Media passes given to 4 YRE students to attend Web Summit 2021 in Lisbon from the 1st to the 4th of November!

4 YRE students from Portugal have been invited to attend Web Summit 2021 which will be back in Lisbon on November 1-4.

As their first physical event since 2019, Web Summit 2021 is going to be one of the biggest tech events in the world attended by many of the world's leading entrepreneurs, politicians, celebrities, investors, and media.

Speakers on the Agenda:

  • Ursula von der Leyen - President, European Commission

  • Brad Smith - President, Microsoft

  • Antonio Costa - Prime Minister, Portugal

  • Margrethe Vestager - Executive Vice President, A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, European Commission

  • Peggy Johnson - CEO, Magic Leap

  • Jen Wong - COO, Reddit

  • Brittany Kaiser - Founder, Own Your Data Foundation

  • Iker Casillas - World Cup winner, Spain

  • Juergen Mueller - CTO, SAP

  • Daniela Braga - Founder, DefinedCrowd

  • Guillaume Pousaz - Founder and CEO,

  • Clayton Ruebensaal III - CMO, American Express

  • Roula Khalaf - Editor in chief, The Financial Times

  • Dame Melanie Dawes - CEO, Ofcom

  • Brian Tyler Cohen - Host of No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen

  • Jager McConnell - CEO, Crunchbase

  • Siyabulela Mandela - Director, Africa of Journalists for Human Rights

  • Steven Galanis - Co-founder & CEO of Cameo

  • Bastian Nominacher - Co-founder & Co-CEO of Celonis

  • Joe Atkinson, CTO of PwC

  • Zach Perret, CEO & Co-founder, Plaid

  • Ondrej Vicek, CEO of Avast

  • Gerard Pique, Footballer, FC Barcelona

  • Markus Villig, Founder & CEO of Bolt

4 YREs; Catarina Semedo Madaíl de Oliveira, Luís Afonso Azevedo Martins, José Diogo Azevedo Martins, Ana Catarina Braga Hencleeday will be there and able to interview them!

Presentation of the YRE students:


“Born in Lisbon, in 1995. Graduated in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Master in Ecology and Environmental Management from the same institution in 2021. Even before graduating, I worked as a monitor and promoter of environmental education events, so the intervention with younger generations is particularly familiar to me, as well as the stimulus to prepare a society more aware of environmental issues. Currently I work as an Environment Technician at the European Blue Flag Association since 2020, following the YRE and Eco-Schools Programs.”


“Olá! My name is Catarina Semedo Oliveira and I am from Portugal. I’m a YRE since 2018, and I’ve been part of several national and international missions so far. Two examples are the Rock in Rio Lisboa Mission, in June 2018, and the International Mission in Coruche in April 2019. Being part of the Web Summit is both a challenge and a big responsibility, that I am excited to fulfil. This mission will be especially meaningful as I am putting together three big passions of mine: journalism, environment and technology.”


"I'm Diogo Martins, I'm 17 years old and I live in the north of Portugal, in the city of Braga. I'm a young reporter for the environment since I was 12 years old and I'm passionate about investigating and understanding the problems that surround us. I like to work collaboratively with idea sharing and social interactions and I'm a lover of basketball and manga series."


“Hi, I'm Luís, I'm 14 years old, I'm from Braga, a city in the North of Portugal. For over 3 years I've been involved in the young reporters  for the environment programme, which has brought me a lot of pleasure and unique opportunities to see the world in a different and proactive way. I take pleasure in editing videos and working on photographs. I practice skateboarding and have a passion for the rural world.”

Will you talk about the Green Deal with Ursula Von Der Leyen? Will you ask the FC Barcelona what are their green plans for the future? Will you discuss environment and climate change with Microsoft? Will you be able to interview the prime minister of Portugal to talk about ecological transition?

We are looking forward to watching your videos, looking at your photos and reading your stories on Exposure!!! Thank you very much Margarida (NO from Portugal) for mentoring them during this conference!