DOWNLOAD THE EVENT APP

The #NBForum2017 event app is your go-to guide during the event. Ask questions from the speakers, share your thoughts and takeaways, and connect with other attendees. Download it on Google Play or the App Store. You can find it by searching for “Nordic Business Forum“.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

1. Follow our official event hashtag #NBForum2017.
2. Join the official NBForum2017 Facebook event page.
3. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
4. Follow our blog for event updates! 

                                       

Pre-check-in information

 

To enter the event, each attendee will need to collect their seminar pass from our check-in desks upon arrival at the venue. Early birds can collect their pass from one of our designated pre-check-ins:

 

Bronda [Eteläesplanadi 20, Helsinki]:

Wednesday (Sept 27) to Friday (Sept 29), from 11.00 to 18.00.
Saturday (Sept 30), from 12.00 to 16.30.

If you’re looking to get a jumpstart on NBForum 2017, we encourage you to meet some of your fellow seminar attendees over lunch or dinner while at Bronda. We expect a large turnout, so plan ahead and reserve a spot by calling Bronda at +358 10 322 9388, or head to http://ravintolabronda.fi/en/.

 

Stockmann [8th floor, Aleksanterinkatu 52, Helsinki]:

Wednesday (Sept 27) to Friday (Sept 29), from 11.00 to 19.00.
Saturday (Sept 30), from 10.00 to 18.00.
Sunday (Oct 1), from 12.00 to 18.00.

Nordic Hotel Forum [Lobby, Viru väljak 3, Tallinn]:

Wednesday (Sept 27), from 8.30 to 18.30.

Getting here

 

Nordic Business Forum 2017 will be held at the Helsinki Expo & Convention Center , which is located close to the center of Helsinki with excellent transport connections.

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Arrival by train

The Helsinki Expo & Convention Center is situated next to Helsinki Pasila railway station, so we highly recommend arriving by train. All national and international trains (apart from Allegro trains) stop at Pasila, and it is only a 300-meter walk to the main entrance of the Expo & Convention Center.

Arrival by plane

The Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is 13 km from the Expo & Convention Center. Look for the I and P trains, which connect the airport to the Pasila railway station. The journey takes around 30 minutes, and trains leave every 10 minutes during the day. You can also grab a taxi from the airport, which will take roughly 15 minutes and cost about 35€.

Arrival from the harbors

If you arrive in Helsinki via ferry, we recommend that you either take a taxi or a tram. Both are located in front of the arrival terminal.

Arrival by tram

You can reach the Expo & Convention Center easily with tram lines 7 and 9. All of these trams connect to the city center.

Arrival by bus

You can reach the seminar venue on buses 506 and 69, both of which stop at the Helsinki Expo & Convention Center.

Taxi

To arrange for a taxi, call +358 (0)100 0600. Tell them that you are going to the Helsinki Expo & Convention Center and they will know where to go. The taxi stand at the Expo & Convention Center can be found at the main entrance (South Entrance).

Parking

The Expo & Convention Center Car Park is accessible to everyone and always open. It is located at the North Entrance of the venue. If you are using a GPS, enter the address: Ratapihantie 17. The parking fee is €12, which allows you to park once and stay for 24 hours. Parking fees can be paid at the automated ticket machines. We encourage you to pay for your parking upon arrival to avoid long lines at the machines at the end of the day.

Agenda

Select your ticket category to find your agenda.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017

11:15 Seminar welcoming lunch
12:30 Stéphane Garelli
13:20 Adam Grant
Coffee break & networking
15:10 Severn Cullis-Suzuki
15:45 James Hansen
16:15 Hot Seat Session with James HansenPetteri Taalas, and Mika Anttonen
Coffee break & networking
17:25 Sir Richard Branson
18:30 End of day 1

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017

10:00 Selina Juul
10:30 Rachel Botsman
Lunch break & networking
12:40 Patrick Lencioni
13:40 Nick Vujicic
Coffee break & networking
15:25 Boyan Slat
15:55 Will Smith
17:00 End of event

Please be advised that the schedule might be subject to change.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017

10:15 VIP Executive Session with Adam Grant (VIP+First Class+Speakers only)
11:15 Seminar welcoming lunch (for all seminar guests)
GENERAL PROGRAM
12:30 Stéphane Garelli
13:20 Adam Grant
Coffee break & networking
15:10 Severn Cullis-Suzuki
15:45 James Hansen
16:15 Hot Seat Session with James HansenPetteri Taalas and Mika Anttonen
Coffee break & networking
17:25 Sir Richard Branson
18:30 End of day 1
18:30 VIP evening (VIP+First Class+Speakers only)
22:00 End of VIP Evening

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017

08:45 VIP Executive Session with Patrick Lencioni (VIP+First Class+Speakers only)
GENERAL PROGRAM
10:00 Selina Juul
10:30 Rachel Botsman
Lunch break & networking
12:40 Patrick Lencioni
13:40 Nick Vujicic
Coffee break & networking
15:25 Boyan Slat
15:55 Will Smith
17:00 End of event

