Watching the Speaker Contest

If you are interested in attending one of the Speaker Contest rounds, we would love to have you join us!

Fill in the form below to come in person to one of the three contest qualifying rounds, which are held in three different cities. The final will be held in one of the locations, the exact details of which will be confirmed soon. All Speaker Contest qualifying rounds are free of charge but our seats are in high demand so you will be charged a no-show fee if you do not cancel your participation in writing. By registering with the form below, you’ll have access to the speaking contest session, as well as an exclusive networking session with light refreshments. Make sure you read the important information below for more details and contact us at sc@nbforum.com for further information.

 

Interested in the live stream instead?

Our registration system for live stream viewers is being set up – check back soon for more information on how to sign up!

Each qualifying round, as well as the final round, will be broadcasted online for viewers around the world to watch. If you watch the live stream from start to finish, you will be able to participate in the voting process: at the beginning of the broadcast for a very brief time, you will be shown the link to sign up for the voting system. Enter your email address and, when the final presentation is over, you will receive the link to evaluate each of the speakers.

If you do not receive this link, please contact sc@nbforum.com and we will be able to help you.

 

Attend a Speaker Contest event

Use this form to register to attend one of the Speaker Contest events. Make sure that your email address and phone number are correct because we will use this information to send you reminders ahead of time. All Speaker Contest qualifying rounds are free of charge. If you have registered a seat using the link above and cannot attend the event, please cancel your seat reservation by writing to sc@nbforum.com. PLEASE NOTE: A penalty fee of €50 (+ VAT) will be charged to those who fail to attend the event without written notice.

Speaker Contest 2019 - Audience Registration

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Important Information

For our audience, please keep in mind that registering to attend each qualifying and final round is binding. We will print out badges with your name and company information on it to help you network with other guests, so please help us avoid wasting paper by updating your attendance information earlier rather than later. If you have signed up for an event and are unable to attend, please let us know 2 days ahead of time. You will receive an email reminder about this, and we always appreciate your proactiveness!

All Speaker Contest events are free of charge. If you have registered a seat using the link above and cannot attend the event, please cancel your seat reservation by writing to sc@nbforum.comPLEASE NOTE: A penalty fee of €50 (+ VAT) will be charged to those who fail to attend the event without written notice.

For live stream viewers, you do not need to sign up for anything ahead of time to be able to watch the broadcast of each event. Just make sure that you are ready at the right time and click on the “Watch the live stream” button at the top of this page. You will be directed to the live stream viewer, which will be available on the day of each event. Make sure you tune in earlier rather than later because you will be presented with a link on screen at the beginning of the program to register to vote and, after the final speaker, you will receive the online evaluation form. Only viewers who have seen that link (and all the speeches) will be able to participate in the voting process. Make sure that you have a stable and strong internet connection and, if you’re watching on a device, that you can easily navigate to the link shown on screen – preferably on a different device.

For more information, please contact sc@nbforum.com.

About the Contest

Our Speaker Contest (formerly the Speaker Sourcing Contest) is a relatively new event, with the first of its kind being held in last year. Over 170 people applied to our 2018 contest, 24 people were selected to attend our live qualifying rounds, and one winner was selected by a jury of audience members and Nordic Business Forum representatives to join the speaker lineup at Nordic Business Forum 2018. James Hewitt was our winner and he was paid a 30,000 € speaking fee.

All the videos of our past speakers are available to watch on our Facebook page. You can also read the written recap from our Helsinki, Stockholm, and Oslo qualifying rounds, as well as the Stockholm final round in 2018.