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World Business Forum Sydney 2017

After a successful World Business Forum Sydney in 2014, 2015 and 2016, we are happy to bring you this next chapter for WBF Sydney at The Event Centre, The Star on 31 May - 1 June 2017.

In 2017 the World Business Forum will highlight that in a world where new technologies emerge at pace, those who anticipate change and are quickly able to adapt will flourish. Organisations and individuals alike must reinvent themselves constantly; experiment and learn; identify new opportunities, exploit them fast, and move on. In this world it is the entrepreneur, the experimenter, the risk taker who will thrive.

Long term competitive advantage is dead! Are you ready to live in a state of permanent BETA?




World Business Forum Sydney

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

The Big Change: Forces Reshaping Business




Harvard Business School Professor and leading expert on strategy, innovation and leadership

Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she
specialises in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. She is also Chair and Director of the Harvard
University Advanced Leadership Initiative, an innovation that helps successful leaders at the top of their
professions apply their skills to national and global challenges in their next life stage. A collaboration across
all of Harvard, the Advanced Leadership Initiative aims to build a new leadership force for the world.

Her latest book, MOVE: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead, is a sweeping look across
industries and technologies shaping the future of mobility and the leadership required for transformation. Her
strategic and practical insights guide leaders of large and small organisations worldwide, through her
teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations and governments. The former chief Editor of
Harvard Business Review, Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists of the "50 most powerful
women in the world" (Times of London), and the "50 most influential business thinkers in the world"
(Thinkers 50). She has received 24 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards,
lifetime achievement awards, and prizes. These include the Academy of Management's Distinguished Career
Award for scholarly contributions to management knowledge; the World Teleport Association's "Intelligent
Community Visionary of the Year" award; the International Leadership Award from the Association of
Leadership Professionals; and the Warren Bennis Award for Leadership Excellence.


  • The impact of today’s highly networked world on strategy and leadership
  • Harnessing the potential of the upcoming strategic, organisational and cultural transformations
  • The six facets of organisational logic that will become the building blocks of a more sustainable competitive advantage
  • Compelling examples from great companies worldwide that are leading the way to creating innovation, profits, growth and social good