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 But outdated, misdirected or, in some cases, straight-up bad leadership is holding us back, squandering these resources instead of securing the highest human return.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.
A centre stage for world-class leaders to inspire and give strategic direction.
50 projects with the ambition to change humanity – connecting the right ideas with the right talent and capital.
Intense co-creation sessions to seed commercial solutions to human problems.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|
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.
|1. Skur 13, Filipstadveien 3, 0250 Oslo||7. Oslo Opera House, Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1, 0150|
|2. City Hall, Rådhusplassen 1, 0037 Oslo||8. DOGA, Hausmanns gate 16, 0182 Oslo|
|3. Grand Hotel, Karl Johans gate 31, 0159 Oslo||9. Felix Conference Centre, Bryggetorget 3, 0250 Oslo|
|4. Scandic Hotel, Europarådets Plass 1, 0154 Oslo||10. Ullevål stadium, Colosseum, Sognsveien 77C, 0855 Oslo|
|5. Mesh, Tordenskiolds gate, 0160 Oslo||11. Central station, Jernbanetorget 1, 0154 Oslo|
|6. Munch Museum, Tøyengata 53, 0578 Oslo|
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.
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 two will be re-vamped into a hawker-style market with a suite of blended features to help you authentically engage and connect.
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.
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:
Media: If you would like to be accredited for the Exchange, please write to Cecilie Sørhus at email@example.com