For the first time, the biggest names in tech will be joined by global political leaders, renowned artists and sports personalities at this year’s Web Summit taking place between November 7-10 in Lisbon, Portugal. Speaker  announced for Web Summit 2016 include:

  • Roberto Azevedo, Director-General, World Trade Organisation

  • Arabian Prince of NWA

  • Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly

  • Henry Holland

  • Ronaldinho

  • Lily Cole

  • Joseph Gordon Levitt

  • Tinie Tempah, Music Artist

  • Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (2004-2014)

  • Mike Schroepfer, CTO, Facebook

  • Sean Rad, CEO, Tinder

  • Mike Krieger, CMO, Niantic

Web Summit is moving beyond tech as it continues to grow, attracting Prime Ministers, Ministers and Mayors to discuss the impact of technology across the world as well as in-depth discussions with major sports personalities and music artists.

In a blog post, Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave said: “There’s much happening in the world that is concerning. There’s an unprecedented refugee crisis, political uncertainty in the United States and Europe, a sluggish global economy, growing numbers of terrorist attacks, a backlash against globalisation, fears over technology’s failed promises and so much more. It’s time for Web Summit to grow up that little bit more, and in a way that reflects the growing impact of technology on every aspect of our lives and the lives of 7 billion other humans.”

50,000 attendees from over 150 countries will come to Lisbon for Web Summit and 600 speakers will feature across 15 content stages including Society, Marketing, Sport, Music, Machine, Fashion and others. They include:

Web Summit

Web Summit is a global technology conference hosted annually in Lisbon. In 2016, more than 50,000 attendees from over 150 countries will fly to Lisbon for Web Summit, including over 20,000 companies, 7,000 CEOs and 2,000 international journalists. Speakers will include the founders and CEOs of the world’s largest tech companies as well as political leaders and major sports, fashion and music personalities.