US President Barack Obama will travel to Norway to speak at Oslo Business Forum this fall


“We are honored to welcome President Barack Obama to Norway,” says founder and CEO of Oslo Business Forum, Christoffer Omberg. The former President of the United States will travel to Oslo to speak to Norwegian businesses.

President Obama will come to Oslo for the Oslo Business Forum conference, The Future of Technology and Sustainability on September 26th, 2018.

“We are continuously working to create the most value for our participants, and it is a pleasure that President Obama wishes to travel here to speak with Norwegian business leaders and decision makers at the Oslo Business Forum this fall,” says Omberg.

Together with his co-founder Marius Røed Wang and the rest of the team, have been working diligently on bringing the 44th US President to Norway this fall.

In 2008, he was elected President of the United States and led the US through a huge technological journey during the eight years he was in office. It’s easy to forget that the first iPhone was released in 2007 and since that time, digital development has accelerated at an exponential rate.

One of the main topics for the conference is the future of technology advancement, with a particular focus on creating sustainable businesses in a digital era.

“He complements the program in a brilliant way, given the fact that he led the United States during a period when the world underwent a digital transformation. Companies have seen tremendous growth and we have seen how the sharing economy has taken the world by storm,” says Omberg.

Several Norwegian and international speakers
President Obama will join a list of international speakers such as MIT professor Andrew McAfee, CNN Program Director Richard Quest and Oxford lecturer Dr. Chris Kutarna. In addition to the international speakers, Norwegian business representatives will be speaking. NHH researchers Sveinung Jørgensen and Lars Jacob Tynes Pederesen, tech-expert Silvija Seres and Nordea’s Thina Saltvedt are on the list of confirmed speakers.

The program has not been created by chance, according to Omberg.

“Over the last two years, we have talked to hundreds of business leaders, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to find out what challenges they are facing,” said Omberg.

The results were clear; everyone has the same challenges:

How can we implement new technology in our organization in the best possible way?
How can we put the right strategies?
How can we identify tomorrow’s business model to create a sustainable future for the organization?
“These challenges resulted in the theme, The Future of Technology and Sustainability. With the subtitle: Scandinavia 4.0: The Nordic path towards the new economy,” says Omberg.

“We want to help Norwegian businesses create sustainable business models so that they can form a competitive basis in the time to come. September 26th will be a day that companies kickstart the changes they wish to implement. The conference will offer inspiration and tips on how to increase the speed of innovation,” added Omberg.

Oslo Business Forum will be held at X Meeting Point and is part of Oslo Innovation Week 2018.

Facts about Oslo Business Forum:
The company was started in December 2015 by Christoffer Omberg (25) and Marius Røed Wang (24).

Oslo Business Forum held its first conference on November 17, 2016, in Oslo Concert Hall. The two conference founders attracted Sir Alex Ferguson to Norway.

Since 2016, Oslo Business Forum has organized a total of four conferences for the Norwegian business community.

Garry Kasparov and Randi Zuckerberg graced the stage at the April 10th, 2018 conference: Leadership in Changing Times.

Former speakers who have been on stage include Sir Alex Ferguson, Gary Vaynerchuk, Randi Zuckerberg, Garry Kasparov, Anita Krohn Traaseth and Kristin Skogen Lund.

In just over two years, the company has grown from two to twelve employees.

( Oslo Business Forum )

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