GROWTH

Our world as we know it is changing rapidly. Emerging new technologies are disrupting all industries and require businesses to be more innovative. Growth is rooted in learning, leaders grow by learning, businesses grow by learning, and the world must grow by learning in order to cope with the challenges of the new decade.

DAY 1

  • 8:15 - 9:40

Get your day started just right with delicious breakfast, smiles from our service staff and the sound of soft jazz while you start doing your first bit of business. Take a seat in the Zen Area and make sure you are rid of all important emails, so you can focus on yourself, the learnings to come, and the hundreds of new people you will meet throughout the day.

  • 9:40 - 10:00

Remarks – The Chairman and Moderator

The venue is buzzing of excitement and the Chairman of Presidents Summit, Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen, will welcome the more than 3000 attendees at Northern Europe’s Leading Business Conference.

  • 10:00 - 10:50

Keynote – Don Tapscott

Do you have the necessary principles in place to succeed in the new Digital Age? In the opening keynote by the #1 Digital Thinker in the world, Don Tapscott, you will learn the key challenges for businesses in the new Digital Age, the five principles for organizations to thrive in this era, and how to leverage these principles to ensure business success.

  • 10:50 - 11:30

Keynote – Jill Ader

Have you ever struggled with attracting, hiring and retaining the right talents for your organization? In this keynote by the Global Chairwoman of Egon Zehnder, Jill Ader, you will learn why leaders fail in the process of finding a cultural match and how to adapt recruiting strategies to the future of work and thus win the highly talented people.

  • 11:30 - 12:25

Turn networking from an obligation into pleasure. Relax in the Zen Areas, grab a Nespresso, meet new people that can take your business forward and debate with groups of likeminded peers. Cut Through the noise, our matchmaking app helps you make perfect connections, giving you exclusive access to our full attendee list and pre-booked meeting space. 

Still eager after insights? We’ve got you covered with plenty of sessions and workshops taking place throughout the conference. Find the NEXT Stage where Subject Matter Experts share their knowledge. If you are lucky to have a VIP pass, you can ask Don Tapscott all the Q’s you got, when he hosts an intimate sitdown in the VIP Lounge.

  • 12:25 - 12:50

Sitdown – Gretchen Carlson

When things are tough, do you remember to say things aloud and stand up for change, even if it means risking everything? In this sitdown with TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World, Gretchen Carlson, you will learn how to build the courage to speak your mind and why it will force greater personal and professional relationships, leaving the organization stronger.

  • 12:50 - 13:30

Keynote – Robert Greene

Are you always feeling in total control over your behaviour or actions? In this keynote by the 6x international bestselling author, Robert Greene, you will learn how to detach from your emotions to better understand intrinsic motivation in order to make better decisions and master self-control as a leader.

  • 13:30 - 14:50

Turn networking from an obligation into pleasure. Relax in the Zen Areas, grab a Nespresso, meet new people that can take your business forward and debate with groups of likeminded peers. Cut Through the noise, our matchmaking app helps you make perfect connections, giving you exclusive access to our full attendee list and pre-booked meeting space. 

Still eager after insights? We’ve got you covered with plenty of sessions and workshops taking place throughout the event. Find the NEXT Stage where Subject Matter Experts share their knowledge. If you are lucky to have a VIP pass, you can ask Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Jill Ader all the Q’s you got, when they hosts an intimate sitdown in the VIP Lounge.

  • 14:50 - 15:00

Entertainment

Every year Presidents Summit brings surprises to the audience, when we invite some of the most creative performers to shake up the audience. Don’t hold back the tears, laugh or applauses when our performers visit the stage for 10 minutes of true inspiration.

  • 15:00 - 15:40

Keynote – Whitney Johnson

Are you confident that your business will exist in 10 years and what makes you think so? Whitney Johnson, the award winning stock investor and Harvard Lecturer, will teach you how disruptive thinking improves the odds of success for products, companies and even countries, and harnessing this powerful mindset begins with the individual. She will apply the road-tested theory of disruptive innovation to the individual, providing practical tips along with real-world examples of personal disruption with a focus on how managers can drive individual and firm-wide innovation.  

