The 2009 World Business Forum and ExpoManagement in Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Milan join the Drucker Centennial

The Drucker Institute and HSM have announced that the 2009 World Business Forums in Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Milan will be official Drucker Centennial events.

The World Business Forum is the leading international symposium for the business community, and will take place for first time in Buenos Aires on October 26 and 27, 2009. This forum will be attended by more than 2,000 top executives from across the South American region, bringing top business, political and academic figures together to discuss the most critical issues of the day.

The World Business Forum in Milan, Italy will follow on October 28 and 29. ExpoManagement in Mexico City on November 12 and in Sao Paulo on November 30 – December 2 will round out the 2009 slate of HSM-Drucker Centennial events.

The Drucker Centennial marks the 100th birthday of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management; author of 39 books on organizational behavior, innovation, economy, and society; and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This commemoration and celebration will be crowned by a week of special events at Claremont Graduate University in November 2009 and supplemented by other activities from Fall 2008-2010.

“We’re honored to work with an organization as prestigious as HSM,” said Drucker Institute Executive Director Rick Wartzman. “The fact that the premiere business events in the world are partnering with us in this way is testament to the fact that Peter Drucker’s timeless insights into effective management and social responsibility are needed today more than ever.”

“During the next 12 months, HSM will join the world in celebrating what would have been Peter Drucker’s 100th birthday,” added Diego Forte, CEO of HSM Argentina. “HSM is extremely proud that the World Business Forum has been chosen to be one of the select few events to be part of the Drucker Centennial celebration. Consistent with Peter Drucker, HSM believes that knowledge is the critical driver of change and growth, and it is an honor to be associated with such an iconic visionary.”

Marcos L. de Almeida Braga, the CEO of HSM Brazil, noted that “the Drucker Centennial is not only about remembering the master who anticipated the transition to a knowledge economy, but also exploring the best paths to cope with this change, namely, managerial effectiveness, ethical leadership and social responsibility.”