Welcome to the Global Peter Drucker Challenge 2016

Win a-once-in-a-lifetime experience:
Vienna is waiting for YOU!

Take part in the Global Peter Drucker Challenge contest to qualify for participation in one of the leading conferences on management:
The Global Peter Drucker Forum

  • Free registration to the Global Peter Drucker Forum for the best 15 contributions in the students and the professionals category
  • Get inspired by innovative brains, learn from thinkers and practitioners and your contest colleagues, establish new contacts
  • Meet with 20 finalists at the Challenge Get-Together
  • Engage in lively discussions at the speakers' reception and the Gala event
  • Opportunity to participate in a session and/or an interview by important media
  • EUR 1.000 prize money for 1st prize winners in the two categories
  • Win a one-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review




is an annual conference aimed at advancing the development of management thinking and practice in order to respond to the changing requirements in our societies.

The 8th Global Peter Drucker Forum
will take place in Vienna, Austria,

on 17 and 18 November 2016.

Topic: "The Entrepreneurial Society"

The Global Peter Drucker Challenge

is a contest for students and professionals from the ages of 18 to 35. Organized by the Peter Drucker Society Europe, the contest aims at raising awareness of the works and humanistic values of Peter Drucker among young people –
the new generation poised to build on a management philosophy that puts the human being at its center.

In 2016 we invite you to submit an essay covering the topic "The New Entrepreneurs – Movers and Shakers in  Economy and Society?".



Form: Essay (1500 to 3000 words)


Open to 2 categories:

  • Students (undergraduates, graduates, MBA, PhD)
  • Professionals (managers and entrepreneurs), future professionals
  • Age 18 - 35


Deadline: July 15, 2016, 16:00 CET

Winners identified: August 31, 2016



Forum registration/travel/visa

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Fill in the contact form to reach

Gregory Daniels
to declare your interest to participate in the contest,
for general questions per email,
and guidance in the upload phase

Jean-Alexis Spitz
for social media related questions

Sylvie Herman
for the online registration to the Ducker Forum,
your travel and visa related questions

The Drucker Challenge Judging Panel

Liz Edersheim
Board Member of the Hesselbein Global Academy
for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

Julia Kirby
Harvard University
Press editor

Joan Snyder Kuhl
Why Millennials Matter

Deepa Prahalad (Head)
CEO Anuvaa LLC
and author