Rebuild21 is an annual conference for Leaders, Innovators & Entrepreneurs. A time to get inspired, build alliances and last but not least get the tools to drive change!



We believe the 21st Century belongs to leaders, businesses and organizations that successfully unite purpose, passion and profit. When visionary people and companies from different sectors come together, giant leaps in innovation are possible. This is why we started Rebuild21 and why you should take part of the conference this year. Rebuild21 is a unique opportunity to:

  • Get inspired by great speakers and discover new global business trends
  • Sharpen your leadership & innovation skills through eight breakout-sessions
  • Develop new innovative business ideas through six industry mash-ups
  • Get new tools to drive change in your industry and organisation
  • Meet and interact with leading global innovators and thought-leaders
  • Network and build relations with progressive CEOs, VPs, entrepreneurs, designers, and innovators from a range of disciplines
  • Taste Nordic specialities from the New Nordic Kitchen  – including Noma ants!
This year’s conference will be touching upon a two-day scheme. The first day will have as a theme, “The New Nordic Way”. Where participants will be forging the New Nordic Way to growth. In simpler words, we will tackle global challenges with a local potential mindset, being the Nordic values of business and society. The second day will have as a theme, “Organising for the Future”. On this day, participants will get inspired by hearing innovative speakers from leading organizations. Some of the speakers that will get on stage this year are,
  • Santiago Gowland, Managing Director Sustainable Business & Innovation, Nike (US)
  • Tom Szaky, CEO, TerraCycle (US)
  • Bill Tolany, CMO, Whole Foods Market (US)
  • Nic Marks, Founder, Happiness Works & Happy Planet Index (UK)
  • Anders Eldrup, Chairman, Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster (DK)
  • Louise Koch, Program Manager, Grundfos Lifelink (DK)
Besides inspirational talks, we will also have interactive breakout sessions where selected moderators will introduce radical perspectives in a variety of topics. Participants here will be able to brainstorm, write, produce and create manifestos. All in all, they are in place to provide tools for participants to go back to their organisations and enact innovative change. The sessions this year are,
  • Purpose Driven Business
  • Defining a New Nordic Way
  • New Nordic Leadership
  • The Open Organisation
  • Hack your Organisation
  • Empowering the Maker Movement
  • Nordic Startups
  • BOP Innovation
Besides all the great inspiring talks and sessions this year, we have invited Thomas Laursen from Wildfooding to prepare New Nordic dishes for lunch and dinner. As well, there will be fun social sessions such as Kayaking in the Copenhagen Channels, Beer Tasting with Syndikatet, Hypnosis Waste Game and many more. Come join us this year to bring about a revolution of conscious capitalism!

Register to this year’s conference, The New Nordic Way!



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