Getting inside the global draw of Web Summit

Many small and young firms were looking to make an impression amongst the tens of thousands of people milling around the Feira Internacional Lisboa

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
8th November, 2018
Founder and CEO of Web Summit Paddy Cosgrave is seen addressing to the audience during the opening of second day of the Web Summit 2018. Pic: Getty Images

Samanan Wongsuwan made a big trip to get to the Web Summit in Lisbon. She flew all the way from Bangkok, Thailand, to pitch for business from a plywood stand barely half the width of an average person’s wingspan.

“We want to meet partners, we’re looking for partners,” she told me as a furry mic on the end of a smartphone is in her face. “Now, the world is quite small. We have...

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