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7000+ UK tech and business leaders to descend on Lisbon

Web Summit (Web Summit) - 17 October 2016

Leading UK business leaders, startups and investors to boost the UK’s tech scene at Web Summit 2016

  • 100 UK Startups, 108 Speakers and 167 investors
  • 15 conference stages covering Fashion, Marketing, Sport, Automobiles and more
  • Top Speakers include: Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HitRECord, Ronaldinho, Footballer

LISBON, PORTUGAL -  7,244 UK attendees will join 42,756 others from 165 different countries at this year’s Web Summit taking place between November 7-10 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The provisional number of 7,000+ UK attendees include 100 startup companies, 108 speakers, 167 investors and 306 journalists. Over the three day event, UK attendees will look to promote the growing technology sector in the UK with 12 startups participating in START, Web Summit’s programme for high potential startups. UK Investors will also participate in Investor office hours which gives them the opportunity to meet with hundreds of startups while 108 speakers will participate across Web Summit’s 15 conference stages.

Some of the UK attendees this year include:


  • Twizoo -  Twizoo - technology that can accurately identify and classify customer reviews left on social media
  • Bricksave - Bricksave were the first Real Estate Crowdfunding platform to offer international properties to the Latin American market.
  • Opinsta - Opinsta builds solutions that support your employees to deliver Amazing Customer Experience
  • Vrumi - Vrumi enables householders and professionals to make the most of the space in homes. There are hundreds of different places to work for any budget, capacity or time.
  • Takumi - Fully managed influencer campaigns powered by a unique platform


  • Tinie Tempah - Musician
  • Mark Wilson - CEO, Aviva
  • David Buttress - CEO, JustEat
  • Richard Arnold - Managing Director, Manchester United
  • Simon Sproule - CMO, Aston Martin
  • Investors:
  • Index Ventures
  • Accel Partners
  • Atomico
  • Balderton
  • Passion Capital

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave said:

“We’re delighted to welcome over 7,000 UK attendees to Web Summit this year. It’s a really exciting time in Web Summit’s brief history as we get ready to welcome attendees from 165 countries to Lisbon to discuss the growing impact technology is having on every aspect of our lives and the lives of 7 billion other humans.”

600 speakers will feature across 15 conference stages including Future Societies, Panda, Sports Trade, Music Notes, Autotech, Modum and others. They include:

Centre Stage:

  • Mike Schroepfer, Facebook
  • Shailene Woodley, Actress
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HitRECord
  • Linda Boff, GE
  • Luis Figo, Dream Factory Network

Future Societies (Society):

  • Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (2004-2014)

Panda (Marketing):

  • Gary Briggs, CMO, Facebook
  • Saas Monster (Enterprise):
  • Taavi Roivas, Prime Minister, Estonia

Sports Trade (Sport):

  • Ronaldinho, Footballer

Music Notes (Music):

  • Tinie Tempah, Music Artist

Auto Tech (Machine):

  • Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Renault-Nissan Alliance

Modum (Fashion):

  • Andreja Pejić, Supermodel, Andrej(A)

Web Summit

Web Summit is a global technology conference hosted annually in Lisbon. In 2016, more than 50,000 attendees from over 165 countries will fly to Lisbon for Web Summit, including over 20,000 companies, 7,000 CEOs and 2,000 international journalists. Speakers will include the founders and CEOs of the world’s largest tech companies as well as political leaders and major sports, fashion and music personalities.

For further enquires contact

James McCann
Media Associate
T: +353 85 7277344

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