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

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

BRAMPTON, ON (March 19, 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 Conference, Brampton looks forward to showcasing its dynamic landscape, talented workforce and commitment to fostering a thriving business environment. 

To learn more about The Gathering, the 2024 Collision Conference and Brampton’s Economic Development office, visit this website.

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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
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