Why do people attend Oslo Business Forum? Or better yet, why should you attend? There are many reasons why people choose to come to the event, and why they keep returning. Here are the five most mentioned reasons from our attendees:
#1 Meet the World's Best Business Experts
At the heart of Oslo Business Forum 2024 is the opportunity to engage with leading business experts from across the globe. This unique platform brings together thought leaders and innovators, offering unparalleled access to their wisdom and experiences. As our theme for 2024 focuses on "Courageous Leadership," expect to meet experts who are reshaping the business world.
#2 Learning & Development
Learning is one of the main reasons why OBF attendees join the event. And no wonder, since it is a wonderful opportunity to learn from industry leaders and explore various timely topics. Attendees also listed “becoming a better leader” as one of their key motivations to attend.
Many of our speakers rarely venture into the Nordics, and having them live in Oslo is a special treat. Every year their speeches relate to our main event theme: in 2024, it is Courageous Leadership. The speakers and their topics are carefully curated to support our main theme and the subthemes.
The learning isn’t only restricted to our Main Stage speakers and program. In addition, attendees can learn through meaningful discussions with others and following our E24 live studio interviews during the networking breaks. Whatever the case, the event days are sure to be full of new knowledge and self-development. This doesn’t stop there, since we offer our attendees a thorough post-learning package with written summaries and the access to view keynote recordings for 365 days after the event.
#3 Unmatched Networking Opportunities
Another important reason to attend is networking. There are 2,500+ business leaders gathered under one roof, which certainly presents interesting networking opportunities.
The networking opportunities are indeed various, and we believe there is something for everyone. You can stop to chat with anyone at basically any time, but we know that not everyone is comfortable with that particular approach. To aid you in making new connections, we facilitate specific networking areas where you can pop by and be part of the discussion. Even if you are alone at the event, it will be easy to get fast in contact with someone.
#4 Inspiration & Reflection
Lacking inspiration and direction isn’t a rare experience. Sometimes we get so caught up in the routine that we lose sight of the things we could improve and change. There is little time for introspection and reflection, and sometimes all we need is a little boost.
Well, it turns out that OBF seems to be exactly the boost that many of our attendees seek. Among speakers and surprising art and performances, attendees get inspiration from each other. Coming to the event exposes you to a new environment, new ideas, and new people, which gives you optimal ground for innovation and awakening your creativity. You will get new perspectives from different industries, cultures, and generations.
You will also have time to wind down and reflect if you wish to do so. At the Area for Introverts, you can find a comfortable seat and sometimes even lie down, and just relax. It’s generally acknowledged that people at the Area for Introverts want time alone and shouldn’t be bothered, so you can rest easy and dive deep into your thoughts.
#5 Exceptional Experience
Some of our long-time customers have jokingly referred to OBF as a “business holiday”. The event is an all-inclusive experience, where food, drinks, learning, and networking opportunities are all included in the price of your ticket. All you need to prepare is yourself, comfortable shoes and clothes, your event badge, and an open mind—we will take care of everything else! From note-taking equipment to finding the shortest toilet queue, we’ve got you covered.
Oslo Business Forum 2024: Courageous Leadership
Are you ready to join this year?
As a leader you have to be positive and brave, even if times are uncertain or even chaotic. You have to solve complex problems that nobody else has been able to solve. You have to be forward thinking, even without knowing how the future will be.
This resilience is the true spirit of leadership - turning tough times into opportunities. It's not just about handling risks; it's about welcoming change, imagining the future, and leading the way where others are hesitant to go.
We need leaders like you who dare to innovate, disrupt, and make a difference. It's a call for courageous leadership.
Learn more about Oslo Business Forum 2024: Courageous Leadership here.