What is the Speaker Contest?

We at Nordic Business Forum host an annual Speaker Contest in which we hope to discover ingenious talent, innovative concepts, and intriguing perspectives from professionals and first-timers alike.

This year, the Speaker Contest will be held for the third time. This time, to create even a better platform for all aspiring speakers, the contest will be co-hosted by Nordic Business Forum and Oslo Business Forum, offering the winner a spot on stage both at Nordic Business Forum 2020 and Oslo Business Forum 2020, earning 50,000 € for the speaking engagement.

The themes of the contest are Future of Work, Future of Marketing, and Disruptive Technologies for Business.

Applications are open to anyone, anywhere in the world. You can apply for the contest until 14 February 2020.

The contestants will compete in five different qualifiers:

Helsinki, 30 March 2020

Tallinn, 31 March 2020

Stockholm, 1 April 2020

Oslo, 2 April 2020

Los Angeles, 21 April 2020

The winner will be selected in the final round on 28th May in Oslo.

Apply Read more about the contest

Meet Previous Winners

Find out more about the winners of 2018 and 2019, who made it through the Speaker Contest, winning a spot on stage at our main event.

Anssi Rantanen

Winner of the 2019 Speaker Contest
Finland CEO at Growth Tribe Academy

James Hewitt

Winner of the 2018 Speaker Contest
Chief Innovation Officer at Hintsa Performance


“It was such a privilege to go head-to-head with other great speakers and to ultimately win the competition. I highly recommend participating – you’ll learn a lot about yourself in the process!”

– Anssi Rantanen, winner of the 2019 Speaker Contest


Organizers of the Contest.


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