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They come to learn from and be inspired by some the world’s most renowned figures from business and beyond - a blend of content composed of CEOs, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, artists and sportspeople. In a world of information overload, World Business Forum focuses on the issues most relevant to today’s business people, stimulating new thinking and inspiring action.
Learn from companies defined by their progressive cultures and dynamic strategies; individuals who demonstrate a willingness to risk, fail and risk again; thought leaders who offer insights into what it takes to succeed in a beta world.
Since the first edition of the WOBI World Business Forum was held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 2004, the event has spread around the world, giving hundreds of thousands of attendees the opportunity to live a truly transformational learning experience.
From Milan to Sydney, Mexico City to Madrid, Hong Kong to Bogota, WOBI has established itself as meeting place for all those looking to turn ideas into projects and projects into business.
2300 Over 2300 Senior Executive.
500 Representing More Than 500 Companies.
15 From More Than 15 Countries.
88% 88% Attendees' Expectations Met or Exceeded.
Legendary former manager of Manchester United Football Club
“The experience of defeat, or more particularly the manner in which a leader reacts to it, is an essential part of what makes a winner.”
Co-founder, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group
“We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.”
Director of the MIT Media Lab
“We should be now-ists. Focus on being connected, always learning, fully aware and super present.”
Professor of Management at Wharton
“Highly successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity.”
Professor of Leadership and Learning at INSEAD
“The paradox of change is that the only way to alter the way we think is by doing the very things our habitual thinking keeps us from doing”
Brand futurist and consumer psychology pioneer
“Brands that create an emotional connection with consumers are much stronger than those that don't- it's as simple (and complicated) as that”
Former ad agency creative director at Apple
“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are.”
Professor in the economics of innovation.
“In seeking innovation-led growth, it is fundamental to understand the important roles that both the public and private sector can play.”
Expert in innovative marketing, relational communications and corporate educatio
“If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear: the world needs you!”
Internationally-recognized graffiti artist
“I think everything in life is art. What you do, how you dress, the way you love and how you talk. The way you run your business.”
Vice President EMEA at Facebook
“Users are now consuming 7 hours of content in 5 hours due to multiscreen consumption.”
Restaurateur, entrepreneur, bestselling author
“You have to do so much more for the consumer these days than just feed them.”
Leader of the Moving Pictures Group at Pixar Animation Studios
“If you don’t fail you’re not doing anything new.”
We are for all those who share our passion for business; restless and curious minds excited by the challenge of transforming ideas into projects and projects into businesses.
Our mission is to create transformational experiences dedicated to building better people, better business, and a better world.