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Web Summit Rio: Coming May 2023

Web Summit Rio will bring together 15,000-plus people and the companies redefining the tech industry.

In 2023, we’ll host our first-ever Web Summit outside of Europe in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Will we see you there?

Rashmi Gopinath, B Capital Group
Rashmi Gopinath

Web Summit is “where the future goes to be born”

Politico said we run “the world’s premier tech conference”, the Atlantic that Web Summit is “where the future goes to be born”, and Reuters that we assemble “the biggest names in tech and business”.

Web Summit Rio, coming in May 2023, will join the roster of international events organized by Web Summit, taking to the world stage alongside Web Summit in Lisbon, Collision in Toronto and RISE in Hong Kong. Web Summit Rio will be the largest tech event in Brazil, gathering more than 15,000 people at Riocentro.


Meet speakers from our past global events

Changpeng ZhaoBinance
Changpeng Zhao
Serena Williams
Serena Williams
Kara SwisherRecode
Kara Swisher
Ryan PetersenFlexport
Ryan Petersen
Her Majesty Queen Rania Petersen Al Abdullah
Her Majesty Queen Rania Petersen Al Abdullah
Craig FederighiApple
Craig Federighi
Cathie WoodARK Invest
Cathie Wood
Dr Werner VogelsAmazon
Dr Werner Vogels
Lindsay KaplanChief
Lindsay Kaplan
Al GoreGeneration Investment Management
Al Gore
Margrethe VestagerEuropean Commission
Margrethe Vestager
Jack DorseyBlock
Jack Dorsey
Alexis OhanianSeven Seven Six
Alexis Ohanian
Eva LongoriaEva Longoria Foundation
Eva Longoria
Gary MarcusNYU
Gary Marcus
Melanie PerkinsCanva
Melanie Perkins
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood
Web Summit events have gathered half a million people across Web Summit in Lisbon, Collision in North America and RISE in Asia since the company’s beginnings as a 150-person conference in Dublin in 2009. Our mission has been to create software that improves conferences and enables meaningful connections between the CEOs, founders, investors, politicians, cultural figureheads and members of the media who are reshaping the world.
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Why will 15,000+ people gather in Rio de Janeiro?

Three reasons: incredible speakers eager to share expertise, unparalleled networking opportunities with entrepreneurs, and proprietary software that will maximize your experience.

South American tech is on fire, and Brazil is probably the hottest startup country in the world right now. It’s time South America had its own global gathering of the tech community. And we think there’s no better city to host it in than Rio.

Be one of the first to take part in a brand new event experience. Join us in Rio de Janeiro in 2023.
Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rosario Dawson, Actress & Founder, Studio 189, on the Centre Stage
Rosario Dawson
Actress & Founder, Studio 189

Companies that attend Web Summit

Edward Snowden on Centre Stage at Web Summit

“The giants of the web assemble.”

  – Wall Street Journal

“Web Summit is the World Cup of tech conferences.”

– Fortune

“Where the future goes to be born.”

– The Atlantic

“The best tech conference on the planet.”

– Forbes