“The world's largest technology conference”
Founded in Dublin in 2010 by Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit has quickly grown to become the largest technology event in the world. The conference's topics focus on innovation and the future, with speakers ranging from CEOs to experts, celebrities and politicians, and partners representing all levels and sectors of the global high-tech industry, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.
Speakers at the first event included YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, Twitter co-founder and then CEO Jack Dorsey and Skype founder Niklas Zennström. Personalities such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Al Gore and UN Secretary General António Guterres also spoke in the following years.
Participants in the Web Summit have increased dramatically over the years. Much that since the event moved from Dublin to Lisbon in 2016, during the Summit the Portuguese capital becomes the digital hub of Europe, hosting over 60,000 spectators from over 170 countries.
Web Summit is “where the future goes to be born”