LISBON, Oct 9 — The 2020 version of the Net Summit, an annual gathering for the worldwide tech business, can be held completely over the web this 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic, organisers stated yesterday.
The occasion drew 70,000 individuals to Portugal’s capital Lisbon final 12 months, however organisers hope to spice up participation by logging on, focusing on 100,000 contributors for the December 2-Four summit.
“It’s not wise to organise massive gatherings of any dimension,” stated Paddy Cosgrave, chief organiser of the “Davos for geeks” which was created in 2010 in Dublin.
“The well being and security of the individuals of Lisbon and our attendees is essential… the truth is we’re in a second wave,” he instructed AFP in a video interview.
Whereas different main tech conferences such because the Cell World Congress in Barcelona have merely been cancelled, the Net Summit’s organisers hope it might turn out to be the biggest ever on-line convention.
The summit is predicted to handle topics linked to the coronavirus pandemic, reminiscent of the rise in distant work and different points confronting the tech sector. — AFP