Practical Information about Attending Oslo Business Forum 2023

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Time: 26 - 27 September 2023

Place: Nova Spektrum, Lillestrøm, Norway

Program: Agenda for Oslo Business Forum 2023

Tickets

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We warmly welcome you to Oslo Business Forum 2023!
You can find your tickets in inbox of the email address you used when making the purchase.

If you bought multiple tickets, please make sure to assign the tickets on the ticket portal Checkin as soon as possible.

You will receive the ticket(s) by email or/and SMS closer to the event. If you have any questions, please reach out to info@obforum.no

Arriving at the Venue

Oslo Business Forum will be held at Nova Spektrum, which is located in Lillestrøm, with excellent transportation connections from Oslo and Oslo Airport.

We recommend everyone to travel by public transportation the event in order to:

  1. Generate smaller carbon emission
  2. Avoid paying and worrying about parking
  3. Reducing (and avoiding) overall traffic

The venue is easily accessible, especially by train, only 10 minutes from Oslo S and 10 minutes from Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

Plan your trip to Nova with Entur or Ruter

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By train

Lillestrøm Station is located between Oslo City and Oslo Airport Gardermoen. We suggest you plan your route at vy.no from Oslo City or the Airport Express from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. The venue is a 5 minute walk from ‘Lillestrøm station’. Our hosts will greet you outside the Train station and direct you to the venue.

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By bus

You can arrive by bus from multiple different buses to Lillestrøm bus station, named "Lillestrøm bussterminal". We suggest you plan your route at ruter.no. From the bus station is a 5 minute walk to the venue.

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By car

The Nova Spektrum Car Park is accessible outside Nova Spektrum. The address is Messeveien 8, 2004 Lillestrøm. Remember to pay for parking tickets.

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By flight

Oslo Airport Gardermoen is the recommended airport to travel to. The venue is only 10 minutes by train from the airport.

Safety and Security
at the Event

ID and Tickets

Please remember to bring your picture ID to the event, as security will be in focus for the conference. Also, you should have your conference badge on you at all time, and you are not allowed to give your conference badge to someone else.

Code of Conduct

All event guests, speakers, partners, and staff are required to uphold our code of conduct as we want everyone to be able to join the event in a respectful and safe environment. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and harassment, bullying, or disrespectful behavior in any form will not be tolerated. Any infractions or violations of this code will lead to immediate expulsion from the event without a refund.

Security

The safety and security of our attendees are always our main priority. We have dedicated security staff at the event at all times. Additionally, be prepared for a security check upon arrival to the venue.

Furthermore, our staff is there to help you with anything!

Your stay during OBF 2023

Hotel Recommendations

Lillestrøm is a small town. If you are looking to stay at a hotel nearby the venue and within walking distance we recommend Scandic Hotel Lillestrøm.

However, if you are staying a few days or is looking to stay at a hotel in beautiful Oslo, the Captial of Norway, there are several hotels to choose by:

Amerikalinjen
The Thief
Sommerro
The Hub
Thon Hotel Opera

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Agenda

Times are in GMT+2

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to make changes to the agenda.

VIP Sessions are for in-person VIP & Executive ticket holders only.

Networking Evening is for Conference Pass ticket holders only.

Main Stage

Networking Break

VIP

10:30

Doors open

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Area

Lunch & Impact Stage
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Session 1

12:00 - 13:30

Main Stage

'Embracing the Big Trends'
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12:00

Opening Show

12:00

Opening Show

12:15 35 min
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'Why AI is Redefining Leadership'

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Mikko Hyppönen
12:15 35 min

'Why AI is Redefining Leadership'

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Mikko Hyppönen
12:55 35 min
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'The AI Dilemma: Navigating Ethics in the Age of Innovation'

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Mo Gawdat
12:55 35 min

'The AI Dilemma: Navigating Ethics in the Age of Innovation'

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Networking Break

13:30 - 14:30

Networking Area

Servings & Impact Stage
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Session 2

14:30 - 16:00

Main Stage

'Building a Courageous Culture'
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14:30 45 min
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'How to Develop Innovative Multicultural Companies'

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Erin Meyer
14:30 45 min

'How to Develop Innovative Multicultural Companies'

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Erin Meyer
15:15 45 min
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'What Does It Mean to Dare to Lead?'

