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Guide to the 2019 World Business Forum

By Melanie Graysmith

World Business Forum
David H Koch Theater
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway & W 64th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 317-9110

Dates: Nov. 20-21, 2019, Orchestra $3,990, VIP $4,490, Ring $3,790

The celebrated World Business Forum is an annual curated two-day event organized by WOBI (World of Business Ideas) that takes place in cities across the Americas, Europe and Asia. United by a shared passion for business, the forum brings together thousands of like-minded people for unparalleled inspiration.

The passionate audience of businesspeople comes to listen to and learn from some of the world’s most distinguished notables in the fields of business and beyond. Innovative thinkers and experts, entrepreneurs, CEOs, artists, sportspeople, educators and scholars present their expertise and creativity.

More than a venue packed with information overload, the World Business Forum brings speakers on today’s most relevant topics to the forefront and provides a distinctive and stimulating networking environment for like-minded professionals to connect with one another.

The New York World Business Forum 2019 speaker roster is quite impressive: 

Janet Yellen, Economy, is the former Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (2014-2018) and the first female in the position.

Jim Collins, Leadership, is a world-renowned expert on leadership and an ardent observer of notable organizations – how they grow and achieve superior performance. 

Simon Sinek, Management, is a leading authority on organizational performance and described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” he teaches leaders and organizations in ways to inspire others.

Gary Hamel, Strategy, is one of the world’s most revolutionary business thinkers and an influential figure in modern management.

Randi Zuckerberg, Digital Transformation, is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media. An entrepreneur, author, investor, and media authority, Zuckerberg was the Director of Marketing at Facebook from 2005 to 2011. Currently, Zuckerberg is CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a boutique-marketing firm and production company.

Marcus Buckingham, Performance, is a renowned expert on talent and strengths-based leadership. He is a global researcher focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance, and pioneering the future of how people work.

Zoe Chance, Marketing, is a persuasion expert and professor at the Yale School of Management. She examines persuasion and the decision-making process through the lens of behavioral economics.

Hal Gregersen, Innovation, is the executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. A global innovator Gregersen works with a diverse circle of companies to help them master the challenges of innovation and change.

Ian Williamson, People, is the Dean of Victoria Business School and a globally recognized expert in human resources management. 

Kory Kogon, Productivity, is Global Productivity Practice Leader and the Managing Director of the FranlinCovey All Access Pass Holder Services. Kogon’s focus is on building top productivity in individuals, teams and organizations.


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