Dec 3, 2020

Program of the European Business Forum 2020:

(All times are CET – Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Vienna, Prague, Paris, Rome)

0900 – 0915 : Welcome to “Competing in a World of Change”

Peter Fisk is author of Business Recoded, professor at IE Business School, and founder of the European Business Forum. He hosts the event again this year, online. In a time of unprecedented disruption, change and uncertainty, how can business find a new way forwards? What could the future look like? Where are the best opportunities? And why act now?

0915 – 1015 : World Competitiveness Index, and the rise of Denmark

Arturo Bris leads the IMD World Competitiveness Center, and is author of the annual World Competitiveness Index. He explores competitiveness in a pandemic, and focuses on how Denmark has risen to become Europe’s leading nation, and #2 in the world, and what this means for the nations, business and people.

1015 – 1030 : Break

1030 – 1100 : The Changing Nature of Globalisation, and what it means for European Business

Lone Ryg Olsen is EVP of business and innovation at Aarhus University, focused on creating more value for society through intrapreneurship. She has a background in HR and communications, is now a member of various company boards, and was previously CEO of the Danish Food Cluster. 

1100 – 1130 : The Changing Nature of Technology, and what it means for European Business

Rasmus Larsen is the Provost, EVP and CAO of the Danish Technical University. DTU has been ranked as 2nd best university in the world for research. Rasmus will talk about how they became an international world-leading technical university including DTU´s established strategy of collaboration with businesses.

1130 – 1200 : Tech for Life, the Role of Technology, Business and Society

Lars Thinggaard is a technology entrepreneur and former CEO of Milestone Systems (part of the Canon Group). Lars is co-author of the book Tech for Life, and a firm believer in the Scandinavian approach to management, where all employees are encouraged to participate in the company’s success by freely contributing their input, ideas, and opinions.

1200 – 1300 : Lunch

1300 – 1350 : How can your Business seize the new Opportunities of a Changing World?

Our panel includes Ida Bratting Kongsted, CEO of Danish Management Society (VL) and board member in healthcare and technology; Jens Haugaard, an engineer and CEO of the technology business Hydac A/S; Mikael Trolle, former CEO of the Danish Volleyball Federation, and now CEO of the Dreams and Details Academy. 

1350 – 1400 : How the European Business Forum can help you in this Changing World

Bjarke Wolmar, CEO of the European Business Forum, gives a quick update on the new services being launched with the goal to inspire European business leaders to create a better future, with more positive impact on the world. New services include a range of education programs, bringing together faculty from the world’s leading business schools.

1400 – 1500 : Reimagining Capitalism, How Business Can Save the World

Rebecca Henderson is professor at Harvard University. Her new book is shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year. It explores what it will take to build a just and sustainable capitalism.  She will present a wake-up call and an indispensable guide for saving capitalism from itself, saying business can change the world and you can be part of that.

1515 – 1530 : Break

1530 – 1630 : Business Recoded, Have the Courage to Create the Future 

Peter Fisk introduces his new book, published today … How can business create a better future, for itself and society? Why is now the time to step up, in the midst of crisis and uncertainty? How can we reengage with customers as markets are transformed? How can we find new sources of innovation and growth, to accelerate us towards a better place?

1630 – 1645 : Summary

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