HSM Announces its 2009 World Business Forum

NEW YORK--()--HSM is proud to introduce the 6th annual World Business Forum, featuring global leaders, business icons, brilliant minds, and legendary CEOs. As the best global forum in the US among CEOs according to a 2008 Burson-Marsteller survey, this will be 2009s most valuable event to attend.

On October 6-7, 2009, approximately 4,500 top executives will come from around the world to New Yorks historic Radio City Music Hall® as the biggest names in business gather to discuss the most critical current issues. Attendees will hear first-hand from the leaders who shape the future of business, plus have the opportunity to network with thousands of their peers from around the globe.

The World Business Forums confirmed program to date includes several renowned speakers. In the coming months, HSM will be adding more top names to the already stellar speaker lineup:

Gary Hamel Top strategy expert, influential business thinker and bestselling author

Jeffrey Sachs One of the worlds leading international economic advisors

George Lucas Legendary producer, director and screenwriter

Jack Welch The most admired CEO in the world

T. Boone Pickens Founder of Mesa Petroleum and creator of the Pickens Plan for American energy independence

Paul Krugman The 2008 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Irene Rosenfeld Chairman and CEO of Kraft Foods, ranked 6th on Forbes list of The Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women

Patrick Lencioni Teamwork expert and bestselling author

Michael Phelps Record-holder of the most gold medals won at a single Olympic Games

Bill Conaty Former SVP of Corporate Human Resources at GE, widely considered a master in human resources management

Antoine van Agtmael Author who coined the term emerging markets

For more information about the World Business Forum, please visit wbfny.com or call 866-711-4476.

For media inquires or press passes, please contact Susan Copperman at 212-812-9608 or scopperman@hsmglobal.com

About HSM

Founded in 1987, HSM (www.hsmglobal.com/us) is a multimedia company specializing in executive education. HSM brings together the worlds top executives and thought leaders to analyze and debate the latest and most pressing issues in business, leadership, management, and the economy. Through conferences, print, and audiovisual content, HSM generates new ideas and fresh thinking about the challenges facing business leaders today. HSM believes that knowledge is the critical driver for change and development.

About Burson-Marsteller

The 2008 Most Valued Podiums Survey is certified by Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and public affairs firm. Established in 1953, the firm provides strategic thinking and program execution for clients across a range of public relations, public affairs, advertising, and web-related services.


Susan Copperman, 212-812-9608


Susan Copperman, 212-812-9608