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Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes to Give Opening Keynote at Traction Conf

30 top technology influencers, including Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes, to speak at two-day conference on how technology companies can experience explosive growth

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Hootsuite, the most widely used platform for managing social media, announces that CEO Ryan Holmes will open Vancouver's inaugural Traction Conf on June 17th and 18th at Harbour Event Centre in Vancouver, Canada. The two-day conference, presented by Launch Academy and Boast Capital, aims to educate startups on distribution strategies and tactics for explosive growth.

Traction Conf's 500 attendees - founders, c-level executives, growth hackers, data analysts, product leads, media and more - will hear from 30 top technology influencers, including Ryan Holmes, CEO Hootsuite; Phil Fernandez, CEO Marketo; Lynda Weinman, founder and chairman; and Neil Patel, co-founder of KISSmetrics. Keynotes and panels have been structured to educate attendees on gaining traction, understanding trends, and successful techniques and tools used to propel their business.

Holmes will open the conference with a morning fireside chat on June 18 at 9:00am PT. Moderated by Bloomberg's Canadian technology, telecom and media reporter Gerrit Van Vynck, the conversation entitled "Zero to Billion @Breakneck Speed," will focus on the tactics Hootsuite used when scaling its platform to meet the growing demands of its user base. Holmes will also discuss how the company rapidly scales its pace of innovation, and how employee culture has been prioritized throughout the company's growth. After its founding in 2008, Hootsuite has grown to more than 10 million users, including 800+ of the Fortune 1000 companies. There are close to 1000 employees in their offices across Vancouver, San Francisco, London, Paris, Hamburg, Singapore, São Paulo, and Bucharest.

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About Traction Conference

Organized by Launch Academy and Boast Capital, Traction Conf is Canada's largest gathering of growth experts. Attendees will learn distribution strategies and tactics for acquiring explosive growth from 40+ impressive speakers including the CEO of Hootsuite, CEO of Marketo, Founder of and Co-founder of KISSmetrics. For more info, visit


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