Portuguese American Journal

Lisbon: Hosting prestigious World Web Summit – Portugal

The World Web Summit will be held for the second time in Lisbon, starting November 6 through November 9.

The event will open with remarks by Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa. US former Vice-President Al Gore will close the event.

Over 1,000 invited speakers include UN Secretary-General António Guterres, former French President François Hollande, former US Vice President Al Gore, Oracle Corp. Co-Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd, and European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

The Web Summit is an Irish-owned technology initiative, originally called the Dublin Web Summit, being held annually since 2009, before moving to Lisbon where it will take place again in 2018.

Considered the fastest growing technology convention in the world and Europe’s largest marketplace, the summit will gather 60,000 delegates and 15,000 companies from 160 countries, including the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Romania, Australia, Italy, Russia, Estonia, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, China, Japan, Kurdistan, India, Israel, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan.

The Web Summit’s main point of interest this year focuses on web-related issues that impacted the 2016 US election. Last year it brought together a large number of experts in the car industry including driverless cars technology.

The event, sponsored by Turismo de Lisboa, Turismo de Portugal and AICEP, will be covered worldwide by over 1,000 journalists from over 100 countries.


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