Web Summit Qatar 2024 kicks off with groundbreaking statements

Web Summit Qatar 2024 kicks off with groundbreaking statements

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By QLNews

The inaugural Web Summit Qatar 2024 commenced with grandeur at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) on Monday, February 26 2024, marking a historic moment for the region's technological landscape. Gathering entrepreneurs, investors, and global leaders from diverse corners of the world, the four-day event promises to be a hub of creativity, innovation and technological advancement as highlighted by the organizers. 

In her opening remarks, Web Summit CEO, Katherine Maher, expressed utmost excitement about the event's debut in the Middle East, emphasizing its growth from 15 years ago of a modest gathering in Dublin to the the largest technology conference globally. "We are thrilled to host Web Summit in the Middle East for the first time here in Doha," she remarked, acknowledging the region's rapidly expanding entrepreneurial spirits and technological potential. 

The significance of the event resonated deeply with Qatar's Prime Minister, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, who announced it as a pivotal moment in the nation's technological journey. "The world's largest and most influential tech event will find its form in Qatar" he announced, emphasizing the government's commitment to fostering innovation with a groundbreaking 1 Billion QIA investment in international and regional venture capital funds. 

As the event unfolded, renowned comedian and commentator Trevor Noah weighed in with the essence of Web Summit Qatar 2024 with his impressive reflections on the uncertainties posed by the technological advancements, "nobody knows what this future will bring. We don't know what this technology will do to us." he questions, raising relevant questions about the implications for governance, communities, and individual experiences in an ever-evolving technological landscape.  This summit serves as a platform for critical dialogue and exploration of the transformative potential of technology in shaping our collective future. 

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