Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd of China announced on Thursday it is sponsoring the Web Summit 2020, an international conference on technology to be held in Lisbon from December 2 to 4, Lusa reports.
The Portuguese news agency says a written announcement quotes Huawei Portugal Chief Executive Tony Li as saying that the deal boosts the company’s “commitment towards an iconic event for Portugal with a strong international reach”.
The announcement quotes the originator of the Web Summit conferences, Paddy Cosgrave, as saying Huawei sponsorship will benefit in particular the associated network of start-ups and developers.
Huawei Chairman Howard Liang Hua will speak at the Lisbon conference about the fifth generation of wireless telecommunications technology titled “5G and beyond: The next steps in digital infrastructure”.
Another Huawei executive, corporate senior vice president Catherine Chen Lifang, will speak about the importance of building a diverse and inclusive digital economy, Lusa says.