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What is the Bilbao Web Summit

The Bilbao Web Summit is the global event that brings together key business people and experts discussing and debating the future of the business in the Web, in order to design the next generation of the Web, based on the business point of view.

This international event draws from leading business people, marketers and strategists, including innovators, technologists and other decision makers involved in the use of the Web and who consequently decide on the development of the next generation of the Web.

Furthermore, Bilbao will host discussions about the future of the Web for a week. From the 16th to the 19th of May, 2011 the W3C Advisory Committee will meet in Bilbao to mark the bases of the Web for the next years.



  • “One of the most developed regions in the world” from Wikipedia.
  • Bilbao has been awarded the “World City Prize” (Nobel prize of the cities) Winner in 2010.
  • Bilbao and its region is the most innovative of Europe
  • International Airport
  • Semantic Valley:
    In the place where highly distinctive languages (Euskera and Spanish) live together in harmony, has fostered the development of the most advanced Cluster of Semantic technologies.
    This area is currently known as Semantic Valley.

The Summit will be held at the Euskalduna Conference Center and Concert Hall, World's Best Congress Center in 2003. More information about the venue.

For whom

CEO, CIO, CMO, IT managers, Marketing Managers, who want to be at the edge of technology and are interested in Best Practices.


The official language of the Summit will be English. Simultaneous Translation to Spanish will be provided.

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Bilbao Council




Ministry of Science and Innovation




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