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“The Thinkers50 European Business Forum has already established itself as Europe’s premier business event, bringing together gurus and CEOs to explore, share and define the new business agenda.”

– Peter Fisk

Thinkers50 European Business Forum 2018

26-27 September, Odense, Denmark

The European Business Forum is the premier event for business leaders in Europe. It brings together the continent’s top business people with the world’s leading management gurus in “the Davos of business thinking”.

The forum is hosted by Thinkers50, the world’s leading network of business thinkers, and located in Odense, Denmark. The home of Hans Christian Andersen, and now one of Europe’s leading robotics hub, is the perfect place to write the story of the future.

Making better choices” is the theme of this year’s forum. Business leaders face more choices than ever before, and there are few limits to the ways a business can grow. In fact, in a world of infinite possibilities, the hardest part is often deciding what not to do – to make choices.

At the 2018 European Business Forum we will explore how business leaders can most effectively apply these new technologies for more impact, for both people and profit.

European Business Forum 2018 Speakers

Roger Martin

Roger Martin

The world’s #1 business thinker, Canadian strategist, formerly Dean of the Rotman School of Management

Alex Osterwalder

Alex Osterwalder

Inventor, Business Model Canvas; Co-founder strategyzer.com; world’s #7 business thinker, author, Business Model Generation

Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

Author, Adjunct Professor (Rotman), world’s #2 business thinker and Chancellor, Trent University

Tania de Jong

Tania de Jong

Dutch Australian opera-singing creative innovation catalyst

Johanna Mair

Johanna Mair

German social innovation expert from Berlin and Stanford

Andrew Shipilov

Andrew Shipilov

INSEAD professor, and author of Network Advantage

Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan

from Harvard on the power of Connectional Intelligence

Jimmy Maymann

Jimmy Maymann-Holler

Former EVP of AOL, previously CEO of Huff Post

Chris Zook

Chris Zook

Bain & Co partner, and author of Founders Mentality

Casper von Koskull

Casper von Koskull

President and Group CEO of Nordea

Andrew McCarthy

IE’s Master in Customer Experience and Innovation

Matt Brittin

Matt Brittin

President of Google EMEA, one of Europe’s top business leaders

Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe

Chairman of AP Moller-Maersk, and Siemens AG

Alexandra Christina

Alexandra Christina

The Danish countess, author of The Sincerity Edge

Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson

Harvard executive coach, author of Disrupt Yourself

Martin Lindstrom

Martin Lindstrøm

Denmark’s Lego kid, thought leader on consumer insight

Esben Ostergaard

Esben Østergaard

Founder and CTO of Universal Robots

Tanyer Sönmezer

Tanyer Sönmezer

Chef, magician, pilot, photographer and keynote speaker

European Business Forum 2018 Agenda

Day 1

0900-1030 The new technology agenda
Don Tapscott
Esben Østergaard
1100-1230 The new social agenda
Countess Alexandra
Andrew McCarthy
Johanne Mair
Javier Goyeneche
1330-1500 Creating a better business
(TBD)
Chris Zook
1530-1700 Creating a better world
Martin Lindstrøm
Casper von Koskull
Tanyer Sonmezer
Tania de Jong
Evening Moonshot Dinner

Day 2

0900-1030 The social innovation business model
Alex Osterwalder
1100-1230 Disrupting your business for social innovation
Whitney Johnson
Andrew Shipilov
1330-1500 Driving business as a force for good
Matt Brittin
Jimmy Maymann
Jim Snabe
Mikael Trolle
1530-1700 European Business Lecture 2018
Roger Martin
Evening Afterparty

Balcony

€1,475/+ VAT 25%
  • Two day ticket to the seminar
  • Seating on the first balcony
  • Food and beverages during the seminar
  • On-demand certificate of participation
  • 25% off full price when purchasing 4+

Business

€1,975/+ VAT 25%
  • Two day ticket to the seminar
  • Business seating on the main floor
  • Food and beverages during the seminar
  • On-demand certificate of participation
  • Access to evening dinner and networking
  • 25% off full price when purchasing 4+

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