PROVOCATEURS

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WORLD BUSINESS FORUM NEW YORK 2014 October 7-8, 2014 / Radio City Music Hall®

Ranked #1 in The Daily Muse 50 Best Conferences 2014

OVER 4,000 SENIOR EXECUTIVES

REPRESENTING MORE THAN 900 COMPANIES

FROM MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES

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World Business Forum New York 2014

October 7-8, 2014 | Radio City Music Hall®

 

In the contradictory, high-pressure, fast-moving, multi-stakeholder world in which you operate, more of the same won't cut it. A special set of leaders is required.

 
 

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  • Are you ready to meet the challenge?

    In 2014 the World Business Forum brings you a unique group of speakers who are writing their own rules, challenging time-honored truths, and forging new paths to growth - our "PROVOCATEURS".

    They will provide you with the ideas and learning to face your personal business challenges in new and innovative ways.

  • The Venue

    Nestled in the heart of Rockefeller Center, the iconic Radio City Music Hall® has been home to the World Business Forum since 2004.

    Radio City Music Hall®, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, United States.

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  • Organized & curated by WOBI

    We bring over two decades of experience to the table when it comes to introducing the ideas of the world’s most influential business leaders to the global executive community.

    We are inspired by a conviction that our world has never had a greater need for simple and powerful ideas, constant inspiration and exciting, new visions for the future.

 

WHY ATTEND?

For ten years the World Business Forum has been a source of inspiration, learning and transformation for leaders looking to build better businesses and a better world. Our programs offer an incredible breadth of content, bringing you world-class speakers from diverse fields, all of whom have one objective in mind: To help you lead more effectively so as to meet the challenges of today’s global business environment.

Take advantage of our value proposition

  1. 1. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
  2. 2. AN UNPARALLELED, DIVERSE ROSTER OF WORLD CLASS BUSINESS THOUGHT LEADERS
  3. 3. TODAY’S MOST RELEVANT BUSINESS TOPICS AND TRENDS
  4. 4. PRACTICAL IDEAS TO HELP YOU GROW YOUR ORGANIZATION
  5. 5. A SPUR FOR YOU TO CHALLENGE YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP PRACTICES
  6. 6. A BLEND OF REAL WORLD, HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE, WITH RIGOROUS ACADEMIC ANALYSIS
  7. 7. PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING WITH SENIOR EXECUTIVES
  8. 8. A SPACE TO REFLECT, REFRESH, RETHINK AND ENJOY

SPEAKERS

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Agenda

DAY 1 | Tuesday, October 7

Program runs from 9:00am to 6:00pm
09:00

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY
Ken Robinson

10:30 - COFFEE BREAK
11:00

THE END OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Rita McGrath

11:45

DESIGN, CREATIVITY & OPENING THE DOORS OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
Philippe Starck

12:30 - LUNCH BREAK
02:00

Creating An Age of Abundance
Peter Diamandis

03:00

THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
Malcolm Gladwell

04:00 - COFFEE BREAK
04:30

CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM: BUILDING A BUSINESS WHERE EVERYONE THRIVES
Kip Tindell

05:00

CRAZY IS A COMPLIMENT: CUTTING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL PATH IN A TURBULENT WORLD
Linda Rottenberg

05:30

IT'S NOT THE HOW OR THE WHAT BUT THE WHO
Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

DAY 2 | Wednesday, October 8

Program runs from 9:00am to 5:30pm
09:00

WINNERS AND LOSERS IN A G-ZERO WORLD
Ian Bremmer

09:45

START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS
Blake Mycoskie

10:30 - COFFEE BREAK
11:00

LEVERAGING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S COLLECTIVE GENIUS
Linda Hill

11:30

MAKING DECISIONS THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU
Daniel Gilbert

12:30 - LUNCH BREAK
02:00

WHY LEADERS EAT LAST
Simon Sinek

03:00 - COFFEE BREAK
03:30

STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP
Garry Kasparov

04:30

THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Ben Bernanke

Registration opens at 7:30am both days of the Forum. Theater doors open at 8:30am.
*Agenda subject to change.

Tickets

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Additional Opportunities

Take advantage of supplemental activities that will enhance and extend your World Business Forum growth and development.

Negotiation Workshop

October 6, 2014 | NYC

The tools to successful negotiation at an interactive, exercise-driven workshop, led by expert negotiator and bestselling author, Ron Shapiro.

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POWER LUNCH PANEL WITH RITA MCGRATH

Complimentary

October 7, 2014 | NYC

Join award-winning author and Columbia Business School Professor Rita McGrath, with an impressive panel of business leaders, for a lunch discussion on the Benefits of Failure.

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WOBI Future Leaders

Ready to lead in uncertain times?

MBA Students: Join us and learn from the best

 

WOBI Future Leaders is offering currently enrolled MBA students the opportunity to earn a free ticket to the upcoming World Business Forum

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Accommodation Recommendations

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

A $160 million renovation has reinvigorated the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, between Central Park and Times Square in the Midtown business and entertainment district.

811 7th Avenue at 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Exclusive WBF Rate: $389
Discounted rate available until September 10, 2014. Subject to Availability.

To book your room, click here or call 212-581-1000 and reference the World Business Forum.

Fit Tours NYC

Get outside and do something active before or after you spend a day inside working, and make the most of your limited time in NYC.

During these fit tours in Central Park, you'll enjoy the best views in all of New York City while keeping up with your fitness routine. The following tours are available at a discounted rate, exclusively for World Business Forum Attendees.

 

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