Paddy Cosgrove expects 70,000 delegates and 1,800 startups at Web Summit 2019

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The co-founder of Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrove says that he expects 70,000 delegates and 1,800 startups at the 4th edition of the event in Lisbon.

Web Summit will run at the city’s Parque das Nações from 4-7 November and the founder says that the event is getting ‘sold out’ earlier and earlier each year.
“We’ve got great speakers like the CEO of Tinder, the Chairman of Huawei, CEO of Wikimedia, two EU commissioners and many others,” says Paddy Cosgrove adding that 2,000 members of the media would cover the event.
In addition to saying that the organisation is very enthusiastic at some initiatives like ‘Women in Technology’ and ‘Planet:tech,’ Cosgrove revealed that the 2019 edition will also focus on climate change.
“We are well on the way to an event which is plastic-free and much of the content that we will have in ‘planet:tech’ is based on the role that technology can have in fighting climate change” he says.
“We are expecting that the event will be sold out much earlier than ever. With over 20 stages we can attract specialists from a wide range of sectors to reach our audience about topics from data protection, the future of Artificial Intelligence and the urgent need to adopt sustainable behaviours with a view to protecting our planet from climate change,” he said.