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Could you be our next speaker?

Do you get excited at the thought of presenting your message in front of thousands of people? Now is your chance. In collaboration with Nordic Business Forum, Talerlisten and Virke, we are hosting our first ever Speaker Contest. The winner will gain maximum exposure in front of 10,000 leaders and C-level executives, and receive a prize of €50,000.  


Here's how it works

Our contest rules are quite simple: stay on topic, stay professional, and stay kind. We aim to create an encouraging and positive experience for everyone involved at each stage of the contest, and we are supportive of all participants from all backgrounds.


Step 1. Applications

Applications are open to anyone, anywhere in the world until 14 February 2020! All presentations must be in English. You can apply to speak about topics relating to one of the following themes: Future of Work, Future of Marketing, and Disruptive Technologies for Business. You should be prepared to give a 12-minute speech on this topic.


Step 2. Qualifying Rounds

40 people will be selected by our judges to compete across five in-person qualifying rounds. Two contestants from each qualifying round will be selected by the jury to progress to the final round of the contest held in Oslo.

Please note: we will not cover your travel to the qualifying rounds. If you are selected from the open applications for our qualifying rounds, you will need to plan for your own travel and accommodation to and from the qualifying round.

  • Helsinki 30 March 2020 17:30 – 20:30
  • Tallinn 31 March 2020 17:30 – 20:30
  • Stockholm 1 April 2020 17:30 – 20:30
  • Oslo 2 April 2020 17:30 – 20:30
  • Los Angeles 21 April 2020 17:30 – 20:30


From each qualifier, the top two will be invited to the final in Oslo.

Please note that all times are local to the city in which the qualifying round takes place.


Step 3. Final Round

Ten finalists will compete in the final round of the Speaker Contest. This round will take place in Oslo 28 May 2020 from 15:00 to 18:30.


Step 4. Winner

The winner will be invited to speak at Oslo Business Forum 2020 and Nordic Business Forum 2020 and be paid 50,000.







Join 3,000 others at our next conference on September 23-24, 2020