ESMT Annual Forum 2019


Public hope and skepticism regarding artificial intelligence, digitalization, and globalization are among the challenges that businesses face today. The ESMT Annual Forum 2019 will illuminate the risks and possibilities that have arisen from these drivers of global change.

In a day of critical debate, we will discuss the key trends in business innovation and leadership worldwide. How will China and emerging African markets influence industry in the next decade? How will current political and technology trends shape the economic landscape? What are the ethical dimensions around doing business in times of disruption?

Past topics

ESMT Annual Forum 2018

2018: Technology

Managing the future

ESMT Annual Forum 2017

2017: Agility

Leading in transition

ESMT Annual Forum

2016: Digitalization

Responsible strategies for business and society

ESMT Annual Forum

2015: Entrepreneurship

Placed entrepreneurial thinking and action at the center of its program.

ESMT Annual Forum 2014

2014: Corporation 2050

Building to last, leading to adapt - delved into the major themes of future business and leadership.

ESMT Annual Forum 2013 - "The Future of Jobs"

2013: The Future of Jobs

Addressed the various issues of employment, career development etc.

ESMT Annual Forum 2012

2012: Leading Across Generations

The forum was organized by ESMT and the ILA.

ESMT Annual Forum 2011

2011: The Global Race for Competitive Edge

The ESMT Annual Forum 2011 was held July 6-7, 2011 in Berlin.

ESMT Annual Forum 2010

2010: People, Planet, Profit

ESMT welcomed more than 300 guests to its 3rd Annual Forum.

ESMT Annual Forum 2009

2009: Navigating in Turbulent Times

The 2nd Annual Forum brought together 270 delegates.

ESMT Annual Forum 2008

2008: Corporate Russia on the Rise

Russian corporations and their relationship to the West.

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