The 2009 World Business Forum and ExpoManagement join the Drucker Centennial

The Drucker Institute and HSM have announced that both the 2009 World Business Forum and 2009 ExpoManagement will be official Drucker Centennial events.

The World Business Forum is the leading international symposium for the business community, and will take place on October 6 and 7 in New York City. Held every year at historic Radio City Music Hall®, and attended by more than 4,000 top executives from across the globe, the forum brings top business, political and academic figures together to discuss the most critical issues of the day. ExpoManagement is the Brazilian companion of the World Business Forum, and will take place in Sao Paulo from November 30 – December 2. (Click here to read the ExpoManagement brochure.)

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 Patricia Meier, CEO of HSM Americas. “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 Brasil, 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.”

About HSM

The World Business Forum and ExpoManagement are organized by HSM (, a multimedia company founded in 1987, specializing in executive education. HSM brings together the world’s top executives and thought leaders to analyze and debate the latest and most pressing issues in business, science, technology, and the economy. Through conferences, print media, online content and TV, HSM generates new ideas and fresh thinking about the challenges facing business leaders today. HSM believes that knowledge is the critical driver for change and development.