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4th Global Drucker Forum

Business Conference - 4th Global Drucker Forum


Business Conference

Begin date : 11/15/2012

End date : 11/16/2012

Location : Austria / Vienna

By : Peter Drucker Society Europe

Venue : Aula der Wissenschaften «Hall of Sciences»

Event Subject :

At the core of the agenda of the 2012 Drucker Forum lie key questions about the future of capitalism: How can the weaknesses of the system be repaired without crushing the innovative energies of free enterprise and competitive markets? And what is the role of managers in this transformation?

Keywords :
Peter Drucker, Peter Drucker Society, Management, Vienna, Paul Polman (CEO Unilver), Management conference, Business conference
Event/Product information

Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman will open the conference with his vision of creating a more peaceful world through entrepreneurship. He will be followed by Roger L. Martin, one of the global leaders of the “Thinkers 50,” who will lay out the unintended consequences of an excessive focus on shareholder value and provide clues about improving capitalism. In contrast, Adrian Wooldridge from The Economist will defend the benefits of the maximizing-shareholder-value philosophy.

Lynda Gratton from London Business School, along with other leading academics, will delve into the future of management—Management 2.0. Leading executives from global companies will provide their views on the viability of the traditional corporate model and offer lessons from other models such as cooperatives and employee-owned enterprises. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, will tackle whether business can be a force for good. The full morning of Day 2 will be dedicated to the rise of social business and social entrepreneurship.

The younger generation will have a voice at the Forum as well: The winners of the Drucker Challenge Essay Contest will be recognized at the gala dinner and express their views at a dedicated session moderated by Julia Kirby, an editor at large for Harvard Business Review.

The conference will be concluded by a fireworks of short “Vision Talks“ from leading thinkers: Umair Haque, Deepa Prahalad, Rick Wartzman, Roger L. Martin and Tammy Erickson.

Join us on November 15 and 16 in Vienna to participate in a global dialogue to shape the future of management and hence the future of society.

For further info: contact@druckerforum.org

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Files: Event brochure, conference program, call for papers, abstracts etc.

Renowed speakers, including


Klaus Buchleitner, AT
CEO of Raiffeisen Landesbank NÖ-Wien and Holding

Patrick de Cambourg, FR
Chairman of the Mazars Group

Martin G. Curley, IR
Director Intel Labs Europe, Vice President Intel Corporation

Patrick Deconinck, BE
Senior Vice President West Europe 3M

Doris Drucker, US
Board member, the Drucker Institute (video message)
Photographer: Katsuo Sugano


John A. Quelch, CN
Distinguished Professor of International Management,
Vice President and Dean, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and author

Marie Ringler AT
Country Director Austria and Central and Eastern Europe, Ashoka

Carl Henning Reschke, DE
Institute for Management Research Cologne

Thomas Sattelberger DE
Vice-President Board of Trustees, European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Dan Shechtman, IL
Distinguished Proefessor Technion Israel Institute of Technology,
Department of Materials Science & Engineering 2011 Nobel prize laureate in Chemistry

Hayo Siemsen, DE
Ernst Mach Institut für Erkenntnistheorie

Peter Y. Solmssen, DE
Member of the Managing Board and General Counsel of Siemens AG

Alexander Triebnigg, BR
President Novartis Brazil

Johannes Weber, DE
Founder Social Venture Fund

Adrian Wooldridge, UK
Management Editor and "Schumpeter" columnist for The Economist.
Author of "Masters of Management"

Hossam Zeitoun, CH
Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich

Tammy Erickson, US
CEO Tammy Erickson Associates, consultant and author

Vicki B. Escarra, US
CEO of Opportunity International

Nicholas A. Fusso, US
Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management

Lynda Gratton, UK
Professor of Management Practice, London Business School and founder of the Hot Spots Movement. Author of “The Shift: The Future of Work is already Here“

Umair Haque, UK
Director, Havas Media Labs and author

Klemens Kalverkamp, DE
General Manager Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik

Georg Kapsch, AT
President Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)
CEO Kapsch AG

Bernhard R. Katzy, DE
Board Member Social Entrepreneurship Akademie; Founder and Professor CeTIM

Rita Klapper, FR
Associate Professor, Rouen Business School

Bill Liao, DE
XING co-Founder, Partner of SOS Ventures, Founder of WeForest

Roger L. Martin, CA
Dean, Rotman School of Management,
and author of “Fixing the Game: Bubbles, Crashes, and What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL”

Kathleen Mazzarella, US
President and CEO, Graybar, fully employee owned FORTUNE 500 company

Paul Polman, UK
CEO Unilever


will discuss about the future of capitalism.

About the organizer

Organizer : Peter Drucker Society Europe

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