Web Summit will return in person in 2021
LISBON (Reuters) – Europe’s biggest technology conference, the Web Summit, will return to Lisbon in full force as a massive in-person event in 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to go fully online this year.
Web Summit was founded back in 2009, by Paddy Cosgrave, David Kelly and Daire Hickey and it is an annual technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal been considered the largest tech event in the world. Web Summit was originally held in Dublin, Ireland, until 2016, when it moved permanently to Lisbon, Portugal.
Due to the outbreak, which has forced the cancellation or postponement of many major events, the 2020 edition of Web Summit was held online. Web Summit 2021 will begin on Monday, 1 November and ends on Thursday, 4 November
The event, which moved from Dublin to the Portuguese capital in 2016, attracts about 70,000 participants every year, drawing speakers from leading global tech companies and startups, as well as politicians.
Portugal at Web Summit
In 2016, the city of Lisbon gave us an incredible welcome, and it’s helped make Web Summit a truly unforgettable event year after year ever since.
Meet a selection of the unmissable Portuguese speakers, partners and startups who joined us in 2020, and dive into the community initiatives and Portuguese content from past events.
Web Summit in the community
Web Summit will continue to organise community engagement programmes, as it has done for previous conferences. Below, learn about the flagship initiatives we’ve operated over the years.
We’re working with the Portuguese authorities to expand our community reach, and we’ll be launching new initiatives in Portugal soon.
Join the Web Summit 2021
Web Summit will return to Lisbon in 2021. Save 50% on your ticket by pre-registering for a 2 for 1 discount code. You’ll get two Web Summit tickets for the price of one, so you can bring a friend for free. Grab your 2 for 1 tickets for €850. Sign up now for our sale on March 23.