2,000 chief executives and guests convene in Melbourne for annual YPO Global EDGE

More than 2,000 chief executives from 80 countries are gathered in Melbourne, Australia, today and tomorrow for the YPO Global EDGE conference, hosted by YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization).
The event, which is one of the world’s largest meetings of chief executives, brings together YPO members for two days of exclusive networking opportunities, compelling dialogue and exciting idea exchange with global leaders, innovators and visionaries spanning business, politics, technology, science, entertainment, social enterprise and more.
Keynote speakers include Malala Yousafzai joining via live video, Nobel Laureate and founder of The Malala Fund; Bob Geldof, entrepreneur, activist and musician; H.E. Hamid Karzai, former president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Bas Lansdorp, co-founder and CEO of Mars One; Olivia Newton-John, singer and philanthropist; and Andy Walshe, high performance consultant for Red Bull.
“The 2015 Global EDGE is the ideal opportunity for YPO members to embrace the concept of ‘Dreamtime,’ as they engage with innovative thought leaders and determine how they can make a significant mark for future generations,” said Bernie Auyang, 2014-2015 international chairman of YPO. “Because of YPO’s dedication to help business leaders through education and networking, this event focuses on the importance of sharing our collective knowledge, cultural values and belief systems.”
The 2015 EDGE will focus on the theme of Dreamtime, an Aboriginal cultural belief centered on the concept of creation and interconnected relationships. Attendees will examine their place in the world, their connections to past, present and future, and their roles as leaders in business, family, community and beyond.
Past Global EDGE events have been held in Los Angeles, Istanbul, Singapore, Barcelona, Toronto, Cape Town, Sydney and other major cities and have featured prominent leaders including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; King Abdullah II of Jordan; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson. The 2016 event is slated for Dubai.
About YPO
YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) is a not-for-profit, global network of young chief executives connected around the shared mission of becoming Better Leaders Through Education and Idea ExchangeTM. Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 22,000 peers and their families in more than 125 countries with access to unique experiences, extraordinary educational resources, access to alliances with leading institutions, and participation in specialized networks to support their business, community and personal leadership. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ more than 15 million people around the world and generate US$6 trillion in annual revenues. For more information, visit http://www.ypo.org.