AGENDA

Join Presidents Summit 2022 on May 16-17th in Copenhagen, Denmark for two full days of actionable insights, inspiration and networking with 3,500+ business leaders from all over the world.

MONDAY THE 16TH

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.

8:30

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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NEXT STAGE: Nicolai Moresco

Do want to explore the digital future? Nicolai Moresco, SVP and General Manager at Dell Technologies, is going to let us into the world of technology. In his keynote, you will learn how innovative technologies are delivering on the promises and the possibilities of our data-driven world.

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10:00

MAIN STAGE: Linda Hill

How do you build agile, innovative organizations, and implement global strategies? In this keynote, Linda will give her insights on how to inspire, fuel, and sustain innovation and the skills needed to lead it.

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An orchestra conductor faces the ultimate leadership challenge: creating perfect harmony without saying a word. In this interactive, thought-provoking keynote, Itay Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century conductors, illustrating crucial lessons for all leaders.

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11:45 - LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK BEGINS

11:55

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.

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13:00 - LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK ENDS

13:05

MAIN STAGE: Henrik Andersen

Sustainability is one of the most important topics on the business agenda in the 2020's. In this keynote, Henrik Andersen, the CEO of Vestas, will share his learnings from working in the world's most sustainable companies.

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MAIN STAGE: Robert Waldinger

What makes a good life? This is the question Robert Waldinger, a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and professor of Harvard Medical School, has devoted his life to answering. For more than a decade, he has been the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest-running studies of adult life ever done. In his keynote, you will learn what science tells us about happiness.

14:50 - NETWORKING BREAK BEGINS

15:00

NEXT STAGE: Henrik Bang

The global automotive industry is facing the largest disruption since the transition from horse carriages to cars. Not only will the car park change with the transition to electric vehicles, but also customer behavior and expectations are changing rapidly, and the industry value chains are being disrupted on an almost daily basis. Henrik Bang bases his analysis on several years in the Danish and Nordic automotive business, and his recent experience in launching successfully a disruptive and innovative car brand in Denmark.

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15:40 - NETWORKING BREAK ENDS

15:40

MAIN STAGE: Ashley Whillans

How can we escape the time traps that make us feel this way and keep us from living our best lives? In this talk, Author and Harvard Business School professor Ashley Whillans will share proven strategies for improving "time affluence". The science-based strategies Whillans presents will help you make the shift to time-smart living and build a happier, more fulfilling life

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MAIN STAGE: Daniel Pink

In an ever-changing world, a company's and a leader's ability to motivate its people is a fundamental and determining factor for success. In order to win 2022 and its new challenges, companies and leaders must rethink how businesses are being run and how employees are being motivated. In this keynote, Daniel Pink will argue how motivation should take emphasis in The Power of Regret, because not doing so is nonsense and even dangerous.

17:20 - NETWORKING BREAK BEGINS

17:30

NEXT STAGE: Neil Strauss

Leadership requires the ability to connect with people and deeply understand them. Often this becomes difficult when there is competition, a difference of opinion, or a personal- ity conflict. Based on work in Non Violent Communication, Developmental Psychology, and Relational Dynamics, Neil Strauss offers a set of easy to learn counter-intuitive ideas that will change your communication and relationships forever.

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NEXT STAGE: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

The Covid-19 pandemic brought one of the world’s largest-scale projects to date to light: the Covid-19 vaccine development and distribution. In this decade, the world will see more projects than ever. Welcome to the Project Economy. Despite this great outlook, the failure rate among projects remains high and business transformations continue to fall short. Imagine the benefits, both for organizations and society at large, if we could increase the current poor project success rate. Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, world leading expert on project management, will give his insights on it.

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18:50 - NETWORKING BREAK ENDS

NIGHT SUMMIT BEGINS

18:00

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, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, and Scarlet Pleasure play at Presidents Summit.

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CONCERT: Scarlet Pleasure

The Danish R&B and pop musical trio will set the scene for an amazing night

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CONCERT: Dizzy Mizz Lizzy

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

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00:00

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 16th.

