Web Summit 2022: time for a recap.
Web Summit 2022 took place last week, November 1-4 in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The technology and entrepreneurship summit brought together more than 71,000 attendees from 160 countries, of which 42% were women. Between the number of startups and exhibiting companies attending (2,630) and the number of investors (1,050), Paddy Cosgrave highlights the increase in class 1 attendees from these two groups.
This year was not only marked by the larger number of participants compared to previous years but also by the ticket sales that sold out three weeks in advance. The edition was a real challenge for those who wanted to stand out and provoke curiosity. The industries most represented were: SaaS; fintech; artificial intelligence; e-commerce and advertising.
In addition to the 1,050 expected speakers, Web Summit 2022 featured a surprise visit from the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, and the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister. Also noteworthy was the presence of the 58 Ukrainian companies that attended.
According to Paddy Cosgrave, Portugal is an “incredibly beautiful country, with a very rich history and is becoming the California of Europe” and takes the opportunity to point out, once again, the country’s advantages for entrepreneurs, namely, when it comes to setting up companies and digital nomads.
As for the plans of the summit, we can expect news in the coming years, as they intend to make the table more global and open it up to other regions, such as Dubai, Beijing, and Africa. Already in 2023, there will be the Web Summit Rio.
The question that remains: are you thinking about the next edition? You can already buy your tickets!