Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, former US Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, and three-time Oscar winning director, Oliver Stone, will head to Sydney this month for the World Business Forum.
The forum, on May 27-28, will see distinguished business leaders present on business trends and innovations that are driving the world’s business arenas.
This year’s forum will celebrate "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.
At the forum, Benanke will reflect on the global economic landscape and the key challenges facing the world today, while "Woz" will give an insight into the next wave of technology and where it may be leading us.
Stone will speak on how to communicate complex themes to effectively engage people.
Other speakers include: Business management guru, Tom Peters; Human resources authority, Lynda Gratton; Founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group, Don Peppers; and Faculty member at Yale’s School of Art, Sarah Lewis.
Asia-Pacific managing director of the World Business Forum, Alberto Saiz, 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," he said.
"The event provided attendees with a number of ideas and strategic directions they could implement with their companies.
"It also gave business leaders an unrivalled networking experience, enabling them to exchange ideas and thoughts with their peers."
There will also be a panel discussion with Melbourne Business School professor Geoff Martin,
He will be joined by Swisse chief executive, Radek Sali, ISGM chief executive, Liz Butcher, and Dick Smith chief executive, Nick Abboud.