The Pinnacle Summit of the Global MBA Community
The MBA World Summit is about shaping a Global Leadership Community. In its function as the annual global top-MBA event the MBA World Summit manages to gather up to 100 of the most exceptional business school students year by year. All of them will be involved in co-creating the agenda for a four-day Summit, which focuses on the three pillars of nurturing a collaborative culture, facilitating high-impact exchange and championing interdisciplinary approaches to global business problems. Attendees debate the most pressing issues of our times as well as future challenges and engage in a vibrant best-practice sharing. Thereby, the MBA World Summit created a new layer of global networking for top-MBA students across worldwide leading business schools, even for those who are already committed to jobs after graduation or use their MBA program as strategic tool to pursue their own business ideas as entrepreneurs.
The beginning for a Long-Lasting Global Leadership Community and Network
Every top student invited to the MBA Worl Summit is automaticall accredited for all consecutive MBA World Summits in the year to come (including full sponsorship of accomodation, catering and entertainment). In this, the past MBA Summits in Hong Kong, Barcelona and Miami were launchpads for its attendees to join and shape this powerful global leadership community, which aims to become the apex leadership network for the most exceptional individuals worldwide. Ever year, a multitude of Summit alumni meet at the MBA World Summit to catch up and strengthen their friendships as well as pass on the Summit´s innovative and electic culture to new members. This growing community carries on the work begun and the relationships forged at the Summit in locally organized “City Circles”, by arranging meet-ups, ground up initiatives and debating pressing issues.
Summit Laboratory Sessions (SLS)
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.
The “Tim-Eisenmann-Award” was named after its 2014 inaugural winner and is awarded each year to one of the 100 MBA students participating the MBA World Summit. The award is presented to the best speaker at the MBA World Summit. One who exemplifies leadership through their presentation at the Summit Laboratory Sessions.
To be awarded you need to be the best speaker at the MBA World Summit. One who exemplifies leadership and inspiration through their presentation at the Summit Laboratory Sessions. The recipient of this award has to be nominated and voted on by the attendees of the MBA World Summit. Previous recipients have helped the community envision the future and identify paths to success.
All MBA World Summit attendees are given an opportunity to vote live during the sessions and the nominee with the highest ranked Summit Laboratory Session will win the Tim-Eisenmann Award. The MBA World Summit Crew will review all nominees and present the award at the evening cocktail session on the second day of the MBA World Summit.
1. Tim Eisenmann – Stanford Graduate School of Business ‘14
MBA World Summit in Hong Kong 2014
2. Alexander Malantes – Stanford Graduate School of Business ‘15
MBA World Summit in Barcelona 2015
3. Benjamin Fernandes – Stanford Graduate School of Business ‘17
MBA World Summit in Miami 2016
Voices from previous MBA World Summits
After a wonderful experience at the 2014 MBA World Summit in Hong Kong, I was extremely excited to be able to attend the 2015 Summit in Barcelona as an alumnae. This annual event is an opportunity to meet intelligent and inspiring people, learn from others’ experiences through the SLS, and catch up with old friends. The GLC continues to inspire me, and I feel very lucky to be a part of this diverse community. THANK YOU QX for creating such a special event. These moments are ones I will never forget!
Sally Yoon University of Chicago Booth School of Business
It’s time to leave Barcelona and I could not have asked for a more memorable first European trip. Met some of the most inspiring young MBAs from all over the world and made some great friends. Big thanks to the QX-Quarterly Crossing team for this amazing event and the students from IESE for being great hosts. Hope to see everyone again in Miami next year!
Shruti Rai Jones Graduate School of Business RICE, Houston
I had an awesome time participating and presenting at the MBA World Summit. I met some of the most amazing people in the world at the conference. Looking forward to next year’s summit in Miami. Thank you, QX-Quarterly Crossing! “Inspiration Con Brio”
Kareem Edwards Stephen Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor
I’m back to school and drowning in the crazy amount of work, but the best memories about the Summit keep me going. What a wonderful event your team has organized! 🙂 Can’t wait to see you all again in Miami!
Natallia Dzivakova MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston
The QX-Quarterly Crossing team was amazing in every way, and the event exceeded my already high expectations.
Being immersed in a foreign country with cross-cultural MBA leaders enabled me to see the impact of globalisation on the business environment. Having a group of new friends, who also happen to be leaders in their community, will be immensely helpful in the future.
See you in Miami next year!
Tammy Kwan New York University Stern School of Business
After attending both the first and second MBA World Summit in Hong Kong and Barcelona I can safely say that I am hooked for many more years to come. Smart people, tons of networking opportunities and enough time to “play” in amazing cities – what more can you ask for? I am also excited to see how valuable many of the alumni connections will prove to be in the future with events happening all over the globe in between the summits.
Tim Eisenmann Stanford Graduate School of Business
It was an honour to have been invited and I still can‘t stop talking about it with my friends and colleagues at school.
Abir Tewari UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles
Attending the MBA Summit, meeting the incredible people there and discovering Hong Kong is a once in a lifetime experience that I will cherish forever. As you have already stated, I sincerely hope that the event lives on and that we as the first edition build legacy for the future.
Anastassia Nefedova SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milano
The mundane life back at school has not helped enough to get my foot back into the normal life – as I find it increasingly hard to let go of the memories from the summit! The event was par expectations for most of us; and was absolutely flawless and effective in serving its purpose.
Ranjeeta China Europe International Business School CEIBS, Shanghai
The event was SO well executed and a TON of fun!! It is an honory to be selected as part of such an incredibly accomplished professionals. It was a real pleasure to get to know the other Summit-eers and all of you!
