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THE IMPACT EDITION

The best leaders and best companies are the ones that make IMPACT. Impact on their employees, impact on their customers and impact on the world of tomorrow.

Maximizing IMPACT is your crucial task as a leader. You hold the key! At Amsterdam Business Forum 2023, world class speakers will share their best insights with you. 

Main Stage Topics

  • IMPACT BUSINESS (with Rutger Bregman)
    How do you blend business and purpose into your company’s DNA? 
  • IMPACT CULTURES (with Erin Meyer) 
    How do you build an outstanding corporate culture that ignites innovation and attracts top talent? In this block you will learn how to build a culture that makes work awesome.
  • IMPACT LEADERSHIP (with Tim Ferriss) 
    How do you amplify your impact as a leader? Help people grow and excel as a professional and person?

At Amsterdam Business Forum, you’ll get the right ingredients to get started: outstanding speakers, brilliant practices and a community of 1.500 great minds in the audience.

UPDATE: over 1100 leaders and enterpreneurs have booked a seat for Amsterdam Business Forum 2023.

 

Program September 29th

Start

08:30 a.m.

09:00 a.m.

09:30 a.m.

Doors open: registration

Theatre open

Opening by hoste Jim Stolze

Block 1: Impact Business

How do you blend business and purpose into your company’s DNA?
Making impact as a business philosophy: this is how it works.

Speaker: Rutger Bregman (45 mins)

Talkshow – World Class Impact Companies
Learn from the leaders of World- class Impact Companies:

• Ben & Jerry’s – Lilian Geijsen
• 
Tony’s Chocolonely – Douglas Lamont

Break 1: Side events (11.00 a.m.)

A break full of side events:

• VIP session with Rutger Bregman                                                                                                    

• deepdives with leading experts in Better Business

• and much much more

Block 2: Impact Cultures

How do you build an outstanding corporate culture that makes work (much) more rewarding makes it easy to attract new talent? In this block you will learn how to build a culture that makes work awesome.

Headline Speaker: Erin Meyer (45 mins)

Talkshow – World Class Company Cultures
Learn from leaders with brilliant company cultures

 Netflix – Alix Jacobson
• AFAS Software  – Britt Breure

Young leaders as changemakers in your team – Melati Wijsen

Break 2: Side events (2 p.m.)

A break full of side events:

• VIP session with Tim Ferriss (40 mins),                                                                                        
hosted by Alexander Klöpping and Ernst-Jan Pfauth (POM)

• deepdives with leading experts in Amazing Cultures

• and much much more

Block 3: Impact Leadership

How can you amplify your impact as a leader? Help people grow and excel as a professional and person? In this block you will get key insights and meet these magnificent leaders in person.

Extreme Resilience: leadership lessons from the Heart of Ukrain – Maryna Saprykina

Headline Speaker: Tim Ferriss (45 mins)
A conversation with 
Ernst-Jan Pfauth (POM)

The Impact Mindset – Typhoon

Afterparty

5:15 p.m.

Drinks and afterparty

Tickets

Regular

995 +VAT
  • 29 September 2023
  • All Inclusive Catering
  • Matchmaking & networking opportunities
  • Online access to presentations until 30 days after the event
  • One day event
SOLD OUT

VIP

1495 +VAT
  • 29 September 2023
  • Everything included in the regular ticket
  • VIP seating (top 20%)
  • Access to VIP lounge
  • Exclusive side event with Rutger Bregman
  • Exclusive side event with Tim Ferriss
SOLD OUT

We offer discounts on group orders. You will automatically get a 10 % discount for orders with 5-9 tickets, 15 % discount for orders with 10-19 tickets and 20% discount for orders with 20+ tickets. If you are planning to attend with an even larger group contact Godfried Dorssers for the possibilities.

Accepted payment methods: credit card, iDeal, and invoicing.

