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Anssi Rantanen Wins Speaker Contest 2019

Anssi Rantanen will join our Nordic Business Forum 2019 speaker lineup and will be paid a 30,000 € speaking fee.

The Speaker Contest finale was held today at Helsinki Airport. Anssi Rantanen, Finland CEO at Growth Tribe Academy, won the competition and will join the Nordic Business Forum 2019 speaker lineup and will be paid a 30,000 € speaking fee.

Anssi was chosen among six finalists by the combined vote of audience and jury members. The jury comprised of six members: Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen (managing partner at Nova Founders Capital), Jenni Tolonen (CEO & partner at Management Events), Anne Berner (Minister of Transport and Communications), Alf Rehn (professor, speaker, & Nordic Business Forum board member), Ville Saarikalle (head of speaker relations at NBForum), and Hans-Peter Siefen (executive producer, co-founder & chairman of the board at NBForum).

Over 180 people applied for our 2019 contest and 24 people were selected to attend the qualifying rounds. The qualifying rounds were hosted in March in Helsinki, Stockholm, and Oslo. Two audience favorites from each location were selected for the final round in Helsinki. The other five finalists were:

We were proud to have partnered with MySpeaker and Finavia.

Aslak de Silva, CEO of Nordic Business Forum: “The second edition of our Speaker Contest was better than anything I could have expected. We were flooded by talent from across the world when we opened our applications, and at every stage of the process, I was thoroughly impressed by the candidates and their presentations – and Anssi was fantastic! With him added to our NBForum 2019 lineup, I’m thrilled at what we have in store for our audience in October. It is also important for us to be able to promote a new uprising speaker from the Nordics and introduce him to the business world”

Anssi Rantanen will speak about “Why Experimentation is the Future of Growth”. The previously announced speakers of Nordic Business Forum 2019 are George Clooney, Randi Zuckerberg, Steve Wozniak, Brené Brown, Daniel Pink, Sara Blakely, Alexander Osterwalder, Donald Miller, Juliet Funt, Costas Markides, and Carla Harris. Learn more about the full speaker lineup.

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