Organised and powered by WOBI each year in cities across the globe, the World Business Forum is a two-day event that brings together thousands of senior-level decision makers from across all industries to learn from and be inspired by some the world’s most renowned business figures.

World Business Forum Sydney 2019

Location:

14 Darling Drive
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC)
World Business Forum Sydney
World Business Forum Sydney

Speakers

Martha Rogers

Martha Rogers

 

Martha Rogers has written nine international bestsellers with business partner, Don Peppers, that collectively sold well over a million copies in 18 languages. Her counsel and insight are sought by Fortune 500 and Blue-Chip executives who are trying to crack the code on customer measurement and value, trust, innovation, and the effect of emerging technologies.

Susan David

Susan David

Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Her new #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility based on the concept Harvard Business Review heralded as a Management Idea of the Year, describes the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change.

Gary Hamel

Gary Hamel

Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers who has led transformational efforts in some of the world’s most notable companies helping to create billions of dollars in shareholder value. Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the director of the Management Innovation eXchange.

Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work.  His hugely influential books – including First, Break All the Rules, Now, Discover Your Strengths, and The One Thing You Need to Know – offer important insights into maximizing strengths and understanding the crucial differences between leadership and management. His upcoming book, Nine Lies about Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World, details how faulty assumptions, wrong thinking is running through our organisational lives.

Jill Klein

Prof Jill Klein

Professor Jill Klein is an esteemed academic and award-winning author, with more than 30 years of teaching experience. Drawing on her family’s experiences during the Holocaust and her recent experience working with Equal Playing Field in Jordan, Jill’s insights and teachings on resilience have inspired people from around the world.

Charlene Li

Charlene Li

Charlene is a Principal Analyst at Altimeter, a prophet company, and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership. She is also the co-author of the critically acclaimed, bestselling book Groundswell, which was named one of the best business books in 2008. Her newest book, The Engaged Leader, was published in March 2015. Her deep knowledge of leadership, strategy, interactive media and marketing gives her unique insight into the changing business landscape.

Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey

Stephen M. R. Covey is the bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Centre, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine.

Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored more than 15 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, and has been advancing ground-breaking concepts for over 3 decades. His 1992 bestseller, Paradigm Shift, helped coin this seminal management concept, and The Digital Economy, changed business thinking about the transformational nature of the Internet. Two years later he helped popularise the terms “Net Generation” and “the Digital Divide” in Growing Up Digital.

Jeff Immelt

Jeff Immelt

Chairman and CEO, General Electric (2001-2017) Strategy

Jeff Immelt was the 9th Chairman of GE and served as CEO for 16 years, transforming GE into a simpler, stronger, and more focused digital industrial company. Immelt revamped the company’s strategy, global footprint, workforce, and culture, positioning it for the future. During his tenure, industrial earnings doubled, and GE returned $143 billion in dividends, more than in the cumulative history of the company

Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez is one of those unique individuals who lives in the future and works on the cutting edge of discovery. He was the Founding Director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project, is an active investor in early-stage private companies in the life sciences sector and is one of the world’s leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research.

Event Details

Organised and powered by WOBI each year in cities across the globe, the World Business Forum is a two-day event that brings together thousands of senior-level decision makers from across all industries to learn from and be inspired by some the world’s most renowned business figures.

Learn and be inspired by some of the most influential figures in the business world and beyond; A blend of content delivered by CEOs, entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and creative minds.

Offering a unique blend of ideas and inspiration, the World Business Forum focuses on the issues most relevant to today’s businesspeople, stimulating new thinking and motivating action, whilst also offering a great opportunity for high-level networking.

Get equipped for the exponential age at the World Business Forum Sydney 2019 - an age of movements, of possibility, of empowerment, of impact.

As technological advancement accelerates transformation, we are at an inflection point where the traditional ways of doing business are becoming rapidly obsolete. The principles of incrementalism and linear thinking, once the foundations of our approach to strategy and business, are being replaced by new principles of exponentialism.

For leaders and organisations capable of making the shift from an incremental to an exponential mindset lies the opportunity to drive unprecedented growth.

Speakers and topics:

  • Jeff Immelt: Strategy
  • Gary Hamel: New Management
  • Marcus Buckingham: Talent
  • Don Tapscott: Innovation
  • Susan David: Performance
  • Martha Rogers: Marketing
  • Juan Enriquez: Future
  • Charlene Li: Digital Transformation
  • Stephen MR Covey: Leadership
  • Professor Jill Klein: Ethics

Ticketing Special Offers
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Access and Inclusion

  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Hearing loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.