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Lisbon lift-off for Web Summit

The wifi dropped again, but otherwise the Web Summit’s relocation to Portugal went smoothly

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

13th November, 2016
The opening ceremony of Web Summit in Lisbon last November

The opening to the Web Summit could have gone better but, by and large, the reaction from businesses and attendees to the event in Lisbon was positive.

The opening night suffered a stutter when the wifi dropped while Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive of Web Summit, was praising its quality on stage during the opening ceremony. The problem persisted through Tuesday morning, before largely clearing up that afternoon and through the remainder of the event.


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