Kildare tech delegates attending Web Summit in Dublin

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Delegates from Co Kildare will be among 42,000 people attending the Web Summit in Dublin over the next three days. Firms from across the county heading to the RDS include vehicle data records firm which is based in Clane Business Park in Clane. Only 400 people attended the first Web Summit event in Dublin in 2010 and since then it has grown massively. 30,000 delegates from 134 countries are coming to the main event this year, with a further 12,000 expected at free public events in the evenings. 1,000 speakers will take part, including founders of global companies including Instagram, Tinder, Pixar, Stripe and Ford. They will address 21 summits across a variety of topics, including sport, health tech, fashion, money and marketing. They will be joined by 1,000 investors and 1,200 media personnel from around the world, all looking for the next big thing among the 2,000 start-ups. But overshadowing this year's event is the reality that this is the last in Dublin for the foreseeable future. The Web Summit is moving to Lisbon from next year for three years.

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