World Congress of Angel Investors
WBAF 2022

As governments around the world have responded to the health, social, and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, digitalization has been recognized as being of paramount importance and relevance in ensuring continuity of access to financial services. The G20 Global Partnerships for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) members issued a statement on its COVID-19 response, reaffirming the G20 commitment under the G20 Action Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to which the World Business Angels Investment Forum is one of the signatories.

World Congress of Angel Investors WBAF 2022 is a great platform from which to campaign for solutions to such critical issues and other worldwide concerns at the United Nations, the European Union and in G20 countries.

With the digitization that ushered in Industry 4.0, and with disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, new ventures and enterprises are obliged to rethink their business models and strategies. 

With this in mind,  Board of Directors at the World Business Angels Investment Forum, have agreed on the theme for the World Congress of Angel Investors WBAF 2022, which will take place 25 – 26 October 2022: Digital Transformation for Post-Pandemic Economies.

WBAF 2022 will feature roundtables that will provide a platform for entrepreneurs and angel investors to explore the processes startups will go through in post-pandemic times. The Congress will also include discussions the ongoing challenges entrepreneurial ventures face in integrating the basic knowledge of strategic planning and will consider creative ways to overcome the challenges.

The ultimate goal of all of the Congress’ keynotes, discussions, presentations, and workshops is to agree on a common roadmap for angel investors, entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs that will enable them to emerge from this pandemic period even stronger than they were before.

WHERE

Nirvana Cosmopolitan
Convention Center
Antalya, Turkey

WHEN

Tuesday – Wednesday
October 25-26, 2022

WORLD CONGRESS OF ANGEL INVESTORS WBAF 2022

  • Global Startups Summit 2022
    (for start-ups and scale-ups)
  • Science, Technology & Innovation Summit 2022
    (for science parks, innovation agencies)
  • WBAF Business School
    (Masterclasses, Workshops)
  • Global Women Leaders Summit 2022
    (for woman leaders and founders)
  • Global Fundraising Stage GFRS 2022
    (for startups, scaleups, high-growth businesses)
  • World Excellence Awards 2022
    (saluting the year’s successes)

MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL CONGRESS WBAF 2022

 



Shaping the 2022 agenda of the world equity markets

An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) will focus on angel investors partnering with private equity funds at the World Congress of Angel Investors in 2022. The discussions will explore how private equity funds can foster open innovation and deliver more business value through partnerships with angel investors, start-ups, scale-ups, high-growth businesses and SMEs.

The agenda will focus on connecting angel investors with corporate ventures, while the Forum sessions will deal with issues of financial inclusion and ways to democratise access to finance from start-up to scale-up to exit. LPs, start-ups, scale-ups and angel investors will be able to connect at the Global Fundraising Stage GFRS 2022 and the World Excellence Awards Gala Dinner.


Grand Opening Ceremony

An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) will focus on angel investors partnering with private equity funds at the World Congress of Angel Investors in 2022. The discussions will explore how private equity funds can foster open innovation and deliver more business value through partnerships with angel investors, start-ups, scale-ups, high-growth businesses and SMEs.

The agenda will focus on connecting angel investors with corporate ventures, while the Forum sessions will deal with issues of financial inclusion and ways to democratise access to finance from start-up to scale-up to exit. LPs, start-ups, scale-ups and angel investors will be able to connect at the Global Fundraising Stage GFRS 2022 and the World Excellence Awards Gala Dinner.


Mediterranean Regional Congress 2022

WBAF 2022 will host a regional summit as a part of its official agenda. The Mediterranean Regional Summit of Angel Investors 2022 is organized by the Antalya Organized  Industrial Zone Technopark of Turkey. A License Agreement signed between the World Business Angels Investment Forum and Antalya Organized Industrial Zone Technopark to support their vision to turn Antalya a regional hub of innovation, angel investment and a cross-border investment for the Mediterranean region countries.


Global Fundraising Stage for 100 selected entrepreneurs

At WBAF 2022, we are allocating a special area where selected 100 startups, scaleups, and high-growth businesses will each have an area to showcase their business and to pitch their businesses on the Global Fundraising Stage (GFRS) on 26 October. The 2022 GFRS is supported by the WBAF Angel Investment Fund, whose mission is to invest in startups and scaleups who pitch on the GFRS. The aim is to showcase the world’s top startups and scaleups, which, typically, are funded companies in the process of raising €50K – €3M, with the ultimate goal of globalizing. GFRS participants will have a free Investment Readiness Workshop from the WBAF Business School. They will also have a free one-on-one mentoring session with a qualified mentor of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.


WBAF Angel Investment Fund to announce startups for due-diligence

An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) is aiming to ease access to finance globally. The WBAF’s Angel Investment Fund is designed to capitalise on the worldwide growth in entrepreneurial activity and venture financing for startups and scaleups and to benefit from WBAF’s extensive network of global investors, including angel investors, private equity funds, co-investment platforms, wealth management institutions, family offices, VCs and acceleration centres. The Fund Investment Committee will announce the selected startups of the Global Fundraising Stage 2022, for due-diligence stage, on 26 October in the Closing Ceremony of the WBAF 2022.


