Web Summit, originally Dublin Web Summit, is a technology conference held annually since 2009. The company was founded by Paddy Cosgrave, David Kelly and Daire Hickey. The topic of the conference is centred on Internet technology and attendees range from Fortune 500 companies to smaller tech companies. This contains a mix of CEOs and founders of tech start ups together with a range of people from across the global technology industry.
Web Summit runs events throughout the world including F.ounders, RISE Conference in Hong Kong, Collision in New Orleans, SURGE in Bangalore and MoneyConf in Dublin.
For the first five years the event was held in Dublin, Ireland. In September 2015 Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit co-founder, announced that Web Summit would be held in Lisbon starting in 2016. In October 2018, the Portuguese government announced a ten-year contract extension with the Web Summit.
According to Forbes, the Web Summit is the best technology conference on the planet.