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JLL joins annual Web Summit conference in Lisbon

  • Web Summit brings together 50,000 business professionals from across the world to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution
  • JLL is the only firm in the real estate industry in attendance

JLL is joining the 2016 edition of Web Summit, Europe’s largest conference on entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 7th – 10th November.

JLL is the only real estate company in attendance, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to innovation and technology-driven change.

The Portuguese capital, chosen to host the event for the next three years, will welcome over 50,000 CEOs, founders of companies and start-ups, investors and political leaders from 150 countries across the world to discuss the challenges and opportunities created by the ongoing technological revolution.

Pedro Lancastre, Managing Director of JLL Portugal, said: "Real estate, which is typically fixed and immovable, is traditionally slow to respond to change – but technology is not. Technology is changing the way we live, work, shop and have fun, and consequently, the way we search for, purchase and use property.
“Attending the Web Summit is an excellent opportunity for us to further understand how other industries are responding to the challenges and opportunities presented by technology, and to show our commitment to embedding technology and innovation both in our own business and in the advice we give to our clients globally.

“Lisbon’s nomination to host this global summit for the next three years showcases the city’s true potential and dedication to digital innovation. 97% of conference attendees are international, which highlights the capital’s appeal to global companies, talent, investors, residents and tourists alike.”

Notes to Editors:

JLL has recently launched  a series of reports called Workspace, reworked which looks at the transformational impact of technology on workspaces and real estate investment strategies.
For further information on how technology is transforming work spaces, please visit us here.
For further information on how technology is transforming real estate investment strategies, please visit us here.