The WBAF Business School will offer, free of charge, international workshops and masterclasses

It is the position of the WBAF Business School that when investors have had the advantage of training in the best practices of negotiating deals for early-stage investment, they are in a better position to ensure a good return on their investments. The WBAF Business School takes advantage of the Congress to deliver free workshops and masterclasses to support participants’ professional development.


World Excellence Awards and VIP Gala Dinner

Through the World Excellence Awards, the World Business Angels Investment Forum celebrates high growth and success in the equity and capital market – recognising the fastest growing brands and acknowledging the founders, angel investors, crowd-funders and early-stage venture capital investors behind them.

Open to both companies, investors, NGOs, policy makers and public institutes, these awards recognise the year’s most disruptive new market entrants and provide a definitive list of the most exciting individuals and organisations to watch in the investment, equity and capital space. The Gala Dinner will be at the Nirvana Cosmopolitan Convention Center on 25 October 2022, Tuesday, Antalya, Turkey.


Qualified Angel Investor Course with a proficiency test (QBAC+) 27 – 29 October 2022

QBAC+ has quickly gained global popularity, making its way from London to Doha to Bangkok to Manama to Istanbul and now Antalya. Soon after the Qualified Angel Investor Course (QBAC+) concluded at the London Stock Exchange Group, development agencies in Turkey decided to make the programme available to their staff. Then the Qatar Development Bank hosted it in Doha. Then the National Science, Technology and Innovation Agency (NSTDA) of Thailand hosted it 5 times. WBAF Bahrain Country Office hosted it for the MENA region. And now the programme is scheduled to run in Antalya immediately after WBAF 2022. It is open to anyone wishing to become an angel investor. Even experienced angels have found it extremely valuable. Consider taking advantage of being in Antalya for WBAF 2022 to also attend the QBAC+ course. The QBAC+ Certificate gives you an eligibility to become an investor of the WBAF Angel Investment Fund too.


VIP Lunch with Ministers

WBAF is committed to collaborating globally to empower world economic development by creating innovative financial instruments for innovators, start-ups, and SMEs. The Forum interacts with leaders in all areas of society, first and foremost in business and political spheres, to help assess needs and establish goals, bearing in mind that the public interest is of paramount importance. WBAF engages a wide range of institutions, both public and private, local and international, commercial and academic to help shape the global agenda.

WBAF 2022 will host a VIP lunch for 200 selected investors from around the world on 25 October 2022, Tuesday. Presidents, prime ministers, ministers and mayors who attend the VIP lunch will deliver short speeches. This lunch opens the way for networking with high-level guests of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.


 

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WBAF 2022 Tickets

We invite you to join us in our global effort to ease access to smart finance, which will help create more jobs and more social justice worldwide
  • WBAF 2022 Pass

    ACCESS TO 2 DAYS OF WBAF 2022 - Excluding VIP Lunches & World Excellence Awards Gala Dinner
  • Access to the Grand Opening Ceremony
  • Access to Mediterranean Regional Summit 2022
  • Access to Global Women Leaders Summit 2022
  • Access to Startup Summit 2022
  • Access to Science, Technology & Innovation 2022
  • Access to Global Fundraising Stage 2022
  • Access to WBAF Business School Workshops
  • Access to WBAF Business School Masterclasses
  • Tickets are €600 after 1 August 2022
  • Tickets are €700 after 1 September 2022
  • Tickets are €800 after 1 October 2022
  • €500
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  • Startup - LP - SME

    EXHIBITION SHOWCASE & PITCHING TO INVESTORS ON THE GFRS 2022
  • Two days Exhibition Booth with table and 2 chairs at the exhibition space
  • 2 Free WBAF 2022 Passes (1 Free Pass for LPs)
  • Pitching on the GFRS 2022 - Global Fund Raising Stage (subject to confirmation)
  • Access to WBAF Business School Workshops
  • Startups - €750
  • SMEs - €2500
  • LP - €2500
  • Each after the second person: €500
  • You can buy your tickets here: https://www.wbaf2022.org/ticketing
  • €750
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  • QBAC+ Course

    QUALIFIED ANGEL INVESTOR COURSE - WITH FINAL EXAM
  • 2 1/2 Days Intensive Course – 27 – 28 - 29 October – Nirvana Cosmopolitan Convention Center
  • Course Materials
  • 2 Lunches & Coffee Breaks & Certificate Ceremony
  • €1500
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  • VIP Gala Dinner & VIP Lunches

    NIRVANA COSMOPOLITAN CONVENTION CENTER
  • World Excellence Awards VIP Gala Dinner on 25 October 2022: €200 until 30 September 2022 / €250 after 1 October 2022
  • VIP Lunch on 25 October 2022: €150 until 30 September 2022 / €200 after 1 October 2022
  • VIP RECEPTION BEFORE THE GALA DINNER
  • WITH A RED CARPET WALKING BEFORE THE GALA DINNER
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  • Hotel Booking

    NIRVANA COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL ANTALYA
  • 1 Night Accommodation at the Nirvana Cosmopolitan Hotel Antalya
  • Single: 175 EUR Including Breakfast  - Lunch - Dinner
  • Double: 230 EUR Including Breakfast  - Lunch - Dinner
  • 175
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World Business Angels Investment Forum

Nirvana Cosmopolitan Convention Center

Christina McGimpsey
Secretary General, World Business Angels Investment Forum
Christina.McGimpsey@wbaforum.org

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