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Web Summit and Covid-19
Between the dates 1.11.2022 and 4.11.2022, Web Summit 2022 will take place. The competition will be held in a face-to-face format between the Altice Arena and the Feira Internacional de Lisboa venues. The exhibition centres will have stringent COVID-19 prevention measures in place to ensure the safety of participants. Two of the safety measures that will be implemented are social distancing and the 3G entry policy. Papers such as negative testing results, proof of recovery, and vaccination certificates will be required of participants.
Web Summit enjoys a strong reputation within the technology and start-up circles as a conference that launches companies on the global stage. Established in 2010 by Paddy Cosgrave, David Kelly and Daire Hickey, Web Summit has quickly become the place for professionals involved within digital solutions, Internet products and software to learn what’s what on the highest level as well as gain visibility on a bigger scale. The conference is largely considered as the biggest tech event in the world and considering that luminaries like Stephen Hawking have attended it as a speaker solidifies this claim. There are quite a few topics discussed with emerging technologies, venture capitalism and Internet technology at the forefront. Web Summit is not only a place to gauge where the industry is headed, but also a platform for changing it. That’s what makes it an event you can’t afford to miss.
Web Summit is held on an annual basis with editions scheduled later in the year around November – an exception to this being 2019, when the conference will move to December in an online format. The event is organised in Lisbon, Portugal by Connected Intelligence Limited and programming takes place at the Feira Internacional de Lisboa over the course of three days. Only industry professionals are given admission and there is a packed day-to-day schedule, so be sure to research work hours beforehand. The exhibition centre is located in the Parque das Nações, which is a growing, modern area of the city and has all the public transport connections. In addition to good road access, Feira Internacional de Lisboa sits close to the Orient Train Station – your access point to bus lines, train service, express buses and the underground train. Humberto Delgado Airport is also a short distance away.
What Are People Saying?
• “Everything was targeted at helping startups make the most valuable connections,” – Yroo;
• “Exhibiting at Web Summit put our startup in front of the best and most important people,” – Phone.com;
• "Web Summit was a transformational experience, bringing investment and inspiration,” – Mapwize;
• “The publicity of winning PITCH gave us a build in momentum as we approach our next fundraising,” – Wayve, Web Summit PITCH winner 2018;
• “PITCH gave us the opportunity to get our message out to potential customers and partners,” – Railsbank, PITCH 2018;
• “We don't just invest in companies, instead we invest in the people behind them,” – Dennis Smith, Managing Partner & Founder, Evolution Equity Partners;
• “The market is increasingly global and we want to find great companies no matter where they come from,” Rashmi Gopinath, Managing Director, M12
Audience & Statistics
How does Web Summit back up its claim of being the biggest tech event in the world? Last edition hit more than 70,000 tech professionals who came from all over the world. The focus falls on the international nature of the conference with 163 countries accounted for – New Zealand, Romania, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, Portugal, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland, and the United States. Professionals came from a number of industries such as advertising, content & marketing, AI & machine learning, e-commerce & retail, enterprise software solutions and fintech. Startups can also meet up with over 1200 investors including VCs, LPs, angel investors, and heads of major international funds. That’s incentive enough to buy a ticket for the conference. Web Summit has also committed to improving its gender ratio and has achieved a 46.3% female audience out of all visitors to the event.
Trade Fair Trips ltd excites exhibitors and tech visitors with bespoke hotel accommodation for trade shows and conferences and Web Summit is no exception. We’re here to optimise your time at the conference, which means getting you a list of the top hotel offers in Lisbon for your price range. Trade Fair Trips ltd taps into a large network of hotels, guest houses and apartments to find the most affordable hotel rates during Web Summit. We know how important it is to be close to the event, which is why we book your hotel rooms close to Feira Internacional de Lisboa with solid connections to public transport. We’re also well versed in other services. Clients often rely on us to place reservations on meeting facilities in advance or take over the construction of their trade show booths. Whatever you need, it’s one phone call away!
Web Summit Past Editions
The Web Summit's 2021 edition was hosted a live trade fair at the Altice Arena in Portugal from 1.11.2021 to 4.11.2021. Rigorously enforced COVID-19 preventative measures were put in place at the host venue to safeguard the over 42,000 attendees that participated in the event. This included social distance regulations as well as the 3G entrance policy. Participants were required to present 3G documents, such as proof of recovery certificates, prior to admission. A total of 211 partners, 1,519 start-up companies, 872 investors, 748 speakers and 1,878 press members attended the event representing a total of 128 countries.
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How to get to Web Summit
Lisbon International Airport – via Av.Berlim, 35 mins
Oriente Station – via Rossio dos Olivais, 5 mins
Lisbon International Airport – via Av. Dr. Francisco Luís Gomes, 10 mins
Oriente Station – via Alameda dos Oceanos, 5 mins
By public transport:
Lisbon International Airport – via transport Vm, 10 mins
Oriente Station – not available