Now in its second year, this award-winning event brings together some 500 leaders, thinkers, doers and change-makers to not only think and talk, but also to create and do. Our mission is the same: to serve as a cross-industry, cross-sector platform to connect talent, capital and ideas, and to fuse those ideas into new growth opportunities fit for the future. The concept is simple: 36 hours to experience a 'future-fit town' where we are challenged not only to think and talk, but also to create and do, including:
- Square: A centre stage for world-class leaders to inspire and give strategic direction.
- Marketplace: 50 projects with the ambition to change humanity – connecting the right ideas with the right talent and capital. With the most promising and impactful ideas being celebrated by this year's first Impact Maker Award. We are currently taking submissions here.
- Studios: Intense co-creation sessions to seed commercial solutions to human problems.
This year's wide-ranging topics – from systems change and pervasive data, to the future of work and AI – will be brought to life by speakers including: Sophia Hanson, the world's first robot citizen; David Suzuki, geneticist and environmental broadcaster; Rose McGowan, actress and activist; Svein Tore Holsether, CEO of Yara; and Hans Vestberg, CEO of Verizon. The Xynteo Exchange/Norway is made possible thanks to our partners Yara, NMBU, The Research Council of Norway, BI Norwegian Business School , AkerBP, Shell and the City of Oslo. We will be announcing more partners and speakers in due course.