Speakers

Rutger Bregman

Rutger Bregman  is one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. The 35-year-old historian and author has been nominated twice for the prestigious European Press Prize for his work at De Correspondent. His articles have been featured in The Washington Post and on the BBC. His book, Human Kind (De Meeste Mensen Deugen) is a worldwide bestseller, with over 1.5 million copies sold and translations in 40 languages.

“Rutger Bregman is the Dutch Wunderkind of new ideas”
(The Guardian)

 

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss is one of the world’s leading experts on leadership, entrepreneurship and personal innovation. He is the author the iconic global bestseller: The 4-Hour-Workweek. He is an early investor in companies such as Uber, Shopify, Duolingo and Alibaba. Tim is on Fast Company’s list of “Most Innovative Business People.”

His podcast The Tim Ferriss Show is the world’s most listened-to podcast for entrepreneurs and leaders with over 900 million (!!!) downloads.

“Tim Ferriss is the Oprah of Audio”
(The Observer)

Erin Meyer

Erin Meyer is a science rockstar in the field of (company) culture. She is professor at INSEAD Business School and she is listed in Thinkers50 the list of best leadership thinkers in the world. Erin’s book The Culture Map became a worldwide bestseller.

Her book No Rules Rules, co-authored with Netflix founder Reid Hastings, deconstructs the unique culture that enabled Netflix to grow and become one of the most successful companies on earth.

The most important document to come out of Silicon Valley
(Sheryll Sandberg on the Netflix Culture Manifesto)

Lilian Geijsen

Lilian is Managing Director of Ben & Jerry’s Europe, she embodies the company’s mission of delivering high-quality, socially responsible products while making a positive impact on the world.

She is responsible for driving growth while prioritizing social impact across all three parts of the business, including product, economic, and social.

Douglas Lamont

Douglas is CEO of Tony’s Chocolonely, joining in October 2022 from innocent drinks where he was CEO for nine years. 

As innocent’s CEO, Douglas put his advocacy for building businesses that balance people, profit and planet into action. 

Alix Jacobson

Alix is Former Vice President HR EMEA by Netflix. She spent 13 years at Netflix, working in various functions across the HR organization, and most recently led the EMEA HR organization as VP of HR for the region. 
She staunchly believes in company culture as a business driver – A clear and common set of values and behaviors can drive employee performance and team effectiveness, and ultimately business performance.

Britt Breure

Britt is Director of HR and CSR at AFAS Software, a unique family company with a strong corporate culture and impressive results. 

AFAS has 600 employees, but only 1 HR employee. That’s Britt. She is also committed to social responsibility and sustainability within AFAS and beyond.

Typhoon

Typhoon (Glenn de Randamie) Musician and language artist Glenn de Randamie, better known as Typhoon, will wrap up this seminar. He will take us on a journey to connection, inclusion and fresh perspectives. How can we make even more impact by working together in a better way? How do we ensure that all voices are heard and blend into better decisions? How do we bridge gaps and break barriers? Glenn will share unexpected and valuable lessons about personal leadership, vitality, inclusion and diversity, growing, slowing down, trusting and connecting.

Melati Wijsen

Melati is a young changemaker from Bali. In terms of personality, she is best characterized as a blend of Greta Thunberg, Bojan Slat and Barack Obama. At the age of only 12 (!) Melati and her sister managed to get single use plastic bags banned in Bali. Melati is the founder and figurehead of Youthtopia, a network of young changemakers around the world. A film about her and this movement launched in 2022: Bigger than Us. Melati is one of those speakers you may not know upfront, but will never forget after September 29th.

Jim Stolze

Jim is too multi-talented for this short text. He is a writer, an entrepreneur, an AI expert and the man who brought TEDx conferences to Europe.

Jim Stolze will be the host of Amsterdam Business Forum. Guiding us through the day, connecting the dots and sculpting all separate talks and insights into one coherent and inspiring learning experience.

Maryna Saprykina

Maryna  won the 2023 Speaker contest with her speech: “Sustainability in the Times of War”. 

