EY - Who will inspire us next?

Who will inspire us next?

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Forum

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Can you imagine what would happen if some of the world's greatest business minds came together with a mission to reshape the world?

Well, you don't have to imagine. Every June, we convene over 1,200 of the most dynamic entrepreneurs, innovators and policy shapers at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year forum in Monaco.

This global celebration of achievement was created by EY to recognize the accomplishments of the world's most game-changing entrepreneurs. The World forum builds on our 30 years of success in running Entrepreneur Of The Year programs in more than 60 countries.

Every year, we bring our country winners to Monaco to participate in this glittering event. Keynote speakers have included:

  • Kofi Annan, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager, 1986 to 2013
  • Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company
  • Mikael Hed, co-founder of Rovio Entertainment, developer of Angry Birds app
  • Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil
  • Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO of Starbucks Corporation
  • Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
  • Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter
  • Hamdi Ulukaya, owner, founder, chairman, and CEO of Chobani
  • Muhammed Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner, pioneered the concepts of microcredit and microfinance

We encourage you to think about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how each and every one of us can help to create an environment where innovation and creativity thrive.

Our Entrepreneur Of The Year and World Entrepreneur Of The Year programs do this by celebrating the achievements of our winners and opening the doors to those whose desire and passion for building a better working world has to be expressed.

Who will inspire us next?

EY - The 2016 World Entrepreneur Of The Year forum will be held in Monaco 8-12 June