World Business Forum

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.

World Business Forum
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World Business Forum Stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York
BeginsOctober 20, 2020
EndsOctober 21, 2020
FrequencyAnnually
Location(s)David Geffen Hall, New York City, NY
Inaugurated2004
Participantsover 5000 top-level business executives
Websitewww.wbfny.com

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]

HistoryEdit

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 participantsEdit

Speakers included:

2012 participantsEdit

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

OrganizerEdit

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]

2019Edit

This year's World Business Forum will take place from November 20th to November 21st at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  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". Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
  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.
  8. ^ "World Business Forum NYC 2019". World Business Forum NYC 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-23.

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