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Event Alert: World Business Forum 2010

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For the second consecutive year, Vault will be sending a team to cover the World Business Forum at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The 2010 event takes place on October 5 and 6, and features some of the world’s leading business thinkers and practitioners. If there’s anywhere to identify the key trends that are likely to shape business—and most likely your career—over the coming years, the World Business Forum is it.

Speakers at this year’s event include former Vice President Al Gore, former Procter & Gamble chairman, president and CEO A.G. Lafley, movie director James Cameron, GE’s Jack Welch, economist Joseph Stiglitz and many more.

The full itinerary is below, and Vault’s team will be in attendance for all of it, live-blogging and tweeting from the event, and providing extra insight and perspective in the days following it as well. If you’re going to be in attendance, we’d love to hear from you. Otherwise, stay tuned to Vault’s Careers Blog and our @vaultcareers Twitter feed throughout the event for all the latest coverage. You’ll also be able to keep up with all the updates by following the #WBF10 hashtag.

The itinerary in full:

Economy, Trends, Change:

Al Gore: Global Affairs– On and around climate change: Sustainable Capitalism and the new global deal

A.G. Lafley: Customer Centric Growth — The consumer is boss: Leadership at Procter and Gamble

Joseph Stiglitz: Economy – The changing financial and economic landscape: A new agenda

Steve Levitt: Freakonomics – Rethinking Economics: Understanding incentives or how people get what they want

Leadership, Performance, People

Jim Collins: Sustaining great results: Achieving greatness in an unpredictable, uncertain and unforgiving environment

David Gergen: Leadership – After the storm: The new leadership puzzle—making up for lost confidence

Nando Parrado: Crisis Management – Effective leadership amidst chaos: The miracle of the Andes

Carlos Brito: Building a Performance Culture – Better than you: How to build a cohesive team of high achievers

Strategy, Innovation, Communication

Jack Welch: Management – A dialogue with Jack Welch on management fundamentals and success

Martin Lindstrom: Marketing – Why we buy: Rewriting the rules of marketing, advertising and branding

Joseph Grenny: Influence – Influencer: The power to execute on strategy

Charlene Li: Social Networks – Creating winning social media strategies

James Cameron: Creativity – The power of innovation, creativity and passion

RenÈe Mauborgne: Strategy – Creating an innovative market space: The untapped power of “Blue Oceans”

Vijay Govindarajan: Innovation – A strategy for creating the future

Bill McDermott: Winning in the new reality – Establish a culture of winning: The power of innovation, growth and business agility

Visit the official World Business Forum site for more details on what to expect from each speaker.

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Written by Phil Stott

October 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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