WE BELIEVE IN CHALLENGING
THE STATUS QUO
(that’s our vision)
THINKING IS HOLDING US BACK.
WE CAN AND MUST DO BETTER.
We offer valuable knowledge about
leadership, technology and sustainability. We
gather business leaders and innovators for
our conferences twice a year.
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 gain a better understanding of our
culture.Here you’ll find qhat do we believe in and what
it is like working here.
December 2015 April 2016
January 2017November 2016
Christoffer Omberg & Marius Røed
Wang drop out of their studies
and establish Oslo Business Forum
after attracting Sir Alex Ferguson
to 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 founders choose to move
forward and hire 3 new employees.
The conference The Future of
Technology and Leadership is
launched and half of the tickets
sold after 1 week of sales.
Christoffer and Marius finally
attract 850 decision makers at
their first conference at Oslo
Concert Hall. After the conference
94% of attendees would
recommend Oslo Business Forum.
March 2017 June 2017
April 2018 September 2018
Oslo Business Forum organizes
Norway’s largest webinar ever.
Over 12,000 people attend a live
webinar with Petter Stordalen.
The podcast concept De som
bygger det nye Norge med Silvija
Seres launched. With over 100
episodes and 60,000 monthly
downloads, it became Norway’s
most popular technology podcast.
The 4th conference: Leadership
in Changing Times attracts more
than 1,600 attendees, where new
concepts such as The Digital
Playground, a 2,000 square
meter partner exhibition area is
Oslo Business Forum arranges
their biggest conference yet
with over 30 speakers and 3,000
attendees from all around the
world. President Barack Obama is
the main speaker.
Today we are a young team of 12. What we lack in experience,
we make up for in energy, creativity and effort. Diverse teams
perform better - and have more fun. We strongly encourage
people who can bring diversity into the office to apply.
OSLO BUSINESS FORUM IS NOT
THE AVERAGE WORKPLACE.
Disclaimer: We are not a perfect fit for everyone.
What sets us apart?
Amazing people don’t like average goals.
Although we don’t always reach our goals,
we dream big and reach for the skies.
2WE’RE A SPORTSTEAM
A sports team doesn’t guarantee lifetime employment
for its players, yet the employer-employee relationship
still benefits when it follows the principles of trust,
mutual investment, and mutual benefit. Teams win
when their individual members trust each other
enough to prioritize team success over individual glory.
3WE BELIEVE IN
We challenge the status quo by continously
seeking ways for impremevent and
questioning the current business models.
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.
3: MOVE FAST
We believe it is better to be agile and
sometimes fail rather than to sit tight and fail
for sure. We don’t mind making mistakes, but
we do mind repeating them.
3: MOVE FAST
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