Web Summit Is Now Sold Out

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on October 31, 2021

Today, Web Summit – “the best technology conference on the planet”, according to Forbes – announced that it has officially sold out its first in-person event in two years, which is taking place at Lisbon’s Altice Arena from November 1-4, 2021. 

More than 40,000 people are set to arrive in Lisbon over the next week to attend the largest tech event to take place since the pandemic began. Portugal, now the most vaccinated country in the world, will host founders, investors and media from all over the world. People will once again be able to connect in person with stars including Amy Poehler and Thierry Henry, tech giants such as Apple’s Craig Federighi and Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, and the next generation giants like Sorare’s Nicolas Julia. 

“We have defied all odds. The return has been way faster than we expected. We didn’t think we’d even get to 10,000 attendees. Everyone has been in lockdown for two years. Very few of us have been able to connect, so the excitement among attendees this year is palpable,” says Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder and CEO at Web Summit. 

The Opening Night, taking place on Monday, November 1, will see Black Lives Matter co-founder Ayọ (fka Opal) Tometi, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen and Sorare CEO Nicolas Julia take to the stage in the Altice Arena. More than 1,000 speakers including Grit Daily News’ Jordan French and Stewart Rogers, 1,500 journalists and 700 investors will be taking part in the event, alongside 1,250 startups and partners, including global brands such as Google, AWS, Siemens, H&M, Cisco and  eToro. 

Grit Daily’s fourth-annual speaker’s and media dinner with Filecoin and Filecoin Head of Events & Community, Aaron Stanley, will be held November 2 at 7pm. The few remaining tickets are available here.

Web Summit will ensure all appropriate measures, as set by the Portuguese health authorities, are adhered to. Official Covid vaccine certificates will be required to access the venue. Where official certificates cannot be provided, organisers will require a negative PCR test, which will only remain valid for 72 hours, or a negative rapid antigen test, which will remain valid for 48 hours. 

Earlier this week, Web Summit announced that the software in use at the event will be licensed out for use by CES 2022 – the world’s largest trade show – in Las Vegas. 

About Web Summit
Grit Daily has called it the “supernerds’ startup sandbox of the century” and Forbes says Web Summit is “the best tech conference on the planet.” Bloomberg calls it “Davos for geeks;” Politico “the Olympics of tech;” the Guardian “Glastonbury for geeks.” In the words of Sky News, Web Summit is “the world’s most influential tech event,” and the Telegraph calls it the “planet’s best tech conference.” 

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Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he is on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor. A prolific investor, he's invested in 40+ early stage startups through 2021.

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