One of the most influential creative voices of our time, Robert Redford is a film industry icon whose passion and independent spirit have driven a lifetime’s work dedicated to making films of social and cultural relevance while providing outlets and encouragement for others to express their own talents.
Recently ranked #1 in The Muse’s “50 Best Conferences to Attend this Year”, the 2014 World Business Forum brings a unique group of speakers to help global leaders navigate today’s contradictory, high-pressure, fast-moving, multi-stakeholder world. WOBI’s handpicked speakers are inspirational individuals who are writing their own rules, challenging time-honored truths, and forging new paths to growth—dubbed the “PROVOCATEURS.” They will provide the Forum’s attendees with the ideas and learning to face their personal business challenges in new and innovative ways.
Alongside Redford, this year’s growing keynote lineup includes:
Dr. Ben S. Bernanke: Two term Chairman of the Federal Reserve System
Malcolm Gladwell: Influential writer and author of David and Goliath
Blake Mycoskie: Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS
Daniel Gilbert: Harvard psychologist and bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness
Sir Ken Robinson: Globally recognized authority on creativity
Peter Diamandis: Founder of the X Prize Foundation and co-founder Singularity University
Ian Bremmer: Founder and President of Eurasia Group; Geo-political commentator
Simon Sinek: Trained ethnographer and author of Start With Why
Claudio Fernández-Aráoz: One of the world’s most respected voices on identifying talent
Linda Hill: Leadership scholar and professor at Harvard Business School
Rita McGrath: Professor at Columbia Business School
Philippe Starck: Influential legend of modern design
Robert Redford: Oscar-winning actor and director; founder of Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival
These powerful minds join more than 4,000 attendees from over 65 countries, representing companies from all leading sectors of business. The World Business Forum provides unparalleled networking and learning opportunities that extend beyond the event.
In addition to World Business Forum, WOBI also organizes WOBI on Innovation to take place this year in New York City on June 4-5, 2014.