Please be advised that the schedule might be subject to change.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017

10:15 VIP Executive Session with Adam Grant (VIP+First Class+Speakers only)
11:15 Seminar welcoming lunch (for all seminar guests)
GENERAL PROGRAM
12:30 Stéphane Garelli
13:20 Adam Grant
Coffee break & networking
14:30 Q&A with Stéphane Garelli (First Class only)
15:10 Severn Cullis-Suzuki
15:45 James Hansen
16:15 Hot Seat Session with James HansenPetteri Taalas and Mika Anttonen
Coffee break & networking
16:45 Q&A with Severn Cullis-Suzuki (First Class only)
17:00 Q&A with James Hansen (First Class only)
17:25 Sir Richard Branson
18:30 End of day 1
18:30 VIP evening (VIP+First Class+Speakers only)
18:50 Photo opportunity with Sir Richard Branson (First Class only)
22:00 End of VIP evening

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017

08:45 VIP Executive Session with Patrick Lencioni (VIP+First Class+Speakers only)
GENERAL PROGRAM
10:00 Selina Juul
10:30 Rachel Botsman
Lunch break & networking
11:20 Behind the scenes tour into the main stage tech space (First Class only)
12:40 Patrick Lencioni
13:40 Nick Vujicic
Coffee break & networking
14:45 Photo opportunity with Nick Vujicic (First Class only)
15:25 Boyan Slat
15:55 Will Smith
17:00 End of event
17:00 Photo opportunity and Meet & Greet with Will Smith (First Class only)

Please be advised that the schedule might be subject to change.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017

12:15 Opening words from the Live Stream Studio – Stéphane Garelli – LIVE STUDIO
14:27 Adam Grant – LIVE STUDIO
14:42 Severn Cullis-Suzuki – LIVE STUDIO
14:57 Tiina Kähö – LIVE STUDIO
16:41 Petteri Taalas & James Hansen  – LIVE STUDIO
16:55 Kaspar Korjus & Taavet Hinrikus – LIVE STUDIO
17:10 Mika Anttonen  – LIVE STUDIO
18:30 Closing interview from the Live Stream Studio with Richard Quest  – LIVE STUDIO

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017

09:50 Welcome to day 2 from the Live Stream Studio – LIVE STUDIO
11:16 Rachel Botsman – LIVE STUDIO
11:30 Gary Carter  – LIVE STUDIO
11:45 Selina Juul  – LIVE STUDIO
12:00 Kjell A. Nordström  – LIVE STUDIO
12:17 Bruce Oreck  – LIVE STUDIO
14:40 Patrick Lencioni  – LIVE STUDIO
14:55 Laszlo Varro  – LIVE STUDIO
15:10 Nick Vujicic  – LIVE STUDIO
17:00 Boyan Slat  – LIVE STUDIO (Interviewed by Tom Turula, Editor-in-Chief, Business Insider Nordic)

Please be advised that the schedule might be subject to change.

SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION BY DELINGUA

A simultaneous interpretation service to Finnish and Russian is provided by our partner Delingua Language Services. The service can be accessed with an iOS or Android smartphone and is free for all event guests. Please take your fully charged device and headphones with you to listen to the interpretation.

To access the service:
Step 1: Connect to the “linguali” WiFi network
Step 2: Download and launch the Linguali Event app
Step 3: Select either Finnish or Russian
Step 4: Plug in your headphones and enjoy!

Venue Map

 

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Networking

 


With the Brella networking app, you can easily book meetings with other guests. Download the app on Google Play or the App Store, or register at app.brella.io, and enter code nbf17 to start networking. Read more about Brella https://www.nbforum.com/newsroom/blog/get-ready-network-like-pro/

 

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Theme Tables

 

We have set up roughly 20 Theme Tables at the Meeting Hub. Each table has a different topic and the topics range from Artificial Intelligence to Strategy, and everything in between. If any of these topics interest you, we encourage you to visit the table during session breaks. Use your session breaks to meet other seminar guests interested in the same topic, identify problems and brainstorm solutions.

1Artificial Intelligence

2Board Work

3Company Culture

4Digitalization

5Education & Coaching

6Entrepreneurship

7Goal Setting

8Innovation & Creativity

9Internationalization

10Internet of Things

11Leadership & Management

12Marketing

13Purpose & Mission

14Recruiting

15Responsibility & Sustainability

16Sales

17Social Media

18Startups

19Strategy

Evening Program

 

VIP and First Class Evening Program: VIP Evening

Nordic Business Forum will organize a special evening program for the First Class and VIP guests in the Networking Area on Monday at 18:30.

The evening allows First Class and VIP guests to casually networking while enjoying an exclusive selection of food, music, and drinks. The dress code is business casual.

