Speaker Contest 2023

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The Application deadline:
Sunday, January 22nd, 23:59 EET.


Ready your application and submit it in the form below. Please note that we will only accept applications via this form.


1 | Find your idea. Take some time to identify the idea that you want to use as the foundation of your presentation. Ideally, it’s a topic in which you are an expert so you can talk about it with confidence.


2 | Write down your pitch. Use your storytelling skills to walk us through how you plan to convey your idea to the world. What is the idea in short? Why is it important for business leaders, also on an individual level? Outline the concept and your presentation from start to finish (Remember, the language is English!)


3 | Film it! Record a short (1-4 minute) preview of your talk. Speak in English, try to relax, and show us your presentation style. Keep in mind that the length of your actual presentation should be 12 minutes in the qualifying round and 12 minutes in the final. Use this video to support your written application.


4 | Upload your video and fill in your application. Enter your details, copy over your written summary and video URL ready, and select your preferred semifinal date. (Remember, please make sure that the video is behind a link that we can access.)


5 | Hit submit and wait! After submitting your application, just wait. We will be in touch with all the candidates by 7 February.

Speaker Contest 2023


Over the course of the contest, we will pick 24 contestants to speak online at one of the four different semifinal rounds. The winner of each semifinal will continue to the final, where our jury will pick a winner.


Application period:

🔸 8 December 2022 - 22 January 2023

🔸 The results will be communicated on 7 February



🔸 Semifinal 1, Wednesday 8 March, 10:00-12:00 EET
🔸 Semifinal 2, Wednesday 8 March, 14:00-16:00 EET
🔸 Semifinal 3, Thursday 16 March, 10:00-12:00 EET
🔸 Semifinal 4, Thursday 16 March, 14:00-16:00 EET

Note: All semifinals will be held remotely and contestants will dial-in.



🔸Helsinki, Wednesday 10 May, 17:00-21:00 EEST

Note: the final will be held physically and also streamed live.



🔸26-27 September 2023: Oslo Business Forum

🔸27-28 September 2023: Nordic Business Forum

🔸29 September 2022: Amsterdam Business Forum