Brampton set to be first North American city to host Collision’s exclusive The Gathering pre-conference event 

March 19, 2024

Brampton Collision 2024

Team Brampton returns to the global Collision 2024 tech conference; and showcases Innovation District to thousands of international participants 

BRAMPTON, ON (March 15, 2024) – The City of Brampton is returning to the highly anticipated Collision Conference, a global tech event attracting over 36,000 participants from more than 118 countries. New this year, Brampton is hosting The Gathering, an exclusive pre-conference event in the heart of Brampton’s vibrant Innovation District. This marks the first time the event is being held in North America. 

Collision is the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. It brings eminent speakers and leading tech companies together for learning and networking opportunities in the startup sector. This year, Brampton will showcase the success of its Innovation District and demonstrate its suite of services available to help startups thrive.  

Brampton’s Economic Development team, including the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre and its partners, BHive Brampton, Altitude Accelerator, Founder Institute, Algoma University, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, and Brampton Venture Zone, are expected to welcome approximately 200 startups to Brampton’s Innovation District through hosting this event. 

The City of Brampton remains focused on its economic development efforts in key sectors, including innovation and technology, advanced manufacturing, food and beverage processing, and health and life sciences. This strategic approach positions Brampton as a leader in attracting investments, jobs and new businesses. 

As The Gathering sets the stage for the Collision 2024 Conference, Brampton looks forward to showcasing its dynamic landscape, talented workforce and commitment to fostering a thriving business environment. 

Click here to learn more about The Gathering and the 2024 Collision Conference.

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“We are thrilled to return to the Collision Conference and to kick off the week-long festivities by hosting The Gathering in our Innovation District. As the first North American city in this pivotal role, we take great pride in our vibrant tech community and look forward to showcasing our unwavering commitment to innovation. Hosting such a prestigious event speaks to the Brampton Advantage we continue to create and demonstrates our city’s growing influence across the global technology and innovation landscape.” 

Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton 

 “Brampton is a growing hub for creativity, entrepreneurship and technological advancement. I am proud our city has the opportunity to welcome participants from around the world into our community. Leading The Gathering and joining 2024 Collision Conference highlights our commitment to supporting local startups and I look forward to another successful year.”  

Gurpartap Singh Toor, Chair, Economic Development; Regional Councillor Wards 9 & 10, City of Brampton 

About the City of Brampton 

As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 700,000 people and 90,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable, and successful. Visit brampton.ca to learn more. 

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