World Business Forum 2016

May 25th – 26th


I Am Storymaker…

What do all successful people have in common?

Is it their personality, their background, their values, or their skills? It can be one or more of these. But it is not their attributes that define them.

So, what do they have in common?

They all have a story. They are all story makers…

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson: From owning one record label to operating a billion dollar empire worldwide, Richard Branson’s entrepreneurial mindset has made him one of the greatest influencers in the world today. A man made up of over 400 companies, he still able to allocate time and resources to his Virgin Unite program to empower fellow entrepreneurs, and invest in eco-friendly resources.

“The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls.” – Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner: A story so powerful, a movie was made to document his incredible life of sheer determination in the face of adversity, Chris Gardner is a rags to riches entrepreneur who knows what it takes to succeed. His book ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ has made him a bestseller and a global inspiration to others seeking to replicate his attitude to finding success.

“There’s pleasing today’s customers and developing tomorrow’s business.” – Rita McGrath

Rita McGrath: Rita is at the forefront of strategy in uncertain environments and is globally recognised for her expertise in seizing business opportunities and capitalising on them to full effect.

In times of rapid change and business volatility, it is harder than ever to know how to drive your business forward. This is why we need to look to the leaders of global business and learn from their stories. And the best way to do this is at an event like the World Business Forum.

Find out more information about the event and all the speakers in attendance


A full  list of speakers and their topics:

Richard Branson

Topic: Entrepreneurship

Chris Gardner

Topic: Perseverance

Robert S. Kaplan

Topic: Performance Management

Rita McGrath

Topic: Strategy

Nicholas Negroponte

Topic: Innovation

Tamara Erickson

Topic: People

CEO Panel Discussion

Topic: Business transformation amid uncertainty


  • Andrew Thorburn
  • Rob Sindel
  • Brandon Lee

John Mattone

Topic: Leadership

Mauro Porcini

Topic: Marketing


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