Posted on October 30, 2018

World Corporate Games 2019 will be the 23rd edition of the internationally celebrated games and the first ever to take place in the Middle East, inviting the local, regional and international business sporting community to come together.

The event will provide both local and international visiting participants with an opportunity to compete in their chosen sport, build team spirit and camaraderie within their company/organization, improve communication between management and their front-line staff and have networking opportunities while they experience world-class venues and the amazing culture and hospitality that Qatar embodies. The event will be held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar.

Event Hosts:                    Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA)      

Event Organizer:             Sport for Life

8 Venue Partners:

Aspire Zone Foundation

Qatar Foundation

Doha Golf Club

Katara Cultural Village

Losail Circuit Sports Club

Qatar Bowling Center

Sheraton Grand Doha



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Dates:   Thursday, 6-9 November 2019

Expected number of international and local participants: Around 8,000          

Airline Partner:                Qatar Airways

Featured Games (24):



Basketball 3’s


Cricket 8s


Dragon Boat Racing



Field Hockey



Rugby 7’s

Running (5km, 10km, Half Marathon)


     Soccer 5’s


Swimming (open water)

Table Tennis


Ten-pin Bowling

Touch Rugby



*Being included in WCG for the first time.

Side Business Events:

A number of training sessions will be happening on the side of the games for inspiration, leadership and team building. QTA is working with the hospitality industry to provide packages for corporations, offering them a combination of accommodation and business/meeting facilities.

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Diversity & Inclusion:

  • 40 popular global sports to choose from
  • Individual and team competition
  • Open equally to women and men
  • For skilled, semi-skilled or novice participants
  • Open to all for the benefit of all
  • Any age
  • Disabled integrated

WCG - Interesting Facts & Figures:

  • The World Corporate Games have been running since 1988 across 22 editions, including Houston Texas in the USA last year
  • The Corporate Games are the world’s largest corporate multi-sport festivals.
  • Over 26,000 organisations and 1,000,000 athletes have competed worldwide across the last 29 years
  • The Corporate Games have evolved to include over 10 national and 2-4 regional (sub-regional) events on 5 continents every year with a world event, every 1-2 years.