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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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.
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.
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.
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. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
- 2. AN UNPARALLELED, DIVERSE ROSTER OF WORLD CLASS BUSINESS THOUGHT LEADERS
- 3. TODAY’S MOST RELEVANT BUSINESS TOPICS AND TRENDS
- 4. PRACTICAL IDEAS TO HELP YOU GROW YOUR ORGANIZATION
- 5. A SPUR FOR YOU TO CHALLENGE YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP PRACTICES
- 6. A BLEND OF REAL WORLD, HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE, WITH RIGOROUS ACADEMIC ANALYSIS
- 7. PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING WITH SENIOR EXECUTIVES
- 8. A SPACE TO REFLECT, REFRESH, RETHINK AND ENJOY
As a two-term Chairman of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2014, Bernanke has faced some of the most critical economic and financial challenges since the Great Depression. His leadership helped avert a global financial meltdown during late 2000's, before jump-starting a U.S. economic recovery.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
A legend in the world of chess, Kasparov came to international fame as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 at the age of 22, and spent 20 years as the world’s top ranked player. Since retiring from chess in 2005 he has become an outspoken voice in the pro-democracy movement in Russia and a powerful advocate of education and human rights around the world.@Kasparov63
As the cofounder and CEO of Endeavor, the world’s leading organization dedicated to supporting fast-growing entrepreneurs, Linda has spent the last two decades helping innovators think bold and execute smart. With her trademark passion and wit, she delivers practical advice on how companies and individuals can apply entrepreneurial thinking to prepare them for today’s disruptive economy.@lindarottenberg
As Chairman & CEO of The Container Store, Tindell has been at the helm of the groundbreaking retailer since it opened in 1978, and is the embodiment of the unique corporate culture that has underpinned the company’s growth for more than 35 years.@ContainerStore
DAY 1 | Tuesday, October 7Program runs from 9:00am to 6:00pm
THE END OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
DESIGN, CREATIVITY & OPENING THE DOORS OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
Creating An Age of Abundance
THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM: BUILDING A BUSINESS WHERE EVERYONE THRIVES
CRAZY IS A COMPLIMENT: CUTTING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL PATH IN A TURBULENT WORLD
IT'S NOT THE HOW OR THE WHAT BUT THE WHO
DAY 2 | Wednesday, October 8Program runs from 9:00am to 5:30pm
WINNERS AND LOSERS IN A G-ZERO WORLD
START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS
LEVERAGING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S COLLECTIVE GENIUS
MAKING DECISIONS THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU
WHY LEADERS EAT LAST
STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP
THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Registration opens at 7:30am both days of the Forum. Theater doors open at 8:30am. *Agenda subject to change.
1 TicketRegular price $ 2,700
General Admission: Grants access to both days of the Forum
Additional OpportunitiesTake advantage of supplemental activities that will enhance and extend your World Business Forum growth and development.
Negotiation WorkshopOctober 6, 2014 | NYC
The tools to successful negotiation at an interactive, exercise-driven workshop, led by expert negotiator and bestselling author, Ron Shapiro.Learn More
POWER LUNCH PANEL WITH RITA MCGRATH
SOLD OUTOctober 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.
To be added to the waitlist, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ComplimentaryOctober 6-7, 2014 | NYC
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WOBI Future Leaders
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MBA Students: Join us and learn from the best
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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.
The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue at 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Exclusive WBF rate: SOLD OUT
Our partners at American Guest would be happy to help you find accommodations at a discounted rate. To find your room, call American Guest at 212 302 4019 and tell them you'd like to book a room for the WOBI conference.
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