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Collision Conference to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell Remotely from New Orleans




Collision, America’s fastest growing tech conference created by the team behind Web Summit, will ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell remotely from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

This event marks the second time the Nasdaq Closing Bell will be rung from the city of New Orleans. As a result of Nasdaq’s leadership in pioneering electronic markets, the Nasdaq Stock Market can be ceremonially opened and closed from any location, bringing together investors and market participants from around the world to mark the beginning and end of the trading day.

In honor of the occasion, Paddy Cosgrave, Co-Founder of Web Summit, will ring the Closing Bell. 


Center Stage, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central / 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern         

Collision Media Contact:

Eleanor McGrath

+353 87 2483230

Nasdaq Media Contact:

Stephanie Lowenthal


Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West

18 mhz Lower

DL 3811 Vertical

FEC 3/4

SR 13.235

DR 18.295411

MOD 4:2:0


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About Collision

Collision is the fastest growing technology event in the US. Each year it attracts the biggest names in technology, joined by global business leaders, VCs and investors from the world’s biggest funds, renowned artists and sports personalities at this year’s Collision taking place between May 2-4 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Collision is the sister event of Web Summit which is a global technology conference hosted annually in Lisbon, Portugal.  In  2017 more than 60,000 attendees from over 150 countries will fly to Lisbon for Web Summit.

About Nasdaq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 89 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,800 total listings with a market value of $11 trillion. To learn more, visit:



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