IFEMA, 12 & 13 NOVEMBER 2024

TWO DAYS,
1,200+ EXECUTIVES

Learning & Inspiration at the World’s Premier Business Event

Supporting Sponsors

Technical Partners

Official 5 Star Hotel

Media Partner

PR & Comunication Partner

Strategic Partners

Official Bookstore

WORLD BUSINESS FORUM 2024 SPONSORS

WORLD-CLASS SPEAKERS

MARIO
DRAGHI

Crisis Management

& Decision Making

Hila
Lifshitz-Assaf

Artificial Intelligence

Chris
Gardner

Self-management

Modupe
Akinola

Diversity & Inclusion

Stephen
M.R. Covey

Leadership

Elizabeth
Dunn

Talent

Luis Huete

Strategy

Sharon
Melnick

High Performance

Felipe
Gomez

Creativity

President of the European Central Bank (2011-2019) and Prime Minister of Italy (2021-2022)

Mario Draghi served as President of the Council of Ministers of Italy from February 2021
to October 2022. His tenure as Prime Minister was defined by many memorable achievements, most notably including the fight to end the Covid-19 pandemic, his leadership of the Next Generation EU initiative, and his solidarity with the Ukrainian people during the ongoing war with Russia. Dr. Draghi was President of the European Central Bank (ECB) from November 2011 to November 2019 and is widely credited with saving the Eurozone. Over his eight-year term, the monetary policy of the ECB led the Eurozone into an expansion with the creation of 13 million jobs, and the European stock market rising by two-thirds. Prior to 2011, Dr. Draghi served as Governor of the Banca d’Italia and Chairman of the Financial Stability Board that crafted for the governments of the G-7 countries the first regulatory response to the global financial crisis.

Head of the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network Research Center at Warwick Business School

Professor of Management and Head of the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network Research Center at Warwick Business School, Hila Lifshitz-Assaf’s research is centered on understanding scientific and technological innovation in the digital age. Lifshitz-Assaf has received recognition for her work in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for critical decision-making, including the ISSIP Excellence in Service Innovation award in 2023. Before her academic career, she spent seven years as a strategy consultant, specializing in growth and innovation strategies in various industries.

Author and star of the critically acclaimed book and film, Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Gardner is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and single parent whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organizations around the world. He is the author of two bestselling books, The Pursuit of Happyness and Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Gardner was an executive producer on the iconic and critically acclaimed film adaptation of The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith. Through his positivity, courage, tenacity, discipline and common sense, Gardner’s story is one of overcoming setbacks and hardship to become a top earner on Wall Street before founding his own brokerage.

Authority on organizational performance and diversity at Columbia Business School

Modupe Akinola is a leading authority on organizational performance and diversity, and an Associate Professor of Management at Columbia Business School. She advises leaders on managing stress, diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives and women’s leadership and her research on stress and discrimination has been published in numerous academic journals and media outlets, including The New York Times, Forbes, and The Economist. Before becoming an academic, Akinola was the head of diversity at Bain & Co., where she contributed to the organization’s recruitment and retention framework for people of color. She earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Harvard.

World’s leading expert on organizational trust

Stephen M. R. Covey is the bestselling author of The Speed of Trust and Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others.  He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Covey 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.

Leading happiness and well-being researcher at the University of British Columbia

Dr. Elizabeth Dunn is a distinguished professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia and a leading expert on the study of how time, money, and technology shape human happiness. Her experimental research has not only been published in top-tier journals, including three articles in Science, but also widely featured in international media like The New York Times, The Atlantic, and CNN. She is also the co-author of the acclaimed book Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending, which has been recognized by the Washington Post as essential reading for leaders.

Professor at IESE Business School and leading expert on organizational therapy

Luis Huete has been a professor at IESE Business School since 1982 and has lectured in Harvard Business School as well as other Business Schools over the world. He has worked as a consultant with top Management teams in over 800 companies in more than 70 countries, and is also a member of the Board or Advisory Boards of more than 10 companies and institutions. He is the author of several milestone management books including Servicios y Beneficios, Administración de Servicios and Clienting. His latest book, Construye tu sueño 2.0, was published in 2023.

Business psychologist, executive coach and global authority on resilience and power

Dr. Sharon Melnick is a corporate psychologist and global authority on personal power in leadership whose work is informed by 10 years of groundbreaking research at Harvard Medical School. She has worked with a range of organizations from Fortune 500 to fast-growth companies, as well as esteemed institutions such as the U.S. White House, United Nations, and West Point Military Academy.  She is CEO of Horizon Point Inc, a global coaching and training company, and is the best-selling author of In Your Power: React Less, Regain Control, Raise Others.

Musician and expert in entrepreneurship, innovation and virtuosity

With more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and senior management experience, Felipe Gómez has developed a powerful set of proven tools that helps leaders, teams and organizations to reach extraordinary performance. Leveraging his passion for music and with a grand piano on stage, Felipe will inspire his audience and provide tools to consistently aim for operational excellence, create meaningful connections and build effective cultures of innovation. Gómez is the author of the best-selling book, Attitude-E: The Method for Being Entrepreneurial and Fulfilling your Dreams.


2024

Organized by WOBI in major cities across the globe, the World Business Forum gathers thousands of senior executives to learn from world-class business thought leaders.

The Forum focuses on the most relevant management topics for today’s business leaders as they face the challenge of steering their teams and organizations.

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Rub Shoulders with Over 1,200 Decision-Makers, Innovators, and Industry Leaders.

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In 2023, the World Business Forum provided a spotlight on how purpose in business can help navigate these uncharted waters of change. However, we only scratched the surface. As we look even deeper it becomes clear just how profound the topic is for organizations today. Great leadership is, in many ways, synonymous with purpose.

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If you’re setting the strategic vision for your enterprise, prepare to have your horizons expanded alongside fellow visionariesBoard members, VPs, and directors making high-impact choices will find unparalleled insights and peer networking opportunitiesIf you’re disrupting markets and redefining industry norms, this is your chance to connect with like-minded trailblazers

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1.995 +IVA
3.000€ +IVA
BENEFITS ⏷
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    • Access to the two-day congress
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    • Simultaneous translation
    • Coffee Break
    • Lunch
    • Networking Cocktail

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1.695 +IVA
2.400€ +IVA
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  • Coffee Break
  • Networking Cocktail

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5.695 +IVA
9.000€ +IVA
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  • Networking Cocktail

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  • Attendee Certificate
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  • Coffee Break
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15.000€ +IVA
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  • Welcome Kit
  • Access to the two-day congress
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  • Simultaneous translation
  • Coffee Break
  • Lunch
  • Networking Cocktail

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12.000€ +IVA
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  • Welcome Kit
  • Access to the two-day congress
  • Attendee Certificate
  • Simultaneous translation
  • Coffee Break
  • Networking Cocktail

 2024 AGENDA

TUESDAY

12

November
2024

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

ELIZABETH DUNN

Talent
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Coffee Break

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

LUIS HUETE

Strategy
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

SHARON MELNICK

High Performance
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Lunch

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

MARIO DRAGHI

Crisis management and decision making
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

FELIPE GOMEZ

Creativity
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking Cocktail

WEDNESDAY

13

November
2024

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

HILA LIFSHITZ-ASSAF

Artificial Intelligence
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Coffee Break

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

MODUPE AKINOLA

Diversity & Inclusion
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

STEPHEN M.R. COVEY

Leadership
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Lunch

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

CHRIS GARDNER

Self – Management

*Agenda is subject to change

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