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Paddy Cosgrave speaking at the opening of the final day of the Web Summit in The RDS this morning. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Paddy Cosgrave speaking at the opening of the final day of the Web Summit in The RDS this morning. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Paddy Cosgrave speaking at the opening of the final day of the Web Summit in The RDS this morning. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

The team behind the success of Dublin’s Web Summit have launched their first event in Asia.

Rise will be staged in Hong Kong on July 31 and August 1 this summer.

The Web Summit, which was founded by Mr Cosgrave, Daire Hickey and David Kelly, has become Europe's largest web technology and start-up conference.

In November it attracted 22,000 attendees to the RDS and featured speakers some of the biggest names in the world of tech, as well as leading entrepreneurs like Hollywood actress Eva Longoria.

Ir currently employs "close to 100" people and looks set to move into new offices due to its expanding workforce.

“In 4 short years, Web Summit has become Europe’s largest tech conference attracting over 20,000 attendees from around the world,” organisers said, launched a special two for one deal on tickets for the event.

“Rise is a new tech conference that will give these leaders of enterprise a place to congregate and demonstrate how their companies are changing the way we live.”

Online Editors