Web Summit, the world’s largest technology conference, announced on 20 September 2023 that serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk and ZhenFund partner Anna Fang are among the first set of speakers for its inaugural event in the Middle East, Web Summit Qatar, which will take place in Doha, Qatar, from February 26 to 29 February 2024.
The first year of the event will host 7,500 founders, world-leading investors, members of the global media and more at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).
ZhenFund CEO and partner Anna Fang, AJ+ managing director Dima Khatib, Flexport co-founder and CEO Ryan Petersen, Builder.ai co-founder and CEO Sachin Dev Duggal, and football legend Gilberto Silva are also joining the roster of speakers, debating across four stages about how technology is permeating every industry and society.
Journalists from global media brands such as Al Jazeera, Reuters, TechCrunch, Wired UK, Fast Company, Esquire, Xinhua News Agency, the Wall Street Journal and Semafor will also attend.
Web Summit Qatar will host the famed startup pitching competition PITCH for the 400-plus startups on the event’s startup programme. Participating startups will also be able to take part in Mentor Hours, roundtables, and investor-to-startup meetings. Elsewhere, the Women in Tech Lounge will facilitate meaningful connections and networking among attendees.
Web Summit Qatar joins the company’s global roster alongside its flagship event, Web Summit, which drew 71,000 attendees to Lisbon, Portugal, in 2023; North America’s fastest-growing tech event, Collision, in Toronto; Web Summit Rio, which took place for the first time in 2023; and RISE, which will be returning to Hong Kong in 2025.
Source & cover image credit: Press Release
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