Paris to host 'Le Web' conference

Queen Rania Al Abdullah set to speak at the event

PARIS -- Internet professionals from across the globe will be French clicking on Dec. 9 when they log in and head off to Paris for the sixth edition of two-day tech conference "Le Web."

Le Web will be fit for a Queen with Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah set to speak at the event. This year's notable speakers also include Twitter inventor, founder and chairman Jock Dorsey, YouTube co-founder and CEO Chad Hurley, Microsoft's vp of Strategic and Emerging Business Development Dan'l Lewin, plus several website founders and reps from Facebook, PayPal and TechCrunch.

The tech conference has continued to grow in both size and prestige. The event boasted just 250 attendees in its first year in 2005, then doubled its size to 500 during a second run the same year, grew to 1000 in 2006 and last year's 2008 edition featured 1,800 participants from 40 countries.

The event will feature speakers on far-ranging topics involving web-based business, a startup competition and networking breakfasts.

Google will host a workshop on Dec. 9 and Nokia will lead another on Dec. 10.

Several lounges sponsored by the event's partners will provide spaces for registered participants to mingle and discuss the future of the rapidly advancing entertainment medium. Some of the topics du jour that will be addressed include: "Who will win the Twitter vs. Facebook battle?" and "Where are the opportunities for entrepreneurs in the real-time ecosystem? " according to organizers. Le Web will be held at Le 104, a recently opened art exhibition hall in Paris' 19th arrondissement.