Malala Yousafzai and Tim Ferriss to Speak at Nordic Business Forum 2023 in Helsinki

Malala Yousafzai and Tim Ferriss to Speak at Nordic Business Forum 2023 in Helsinki

Helsinki, 21.09.2022 – The dates, the event theme, and the first speakers for next year’s edition of the Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki have been announced. Winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, entrepreneur and author Tim Ferriss, and the CEO of Norway’s oil fund,  Nicolai Tangen, among others, will step on stage in September 2023.

Nordic Business Forum will be held on the 27th and 28th of September in Messukeskus, Helsinki, next year. The event keynotes and discussions will revolve around the topic of creating change from the perspectives of leadership, innovation, and resilience. The purpose of this emphasis is to make business leaders equipped to be proactive in this world of uncertainty.

“Fresh out of a global pandemic, we are in the midst of war in Europe. Not to mention, the way we use natural resources is causing drastic environmental problems. Needless to say, we are confronted with unprecedented challenges. But we have to try to not only face these problems—but solve them. And we believe businesses play a key role in this, which is why we want to provide leaders with the inspiration and knowledge to thrive in this chaotic environment,” explains Hans-Peter Siefen, the co-founder of Nordic Business Forum and the CEO of Business From Group.

Nordic Business Forum has confirmed the first speakers to help business leaders create change. The speakers are:

  • Malala Yousafzai – Co-Founder of Malala Fund and Nobel Laureate
  • Tim Ferriss – Entrepreneur, Author, Investor
  • Patrick Lencioni – Founder & President of The Table Group, Author
  • Rebecca Henderson – Economist & Harvard Professor
  • Nicolai Tangen – CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management
  • Francesca Gino – Behavioral Scientist & Harvard Professor
  • Amy Webb – Futurist, Author, Founder of Future Today Institute

The rest of the speakers will be announced throughout the following year.

“We are incredibly excited to get these eight prestigious speakers on our stage next year. Considering the theme of creating change, we are specifically honored to have Malala Yousafzai share her experiences at the event. After all, she is someone who has been able to create meaningful large-scale change in a societal context, and I’m sure we and our audience can learn a lot from her”, emphasizes Priit Liiv, the CEO at Nordic Business Forum.

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