ALTICE ARENA, LISBON
NOVEMBER 5-8, 2018
This is a time of great uncertainty for industries across the world. At Web Summit, we gather the founders and CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing startups, policymakers and heads of state to ask a simple question: where to next? As a partner, you can help us ask that question.
We bring over 2,600 journalists from the world’s leading publications to Web Summit. They’re part of the reason why the event has a global reach of over 3 billion. We can also work with you on bespoke content packages that will tell your story on a global scale.
Maybe you want to place your company front and centre of an industry issue. Maybe you’ve got a new product to launch. We can set up roundtables and workshops for you to host. You’ll be right in the middle of the action, leading discussions with targeted demographics on the topics that matter most to you.
We have dedicated tracks for every industry. Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent, meet with the policymakers influencing your industry or exchange notes with your peers and competitors, we have the stage, lounge and evening event for you.
70,000 people will be joining us at Web Summit this November. These people are deeply embedded in the fabric of their respective industries, and are the people who dictate how quickly new technologies are adopted.
BMW teamed up with us as our official mobility partners. They wanted to reach our attendees and online audience and present themselves as thought-leaders in the electric car industry.
As well as an amazing outdoor exhibition space with BMW test drives onsite, we produced a bespoke Facebook Live series, Backseat Drivers with BMW, where we interviewed boxing hall of famer Wladimir Klitschko, Vogue international editor Suzy Menkes, and Rodial founder Maria Hatzistefanis.
Our series reached over 3.5 million people and placed BMW right at the heart of the Web Summit VIP experience.
AWS wanted to educate developers on their product range, generate leads and position themselves as the leading cloud infrastructure provider for startups and developers.
AWS were the official partner for our startup Mentor Hours programme at Web Summit 2017. The AWS Mentor Hours lounge played host to over 1,000 mentor sessions with 940 startups and 238 mentors, from speakers and industry experts to investors.
Over the course of three days at Web Summit, AWS also ran 21 workshops. Workshop titles included ‘Getting started with AWS for developers’, ‘Responsive web apps using AWS’ and ‘An intro to Amazon AI’. They must have been doing something right – AWS workshops were among the most-favourited sessions in the Web Summit app, and generated thousands of leads from attendees.
As exclusive partners for our women in tech lounge and mentor programme, Booking.com wanted to position themselves as leading advocates for a more equal tech industry.
We worked with Booking.com to devise a custom interactive wall to encourage online and offline engagement with our attendees. This formed the backdrop for a Facebook live content series in which we interviewed Booking.com CEO, Gillian Tans, Sin City star Rosario Dawson, the EU Commission’s Ann Mettler, and Branch co-founder Mada Seghete.
Our content series aligned Booking.com with several of our high-profile speakers, reaching almost 2 million people in the process.
Altice wanted to establish brand awareness after a name change. As the largest telecommunications provider in Portugal, they wanted to leverage Web Summit’s presence in the city of Lisbon and place their new brand at the centre of our Night Summit city takeovers.
We designed and produced Un/Signed in partnership with Altice, a unique Night Summit event showcasing unsigned Portuguese musical talent. With four acts, 5,000 attendees and 30 bars and restaurants in the LX Factory area, Un/Signed powered by Altice brought together the acts soundtracking Portugal’s future. Altice was positioned at the forefront of Portuguese culture, as well as cementing the new brand among Web Summit’s attendees.
They’ll be joining us in Lisbon this November, along with 70,000 attendees – the founders and CEOs of the world’s fastest growing companies, international policymakers, and the occasional culture icon.
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