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James Hewitt Wins Speaker Sourcing Contest

James Hewitt will join our Nordic Business Forum 2018 speaker lineup and will be paid a 30,000 € speaking fee.

The Speaker Sourcing Contest finale was held today in Stockholm. James Hewitt, Head of Science & Innovation at Hintsa Performance, won the competition and will join the Nordic Business Forum 2018 speaker lineup and will be paid a 30,000 € speaking fee.

The winner was chosen among six finalists by the combined vote of audience and jury members. The jury included Rikke Fjelsted (chief sales officer of President Institute), Alf Rehn (professor, speaker, & Nordic Business Forum board member), André Noël Chaker (four-time NBForum MC and author of public speaking books), Juhana Torkki (speech coach and author), Ville Saarikalle (head of speaker relations at NBForum), and Hans-Peter Siefen (producer, co-founder & chairman of the board at NBForum).

Over 170 people applied for our 2018 contest, and 24 people were selected to attend the qualifying rounds. The qualifying rounds were hosted in May and June 2018 in Helsinki, Stockholm, and Oslo. Two audience favorites from each location were selected for the final round in Stockholm. The other five finalists were Petri Rajaniemi (CEO of Ponder Nobs), Mika Poutala (4-time Olympic speed skater), Raymond Hofmann (owner of raymond hofmann management), Gopal RajGuru (managing director of Innovate+Grow Consulting), and Tobias Dahlberg (strategist, entrepreneur & CEO of Wonder Inc).

James Hewitt will speak about the “Key to Sustainable High Performance”. The previously announced speakers of Nordic Business Forum 2018 include the Whole Foods Market founder and CEO John Mackey, Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, Strategos founder Gary Hamel, social psychologist Amy Cuddy, media theorist Don Tapscott, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy co-director Andrew McAfee, and Quiet Revolution co-founder Susan Cain. See the full speaker lineup here >

About Nordic Business Forum 2018

Nordic Business Forum will host its 9th annual business and leadership conference by the same name in Helsinki on the 26th and 27th of September 2018 for 7,500 C-level executives and business owners. Our 2018 main event will bring to the stage some of the world’s preeminent experts on strategy, artificial intelligence, and peak performance for two action-packed days.

NBForum 2018 is a place where you will uncover strategic success principles, discover how to apply new technologies to win in business, and learn how to drive and sustain personal performance. It’s also THE place to network and drive business development. The networking opportunities presented by our guests are unparalleled in the Nordics. You’re getting more than just a conference ticket — you’re getting access to some of the greatest business minds on the planet!

Nordic Business Forum is Europe’s leading conference organizer with events in Finland, Sweden, and Norway.



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