Who will be our next speaker?
Nordic Business Forum hosts together with Oslo Business Forum an annual Speaker Contest in which we hope to discover ingenious talent, innovative concepts, and intriguing perspectives from professionals and first-timers alike.
We got over 300 applications to the contest and we have now selected the 40 people who will continue in the competition across five in-person qualifying rounds. The qualifying rounds will be live-streamed for free on our site, on Facebook, on LinkedIn, and for all our live stream pass holders. The top 2 from each qualifier will compete in the final in Oslo, which will be only available for people who have purchased our live stream pass.
40 semifinalists will speak about topics relating to one of the following themes: Future of Work, Future of Marketing, and Disruptive Technologies for Business. We will have five in-person qualifying rounds in Los Angeles, Helsinki, Tallinn, Stockholm, and Oslo. and The top two contestants from each qualifying round will be selected by the jury to progress to the final round of the contest held in Oslo.
Please note that all times are local to the city in which the qualifying round takes place.
Ten finalists will compete in the final round of the Speaker Contest. This round will take place in Oslo 27 August 2020 from 15:00 to 18:30. The final is only available for our live stream pass holders. You can get yours at live.nbforum.com.
Los Angeles Qualifier
Final Round in Oslo
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.
Winner of the 2019 Speaker Contest
Finland CEO at Growth Tribe Academy
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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