Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find the latest updates on the World Incubation Summit 2019?

    Stay informed about WIS19 and the program agenda, speakers, and important partner and discount information via the main conference website here or:

  • What does my attendance ticket to WIS19 include?

    Your attendance ticket includes:

    • Main Conference Days (November 5 and 6)

    • Food during the main conference days, including:

      • Cultural Dinner on November 5
      • Gala Dinner on November 6
    • Transportation between the conference venues on the main conference days

    • Opening Reception on November 4

  • What costs aren’t covered by my attendance ticket to WIS’19?

    Your hotel accommodation, travel arrangements (flight, airport transport, etc.), food and transportation outside the main conference days are not included in the attendance ticket.

  • What is the estimation of the total cost to attend WIS19?

    This is the estimation for transportation and food in Qatar outside what is covered during the main conference days:

    • The airport taxi transfer one way is around $20 USD (80 QR)

    • A normal dinner meal is around $25 USD (100 QR)

  • Are there any discounts available for flights or accommodation during the World Incubation Summit 2019?

    Yes. WIS19 attendees can enjoy discounted prices for the recommended hotels, which can be viewed here. The main conference venue is the Grand Hyatt, where you can book your accommodation and enjoy a convenient stay.

    Qatar Airways is an official WIS19 travel partner; discount codes to book your flight will be available from August 25.

  • What is the main conference venue?

    Grand Hyatt is the main conference venue, where you can book your accommodation and enjoy a convenient stay - here.

  • Which other activities outside the main conference days are available?

    Don’t miss the pre-conference day on November 4, which includes the opening reception and great networking activities like the matchmaking dinner at Souq Waqif and a full day of IncStart workshop activities for participants in that program. Be sure your trip includes Thursday, November 7 for the Doha Ecosystem Tour, which will be an inside look at the most exciting local innovation hubs. To register for the tour, contact us on

  • How can I get involved as a speaker, moderator or nominate a speaker I think would be valuable for the attendees?

    Please see the Call for Speakers web page here and follow all guidelines to submit your application or nomination by August 31.

  • How can I become a partner or sponsor for the World Incubation Summit?

    Contact our team directly on to explore opportunities for partnership, sponsorship, and connection to the global innovation community during WIS19.

  • Which transportation options are included with the WIS19 attendance ticket, or what are the recommended transportation options?

    The WIS19 recommended hotels (here) will have transportation to the conference and dinner venues arranged for participants. Any individual arrangements must arrange alternate transportation, which is not included with the attendance ticket.

    Transportation from and to the airport is not included with attendance tickets to WIS19 and is the responsibility of the participant. Note that the recommended hotels offer transportation to and from the airport and the local taxi services ($20 USD approximately one way) and Uber are economical options.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Qatar? How do I get one?

    Check the list of countries that don’t require a visa to travel to Qatar. If your country is included in this list, please proceed to register.

    If your country of citizenship is not on the list, please apply for a visa first through your selected hotel from the approved list. To request visa processing, click the VISA REQUEST button on the hotel that you wish to book and continue by filling out and submitting the form, which will come back to you within 72 hours with your visa details.

    On the unfortunate occurrence of not being able to obtain a visa, UBI Global will completely refund your registration fee. You may also refund your flight ticket by submitting the Qatar Airways Refund Request Form.

    Please visit the venues page to know more and proceed with your Visa request. Feel free to reach us at for any assistance you might need.

  • Can we get a discounted or free attendance ticket to WIS19?

    The WIS19 is a paid event with special discounts granted to our Pro Members and to organizations that are members of our strategic partner organizations (PEP Foundation, LIAA, EIT Health, AAIN, LUANAR, NIYA, PNICube, Sebrae Paraná and DIA) on a case-by-case basis. For more information please contact us at

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