As MIP is the linked business school to the Milan World Business Forum, one of the opportunities we have as part of the MBA is to attend the entire event for free. This two-day event, held in Milan on 28-29 October this year, with over 2,000 people attending, brought together 14 international speakers, ranging from business and non-business experts from the technology, fashion, film and food sectors, economic experts, innovation speakers and world-renowned authors. The theme of this yearâ€™s event was â€śProvocateurs: Open your mind to thinking differentlyâ€ť, and it certainly lived up to its promise!
Topics covered ranged from Steve Wozniak’s â€śInnovation From Within: On Creativity, Wits and the Story of Appleâ€ť and Oscar Farinetti’s (of Eataly) â€śThe recipe for success in 7 movesâ€ť, to Oliver Stoneâ€™s â€śCreating High-Impact Storiesâ€ť and Felix Baumgartner’s â€śOn Courage and Trust: Whatâ€™s Behind an Exceptional Jumpâ€ť.
Whilst the whole MBA class attended the event, some of us volunteered to assist and support the speakers during their stay in Milan and their time at the event. I was one of the volunteers and was assigned to Steve Wozniak, or â€śThe Wozâ€ť, best known as the co-founder of Apple. It was an absolute honour to spend time with such a fascinating and intelligent person, who has undoubtedly shaped the way we live today. A living legend!
Holly Lorna Sloan
current MIP MBAÂ student