World Business Forum
|World Business Forum|
World Business Forum Stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York
|Begins||October 7, 2014|
|Ends||October 8, 2014|
|Location(s)||Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY|
|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.
2014 Speakers include:
- Ben Bernanke: THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
- Robert Redford: A CONVERSATION ON CREATIVITY, TALENT AND THE SEARCH FOR MEANING
- Malcolm Gladwell: THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
- Daniel Gilbert (psychologist): MAKING DECISIONS THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU
- Sir Ken Robinson: CULTIVATING CREATIVITY
- Peter Diamandis: CREATING AN AGE OF ABUNDANCE
- Blake Mycoskie: START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS
- Ian Bremmer: WINNERS AND LOSERS IN A G-ZERO WORLD
- Simon Sinek: WHY LEADERS EAT LAST
- Claudio Fernández-Aráoz: IT’S NOT THE HOW OR THE WHAT BUT THE WHO
- Linda Hill: LEVERAGING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S COLLECTIVE GENIUS
- Rita McGrath: THE END OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
- Phillipe Starck: CREATIVITY & OPENING THE DOORS OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
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.
The 2012 World Business Forum included:
- 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
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 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.
2014 World Business Forum
ROBERT REDFORD A CONVERSATION ON CREATIVITY, TALENT AND THE SEARCH FOR MEANING One of the most influential creative voices of our time, Robert is a film industry icon whose passion and independent spirit have driven a lifetime’s work dedicated to making films of social and cultural relevance.
MALCOLM GLADWELL THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS One of the most influential writers of his generation, Gladwell’s work is characterized by his razor sharp, counter-intuitive insight and a standout gift for storytelling. He is a master of challenging assumptions and revealing hidden truths behind our everyday experiences. @Gladwell
DANIEL GILBERT MAKING DECISIONS THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert, the bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness, offers brilliant insights into how and how well the human brain can imagine its own future, and about our capacity to predict which of those futures it will most enjoy. @DanTGilbert
SIR KEN ROBINSON CULTIVATING CREATIVITY A globally recognized authority on creativity, Sir Ken Robinson pushes people to upend the status quo, rethink outdated assumptions about intelligence and innovation - and to launch a creative revolution that will unleash the real potential of people and organizations. @SirKenRobinson
PETER DIAMANDIS CREATING AN AGE OF ABUNDANCE Through his work as Chairman of both the X Prize Foundation and Singularity University, Peter Diamandis wants to find solutions to some of the world’s grand challenges as he focuses on driving breakthroughs in products, companies, industries - and humanity. @PeterDiamandis
BLAKE MYCOSKIE START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie is a visionary social entrepreneur, whose idea of One for One is changing how companies view their corporate social responsibilities and how consumers can use their purchasing power to make conscious and impactful choices. @BlakeMycoskie
IAN BREMMER WINNERS AND LOSERS IN A G-ZERO WORLD What happens when no one is running the world? Ian Bremmer is one of today’s shrewdest and sharpest analysts of political economy and the risks and opportunities associated with today’s rapidly changing geopolitical landscape, who will answer that question. @ianbremmer
SIMON SINEK WHY LEADERS EAT LAST A trained ethnographer and author of the bestselling book Start With Why, Simon is fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in the world, discovering some remarkable patterns of how they think, act and communicate. @simonsinek
CLAUDIO FERNÁNDEZ ARÁOZ IT’S NOT THE HOW OR THE WHAT BUT THE WHO Claudio is one of the world's most respected voices on identifying, developing and managing talent. He has worked with CEOs at some of the world’s largest companies and is the author of the highly acclaimed book Great People Decisions.
LINDA HILL LEVERAGING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S COLLECTIVE GENIUS A leadership scholar and professor at the Harvard Business School, Linda has been recognised as one of the world’s top management thinkers who will shatter myths about the art and practice of leading innovation.
RITA MCGRATH THE END OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE A Professor at Columbia Business School, Rita is a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments who will reveal how to forge a new path to winning based on capturing opportunities fast, exploiting them decisively, and moving on even before they are exhausted. @rgmcgrath
PHILIPPE STARCK DESIGN, CREATIVITY & OPENING THE DOORS OF THE HUMAN BRAIN A legend of modern design determined to participate in an ever-mutating world, Starck has devised thousands of products ranging from furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega-yachts and wondrous hotels, never ceasing to push boundaries and challenge established criteria. @Starckofficial
- HSM Americas, Inc. Personal interview. 11 June 2009.
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