Web Summit runs the world’s largest technology events. It has grown from a 150-person conference in Dublin in 2009 to this mega event in 2022 at Lisbon. The 2022 Web Summit occurred from the 1st – 4th of November at the massive 20k-seater Altice Arena in Lisbon and had over 71,000 attendees from 160 countries. These included startups, investors, speakers, journalists, and other attendees who came to network, be educated, or participate in the inspiring pitching competition. All the major tech companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, and leading European startups were represented.
At a time of great uncertainty for many industries and the world itself, we gather policymakers, heads of state, and the founders and CEOs of technology companies and fast-growing startups to ask a simple question: Where to next?