  • 15:40 - 16:15

Keynote – Manny Maceda

How good are you at leading, inspiring, and motivating the people you meet or manage? This keynote speaker, Manny Maceda, has proved that he is pretty good at this as the Global CEO of Bain and Company. In his keynote you will learn how they have become the #1 Best Place to Work several times by increasing the level of transparency and engagement from firm leadership – and how this has led to an exceptional company culture.

  • 16:15 - 17:05

Turn networking from an obligation into pleasure. Relax in the Zen Areas, grab a Nespresso, meet new people that can take your business forward and debate with groups of likeminded peers. Cut Through the noise, our matchmaking app helps you make perfect connections, giving you exclusive access to our full attendee list and pre-booked meeting space. 

Still eager after insights? We’ve got you covered with plenty of sessions and workshops taking place throughout the event. Find the NEXT Stage where Subject Matter Experts share their knowledge. If you are lucky to have a VIP pass, you can ask Ryan Holiday and his mentor, Robert Greene, all the Q’s you got, when they hosts an intimate sitdown in the VIP Lounge.

  • 17:05 - 17:40

Keynote – Helle Thorning-Schmidt

How you are you different from your peers and are aware of the consequences from not practicing diverse leadership? In this keynote and sitdown with the first female Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Scmidt, you will learn why diversified leadership is important in board work and get inspiration on which kind of competencies you should look for in your team.

  • 17:40 - 18:30

Keynote – Ryan Holiday

Has searching for perfection made you exhausted at some point in your life? In this keynote by the legendary marketing mogul and bestselling author, Ryan Holiday, shares his gift for discussing complex ideas and human nature in a practical way for anyone to use. This includes his strategy for identifying and pursuing goals, practical steps for achieving success and how to encounter negative feedback.

  • 18:30 - 19:30

When the sun goes down at Presidents Summit, you don’t stop making critical business connections – It just gets easier. It’s not just the place you get new connections, but build friendships. Not just the place you land deals, but gain long term customers. After a full day of new learnings and networking, we turn off the lights and turn on the tunes, when the international R&B Artist, Craig David and the famous Rock Band, D-A-D, plays at Presidents Summit.

  • 19:30 - 20:30

Entertainment – Concert

When the sun goes down at Presidents Summit, you don’t stop making critical business connections. It just gets easier. It’s not just the place you get new connections, but build friendships. Not the place you land deals, but gain long term customers. After a full day of new learnings and networking, we turn off the lights and turn on the tunes, when the international R&B Artist, Craig David and the famous Rock Band, D-A-D, plays at Presidents Summit.

  • 20:30 - 21:30

When the sun goes down at Presidents Summit, you don’t stop making critical business connections. It just gets easier. It’s not just the place you get new connections, but build friendships. Not the place you land deals, but gain long term customers. After a full day of new learnings and networking, we turn off the lights and turn on the tunes, when the international R&B Artist, Craig David and the famous Rock Band, D-A-D, plays at Presidents Summit.

  • 21:30 - 22:45

Entertainment – Concert

When the sun goes down at Presidents Summit, you don’t stop making critical business connections. It just gets easier. It’s not just the place you get new connections, but build friendships. Not the place you land deals, but gain long term customers. After a full day of new learnings and networking, we turn off the lights and turn on the tunes, when the international R&B Artist, Craig David and the famous Rock Band, D-A-D, plays at Presidents Summit.

  • 22:45 - 02:00

When the sun goes down at Presidents Summit, you don’t stop making critical business connections. It just gets easier. It’s not just the place you get new connections, but build friendships. Not the place you land deals, but gain long term customers. After a full day of new learnings and networking, we turn off the lights and turn on the tunes, when the international R&B Artist, Craig David and the famous Rock Band, D-A-D, plays at Presidents Summit.

DAY 2

  • 8:30 - 9:50

Get your day started just right with delicious breakfast, smiles from our service staff and the sound of soft jazz while you start doing your first bit of business. Take a seat in the Zen Area and make sure you are rid of all important emails, so you can focus on yourself, the learnings to come, and the hundreds of new people you will meet throughout the day.

