HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani to address Web Summit Qatar

Web Summit, the world’s largest technology conference, today announced that His Excellency Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs will speak at its inaugural event in the Middle East, Web Summit Qatar.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani will speak at Web Summit first ever Middle East event, Web Summit Qatar which sold out this week. The Prime Minister of Qatar will speak on Web Summit’s Centre Stage to discuss Qatar’s growing tech ecosystem, and how technological developments can be used for the benefit of all humanity across the globe.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani will join Emmy-winning South African comedian Trevor Noah, WPP CEO Mark Read, Whoop CEO Will Ahmed, astronaut and Deep Space Initiative founder Sara Sabry, Replit co-founder and CEO Amjad Masad speaking at this year’s event, while over 100 partners from across the globe exhibit on the sold-out event floor.

The largest and most globally diverse cohort of startups to ever gather in the region – more than 1,000 startups from 80 countries – will connect with a new generation of investors and partners at the event, hailing from countries such as Qatar, the US, Egypt, Brazil, Italy, Nigeria, the UK, India, and beyond. Within the startup cohort, almost 200 will be coming from Africa, and more than 100 are part of the event’s Impact programme, which focuses on tech for good. Almost one third of attending startups are founded by women.

Over 500 investors from some of the largest funds in the world will meet startups and peers. Peak XV managing director GV Ravishankar, Global Ventures founder Noor Sweid, 500 Global’s Christine Tsai and Khailee Ng, Invest Qatar’s Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani, and more from Northzone, B Capital, APAX Partners and TechStars, will explore the investment opportunities in one of the fastest growing markets in the world.

The Doha event joins the company’s global roster alongside flagship event Web Summit, which draws 71,000 attendees to Lisbon each November; North America’s fastest growing tech event, Collision, in Toronto; and Web Summit Rio, which will take place in 2024 for the second time.

Web Summit Qatar will take place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center DECC from February 26 29, 2024.

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