In a private meeting of the municipal executive, the proposal for holding the Web Summit 2022 in the city of Lisbon was approved with votes in favour of the PSD/CDS-PP and PS leadership and the votes against of the remaining elected, namely the PCP, BE , Free and independent councillor elected by the PS/Livre coalition.

Presented by the councillor for Economy and Innovation, Diogo Moura (CDS-PP), the proposal determines the transfer to ATL of 6.3 million euros [6,300,468 euros], to ensure the “availability of the necessary spaces for the event to take place and Wi-Fi/ICT services”.

The works to expand the venue for the Web Summit to continue to take place in Lisbon “are not yet implemented and, to ensure this year’s edition, it is necessary to provide the spaces necessary for the event, even if of a temporary nature”, reads the proposal.

The Web Summit will continue to be held in the city of Lisbon until 2028, according to the agreement reached in November 2018, between the Portuguese Government, the municipality of Lisbon, Turismo de Portugal, ATL, AICEP Portugal Global, E.P.E, IAPMEI – Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation and CIL – Connected Intelligence Limited (CIL).