Laatukeskus Excellence Finland will grant Excellence Finland Award, which is given by Maria Lohela, Speaker of the Parliament of Finland.

Recommended for Regular Ticket Holders: Evening Social at Maxine

Our event guests and live stream viewers are recommended to go for some casual networking and party to Maxine (Urho Kekkosenkatu 1, 6th floor) on Monday, at 20:00.

Entrance is located in front of the Kamppi shopping center, to the left of the Memphis restaurant on the ground floor. Take the elevator to the 6th floor. Entrance is free, but keep in mind that the cloakroom costs 3€.

Looking for a restaurant to have a dinner after the official program at the venue? Here’s a few we recommend:

Post-Seminar

 

Our 2017 Post-Seminar sessions are designed to help you reflect on your learning and continue networking with other seminar guests. The sessions will be held on Wednesday 4 October 2017, from 9 am to 12 pm at the Holiday Inn Messukeskus. We will accept participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. Choose your favorite topic and sign up now!

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LOOK FOR US FOR HELP!

Our outstanding customer service team is here to make your stay comfortable. If you need help with anything, look for someone with our signature bowties and scarves!

Contact our customer service: info@nbforum.com, +358 20 775 1390.

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FAQ

 

Here you will find the most frequently asked questions about Nordic Business Forum 2017. If you have any additional questions, our customer service is happy to help you! Contact us by email at info@nbforum.com, or give us a call at +358 20 775 1390 / +46 8 559 222 21.

Where do I find my ticket?

The tickets have been delivered to you by email. We accept tickets that are printed out, or as a PDF on your mobile device.

Where do I need the ticket?

You need to show your ticket (and your ID) to one of our customer service representatives at the check-in desks. This will let you collect your seminar pass.

What is the check-in for?

When arriving at the event, you will receive your seminar pass at the check-in desk, which will grant you access to the seminar. To avoid queues, you can attend our pre-check-in at the Bronda restaurant or Stockmann department store.

Bronda:
Sept 27th – 29th at 11.00 – 18.00
Sept 30th at 12.00 – 16.30
Stockmann:
Sept 27th – 29th at 11.00 – 19.00
Sept 30th at 10.00 – 18.00
Oct 1st 12.00 – 18.00

I cannot attend both days, can I give my ticket to someone else on the second day?

You can always allocate the ticket or the other day of the ticket to another person/party. Please edit the information to reflect the new participant on your “registrant information dashboard”.

You can allocate the other day to another person by adding their name and contact information to the “Note”-section in the registrant information dashboard. You can also send us an email with the new details at info@nbforum.com. It is also crucial to remember that the person attending on Monday has to return their seminar pass when leaving the venue. If the pass hasn’t been returned, we can’t grant access to the person attending on Tuesday. Please also note that, according to the terms, the person or organization liable for the payment will not be changed.

I have lost my ticket, can I still enter the event?

Make sure you have checked your email for your ticket. If you have lost your ticket, there is no need to worry! If we have the correct attendee information in our database, you can enter the seminar with your name and ID. If the participant details have changed, please send us the updated information at info@nbforum.com.

Where can I find the seminar schedule?

An up-to-date version can be found here.

What is the address of the Helsinki Expo & Convention Center?

The venue is located at: Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki. See more about arriving at the venue here.

Where can I find available overnight accommodation?

Information on possible accommodation can be found on our website

What should I take with me to the seminar?

Please take your ticket, ID, and business cards with you. We will provide a notebook and pen for you to take notes and a name badge for networking purposes.

How should I dress for the seminar?

There is no specific dress code, but business casual or smart casual is recommended.

Is catering included in the price of my ticket?

Yes. All tickets include lunches, snack breaks, and beverages on both days. VIP and First Class tickets also include a dinner on Monday evening.

Where can I see who is attending the seminar?

You can see some of our other attendees on our Facebook Event page. For networking purposes, we recommend that you use Brella, our official networking app. With Brella, you can easily book meetings with other event guests.

How do I use Brella?

Brella can be accessed by downloading the Brella app for iOS or Android or online at app.brella.io. Log in with LinkedIn, Google or Facebook, or create an account using your email address. Next, select “Join new event” and enter the code nbf17. [Please note that the join code is case sensitive!]

Take a few minutes to configure your interests. Then, search for someone with whom you would like to meet, request a meeting, and let Brella take care of the rest! Once confirmed, Brella’s scheduling system will assign your meeting a time and location.

Plan your meetings around your schedule by blocking off busy time in your calendar using the “My Schedule” tab.

Brella will organize your meetings by time slots at designated tables, Smartblocks, and even inside a Mercedes at the Messukeskus. The first 10 confirmed meetings for each slot will take place in Smartblocks. For more information on the venue, you can take a look at the map here.

Have a question about the live stream?

Please visit our live stream FAQ here.