The founder of the Summit of Technology and Innovation Web Summit Paddy Cosgrave gave today, at 5:15 pm, closed the third edition of the event, with an invitation to participate in the 2019 edition. President Marcelo was the closing speech of the summit, as happened last year.
After a speech by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, about challenges in the technological world, Cosgrave, in the middle of the audience, addressed the crowded Altice Arena for a few seconds to declare the 2018 edition of the Web Summit closed.
“We are all welcome next year,” he said.
This year’s edition of the Web Summit, the third in Lisbon, brought together 69,304 participants from 159 countries, more than 1,200 speakers, more than 1,500 investors and 2,600 journalists.
The technological, innovation and entrepreneurship summit Web Summit was born in 2010 in Ireland and moved to Portugal in 2016 and since then has generated an economic impact of more than 500 million euros.