Prof. Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and bestselling author. He is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today.
His books Sapiens and Homo Deus were global bestsellers and were translated into 65 languages.
Harari’s work is read and recommended by many influential people, from President Barack Obama to Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.
Yuval Harari’s books have sold over 35 million copies in 65 languages. His 3 best-selling books include:
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (21 million copies)
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (9 million copies)
21 Lessons for the 21st Century (5 million copies)
Harari is a lecturer at the Department of History in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In 2019, Yuval Noah Harari co-founded Sapienship with his husband Itzik Yahav. Sapienship is a social impact company with projects in the fields of entertainment and education, whose main goal is to focus the public conversation on the most important global challenges facing the world today.
Yuval Noah Harari gave keynote speeches on the future of humanity in Davos 2020 and 2018, on the World Economic Forum’s main Congress Hall stage.
In 2019, Harari sat down for a filmed discussion on technology and the future of society with Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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”
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.
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”