TUESDAY THE 17TH

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: Anne Skare Nielsen

The world is moving so fast that it is an absolute necessity to be able to envision what comes next. Anne Skare Nielsen has dedicated her life to predicting trends and helping leaders shape the future they want to see. In this session, she will share how to use the future to make better decisions.

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NEXT STAGE: Dennis Nørmark

The COVID-19 crisis has been a time where we had to re-evaluate what we do all day in "normal times". The aftermath showed that we needed to think and act differently. Dennis Nørmark has dedicated the recent years of his life to researching how we ended up obstructing our own and our coworkers' work with unnecessary and self-referential tasks. In this keynote, you will learn how to identify and eliminate pseudowork.

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9:25

MAIN STAGE: Roger Martin

Why is it then that leaders consistently apply the same frameworks and models that have failed them for years? Roger Martin sets out to challenge this and provides new models for novel challenges. In his keynote, you will learn the principles for saving businesses from science.

MAIN STAGE: Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt

As the world returns to a new future, the pace of change continues to accelerate, demanding not just a new way of thinking from each of us — but a new way of being. Google’s Chief Innovation Evangelist and Stanford University Professor, will draw on insights from one of the world’s most innovative companies and immerse you in a powerful experience that will help you grow a future mindset.

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10:45 - NETWORKING BREAK BEGINS

11:05

NEXT STAGE: Meta

Over the past two years, in a pandemic world, creativity was implemented in new ways - whether through innovative ways to attack a challenge or by building individual creativity and habits. Technology has played a significant role in expanding the ability to create but now, we are in a new era with AI. Rasmus Høgdall will share the latest insights into what’s new and what’s next in AI and how it is being applied across expression, communication and persuasion.

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11:35 - NETWORKING BREAK ENDS

11:50

MAIN STAGE: Wendy Suzuki

Anxiety is one of the most common psychological challenges faced by business professionals today. While this is considered a challenge, research has shown that you can channel it for positive outcomes. In this session, you will learn how to turn down your anxiety and transform the remaining from a challenge to an opportunity.

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MAIN STAGE: Nathan Furr

Whether you’re searching for courage to start a new project, change careers, launch a business, develop an idea, or reinvent yourself after a disappointment or life change, you will face uncertainty. But few have been taught the techniques to navigate it well. In this keynote, Nathan Furr will provide a sweeping guide to embracing uncertainty and transforming it into a force for good. A guide with proven tools and strategies.

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13:30 - LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK BEGINS

13:40

NEXT STAGE: Eric Bantegnie

Global leaders are completely reinventing how their ideas become reality. Not only are companies mitigating risk and creating better products faster with simulation, but with simulation as their superpower, they are taking bigger technology leaps to fast-track their digital transformation. Can we leverage tech advances and partner ecosystems to rapidly accelerate towards a more sustainable future? Join this session, to hear Eric and Ansys´s take on it

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NEXT STAGE: Jesper Dixen & Mette Lykke

How should you perceive sustainability in retail? Jesper Dixen, Group CCO, Lagkagehuset/Ole & Steen, and Mette Lykke, CEO, Too Good To Go, on how to maneuver in the sustainability agenda. In this session, you hear their take on the future of sustainability and how it will play a decisive part in your ability to be successful.

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14:35 - NETWORKING BREAK ENDS

14:50

MAIN STAGE: Joe Gebbia

A conversation with best-selling author Neil Strauss on understanding the relationship between fear and creativity, how to remain diligent when so-called experts express doubts, how a culture of trust uniquely supported the growth of Airbnb, and how entrepreneurs should approach building trust in new products.

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FAQ

WHAT IS MAIN STAGE?

Our Main Stage seats 3.500+ 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 2022. A Live Pass grants you access to all material live and on-demand for 60 days following the event.

Next Presidents Summit

May 16-17th 2022, Copenhagen