Web Summit Qatar 2024 kicks off next week

20 February 2024

Web Summit Qatar 2024 is set to kick off next week with the participation of thousands of entrepreneurs, investors and tech leaders from around the world. Over four days, the summit will host discussions and networking sessions on the latest developments in technology and innovation.

Taking place from February 26-29 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, the summit is expected to launch new initiatives aimed at developing Qatar’s tech ecosystem and attracting international companies looking to expand their presence in the region.

Commenting on the occasion, Sheikh Jassim bin Mansour bin Jabor Al Thani, Chairman of the Web Summit Qatar Organising Committee, emphasised the country’s readiness to host Web Summit’s inaugural edition in the Middle East and Africa, highlighting that the anticipated global event represents an ideal opportunity to showcase Qatar’s tremendous capabilities to thousands of entrepreneurs, startups, investors and stakeholders.

He added that the event attracted interest from prominent figures worldwide, including representatives from Amazon, Meta, Google, Shell, Huawei, Snapchat, TikTok, Whoop, as well as many startups such as Replit, which specialises in software development. He explained that the high-profile attendance reflects Qatar’s rising status as a global tech hub and is a testament to the confidence industry leaders have in the value of participating in the summit.

Web Summit Qatar 2024 has garnered immense global demand, with tickets across all categories selling out a week before its launch. Passes for the partner and startup programs reached full capacity over two weeks ago, with registration surpassing the expected number, reflecting growing interest from entrepreneurs, investors and technology professionals from Qatar and beyond.

Out of thousands of startup applications worldwide, 1,100 startups representing 80 different countries were selected to participate in the event. These countries include Qatar, the United States, Egypt, Brazil, Italy, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and India. Participating startups represent nearly 30 industries, marking the most global representation of startups ever for a Web Summit debut.

Qatar’s hosting of Web Summit for five consecutive years comes as part of its ongoing efforts to boost the nation’s business ecosystem, incentivise tech innovation, invest in technological capacity building and increase job opportunities in the ICT field, in line with the country’s economic diversification goals outlined in the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Interested parties can view the full agenda, speaker list and discussion topics by visiting: https://qatar.websummit.com