There is perhaps no bigger date in the tech conference calendar than Web Summit 2022. It’s taking place November 1-4th in Lisbon, and you have to be there!
A bold claim, but you can back it up. Let alone hosting guests speakers such as comedic icon Amy Poehler to tech heavyweights such as Greg Federighi, it’s what the Guardian calls “Glastonbury for geeks”; and The Financial Times “the world’s largest tech conference”.
So let’s not mess around with an over-done intro; let’s dive into where you should host your side event at this year’s Web Summit.
Why You Should Host a Side Event at Web Summit 2022
Everyone who’s anyone is going to be at Web Summit. So if you want to get your name out there where it can be seen by people who can bring your business to the next level, you need to plan a tech event in Lisbon.
- 42,000+ attendees from over 128 countries
- 200+ partners
- 700+ speakers
- 1,500+ startups
- 850+ investors
- 1,850+ media
So, looking at the numbers, there are many benefits to hosting a tech conference during Web Summit 2022. For starters, consider the following:
- Discovering talent
- Lead generation and sales
- Meeting investors
- Investing in startups
- Learning about new tech trends and more!
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What Kind of Tech Event in Lisbon Can You Host During Web Summit
So you can host any kind of tech event in Lisbon you want. However, considering what people want from the tech industry, we recommend focusing on one or more of the following.
- Conferences: Perhaps you could hold a groundbreaking conference on the future of blockchain?
- Talks and presentations: Perhaps you could present on the growing influence of women in STEM?
- Workshops: Perhaps you could host a workshop on implementing Metaverse in various industries?
- Hackathons: Perhaps you could host a Main Event Hackathon Competition with a massive prize from a huge sponsor where you can spot the latest emerging talent for your business?
- Other (parties, recreational activities, private dining etc.): Perhaps your niche for Web Summit could be a cool after-work event? Many people from out of town will want a taste of the Lisbon nightlife, and there will be many motivated people looking to get some serious networking done. You could be the brand that gives that chance to them!
Our favourite Venues For Hosting a Tech Conference during Web Summit 2022
1. Colourful and Avant-Garde Tech Conference Venue in Lisbon
Up first, we have a colourful and avant-garde tech conference venue. You’ll find it on the Southside of the river, with a spacious yet intimate 155m2 to work with.
This venue adds an artistic essence to your tech event in Lisbon. Its most striking feature is the synthetic grass flooring. There’s a spacious open-plan lounge basked in natural light thanks to the towering floor to ceiling windows. This space is perfect for breakout sessions or receptions.
The entire venue is full of art installations, and there’s a lovely garden and terrace too, allowing you to run events with real depth.
What’s more, this location comes with great catering options, wheelchair access and free parking. And, of course, being a candidate for your Web Summit event, it comes with all the AV materials you could need, such as high-quality sound equipment, projectors, TVs, and high-speed WiFi.
2. Unconventional and Creative Space For a Tech Event in Lisbon
How about this unconventional and creative space for a tech event in Lisbon? It’s located south of the mighty River Tagus and comes with a range of different spaces to make a tech conference with real depth.
Above you’ll see the translucent blue fishbowl meeting room. There’s also a marvellous industrial attic conference space, bursting with light and exotic plant life. Then there’s the bar and cafe space with open plan lounging and breakout areas. Overall, you have a beautifully renovated and eco-friendly space that is both nostalgic and modern at the same time.
Your Web Summit 2022 event here will have the best tech amenities a tech conference could hope for. From the state-of-the-art sound system to the mixing desk, TV screens, mics, high-speed WiFi, PA system, TVs, and more.
And finally, capacity wise, you’ll be able to accommodate up to 120 people for your Web Summit 2022 event.
3. Eclectic and Quirky Space For Web Summit 2022
If you’re looking for something central and hip for your Web Summit side event, then you’ll love this eclectic and quirky space.
This location is excellent for a tech event in Lisbon as it’s already home to a collective of creators and entrepreneurs.
Thanks to the mish-mash of vintage and colourful furniture, it’s full of charm. There’s also a lovely industrial mezzanine which is perfect for breakout sessions or as a viewing gallery. And of course, the stone encased windows offer plenty of natural light too!
Capacity-wise, you’ll be able to host up to 130 people in a standing event and 75 people in a seated event.
4. Industrial Tech Conference Venue With an Open Layer Brick Wall
This next venue boasts marvellous riverfront views, glowing natural light, and a trendy aesthetic. It’s an industrial tech conference venue with an open layer brick wall.
It’s a former warehouse, with 250m2 to work with, and a grand 6-metre tall ceiling. There’s a beautiful blend of brickwork and steel here in what is a nostalgic location.
You’ll have a true blank canvas motif here so you can build a Web Summit event in your own style. The entrance is a vast hanger style entrance, meaning you can bring in huge installations and set-piece designs.
5. Rooftop Hall For Glamorous Web Summit After-Work Event
Alas, here we are at our final location for you. But we’re leaving you with our Web Summit party options. It’s a rooftop hall for glamorous after-work events.
Yes, because after the tech conference is over, it’s time to let your hair down – and maybe even do a little networking.
The signature feature of this venue is the majestic view of the River Tagus and the Abril de 25 Bridge. The decor shouldn’t be overlooked either, with a sleek and minimal design, irresistibly modern.
And finally, over its 362m2, you’ll be able to accommodate up to 360 people in a standing event and 336 people in a seated event.
And now you know where to host a side event at Web Summit 2022. We can’t wait for November, and we hope to see you there. If you’d like to see the rest of our fantastic venues in Lisbon, then follow this little link here.
But before you go, make sure to read our guide on how to host a blockchain conference. It’ll be worth your while, we promise!