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Brené Brown
15:15 45 min

'What Does It Mean to Dare to Lead?'

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VIP Session

16:15 - 17:00

Main Stage | VIP Session with Brené Brown

For VIP Pass holders only
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Networking Program

16:00 - 21:00

Afterwork, Networking Evening & VIP Evening

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Wednesday, September 25

12:15 - 12:55

Main Stage

'Why AI is Redefining Leadership'

As the CRO of a leading cyber security corporation, Mikko has been monitoring how cyber criminals work. Cyber Security companies have been a step ahead thanks to automation and AI, while criminals have been building their attacks manually. This is going to change, as new systems enable cyber criminals to have an easy access to the powers of fast-developing AI. 

Mikko will share his insight on the latest development of AI and its possible future. 

In this session you will:

  • Discover how AI is reshaping leadership roles and structures in 2024
  • Utilize AI for improved decision-making and innovation in leadership.
  • Navigate ethical considerations in integrating AI into leadership practices.
Wednesday, September 25

12:55 - 13:35

Main Stage

'The AI Dilemma: Navigating Ethics in the Age of Innovation'

After working for IBM and Microsoft, Mo landed a job at Google and helped start the platform in more than 50 emerging markets across the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. He then joined Google [X] as chief business officer and lived at the cutting edge of technology.

In this session you will learn: 

  • Where AI might be heading as a technology.
  • Ethical questions to consider as a business leader.
  • The role each of us and our businesses have to play to ensure that AI will be a driver for positive change.
Wednesday, September 25

14:30 - 15:15

Main Stage

'How to Develop Innovative Multicultural Companies'

Erin Meyer redefines leadership across cultures. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, Erin's insights are more crucial than ever. Her collaboration with Reed Hastings on 'No Rules Rules' and her solo masterpiece 'The Culture Map' have set new standards for managing multicultural teams and fostering innovation. Erin stands at the forefront of global business strategy, offering a blueprint for the future of workplace diversity.

In this session you will learn: 

In the era of globalization, innovation isn't just about technology — it's about understanding and integrating diverse cultural perspectives. With Erin, you'll embark on a journey to:

  • Master the art of leading across cultures with insight and empathy.
  • Build innovative, resilient teams that leverage diversity as a strength.
  • Transform cultural challenges into strategic opportunities for growth.
Wednesday, September 25

15:15 - 16:00

Main Stage

'What Does It Mean to Dare to Lead?'

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work.

Brené has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is the author of six #1 New York Times best sellers and is the host of two award-winning podcasts, Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.

Brené’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages. Her TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with over 60 million views.

Thursday, September 26

09:35 - 09:55

Main Stage

‘The New Era of Leadership’

Sanna Marin, esteemed as a global example of dynamic and progressive leadership, has held the distinguished honor of being one of the world’s youngest serving prime ministers in the world and Finland’s youngest ever. With a leadership style characterized by adaptability, inclusivity, and innovation, Marin's insights are profoundly relevant for executives and decision-makers. In a world where business landscapes are continuously evolving, her experience in navigating complex, multifaceted challenges while fostering an environment of collaboration and resilience offers invaluable learning.

Thursday, September 26

10:00 - 10:20

Main Stage

'Unlocking Startup Culture in Big Business'

Sahar will reveal how to infuse a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit into established companies. This session is crucial for anyone looking to inject innovation into their business practices, ensuring their organization is resilient, adaptable, and continuously evolving in the face of change.

  • Encourage an entrepreneurial mindset for continuous innovation and growth.
  • Master strategies to scale businesses from startups to established firms.
  • Understand how to lead in a way that promotes a culture receptive to change and innovation.
Thursday, September 26

10:20 - 11:00

Main Stage

'The Five Disciplines of Courageous Leaders'

Morten Hansen stands out with his unique blend of academic rigor and real-world business experience. Renowned for his evidence-based approach, he translates intricate research into actionable strategies. His best-sellers like “Great by Choice” and “Great at Work” are testaments to his expertise, making him a trusted voice for leaders seeking both theoretical depth and practical insight.

