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Web Summit sold out but there are still student tickets

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The Web Summit technology summit announced today that the event is “officially sold out,” with the exception of tickets available for students aged 17-26 at a nominal price.

“The Web Summit 2018 is officially sold out! We are very excited to welcome the more than 70,000 participants who will be in Lisbon in the next few days,” the organization said in a note released today.

Still, the organization points out that “there are still the last Inspire tickets” with a value of five euros per day and are aimed at young students between 17 and 26 years.

The forecast is that also these tickets “be sold in the next few hours,” according to the organization.

Just days away from the Web Summit technology summit, the organization said it hoped it would be “the biggest and the best” ever.

According to data provided by the organization, this year’s third edition in Lisbon, there will be “three new stages” at the Web Summit: “DeepTech”, which will focus on the impact of technologies such as computing and nanotechnology in industry and everyday life; the “UnBoxed”, where technology critics will analyze electronic products; and the “CryptoConf”, which will discuss subjects such as digital currencies.

In all, there will be “25 different conferences within a single summit to discuss technology-related realities in areas such as environment, sport, fashion and politics,” the Web Summit points out.

Speakers such as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, actress Maisie Williams, eBay chief executive Devin Wenig, Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider, fashion designer Alexander Wang and Microsoft Corporation President Brad Smith, among others.

Portuguese speakers include the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, European Commissioner Carlos Moedas, Prime Minister António Costa and the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Like other editions, there will be parallel events to the summit, from “two major initiatives” in previous days, according to the organization.

This is why a conference on corporate innovation, aimed only at guests working in the innovation field of “some of the world’s largest companies” such as Mozilla, Allianz Technology, General Motors, P & G, Vodafone, the Lamborghini, among others.

Already next weekend, prior to the Web Summit, the Surf Summit initiative is taking place in Ericeira, where entrepreneurs, investors and speakers gather for two days of outdoor activities.

The technological, innovation and entrepreneurship summit Web Summit was born in 2010 in Ireland and moved to Lisbon in 2016, remaining in the Portuguese capital until 2028.

This year’s edition will take place between Monday and Thursday at Altice Arena and FIL.

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