Calgary, AB, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The digitization of Calgary’s key industrial sectors will be on display when more than 100 companies take part in the Calgary delegation at Collision, North America’s fastest-growing tech conference, in Canada for the first time this week in Toronto.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Mary Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Calgary Economic Development, will lead the contingent of local companies in tech, agribusiness, creative industries, energy, health & life sciences, transportation & logistics, and other sectors at the conference today through Thursday.

“Collision brings together people and companies redefining the tech industry. Calgary plays a leading role in the digitization of Canada’s industrial sectors so it’s crucial our voice is part of the conversations that are driving innovation,” said Nenshi. “With focus and leadership from industry, our post secondary institutes and government, Calgary will emerge from this structural change in our economy as a stronger community that’s embracing advanced technologies – a place where entrepreneurs want to come and live and work on big world challenges.”

More than 25,000 delegates will attend the conference with more than 400 speakers on various stages and in excess of 5,600 companies at the forefront of the most disruptive technology reshaping the world.

“The large number of companies, from startups to multinationals, representing Calgary at Collision shows there is a lot more going on in tech scene than people may know. It is an opportunity generate awareness about Calgary, attract investment and recruit top talent,” said Moran. “We will bring the spirit and the quality of life in Calgary to Collision. Delegates won’t have to take too many steps in any direction this week before they are introduced to Calgary.”

Innovation is one of four pillars of the Economic Strategy Calgary in the New Economy. To learn more visit:

To learn more about Collision visit:

Calgary Economic Development Media Line