Thinkers50 Summit

Benchmark for Business have partnered together with Thinkers50, an organisation that rank the top 50 management thinkers globally, to create the Thinkers50 Summit.

Every 2 years Thinkers50 review and rank the top management thinkers across the world. Previous winners have included CK Prahalad, Peter Drucker and Michael Porter.

There has been a lot of voting so far and you still have time to nominate who you think should win the overall award at www.thinkers50.com. I have noticed that as well as the expected candidates like Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Porter and Tom Peters, there have been some new faces making waves like Umair Haque and Lucy Marcus. I particularly like Umair’s thoughts on thin and thick profit in organisations – recognising the shift in how companies should operate and acknowledge their impact on culture, the environment and communities.

On Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th November 2011, Benchmark for Business in partnership with Harvard Business Review will present The 2011 Thinkers50 Summit, a world-class management conference and awards dinner celebrating the best and brightest management thinkers in the world. This conference will mark the launch of The 2011 Thinkers50 Awards at a prestigious black-tie dinner on the evening of Monday 14th November and will culminate in a full-day conference on Tuesday 15th November featuring revolutionary leadership, strategy and innovation insights presented by a selection of Thinkers50 speakers:

These speakers include:

  • Marcus Buckingham
  • Marshall Goldsmith
  • Vijay Govindarajan
  • Costas Markides

There will be 8 awards on the night as well as the announcement of the No.1 Thinker for 2011.

Awards include:

  • Innovation Award
  • Breakthrough Idea Award
  • Strategy Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Global Village Award
  • Future Thinker Award
  • Thinkers50 Book Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Further details of the awards can be found here

Tables for the awards dinner and conference are now available via the website

Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are also available for this event.

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