Our History

In 6 short years, Web Summit has grown from 400 attendees to over 50,000 attendees from more than 150 countries. No technology conference has ever grown so large so fast.

Web Summit has become “Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace”. An unrivalled global meeting place for the world’s most disruptive technology companies and those interested in how that disruption can transform their businesses and their lives.

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Europe’s Largest Technology Marketplace

More than 50,000 attendees will be at Web Summit, including more than 15,000 companies discovering and learning about what new software and hardware can transform their businesses.

It’s not just Europe’s largest companies that will be at Web Summit, but over 7,000 CEOs from companies of all sizes and industries. Where will your company be?

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A Pioneering Approach: Engineering Serendipity

Our approach has always been different, and that difference has propelled our growth. We’re the first software company that creates conferences.

While conference companies typically hire experienced event planners, we hire computational physicists, applied statisticians, AI specialists and engineers of all shapes and sizes.

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Our Marketplace: Unparalleled Calibre and Scale all in one Room

Web Summit now attracts the world’s largest buyers and sellers of technology. More than 65% of our attendees are senior management, from over 15,000 companies.

On the seller side, Web Summit is not just about the executive officers of the world’s leading technology companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google and Cisco all gathering in one room. It’s also about a generation of emerging technology companies selling to an ocean of 50,000 other potential customers from companies small, medium and large from across the world.


Over 2,000 media from more than 100 markets will be at Web Summit in Lisbon. It’s not just editors from many of the world’s most influential publications, but market shaping industry reporters from leading technology and trade publications and blogs.


The giants of the web assemble
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Everywhere you go it’s buzzing and it’s electric

It defines the ecosystem
The Guardian

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