See you next year at Web Summit Qatar 2025

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It’s been an historic few days at Web Summit Qatar’s inaugural event, as thousands gathered in Doha. Join us next year?

As the Middle East’s largest ever gathering of international startups, Web Summit Qatar was one to remember. 

The event brought together more than 15,000 attendees from 118 countries at the Doha Exhibition and Conference Center (DECC) to make connections and enjoy talks from world-renowned speakers.

Author and presenter Trevor Noah, and the State of Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, kicked things off on Opening Night.

Across the remaining three days of the event, speakers including Black Lives Matter co-founder Ayọ Tometi and Deep Space Initiative’s Sara Sabry delighted attendees. All told, nearly 400 speakers – 37 percent of whom were women – joined us to share their insights.

Elsewhere, 1,000-plus startups – roughly one third of them women-founded – exhibited at the DECC, sharing their elevator pitches with investors, companies and a global network of talent. 

Just shy of 900 journalists from regional publications and global media giants reported on the future of tech and what to expect in the coming years. 

At Night Summit, people gathered across three jam-packed nights of fun to experience Qatar’s heritage and cultural hotspots, including Barahat Msheireb, the beautiful Mina District, and the stunning B12 Beach Club.

Missed out, or wanting more? Check out what you can expect from Web Summit events in the months to come.

Web Summit Rio

Web Summit Rio returns to Brazil for the second year of our stunning South American event. Explore the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro and witness what CNN Brasil calls “the perfect mix between the ‘Brazilian way’ and the biggest innovation event in the world”.

Web Summit Rio takes place in Riocentro from April 15-18, 2024. Secure your spot today.


Join us for our return to Toronto as we bring together 40,000-plus attendees from all over the world. 

Away from the stage, you’ll be able to make the most of lounges and dedicated meeting spaces that bring together people from every sector to generate business leads.

Collision takes place in Toronto’s Enercare Centre from June 17-20, 2024. Get your tickets now.

Web Summit

Web Summit returns to Lisbon for our flagship event from November 11-14, 2024. 

Join more than 70,000 people as they flock to Lisbon to meet industry experts, tech enthusiasts and founders over three days of networking and building connections.

Don’t miss out. Get your tickets today.

Web Summit Qatar 2025

Web Summit Qatar returns to Doha in 2025 for what promises to be an even more exciting event. 

Attendees can expect a diverse range of speakers from every industry touched by tech, and three evenings of Night Summit with exclusive access to Doha’s hidden gems.

Join us next year at the DECC from February 23-26.

Be part of the action. Get your tickets today.

That’s it for Web Summit Qatar 2024. Don’t miss out on our return to Doha in 2025.

Main image of Web Summit Qatar branding outside DECC: Stephen McCarthy/Web Summit (CC BY 2.0)

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