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Agenda

The EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016 Forum was five days of hot-topic summits, interactive panel sessions, private meetings, valuable learning and celebration.

This year, we also hosted a series of pre-kickoff Summits that focused on Women in Leadership, Family Business, and IPOs and Strategic Transactions.

View the full agenda and read the session recaps here>>

 

Read the press announcement about this year’s winner, Manny Stul
Download the event book
Watch the highlights video

Keynote speakers

The EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016 Forum featured an eclectic lineup of world-class speakers.

Mohed Altrad

President of Altrad Group and
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015
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Amal Clooney

International Human Rights Attorney
Doughty Street Chambers

 

 

Nick Danziger

Prizewinning photographer
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Margaret Gilmore

Senior Associate Fellow, RUSI (Royal United Services Institute)
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André Hoffmann

Non-executive Vice-Chairman
Roche Holding Ltd
Watch the keynote address

 

Giuseppe Lavazza

Vice-Chairman and Member of the Board
Luigi Lavazza S.p.A.
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Dr. Dambisa Moyo

SeGlobal Economist and Author
Mildstorm

 

 

Dan Schulman

President and CEO of PayPal and the Chairman of Symantec Corporation

 

Judging panel

Finalists at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Forum are assessed by an independent panel of judges from around the world, most of whom have previously participated in EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® programs.

Our distinguished panel of judges for 2016 are:

Rebecca MacDonald

Chair of the judging panel
Just Energy Group
Executive Chair
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2003, Canada

Rosario Bazan

DanPer
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015, Peru

Ivan Epstein

Sage International
President
Chairman of the Sage Foundation
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2000, South Africa

Jim Nixon

Sandvik Venture
President
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010, Southwest USA

Lance Uggla

Markit
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012, UK

Dr. Kar Wong

The Advanced Group of Companies
Founder and Managing Director
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014, Singapore

Michael Wu

Hong Kong Maxim’s Group
Chairman and Managing Director
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012, China

Road to Monaco

Over fifty country winners were announced at EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® galas around the world.

Find out about all the country winners and their entrepreneurial journey. >>

“When a woman takes a step forward, society as a whole advances.”

Peru | Rosario Bazán | DanPer

 

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

United Kingdom | Rosemary Squire | Ambassador TheatreGroup

 

“Only striving for the impossible makes the impossible possible.”

Israel | Benny Landa | Landa Group

Sponsors

Transportation sponsors

Sixt

 

Jaguar Land Rover

 

WorkCafé sponsor

Steelcase
 

Accelerating Entrepreneurs sponsor

Microsoft

Supporting sponsors

Fraser Yachts

 

Merrill Datasite

Past winners

The 15 previous EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ winners have come from all parts of the world: France, India, Germany, Italy, the Philippines, the United States, South Africa, Canada, Switzerland, China, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Kenya.

Read about the past winners who have made a difference in our world.>>

2015 Program highlights

Our 2015 Forum was a spectacular 4-day event that featured luminaries from around the world. Relive some of the highlights below.