The Regional Municipality Of York


York Region supports local technology businesses with virtual attendance at Collision from Home

Local businesses participate in Collision from Home, June 23 to 25, 2020

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York and its local municipal partners are inviting 100 representatives of York Region’s tech community to join and participate in Collision Conference’s first ever virtual Collision from Home.

The event takes place Tuesday, June 23 to Thursday, June 25, 2020.

“York Regional Council remains committed to supporting local economic and business recovery through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “With York Region being Canada’s second largest information and Communications Technology hub, Collision from Home provides an opportunity for local technology businesses to learn from global industry leaders and build new connections to assist with their post COVID-19 recovery plans.”

Through York Region’s ongoing partnership with Collision Conference, North America’s fastest growing technology event, select technology businesses and local economic development partners will receive complimentary access to the online event.

York Region is home to approximately 4,300 technology businesses and these representatives will have exclusive online access to three days of streaming talks from top global tech CEOs, venture capitalists, international policy makers and global cultural figures.

“Supporting the growth of innovative businesses is critical to the economic prosperity of our communities,” said City of Markham Regional Councillor Jim Jones, Chair of Planning and Economic Development. “York Region is home to industry-leading technology companies of all sizes and we remain committed to delivering economic development programs and services to assist them with their business success.”

At Collision Conference 2019 York Region led a collaborative technology experience centre pavilion showcasing “made in York Region” technologies developed by local companies and startups. The pavilion, facilitating significant business contacts, was a partnership between York Region, the cities of Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill, plus innovation organizations and the local business community. The conference attracted over 25,000 participants from 125 countries.

The complete Collision from Home conference agenda and various attendee packages can be found at

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The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 54,000 businesses with over 650,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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Media Contact:
Stephanie Crowley, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 77272 or Cell: 905-251-6416

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