Web Summit announces 2018 speakers

Web Summit has announced its initial speaker line-up.

Now in its ninth year, Web Summit has grown from 400 attendees to 70,000 for the 2018 edition.  They will travel to Lisbon to hear from the world leaders in tech, politics, sport, fashion and entertainment.

Web Summit speakers will include Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter and founder of Medium; Margrethe Vestager, European commissioner for Competition; Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, president of Samsung electronics, Young Sohn; John Collison, co-founder of Stripe; eBay CEO, Devin Wenig and Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO.

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit CEO said, ‘This will be Web Summit’s third year in Lisbon.  The event grows year on year, increasing not only in scale but in the calibre and impact of what happens on stage.

‘We have CEOs of the world’s most well established bluechip companies like Nestlé and Allianz speaking alongside the world’s most exciting new companies like Stripe and Ofo.’

Web Summit features 23 conferences across nine main stages including: AutoTech, SportsTrade, and TalkRobot.