25-26 September, 2019
Odense, Denmark

We enable new thinking. With you.

Be part of the world’s
greatest thinkers forum

Theme 2019
Learning from Asia

This is no ordinary conference. We bring together leading managers and the world’s best business professors to discuss effective management tools and new business solutions. This year we look to Asia for inspiration. 

Forget Silicon Valley. In terms of business thinking, leadership and innovation, Asia has become the most inspiring place in the world. Once impoverished, India and China are now two of the world’s largest economies with plenty of successful business stories to learn from. How will the rise of Asia impact your business? Prepare yourself with in-depth understanding and innovative management tools to make smarter decisions.

You are in charge of leading your business into the future.  

Five reasons to attend

A two-day shortcut to the latest business theories.

Discuss challenges and solutions with fellow business leaders. We think together.

Understand how global shifts in power and politics will impact your business.

Learn about strategy, innovation, and leadership from Harvard, Stanford, IE and INSEAD – all in one spot.

Enjoy an atmosphere of co-creation with 16 speakers and only 500 participants.

Erin Meyer
Professor at INSEAD

Helping  global executives understand and navigate cultural differences.

Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD, one of the leading international business schools. Join Erin at the Thinkers50 European Business Forum for a 90 minute workshop on how to navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a global environment. Erin offers cutting-edge insight and practical strategies to improve the effectiveness of projects that span the globe.

The worlds most succesful visionary business thinkers

Kjell Nordström

Kjell Nordström

Swedish economist

Explaining what our time requires from business firms and their leaders.

Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan

Founder & CEO of Cotential

Teaching business leaders innovative strategies that deliver results.

Navi Radjou

Navi Radjou

Author of Frugal Innovation

Doing business in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

Rasmus Hougaard

Rasmus Hougaard

The Potential Project

Helping leaders enchance performance through mindfulness.

Howard Yu

Howard Yu

Professor at IMD

Teaching business to shield itself from copycat competition.

Irene Yuan Sun

Irene Yuan Sun

McKinsey & Company

Explaining why China is now the biggest foreign player in Africa.

New thinking. Sharp input. Business tools. Immediate results.

The experience of the
European Business Forum

Only 500

tickets available

What to expect this year?

Day 1

25 September

09:00-10:30
GLOBAL REMIX
Anna Rosling
Kjell Nordström
11:00-12:30
NEW SILK ROADS
Haiwan Yang
Anil Gupta
13:30-15:00
ASIAN INSPIRATIONS
Linda Yueh
Tendayi Viki
Rasmus Hougaard
Christina Boutrup
15:30-17:00
LOOKING BEYOND
Howard Yu
Irene Yuan Sun

Day 2

26 September

09:00-10:30
THE CULTURE MAP WORKSHOP
Erin Meyer
11:00-12:30
NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Scott Anthony
Navi Radjou
13:30-15:00
NEW CONNECTEDNESS
* TBA
Erica Dhawan
15:30-17:00
THE EUROPEAN BUSINESS LECTURE
* TBA
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Venue
The Thinkers50 European Business Forum is held in ODEON, a brand-new conference facility in the heart of Odense. Situated just around the corner from storyteller H.C. Andersen’s house, ODEON is the perfect place to write the story of the future.
Odense
Placed on the island of Funen in the middle of Denmark, Odense is easy to reach. The city is known as a fairy tale city, and home to one of the world’s leading robotics clusters. We call it the Odense Moonshot, and we invite you to take part in our journey.
Hotels
Finding accommodation is easy in Odense, with plenty of cozy and well-located options to choose from. The Guardian has named Odense Europe’s most liveable city, so you might want to stay a few days extra. We are happy to assist with your booking.

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