World Business Forum

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World Business Forum
WorldBusinessForum Stage.jpg
World Business Forum Stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York
Begins October 7, 2014
Ends October 8, 2014
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY
Inaugurated 2004
Participants over 5000 top-level business executives
Website
www.wbfny.com

The World Business Forum is an annual global business summit held in New York City. A 2008 Burson-Marsteller survey ranked the forum among the world's top five most influential venues for C-Suite executives.[1] The event is organized by WOBI, an executive education and management content firm.

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.[2][3]

History[edit]

The World Business Forum in New York City launched in 2004.[4] Past speakers in the World Business Forum included 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.[5]

2014 participants[edit]

Speakers included:

2012 participants[edit]

75% of attendees to the World Business Forum are at director level or above, and 30% are C-Suite executives.[7]

Organizer[edit]

The event is organized by WOBI, 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, WOBI organizes business forums around the world as well as other forums including the WOBI On Innovation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Who We Are". HSM. Archived from the original on December 24, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b [2][permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "WOBI : World of Business Ideas". 
  5. ^ "HSM Speakers". Archived from the original on December 24, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2008. 
  6. ^ "David Rubenstein Joins World Business Forum to Speak about Global Economic Crisis". Business Wire. Feb 18, 2009. Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2018 – via FindArticles.com - CBSi. 
  7. ^ HSM Americas, Inc. Personal interview. 11 June 2009.

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