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Web Summit's Cosgrave sings Lisbon's praises after move

This year's summit expected to attract about 50,000 visitors

22nd January, 2016
The city is just so perfect, said Cosgrave, referring to similarities between Lisbon and San Francisco Pic: Rollingnews.ie

The Web Summit’s move to Lisbon will enable the world’s largest gathering of startups to overcome logistical problems at its previous home in Dublin, said Paddy Cosgrave, the summit’s founder and chief executive officer.

“The venue that we used in Dublin was very, very small. It wasn’t built for conferences, it was built for horse shows,” Cosgrave said at a press conference in Lisbon. “In the case of Lisbon,...

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