24th World Business Dialogue

Resilience and Leadership in times where purpose is needed

June 6th 2024   |   University of Cologne   |   Cologne, Germany 


The Event

After a five-year hiatus, the World Business Dialogue finally returns! Celebrating 40 years since our inaugural congress in 1984, the 24th edition takes place at the University of Cologne with the theme ‘Resilience and Leadership in times where purpose is needed’. Get ready for an action-packed day filled with inspiring speeches, engaging discussions, interactive workshops, and much more!


A selection of speakers at this year's event

Christian Lindner

German Federal Minister of Finance and Leader of the FDP Party

Daniel Jung

German educational content creator and successful business owner

Caroline Nest

Also known as Adorable Caro is a german influencer and business woman managing multiple successful startups


About us

We are the OfW, a student-run non-profit company based in Cologne. But most people know us as the organisers of the World Business Dialogue. Here, students become entrepreneurial at an early stage and work on projects and events. With our connections to the business and start-up scene, but also to students worldwide, we create a platform for exchange. An exchange between entrepreneurs and students, between generations and between countries.