About us

World Business Dialogue

what we do

our Vision
  • We create a dialogue between leaders of today and leaders of tomorrow to shape a better future for all of us.
Our mission
  • Bring together students, young professionals and senior decision makers

    Push forward networks across borders and hyrachies

    Shape knowledge and openly discuss future ideas
Our Goals
  • Create a unique experience for every participant
    Thrive to grow our global network and diversify yet more

    Find the most fitting and inspiring people for our conference

our Network

The OfW-Group

Experience meets innovation. The OFW group (registered group) consisting of the board of trustees supervising and advising both, the Organisationsforum Wirtschaftskongress gGmbH and OSCAR GmbH. Due to the inherent short lived nature of OFW employees the board of trustees brings the necessary constancy to oversee and plan long-term developments.

In addition, the OFW group also supervises the OSCAR GmbH, which is a management consultancy with a start-up character. 1992 OSCAR was founded as a subsidiary of the OFW.

– The “Organisationsforum Wirtschaftskongress” (OfW) was founded in 1984 to build a bridge between academic theory and business practice. Since then, an annually changing team of Cologne students has organized an international business conference as its main product here in Cologne. After their time at the World Business Dialogue Team, many of our Alumni became very successful and joined the OOAC
– 600+ alumni in 24 Generations

– Ambassadors are former delegates that now voluntarily support the WBD in their home country by using their respective connections towards local universities, initiatives and companies
– 26 current ambassadors