Why networking and socializing during the World Incubation Summit 2019 is important and how to maximize your time.

Just like the other conferences you attend, you want to be prepared and maximize the time and money spent during the WIS’19. The program agenda for WIS’19 is spectacular, featuring meaningful sessions, impactful workshops, and dynamic industry leaders. Since we want you to attend and get the most out of the organized sessions, we have included plenty of networking, social activities, and celebrations throughout WIS’19 to make the most of your time in Doha.

  • Networking

    The WIS’19 is one huge networking event, but there are several time slots throughout the day to schedule meetings with peers that you admire and want to catch up with as well as make new acquaintances that will align with your program. Take a look at the time slots available to network during the conference:

    Monday, November 4

    Pre-conference Activities Day

    16:30 - 17:00

    Networking & Engagement

    19:00 - 21:00

    CREATING IMPACTFUL COLLABORATIONS

    Matchmaking Dinner at Souq Waqif

    Tuesday, November 5

    Best Practices Day

    8:30 - 9:00

    Networking & Engagament

    Pre-keynote

    11:00 - 11:30

    Networking & Engagement

    12:30 - 13:30

    Networking & Engagement

    Lunch

    16:00 - 16:30

    Networking & Engagement

    17:30 - 20:30

    Networking & Engagement

    Pre & During Dinner

    Wednesday, November 6

    Partnership Day

    8:30 - 9:00

    Networking & Engagament

    Pre-keynote

    11:00 - 11:30

    Networking & Engagement

    12:30 - 13:30

    Networking & Engagement

    Lunch

    16:00 - 16:30

    Networking & Engagement

    Thursday, November 7

    Local Ecosystem Day

    10:00 - 14:00

    Doha, Qatar Ecosystem Tour (Pre-registration required)

    Whether you speed-date three 10-minute meetings, schedule two 15-minute meetings, or even one in-depth 30-minute meeting, we encourage you to use the Whova event app to efficiently find peers during these generous time slots. To download the app, follow the instructions found here.

  • Social Activities

    Doha, Qatar is one of the most exciting destinations in the world, and we don’t want our attendees to miss a thing! Social events during the WIS’19 are in locations that have been carefully chosen to maximize the cultural experience as well as attract the maximum amount of attendee participation. Let’s take a look at the social events during WIS’19:

    Monday, November 4

    Pre-conference Activities Day

    17:00 - 19:00

    Tour at National Museum of Qatar

    19:00 - 21:00

    CREATING IMPACTFUL COLLABORATIONS

    Matchmaking Dinner at Souq Waqif

    Tuesday, November 5

    Best Practices Day

    7:00 - 8:00

    Yoga

    12:30 - 13:30

    Lunch

    18:30 - 20:30

    Traditional Qatari Dinner

    Wednesday, November 6

    Partnership Day

    7:00 - 8:00

    Kickboxing

    12:30 - 13:30

    Lunch

    19:00 - 22:30

    UBI Awards Gala Dinner

    Museum of Islamic Arts

    19:00 - 22:30

    Post Event Networking

    JW Marriot

    Once again, the app is a great way to set reminders of these events as well as send messages to peers about meeting places or even sitting together. The location of the WIS’19 this year is as important as anything on the agenda, so make the most of the social events taking place in Doha, one of the eight main reasons that programs attend the summit.

  • Celebrations

    During the Traditional Qatari Dinner on Tuesday, November 5, which takes place in the stunning outdoor garden at the main conference venue, the Grand Hyatt Hotel, we will begin the celebrations by announcing the special recognition categories of business incubators and accelerators. These special categories include the Top Challengers and Most Promising, among other important recognitions of achievement.

    As a reminder, additional people such as spouses are welcome to join us free of charge on Tuesday, November 5 for the Traditional Qatari Dinner, but please let us know in advance for planning purposes by emailing wis@ubi-global.com

    The UBI Global World Rankings of Business Incubators and Accelerators for 2019 - 2020 will take place during this gala event on Wednesday, November 6 in the beautiful Museum of Islamic Art. The museum boasts beautiful, distinct architecture along with scenic views of the Persian Gulf and Doha’s famous skyline. The exhibits house Islamic art from three continents spanning over 1,400 years including, jewelry, ceramics, manuscripts, and much more. A grand and impressive venue indeed and perfect for our celebration dinner.

    The best way to see-and-be-seen? The official event app, of course - which allows you to view the agenda, create reminders, schedule meetings, and much more. Make the most of your time at the World Incubation Summit 2019 by using the app to network, meet, and celebrate with us! Don’t forget to check out the Visit Doha section of the official WIS’19 event app for lots of ideas on what to see while you’re here.