Web Summit: "the largest and best edition". What to expect? – Business

Web Summit: "the largest and best edition". What to expect? - Business

Next week another edition of the Web Summit, the largest technology summit, will be launched this year, which this year expects more than 70,000 participants.

On the eve of the launch of another edition of the Web Summit, the organization is ready and confident that it is the biggest and best edition of all time, advances in a statement to Lusa. "We are excited about the third edition in Lisbon and we expect to receive more than 70,000 participants from 170 countries."

The organization explains that this year there will be three new stages in the contest. DeepTech will focus on the impact of technologies such as computing and nanotechnology in industry and everyday life. The UnBoxed stage, as the name implies, will be used by technology critics to analyze electronic products. Finally, the CryptoConf stage will focus on subjects dedicated to virtual currencies.

The summit will feature 25 conferences around technology-related issues such as environment, fashion, sport and even politics, the organization says. And for this will be expected "luxury" speakers such as Tony Blair, the former British prime minister; actress Maisie Williams of The War of the Thrones; Devin Wenig, the CEO of eBay; Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider; Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corporation, and fashion designer Alexander Wang, to name a few.

There could also be no shortage of interventions by Portuguese personalities at the Summit, and in this case, António Guterres, secretary general of the United Nations, will attend the summit. Also Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner, and of course the Prime Minister António Costa and the President of the Republic Marcela Rebelo de Sousa will be present.

In addition to the summit's interventions, like previous editions, there are side events such as a conference on corporate innovation, dedicated to guests from the area, such as Mozilla, Allianz, General Motors, P & G, Vodafone and Lamborghini. Another parallel initiative is the Surf Summit, held in Ericeira, inviting speakers, investors and entrepreneurs for two days of free activities.

Remember that the Web Summit will remain in Portugal for the next 10 years, with a state investment of 11 million a year, with the Lisbon Chamber committing itself to double the exhibition area in several phases over the years .

The Web Summit will take place at FIL, from 5 to 8 November.

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