The Thinkers50 European Business Forum was launched in 2016 as a new partnership between the Thinkers50, curating the very best management ideas, and Odense Municipality, a city at the forefront of business knowledge and innovation.
The Thinkers50 European Business Forum is an annual two-day event which brings together leading business thinkers and top leaders in Odense, serving as a center for the development of new business insights.
Previous forums held in 2017 and 2018 have included speakers such as Michael E. Porter, Roger Martin, Rita McGrath, Matt Brittin, Lars Rebien Sørensen, and many more.
The Thinkers50 European Business Forum is also known as “The Davos of Business Thinking”, and what makes the forum unique is the level of interaction between the speakers and the delegates. You don’t just listen, you co-create; you don’t just attend, you participate.
The forum offers a two-day shortcut to the latest management ideas within strategy, innovation, and leadership. With 500 seats available, the forum is big enough to expand your network and small enough to ensure plenty of interaction between speakers and participants.
Thinkers50 is a great place to be when you want to learn about new ideas.
Founder of the Business Model Canvas.
Odense’s new conference center, ODEON, opened in 2014 near Thomas B. Thriges Gade, an area in Odense undergoing a historic urban transformation – just next to storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s house. ODEON offers excellent stage and conference facilities, bridging business and cultural life in a modern and innovative setting. It is located just a five-minute walk from Odense railway station and approx. 15 minutes from the E20 motorway with parking in the basement.
Excellent speakers and a great venue, the ODEON is wonderful. The content discussed here will certainly form the way we roll out our activities in the year ahead
Marketing Manager, IE Business School, Spain
There is room for 500 participants at the Thinkers50 European Business Forum, and extra seats are reserved at the top balcony for local and international students.
Registration takes place inside ODEON, and throughout the conference, you will enjoy a beautiful Danish buffet with a wide variety of local, healthy food and beverages.
Near-by hotels for you
Here is a list of near-by hotels for your stay in Odense during the Thinkers50 European Business Forum.
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