Are you our next speaker?
Together with Business Forum Group, we host an annual Speaker Contest in which we hope to discover ingenious talent, original concepts, and thought-provoking perspectives from professionals and first-timers alike.
The winner of the contest will get to:
- Give a keynote in front of thousands of business leaders at Nordic Business Forum 2022, Oslo Business Forum 2022, and Amsterdam Business Forum 2022
- Receive a speaker fee of 70,000€ for doing the keynote.
Over the course of the contest, we will pick 30 contestants to speak online at one of the five different semifinal rounds. One person from each semifinal will continue to the final, and from those 5 finalists, a winner will be picked.
How to Apply
Step 1: Find your idea.
Take some time to identify the idea that you want to use as the foundation of your presentation. Ideally, it’s a topic in which you are an expert so you can talk about it with confidence.
Step 2: Write down your pitch.
Use your storytelling skills to walk us through how you plan to convey your idea to the world. What is the idea in short? Why is it important for business leaders? Outline the concept and your presentation from start to finish. (Remember, the language is English!)
Step 3: Film it!
Record a short (1-4 minute) preview of your talk. Speak in English, try to relax, and show us your presentation style. Keep in mind that the length of your actual presentation should be 12 minutes in the semifinal round and 15 minutes in the final. Use this video to support your written application.
Step 4: Upload your video and fill in your application.
Enter your details, copy over your written summary and video URL ready, and select your preferred semifinal date. (Remember, please make sure that the video is behind a link that we can access.)
Step 5: Hit submit and wait!
After submitting your application, just wait. We will be in touch with all the candidates by 21 February.
The application deadline is 6 February 2022.
"It was such a privilege to go head-to-head with other great speakers and to ultimately win the competition. I highly recommend participating – you’ll learn a lot about yourself in the process!"
Winner of speaker contest 2019
Meet Previous Winners
Find out more about the winners of 2018 and 2019, who made it through the Speaker Contest, winning a spot on stage at our main event.