Leadership - Innovation - Resilience

27-28 September 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

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Leadership - Innovation - Resilience

As a business leader, it is up to you to create change in your organization: a change that will prevail over the status quo. But, how do we do that? How can we lead the change toward a better future? How can we ensure constant innovation to stay relevant in our fields? How can leaders develop strong resilience in these troubled times? 
We should not only ask these questions—but answer them. And together with 7,000 attendees and 10 world-class speakers, we will.
Don’t expect change, don’t wait for change. Be the change.

What is Nordic Business Forum About

2 days, 10+ world-class speakers, 7,000 business leaders, and a pile of new ideas to take with you! Join us to step up your leadership game, network with other Executives, and experience a unique business event.


Our event is packed with learning and networking opportunities. It is also an excellent moment to take a step back and look at the bigger picture; where do you want to grow in the future? Where should your organization innovate? How can you get there?


Develop your company, develop your team, and develop yourself! Join Nordic Business Forum!

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All the speakers will be physically on stage. So, if you are in the audience in Helsinki, you will get to see them live!

Tim Ferriss

Entrepreneur, Investor, Author

Discussion on Productivity and Innovation

Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.” He is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.

Malala Yousafzai

Activist for Female Education
2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Creating Change

Malala Yousafzai began her activism at age 11 when she anonymously blogged about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. She soon began advocating publicly, giving speeches and interviews and attracting international media attention and awards. At age 15, she was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out. After many months of surgery and rehabilitation in the United Kingdom, she founded Malala Fund with her father Ziauddin. A year later, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work for education and equality.

Patrick Lencioni

Business Management Author

The Teamwork Trifecta

Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to promoting human dignity in the world of work.   Lencioni’s passion for organizations and the people who work in them is reflected in his writing, speaking, and executive consulting.  He is the author of over a dozen best sellers with over seven million copies sold.  After twenty years in print, his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, remains a fixture on national best-seller lists.  His most recent book, The Six Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand Your Gifts, Your Frustrations, and Your Team, launching on September 27th is designed to help people find joy and energy in their work.

Rebecca Henderson

Economist and Professor at Harvard Business School

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

Rebecca believes business enterprise is one of the most powerful forces on the planet when it comes to effecting positive change – but that it must move quickly if we are to successfully address the problems the world faces. Her research explores the strategic and organizational forces that lead to sustainable business. She has a joint appointment at the Harvard Business School in the General Management and Strategy units and is the Co-Chair of the Business and Environment Initiative. She is also a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and in 2018 was elected to both the American and British Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Nicolai Tangen

CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management

Making Sense in a Time of Turmoil

Nicolai Tangen is responsible for the management of the Government Pension Fund Global. He joined Norges Bank Investment Management as Chief Executive Officer on 1 September 2020. Nicolai was previously the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer in AKO Capital, which he founded in 2005. He also set up the AKO Foundation in 2013, which supports charitable initiatives to improve education, promote the arts and mitigate climate problems.

Francesca Gino

Author and Professor at Harvard Business School

Mastering Innovation and Reinvention

Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher who focuses on why people make the decisions they do at work, and how leaders and employees have more productive, creative and fulfilling lives. She is the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School and the author, most recently, of “Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules in Work and Life.”

Amy Webb

Author and Professor at NYU Stern School of Business

10-Year Forecast

The world-renowned quantitative futurist and tech leader Amy Webb provides the strategic foresight and forecasting crucial to businesses adapting and positioning themselves for sustained success in this era of unprecedented transformation. In her work with the Future Today Institute, Amy is a trusted advisor to the world’s most admired companies, three-star admirals and generals, and the senior leadership of central banks and intergovernmental organizations. She is also the author of several bestselling books, including the critically acclaimed The Genesis Machine, which examines the future of synthetic biology — which she predicts will be the most important technology of our lifetime.

