AGENDA

Join Presidents Summit 2021 on November 8-9th in Copenhagen, Denmark for two full days of actionable insights, inspiration and networking with 3,000+ business leaders from all over the world.

MONDAY THE 8TH

7:00

BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION

Get your day started just right with a delicious breakfast, smiles from our service staff, and the sound of soft jazz while you start doing your first bit of business.

8:00

NEXT STAGE: Rasmus Bagger

In this session, Rasmus Bagger will provide you with the tools required to assess your current level of leadership, how to identify where you can improve, and how to activate your inner leader

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8:45

MAIN STAGE: Chairman and Moderator

The venue is buzzing with excitement and the Chairman of Presidents Summit, Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen, will welcome the 3,000+ attendees at Northern Europe’s Leading Business Conference.

MAIN STAGE: 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.

Have you ever left a conversation or negotiation feeling as if you could have gotten a better outcome? Erica Fox will take the stage to share her thought leading insights into how you can close the performance gap and achieve superior results.

10:40 - NETWORKING BREAK BEGINS

10:50

NEXT STAGE: Jason Cotta

Is retail really dead? Jason Cotta don't think so - quite the contrary actually. Join this session, to hear his take on the future of retail and how quality and experience will play a decisive part in your ability to be successful.

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11:30

NEXT STAGE: Markus Kapler and Olaf Jonsek

The past decades have seen a surge in e-commerce - a trend that was accelerated by the pandemic. While small retail shops were hesitant to jump on the bandwagon earlier, the pandemic required them to. Now, they have reaped the benefits of digital, while reverting to their physical stores.

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12:10 - NETWORKING BREAK ENDS

12:10

MAIN STAGE: Sir Martin Sorrell

How do you build an empire by acquiring and integrating hundreds of companies? Sir Martin Sorrell is perhaps the most experienced and knowledgeable person on this topic. In his keynote, he will tell the story of how he build WPP into the world's largest advertising company - and how he is doing it again at S4 Capital.

MAIN STAGE: Alexander Osterwalder

How do you build invincible companies that will endure forever? Simple. You enable an innovative organisation that favours new ideas and disruptive thinking. Get ready for Alexander Osterwalder's, the founder of Business Model Canvas, keynote on this topic.

13:50 - LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK BEGINS

14:00

NEXT STAGE: The Pitch by CVX Ventures

Who is going to run away with the prize as the most promising start-up? Get a first-hand experience with some of the fastest growing companies in Denmark, when they present their products, business models, and ambitions on the NEXT Stage.

15:10

NEXT STAGE: Oliver Richter

Oliver Richter will show you the extraordinary Go2Market strategy he developed to compete with the biggest companies in the consumer electronic market worldwide. He has raised Ambassador Marketing to a whole new level and gained some major learnings while building a successful start-up. In this session, he will share his secrets with you - be sure not to miss it!

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15:50 - LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK ENDS

15:50

MAIN STAGE: Manny Maceda

How good are you at leading, inspiring, and motivating the people you meet or manage? Manny Maceda has proved that he is among the best 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.

MAIN STAGE: George Yip

Are you able to motivate and organise your team for organisational transformation? Often, the largest impediment to change and growth is the company's ability to implement changes that enables it to move forward.

17:40 - NETWORKING BREAK BEGINS

18:10

NEXT STAGE: Lise Kingo

How does ESG impact companies and the financial sector in making responsible investments mainstream? Explore the incredible growth of Sustainable Financing in recent years with world-leading expert, Lise Kingo.

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18:30 - NETWORKING BREAK ENDS

NIGHT SUMMIT BEGINS

18:30

THE DOORS OPEN

After a full day of new learnings and networking, we turn off the lights and turn on the tunes, when the famous Rock Band, D-A-D, and the international star, MØ, plays at Presidents Summit.

CONCERT: MØ

The international star empowers the audience with her electronic vibe.

CONCERT: D-A-D

The legendary Danish Rock Band takes the stage for a complete set of their greatest classics.

02:00

THE PARTY ENDS

The networking comes to an end to prepare you to a new day of learnings.