Kareen Proudian HEC Paris
“Had a really wonderful time with the most inspiring people across the globe. Made new friends, connections and learnt a lot from everyone”
Saurav Datta NUS Business School
„I had such an incredible time and it is amazing to see how well you guys have done in expanding the Summit since it´s kick off in Hong Kong”
Evan Fisher Columbia Business School
„I had a great time engaging with so many bright people at the Summit. It will be my honor to stay connected as a proud alumna”
Shruti Jindal Havard Business School
„I strongly encourage students to take part in this extracurricular yet very educational experience“
Matteo Costa IESE Business School
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.
A Chance to Boost own Business Ideas
The „Big Idea Lounge“ at the MBA World Summit 2017 in Berlin gives exceptional MBA entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to engage with European top-level VCs and Investors. During the „Ideation Panels“ (IPs) MBA students who can image to become an entrepreneur in the future, are located in a pre founding phase or seed stage or further progressed entrepreneurs are able to engage into in-depth discussions about on-going business topics among each other and together with investors, industry experts and the who-is-who of Berlin‘s movers and shakers. Additionally, founders are able to present their businesses in front of a selected number of European top-level investors and sustainable relationship can be built during several networking occasions.
Sponsoring for Travel, Accomodation and Catering
All of the 100 handpicked student finalists who make it through the rigorous selection process will receive sponsorship for travel, accomodation and entertainment expenses for the summit.
MBA World Summits
MBA World Summit 2017
March 1st – 4th 2017, Berlin – Germany
MBA World Summit 2016
March 9th – 11th 2016, Miami | USA
MBA World Summit 2015
March 25th – 27th 2015, Barcelona | Spain
MBA World Summit 2014
March 27th – 28th 2014, Hong Kong | China
MBA World Summit 2017 | Berlin, Germany
The MBA World Summit 2017 will take place in a city located like no other between past, presence and future: beautiful Berlin – a vibrating, embracing and inspiring city, where you can go passionately feasting on the “smorgasbord of life”. You can enjoy its iconic sights, its vast swaths of green, its sky bars and chic restaurants.
Berlin is like an endlessly fascinating 3D textbook where the richly textured global history stares you in the face at every turn. Timeless elegance is artfully blended with the vibrant, modern attitude of the german capital. There‘s nothing static about Berlin: it‘s unpredictable, unpretentious and irresistible. And it loves you back – if you let it in.
Day 1 //
4:00 – 8:00 pm
Located in the bustling heart of Berlin the Welcome Reception is a perfect „ice-breaker“. Participants meet the first time in an inspiring setting to get to know each other and engage in first conversations. Welcoming addresses will open the MBA World Summit 2017 and a keynote speech as well as a panel debate encourage participants to first stimulating discussions.
Day 2 //
Welcoming, Keynotes, Remarks
1) Summit Laboratory Sessions (SLS)
MBA students conduct experimental ‘lab sessions’ – lectures, workshops, ‘talk-shops’ or ‘think-tanks’ designed to inspire and incite intense discussion and best-practice-sharing. These student speakers have complete control over the creative direction of their proposed topics, which are screened, selected and then refined by the organizing committee prior to the Summit.
2) Company Presentations
A dedicated timeslot allotted to partner companies to present their career opportunities and business model. Partner companies benefit by building positive employer brand value through word-of-mouth propagation within the personal networks of these top MBA students.
3) Face-to-face Interviews
Company representatives conduct in-depth interviews with pre-selected candidates in order to recruit students for suitable positions – in parallel through the whole day.
Open Terrace Cocktails & Tim-Eisenmann-Award
A relaxed time to unwind after the day’s events, engage in informal discussions and present the “Tim-Eisenmann-Award” for the most inspiring Summit Laboratory Session (SLS).
A place of communication, cultural exchange, music and literature – and an architectural jewel in a historic setting: Bertelsmann Unter den Linden 1 has developed into a vibrant, multifaceted venue in the heart of Berlin. It ́s the perfect location for everyone to engage into in-depth discussions over an enjoyable networking dinner.
Day 3 //
9:30 am -15.30 pm
1) Entrepreneurial Expedition
The Big Idea Lounge
During the „Big Idea Lounge“ entrepreneurial MBA-students meet with like-minded peers as well as VC-managers, Investors and the who-is- who of Berlin‘s movers and shakers in an exclusive setting at the Axel Springer Unternehmerclub to engage into in-depth discussions about on-going business topics, share best-practices, seek mutual inspiration and discuss future-business opportunities. Additionally, seed-staged and further progressed founders are able to present their businesses in front of a selected number of European top-level investors and sustainable relationship can be built during several networking occasions.
2) Social Expeditions
More than ever, responsibility for our planet and society is an important theme for us all. That’s why the MBA World Summit enables students to take a deeper look at social impact issues, and gain first-hand experience in the field and become actively involved in meaningful local and international projects.
3) Corporate Expeditions
Company representatives may invite a pre-selected group of up to 10 MBA students on a tour to their local office. This presents a powerful opportunity to orientate candidates to the company culture and leave a positive and indelible impression of the employer brand in candidates’ minds.
Dinner & Party
Not just another party but a thrilling evening held at one of the world’s top global night- spots. Personal bonds are strengthened bet- ween participants in a relaxed setting that allows them to let their hair down and resolve to remain in contact even after the Summit ends.
Day 4 //
Exciting adventures to the city‘s cultural hot-spots and heritage sites. It is a special opportunity to build meaningful relationships in a comfortable, informal and inspirational setting.