The World Business Forum 28-29 May, 2014

Life at Torrens University Australia offers students opportunities to be part of history-making events. Earlier this year nine Torrens students received the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in Australia’s inaugural World Business Forum (28-29 May 2014 at The Star in Sydney) including the chance to meet and work alongside global business leaders.

L-R: Michael Mann, Chancellor, Torrens University Australia; The Hon John Howard, former Australian Prime Minister; Fred McDougal, Vice Chancellor, Torrens University Australia.

The nine selected students were each paired to work alongside the event keynote speakers, including global business leaders: leading authority on competitive strategy, Michael Porter; number one ranked “most influential business thinker in the world” by the Wall Street Journal, Gary Hamel; former Australian Prime Minister, The Hon John Howard; former Director of Marketing of Facebook and founder and CEO of Zuckerberg media, Randi Zuckerberg; CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts; veteran hostage negotiator and organisational and clinical psychologist, George Koehlrieser; Cirque du Soleil’s former Director of Creation, Lyn Heward; world-renowned business advisor, Ram Charan and Stanford University Professor, Andreas Weigend, who coined the term ‘Social Data Revolution’.

Alongside student involvement, Torrens University Australia’s World Business Forum Sydney partnership included: exhibiting at the event, which was attended by over 2200 business leaders from top tier industries and companies around Australia and beyond; delegate attendance – with key Laureate representatives from Asia-Pacific and the U.S. in attendance; and a private engagement with honorary guest, former Australian Prime Minister The Hon. John Howard and key industry captains and business partners.

READ THE STUDENT WORLD BUSINESS FORUM DIARIES BELOW

Torrens University Australia Master of Business Administration student Chris Nicholls’s experiences as a Speaker’s Assistant for Professor Michael Porter (Harvard Business School) Read more

Torrens University Australia Master of Global Project Management (online) student, Kylie O’Leary’s experience as a Speaker’s Assistant to Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi Read more

Torrens University Australia Bachelor of Commerce student, Sammy Van Diepen’s experience as a Speaker’s Assistant to Lyn Heward, Cirque du Soleil’s former Director of Creation Read more

Torrens University Australia Master of Business Administration student (hybrid), Sarah Lenigas’s experience as a Speaker’s Assistant to Randi Zuckerberg, former Director of Marketing of Facebook and founder and CEO of Zuckerberg media Read more

Torrens University Australia Master of Business Administration (hybrid) student, Michael Jeanes’s experience as a Speaker’s Assistant to the Hon. John Howard, former Australian Prime Minister Read more

Torrens University Australia Master of Business Administration student, Siggie Frede’s experience as a Speaker’s Assistant to Andreas Weigend, Stanford University Professor, who coined the term ‘Social Data Revolution’ Read more

Torrens University Australia Master of Philosophy student, Darran Hassan’s experiences as a Speaker’s Assistant to Ram Charan, world-renowned business advisor Read more

Torrens University Australia Master of Business Administration student, Jessica Vassallo’s experience as a Speaker’s Assistant to Gary Hamel, number one ranked “most influential business thinker” by Wall Street Journal Read more

Torrens University Australia Master of Business Administration student, David Cami’s experience as a Speaker’s Assistant to Professor George Kohlrieser, world-renowned leadership advisor Read more