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If you want to join Night Summit only or bring along one from the team, we have a limited quantity of exclusive accesses enabling you to invite others to a great evening on Monday the 8th.

TUESDAY THE 9TH

7:00

BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION

Get your day started just right with a delicious breakfast, smiles from our service staff, and the sound of soft jazz while you start doing your first bit of business.

8:00

NEXT STAGE: Els van der Helm

Are you getting the sleep you need to work at your best? Most research seems to suggest that the average leader does not - with costs surpassing $400 billion a year, just in the U.S. However, convincing high-performers that an ex- tra hour of sleep is more productive than an extra hour of work is a tough task. Els has a simple answer: show them the science. In this session, she will be doing just that.

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9:00

MAIN STAGE: Marshall Goldsmith

Do you have a plan for advancing to the next level in your career? Marshall Goldsmith, the #1 Leadership Thinker and Executive Coach in the world, will talk about how successful people become successful leaders and enable the potential in others.

MAIN STAGE: Jill Ader

How has the pandemic changed the role of leadership? In this keynote, you will learn the life force of today’s and tomorrow’s leadership. The pandemic is a catalyser of change and the role of leadership will be redefined.

10:55 - LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK BEGINS

11:05

NEXT STAGE: Pia Tandrup

While Facebook created the first truly global social media space, where people from all over the world could interact in real time, this was never the end goal. The mission of Facebook is to bring the world closer together - now they want to further that purpose. Listen in as Pia Tandrup explains how AR and VR will enable us to connect globally as if we were sitting just next to each other.

12:00

NEXT STAGE: Morten Albæk

How do you regain meaning at work for the post-COVID world? As a leader, one of your foremost tasks is to invoke meaning and motivation in your employees. In this keynote, Morten Albæk will share his thought on how to inspire your people and create amazing results.

13:05 - LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK ENDS

13:05

MAIN STAGE: Anil Seth

Understanding consciousness is one of the greatest challenges for 21st Century science. How does the wetware inside our skull give rise to the rich inner universe of ‘being you’? Anil’s mission is to explain how consciousness happens – and to use these insights to better the science of medicine, technology, and society.

MAIN STAGE: Mads Nipper

Sustainability is one of the most important topics on the business agenda in the 2020's. In this keynote, Mads Nipper, the CEO of Ørsted, will share his learnings from 30+ years of working in some of the world's most sustainable companies.

14:45 - NETWORKING BREAK BEGINS

14:55

NEXT STAGE: The Future of AI

Few technologies will be as disruptive to our personal and professional life as AI. Join this panel discussion by world-leading experts, practitioners, and academics, and hear how you can implement AI tomorrow.

15:30

NEXT STAGE: Lars Tvede

What are the supertrends that will shape our future? And more importantly, how do you identify and take advantage of them before your competitors. Lars Tvede will step on the Next Stage to share his most important learnings from 20 years in investing.

16:25 - NETWORKING BREAK ENDS

16:25

MAIN STAGE: Whitney Johnson

Are you confident that your business will exist in 10 years - if so what makes you think that? Whitney Johnson will teach you how to grow your company through growing the individuals in the organisation independently - creating a culture that fosters the growth of individuals and helping them achieve their personal goals for the good of the company.

MAIN STAGE: Chairman and Moderator

We end two full days of actionable insights and learnings, and look forward to seeing everyone again soon

FAQ

WHAT IS MAIN STAGE?

Our Main Stage seats 3.000+ captivated business leaders for 45-minute sessions, where you get to witness actionable insights shared by world-leading experts encompassed by a gigantic 30-meter screen capturing every detail of deep dives into topics, trends, and of-the-moment issues that are critical to any business.

WHAT IS NEXT STAGE?

As the Main Stage breaks up and unlimited networking arises, the learnings do not stop. Each break, our Next Stage opens up to more insights and entertainment, where we bid welcome experts in an exclusive setting with limited seating. The concept offers an even more informal style, where you get the chance to ask your most probing questions to industry experts.

CAN'T MAKE IT TO COPENHAGEN?

Join thousands of business leaders virtually with a Live Pass to Presidents Summit 2021. A Live Pass grants you access to all material live and on-demand for 60 days following the event.

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