WE BELIEVE IN CHALLENGING
THE STATUS QUO
(thats our vision)
THINKING IS HOLDING US BACK.
WE CAN AND MUST DO BETTER.
We are offering valuable knowledge about
leadership, technology and sustainability.
Twice a year, we gather business leaders and
innovators for our conferences.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Do you know what we love about our company?
It is the fact that every one of us comes to work to do
something we’re passionate about. We get to inspire
and offer valuable insights about leadership, technology
and sustainability every single day.
Want to join us!?
WORDS FROM THE FOUNDERS
SO, WHAT IS THIS
This handbook is for our employees, partners and
customers to better experience the culture code in Oslo
Business Forum. What do we believe in?
How is it like working here?
December 2015 April 2016
January 2017November 2016
Christoffer Omberg & Marius Røed
Wang drops out of their studies
and establish Oslo Business Forum
after attracting Sir Alex Ferguson to
lecture at their conference.
Although attracting several other
well known speakers such as
Øystein Spetalen, Hanne Kristin
Rodhe and Jan Grønbech, they are
only able to sell 3 tickets the first
The initiators behind Oslo Business
Forum choose to continue the
project, and hire three new
employees. The conference
‘The Future of Technology and
Leadership” is launched and almost
half of the tickets are sold after a
Oslo Business Forum finally collects
850 decision-makers at their first
conference in Oslo Concert Hall.
93,6% replies that they would
recommend Oslo Business Forum.
March 2017 June 2017
April 2018 September 2018
Oslo Business Forum organizes
Norway’s largest webinar ever, and
over 12,000 people attend live
webinar with Petter Stordalen.
Oslo Business Forum launches the
podcast concept ‘De som bygger
det nye Norge med Silvija Seres’.
With over 100 episodes and 60,000
monthly downloads, they have
created Norway’s most popular
The conference “Leadership in
Changing times” is held at “The
Qube”, with more than 1600
attendees, where new concepts
such as “The Digital Playground”,
a 2000 m2 exhibition area is
Oslo Business Forum arranges their
biggest conference yet, inviting
President Barack Obama, 30 other
speakers and 3000 attendees from
all around the world.
Unexperienced, but inspiring team of 12
Diverse teams perform better - and have more fun.
We strongly encouraging people who can bring diversity into
the office to apply for a job!
OSLO BUSINESS FORUM IS NOT
THE AVERAGE WORKPLACE.
Disclaimer: We are not a perfect fit for everyone.
But what makes us special?
Amazing people don´t like average goals.
We dream big and reach for the skies,
although we don´t always reach our goals.
2WE´RE A SPORTSTEAM,
NOT A FAMILY
A family is about unconditional love, despite
your siblings’ unusual behavior. A dream
team is about pushing yourself to be the best
teammate you can be, caring intensely about
your teammates, and knowing that you may
not be on the team forever.
3WE BELIEVE IN
We question things, forge new paths and overcome
obstacles. We develop ideas and create alternative
solutions that can change whole industries.
Our intent is to challenge the status quo
We don’t talk about it, we just do it. The time
from idea to implementation is fast, so we can
see immediate results. This is rewarding and
gives us a true sense of purpose.
We value and believe it is better to go fast and
sometimes fail than to sit tight and fail for sure.
We don’t mind making mistakes, but we do
mind repeating them.
SNACKS, COFFEE & LUNCH
We want everyone who works here to have the energy
they need throughout the day. Therefore, breakfast is
included in every Monday meeting. Of course, you get
lunch every single day, and you can provide yourself
with as much coffee and snacks as you´d like.
Once a month, we arrange a social activity for
everyone in Oslo Business Forum, preferably
followed by a nice meal.
Twice a year we travel to a destination, both for
social and professional development.
«Working in OBF gives me the opportunity to meet
many interesting people, acquire new knowledge
within exciting topics, and to work in a professional,
creative and inspiring environment. It’s a bit like being
in a long-term relationship. Every day we encounter
many obstacles and new challenges, but at the end
of the day we find solutions that strengthen our
relationship and move us on.»
«I wake up genuinely excited to get to work - I get to
do what I love and no two days are the same. Being
a small, motivated team, we take immense pride in
our work, and more tangibly, our output. The time
from idea to implementation is fast, so we can see
immediate results - which is rewarding and gives
me a true sense of purpose. I also get to work with a
pretty awesome crew, we laugh a lot and have a great