ABOUT

We live in a world of abundance. Awash in knowledge, talent, technology and capital, we have what we need to build a thriving world, underpinned by a new growth model. But outdated, misdirected or, in some cases, straight-up bad leadership is holding us back, squandering these resources instead of securing the highest human return. At the heart of the challenge is this: obsolete metrics, mindsets and approaches that prevent talent and capital from connecting with the problems that matter.

THE XYNTEO EXCHANGE CONCEPT

The Xynteo Exchange is an award-winning cross-industry, cross-sector platform for connecting ideas, talent and capital and fusing them into new growth opportunities that are fit for the future. The concept is simple: 36 hours to experience a ‘future-fit town’ made up of a Square, Marketplace and Studios. Click through to the Exchange Programme for more.
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SQUARE

A centre stage for world-class leaders to inspire and give strategic direction.

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MARKETPLACE

50 projects with the ambition to change humanity – connecting the right ideas with the right talent and capital.

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STUDIOS

Intense co-creation sessions to seed commercial solutions to human problems.

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OUR TRIBE

Our tribe is a unique one, made up of global leaders from business, start-ups, the arts, policy, academia, capital and NGOs, converging this year in Oslo. Here is a look at some of this year’s speakers and participants:

Aili Keskitalo

President of the Sámi Parliament of Norway

 

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Anniken Fjellberg

Co-founder, 657

 

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Arvid Moss

Executive Vice President, Energy and Corporate Business Development, Norsk Hydro

 

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Christer Fuglesang

ESA astronaut

 

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Chetna Gala Sinha

Founder, Mann Deshi Bank and Foundation

 

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Connie Hedegaard

former EU commissioner for Climate Action

 

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Courtney Hull

Founder, Plastic Free Portfolio

 

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Daniel Siraj

CEO, OBOS

 

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Daniela Reyes

Norwegian artist

 

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DAVID SUZuKI

Geneticist and television host

 

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Eliot Logan-Hines

Executive Director, Runa Foundation

 

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Erna Solberg

Prime Minister of Norway

 

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Ezinne Okparaebo

Athlete

 

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FelipE CalderÓn

Former President, Mexico

 

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Harry Brekelmans

Projects & Technology Director, Shell

 

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Heidi Austlid

CEO, IKT Norge

 

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Henrik Henriksson

President and CEO, Scania

 

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Hans Vestberg

CEO, Verizon

 

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Ida Pernille Hatiebrekke

CEO, FoLK

 

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Ishmael Sunga

Chief Executive Officer, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions

 

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Irakli Beridze

Head of the Centre for AI and Robotics, United Nations

 

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John-Arne Røttingen

Chief Executive, Research Council of Norway

 

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Johnny Harris

Multimedia Journalist, VOX Media

 

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Karen Dolva

Co-founder and CEO, No Isolation

 

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Magne Furuholmen

Artist

 

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Megan Rock

Strategic Advisor to the Director of Operations at International Committee of the Red Cross

 

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Nina Jensen

CEO, REV Ocean

 

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Ola Elvestuen

Minister of Climate and the Environment, Norway

 

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Osvald Bjelland

CEO, Xynteo

 

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Patrik Hermansson

Alt-right researcher, Hope Not Hate

 

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Raymond Johansen

Governing Mayor, City of Oslo

 

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Rose McGowan

Actress, director and activist

 

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Samina Ansari

Executive Director, Women’s Economic Development at the American University in Afghanistan

 

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Sanjiv Mehta

Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever

 

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SASJA BESLIK

Head of Group Sustainable Finance, Nordea

 

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Sophia Hanson

Hanson Robotics Ltd

 

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Stein Olav Henrichsen

Director, Munch Museum

 

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Svein Tore Holsether

President and CEO, Yara International

 

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Torbjørn Røe Isaksen

Minister of Trade and Industry, Norway

 

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Tyler Gage

Co-Founder, Runa

 

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Vidar Helgesen

Special Envoy  to the High-level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy,  Norway

 

 

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Yanis Varoufakis

Former Greek Finance Minister

 

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Wolfgang Schüssel

Former Chancellor, Austria

 

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PROGRAMME

 This year we will open on 27  November with a pre-Exchange social gathering called the Xynteo Starter at Oslo City Hall, to celebrate the role of arts and culture in challenging the growth model we need for the 21st century. Throughout history, artists have played a critical role in society by not only challenging the status quo, but also inspiring action in response to it.

