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Hitachi Boosts Sponsorship of World Business Forum 2014

Hitachi Australia Pty. Ltd. has reinforced its commitment to the Innovation agenda by ramping up its sponsorship of the World Business Forum 2014, to be held in Sydney on 28-29 May.

The most significant business event on the Sydney calendar for 2014, the World Business Forum (WBF) will bring together over 2,000 business leaders from across the region to hear from some of the most admired experts worldwide in the areas of leadership, strategy, execution and innovation.

In keeping with its stated goal of providing “innovative solutions to society’s challenges”, Hitachi Australia has taken on the role of Major Sponsor of the Forum, with an alignment to the event’s speaker on Leadership, George Kohlrieser.

A veteran hostage negotiator, organisational psychologist and international leadership consultant, Kohlreiser will share his unique formula for high performance leadership based on creating safety, trust and inspiration.

“We recognise that effective leadership is essential for businesses today to address the economic, social and environmental challenges that we face as a society,” said Hitachi Australia Managing Director, Mr. Hitoshi Ishihara.

“With the World Business Forum coming to the Asia Pacific Region for the first time, we have an unprecedented opportunity to assist our customers by affording them access to the best thought leaders in the world. Our sponsorship of George Kohlrieser’s powerful leadership message allows us to promote best practice and sustainable leadership in Australia and across the region as part of our mission to contribute to society through Social Innovation,” he said.

“Hitachi is proud to play a role in expanding awareness of best practice leadership through our sponsorship of this important event,” he concluded.

The World Business Forum will be held at The Star from 28-29 May, 2014. The event will showcase the thinking of nine internationally renowned speakers, including:

  • Michael Porter on Strategy
  • George Kohlrieser on Leadership
  • Gary Hamel on Innovation
  • The Hon. John Howard on the Global Economic Future
  • Ram Charan on Execution
  • Randi Zuckerberg on the Power of Social Media
  • Kevin Roberts on Marketing
  • Lyn Heward on Creativity and
  • Andreas Weigend on Data & People

Hitachi Social Innovation
Visit http://social-innovation.hitachi.com/ to learn more. 

Hitachi Oceania

For more information about Hitachi Oceania and its group companies, please visit http://www.hitachi.com.au

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others.

For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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