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NBFSweden 2019 Speakers Announced

Simon Sinek, Ryan Holiday, Isabella Löwengrip, and Sahar Hashemi will be speaking at the third Nordic Business Forum conference in Stockholm on 7 May 2019 at Cirkus.

We are thrilled to announce the speakers of our next Nordic Business Forum Sweden conference. The event will provide leadership and marketing lessons from some of the best that business has to offer: Simon Sinek, Ryan Holiday, Isabella Löwengrip, and Sahar Hashemi.

Simon Sinek, Ryan Holiday, and Isabella Löwengrip have all been to our events before and were highly rated by the audience. Simon Sinek presented at NBForum 2015 in Helsinki, Ryan Holiday held one-day intensive training course at our Bootcamp for Business Growth, and Isabella Löwengrip spoke at the Business Summit 2013 in Helsinki. Sahar Hashemi spoke at Presidents Summit this April, which is now part of the Nordic Business Forum family.

We are expecting to gather 1,200 C-level executives and business owners to the event, which makes it a hot spot for networking. As with all our events, networking at NBFSweden will be facilitated by the Brella networking app, which allows guests to book quick face-to-face meetings with other attendees.

Aslak de Silva, CEO of Nordic Business Forum: “We are truly excited to continue our expansion in Sweden and to bring Simon Sinek to Europe again. I had the opportunity to meet Ryan Holiday at the Nordic Business Forum Bootcamp for Business Growth back in 2016 when I was attending the training program as a customer. Ryan was incredible at explaining growth hacking and how to succeed in marketing. He explained, in detail, how everything is done successfully and gave a ton of easy-to-understand lessons in his session. Marketing is not someone else’s job, it is also your job.”


You have one week to get tickets to our event at a super early bird price. Prices will increase at 5.00 pm CEST on Thursday 7 June, so get them while they’re hot!

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Speakers & topics

Simon Sinek, renowned leadership expert and New York Times bestselling author, teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. Sinek was one of the audience favorites at our 2015 Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki and we are extremely happy to welcome him back to NBForum stage in Stockholm. Sinek is the author of multiple bestselling books, including the global bestseller Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t and Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration, and his newest book, Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.

Ryan Holiday is a leading media strategist whose campaigns have been studied by YouTube, Twitter, and Google, and covered in Fast Company, Ad Age, and Gawker. Holiday is the former director of marketing at American Apparel and author of “Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator”, a Wall Street Journal bestseller. “Behind my reputation as a marketing genius,” writes American Apparel founder Dov Charney, “is Ryan Holiday, who I consult often and who has done more for my business than just about anyone.”

Swedish-born Isabella Löwengrip is the youngest and most influential social media star in the sphere of empowering female entrepreneurs and supporting women’s work life balance. Veckans Affärer proclaimed Isabella Löwengrip Sweden’s most powerful businesswoman 2018. Today the 27-year old entrepreneur has more than 1.5 million readers a week and has completely changed the way people perceive entrepreneurship, influencer marketing and female self-fulfillment. Isabella is a multi-entrepreneur with more than 50 employees and has over the last four years managed to create the fastest growing beauty company in Sweden, to name just one of their many success stories.

A former solicitor, Sahar Hashemi founded Coffee Republic, the UK’s first US-style coffee bar chain with her brother and built it into one of the UK’s most recognized high street brands with 110 bars and a turnover of £30m. Currently, she is co-chair of the Government Scale Up Taskforce and is actively involved in Change Please Coffee, a social enterprise that trains and hires homeless people to run coffee carts. She is also on the advisory board of BFC Fashion Trust and is a trustee of Roundhouse Theatre and has written 2 books, the bestselling, Anyone Can Do It, Building Coffee Republic from our kitchen table, and Switched On.

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