Dear all,

As we are moving towards the 2018 Forum things are going well and I take the opportunity to share some recent good news before the summer break fully sets in.

Earlier this week we released our newsletter that points to the full Forum program – it is preliminary, but we are in fact at 80% of the final program..

For the first time we have a full day and a half day option for the pre-conference on November 28 that can be booked in conjunction with the Drucker Forum. It includes the Vienna Innovation Leadership Summit in the morning and/or the Round Tables and Workshops in the afternoon. We are delighted with the positive take-up of these events that will provide opportunities to interact with top thinkers and business leaders in a more intimate setting.

This year's Drucker Forum will be special not only as our 10th anniversary and because it is held in the Vienna Hofburg (Imperial Palace) but also with regard to the presence of the biggest ever contingent of young generation participants based on three programs: The Drucker Challenge, the Drucker Forum Talent Award and the Drucker Forum Entrepreneurship Schools program. The leaders of tomorrow will clearly have a voice at the Drucker Forum!

In order to make it easier for those of you who still want to register under the Early Bird conditions (15% discount) we will keep the system open until July 16 EOB. We recommend to register soon and to secure not only the conference tickets but also the hotel room of your choice. As Austria holds currently the Presidency of the European Union, many high level meetings are taking place and there is significant pressure on hotel capacity. Our conference team will support you during the registration process should issues come up with hotel bookings in recommended hotels. Please direct any questions to our events team at

It would not be possible to organize the Forum for a small non-profit organization such as the Drucker Society Europe if we would not get support from important sponsors who provide funding and engage as partners such as Brightline (Drucker Forum Top Sponsor), Scrum Alliance (Platinum Plus), Emergn (Platinum), our Gold sponsors Steelcase, Haier Group and EFMD, Top Academic and Drucker Challenge Sponsors Hult International Business School, Mazars Group and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the Silver sponsors Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), Mondi Group, the Austrian Federation of Industry and Sitra. We benefit from a wide ranging patronage of the City of Vienna and from strategic partnerships with key business media such as the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review and the Austrian business magazine Trend. A big thanks to all!

Jointly with the Drucker Forum team I wish you a good summer and look forward to seeing many of you in Vienna.


Richard Straub
Founder & President, Global Peter Drucker Forum




Peter Drucker Society Europe
Augasse 9, 1090 Vienna, Austria