Agenda for Nordic Business Forum 2024 Livestream

The event agenda is the same for both in-person attendees and online participants. The only exception is that the VIP sessions will not be live-streamed. During lunches and networking breaks, online attendees will have the opportunity to watch live studio interviews. The interviews will be added to the agenda closer to the event.

Nordic Business Forum 2024 will take place on 25-26 September 2024 in Helsinki’s Expo & Convention Centre (Messukeskus).

Timezone: EEST – Eastern European Summer Time, UTC +03:00 (Link to a timezone converter)

Day 1
Wednesday, 25 September 2024

10:00

Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD (France), professor Hansen holds a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar.

His academic research has won several prestigious awards, and he is ranked one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50.

Morten Hansen was also a manager at the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised corporate clients worldwide. Morten travels the world to give keynotes and help companies and people become great at work.

Please note that the session is only for First Class and VIP attendees at the venue. If you want to upgrade your ticket, please contact our customer care. 

11:00

Enjoy food and drinks on us at the networking area

12:00

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author who explores the science of motivation, generosity, original thinking, rethinking, and potential.

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for 7 straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, rethink assumptions, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40.

​He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 5 books that have sold millions of copies and been translated into 45 languages. Adam hosts the TED podcasts Re:Thinking and WorkLife, which have been downloaded over 65 million times. His TED talks on languishing, original thinkers, and givers and takers have over 30 million views. He has received a standing ovation at TED and was voted the audience’s favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project

13:15

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers and Wall Street Journal bestseller Impact Players.

She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Disney, Google, Meta, Microsoft, Netflix, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla and X.

Liz has received the top achievement award for leadership from Thinkers50 and has been consistently named one of the world’s top 50 management thinkers.

14:00

Book meetings with Brella and enjoy Live Studio interviews

14:50

Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae has been honored as Finland’s most influential woman in business for six consecutive years and named Chairwoman of the Year in Denmark.

Currently, Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae chairs the boards of Finnair, Orthex, Posti Group, BoConcept, and TCM Group, guiding these organizations towards sustained success and innovation.

Her expertise in CEO and Executive Team effectiveness makes her a sought-after speaker, inspiring leaders worldwide with her insights and leadership journey. Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae is a driving force behind corporate excellence and an inspiration to future leaders.

15:35

Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD (France), professor Hansen holds a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar.

His academic research has won several prestigious awards, and he is ranked one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50.

Morten Hansen was also a manager at the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised corporate clients worldwide. Morten travels the world to give keynotes and help companies and people become great at work.

16:30

Enjoy the catering and conversations, or just relax

17:15

Steven Van Belleghem is a customer experience enthusiast, his mission is to inspire companies to become more customer centric.

Steven believes in combining common sense, new technologies, an empathic human touch, playing the long game and taking social responsibility to win the hearts and business of customers over and over again.

Steven is also an entrepreneur (co-founder of inspiration agency Nexxworks and social media agency Snackbytes), an investor in customer experience related companies and an academic (marketing professor at the Vlerick Business School and a guest lecturer at London Business School).

18:00

Will Guidara is the author of the National Bestseller Unreasonable Hospitality, which chronicles the lessons in service and leadership he has learned over the course of his career in restaurants.

He is the former co-owner Eleven Madison Park, which under his leadership received four stars from the New York Times, three Michelin stars, and in 2017 was named #1 on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

He is the host of the Welcome Conference, an annual hospitality symposium that brings together like minded people to share ideas, inspire one another, and connect to form community.

19:00

Continue networking with other event guests after the main program.

19:00

Enjoy food and drinks with other VIP and First class guests until 22:00. 

Please note that the session is only for First Class and VIP attendees at the venue. If you want to upgrade your ticket, please get in touch with our customer care. 

Day 2
Thursday, 26 September 2024

08:30

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers and Wall Street Journal bestseller Impact Players.

She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Disney, Google, Meta, Microsoft, Netflix, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla and X.

Liz has received the top achievement award for leadership from Thinkers50 and has been consistently named one of the world’s top 50 management thinkers.

Please note that the session is only for First Class and VIP attendees at the venue. If you want to upgrade your ticket, please contact our customer care. 

09:30

Described by Paul Krugman as “[arguably] the greatest central banker of modern times,” Dr. Draghi was President of the European Central Bank (ECB) from November 2011 to November 2019 and is widely credited with saving the Eurozone. Over his eight-year term, the monetary policy of the ECB led the Eurozone into an expansion with the creation of 13 million jobs, and the European stock market rising by two-thirds.

Mario Draghi has been at the center of the most globally impactful economic events of the last four decades, including the 2012 Eurozone crisis, the 2015 Greek Debt Crisis, and Brexit.

Drawing on these extraordinary experiences, Dr. Draghi is among the most well-equipped experts to provide analysis on the future direction of the global economy.

11:05

Enjoy food and drinks on us at the networking area

12:30

Bozoma Saint John is a Hall of Fame inducted Marketing Executive, author, entrepreneur and general badass.

Boz got her start in her marketing career at Spike Lee’s ad agency, SpikeDDB. She then went on to manage brands in the PepsiCo beverages portfolio, before becoming Head of Music and Entertainment Marketing at the CPG giant. After that, she led Global Consumer Marketing at Apple Music & iTunes; before serving as Chief Brand Officer at Uber; she then took on the Chief Marketing Officer role for Endeavor (including WME, IMG, UFC, Miss Universe, 160over90, etc.). Mostly recently, she served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer at the entertainment behemoth, Netflix.

Boz’s work has been lauded and awarded by the industries she’s operated in, including induction into the American Marketing Association Hall of Fame (2022), following induction into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement (2014). Boz is currently named as the #1 Most Influential CMO in the world by Forbes (2021). She’s also been inducted into Billboard’s Women in Music Hall of Fame after making their list of the “Most Powerful Women in Music” for 10 consecutive years (2013-2022) and crowned as the Executive of the Year (2016).

14:10

Meet others, discover partners, or check out Live Studio interviews

15:40

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work.

Brené has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is the author of six #1 New York Times best sellers and is the host of two award-winning podcasts, Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.

Brené’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages. Her TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with over 60 million views.

16:30

Continue networking with other event guests after the main program. The networking ends at 17:30.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE SCHEDULE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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