Robert Redford Joins WOBI’s World Business Forum 2014

Academy Award winner to speak at the 11th-Annual Forum in New York City

Robert Redford joins WOBI's World Business Forum speaker lineup. (Photo: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--()--WOBI, the leader in management and leadership conferences, is proud to present the 11th-annual World Business Forum, held October 7-8, 2014 at Radio City Music Hall® in New York City.

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.

One of the most influential creative voices of our time, Robert Redford—the latest confirmed Forum speaker—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.

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.

For more information on WOBI, visit To learn more about the World Business Forum, visit or call 866-711-4476 or 212-317-8454.

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