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George Lucas Joins World Business Forum 2009 Lineup
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The World Business Forum (www.wbfny.com) is proud to announce that George Lucas, legendary producer, director and screenwriter, has joined an already impressive assembly of global leaders to speak at the 2009 World Business Forum being held on October 6-7, 2009 at Radio City Music Hall ® in New York City.
Organized by HSM, the World Business Forum is the leading international symposium for the business community. Held every year at historic Radio City Music Hall ®, the 2009 World Business Forum will take place on October 6-7, 2009 to an audience of over 4,500 top executives attending from around the world.
George Lucas is now one of many top names in leadership, politics, management, and academia who will gather to discuss the most current crucial issues in business and politics. During this rare appearance, attendees will have the opportunity to hear George speak candidly about some of his passions: education, art & film, as well as the future of cinema. Additional confirmed speakers to date include:
Gary Hamel – Top strategy expert, influential business thinker and bestselling author
Jeffrey Sachs – One of the world’s leading international economic advisors
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 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”
Patrick Lencioni – Teamwork expert and bestselling author
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 and how to attend the World Business Forum, please visit www.wbfny.com or call 866-711-4476 (International callers can dial 212-317-8454.)
Founded in 1987, HSM (www.hsmglobal.com) is a global organization specializing in executive education. HSM brings together the world’s top executives and thought leaders to analyze and debate the latest and most pressing issues in business, science, technology, and the economy. Through conferences, print media and online 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.