The 2019 northern light Summit will be held in Helsinki

June 27-29, 2019 under the theme:

A World at Risk: Redefining the role of business


We are living in an era of unprecedented risks. However, businesses must continue to find ways to thrive and create value despite these conditions. At the Summit, we will look at two things; how to prepare for the risks ahead and how businesses must redefine their roles to strive in these difficult conditions. We will also discuss the relationship between China, US and Europe.

All conversations will be off-the-record.

130 CEOs, Chairmen and thought leaders attend the summit each year. Previous attendants include:

Paul Polman (Unilever), Joe Kaeser (Siemens), Henrik Ehrnrooth (KONE), Wolfgang Leitner (Andritz), François Heisbourg (IISS), Anne-Marie Slaughter (New America), Carl Bildt (European Council for Foreign Relations), Trina Gordon (Boyden), Bengt Holmström (MIT), Viktor Vekselberg (Renova Group), Alexey Mordashov (Severstal), Martin Wolf, Edward Luce & Jamil Anderlini (Financial Times), Marie Ehrling (Telia Company), Kurt Björklund (Permira) and Johannes Teyssen (E.ON)

“I am not much given to superlatives, but I know I was not the only one to return home excited and stimulated by the content, and equally impressed by the style and the brilliant organisation. My first exposure to Northern Light two years ago made me eager to return and this year’s conference surpassed my expectations. Both the newcomers and the old hands I spoke to all agreed.”
— 2018 Participant

2019 Northern Light Summit information

  • Will be held in Helsinki June 27-29, 2019.

  • Attendance is by invitation only.

  • Spouses are warmly welcome to attend.

  • There will be a special cultural element to the programme.

For more information, please contact the secretariat.