Jos de Blok

Founder and CEO of Buurtzorg

How to Create a Striving Organization without Administrative Burden

Jos de Blok is the founder and CEO of Buurtzorg (neighborhood nursing), a Dutch organization with more than 15.000 employees, offering community based (home) care services to more than 80.000 parents a year. Founded in 2006 with one team of four nurses, Buurtzorg has transformed home-based health care and it has created an innovative method for nursing care at home.

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Already over 5,100 tickets sold

Early Bird Pricing is available until 27.01.2023


The amount of tickets in each category is limited.

First Class

Enjoy the ultimate NBForum experience.
2690 + VAT
  • Normal Price 3490€ + VAT

  • Everything included in the VIP Ticket
  • First Class Seating (first 3 rows)
  • Access to the First Class lounge
  • First Class Catering
  • Q&A Session with Patrick Lencioni
  • Q&A Session with Amy Webb
  • Q&A Session with Rebecca Henderson
  • Q&A Session with Jos de Blok
  • Meet & Greet with Malala Yousafzai + photo opportunity


Elevate your NBForum experience by joining two extra sessions and the VIP Evening.
1590 + VAT
  • Normal Price 2290€ + VAT

  • Everything included in the Ticket
  • VIP Seating
  • VIP Evening
  • Day 1 VIP Session with Patrick Lencioni
  • Day 2 VIP Session with Francesca Gino


Experience NBForum with access to all the main sessions and networking opportunities.
990 + VAT
  • Normal Price 1490€ + VAT

  • Two-day attendance for Nordic Business Forum 2023 in Helsinki
  • All-inclusive catering
  • Matchmaking and networking with other attendees on our event app
  • 90-day access to the live stream recordings after the event
  • Simultaneous Interpretation in Finnish and Estonian
  • The tickets are not pre-assigned, so you can decide who will use them later on
  • 30-day cancellation policy

Online Ticket

Join the event from anywhere you want, live or on-demand.
99 + VAT
  • Normal Price 399€ + VAT

  • Access to the two-day live stream of Nordic Business Forum 2023
  • Matchmaking and networking with other online attendees on our event platform
  • 90-day access to the live stream recordings after the event

Extra perks to buy your tickets stress-free:

  • 30-day cancellation policy.
  • Several payment methods (invoicing, online banks & credit card), and you choose to be invoiced either within 30 days or in January 2023.
  • You don’t need to pre-assign the tickets yet. This means that you can buy as many tickets as you want now and decide later on who will use them.
  • We offer discounts on group orders: You will automatically get a 5 % discount for orders with 10+ tickets and a 10 % discount for orders with 20+ tickets.

Accepted payment methods: credit cards, Finnish online banks, and invoicing (E-invoice, PDF-invoice, paper invoice). Nordic Business Forum’s type of physical events are always taxed with the local VAT of the country where the event is organized (no matter whether the customer is a consumer or a company and from any country).

What People Say About Nordic Business Forum

Tasteful 😃 coffee, interesting discussions and inspiring speakers at #nbf2022 with the theme Future-Focused Leadership. #future #change #culture #powerlove #ListenAndLearn
What a brilliant 1st day at @NBForumHQ with wonderful encounters as @MinnaPietarinen painted #NBF2022 live art. Look forward to talking to many more of you tomorrow!
Wow🤩what charisma💫 @petterstordalen Culture is the new king👑 @NBForumHQ #nbf2022 Act on fact👌#future #corporateculture
Thank you #nbforum2022! This year, a little girl was a symbol of #change, #hope and #love in many of the presentations. I will take her home with me together with all the new learnings ✨
NBF 2022 starts tomorrow and we are excited to be part of it again! No matter how big you are or what industries you do business in, we can help your business to thrive. You can find our participants in Brella. Let’s meet and talk! #nbforum #nbf2022 #nbforum2022
Day 2 @ #nbforum2022 All senses so full it'll take me days to recover and weeks to digest all the amazing speaches! 🤩 #nbf2022

Agenda - Event Schedule

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.

