All you need to know: Web Summit Qatar 2024

All you need to know: Web Summit Qatar 2024

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The Web Summit has brought together over half a million people worldwide since it started in Dublin in 2009. Now, more than 12,000 gather in Qatar for three reasons: great speakers, awesome networking opportunities, and top-notch software to enhance the experience. Web Summit Qatar connects Middle Eastern founders with investors, journalists, and partners globally, boosting the region's tech scene. Here's all you need to know.

Date: February 26-29, 2024

Location: DECC

Access: Only for ticket-holders


Opening Night

The star-studded opening night will take place at Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre from 5 pm onwards. A Night Summit will be held at Baharat Msheireb from 5:45 pm onwards.

Main speakers:

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani

Prime Minister & Minister for Foreign Affairs, Government of Qatar

His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani was appointed Prime Minister in March 2023 and Minister of Foreign Affairs in January 2016.

Trevor Noah

Author & Presenter

Trevor is a globally renowned comedian, author and media personality, best known for hosting The Daily Show for seven years, earning seven Emmy nominations. Trevor is the author of New York Times bestseller ‘Born a Crime’.


Featured Speakers to Keep an Eye On

Rania Al-Abdullah

Queen, Kingdom of Jordan

Queen Rania focuses on cross-cultural dialogue and finding innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. She is recognized for her advocacy for the rights of refugees around the world, and for combating stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims. 

Ayo Tometi

Creative Entrepreneur, Tech Advisor & Co-Creator of Black Lives Matter

A social entrepreneur and award-winning human rights champion, Ayọ is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, a movement nominated for a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Ayọ was the 1st woman to receive the International Peace Honor. Ayọ holds an MA in Communications.

Sara Sabry

Astronaut, Founder & CEO, Deep Space Initiative

The first Arab woman and the first woman from the African continent to go to space, Sara is also the founder of Deep Space Initiative, a nonprofit committed to expanding accessibility in the space field.

Vjosa Osmani

President, Republic of Kosovo

Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu completed her Master's and Doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She was elected to the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo for five terms. On April 4th, she took office as President of the Republic of Kosovo.

Blake Chandlee

President of Global Business Solutions, TikTok

Blake has served as president of global business solutions at TikTok since 2019, responsible for business strategy, ad partnerships and sales operations.

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

Mr Vaishnaw is an esteemed figure in Indian politics, currently serving as the Hon'ble Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology in the Government of India.

Patrice Evra

Creator & Entrepreneur

A former Manchester United and France national team captain, Patrice is now a motivational speaker, an influential social media personality, and – since the launch of the I Love This Game brand – a successful entrepreneur.

HE Mohammed bin Ali bin Mohammed Al Mannai

Minister of Communication & Information Technology, Government of Qatar

His Excellency has held several positions related to the ICT sector, and was president of the Communication Regulatory Authority and CEO of the Qatar National Broadband Network.

Jonathan Haggerty

World Bantamweight Champion, One Championship

Jonathan Haggerty is a British Muay Thai fighter currently signed with One Championship. He is the reigning One Bantamweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champion and former One Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion.

Loren Gray

Social Media Personality & Songwriter

Loren consistently defies expectations. Beyond a staggering social media imprint, the Philadelphia-born and Los Angeles-based disruptor is an established singer and songwriter, dynamic personality, and successful entrepreneur.

Mikel John Obi

Pro Footballer Chelsea & Nigeria Legend & Podcaster - The Obi One Podcast

Mikel John is a former pro footballer and current podcaster and presenter. Boasting 240-plus appearances for Chelsea, Mikel John is one of the most decorated players in African history, with multiple Premier League wins and a Champions League victory.

Ronaldo Mouchawar

Vice President, Amazon Middle East & North Africa

A pioneer of ecommerce in MENA, Ronaldo co-founded, serving as its CEO, growing it into the largest ecommerce retailer in the Arab world. Following Amazon's acquisition of, Mouchawar has been serving as the Vice President of Amazon MENA.

Bacary Sagna

Entrepreneur & Former French Footballer

Bacary Sagna is a decorated French defender most known for his playing days with Arsenal, Manchester City and the French National team. In his post career, Bacary is now an entrepreneur and investor.

Nora Fatehi

Actress & Singer

An artist of Moroccan origin with diverse talents from dance to acting and singing. Born and raised in Canada, she has made a significant impact in the Indian community through her prolific career in Bollywood and considers herself "Indian at heart."

Gracy Chen

Managing Director, Bitget

Gracy is the managing director of top crypto derivatives and copy trading platform Bitget, overseeing market expansion, business strategy and corporate development. Under Gracy's leadership, Bitget's user base has quadrupled.

Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani

CEO, Invest Qatar

Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani is the Chief Executive Officer of Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (Invest Qatar). He is also a board member of Katara Hospitality, Media City (Qatar), Qatari Diar and the Qatar Free Zones Authority.


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By Shylie• 21 Mar 2024 11:31


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