EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™
13-17 June 2018 | Monaco
In this transformative age, the radical collision of industries is creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to reshape businesses in ways never before imagined.
What if you could take some time out to reimagine the future of your market, what that means for your business and who you’ll need to collaborate with to bring your new ideas and creations to life?
Join hundreds of disruptive entrepreneurs and forward-thinking business leaders at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2018 Forum. This unique event blends a celebration of entrepreneurship, together with an interactive program that will help stimulate new ideas and build connections with people outside your industry.
Enjoy keynote sessions from our esteemed speakers, including:
Executive Vice President, Business Development
We will also honor and gain insights from EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ winners representing over 50 countries and announce the winner of the coveted EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2018 Award. Our celebration includes a gala with a performance by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum.
Can’t make it? Follow the action before, during and after the event on #WEOY.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winners
Join us in celebrating the exceptional individuals who are EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ winners from around the world.
“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
Highlights from the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year agenda
Through highly immersive experiences, we will help you explore issues that will affect many industries. Sessions will be focused around the following themes:
By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s 9 billion people will live in cities. To thrive, the cities of the future must be built around citizens’ ever-changing needs and be resilient to interoperability challenges and increasing global pressures.
Several cities have become the convergence point for a range of new possibilities around mobility, energy, infrastructure and lifestyle experiences.
Propelled by rapid digitization, these opportunities require the boundaries between industries to be redefined and new cross-industry ecosystems to be re-imagined.
As a fourth industrial revolution unfolds, health is being reimagined in a way that fuses the biological, digital and physical worlds. The ubiquity of data and analytics means every company is now a tech company. In the future, companies from every sector will develop products to improve health as data and algorithms shift power from traditional health care incumbents to consumers, payers and new entrants.
Consumer industries are at a tipping point: as every part of the value chain becomes digitized, data analytics algorithms enable smart fulfillment of individual consumer needs. As the ability to satisfy each consumer need is met by increasingly more product categories, sectors, market entrants and channels, consumer expectations will become more liquid and competition will significantly increase. These drivers are at the heart of industry convergence across sectors, but it is the shift toward invisible micro transactions — set to create a world where 99% of what we consume is passive and automated — that will make the concept of ”shopping” obsolete.
Insights from the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year agenda
Today’s transformative age is continuously blurring the lines between sectors, while creating new and unique opportunities to step beyond traditional boundaries. Read more on how we can see the future, build the future and operate in the future.
When bots do the buying, where’s the value in shopping?
When future consumers shop only for what helps them express who they are and use AI to buy, how will retailers transform?
What happens when industries collide?
Technology is bringing industries together. How can your business prepare?
How much human does a car need?
Autonomous vehicle tech is already hitting the streets - but what's it going to take for humans to truly embrace driverless cars?
How can we disrupt aging before aging disrupts economic growth?
The world faces unprecedented aging crisis. But how can we turn this challenge into an opportunity?
Is adaptation or disruption the secret to longevity?
How successful family businesses develop cultures to create disruption from one generation to the next.
How public and private sector collaboration can help overcome the challenges of urbanization
Working together, governments, businesses and entrepreneurs can help cities meet the needs of their growing populations.
Could your biggest challenge today be how you think about tomorrow?
How to navigate exponential change, anticipate a range of consumer futures and stress test all your assumptions.
What's the right dose of AI to revitalize health care?
The algorithm will see you now. Learn why AI may soon be the health care sector's most valuable resource.
How is external talent accelerating growth for family businesses?
Find out why family businesses are growing faster than their non-family-owned peers.
How Lyft, Ola and others are radically transforming the automotive industry
From car-sharing to autonomous vehicles and more, the car industry is dealing with disruption from new ideas and new competitors.
Is customer obsession an idea or the imperative for growth?
Explore the decisive difference between high-growth entrepreneurs and the rest of the pack.
How technology and data are helping cities to become resilient
Discover the power of data to tackle the challenges of modern urban life - and how technology is shaping the future of cities.
Guide to going public
Companies that are fully prepared will be able to create value and fully leverage the IPO windows of opportunity.
Read about the 17 previous EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ winners who have made a difference in our world and find out about last year’s event through the 2017 event book.