Exposure, networking, and learning from the best are just a few reasons why attending a conference is beneficial to a business leader. If you’re looking for an opportunity to be inspired in 2019, here is a list of seven brilliant conferences taking place around the globe.

  1. World Business Forum – Sydney, Australia & New York City, USA

    The World Business Forum is a two-day event that brings together thousands of leaders to learn from the world’s most renowned business figures. It offers a unique blend of ideas, inspiration, and the opportunity for high-level networking. This year’s line-up includes Simon Sinek, famous speaker and author of Find Your Why in NYC and Jeff Immelt, former CEO and Chairman of General Electric, in Sydney.

    Date: 28–29 May & 20-21 November
    Cost: Early bird rate from US$2,190

  2. Collision – Toronto, Canada

    Dubbed as “North America’s fastest growing tech conference” by Forbes, Collision gives attendees a ticket to many conferences under one roof. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from speakers like Al Gore, Chairman of Generation Investment Management, Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, and Anjali Sud, CEO of Vimeo. If your company has been touched by technology in any way, you won’t want to miss this one.

    Date: 20–23 May
    Cost: From C$395 to C$22,294

  3. Sustainability Leaders Congress – Berlin, Germany

    From hotspot panel discussions to keynote sessions, the Sustainability Leaders Congress offers an array of C-suite speakers, like RMS Switzerland CEO Andrew Sharman, who will share proven results in their industries. If you want to improve sustainability and CSR practices, this conference will discuss innovative concepts to apply in your company.

    Date: 15–16 May
    Cost: From €799 to €4,498

  4. Rise Conference in Hong Kong

  5. Rise Conference – Hong Kong

    With over 15,000 attendees gathering in Hong Kong’s iconic harbour, Rise Conference is one of Asia’s most sought-after events for business leaders. Leaders from the world’s biggest companies, like Amazon and HSBC, and speakers from various industries will be sharing their stories and experiences. Register now for 50% off your ticket.

    Date: 8–11 July
    Cost: Pre-register for US$340; Regular ticket is US$680

  6. The Economist Innovation Summit – Chicago, Illinois

    In today’s economy, having the right tools, in any company, to tackle technological development is a no-brainer. The Economist’s Innovation Summit is designed for C-level and senior executives charged with driving innovation and new product development. The 2019 summit will discuss the role of technology in shaping profit and progress.

    Date: 7 March
    Cost: Early bird rate is US$1,095; Regular ticket is US$1,595

  7. Small Giants Summit – Detroit, Michigan

    If the size of your company falls on the smaller end of the scale, this one’s for you. Small Giants Summit offers a three-day summit to inspire “purpose-driven leadership”. The ticket includes mainstage presentations, workshops, evening networking events, and even meals. The theme is “courage”, and tickets sold out quickly last year, so register soon.

    Date: 30 April – 2 May
    Cost: Early bird rate is US$1,600

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  9. Leadercast Women – Atlanta, Georgia

    It may be called Leadercast Women, but this conference gathers female and male leaders alike to hear from an all-female line-up. 2019’s event will explore courage, resilience and tenacity in leadership with experts in all sorts of industries. You don’t have to be in Atlanta to attend; the event will be offering simulcast location events all over the US and South Africa.

    Date: 18 October
    Cost: Early bird rate is US$99, Regular ticket is US$300