February 11, 2014

Preparing for Oslo, remembering Istanbul

This year, we – as a Norwegian foundation – make a proud return to our roots: Oslo.

The June theatre will bring 150 participants to the city, including CEOs from the highest echelons of business, the transformative leaders shaking things up and the globe’s ‘big thinkers’, as we debate the role of leadership in realising a new kind of growth.

The theatre opens on the morning of Friday 13 June at Oslo’s City Hall – home of the Nobel Peace Prize. The finale will be joining our partner DNV GL for its 150th anniversary celebration performance and dinner at, respectively, Oslo Opera House and DNV GL’s headquarters on Saturday night.

To whet your appetites, here’s a short video revisiting last year’s Istanbul theatre. Our theme was ‘Leadership for the future’, which took on new significance when anti-government protestors took to Taksim Square. The time and place proved perfect for a frank dialogue on the leadership we need to create a new kind of growth.