23. WOrld Business Dialogue

The World Business Dialogue is an annual economic conference. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives on current challenges. We start the dialogue about “Digital Leadership”. 

From 06.06.-10.06.2022 we are hosting the Dialogue Week. The first three days will be filled with workshops and events for our delegates. The last two days we invite our delegates and corporate visitors to the 23rd World Business Dialogue.


student-organized conference


University of Cologne



Be part of the Dialogue

What to expect at the 23rd World Busines Dialogue?

Besides speeches and panel discussions the World Business Dialogue offers various formats to deepen your knowledge, broaden your skills and expand your network!

From innovative formats focused on problem solving such as Workshops and Creation Labs, over recruitment-specialized projects like Speed Datings to networking opportunities with Dialogue Spaces – Everything is covered during the Dialogue Week from June 6th – June 10th.

This has changed my professional life as there was the Chief HR Officer of LVMH and she proposed me to make an internship at LVMH after the conference... then a job... My professional career wouldn't have been the same without the conference you organized.

Eugenia Fornieri - Vice President Executive Talent & Competencies at Danone

This Year's Topic

Digital Leadership

Digital transformation above all levels brings chances and challenges. If a company wants to survive in a world that is fast-paced and constantly changing, traditional leadership concepts need to be adapted. This means, the shift of the workplace into digital spaces, the accompanying emergence of a digital culture and the development of new digital responsibilities are necessary and unstoppable aspects of the digitally transforming corporate world. The core idea of this year's conference is: no industry, no company and no leader can avoid the concept of digital leadership.

Dialogue Week

International Days

Monday – Wednesday (06.06.-08.06.22)

Creation Labs

Speed Datings


Networking Events

Conference Days

Thursday (09.06.2022)


Panel Discussions

Deep Dive Session


Friday (10.06.2022)


Panel Discussion

Deep Dive Session

Party of Nations

Nikolaus valerius

Member of the Executive Board of RWE Power AG

jörg asma

Partner Cyber Security, PwC Germany

A selection of the speakers

This years speakers are true leaders of today. Get excited to listen what they have to say about digital leadership.

Daniel unkelhäußer


Christopher Peterka

CIO gannaca global think tank group

Franziska Schaal

Founder feelfood

The Force Behind The Conference

The Sponsors & Partners

Join the supporting team (only german students)

Please only apply, if you´re a student and are living near Cologne!

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