European Business Forum 2020

European Business Forum 2020 (Online)

The theme of European Business Forum 2020 was Competing in a changing world. As the world slowly emerges from the pandemic, we focused on what it takes to compete in today’s changing world, and look forward to how business can shape a better future.Some questions, which resonated during the forum:

  • How can you win in this changing world?
  • Why do we need to reimagine capitalism now?
  • Do you have the courage to step up, to lead a better future?

Over the last three years, the European Business Forum has brought together some of the world’s best thinkers – from Michael Porter to Alex Osterwalder, Erin Meyer and Roger Martin, Rita McGrath and Marshall Goldsmith – helping business leaders to explore and shape a better future together.

Online Program 2020 

Rebecca Henderson:
Reimagining Capitalism

Arturo Bris:
World Competitiveness Index 

Panel debate:
How to seize new opportunities

European Business Forum 2020 is made possible with the support of our amazing sponsors and partners. 

IDA … The Danish association of engineers, and a thought leader in technology for business.

Hydac … The German-based technology company that specialize in hydraulic machinery.

Nordea … The Finland-based financial service company serving business’ and individuals.

IMD … The Swiss-based business school that focuses on world leading executive education.

European Business Forum 2018

In collaboration with Thinkers50, Odense Municipality and Nordea, European Business Forum 2018 was held at ODEON in Odense, Denmark. The 2018 event, was held over two days from September 26th-27th, gathering the world’s top business thinkers, CEO’s and key managers of European businesses.

“Making better choices”, is about connecting these challenges and new opportunities – exploring how business leaders can most effectively apply these new technologies for more impact, for both people and profit.

    • What is the new agenda for Europe’s business leaders?
    • Why are you in business? To make profit or for a bigger purpose?
    • Sustainability – Will the decisions we make today pass the test of time?

This is no usual event. “The European Business Forum is an invaluable source of knowledge and development, which to that extent strengthens both the local and national business community”, says Peter Rahbæk Juel, Mayor of Odense. 

Key speakers include:

  • Roger Martin, World’s #1 business thinker, and Author of Creating Great Choices.
  • Don Tapscott, World’s #2 business thinker, and Author of Blockchain Revolution.
  • Whitney Johnson, Harvard Business School, and Author of Disrupt Yourself.
  • Alexander Osterwalder, Founder of Strategyzer, Inventor of the Business Model Canvas, and Co-author of Business Model Generation.
  • Matt Brittin, President of Google EMEA, and one of Europe’s top Business Leaders.
  • Alexandra Christina, The Danish Countess, and Author of The Sincerity Edge.
  • Peter Fisk, Forum host, Innovation and Growth Expert, and Author of Gamechangers.
  • Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove, Thinkers50 Founders.

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Don Tapscott – Opening Keynote

Alexander Osterwalder – 90-minute workshop keynote

European Business Forum 2017

In collaboration with Thinkers50 and Odense Municipality, European Business Forum 2017 was held at ODEON in Odense, Denmark. The 2017 event, was held over two days from May 9th-10th, gathering the world’s top business thinkers, CEO’s and key managers of European businesses.

“The Davos of Business Thinking” for Europe’s Business Leaders, two days of the very best ideas, business networking, and focus on practical action.

    • What is the new agenda for Europe’s business leaders?
    • How to drive smarter innovation and faster growth?
    • Where to focus today, to win in the future?

This is no usual event. It will be stretching, provocative, interactive, collaborative, and inspiring. Key speakers include:

  • Michael Porter, world’s #1 business thinker, Harvard professor of strategy.
  • Lars Rebien Sørensen, world’s #1 business leader, former CEO of Novo Nordisk.
  • Marshall Goldsmith, world’s #1 leadership coach, and author Triggers.
  • Rita McGrath, the world’s leading growth expert from Columbia University.
  • Erin Meyer, professor at INSEAD business school, author The Culture Map.
  • Mark Esposito, Harvard strategy professor, on entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, GSK, and the world’s top project management expert.
  • Peter Fisk, forum host, innovation and growth expert, author of Gamechangers.
  • Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove, Thinkers50 founders, curating the best ideas.

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Program 2017

DAY 1 – New ideas for European Business Leaders

DAY 2 – Fast Impact for European Business Leaders

FASTER BETTER RESULTS; Culture & Projects – Erin Meyer & Antonio Rodriguez

THE WINNING CEO – Marshall Goldsmith & Lars Rebien Sørensen