What we do

Web Summit organises five technology events across the globe. Web Summit, held in Lisbon, is the company’s flagship event. Collision, based in Toronto, and Web Summit Vancouver are its North American gatherings, Web Summit Rio, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, is its South American Event, Web Summit Qatar in Doha is its Middle East event and RISE in Hong Kong is its Asian one.

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Our global events

With a strong focus on connecting the right people at the right time, each of these gatherings brings together the most inspirational speakers, promising startups, prominent multinationals, active investors, and enthusiastic attendees.

Web Summit events draw the biggest names with partners including Microsoft, Siemens and Lenovo, and talks from Google, Apple and Airbnb amongst many others. 

Previous speakers include tech titans Reed Hastings and Jack Dorsey; cultural ambassadors Dr Jane Goodall, DBE, and Amy Poehler; prominent political figures Al Gore and Margrethe Vestager; and celebrities Seth Rogen and Nicole Kidman.

Map highlighting the locations of our main events: Web Summit in Lisbon, Web Summit Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Web Summit Qatar in Doha, Collision in Toronto and RISE in Hong Kong, and our head office in Dublin
Map highlighting the locations of our main events: Web Summit in Lisbon, Web Summit Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Web Summit Qatar in Doha, Collision in Toronto and RISE in Hong Kong, and our head office in Dublin

Web Summit

Centre Stage during the opening night of Web Summit 2021 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon

Lisbon, November 11-14, 2024

 

Web Summit is our flagship event. Over the years attendance at the Altice Arena and FIL in Lisbon has grown to over 100,000, with the world’s top media and delegates from all over the globe in attendance.

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Web Summit Rio

Opening night of Web Summit Rio 2023 at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, April 27-30, 2025

 

In 2024, we gathered 34,000-plus people – including 500-plus speakers and 1,000-plus startups – at Web Summit Rio. We’ll return to Rio de Janeiro in April 2025.

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Web Summit Qatar

Centre Stage | Opening Night, Welcome to Web Summit Qatar

Doha, February 23-26, 2025

 

In February 2025, thousands of international entrepreneurs, investors and leaders will gather in Doha to connect the tech world and drive innovation at our brand new event: Web Summit Qatar.

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Web Summit Vancouver

Vancouver, May 27-30, 2025

 

In May 2025, thousands of international entrepreneurs, investors, media and leaders will gather in Vancouver at our newest event: Web Summit Vancouver.

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Collision

Centre Stage during the opening night of Collision 2022 at Enercare Centre in Toronto

Toronto, June 17-20, 2024

 

Collision is our North American event, hosted over three days in Toronto’s Enercare Centre.  It has become what Forbes calls “North America’s fastest-growing tech conference”.

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RISE

Bowen Zhou, Vice president of JDcom and President of JD AI, JD.com, on Centre Stage during day one of RISE 2019

Hong Kong, returning in 2025

 

RISE is the largest technology event in Asia with one of the biggest startup exhibitions in the region, drawing the attention of global venture capitalists and angel investors. It returns in 2025 and will take place in Hong Kong.

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