Presidents Summit - October 2, 2018

October 2, 2018
Presidents Summit


Join 2000 European business
leaders in Copenhagen


...has brought the world's most renowned thought-leaders to Copenhagen twice a year for over ten years - from President Bill Clinton to Sir Richard Branson.

Our Summits instill a sense of inspiration in thousands of European business leaders in a purpose-driven environment committed to knowledge-sharing and meaningful networking to shape the leaders of today and tomorrow.


Business Leaders





Three reasons to attend

Inspiration & Education

Presidents Summit is an efficient way of staying connected and up-to-date on the latest trends in business, leadership, and technology. We guarantee that you will leave the conference energized and with new ideas to take home and implement in your own company.

Networking & Matchmaking

With over 2000 attendees from 7+ countries, this is a unique opportunity to build new professional friendships and reconnect with people. You will soon see the value in building a strong contact base that will serve you well for years to come.

Entertainment & Gastronomy

Our conferences are well known for amazing entertainment and food. In collaboration with Deloitte, we are building an exciting tech-area where you can explore some of the emerging trends and technologies of the future. Finish off the evening with music and champagne.



Former Prime Minister of
the United Kingdom

The former and youngest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – David Cameron came to power in 2010 at a moment of economic crisis. Under his leadership the UK’s economy was transformed with Britain becoming the fastest-growing advanced economy in the world. A few of Cameron’s other major political highlights include: hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games, chairing the 2013 G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, and being a catalyst for the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Today, Cameron is Chairman of Patrons at National Citizens Service (NCS), the UK’s flagship youth development program, President of Alzheimer’s Research in the UK and is chairing the London School of Economics-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development.


Former Chief Business Officer
at Google [X]

Egyptian Serial entrepreneur Mo Gawdat has co-founded more than 20 businesses and is the former Chief Business Officer of Google[X] - Google's infamous innovation arm. He recently wrote the book 'Solve for Happy - Engineering Your Path to Joy' and as of February 2018 has moved on from Google[X] to focus on his new venture #OneBillionHappy.


Global Economist and Author

Renowned economist with a focus on global macroecnomics. Dambisa was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magaize, as well as the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Group. Her work regulary appears in publications such as the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal and she is a contributing editor to CNBC.



Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has consistently been at the forefront of breaking barriers within the aviation industry. They were the first to crack the code on navigating over the north pole, the first to offer electronic tickets and mobile phone check-ins. Rickard Gustafson, who has acted as SAS CEO since 2010, is always looking for where to explore next and which boundaries can be pushed ahead, while expanding future-proof business models.


Author, Former VP at Alibaba Group

Award-winning filmmaker, international bestselling author and e-commerce guru. Porter joined Alibaba as a VP when the company was moving out of founder Jack Ma's apartment. Since then, he has written 'Alibaba's World', which was selected as one of the Best Business Books of 2015 by the Wall Street Journal.

Johan Ernst

Explorer & Adventure Activist

One of seven people in the world to have completed the Adventure Grand Slam, the Swedish explorer are better known as an "environmental explorer" due to his passion for climate-related issues. To date, Johan has completed over 52 expeditions and 169 countries and has published two books - 'Seven Summits' and ‘Pole2Pole’, with two new books to be published soon.


Founder & CEO, Mars One

Bas is a born entrepreneur with a passion for ambitious projects. He is the co-founder and CEO of Mars One, the Dutch foundation that aims to land the first humans on Mars in 2032. A mission where there is no return trip. Mars One is currently valued at 87 million euro, is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and has a renowned advisory board include a former NASA Chief Technologist, an astronaut and a Nobel Prize Laureate.

Camilla Hessellund

Founder & CEO, Lix Technologies

At just 24 years old, Camilla has already confessed that she is terrified of leaving this world without making an impression. Such is the inspiration behind her founding of Lix Technologies in 2012 – coined as a “Spotify for digital student textbooks.” Lix has set out to break the barrier of students carrying heavy materials between classes and spending a fortune on textbooks whose purpose rarely goes beyond a single chapter. Having raised 7.5m USD this year alone, Camilla and Lix appear to be in position to disrupt the publishing industry as we know it.

"Forget about measuring outcomes – focus on the two or three things you need to be good at to achieve your dream and measure them."

Jim Hagemann Snabe

What to expect?

"When you can't discuss important things in your company"

Zev Siegl

"Networking is key to everything"

Stefan Hyttfors
Futurist, Author and
Global Speaker

"The value of knowing what's moving outside of your organisation"

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Price excl. VAT

  • All "Member for a day" benefits
  • All "Networking plus" benefits
  • Priority check-in
  • VIP Seating at keynotes
  • Closed-room Q&A sessions with selected speakers
  • Photo sessions with selected speakers
  • VIP Dinner with planned seating
  • VIP lounge area



Price excl. VAT

  • All "Member for a day" benefits
  • Personal Networking Assistant:
    • Interviews you 3 weeks prior to Summit
    • Finds 20 high-interest meetings
    • Contacts up to 5 on your behalf
    • Schedules meetings at the Summit



Price excl. VAT

  • Access to the top leadership Summit in Scandinavia
  • Networking with 3000 top European leaders
  • Access & seating to all keynotes
  • Entertainment
  • Post-Summit Executive Summary
  • Participant list & meeting booking via app
  • Food & Drinks


How do I get to the event?

Metro (Line M1) from Copenhagen downtown (For example Nørreport station or Kongens Nytorv) will take you directly to Comwell Conference Center (Bella Center Metro Station).

If you come from Copenhagen Airport change Metro line at Christianshavn to the M1 line to Bella Center Metro Station.

Comwell Conference (Bella Center) is just a 10-minute taxi drive from Copenhagen Airport (estimated price: 150-200 DKK).

Where can I find the program for the Summit?

The final speaker program will be made available a few weeks prior to the Summit date.

What else is there to experience in Copenhagen?

There’s plenty of things to see and experience in Copenhagen, for some ideas, visit Visit Copenhagen.

Where can I find available overnight accommodation?

Bella Sky Hotel is located directly next to the Venue, alternatively you can stay at Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport, or in one of the many hotels in town.

When will I receive my tickets?

You will receive your ticket by email 5 days before the event as well as on the day of the event.

I have a special diet, who should I contact?

Please let us know about your special diets by emailing latest 3 weeks prior to the event.

Where can I see who is attending the conference?

We encourage all guests to sign up to Brella Networking App where you can see who else is attending the event.

How do I apply to be a volunteer at Presidents Summit?

Thank you for your interest in our Summit. You can apply as a volunteer right here.


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Previous Speakers

President Bill Clinton


Clinton Foundation

Sir Richard Branson

CEO & Founder

Virgin Group

Gary Vaynerchuck

CEO & Founder


Mitt Romney

Former Presidential Candidate

United States of America

Steve Wozniak



Bill McDermott



Jack Welch

Former CEO & Chairman

General Electric

Costas Markides

Professor of Strategic Leadership

London Business School