Ontario Showcases Vibrant Tech Sector on the Global Stage
Provincial Delegation Virtually Participates in the World’s Largest Tech Conference
TORONTO — The Ontario government and a delegation of more than 65 companies will showcase the strength and depth of the province's innovation bench at the world's biggest tech conference, Collision from Home. The event provides a unique virtual program for international participants who want to learn more about Ontario's vibrant tech sector.
The province is also offering a related international program featuring 22 sessions to over 500 international companies and technology buyers who want to take advantage of the business opportunities that Ontario has to offer. Vic Fedeli, Ontario's Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, will participate in these digital sessions, meeting virtually with investors to showcase Ontario's innovation and technology ecosystem.
"We cannot let the pandemic prevent us from attracting investment and creating jobs here in the province. Now more than ever, it is important that Ontario's businesses continue to form partnerships in the innovation and technology sectors in order to contribute to our economic recovery," said Minister Fedeli. "That's why it is so important that over 65 Ontario companies, each at the forefront of their respective industries, are participating as part of the Ontario delegation in this influential global conference."
World leaders in artificial intelligence, fintech, cybersecurity and digital media call Ontario home. With over 300,000 tech workers and 23,000 firms, Ontario is North America's second largest IT cluster, after California.
"This year's digital format presents a unique opportunity for Ontario-based companies to meet with potential partners, industry leaders and deal makers from major tech companies around the world," said Fedeli. "The lasting connections formed through Collision from Home will benefit the growth of Ontario's tech and innovation sectors and keep us focussed on future development."
To see who is participating in the Ontario delegation to Collision from Home, visit SourceFromOntario.com/Collision.
- Collision 2020 was originally set to be held in Toronto prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will return to Toronto in 2021.
- Ontario is home to three of the largest start-up ecosystems in the world — Waterloo, Toronto and Ottawa.
- Global leaders in the IT sector, including Google, Uber and Microsoft, have operations in Ontario.
- Toronto is North America’s fastest-growing tech market, adding about 80,100 tech jobs in the past five years. Toronto has nearly equaled the number of tech jobs created in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2013.