  • 10:00 - 10:50
Keynote – Jack Canfield 

Do you have a set of principles in place that ensures success and minimizes failure? Jack Canfield, the highly successful author with more than 500 millions books sold, will get people stand up and applause, when he teaches us which universal set of principles successful people and organisations operate by and how they can accelerate your business. Lastly, he will tell how you grow by taking strategic risks and overcoming bad habits.

  • 10:50 - 11:20

Keynote – Sanyin Siang

Why do stories matter in work? In this keynote by the Professor of Duke University and advisor for Google Ventures, Sanyin Siang, will learn you how breaking down silos and bridging divides will help you drive transformation. This stems from the perspective that in today’s highly interdependent and complex world, the global challenges that we face only can be solved through collaboration across sectors. 

  • 11:20 - 12:10

Turn networking from an obligation into pleasure. Relax in the Zen Areas, grab a Nespresso, meet new people that can take your business forward and debate with groups of likeminded peers. Cut Through the noise, our matchmaking app helps you make perfect connections, giving you exclusive access to our full attendee list and pre-booked meeting space. 

Still eager after insights? We’ve got you covered with plenty of sessions and workshops taking place throughout the event. Find the NEXT Stage where Subject Matter Experts share their knowledge. If you are lucky to have a VIP pass, you can ask Jack Canfield all the Q’s you got, when he hosts an intimate sitdown in the VIP Lounge.

  • 12:10 - 12:55

Sitdown – Devin Wenig

Is your organization prepared for the future of business and the opportunities new emerging technologies will bring? Devin Wenig, the former CEO of eBay and Thomson Reuters, will teach you to understand the current generation of platforms, the positives and negatives of each, and how they are vital to any business today. Moreover, you will get insights into what is coming (quantum computing etc.), how to apply these emerging technologies to everyday commerce, and why they are vital if you want to win in this decade.

  • 12:55 - 13:45

Keynote – Tiffani Bova

Do you have a growth strategy in place that will better your sales and customer experience for the next decade? In this keynote by the Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, Tiffani Bova, you will learn why a sales transformation and increased customer experience is necessary to ensure competitive growth in this decade, what the ten paths to growth are, and how to develop a growth game plan with a straightforward equation.

  • 13:45 - 15:15

Turn networking from an obligation into pleasure. Relax in the Zen Areas, get a delicious lunch, meet new people that can take your business forward and debate with groups of likeminded people. Cut Through the noise. Our app helps you make your perfect connections, giving you exclusive access to our full attendee list and pre-booked meeting space. 

Still eager after insights? We’ve got you covered with plenty of sessions and workshops taking place throughout the event. Find the NEXT Stage where Subject Matter Experts share their knowledge. If you are lucky to have a VIP pass, you can ask the leadership gurus of this decade, Marshall Goldsmith and Manny Maceda, all the Q’s you got, when they hosts an intimate sitdown in the VIP Lounge.

  • 15:15 - 15:40
Keynote – Cassie Kozyrkov

Is you company armed for a future of robotics, and machines doing half the work for you? In the keynote by the Chief Data Scientist of Google, Cassie Kozyrkov, she will strip away the jargon in machine learning and AI to take a look at what’s easy, what’s hard, how to spot opportunities, and what you need to know to avoid the two biggest threats in AI. Along the way, we’ll meet an emerging discipline that focuses on using machine learning and AI to improve your business: decision intelligence engineering.

  • 15:40 - 16:30

Keynote – Marshall Goldsmith

Do you have a plan for advancing to the next level in your career? Marshall Goldsmith will close the 22nd edition of Presidents Summit perfectly, when the #1 Leadership Thinker and Executive Coach in the world, will talk about how successful people become even more successful. Behavioral problems, not technical skills, are what separate the great from the near great. Many are doing well in their field, but there is something standing between them and the next level of achievement. That something may just be one of your own annoying habits. It may be that the very characteristic that you believe got you where you are – like the drive to win at all costs – is what’s holding you back.

  • 16:30 - 18:30

The 22nd edition of Presindents Summit is over and this is your last chance to exchange the last few business cards with all the super minds you have connected with over 2 days of insights, inspiration and networking.

Tomorrow, a new exciting time awaits, as it is time to implement the endless pages of notes, full of insights, into your organization. 

Next Presidents Summit

Nov 23-24th 2020, Copenhagen