The MBA World Summit is an entirely new concept that started with a simple idea of bringing together the best MBA students in the world together for an unparalleled time of learning, exchange and networking with each other as well as top executives from the best companies in the world.
Developed by Thomas Fuchs, the CEO & Yannick Reiss CIO of the talent management and network firm QX-Quarterly Crossing, it has been designed to be a unique, exclusive and customizable platform to facilitate effective, high impact exchanges from amongst the community of present and future "movers and shakers" in the business world.
Four-days of high impact exchange and best practice sharing among top MBA students in an inspiring atmosphere.
The 100 most inspiring pre-selected MBA students, top-executives from carefully chosen companies offering exceptional career opportunities.
1st - 4th March 2017 Berlin, Germany in cooperation with ESMT.
The MBA World Summit is about shaping a Global Leadership Community. Since its inauguration in 2014, it has prided itself as the pinnacle international gathering for the global MBA community. Year by year, 100 of the most exceptional and rigorously selected MBA talents from the top business schools worldwide (out of more than 3.000 applicants) are invited to attend this exclusive conference.
All of them will be involved in co-creating the agenda of the four-day Summit, which focuses on the three pillars of nurturing a collaborative culture, facilitating high-impact exchange and championing interdisciplinary approaches to global business and societal problems. Attendees debate the most pressing issues of our times as well as future challenges and engage in a vibrant best-practice sharing.
In 2017 the MBA World Summit will take place in a city located like no other between past, presence and future: Berlin – vibrating, embracing and inspiring. In 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall was nothing short of the starting shot of a journey that leads us to the world as we know it today. Back then it not only unified what belonged together, but it opened up the possibility for people worldwide to engage in a completely new quality of mutual exchange and collaboration. Thus, how suitable this city is to unite the new batch of outstanding MBA students coming from the global top Business Schools to join the MBA World Summit.
After an opening Welcome Reception on Day 1 of the Summit, the conference on Day 2 will be held on the historical campus of the ESMT Berlin – The former state council building of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) is now hosting a world-class faculty committed to leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. While Day 3 will provide the opportunity for participants to dive into Berlin’s entrepreneurial scene, explore its vast business opportunities and engage in local social initiatives, Day 4 of the Summit is all about getting acquainted with the rich cultural life of Germany’s capital.
Be excited for four days of high-impact exchange, best-practice-sharing and creative strategizing!
The MBA World Summit is by far “The” platform where the collective voice and wisdom of the most innovative and passionately collaborative MBA students is heard. To this end, many participants prepare a series of experimental workshops, termed ’Summit Laboratory Sessions’, to share their knowledge and incubate emerging ideas during the course of the Summit. These workshops span an eclectic gamut of topics and provoke vigorous discussion amongst the participants, helping to forge strong relationships amongst this group of upcoming global business leaders.
A small number of carefully selected and highly inspiring companies who share in the Summit’s values are also invited to participate in this global forum as partner companies. They contribute to the exciting and stimulating environment by sharing perspectives from the ‘corporate battlefield’ and extending lucrative career opportunities to the attendees – participants will have the option of exclusive face-to-face time with company representatives to discuss new perspectives and future possibilities.
The „Big Idea Lounge“ at the MBA World Summit provides unique opportunities to entrepreneurial driven MBA students. During „Ideation Panels“ (IPs) MBAs with entrepreneurial backgrounds or those who want to become an entrepreneur in the future, can engage in in-depth discussion with peers, industry experts and the who-is-who of the local start-up scene. In addition, founders (comprising pre-founding, seed and later stages) are given the chance to present their businesses in front of a selected number of top-level investors.
All of the 100 handpicked student finalists who make it through the rigorous selection process will receive sponsorship for travel, accommodation, catering and entertainment expenses.