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IBE-UNESCO at the 2018 Web Summit, Lisbon, 5 – 8 November 2018



  • Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
  • November 5-8, 2018
With over 70,000 attendees from more than 170 countries, the 2018 Web Summit is considered the largest technology conference on the planet. Bringing together under one roof CEOs and founders of the world’s biggest companies, heads of international organisations, the most promising new startups, influential investors and leading journalists.

The IBE-UNESCO will be represented by Dr. Mmantstesa Marope who will heavily support the event by moderating and presenting key sessions, including a Panel on Gender equality in tech, startup mentoring sessions, and a roundtable on how to Build the workplace of the future.
Below is the list of IBE-related events at this year’s summit:
Tuesday, November 6
  • 10:45 – 11:45   Mentor Hours
Location: Mentor Hours area C
Three startups: Nimest, Frendlee & Flyhjælp
  • 15:15 – 16:15   PITCH: Group Round
Location: PITCH Stage 1.
Speakers: Mmantsetsa Marope UNESCO
Seven startups:, Yourdata Analytics, e-Fasli, Smart Mirror,, Compare Your Footprint & Albicchiere
Wednesday, November 7
  • 10:00 – 11:00   WiT Mentor Programme
Location: WiT Programme
  • 14:30 – 15:00   Breaking the code: Gender equality in tech
With women still under-represented in STEM, promoting gender balance in tech has never been more important. Has the urgency waned and how do we continue the drive for diversity?
Format: Panel
Thursday, November 8
  • 14:00 – 14:45   Emerging technologies: Building the workplace of the future
Format: Roundtable