Also, please note that the times of the items are subject to change.

Day 1 Agenda
Patrick Lencioni - The Six Types of Working Genius (Only for First Class and VIP)VIPFirst ClassMain Stage
Welcoming Lunch
Patrick Lencioni - The Teamwork TrifectaMain Stage
Networking Break
Jos de Blok - How to Create a Striving Organization without Administrative BurdenMain Stage
Rebecca Henderson - Reimaging Capitalism in a World on FireMain Stage
Networking Break
Speaker Contest WinnerMain Stage
The speaker will be announced later Main Stage
End of the main stage program
VIP Evening (Only for First Class and VIP)VIPFirst Class
Day 2 Agenda
Francesca Gino - Building Resilient Organizations (Only for First Class and VIP)VIPFirst ClassMain Stage
Nicolai Tangen - Making Sense in a Time of TurmoilMain Stage
Tim Ferriss - Productivity & InnovationMain Stage
Lunch & Networking Break
Amy Webb - 10-year ForecastMain Stage
The speaker will be announced laterMain Stage
Networking Break
Francesca Gino - Mastering Innovation and ReinventionMain Stage
Malala Yousafzai - Creating ChangeMain Stage
End of the main stage program

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where the event is held?

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

Can I attend the event online?

Yes you can. We always offer the opportunity for individuals and groups alike to attend our events online. The online products will become available later.

Will the speakers be in Helsinki in person?

Yes! Every speaker in our lineup will be physically in Helsinki in our event venue, Messukeskus Helsinki (Expo & Convention Center).

Where can I find my event tickets?

Our ticketing partner, Kongressi, has an “Attendee Dashboard” on which all the attendee information is stored. You will have received a link to this dashboard by email when you purchased your ticket(s). To access it, simply click the link in the email (or copy the URL into your browser).

Check your spam filter to see if you have missed our emails. If you have not received anything, please contact us at info@nbforum.com and we will look into it!

If you are attending the event as part of a group and did not buy the ticket yourself, the ticket purchaser is responsible for adding your information to our database. Please contact your ticket purchaser if you have not received any emails from us.

Can two people use one ticket?

Yes they can! You can split the ticket so that one person can attend the event on the first day and the other on the second day. This service costs 150€ +vat 24% and you can purchase it by contacting our customer care at info@nbforum.com.

Where do I sit in the seminar hall and can I reserve a seat?

There are designated seats for VIP and First Class guests, and regular ticket holders can sit wherever in the seminar hall on seats that have not been reserved. You can reserve a seat for 150€ +vat 24% by contacting our customer care at info@nbforum.com.

What is your cancellation policy?

Nordic Business Forum events have a 30-day cancellation policy from the date when the order is placed. However, cancellations will not be accepted if the order is made less than 30 days before the course begins. Once the 30 days are up, no changes can be made to the tickets and there will be no refunds.

What are the payment options you offer?

We offer three payment methods: invoice, online bank, and credit card. The credit card and online bank options are provided by STRIPE and Paytrail. If you want an invoice, you can choose between an email or a printed invoice. E-invoices are available when issued by Nordic Business Forum Oy for Finnish companies.

I’m not able to attend the event. Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

Yes, you can! You can update the attendee information of your ticket through the ticket portal (Kongressi). You can find the link for the portal in your email. If you can't find the email or need assitance, contact our customer care at info@nbforum.com.

What happens to the ticket(s) if Nordic Business Forum 2023 event can't take place?

If the Nordic Business Forum Helsinki 2023 is rescheduled tickets and live stream accesses are valid for 2024 event.

Can press representatives attend the event?

Yes. We have a limited amount of seats reserved for media representatives and press representatives can apply for accreditation through our accreditation form. We will go through all accreditation requests case by case, and inform the status of your accreditation before the event.

If you can't attend online but would like to follow the event online, you can ask for a free via media@nbforum.com

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