The media is picking up on the news: Lisbon will host Web Summit 2016, 2017 & 2018.

To those of you who still don’t get it.

Lisbon is the most happening city in Europe right now.

Why else move one of the fastest growing events – and billion € businnes – in Europe to another City?

Because Lisbon has the Infrastructure, the talent, a very interesting business environment and a supportive political environment. Add to that – fantastic weather, lovely people, good food, a bloooming art scene.

Do you need more arguments?

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The Venue

Web Summit ditches Dublin for Lisbon. Event founder Paddy Cosgrave said the decision to move the festival to Lisbon would allow Web Summit to tap into the local startup scene and, crucially, a larger number of hotel rooms. Wired

 

Dublin’s loss as Lisbon pays just €1.3m a year to host Web Summit. Business Irish

 

The event, which started five years ago with 400 technology entrepreneurs, will draw around 30,000 attendees this November, the organizers said in an e-mailed statement on Wednesday. More than 2,000 startups and 1,000 investors and 650 speakers will take part in the three-day conference this year. Bloomberg

 

At a press conference in Lisbon this morning, along with Portugal’s Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas, the Irish company behind the global technology conference said it would take place in Lisbon for at least the next three years. RTE News

 

The Web Summit is considered one of the biggest technology events in the world, and has grown from 400 participants in its first year in Dublin in Ireland to 22,000 planned entrepreneurs for 2015, according to data provided by the organization. This Web Summit will be held in the grounds of the International Fair of Lisbon and MEO Arena in Hall, in the area of the Expo, the modern heart of the city during the years 2016, 2017 and 2018. Latin America Herald Tribune

 

Web Summit to move to Lisbon in 2016, cites infrastructure reasons. The Web Summit in Dublin will be no more from 2016 with the organisers confirming that the event is to up sticks and move to Lisbon, with the organisation citing infrastructure as one of the reasons for its decision. silicomrerublic

 

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