Sonae took 300 employees to the Web Summit

  • Employees in attendance include investors, designers, analysts, store staff, engineers and managers from Sonae companies
  • The investment aims to contribute to the personal and professional development of employees and is part of the digitalization movement underway in the Group.

OPORTO, Portugal, November 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sonae companies invited more than 300 employees to this year’s Web Summit, the world’s largest technology and innovation conference, as seen in the highlights video. This represents more than 1,000 registrations over the years, a significant demonstration of the Group’s continuous investment in the personal and professional development of its employees. The aim is to improve knowledge and skills in areas that are crucial for business innovation and digital transformation.

The group of employees present includes professionals within several Sonae companies, namely retail (MC, Worten and Zeitreel), real estate (Sierra), financial services (Universo), asset management investments (Bright Pixel) and the Group’s holding company. The people at Sonae represent several different professional fields and functional levels, including researchers, designers, analysts, front-end staff, engineers, architects, project managers, business managers, board members administration and administrators, among others. It should also be noted that more than half of the participants are women, promoting the development of female talent in a sector where it is still lacking.

João Günther Amaral, Member of the Executive Committee of Sonae, says: “Being curious, constantly updating our knowledge and learning every day are all characteristics that we appreciate at Sonae, which are essential to succeed in an ever-changing world. Thus, I am very proud to see more than 300 of our Sonae employees seeking more knowledge in the most different areas, valuing the privilege of having the Web Summit at Portugal.”

Web Summit took place at Lisbon, Portugalbetween 1st and 4e November, and hosted over 70,000 attendees from around the world, representing a key forum for discussion and learning for attendees, who will benefit from lectures by over 900 speakers.

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