Web Summit

Rethinking the mobile conference experience

Ci is an event company that brings tens of thousands of people to world’s best technology conferences. Our partnership started in 2015 with Web Summit, the largest technology conference in Europe, an influential gathering of CEOs and founders of tech startups, designers and developers, as well as industry experts from all over the world.

  • 42.000People
  • 1.000Speakers
  • 2.141Startups
  • 1.000Investors

Start by setting goals...

The collaboration started with an intense workshop of our designers and developers alongside Web Summit’s key stakeholders. This helped us understand the insights, frame the vision, and kick started the project by high level rapid prototyping. The outcome? Understanding the business goals on day one.

Help flawlessly register thousands of attendees

Each person gets a generated QR code per attendee as a time-saving solution for registration at the conference entrance.

Make content discovery intuitive and accessible

The app recommends talks and people based on user’s interests through the Discover tab.

Encourage networking and communication

Integrated a messaging platform with all the conference attendees.

… finish by overachieving them.

With an average of almost 10 minutes of user engagement per session, the app was accepted as a very valuable networking tool. Alongside the great speakers, this is the primary reason why end users decide to visit such events — and we’re delighted that the mobile product helped them streamline this experience.

  • Register in a heartbeat
  • 9:14 average session duration
  • +100.000 chat conversations

Getting the feedback we hoped for

Web Summit is the largest technology conference in Europe, an influential gathering of CEOs and founders of tech startups, designers and developers, as well as industry experts from all over the world.

  • jason @jasonpbell

    The #websummit app is a vast improvement on last year's. Building my schedule with growing anticipation @WebSummitHQ

  • Darren O'Reilly @O_Raghallaigh

    #Websummit App is the business - best #networking app I've used. Apologies in advance for all the #websummit tweets

  • Eimear Tyrrell @EimearTyrrell

    T-2 days until @WebSummitHQ The app is brilliant, anyone heading get messaging #WebSummit

  • Safaraz Ali @SafarazAli

    Just download the app for @WebSummitHQ #websummit - best exhibition conference tool I've seen, really useful

  • Katarina @katsy_b

    Super impressed with the #websummit app this year. Fun to explore!

  • Chris Chapman @chrischapmanve

    Just up and running on the Web Summit App... @WebSummitHQ #websummit looks brilliant, can't wait to put it to use next week!

Paddy Cosgrave

Web Summit, CEO

FIVE were great to work with in helping us develop the Web Summit 2015 attendee app to what it is today; we look forward to continuing to work with them across all of our events around the world in 2016.

Future of conferencing in your hands, by Web Summit and Five

Web Summit is just the beginning. Our app is easily configurable and adjusted for 5 other conferences happening in 2016: SURGE in Bengaluru, RISE in Hong Kong, Collision in New Orleans, MoneyConf in Belfast and F.ounders in Dublin. Rethinking the conference experience through mobile.

  • 2015
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • 2016
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July

Download the app and experience it yourself