STOCKHOLM – Europe’s leading business conference Nordic Business Forum announced that it will be expanding its brand operations into Norway. Nordic Business Forum which hosted its first event in Stockholm this past winter, has partnered with Ola Hanø, a true business conference professional, and disruptor, who will be the other co-founder and CEO of Nordic Business Forum AS. At the same time, the Oslo-based The Future of Business conference, which has been run by Hanø for three years, will change its name into Nordic Business Forum Norway and its ownership moves to Nordic Business Forum AS.
“We are really happy to get started and to add another mind blowing annual conference to the Nordics together with Ola. Thanks to this, we are able to serve our customers with a wider networking and learning platform across the whole Nordics and the Baltic states – the so-called New Nordic area,” says Hans-Peter Siefen, Co-Founder, and CEO of Nordic Business Forum.
“The Future of Business has been an annual conference for businesses in Norway. The conference has given leaders an opportunity to meet thought leaders and learn about the transformations and disruptions affecting the way of doing modern business. It has also been a place for networking and building new business relations in Norway,” says Ola Hanø, the upcoming CEO and Co-Founder of Nordic Business Forum AS.
“Like big transformations and disruptions, knowledge and networking don’t have any borders. That`s why the partnership with Nordic Business Forum is important”, says Hanø.
The Nordic Business Forum in Finland has become the most important business conference and community in the Nordics, and speakers and thought leaders like Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Malcolm Gladwell, Tom Peters, Sir Ken Robinson, Tony Fernandes, Sir Alex Ferguson, Daniel Pink, Jack Welch, Jim Collins, Simon Sinek and many more have been on stage inspiring thousands of leaders and their companies every year. This year 7,500 business leaders gather to learn and expand their networks in Helsinki October 2-3.
Besides the annual main event in Finland, Nordic Business Forum has established in Sweden where it held its first conference in January 2017. Nordic Business Forum Norway will be a part of this Nordic platform and network of businesses and leaders.
“I look forward to contributing to the Nordic Business Forum network and helping and inspiring the Nordic leaders to build sustainable and modern businesses,” says Ola Hanø, the upcoming CEO and Co-Founder of Nordic Business Forum AS.
The first Nordic Business Forum Norway conference carries the theme “LEAD LEAN” and it will be held in Oslo January 22, 2018 at Oslo Congress Center. The confirmed speakers are Eric Ries, pioneer of the Lean Startup Movement, and Alex Osterwalder, inventor of Business Model Canvas. More speakers will be announced soon.