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LISBON, NOVEMBER 5-8, 2018

Sustainability at Web Summit


This year, we’re working with The Navigator Company to make Web Summit the first carbon-neutral event of its kind. For the first time, all emissions generated by Web Summit and its attendees will be offset by new forests in Portugal and all single-use water cups will be 100% recyclable onsite.

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How are Web Summit and Navigator offsetting carbon emissions?

Tree planting

The carbon dioxide emissions generated at Web Summit 2017, including those generated by attendees’ air travel, will be totally offset by a pine tree plantation in Portugal. The Navigator Company will establish and manage this forest, with official certification provided by an independent body. An estimated 95,000 pine tree samplings, which will grow and sequestrate carbon dioxide for at least 35 years, will be planted in the centre of Portugal, contributing to a greener Web Summit.

Eliminating single use plastic

In 2017, Navigator are helping to eliminate the use of single use plastic at Web Summit. Navigator are sponsoring the use of fresh fibre paper water cups throughout the event, ensuring all our water cups are 100% recyclable on site.

Navigator are also sponsoring water refill stations throughout the site, so that attendees can bring their own refillable multi-use water bottles with them.

Discover Web Summit’s 25 conferences

  • Autotech
  • Data
  • Content
  • Design
  • Developer
  • Society
  • Growth
  • Healthtech