“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”
Collision, the world’ biggest tech conference is happening from June 20-22 in Toronto, one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth.
35,000 attendees from 140 countries plus 600 speakers and over 1,200 journalists will attend Collision, therefore redefining the way in which people and companies from the global technology industry gather.
Here are 11 things you need to know and should expect at the 2022 Collision conference:
- Unparalleled networking
Imagine if you could gather the “who’s who of international tech” in one space. With nearly 35,000 attendees, 850 investors and 1,250 start ups, on site for Collision, you can make meaningful connections and continue the conversations long after the conference ends.
Get ready to make powerful connections.
- Long wait times on opening night
Be prepared for hours of waiting in line to get in for the official opening ceremony, taking place on Monday June 20. Seats for the Opening Night will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Arrive in good time to get your seat at Centre Stage.
- Premium content
You will need a lot of energy to handle the frenetic stream of sessions on a wide range of topics, from technology and digital media to music, politics and culture
Along with tech’s leaders, Collision has gathered authors, athletes, actors and musicians to talk about how tech touches their industries, covering more than 30 different topics. Hear it from the world’s best speakers at inspiring talks, educational masterclasses, interactive Q&As and unique experiences.
4. Learning and Development
With expert-led workshops and roundtables, Collision will be buzzing with insights from the leaders of all industries touched by tech. Hear it from a well-balanced and enticing line-up covering today’s pressing topics. Hear inspiring success stories and join thought-provoking conversations.
- Team building
Teams from the world’s top companies come together at Collision. Your team will get a shared experience and spark new ideas with inspiring talks, masterclasses and roundtables. Break the routine and start engaging conversations.
- Media connection and brand awareness
Get your media kit updated and hone your key messages and elevator pitches to take advantage of the huge media presence, and create fresh awareness for your brand.
Collision attracts more than 1,200 journalists from publications including Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, CNN Business, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal as well as all the major Canadian media and premier immigration publications.
- A touch of NBA basketball
Toronto Raptors did not go far in the season NBA playoffs. But the fusion of sports and entrepreneurship will get a hearing at the Conference.
Carmelo is a 10-time NBA All-Star, and an entrepreneur, philanthropist and producer. A leader and pioneer on the basketball court, his incredible career has paved the way for many brands, business ventures and philanthropic efforts on a global platform. He will highlight some of his strategies at the Collision conference.
- WiFi on site
Official event wifi will be freely available throughout the venue.
The most cost-effective way to get to the venue is by TTC mass transit.
When travelling to the Enercare Centre via public transport, keep in mind that the stop nearest to the Enercare Centre is Exhibition Place.
Routes 509 and 511 of the streetcar both stop at Exhibition Place. Use the Strachan Avenue stop, which will leave you right outside the venue.
- Google vs TikTok
Google and TikTok will be joining Pinterest, Amazon and a host of other global social media players to jostle for greater share of voice and share of mind
- Bitcoin and Cryptos. Hot or cold?
Millions of Bitcoin investors around the world have been having sleepless nights lately as crypto prices crashed to historic lows.
Crypto.com and other Crypto analysts will be at Collision to project the long term prospects of the crypto market.
Tip for the show
First decide what you want to get out of Collision and the potential prospects you want to connect with. Stay open minded, but be focused and strategic to drive maximum value from the event.
Afterwards, there is only one way to eat an elephant: a bite at a time.