Richard Branson, Jimmy Wales and Steve Forbes will teach you how to cause disruption, make an impact and ultimately excel in life at the star-studded Synergy Global Forum.

As one of the world’s most reputable business events, Synergy Global Forum attracts a large number of high-profile speakers that promise to provide an insight into the skills to learn, technologies to master and trends to watch in order to get ahead.

This year’s event will be held in New York City at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. In total, more than 5,000 CEOs, entrepreneurs and industry experts are expected to descend on the city to listen to some of the business world’s biggest success stories speak.

The event will be taking place this week, starting on Friday, 27 October and coming to an end on Saturday, 28 October.

With just days to go until the event kicks off, here’s everything you need to know about the Synergy Global Forum:

Who will be speaking at Synergy Global Forum 2017?

Many of these events opt for quantity over quality. However, Synergy Global Forum takes a different approach.

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Rather than inviting hundreds of mediocre industry leaders, Synergy have selected 12 truly worthy names to speak at the event.

This year’s event will see Virgin founder Richard Branson headline. The entrepreneurial mastermind will be bringing the event to a close on Saturday with an hour long talk.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales will also be speaking on the need for businesses to adapt to cope with innovative technologies. Likewise, Forbes Editor-in-Chief (and the grandson of the famous publication’s founder) Steve Forbes will be talking through the parallels between ancient leaders and today’s greats.

Synergy Global Forum’s full list of speakers includes:

  • Guy Kawasaki – The Art of Innovation
  • Steve Forbes – The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today’s Top Business Leaders
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
  • Ray Kurzweil – The Accelaration of Technology in the 21st Century
  • Malcolm Gladwell – The rise of the weak link organization
  • Gary Vaynerchuk – How to tell your story in a noisy world
  • Daniel Goleman – What Makes a Leader
  • Jimmy Wales – A ‘Wiki’ Future
  • Simon Sinek – Inspiring lessons in Leadership
  • Sir Richard Branson – Moderated speech

What else is going on?

Aside from the speeches, the event will also include four panel discussions featuring a number of lesser known, but just as worthy speakers.

The Future of Tech Revolution

Maneet Ahuja, author of The Alpha Masters, will be moderating a discussion on The Future of the Tech Revolution. BoxGroup’s David Tisch, Jennifer Fonstad of Aspect, CAVU Venture Partners co-founder Brett Thomas and Todd Klein of Revolution Growth will be talking gambles, breakthroughs and disruption in a world dominated by tech.

How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Jason Feifer will be moderating the How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Business panel. Boxed founder Chieh Huang, K.I.M Media founder Leslie Short, Onnit founder Aubrey Marcus and Shapr founder Ludovic Huraux will discuss what it took to take their businesses to the top.

Should You Catch the Bitcoin Wave or Stay on Shore?

Blockchain expert George Levy will be moderating a talk on Bitcoin and whether the cryptocurrency is a fad or the future of money. The Should You Catch the Bitcoin Wave or Stay on Shore panel will include Bitprim CEO Juan Garavaglia and Zinica CEO Oz Eleonora.

The Art of Disruption

The talk of all talks will see Nue Agency CEO Jesse Kirkshbaum lead a panel containing fashion, music and tech founders and CEOs as they discuss The Art of Disruption. CNBC host Bonin Bough will talk business with Fownders founder Gerard Adams and Wearable X’s Billie Whitehouse.

For the younger entrepreneurs among you, there will also be an exclusive after party on Friday at the Hammerstein Ballroom, hosted by star socialite Paris Hilton.

Are tickets still available?

It’s just a few days until Madison Square Garden opens its doors. However, tickets to the event aren’t quite sold out just yet.

Knowledge from some of the business world’s biggest names comes with a cost. The cheapest ticket option, Economy, will set you back by $750 for two tickets.

A number of other ticket options are also available, which will grant you added perks. For example, General tickets ($1,900 for two) will get you a better seat and conference materials. A Premium ticket will get you entry, a participant’s folder and lunch with Steven Forbes.

Ticket options include:

  • Economy – $750
  • General – $1,900
  • Standard – $2,400
  • Business – $3,300
  • VIP – $4,900
  • Premium – $10,000

To purchase a ticket, visit the Synergy Global Forum website.