Customers and staff learn from renowned leadership expert

Hitachi Australia’s commitment to the innovation agenda was reinforced when the company sponsored the World Business Forum held in Sydney in May.

The World Business Forum is a significant event on the global business calendar and was held in the Asia Pacific region for the first time this year. It brought together over 2,000 business leaders—including Hitachi customers—to hear from experts in the fields of leadership, strategy, execution and innovation.

Hitachi Australia Managing Director, Mr Hitoshi Ishihara,  said the sponsorship reflected Hitachi’s goal of providing innovative solutions to society’s challenges.

“Effective leadership is essential for businesses today to address the economic, social and environmental challenges that we face as a society,” said Mr Hitoshi Ishihara.

“With the World Business Forum coming to the Asia Pacific region for the first time, we had an unprecedented opportunity to give some of our customers access to the best thought leaders in the world.”

A highlight of the forum was a presentation from George Kohlrieser, an internationally recognised expert on leadership, high performance teams, and change management. George was introduced by Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia Managing Director, David Harvey, before giving a private talk to over 80 Hitachi guests and staff.

“Our sponsorship of George Kohlrieser’s powerful leadership message allowed 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,” Mr Ishihara said.

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

01: One of the talks at the World Business Forum Sydney 2014.

02: Hitachi Australia Managing Director Mr Hitoshi Ishihara.

03: Expert on leadership, George Kohlrieser, giving a private talk to over 80 Hitachi guests and staff.

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