Join us next year for Web Summit Rio 2025

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That’s a wrap for Web Summit Rio 2024. Meet you next year at Riocentro for Web Summit Rio 2025. It promises to be another unforgettable event.

It was a record-breaking event in Rio de Janeiro, with 34,397 attendees from 102 countries taking part. We can’t wait to return to Riocentro in 2025.

Web Summit Rio 2024 was the fastest-growing Web Summit event ever, with more than 34,000 attendees from 102 countries networking alongside 1,066 startups, 499 investors and 175 event partners. 

The event also set a new benchmark, with the highest proportion of women-founded startups at any Web Summit event, at 45 percent. On top of this, 47.5 percent of attendees and 39 percent of speakers at Web Summit Rio were women. 

Top speakers from business and society joined us at Riocentro during the three-day event – including TBD CEO Mike Brock; Ripple president Monica Long; Canal KondZilla founder and director KondZilla; Grammy-winning artist Gilberto Gil; influencer and entrepreneur Bianca Andrade; Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo da Costa Paes; Grindr CEO George Arison; IBM chief impact officer Justina Nixon-Saintil; and Nubank chief technology officer Vitor Olivier – to share insights into where the world of tech is going.

Across our stages, there were vibrant discussions on all the hottest issues facing the tech industry, from AI, investment and climate change to the future of money and all things facing the Latin American ecosystem:

  • How can society save the world’s rainforests? By resisting threats as best as possible… And by using drones.
  • What follows ChatGPT? We witnessed analysis of AI innovation models, the prevention of brain drain, and avoiding another tech valuation bubble.
  • Where is the money? Raising funds commanded a lot of onstage discussion, with experts from Canary, SafeSpace and Astella sharing their insights.

Check out all the press releases from Web Summit Rio here.

Our investor and startup communities spent three days networking and ensuring the next generation of ideas makes it to the global market. One of those startups attracting attention could be, winner of Web Summit Rio’s startup competition, PITCH.

Join us next year

Web Summit Rio will be returning to Riocentro from April 27-30, 2025.

Web Summit Rio 2025 will welcome business leaders, cultural icons and global policymakers, and host a range of interactive Q&As, masterclasses, and speaker experiences. Away from the stage, you can explore the city of Rio de Janeiro, from its world-class dining options to its cultural treasures.

Beyond Rio, Web Summit hosts events around the world. 


Collision returns to Toronto in June 2024, with more than 40,000 people expected. What Digital Trends calls “the stunning future of tech conferences” will be taking place at Toronto’s Enercare Centre from June 17-20, 2024.

Get your tickets now and join us in Toronto

Web Summit

Web Summit returns to Lisbon for our flagship event from November 11-14, 2024. 

Join more than 70,000 people as they gather in Lisbon to meet the founders and CEOs of leading tech companies and fast-growing startups, as well as policymakers and heads of state, for three days of networking and building connections.

Pre-register for November.

Web Summit Qatar

In February 2025, we’ll return to the Middle East for Web Summit Qatar.

Web Summit Qatar helps connect a new generation of founders in the Middle East to investors, journalists, and partners around the world, representing a new opportunity to develop an already fast-growing tech scene in the region.

Pre-register for the 2025 event. 

That’s it for Web Summit Rio 2024. Book your tickets today for our return to Rio in 2025.

Image of a person, Bianca Andrade, CEO and founder of Boca Rosa, on Center Stage at Web Summit Rio 2024. Bianca is walking out on stage, smiling and holding a microphone in the right hand.

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