Summit Program

Day 1
08 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: Houssem Aoudi, Cogite Coworking Space Impact Roadtrip for Mideast Creatives: Arthur Steiner, Mideast Creatives Snapshots of Hope from around the Region Musical Performance by Moonshine Band
Houssem Aoudi
Arthur Steiner
Day 2
09 Oct 2015

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 Movement – Growing a local and global community one coffee, one confession, one invitation at a time” and will be led by Jonathan Robinson of Impact Hub.
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 Select” is about recruiting talent into your team, and will be led by leadership and executive coach Rosalie Puiman.
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 Chain – Job Keja
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 workshop leaders for a more personalized session.
Jazem Halioui
19:30 - 22:00

Dinner at Le Pirate Restaurant

Day 3
10 Oct 2015

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” will be led by Keith Wallace of De Investeerdersclub, the Dutch Business Angels club.
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 Disadvantage is led by Job Keja
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 business modeling, participants will have 15 minutes per mentor to delve into their model and get critical feedback.
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 workshop leaders for a more personalized session
Jazem Halioui
19:30 - 22:00

Dinner at Le M Restaurant

Day 4
11 Oct 2015

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 the Cave” will be led by Ashraf Foda of Vision Advertising  
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 Paying Members, will be led by Eduardo Forte of Betahaus Barcelona.
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 message? Practical campaigning skills to improve your space – Melchior Bussink.  
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 member – Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes
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 workshop leaders for a more personalized session.
Jazem Halioui

Closing Celebration

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