The MBA World Summit is about shaping a Global Leadership Community. Since its inauguration in 2014, it has prided itself as the pinnacle international gathering for the global MBA community. Year by year, 100 of the most exceptional and rigorously selected MBA talents from the top business schools worldwide (out of more than 3.000 applicants) are invited to attend this exclusive conference.

All of them will be involved in co-creating the agenda of the three-day Summit, which focuses on the three pillars of nurturing a collaborative culture, facilitating high-impact exchange and championing interdisciplinary approaches to global business and societal problems. Attendees debate the most pressing issues of our times as well as future challenges and engage in a vibrant best-practice sharing.

A Creative “Laboratory” for Collaborative Exchange

The MBA World Summit is by far “The” platform where the collective voice and wisdom of the most innovative and passionately collaborative MBA students is heard. To this end, many participants prepare a series of experimental workshops, termed ’Summit Laboratory Sessions’, to share their knowledge and incubate emerging ideas during the course of the Summit. These workshops span an eclectic gamut of topics and provoke vigorous discussion amongst the participants, helping to forge strong relationships amongst this group of upcoming global business leaders.

A Chance for Outstanding Career Opportunities & Inspirational Sparring with Top-Executives

A small number of carefully selected and highly inspiring companies who share in the Summit’s values are also invited to participate in this global forum as partner companies. They contribute to the exciting and stimulating environment by sharing perspectives from the ‘corporate battlefield’ and extending lucrative career opportunities to the attendees – participants will have the option of exclusive face-to-face time with company representatives to discuss new perspectives and future possibilities.

An Opportunity to Develop and Boost Business Ideas

The „Big Idea Lounge“ at the MBA World Summit provides unique opportunities to entrepreneurial driven MBA students. During „Ideation Panels“ (IPs) MBAs with entrepreneurial backgrounds or those who want to become an entrepreneur in the future, can engage in in-depth discussion with peers, industry experts and the who-is-who of the local start-up scene. In addition, founders (comprising pre-founding, seed and later stages) are given the chance to present their businesses in front of a selected number of top-level investors.

Sponsoring for Accomodation and Catering

All of the 100 handpicked student finalists who make it through the rigorous selection process will receive sponsorship for accommodation, catering and entertainment expenses.


The gateway to the Global Leadership Community

The MBA World Summit is the flagship event of the GLC, a Global Leadership Community which aims to become the apex leadership network for the most exceptional individuals worldwide that will follow all Summit participants, past and present, through their entire personal and professional lives. This growing community which welcomes a fresh group of members each year carries on the work begun and the relationships forged at the Summit in locally organized „City Circles“, by arranging meet-ups and ground-up initiatives .

Every year, all Summit alumni are also invited to participate in the MBA World Summit and pass on the Summit’s innovative and eclectic culture to new members (including full sponsorship of accommodation, catering and entertainment).

Tapping on the high caliber of talent and the outsized ambitions of its rigorously selected members, the GLC will be at the forefront of the global conversation on business in the years to come. As more of its members rise to influential positions around the globe, the GLC will eventually advance beyond facilitating inspiring dialogues to incubating high-impact projects with a positive business and social agenda. This long-term goal, then, is what the GLC is about. ‘Inspiration con brio’: Inspiration, vigorously applied.