Why Web Summit?

Web Summit brings together leading speakers, tech’s biggest companies, and top media outlets.

Join us in Lisbon this November to find valuable leads, access premium content and make meaningful connections.

opening night of Web Summit 2023 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 70,000
    +
    attendees
  • 2,600
    +
    startups
  • 900
    +
    investors

Networking

Imagine gathering the “who’s who of international tech” for an invaluable networking session. Join us in Lisbon this November to meet people from across the world, connect, and continue your conversations long after the event ends.

Inc. says Web Summit has “game-changing speakers, dynamic content, and great opportunities to network and connect with others”.

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Learning and development

With expert masterclasses and roundtables on the schedule, Web Summit is buzzing with insights from the leaders of all industries touched by tech. Hear from a balanced and enticing speaker line-up covering thought-provoking conversations and pressing topics you need to learn all about.

As Entrepreneur Magazine puts it, “every visitor is guaranteed to learn something both new and exciting”.

Lead generation

Our attendees want to see what’s out there – and what’s in the pipeline – in the world of tech. Join us in Lisbon and connect with who you need to meet to drive your business forward. Use our software to discover new contacts, then get to the event floor and generate precious leads.

HuffPost says Web Summit “brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry”. Connect with everyone from CEOs and founders to marketers and developers, and take your business to the next level.

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Inspiring content

Alongside tech’s leaders and innovators, we’ve gathered authors, athletes, actors and more to talk about how tech touches their industries. Our world-class speakers will take to the stage to share their expertise through inspiring talks, interactive Q&As, and masterclasses covering more than 30 topics.

Forbes encapsulates Web Summit’s energy, saying it “bridges the gap between creativity and tech, while balancing sober dialogue with the optimistic ethos synonymous with innovation”.

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Team building

Teams from the world’s top organisations come together at Web Summit to strengthen professional bonds. Give your team a shared experience and spark new ideas through inspiring talks and networking opportunities. You never know who you may meet on the event floor.

Inc. sums it up: “You’ll be a part of (and benefit from) a community that more accurately represents the world we live in.”

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Brand awareness

Get your brand in front of major international publications. Web Summit attracts senior journalists from the likes of Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal. Amplify your message and showcase your company to the world from Lisbon this November.

In the words of Recode, you can make a name for yourself at a conference that’s “the most striking in the world from a technological and entrepreneurial point of view”.

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The world's leading companies and media attend our events

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Meet our 2024 speakers

Brad Smith
Brad Smith
President & Vice ChairMicrosoft
Jessica Sibley
Jessica Sibley
CEOTIME
Cristiano Amon
Cristiano Amon
CEO & PresidentQualcomm
Deborah Archer
Deborah Archer
PresidentACLU
Hovhannes Avoyan
Hovhannes Avoyan
Founder & CEOPicsart
Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
Founder & CEOGroq
Justin Smith
Justin Smith
Co-Founder and CEOSemafor
Andy Mooney
Andy Mooney
CEOFender
Nick Thompson
Nick Thompson
CEOThe Atlantic
Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra
Creator & Entrepreneur
Daniela Braga
Daniela Braga
FounderDefined.ai
Mike Armstrong
Mike Armstrong
Chief Marketing & Communications OfficerJuventus
Ali Niknam
Ali Niknam
Founder & CEObunq
Toma Sabaliauskienė
Toma Sabaliauskienė
CMONordVPN
Blake Sabatinelli
Blake Sabatinelli
CEOAtmosphere
Jenny Zeng
Jenny Zeng
Founder and Managing PartnerMSA Capital
Sebastien Kopp
Sebastien Kopp
FounderVEJA
Atul Gupta
Atul Gupta
Chief Medical OfficerPhilips
Rashmi Gopinath
Rashmi Gopinath
General PartnerB Capital Group
Loren Gray
Loren Gray
Social Media Personality & Songwriter

We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon

In 2016, Lisbon gave us an incredible welcome, and it’s helped make Web Summit a truly unforgettable event year after year ever since. In 2020, we got to share the Portuguese capital with the rest of the world when we moved online. Then, in 2021, we returned to our Lisbon home.
We can’t wait to see you there in 2024. Join us this November.

They have attended our events

“I liked the broad mix of digital commerce, retail, and social and political content.”

Mike Cuddy
CIO
Toromont Industries

“Incredibly well orchestrated. I can't say enough good things!”

Claudine Dumont
Senior Director
Aptum

“All of the breakout sessions were amazing. I got so many notes and so much information from them.”

Marvin White
CEO
Take 10 Trivia

“I loved being able to navigate to my topic of interest between the channels so rapidly.”

Julia Romano
Senior Solution Engineer
Vision Critical

“In my mind, Web Summit was the Wimbledon final or Champions League final, so I just wanted to be there”

Aleksandar Zarić
Business Environment Director
USAID Cooperation for Growth Project

“Whether you’re a CEO, investor, startup or student, everyone is on the same page.”

Joao Mendes
Founder & Engineer
Connecting2Dots

“It was such a great platform for people to feel comfortable enough to freely express their opinion.”

Bárbara Gomes
Student
UBI

"Web Summit is the marketplace of the tech community. We never want to miss it."

Ana Morro Chávez
Co-founder & Managing Director, AirWayBill

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