Speakers for 2019 Summit

The 2019 Summit brings together business leaders, investors, leaders of NGOs, politicians, academics, and civil society from all over the world to explore global challenges caused by inequality and what steps business leaders can take to address imbalances within their organisations, local societies, and beyond. Experts in technology, trade, inclusion, and more will share their insights through interactive sessions.

Below are some of our speakers for 2019. More to be announced.

 
Emilie Anker Stordalen   A young leader challenging the status quo in the hotel industry

Emilie Anker Stordalen

A young leader challenging the status quo in the hotel industry

Sharan Burrow   A warrior for workers’ rights and equal opportunities

Sharan Burrow

A warrior for workers’ rights and equal opportunities

Carlos Creus Moreira   A digital pioneer, diplomacy expert, and former UN Expert on Cyber Security who is improving the safety of internet use

Carlos Creus Moreira

A digital pioneer, diplomacy expert, and former UN Expert on Cyber Security who is improving the safety of internet use

Anders Dahlvig   The former CEO who placed sustainability at the heart of IKEA

Anders Dahlvig

The former CEO who placed sustainability at the heart of IKEA

 
Nic Dawes   A journalist leading the digital transformation at Human Rights Watch

Nic Dawes

A journalist leading the digital transformation at Human Rights Watch

John Denton   An exemplary global leader making change through the International Chamber of Commerce

John Denton

An exemplary global leader making change through the International Chamber of Commerce

Dag Dyrdal   Managing Director of Business for Peace

Dag Dyrdal

Managing Director of Business for Peace

Eduardo Eurnekian   A global entrepreneur whose success is built on doing business for good

Eduardo Eurnekian

A global entrepreneur whose success is built on doing business for good

 
Merrill Joseph Fernando   An entrepreneur who overcame impossible odds to build a global ethical tea business

Merrill Joseph Fernando

An entrepreneur who overcame impossible odds to build a global ethical tea business

Zainab Hussain Siddiqui   A leading advocate for the role of tech in creating sustainable solutions

Zainab Hussain Siddiqui

A leading advocate for the role of tech in creating sustainable solutions

Reynir Indahl   A leading Nordic investor addressing global social, environmental and business challenges

Reynir Indahl

A leading Nordic investor addressing global social, environmental and business challenges

Brian Iselin   A former Australian federal agent on a mission to stop human trafficking and slavery

Brian Iselin

A former Australian federal agent on a mission to stop human trafficking and slavery

 
Raymond Johansen   The Governing Mayor leading Oslo through its green transition

Raymond Johansen

The Governing Mayor leading Oslo through its green transition

Zahi Khouri   A businessworthy leader investing in a better future for Palestine

Zahi Khouri

A businessworthy leader investing in a better future for Palestine

Steve Killelea   An accomplished entrepreneur at the forefront of sustainable development and peace

Steve Killelea

An accomplished entrepreneur at the forefront of sustainable development and peace

Kimberly Lein-Mathisen   A leader at Microsoft promoting diversity and technology for good

Kimberly Lein-Mathisen

A leader at Microsoft promoting diversity and technology for good

 
Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad   A leader in the development of better, more ethical digital policies and standards

Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad

A leader in the development of better, more ethical digital policies and standards

Shelley McKinley   A leader at Microsoft using technology to address difficult societal challenges

Shelley McKinley

A leader at Microsoft using technology to address difficult societal challenges

Mary Meaney   One of the leading experts in Transformational Change

Mary Meaney

One of the leading experts in Transformational Change

Ilian Mihov   A business school Dean committed to diversity and internationalism

Ilian Mihov

A business school Dean committed to diversity and internationalism

 
Tim O'Reilly   The Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is convening conversations that reshape the tech sector’s impact on society

Tim O'Reilly

The Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is convening conversations that reshape the tech sector’s impact on society

Fiona Reynolds   One of Australia’s top 100 Women of Influence and a key player in the investment industry

Fiona Reynolds

One of Australia’s top 100 Women of Influence and a key player in the investment industry

Anna Ryott   One of Sweden’s most powerful change makers using investments to create a better world

Anna Ryott

One of Sweden’s most powerful change makers using investments to create a better world

Per Saxegaard   Founder and Executive Chair of Business for Peace

Per Saxegaard

Founder and Executive Chair of Business for Peace

 
Christian Sinding   A CEO investing in sustainable companies across the world

Christian Sinding

A CEO investing in sustainable companies across the world

Achim Steiner   A UN champion of sustainability, economic growth, and equality for the vulnerable

Achim Steiner

A UN champion of sustainability, economic growth, and equality for the vulnerable

Danat Tekie   An earthpreneur creating opportunities for youth-led sustainability solutions

Danat Tekie

An earthpreneur creating opportunities for youth-led sustainability solutions

Vanessa Tierney   A change agent inspiring businesses to increase their positive impact by revolutionising work

Vanessa Tierney

A change agent inspiring businesses to increase their positive impact by revolutionising work