About Norway Summit

Norway Summit is an annual conference which is part of one of the world's most innovative and prestigious chess tournaments, Norway Chess. Annually, the top players of the world meet in Stavanger, including current and previous World Chess Champions such as Magnus Carlsen. The game of chess attracts business leaders, world-leading thinkers, innovators, successful entrepreneurs, investors, premise providers and decision makers. The main thematic focus areas of the Norway Summit conference are new technology, economy and finance, innovation and sustainability in which we discuss "The Next Move".

Norway Summit first took place in 2016 and has been an annual event since. Even during the pandemic years! Norway Summit is a multi-disciplinary conference, engaging leaders from the private as well as the public sector. Important topics are discussed, with forward-looking perspectives.

A great chess player must be able to plan several moves ahead. This is true in business as well. What are the Next Moves we must make to gain control and be prepared for the future? At Norway Summit, the strategic thinking that is discussed on stage draw parallels to the chess board.

At the heart of the Summit is the idea of ​​knowledge as tool for empowerment, engaging in healthy debates and working together towards our shared future. Changes in society are taking place at a high pace and Norway Summit aim to be part of ensuring Norway has lots to offer to our world and to build an internationally competitive innovation environment. We will need knowledge about technology, smart investments, venture capital, what becomes important in the future and how we want to shape it in order to reach our goals.

Norway Summit is a conference of significant character for those engaged in the intersection of innovation, economy and society. As an organizer, we are proud to see the importance of the conference as a connecting force between innovation eco-systems around the world.

- YOU are invited to be part of it! 


“Norway Summit brings together a great cocktail of insight, experience and entrepreneurial spirit in a beautiful and cozy Stavanger setting. Top tech startups meet investors and visionary industry experts in an informal setting where everyone brings home new knowledge and reflections”. That sums up my experience quite nicely.”
Tommy Andersen, Nordic Makers VC, Denmark (panelist 2017)
“The Noway Summit Conference 2017: Leading to the Unknown gave me new global insight, inspiration and connections. I was honoured to join the extended panel discussion moderated by Siri Lill Mannes under the heading: The Nordic Perspectives. My special thank you goes to the Noway Summit Team and all the wonderful people, who made my first trip to Stavanger so special. Thank you, I hope to be back!”
Mette S. Rotbøll, Founder, Vigil Wealth Management AG, Switzerland (panelist 2017)
“The Norway Summit 2016 was an inspiring conference to speak at and attend. Given the quality of engineering talent, access to capital, mindset of entrepreneurs and support from Government for entrepreneurship, I think Norway has all the right raw ingredients to develop a strong innovation eco-system, and ultimately build world-class companies”
Gerlad Brady, Head of UK Relationship Banking, Silicon Valley Bank (speaker 2016 and 2019)
“Norway Summit was a great event – fantastic speakers and a highly engaged audience. It was one of the most enjoyable conferences I’ve attended in the past couple of years”
Thomas Bull, Director Financial Services - Transaction Advisory Services - Ernst & Young LLP, UK (speaker 2016)
“I attended Norway Summit in 2016, however, in 2017 it surpassed my highest expectations. Excellent speakers with an enlightening perspective. A must attend conference!”
Tore Gjedebo, CEO, Investore

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