 

The Xynteo Exchange / Norway will formally kick-off for two days on 28 November 2018.

 

All times and programming are subject to change.

XYNTEO STARTER | 27 NOVEMBER

The Xynteo Starter is open to the public and free of charge. If you are not attending the Xynteo Exchange you must secure your ticket here by 22 November 2018. If you are unsure whether you need to book a ticket please contact exchange@xynteo.com.

 

  • Date and time: 27 November, 18:00-20:00 CET. (Doors open at 17:30)
  • Location: Oslo City Hall, Rådhusplassen 1, 0037 Oslo
  • Agenda:
  • Opening by the Governing Mayor of Oslo, Raymond Johansen
  • Keynote and live Q&A with actress and activist, Rose McGowan
  • Performances by up-and-coming talent, Daniela Reyes
  • Cultural activities and networking opportunities
XYNTEO EXCHANGE – DAY ONE | 28 November

Transfers from Grand Hotel leave at 07:50

 

 

08:00–08:45 Arrival and registration at Skur 13, Filipstadveien 3, 0250 Oslo
08:45–10:00 Square 1: ‘We need to grow differently’
10:00–11:30 Marketplace projects: 50 projects with the ambition to change the world
11:30–12:00 Transfer to Studio venues 
12:00–17:00 Studios: Round 1- breaking down wicked problem systems
17:00–17:30 Transfer to Square venue, Skur 13
17:30–19:30 Square 2: ‘We need to lead differently’
19:30–20:30 Square dinner social

 

XYNTEO EXCHANGE – DAY TWO | 29 November

Transfers from Grand Hotel to your allocated Studio venue (see map below)

 

08:00–08:30 Studio arrival and registration
08:30–12:30 Studios: Round 2 – seeding commercial solutions to human problems
12:30–13:00 Transfer to Square venue, Skur 13
13:00–14:30 Marketplace live!: Re-vamped into a hawker-style market to connect and scale
14:30–16:00 Square 3: ‘We must combine forces’

Transfers to Grand Hotel and Oslo Central Station

Check back often for the latest updates on our programme and tribe.

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MARKETPLACE

 

50 projects that can change the world

Our Marketplace is an immersive experience designed to create layers of curated and meaningful connections between ideas, capital and talents. On Day 1, explore 50 projects that also act as proof points that a better growth model is possible. On Day 2, take advantage of a re-vamped hawker-style market to meaningfully connect and scale.

Day 1 – Marketplace projects

 

A curated showcase of 50 projects that can change the world. Projects range from start-ups to mature businesses, organised across five Impact Zones, and participants will vote for the winner of €50,000.

Day 2 – Marketplace live!

 

Day two will be re-vamped into a hawker-style market with a suite of blended features to help you authentically engage and connect.

STUDIOS

 

Innovation with a purpose

The Studios are active co-creation sessions where experts, practitioners and the well-informed combine forces to seed commercial solutions to human problems. Each Studio will comprise of 80-100 active participants from across our tribe, and over two days, generate commercial seed concepts to a portfolio of pre-selected problem statements.

 

Click on the images below to learn more about each Studio.

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LATEST UPDATES

We’d love to hear from you!
If you have questions as a 2018 Xynteo Exchange participant, or you’d like to inquire about attending this year’s Exchange, please send us an email at:
exchange@xynteo.com

 

Media: If you would like to be accredited for the Exchange, please write to Cecilie Sørhus at ces@xynteo.com