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This is Lisbon and this is the Web Summit 2017 home

In November 2017 Lisbon is going to host the Web Summit for the second time in a row, one of the best-known tech conferences in the world

I know… Everybody is waiting, as I’ve promised, hot news about the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi and the experience in Orenburg. All friends of mine, all followers… I know, I feel the pressure!

The time went fast and these days, after the comeback, were full of graduation organizing, but I’m not going to forget. Russia needs a lot of space in CamiSiri blog and I hope, by the end of this week, to start the first chapter of this amazing and long story.

But now, it’s time for the Web Summit!! Oh yes, it’s the second year that Lisbon hosts this amazing event and it’s the second year that CamiSiri is a little part of that.

If you don’t know or if you don’t remember, last year the WebSummit moved from Dublin to Lisbon and, since I was living in Portugal and I’m a nerd/geek (whatever you want) and I like to help, I was a volunteer into the Live team. And, this year I will be a part of the Design team.

I’ve already wrote about the WebSummit here, but in Italian language… so let’s recap a little bit.

What is it the Web Summit?

Web Summit started as a simple idea in 2010: Let’s connect the technology community with all industries, both old and new. It seemed to resonate. Web Summit has grown to become the “largest technology conference in the world”.

In six short years, Web Summit has grown from 400 attendees to over 60,000 attendees from more than 150 countries. No technology conference has ever grown so large so fast. Web Summit has become “Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace”. An unrivalled global meeting place for the world’s most disruptive technology companies and those interested in how that disruption can transform their businesses and their lives.

Where does Web Summit take place?

Web Summit will take place in Lisbon, at FIL and Altice Arena (formerly known as MEO Arena), from the 6th to the 9th of November, so it’s just around the corner and it’s time to get organised!

Don’t you have a ticket?

You can still buy it!! Click here and choose the right ticket for you and your company.

Are you aged 16-23? You can Win a FREE half-day ticket to Web Summit Centre Stage. Enter for your chance to win by clicking here

Who will be there?

This year at the Web Summit you’re going to meet incredible startups, the world’s leading companies, thousands of  featured attendees and speakers

What is going to happen?

Check the schedule here or if you’re already registered, download the official app here

Welcome to Lisbon

Since now you have all the basics information, it’s time to spend just some words about the Portuguese capital that will host the event for the second time in a row.

Lisbon is often flaunted as one of the world’s most warm and charming cities! Before you head off, here are some quick facts you should know:

  • Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe, predating London, Paris and even Rome.
  • Much like Rome, Lisbon was built on uneven terrain and is known as the city of the 7 hills.
  • The Vasco da Gama Bridge is the longest in Europe, measuring 17 km from end to end.
  • Lisbon has one of the mildest climates in Europe. The city is sunny throughout the year, with an annual average of 3000 hours of sunshine.
  • Pastéis de Nata are internationally acclaimed and delicious Lisbon delicacies! More than 7 million are baked each year, and you can’t really afford not to taste one.

And so much more… And in the post Study in Lisbon, you can find others interesting facts about this amazing city, where I lived for almost 6 months.

Now you have the minimum necessaries to understand what is the Web Summit, where it takes place and if you want to come you have to move! So book your flight, find an accommodation and… how to survive?? Ok ok, in the next post, you’ll find my survival guide at the WebSummit 2017 and in Lisbon

The CamiSiri Survive Guide to Web Summit 2017 and Lisbon is here!! Click here to read it!!

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