Major tech conference/exhibition Web Summit is joining the gold rush for virtual event platforms, as it announces its event software is now for sale.
The company’s first customer for its software is the United Nations Development Programme.
Web Summit is an event that makes heavy use of technology, with aspects of registration, networking, and more taking place via the event’s app.
This software will now be used by the United Nations Development Programme Istanbul Innovation Days, taking place from March 23-25.
The news was announced by Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave in a blog, where he said: “Until now, we’ve kept our event software to ourselves. Today, that changes with the United Nations Development Programme. And, in the coming years, we hope to help power many of the world’s leading events, as well as the events of many of the world’s leading organisations.”
“We couldn’t imagine a better first customer for the product we’ve spent almost a decade perfecting.”
Cosgrave also announced that Web Summit has added a further 50 new hires to its team, mostly in engineering and related roles.