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Attend WSJ Tech Live With Complimentary Virtual Access

Join award-winning speakers from October 16-18 to explore the transformative forces redefining technology.



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The Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) Tech Live conference is returning to Laguna Beach, California, October 16–18, to convene more than 2,000 senior executives at the forefront of tech, media, entertainment and finance.

This is The Wall Street Journal’s largest technology event of the year, as members of the WSJ newsroom sit down with the industry’s most innovative minds to uncover today’s most pressing topics. Be prepared to explore the transformative forces redefining technology: from the advantages of AI, to the impacts of social media and the global economic downturn, to leading innovation.

In its 10th year, Tech Live is reaching new heights: bigger names, more insightful discussion and unforgettable moments. Emmy Award-winning technology columnist Joanna Stern and other esteemed Journal tech reporters will engage in unscripted interviews with those at leading innovation across all areas of tech. X CEO Linda Yaccarino, Meta former CTO Mike Schropfer and Adobe’s president of digital media David Wadhwani are just some of the biggest names in tech to join this year’s speaker lineup and explore a wide range of topics: from generative AI, to regulatory crackdowns and what’s catching the eye of investors.

Secure your spot today and be part of a shared experience where the industry’s most significant headlines are discussed, debated and made.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • David Baszucki, Founder and CEO, Roblox
  • Alan Davidson, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce
  • Vinod Khosla, Founder and Partner, Khosla Ventures
  • John Legend, Musician, Entrepreneur and Investor
  • Elsa Majimbo, Comedian and Creator
  • Nicole Quinn, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Mustafa Suleyman, Co-Founder and CEO, Inflection AI
  • Michael J. Wolf, Founder and CEO, Activate Consulting

Register for complimentary virtual access and don’t miss out on the transformative forces redefining technology.


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Hamad International Wins 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards

The Qatar airport also won “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time, and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for the 10th year.



hamad international wins 2024 skytrax world airport awards

Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar, has once again won the “World’s Best Airport” title at the Skytrax World Airport Awards. The award ceremony, held at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany, also saw Hamad clinch the accolade of “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time in a row and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for an impressive 10th consecutive year.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, who played a key role in the airport’s development over the past decade, said: “This is a remarkable achievement for Hamad International Airport, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of operational excellence, connecting passengers seamlessly from all around the world. It is a testament to the dedication of our team and partners, who have contributed to providing passengers with the finest travel experience”.

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Al-Meer emphasized the importance of understanding changing travel trends and the needs of modern air passengers: “At the heart of our growth strategy lies the passengers’ journey, their evolving needs, and our commitment to meeting and exceeding their expectations. We have introduced a diverse range of experiences at the airport, including Souq Al Matar, which brings Qatari hospitality and culture closer to travelers, “Orchard”, the ideal place for relaxation and rejuvenation between flights, and an array of high-end lounges”.

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Hamad International Airport saw a massive 31% surge in passenger traffic during 2023, with the transport hub now serving over 45 million passengers annually. The airport is now home to prestigious airlines, including Vistara, Iberia, Xiamen Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, and Japan Airlines, serving 250+ destinations for passenger and cargo flights.

The uptick in traffic is no doubt due to the completion of the first phase of an extensive expansion project. Hamad’s management intends to radically update the airport’s facilities over the coming years in a bid to create the “airport of the future”. The expansion features a unique and calming environment of lush greenery and several contemporary dining and shopping concepts among the already well-equipped leisure facilities.

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