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World Business Forum Returns to Australia

Ben Bernanke and Steve Wozniak inspire business leaders to forge their own path

After the successful inaugural World Business Forum in Sydney last year, Business Executive Education (BEE) will be bringing the second edition back to Sydney on 27th & 28th May 2015.

The world’s most renowned business conference, will be hosting distinguished speakers in Sydney who will present on business trends and innovations that are driving the world’s business arenas.

This year’s forum will be celebrating the leaders of today – inspirational individuals who are writing their own rules, challenging time honoured truths and creating new paths for growth. The forum’s agenda brings together seven internationally renowned business personalities, as well as four prominent Australian business leaders, to provide a unique learning experience and a rare opportunity for senior executives in Australia to establish meaningful partnerships and build management knowledge.

Alberto Saiz, Asia-Pacific managing director of the World Business Forum, said the forum had a dual aim: education and networking.

“Last year’s World Business Forum was a great success, with many of Australia’s business leaders attending the event. The event provided attendees with a number of ideas and strategic directions they could implement with their companies. It also gave business leaders a unique, unrivalled networking experience, enabling them to exchange ideas and thoughts with their peers.

“This year, we expect World Business Forum to be bigger and better than ever. We have a number of international business leaders that will help attendees explore new paths for growth, as well as a new panel discussion where high profile business leaders will discuss how they have overcome their own challenges to achieve success. We sowed the seed last year and now we want to help it grow,” said Saiz.

The speakers for the World Business Forum include:

Dr Ben Bernanke – two-term Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve System:
Reflecting on the global economic landscape and the key challenges facing the world today

Tom Peters – Business Management Guru:
The eight basic principles and the little big things that make a difference in business

Steve Wozniak – Apple Co-Founder:
Innovator’s perspective: the next wave of technology and where it may be leading us

Lynda Gratton – World’s leading authority on Human Resources:
Key trends that are shaping the future of work

Oliver Stone – three time Oscar winning director:
How to communicate complex themes to effectively engage people

Don Peppers – Founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group:
The importance of protecting the interests of customers in the age of transparency

Sarah Lewis – Faculty member at Yale’s School of Art:
Where do new innovations and new ideas come from

Panel discussion with Professor Geoff Martin – Melbourne Business School:
Martin will be joined by Radek Sali, CEO at Swisse, Liz Butcher, CEO at ISGM and Nick Abboud, CEO at Dick Smith to discuss the most significant challenges they have faced in developing their businesses and careers.

These speakers join a list of previous World Business Forum speakers including former Prime Minister John Howard, father of strategy Michael Porter, Saatchi & Saatchi’s Kevin Roberts and Facebook's former Marketing Director, Randi Zuckerberg.

For 11 years, the World Business Forum has been inspiring business leaders by hosting annual events in New York, Milan, Madrid, Mexico City and Buenos Aires.

World Business Forum Sydney is proudly sponsored by Telstra, NAB, Randstad, Hitachi Australia, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chartered Accountants ANZ, Melbourne Business School, Bupa, Australia Post and Etihad Airways.

World Business Forum takes place on Wednesday 27th May and Thursday 28th May at The Star, Pyrmont, Sydney. Registration opens at 7:30am and theatre doors open at 8:00am on both days. For further information on the forum or to register to attend visit

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