrepreneurship. Join discussions to hear about forging new business relationships and why Toronto is a destination not just to travel to, but to live and work.

The pavilion will also be:

  • Showcasing home-grown technologies and capabilities in AI, CleanTech and Creative Technology such as video game production and immersive entertainment (AR/VR/MR)
  • Attracting potential inward investors from other countries
  • Connecting local companies to potential investors at the conference
  • Encouraging tourism in Toronto

Pavilion Launch Event

Tuesday, June 18, 11:30 a.m. to noon

To launch the opening of Toronto Inc’s booth at Collision 2024 and to provide a networking opportunity for Toronto’s Collision delegates.

Speakers will be focused on:

  • Importance of Tech in Toronto
  • Toronto’s attractiveness for global investments, talent and businesses
  • Spotlighting Toronto as a vibrant and diverse destination for tourism, events and attractions

Toronto’s Technology Sector

The city is home to the largest technology hub in Canada and third largest in North America, with 24,000 companies and 289,000 technology workers. Toronto has a diverse, talented and growing talent pool, and industry-leading research and development have made Toronto a global hub for technology and innovation. The number of individuals working in tech-specific occupations has grown more than 25 per cent over the last five years, the highest growth in North America and was also the top market with the creation of 31,405 more tech talent jobs than graduates. Learn more.

City of Toronto Pavilion Schedule

See below for Enercare Centre Booth E281’s schedule for each day. A Land Acknowledgement will take place at the beginning of each day before the first session.

Time Activation Description Details
Tuesday, June 18
11:15 a.m. to noon Toronto Pavillion Launch and Networking Session Join Toronto Inc and the entire Toronto ecosystem as we officially open Toronto’s booth for Collision 2024.
  • Councillor Shelly Carrol, Ward 17, Don Valley North, Chair of the Budget Committee, Co-chair Economic and Community Development Committee, City of Toronto
  • Vic Fedeli , Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
  • Andrew Weir, CEO, Destination Toronto
  • Stephen Lund, CEO, Toronto Global
  • Giles Gherson, President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade
Noon to 12:30 p.m. Toronto’s Innovation Ecosystem Hear why Toronto is a world class destination for local and global companies to innovate, grow and scale their business.
  • Siri Agrell, CEO, BetaKit
  • Chris Greenfield, Managing Director, OneEleven
  • Alison Nankivell, CEO, MaRS Discovery District
  • Ismail Khalil, Country Head, Plug and Play
1 to 1:15 p.m. Announcement To be announced. To be announced.
2 to 2:30 p.m. Why Global Tech Companies Choose Toronto Global tech continues to choose Toronto.
  • Matt Switzer, Director USA East, Toronto Global
  • Or Polaczek, Director of Engineering Operations and Site Lead, Forter
  • James Bergstra, Director of AI Platform, Ocado Advanced Technologies
  • Gary Bogdani, Head of Horizon3 AI Innovation Labs, Unilever
3 to 4 p.m. Toronto Happy Hour hosted by Aird & Berlis and Marani Law Network amongst Toronto’s innovation ecosystem.
  • Aird & Berlis + Marani Law


Time Activation Description Details
Wednesday, June 19
11 to 11:30 a.m. Public Trust in Technology Solutions City of Toronto’s Chief Technology Officer Sonia Brar shares her vision of public trust in the City’s technology solutions and shares her experience on how to meaningfully engage for trust and confidence in municipal digital infrastructure.
  • Sonia Brar, Chief Technology Officer, City of Toronto
1 to 1:15 p.m. Announcement To be announced. To be announced.
2 to 2:30 p.m. Technology for Public Service Delivery Come hear a dynamic discussion with City of Toronto leaders executing excellent public service delivery in a co-leadership model for technology.
  • Sonia Brar, Chief Technology Officer, City of Toronto
  • Jag Sharma, Deputy City Manager, Development and Growth Services, City of Toronto
  • Howie Dayton, General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, City of Toronto
  • Jason Pires, Manager, Traffic Systems Planning & Design, City of Toronto
3 to 3:30 p.m. Toronto is an AI Powerhouse Toronto continues to stake its claim as a world-leading AI ecosystem.
  • Stephen Lund, CEO, Toronto Global
  • David Katz, Partner, Radical Ventures
  • Helen Kontozopoulos, Co-Founder of ODAIA, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
  • Patricia Thaine, Co-Founder and CEO, Private AI
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sustainable Global Growth Happy Hour:
Desjardins’ Guide to International Success and transition to a greener economy
Step in for something refreshing with Desjardins in the City of Toronto / Destination Toronto Booth and discover new opportunities for growth and innovation while transitioning to a greener economy.
  • Marilyn Horrick, Senior VP, Ontario Market
  • William (Billy) Boucher, CEO, Desjardins Ontario Credit Union


Time Activation Description Details
Thursday, June 20
11 to 11:30 a.m. What Creative Industries can teach us about the use of AI The creative industries are often at the leading edge of emerging technologies as the artists, developers, and designers in these fields are quick to adapt and find ways to use these new tools. AI has quickly been integrated into the creative process of a variety of entertainment sectors, in ways that range from the dazzling to the mundane. This panel will showcase leaders from Toronto’s film/tv, video game, and immersive marketing fields as they share their experiments, successes, and missteps working with AI.
  • Ramona Pringle, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Umar Ghumman, Chief Experience Officer, VML
  • Zina Rahman, Co-Founder, Transitional Forms
  • Neishaw Ali, Founding Partner, President and Executive Producer, Spin VFX
  • Yves Jacquier, Executive Director, Ubisoft La Forge, Ubisoft
2 to 2:30 p.m. Toronto’s Climate Action Plan – Opportunities for Industry Collaboration Come and meet the Champion leading Toronto’s ambitious Climate Action Plan. James Nowlan will discuss key accomplishments, critical target risks and ensuing opportunities needed to ensure the City is on track towards NetZero 2040. Collaboration between industry, government and academia will be imperative.
  • Rebecca Black, Founder – Black Current
  • James Nowlan, Executive Director, Environment and Climate Division, City of Toronto