A dynamic 38-member business delegation from Jamaica’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector gathered in Toronto, Canada between June 26 and 29 for the prestigious Collision conference.
Spearheaded by the collaborative efforts of the High Commission of Canada in Jamaica, and JAMPRO’s Technology Innovation District (TID) project, the delegation comprised of 22 leading Jamaican ICT companies eager to explore new opportunities and forge valuable partnerships.
Leading the delegation was Industry and Commerce Minister Senator Aubyn Hill, who is championing the innovative initiatives of the TID project. Senator Hill participated in the Corporate Innovation Summit (CIS), which focused on high-level discussions on cutting-edge technologies and industry trends.
Recognising Canada’s global leadership in the ICT sector, the Canadian High Commission acknowledges its significance as a priority sector for Jamaica. During their visit, the Jamaican delegation conducted insightful site visits to key technology innovation centres in Brampton, Durham, Halton, Markham, and Mississauga.
Additionally, they engaged in crucial business-to-business meetings, fostering connections with Canadian and international companies, and exploring avenues for collaboration.
Collision, often referred to as the “Olympics of Tech,” stands as North America’s fastest-growing tech conference. Drawing together Fortune 500 companies, pioneering start-ups, and influential speakers from around the world, the event has attracted over 36,000 attendees from 118 countries. Testament to its success, Collision has announced its extended stay in Canada, with the upcoming conference scheduled for June 17–20, 2024.
The participation of the Jamaican delegation in Collision not only highlights the nation’s vibrant ICT industry but also signifies Jamaica’s commitment to fostering innovation, technological advancement, and international collaboration.