07.30 – 08.45

Complimentary breakfast and casual networking opportunities

08.45 – 09.00

Opening entertainment featuring Ember Trio!

09.00 – 09.15

Our Event Host, Mette Bloch and our Main Sponsor welcome you to Awaken

09.15 – 11.15

Jack Daly opens the event:

‘People don’t want to be sold to – so quit selling and learn how to help people buy!’

American entrepreneur, sales expert and motivator Jack Daly shares his personal sales secrets and innovative sales techniques, based on his best-selling books Hyper Sales Growth and Paper Napkin Wisdom. 98 companies in 100 don’t have a confirmed sales playbook and often miss out on key sales opportunities – learn how to build and practice your own sales playbook with Jack Daly and boost your achievements and sales success!

11.15 – 11.30

Break for purposeful, rewarding networking with complimentary coffee, snacks and refreshments

11.30 – 12.30

Pandit Dasa:

‘How to lead with mindful leadership.’

Mindfulness expert, TEDx speaker and CEO of Conscious Living, Pandit Dasa will be live in Copenhagen exploring the importance of mindfulness for effective, thoughtful and productive leadership. Presenting scientific research on mindfulness, Pandit Dasa offers the tools and techniques you need to integrate mindfulness into your own professional leadership practices.

12.30 – 13.30

We break for lunch and purposeful networking opportunities

13.30 – 13.35

Our Event Host, Mette Bloch presents the morning’s highlights and welcomes you to a productive afternoon session

13.35 – 14.30

Dr John Demartini:

‘Empower yourself and improve your life, by embracing your truest values and most authentic self.’

Expert psychologist and scholar of human behaviour, Dr John Demartini shares proven methods for mastering personal achievements and successfully pursuing your business vision. Understanding your own mind and your own self-sabotaging behaviours is key to finding success and inspiration in our modern world.

14.30 – 15.30

Baroness Mone of Mayfair, OBE:

‘How to go from scratch to your first BILLION and generate free PR in the process!’

According to the irrepressible Baroness and businesswoman Michelle Mone, resilience, drive, networking skills and never giving up are essential for us all to succeed in business. Be inspired by her extraordinary journey from a poor childhood in a one-bedroom Glasgow apartment to becoming a billionaire Dubai building developer, told live and in her own words.

15.30 – 16.00

Christian Stadil:

‘Give to get! Company Karma in the 21st century.’

Christian Stadil owns the global conglomerate company Thornico A/S, which consists of around 120 operational companies. Company Karma is essential to corporate innovation, creativity, and for recruiting and retaining the best talent. Christian Stadil explains how brand awareness, marketing and storytelling can be built upon the concept of Company Karma, executed with innovation and good spirit.

16.00 – 16.30

Break for purposeful, rewarding networking with complimentary coffee, snacks and refreshments

16.30 – 17.30

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sir Richard Branson:

‘Be the Leader Who Dares!’ An interview with moderator Richard Quest from CNN.

In a mesmerising keynote talk, adventurer, business magnate and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson discusses why he has always set his own goals seemingly too high; why failure is integral to success; and how courageous vulnerability can accelerate your path to personal and business happiness. The Virgin founder will provide insights into how to cultivate a winning company culture and will reveal the key qualities of the leaders of tomorrow.

This interview will be moderated by CNN’s Richard Quest, the network’s international business correspondent and best known for presenting ‘Quest Means Business’.

17.30 – 18.00

First 50 Diamond VIP tickets gain entry to an exclusive photo opportunity with Sir Richard Branson

17.30 – 17.45

Our Event Host, Mette Bloch presents the Highlights of Day One

17.45 – 18.30

Purposeful networking opportunities in exhibition area

Forge rewarding new relationships at the casual networking after-event in beautiful Copenhagen

18.30 – 22.00

Meet & Greet Dinner with Sir Richard Branson and our respected speakers, reserved for Diamond VIP ticket-holders



07.30 – 08.45

Complimentary breakfast and casual networking opportunities

08.45 – 09.00

Opening entertainment

08.57 – 09.00

Our Event Host, Mette Bloch welcomes you to another inspiring day!

09.00 – 09.45


‘Remaining calm under pressure.’

How do you work within an elite team of fighter-jet pilots? How can we all stay calm under pressure and keep our perspective in the face of challenges? We all face challenges in our lives and careers – elite fighter pilot Mandy Hickson shares her secrets for keeping your head when it matters the most!

9.45 – 10.30

Sally Gunnel, OBE:

‘Gain control of your mind – goal-setting and building resilience.’

Olympic athlete and motivational speaker Sally Gunnel, OBE, shows us how to build endurance and mental resilience in all aspects of life. Learn how to set goals on the path to success and develop the emotional skills needed to pursue them, even when the road becomes rough.

10.30 – 11.00

Break for purposeful, rewarding networking with complimentary coffee, snacks and refreshments

11.00 – 11.30

Women’s Corner: An interview with Mandy Hickson and Sally Gunnel:

‘Do Women Dream and Dare Less?’ Moderated by broadcaster and blogger Line Baun Danielsen.

Do women need to dream and dare more in order to succeed in the workplace? Mandy Hickson and Sally Gunnel discuss how to navigate male-dominated settings and why women should strive to help each other to succeed, in an honest, open and thought-provoking conversation.

The discussion will be moderated by Danish broadcaster, writer and blogger Line Baun Danielsen, a respected sports journalist whose mission is to increase the visibility of women in the media.

11.30 – 13.00

We break for lunch with purposeful networking opportunities

13.00 – 14.00

Dr Martyn Newman, PhD:

‘Inside the mind of a leader.’

Dr Martyn Newman, a world-leading clinical psychologist, explains the significance of EI – Emotional Intelligence. A leader’s strongest social attribute, Dr Newman will teach us how to cultivate a higher emotional intelligence through mindfulness techniques, and how these game-changing strategies can be applied to your entire company or team.

14.00 – 15.00

James Caan:

‘How to harness your passion and produce results.’

A true understanding and deep knowledge of your own weaknesses can in fact be your strongest asset. Failure can provide a valuable realisation that you cannot be good at absolutely everything, allowing you to refocus your efforts and find new clarity. The recruitment magnate and BBC ‘Dragon’s Den’ executive investor explores these ideas and discusses how proper timing and strategic planning produces exceptional results.

15.00 – 15.15

Our Event Host, Mette Bloch presents the Highlights of Awaken Business Summit.

15.30 – 17.30

Purposeful networking opportunities in exhibition area, to reinforce your new professional network


Please note that this is a draft event programme and is subject to change.