Over 200 start-ups from across the world will join 3,000 attendees at Europe’s largest tech conference. The Dublin Web Summit, which started off as a 200-person-event in Trinity College, has hit a marker. The event, which will take place in Dublin’s RDS on 17 and 18 October 2012, has quickly become the largest tech conference in Europe, attracting the leading start-ups from Ghana to Japan to Silicon Valley and, of course, the length and breadth of Ireland.
Speaking about October’s Summit, founder Paddy Cosgrave said, “We’re delighted the Web Summit has quickly become the largest tech conference in Europe. This year we’ll have well over 1,500 international attendees flying in to attend the Web Summit, along with 200 journalists. We’ve been bowled over from the international response to the event.”
Anna Scally, Partner, KPMG in Ireland said, “KPMG is delighted to support the Dublin Web Summit. Ireland is a tech hot spot and there has been an incredible surge in tech start-ups globally. This event will bring together a superb collection of some of the world’s current and future leaders of global tech companies, and is a great opportunity for tech companies to meet and share the latest and most innovative developments in the global tech sector. Our support of the Dublin Web Summit, from the beginning in 2010, illustrates our commitment to supporting technology companies in these challenging but exciting times.”
October’s Summit will see serial Silicon Valley angel investor Kevin Rose (Twitter, Zynga, Foursquare, Path) speak alongside former Twitter board member and Flipboard founder Mike McCue. Also speaking at the summit will be speakers from Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Paypal.
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