What is the
World Business Forum

Organized and curated by WOBI each year in cities across the Americas, Europe and Asia, World Business Forum is a two-day event that brings together thousands of restless minds united by their passion for business.

They come to learn from and be inspired by some of the world’s most renowned figures from business and beyond – a blend of content comprised 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 businesspeople, stimulating new thinking and inspiring action.

WBF NYC 2018
Welcome to the exponential age. 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.

  • Speed over certainty
  • Abundance over scarcity
  • Networks over hierarchy
  • Empowerment over control

For leaders and organizations capable of making the shift from an incremental to an exponential mindset there lies within your grasp the opportunity to drive unprecedented growth; to empower radical innovation; to liberate true potential; to engage at incredible speed and scale; to execute on ever-more ambitious visions.

Are you willing to make the leap?

Get equipped for the exponential age at

World Business Forum 2018

In 2018 the World Business Forum
is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
Fifteen years inspiring executives from the USA and beyond

15 years of the most influential management ideas.

15 years helping leaders and their organizations to grow and evolve.

15 years bringing together the most influential business thinkers and doers on the planet.

Since the first edition of World Business Forum in 2004, the world has undergone incredible change. In that time we have seen new technologies, new movements, new business models emerge that have radically altered how business is done.

Through these times of profound and disruptive change, we are proud that World Business Forum has consistently provided the ideas, learning and inspiration to help leaders navigate their biggest challenges and take their organizations forward.

We believe this story is only just beginning. Join us in 2018 as we continue to reshape business, management and leadership as we know it.

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Arianna Huffington
Founder of the Huffington Post and CEO of Thrive Global

"We need to accept
that, we won’t always
make the right decisions,
that we’ll screw up royally sometimes
- understanding that failure is not the
opposite of success, it’s part of success"

Daniel Goleman - WBF NYC

Daniel Goleman
Renowed Psychologist and Leading Authority on Emotional Intelligence

"If you can´t have empathy and
have efficient relationships,
then no matter how smart you are,
you are not going to get very far"

Seth Godin - WBF NYC

Seth Godin
Bestselling Author and Change Agent

"I think the most productive thing
to do during times of change
is is to be your best self,
not the best version
of someone else"

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