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President Obama to Speak at Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki

Nordic Business Forum will bring President Obama to Helsinki to speak to business executives and owners.

President Obama will be traveling to Europe for the Nordic Business Forum, which takes place in Helsinki from the 26-27th of September 2018. President Obama will be speaking to an audience of 7,500 business executives and business owners from over 40 nationalities.

Aslak de Silva, CEO of Nordic Business Forum: “We are undoubtedly honored to host President Obama – but this moment really belongs to our audience and the Nordic region as a whole. It’s unprecedented and is set to be unforgettable.”

Ville Saarikalle, the Head of Speaker Relations at Nordic Business Forum: “President Obama is one of the most remarkable leaders of this era. His life journey is unique: from modest circumstances to the Presidency of the United States of America. It’s truly an honor to have him at Nordic Business Forum this September.”

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He took office at a moment of crisis unlike any America had seen in decades – a nation at war, a planet in peril, the American Dream itself threatened by the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression. And yet, despite all manner of political obstruction, Obama’s leadership helped rescue the economy, revitalize the American auto industry, reform the health care system to cover another twenty million Americans, and put the country on a firm course to a clean energy future – all while overseeing the longest stretch of job creation in American history.

In times of great challenge and change, President Obama’s leadership ushered in a stronger economy, a more equal society, a nation more secure at home and more respected around the world. The Obama years were ones in which more people not only began to see themselves in the changing face of America, but to see America the way he always has – as the only place on Earth where so many of our stories could even be possible.

The 2018 edition of Nordic Business Forum will focus on Strategy, Peak Performance, and Artificial Intelligence. Previously announced speakers include the Whole Foods 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 all the speakers here.


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