What?

The Coworking Summit is an annual gathering for founders and managers of coworking, hacker, maker, and art spaces in the Mediterranean region. The first edition took place from October 9th to 11th at Cogite Coworking Space’s new Villa. The Summit’s programming is designed specifically for the needs of spaces in this dynamic region. Stay tuned for announcements about the upcoming 2016 program! 

Who?

We invite all managers or founders of art spaces, coworking spaces, hacker and makerspaces around the Mediterranean to join us at Coworking Summit. More than just a place to work, these spaces serve as an anchor for communities of young, motivated individuals who are transforming the ways in which people work, creating new types of jobs, and reinvigorating the cultural life of their cities. Leaders of spaces from across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe are invited to apply!

Why?

While entrepreneurs are able to work from any space, the creative sector thrives on collaboration and inspiration. Coworking spaces are the ideal driving force of the creative economy. It is in those places where the creative community can jointly land projects, exchange ideas, access services, and use technology that can support their growth individually and as a collective. The Coworking Summit empowers coworking spaces by giving the founders and managers the opportunity to learn from and share experiences with each other. Together, we are building a creativity economy in a region whose young people are an asset, not a liability.

The Program

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Day 1
08 Oct 2015
Day 2
09 Oct 2015
Day 3
10 Oct 2015
Day 4
11 Oct 2015

Kick-Off Reception: Role Models of the Creative Economy

Join us to mark the kick off of the Coworking Summit with a reception and cocktail at the new Cogite villa, with food, music, and more! The Evening’s Program: Welcome:...
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Houssem Aoudi
Arthur Steiner

Ignite: Building a Movement

Ignite sessions are short speaker session designed to give a burst of inspiration, and some quick takeaway lessons on the theme of the day. This session is entitled “Building a...
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Jonathan Robinson

Ignite: The Courage to Select

Ignite sessions are short speaker session designed to give a burst of inspiration, and some quick takeaway lessons on the theme of the day. This session, entitled “The Courage to...
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Rosalie Puiman
13:00-14:00

Lunch

Workshop Choice: Leadership & the Art of Igniting Team Excellence; Tools for Dreaming, Start-up, Operations and Scale; and The Creative Chain

Choose from Three Parallel Workshop Sessions: Leadership & the Art of Igniting Team Excellence– Rosalie Puiman Tools for Dreaming, Start-up, Operations and Scale – Jonathan Robinson & Ella Britton The Creative...
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Jonathan Robinson
Rosalie Puiman
15:30 - 16:00

Break

Open Space Session

In Open Space sessions, you get to set the agenda! This time is left for the participants themselves to ask questions, set their priorities, and bring back any speakers or...
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Jazem Halioui
19:30 - 22:00

Dinner at Le Pirate Restaurant

Introduction

Jazem Halioui

Ignite: The imperfect Present

Ignite sessions are short speaker session designed to give a burst of inspiration, and some quick takeaway lessons on the theme of the day. This session, entitled “The imperfect Present”...
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Keith Wallace

Ignite: The Advantage of the Disadvantage

Ignite sessions are short speaker session designed to give a burst of inspiration, and some quick takeaway lessons on the theme of the day. This session entitled The Advantage of the...
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Job Keja
11:00 - 11:30

Break

Workshop Choice: Effectuation: An Entrepreneurial Approach; and Building a Strategy Using a Resource Based Approach

Choose from Two Parallel Workshops Effectuation: An Entrepreneurial Approach (advanced).– Keith Wallace Building a Strategy Using a Resource Based Approach – Yasser El Boureidy.
Keith Wallace
Yasser El Boureidy
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Speed Mentoring: Business Model Experts

Speed mentoring is a popular method to meet and get advice and perspective of different mentors through a series of short, focused conversations about specific questions. In this session on...
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Jonathan Robinson
Keith Wallace
Yasser El Boureidy
Adam Leigh Molyneux-Berry
15:30 - 16:00

Break

Open Space Session

In Open Space sessions, you get to set the agenda! This time is left for the participants themselves to ask questions, set their priorities, and bring back any speakers or...
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Jazem Halioui
19:30 - 22:00

Dinner at Le M Restaurant

Introduction

Jazem Halioui

Ignite: Go Back to the Cave

Ignite sessions are short speaker session designed to give a burst of inspiration, and some quick takeaway lessons on the theme of the day. This session, entitled “Go Back to...
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Ashraf Foda

Ignite: Convert Visitors into Paying Members

Ignite sessions are short speaker session designed to give a burst of inspiration, and some quick takeaway lessons on the theme of the day. This session, entitled Convert Visitors into...
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Eduardo Forte
11:00 - 11:30

Break

Workshop Choice: The Power of Space; Play With Your Brand; and What’s your message?

Choose from 3 parallel workshop choices: The Power of Space: Making your Space an Active Team Member – Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes Play with your Brand – Ashraf Foda What’s your...
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Melchior Bussink
Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes
Ashraf Foda
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Workshop Choice: A Multi-Camera Slow Motion Journey, Reputation is Key, & the Power of Space

Choose from 3 parallel workshop offerings: A multi-camera slow motion journey – Sebastian Lindstrom Reputation is Key – Hazem Kaddour The power of space – Making your space an active team...
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Hazem Kaddour
Sebastian Lindstrom
Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes
15:30 - 16:00

Break

Open Space Reflection

In Open Space sessions, you get to set the agenda! This time is left for the participants themselves to ask questions, set their priorities, and bring back any speakers or...
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Jazem Halioui

Closing Celebration

Join us to close out the Coworking Summit with a Closing Celebration cocktail event at Cogite!

Andra Iacob

Mideast Creatives

Arthur Steiner

Mideast Creatives

Houssem Aoudi

Wasabi / Cogite

Helga Delaere

NewSilkRoads

David Habchy

Beit Waraq

Wassim Ghozlani

Maison de l'Image

Akram Dhane

Jasmine Hall

Ahmed Sobhy Abdel Fatah

Qafeer Makerspace

Med Jihed Andolsi

Artila Coworking Space

Walid Doghri

EL SPACE

Dana Adawieh

TasmeemME Co-working Space

Rafik Omrani

Debbo 52

Jean Abboud

Neopreneur

Ahmed Ramz Sami

Fikra Space

Mazen Helmy

District

Mohamed Farid

7ayak Hub

Ashraf Foda

Vision Advertising

Salma Rafat

Almakkan Coworking Space

Mohammad Ali Amin Anini

Amman Hackerspace

Habib Al Assaad

Impact Hub Dubai

Nour El Fadl

TasmeemME Co-Working Space

Muhannad Hameed

INSM Coworking Space

Tarek Omar

Cairo Hackerspace

Keith Wallace

De Investeerdersclub

Rosalie Puiman

Professional coach

Liyan Saifi

Leaders of Tomorrow

Mohammed Khateeb

Work Factory

Eduardo Forte

Betahaus Barcelona

Dalal Azzouzi

New Work Lab

Aymen Soussi

Passengers Designstore

Sebastian Lindstrom

What Took You So Long

Monique Doppert

Mideast Creatives

Mustafa al-Sakran

Najem AL-Deen House

Hazem Kaddour

JWT North Africa

Cees de Graaff

Dutch Culture

Jaap Spreeuwenberg

Hivos Impact Investments

Melchior Bussink

DutchCulture

Ella Elizabeth Britton

The Open Movement

Saif Bouktir

MicroMentor

Amina Abdellatif

Maison de l'Image

Behi Khaoula

Istebdaa

Partners