European Business Forum

“A platform for Europe’s business leaders to create a better world.”


European Business Forum inspires Europe’s business leaders to connect, learn, grow and create a better world.

We need a new approach to business, to embrace change, to drive progress, and create positive impact.

How can we reimagine business as a positive force for good?

How can we embrace the most difficult environmental and social challenges, as new opportunities to drive competitive advantage and enlightened progress?

The theme for European Business Forum 2021 is “Business for a Better World”.

The conference and workshop in one, will build on the UN’s 17 SDGs, familiar to most of us, but also consider the new “Good Life Goals”,

making the strategic initiatives more human and relevant – from equality and inclusion, to climate and oceans, health and wellbeing. 

Business needs to work in new ways. We need to embrace the social and environmental challenges,

with the opportunities of new technologies and diverse humanity, to create a better world.

Business can be a force for good, and a platform for change.

European Business Forum 2021 is proud to collaborate with IDA Lederforum & IMD.


The European Business Forum 2021








Speaker Lineup

Meet and learn from the experts on November 9th 2021 in Denmark.
We are happy and proud to present the full lineup for European Business Forum 2021

Peter Fisk
Professor at IE Business School

Peter Fisk is a professor at IE Business School and is the co-founder of European Business Forum. He is the author of multiple books, including the latest “Business Recoded” from December 2020. 
Peter´s visions and knowledge inspire companies to have the courage to create a better future, which can occur in many different forms and is recognized by Thinkers50. Again, this year Peter will be the host of European Business Forum, taking the participants on a journey to make business for a better world.  


Martin Neuber

Chief Commercial Officer & Deputy Group CEO at Ørsted

Martin Neubert have been with Ørsted for more than a decade, starting as a senior manager and now a member of Ørsted’s executive committee, being the chief commercial officer and deputy group CEO.
Martin is dedicated to creating a world that runs entirely on green energy – by pioneering and safely delivering cost-efficient and integrated renewable energy solutions to societies across our planet.
He has a MSc in economics and finance from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, with a supplement as a chartered financial analyst from CFA Institute. 

Camilla Sylvest

Executive Vice President at Novo Nordisk

Camilla Sylvest joined Novo Nordisk in 1996 and have had multiple roles in the company. In 2003, she was appointed vice president of sales and marketing in Region Europe. In 2015 she was appointed senior vice president and general manager of Novo Nordisk’s Region China, being promoted to executive vice president in 2017.
Camilla has an Executive MBA in Leadership and Strategy, from Scandinavian International Management Institute, a MSc in Economics from University of Southern Denmark and recently got a certificate in obesity strategy from Harvard Business School.

Diane Holdorf

Managing Director of Food & Nature at World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Diane Holdorf has great experience in the sustainability department, working within the field for more than a decade. Before joining WBCSD, Diane was vice president, chief sustainability officer for Kellogg, where she focused on advancing the company’s sustainability leadership efforts. 
Ms. Holdorf hold a bachelor’s degrees in Public Communications and in German from Syracuse University, and a Executive MBA from the University of St. Thomas. 

Hans Axel Kristensen


Ida Kongsted

CEO of Danish Management Society (VL Denmark)
Ida Kongsted has great experience in executive management, having been in a CEO and Executive position for more than a decade. Ida have been the CEO at VL since 2018, where the mission is to contribute to the success of society by fostering and encouraging knowledge and understanding of modern leadership.
Ida has an HD in Organization and Management from CBS, supplemented with relevant continuing education from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, INSEAD Business School and is a certified executive coach and advisor.

Dr. Mark Esposito

Co-founder & Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech
Mark Esposito is an academic, an entrepreneur, a bestselling author, and a senior advisor to government. In 2016 he was listed as one of the 30 prominent business thinkers by Thinkers50. Mark has written hundreds of articles between peer and non-peer review magazines, 11 books, including 2 bestsellers and his next books on the great reset ahead of us are due in 2022 with MIT University Press and Cambridge University Press. Mark holds a doctoral degree in economics and lives between Phoenix, Boston, Geneva and Dubai.

Antonio Rodriguez

Professor at IE Business School
Antonio Rodriguez is a professor at IE Business School and Director of IE’s Flagship Program: Strategic Project Management for Executives. He is the author of the new Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook and is the creator of concepts such as the Project Economy and the Project Manifesto, with his research and global impact in modern management being recognized by Thinkers50. Antonio is born in Madrid, Spain, fluent in five languages and have an MBA from London Business School.

Lotte Hansen

CEO at Hansen & Ersbøll Agenda 
Lotte Hansen is one of Denmark’s most recognized and influential advisors within the field of Sustainable Development Goals. Lotte has an extensive resumé which includes more than 20 years’ experience with energy, climate, and sustainability matters. She is one of Denmark’s most experienced public affairs advisors, having previously worked in various danish ministries and in the Nordic Council of Ministers. In 2010, Lotte founded the company known as H.E. Agenda and have since founded the iLoveGlobalGoals association. Lotte holds a MSc in political science from Aarhus University, with a supplement education in journalism.  

Anette Rosengren

Director Nordics at Philip Morris
Anette Rosengren has great experience in executive management and has since her accession to Philip Morris, pushed to launch the company’s smoke-free products in the Nordic countries and aims so make the Nordic region smoke-free. She believes that the tobacco industry has an obvious role to play in meeting the global goals.

Anette holds a degree in Marketing & Management from Lund University, supplemented with multiple organization and leadership programs from Northwestern University and IMD Business School.

Michael Seremet

Senior Director at Schneider Electric

Why you should attend the

European Business Forum 2021

Get inspiration for sustainable business development


1. Explore the best approaches to business – future trends, strategy development, innovation and management.

2. Learn from some of the world’s best business professors and innovative companies.

3. Get new inspiration and insights, models and techniques – when and how to use them for practical and profitable action in your company.

4. The opportunity to expand your network and discuss solutions with new people.

5. We deliver everything in a fast and efficient combination of physical and virtual formats – in this way you get the most out of your time and investment.

New knowledge and highly qualified partners


  • Access to knowledge, inspiration and ideas from leading business professors from the best business universities – IE Business School, IMD & Harvard.
  • A combination of the most important theories with the best new concepts and practical applications – what you need to know in the world of today.

  • A unique opportunity to gain the latest knowledge in business as well as knowledge that can strengthen your business in a changing world.