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Web Summit will largely be run via the company’s proprietary conference platform

Web Summit, the tech conference that started life in Dublin before relocating to Portugal, has named its first 50 speakers for this year’s event with (...)

Quorum Chat founders David Newell, Romy Lynch and Patrick Finlay

Quorum Chat has secured $2 million (€1.7 million) in seed funding fromwell-known investors such as LocalGlobe, whose portfolio includes TransferWise a(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive and co-founder of Web Summit (centre right) at the official opening ceremony of the 2019 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/MIguel A Lopes

Web Summit, the tech conference that started life in Dublin before relocating to Portugal, will take place both on and offline in early December, its (...)

There is mounting concern that long-term travel restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic could cause irreparable damage to the conference sector.

Some €200 million in revenue is at risk over the next three years due to the cancellation of conferences locally, with event organisers warning the i(...)

Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave. File photograph: Antonio Cotrim/EPA

An advertisement placed by tech conference company Web Summit lauding a Chinese government statement was halted by Twitter for violating its ban on po(...)

While the conference will take place online, attendees will also get full transfers of their tickets to next year’s in-person event

The organisers of the Web Summit has said its sister conference Collision, which was to be held in Toronto in June, will now be an online-only event d(...)

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave this week decided that he would garner some attention for himself by pouring a very personalised form of scorn on the entire Irish journalistic trade. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Media workers and journalists in particular are irrepressible navel gazers. We all know this. It is a deficiency in the breed. Prominent business peop(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive and co-founder of Web Summit (centre right) at the official opening ceremony of the 2019 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/MIguel A Lopes

Pretax profits at the group that operates the Web Summit declined sharply last year as the company agreed a deal to invest $2 million into Amaranthine(...)

Rise has been held annually in Hong Kong since 2015

The organisers of Web Summit have postponed a sister event in Hong Kong due to be held next March due to the ongoing tensions in the protectorate. Ri(...)

Turnover climbed to €28.9 million from €26.3 million

Profits continued to surge for the group that operates the Web Summit following its controversial move from Dublin to Lisbon, hitting a record high in(...)

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