She is sustainability consultant from Ukraine who has seen the resilience of Ukrainain businesses firsthand.  

Her keynote addressed the role of sustainability in business continuity during times of war.

More information about Amsterdam Business Forum 2023 is available at Denkproducties.nl

Melati Wijsen is a young changemaker from Bali. In terms of personality, she is best characterized as a blend of Greta Thunberg, Bojan Slat and Barack Obama. At the age of only 12 (!) Melati and her sister managed to get single use plastic bags banned in Bali. Melati is the founder and figurehead of Youthtopia, a network of young changemakers around the world. A film about her and this movement launched in 2022: Bigger than Us. Melati is one of those speakers you may not know upfront, but will never forget after September 29.

Glenn de Randamie, better known as Typhoon, will wrap up this seminar. He will take us on a journey to connection, inclusion and fresh perspectives. How can we make even more impact by working together in a better way? How do we ensure that all voices are heard and blend into better decisions? How do we bridge gaps and break barriers? Glenn will share unexpected and valuable lessons about personal leadership, vitality, inclusion and diversity, growing, slowing down, trusting and connecting.

Tim Ferriss is one of the world’s leading experts on leadership, entrepreneurship and personal innovation. He is the author the iconic global bestseller: The 4-Hour-Workweek. He is an early investor in companies such as Uber, Shopify, Duolingo and Alibaba. Tim is on Fast Company’s list of “Most Innovative Business People.” His podcast The Tim Ferriss Show is the world’s most listened-to podcast for entrepreneurs and leaders with over 900 million (!!!) downloads.

“Tim Ferriss is the Oprah of Audio”
(The Observer)

Maryna Saprykina  won the 2023 Speaker contest with her speech: “Sustainability in the Times of War”. 

She is sustainability consultant from Ukraine who has seen the resilience of Ukrainian businesses firsthand.  

Her keynote addressed the role of sustainability in business continuity during times of war.

Britt Breure is Director of HR and CSR at AFAS Software, a unique family company with a strong corporate culture and impressive results. 

AFAS has 600 employees, but only 1 HR employee. That’s Britt. She is also committed to social responsibility and sustainability within AFAS and beyond.

Alix Jacobson is Former Vice President HR EMEA by Netflix. She is a commercially driven international HR executive with an extensive track record of building and sustaining healthy, efficient and high-performing teams.

Alix staunchly believes in company culture as a business driver – A clear and common set of values and behaviors can drive employee performance and team effectiveness, and ultimately business performance.

Douglas Lamont is CEO of Tony’s Chocolonely, joining in October 2022 from innocent drinks where he was CEO for nine years. 

As innocent’s CEO, Douglas put his advocacy for building businesses that balance people, profit and planet into action.

Lilian Geijsen is Managing Director of Ben & Jerry’s Europe, she embodies the company’s mission of delivering high-quality, socially responsible products while making a positive impact on the world.

She is responsible for driving growth while prioritizing social impact across all three parts of the business, including product, economic, and social.

Erin Meyer is a science rockstar in the field of (company) culture. She is professor at INSEAD Business School and she is listed in Thinkers50 the list of best leadership thinkers in the world. Erin’s book The Culture Map became a worldwide bestseller. Her book No Rules Rules, co-authored with Netflix founder Reid Hastings, deconstructs the unique culture that enabled Netflix to grow and become one of the most successful companies on earth. “The most important document to come out of Silicon Valley” (Sheryll Sandberg on the Netflix Culture Manifesto)

Rutger Bregman  is one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. The 35-year-old historian and author has been nominated twice for the prestigious European Press Prize for his work at De Correspondent. His articles have been featured in The Washington Post and on the BBC. His book, Human Kind (De Meeste Mensen Deugen) is a worldwide bestseller, with over 1.5 million copies sold and translations in 40 languages.

“Rutger Bregman is the Dutch Wunderkind of new ideas”
(The Guardian)