Web Summit in Dublin 2015: Attendance — 42,000
Web Summit in Lisbon 2017: Attendance — 60,000
Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco 2017: Attendance — 60,000
For all intent and purpose, I don’t intend to end the month of January on a sordid note. It’s easier to sweep things under the carpet when you are inching towards the “haut monde” and give the leadership a pat on the back. The lack of foresight of our leaders means your dreams and ambitions would never surpass a certain threshold.
As a young person, if you reside in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State for instance and you want to follow the implementation trajectory of Paddy Cosgrave, the Founder of The Web Summit who started this at 25 in 2009, you wouldn’t succeed because there isn’t any venue fit for purpose in Akwa Ibom State that can seat 10,000 people at a time for a conference of such magnitude. Neither do we have the hotel chains that can accommodate these numbers. Continue ReadingRead More »