Web summit in Lisbon
Web Summit, Europe’s largest technology conference, has announced it will move from Dublin to Lisbon in 2016.
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.
The conference, which was founded in 2010, has grown from 400 attendees to more than 22,000. With the 2015 event expected to attract 30,000 attendees, Web Summit said it was time to make the move, and grow internationally.