"The best technology conference on the planet" according to Forbes. Over the past 10 years, Web Summit has managed to grow from 400 attendees to over 70,000 attendees from more than 170 countries. No conference has ever grown so large so fast. Started as a simple idea to connect the technology community with all industries, Web Summit has grown to become 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.
Web Summit 2018 brought together CEOs and founders of the world’s biggest companies, the most promising new startups, influential investors and leading journalists. Over 2,600 media from more than 100 markets came to the event this year. 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 first day at the conference was marked by attending the Opening Night event. It was exciting to listen to substantive speeches and get inspiration for the next three days.
The conference took place at Altice Arena, which is actually located at some distance from the city centre. Nevertheless, everything was well-organized and carefully planned. There was a centre stage at a stadium and four pavilions: all of these places were constantly full of people. Everyone could pick something for himself from 24 active stages: from content marketing, through SaaS, bitcoins, AI, to startups, technology or even fashion.
Networking is one of the best parts of Web Summit. All visitors had the opportunity to attend Night Summit, which is probably the best way to continue the face-to-face conversations over a drink.
Web Summit remains to be a perfect event for everyone willing to be familiar with new trends and get inspiration. During the conference you could meet people who are interested in the future of technology and innovation. It was very fruitful and interesting 4 days of business and knowledge sharing!