Hansen codifies the most actionable insights from his research to show how we can work smarter instead of harder. 

  • Focus on select activities with intense effort for maximum efficiency.
  • Apply "Work Smarter Practices" to enhance individual and team performance.
  • Assess and leverage your work strengths and weaknesses for continuous improvement.
Thursday, September 26

12:15 - 12:50

Main Stage

'Creating a Future-Proof Organization'

The mind behind the award-winning bestseller LEAP and Director of IMD’s Advanced Management Program, brings his expertise to the Oslo Business Forum. With a rich background from his early days in Hong Kong to his doctoral studies at Harvard Business School, Yu has consistently bridged the gap between academia and the global business landscape. His work, recognized by prestigious awards from EFMD and Thinkers50, has influenced some of the world’s leading companies.

At IMD, Howard Yu spearheads the Advanced Management Program, a role that afforded him unique insights into the challenges and opportunities in the modern business environment. His thought leadership, regularly featured in Forbes and Harvard Business Review, delves into the critical aspects of innovation and sustainability in business practices.

At Oslo Business Forum he will unveil the key strategies for 'Creating a Future-Proof Organization'. This talk is a must-attend for leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the complexities of the contemporary business world, ensuring their organizations not only survive but thrive in an era of unprecedented change.

In this session you will learn:

  • Master technological innovation and strategic change for sustained growth.
  • Use the Future Readiness Indicator to ensure long-term success by being future-ready.
  • Transform and adapt traditional models to thrive in a changing market.
Thursday, September 26

12:50 - 13:30

Main Stage

'Navigating Radical Innovation'

Peter Hinssen is more than just an expert; he's a guide through the storm of big changes. With five top-selling books, including 'The Phoenix and The Unicorn' and 'The Day After Tomorrow', Peter stands out as a key voice on how businesses can survive and grow in times of major shifts. His advice helps companies reinvent themselves over and over, emerging stronger every time.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to transform your company to face changes.
  • Ways to create a strong, innovative team culture.
  • Tools for turning tech disruptions into advantages.
Thursday, September 26

14:30 - 15:15

Main Stage

'Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things'

Adam Grant isn’t just an organizational psychologist — he's a revolution in the way we approach success. Imagine completely shifting your perspective on work, creativity, and ambition. That's what Adam does. Best known for his groundbreaking book, Think Again, and his captivating TED Talks, which millions have tuned into, Adam is the voice for the next era of business thinking.

In 2024, success isn't about grinding harder — it's about thinking smarter. With Adam, you won't just learn; you'll evolve. His insights will empower you to:

  • Navigate change with confidence and agility.
  • Cultivate a culture of innovation and continuous growth.
  • Transform challenges into opportunities for unparalleled success.

.. and much more!

Thursday, September 26

15:20 - 15:50

Main Stage

'Mastering the Game: Lessons in Leadership and Talent Development'

This session is a must for anyone aiming to elevate their leadership game. Solskjær's journey offers valuable lessons on achieving success through perseverance, teamwork, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. In this session, you will learn more about:

  • Leadership insights: Discover Solskjær's approach to guiding teams to success through strategic leadership and empathy.
  • Talent development: Learn tactics for nurturing top talent, with lessons applicable beyond sports.
  • Resilience and success: Understand how to foster a winning mindset and adaptability in challenging times.
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Networking Lounge

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Join us at the Networking Lounge - Powered by BI - your meeting place in the breaks for informal discussions on relevant and important topics!

One thing is hearing valuable content from our keynote speakers, but even more important is how you implement this in your business. In the Networking Lounge you will get the chance to exchange ideas and discuss the content which you just heard about on the Main Stage in the previous session.

Through 30-minute sessions you will get an introduction from BI's leading lecturers on the topic, before moving into valuable discussions. 

This is your chance to really get the most out of OBF 2023! 

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