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Web Summit 2018 with more than 69 thousand participants from 159 countries

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The third edition of the technology and innovation summit Web Summit, which ends today in Lisbon, counted with 69,304 participants from 159 countries and which will have covered more than 935 thousand kilometres, the organization announced.

In a statement, the organization said that more than 69,000 participants will have covered 935,604 kilometres during the event and drunk about 363,846 coffees.

In addition, 1,200 speakers included Internet inventor Tim Berners Lee, founder of Blogger, Twitter and Medium, Ev Williams, United Nations Secretary-General, Portugal’s António Guterres and the European commissioner for the Competition, Margrethe Vestager.

In 24 stages it was possible to carry out more than 554 thousand interventions, it also guarantees the organization, which counted in its ‘app’ (the application) the sending of 180 thousand messages and almost 814 thousand profile views.

The four pavilions of the Lisbon International Fair (IDF) and the Altice Arena were also home for more than 1,800 startups and more than 1,500 technology investors, including Ray Dalio, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, Mamoon Hamid and Trae Vassallo.

Journalists also swell the numbers, with the organization ensuring that more than 2,600 media representatives from countless countries and countless areas were present.

These figures are added to 10, the number is known since last month and which refers to the years that the summit will continue in the Portuguese capital, through annual investments of 11 million euros, including three million of the Lisbon City Council.

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.

Initially, the contract for the Web Summit to stay in Portugal was three years, plus two of the option.

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