World Business Forum
|World Business Forum|
World Business Forum Stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York
|Begins||October 2, 2012|
|Ends||October 3, 2012|
|Location(s)||Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY|
|Most recent||October 5–6, 2011|
|Participants||over 5000 top-level business executives|
The World Business Forum is an annual global business summit held in New York City. A 2008 Burson-Marsteller survey ranks the World Business Forum among the world's top five most influential venues for CEO's and C-Suite executives. The event is organized by HSM, an executive education and management content firm.
The World Business Forum in New York City was officially launched in 2004. The yearly summit brings together over 5,000 attendees, consisting mostly of senior executives, from over 60 countries to hear the debate and discussions of top political and business leaders as well as renowned intellectuals about the current issues and challenges of the world business environment and global economy.
Past speakers in the World Business Forum include political figures such as Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan, Rudy Giuliani, Tony Blair and Colin Powell, CEOs such as Jack Welch, Richard Branson, Herb Kelleher and John Chambers, financial experts Alan Greenspan and Jeremy Siegel as well as management experts Tom Peters, Peter Drucker and Michael Porter among others.
75% of attendees to the World Business Forum are at director level or above, and 30% are C-Suite executives.
The event is organized by HSM, an executive education and management content firm which has been holding business conferences globally for over 20 years under the names World Business Forum and ExpoManagement. In addition to the World Business Forum in New York, HSM organizes business forums around the world as well as other forums including the World Innovation Forum.
2012 World Business Forum
- Marcus Buckingham
- Jack Welch
- Fareed Zakaria
- Michael Porter
- Lynda Gratton
- Robert Gates
- Sherry Turkle
- Richard Branson
- Barbara Corcoran
- Mark King
- Mark Thompson
- Don Tapscott
- Jim Collins
- HSM Americas, Inc. Personal interview. 11 June 2009.