Here’s to an incredible week with 59,115 people

It’s our second year in Lisbon. And we think we may be facing into our best event yet.

We’ve got 59,115 people from more than 170 countries joining us in Portugal this week, and we think we’ve got something pretty special planned. Forbes have just written a little piece about us and how we “create collisions between startups, investors, and others so they share insights and forge relationships”. Here’s to a week where, we hope, some incredible friendships are made and strengthened, and where our attendees leave with a story or two to tell.

Check out the video for just some of the figures behind Web Summit 2018.

Our attendees are joining us from right the way across the globe. Does your country make it into our top-20 most represented?

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America

1,200+ world-class speakers

Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition

The people driving the international news agenda and behind the world’s most influential companies are hitting our stages. Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner who fined Google €2.4 billion, Slack co-founder Stewart Butterfield, Al Gore, Reddit CEO, Steve Huffman, UN secretary-general, António Guterres, and Booking.com CEO, Gillian Tans, are all set to provide the week’s talking points.

2,000+ of the world’s best startups

A startup networking at Web Summit

While some of tech’s most influential will be onstage, the founders and CEOs of the startups looking to displace them will be the floor. Across our ALPHA, BETA and START tracks, over 2,000 of the world’s most promising startups will be joining us at Web Summit.

1,400 tech investors

Investor Jim Breyer coming to Web Summit

Web Summit now represents the largest accumulation of VC funding in one place at the same time in the world. Breyer Capital founder, Jim Breyer, NEA founder, Dick Kramlich, and Draper Associates founder, Tim Draper are among our 1,400 attending investors.

2,600 international media

Journalist Laurie Segall speaking at Web Summit

Back in 2010 at our first event, three international journalists showed up. This year that number will be 2,600. Expect journalists from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Financial Times, Politico, Inc, Forbes, Mashable, Vogue, Venture Beat, Fast Company, and Business Insider.

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