The Thinkers50 European Business Forum in Odense gathers the world’s top business thinkers, CEOs, and key executives of European businesses for a two-day business forum focusing on innovation and growth.


Claus Bergs Gade 11 

DK - 5000 Odense C

Start: 09.05.2017 | at 8:00 AM

End: 10.05.2017 | at 6:00 PM

The Thinkers50 European Business Forum will be launched in Odense in 2017. The Forum will gather the world’s top business thinkers and CEO’s, and key managers of European businesses for annual two-day business forums focusing on innovation and growth. This first-annual Forum will feature Harvard Business School’s Michael Porter.

The 2017 forum will take place on 9–10 May, featuring lectures, interviews, head to head debates and workshops for a theoretically founded hands-on-experience.

Key-note speakers for the 2017 Thinkers50 European Business Forum are:

  • Michael E. Porter; World’s #1 business thinker, Harvard Business School professor of strategy, 
  • Lars Rebien Sørensen; World’s #1 business leader, former CEO of Novo Nordisk
  • Marshall Goldsmith; World’s #1 leadership coach, and author of Triggers
  • Rita McGrath; The world’s leading growth expert from Columbia Business School
  • Yuri van Geest; from Singularity University, author of Exponential Organisations
  • Erin Meyer; Professor at INSEAD business school, author of The Culture Map
  • Jonas Ridderstråle; Author of Funky Business, Sweden’s provocative academic

Smarter innovation driving profitable growth

In the company of the world’s top business thinkers, you will get the latest knowledge on innovation and management practice. During the two-day forum you will have the opportunity to work directly with new insights and concepts, converting knowledge into tools that can help your organization drive profitable growth.

Special offer for members of Welfare Tech

As partner of the Thinkers50 forum Welfare Tech can offer members a 15% off ticket price for Thinkers50 European Business Forum 2017. Standard price is 1.975 euro + VAT. Special price for Welfare Tech members is 1.678,75 euro + VAT. 

Use the registration link below and the discount code when you purchase a ticket (for Welfare Tech members only):
Purchase your ticket here
Discount code: WTE17

Included in the price: 

  • Participation in Thinkers50 European Business Forum 2017, May 9 and 10, featuring lectures, interviews, head to head debates and workshops with world leading business thinkers. 
  • Networking with leading companies from Europ    Mulighed for networking med førende virksomheder fra hele Europa.
  • Meals and gala dinner.
  • The Thinkers50 Europe Awards.   

See full programme at  

Don’t miss the biggest business event in Europa. 

- Creating a bold new agenda for business, from new technology to social progress

- Making sense of a changing world, migration and populism, robots and humanity

- Re-calibrating to seize the best new opportunities for innovation and growth



Claus Bergs Gade 11 
Odense C

Date, Start:

at 8:00 AM

Date, End:

at 6:00 PM


Thinkers50 Europe

More info:

Registration before May 1 2017.
Members of Welfare Tech get a 15% off ticket price. Use registration link below and discount code: WTE17.

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Lone Krogsbøll

Investment Manager, Health

Odense Kommune

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Mette Thiel


Welfare Tech

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