April 24, 2024 | Doha Design District, Qatar

Fast Company Middle East's Innovation by Design Summit (IBDS) is a multifaceted event that blends art, architecture, design, and sustainability, creating an inspiring showcase of creativity and cultural convergence.

More than just a summit, it's a dynamic melting pot of ideas where industry leaders and visionaries converge. It will host sessions, panels, debates, and workshops, making it an influential design summit.

The event will bring together exceptional artists, creators, business leaders, design experts, entrepreneurs, educators, sustainability and technology experts, government officials, and policymakers.

Hosted at the Doha Design District, recognized as one of the most vital hubs for creatives, this summit is a must-attend for those eager to explore emerging trends and be part of the global design community.


Associate Partner, MAD Architects
Interdisciplinary Artist & Architect
Concept Designer & Architect
NFT Artist
Managing Director MEA, UnStudio
Founder, MINIWIZ
Entrepreneur & Creator
Senior Partner, Safdie Architects
Qatari composer and songwriter
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, García Media
Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture, American University of Sharjah
Entrepreneur & Comedian
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Snoonu
Founder, Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio
Head of Product Experience, Landor
Chief Executive Officer, Saffron Brand Consultants
Principal, Ludwig & Hamilton
Founder, Abundance Studio
Designer & Author
Principal, Grimshaw
Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder, UnlockBrands
Principal, AGi Architects
Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Ibtechar
Co-Founder, Khaleeji Art Museum
Managing Director and Principal, Gensler Middle East
Entrepreneur & Creator


Keynotes, debates, fireside & panels

Innovation by Design Summit will showcase the innovative ways design can tackle our biggest challenges.

Design Showcase

Spotlight on innovative design projects, technologies, or installations. Exhibitions of Inspiring work from emerging and established artists, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, and advertising studios.

Breakout panel discussions

Dive into discussions with purpose-driven leaders about human-centered design, Inclusivity, urban planning, sustainable design, technology, and other design movements supporting the growth of positive social change.

Create an impact and leave a legacy

Join our expert speakers, scholars, futurists, and leaders to understand how design shapes our society and world.