Save the date: Nov. 17 – 19, 2021: 13th Peter Drucker Forum (Vienna Hofburg Palace + virtual): “The Human Imperative, Navigating Uncertainty in the Digital Age”  

Dating back to the middle of 20th Century, Austrian borne Peter F. Drucker did not only introduce the concept of modern management. He was also the first one to turn “Management” into a discipline at university. His thoughts are still very powerful. In Hong Kong, also  the non-profit Peter F. Drucker Academy (Hong Kong) offers DRUCKER executive development and short-term programmes.


Once a year the “Global Peter Drucker Forum” takes places in Austria. The theme for 2021 at the Vienna Imperial Palace and virtually from Nov. 17 – 19, 2021 will be “The Human Imperative, Navigating Uncertainty in the Digital Age”.

Mired in uncertainty, are leaders equipped to make the right choices? The 2021 Global Peter Drucker Forum will zero in on the enduring questions raised by a year of catastrophe. The Forum will focus on two trends that events have thrown into stark relief. First: uncertainty in our world has reached the point where the forecasting most organizations still rely on is useless. Second: our digital age has fostered a near-religious faith in technocratic approaches – of which the pandemic has promptly made a mockery by exposing the futility of relying solely on data-driven models and scientific knowledge to dictate

solutions in highly complex settings. The Forum will put up for discussion the fashionable view that there is a great “reset-button” we can push to usher in a better future. As Peter Drucker taught us, major institutional change, and even more so transitions in society as a whole, require a delicate balance between continuity and change – a profoundly human capability.

At the Drucker Forum 2020 which had to be moved fully virtual, close to 4,500 senior executives including business leaders from China and Hong Kong joined the discussions. 

More on the 2020 Forum and a preview on the 2021 Forum at https://www.druckerforum.org