The world of technology has gathered in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, for the 2021 edition of the Web Summit. The event has exceeded the expectations of the organizers, with the 40,000 tickets sold that denote the desire that the sector had to see each other again.
There are two key issues that are leading this meeting, which started on Monday, November 1 and has a duration of four days. On the one hand, we have climate concerns , with more than 200 start-ups focused on this area.
Many of The Companies Are Behind the Innovations
“Many of the companies are behind the innovations that will hopefully move the planet in the direction we desperately need,” Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of german phone book search Web Summit, tells Euronews. “Regardless of what standards are introduced, many of the companies present on the Web Summit stage are pushing any kind of path to some sort of carbon-neutral future,” he continues.
The Celebration of This Event Coincides
Precisely, the celebration of this event coincides with the 2021 United Nations Conference on Climate Change , also known as COP26. “I think it is very important that the great political leaders and leaders. And the biggest polluters in the world meet at COP26. It is very important that they find a way forward, “says Cosgrave when asked about that overlap.
On the other hand, another of the ‘topics’ that dominate the Web Summit are cryptocurrencies. With more than 200 startups focused on this section. For example, Nicolas Julia, co-founder and CEO of Sorare , the platform with an impact of NFT, participates. Of course, Facebook’s whistleblower, Frances Haugen , who headed the opening night poster , has also not missed this edition .