Web Summit comes to Lisbon again on the 4th-8th November 2019.
If you are going, there’s so much on, its good to plan ahead.
Here’s a summary of our picks
On Stage Tuesday
- From freemium to premium – 12.10 – SaaS Monster stage with Jager McConnell Crunchbase, Ted Krantz App Annie and Don Clark The New York Times
- Innovating at scale – 13.00 StartUp University with Gillian Tans Booking.com and Elizabeth Schulze CNBC
- How to win fans and influence people – 14:15 – Centre stage with Caspar Lee, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Ian Somerhalder
- Finding gold in the data mine – 14:45 – Panda Conf with Edwina Dunn Starcount
On Stage Wednesday
- Smart humans need to stop being stupid about AI – 11.15 – binate.io Stage with Christian Beedgen Sumo Logic
- How to win on social 11.50 – PandaConf Stage with Dima Khatib AJ+, Margaret Molloy Siegel+Gale and Alex Chung Giphy
- Rethinking the marketing and sales funnel – PandaConf Stage with Armand Thiberge Sendinblue, Jason VandeBoom ActiveCampaign, Melanie Perkins Conva, Bill Magnuson Braze and Michelle Castillo Cheddar
- Amazon.ai on democratising machine learning and putting it in the hands of every developer – 16.40 Centre Stage with Werner Vogels Amazon
On Stage Thursday
- Purpose and innovation: Rethinking how we do business – PandaConf Stage 11.45 with Brian Whipple Accenture Ineractive
You can sign up to the newsletter of the tracks most suitable for you to receive alerts about the conference and other updates from companies in your tracks https://websummit.com/tracks
Opening night Monday – if you are going, get there early as the stadium gets full for kick-off at 5pm, where there will be keynote speakers, soon to be announced.
I have found the night summit to have good quality venues and artists, so good for a night out, perhaps more for fun with your team than meaningful networking
Web Summit tips from someone who has been before
It gets really busy by the lunch vans at actual lunchtime, so have lunch early, or after lunch (or both!) Don’t miss out on the ‘pastel de nata’ van (Portuguese custard tart).
Message people you would like to meet through the app ahead of the day.
Allow more time than you think to get to meetings, between talks particularly if you need to make it through the crowded lunchtime.
Don’t book your own days too full, there are so many interesting things to do and see on the stands – I particularly love the start-up exhibitors.
Split up and agree with your colleagues which sections you will take – you won’t get through all, and to talks on your own.
Join the conversation on twitter with #WebSummit
Staying in the historical centre is convenient enough for Web Summit – there’s a pretty regular express bus that takes you to Oriente and walk in from there.
Then you can enjoy the wonderful restaurants and bars of Bairro Alto and kickback to celebrate your full day of learning and networking.