Norway Summit is an extension of the world’s most innovative chess event, Norway Chess. Norway Summit capitalizes on the unique network of Norway Chess ( to create an international arena focused on knowledge sharing and disruptive thinking.


The Norway Summit conference aims to create drive and innovation. We target participation from the very top of Norwegian business and political management as well as from academia and entrepreneurs.


Norway Summit is a dialogue-based conference and encourages speakers and panelists to be present during the whole day.


Norway Summit further aims to build bridges between Norway and international innovation eco-systems, in particular between Norway and Silicon Valley.




Norway Summit 2017 – Stavanger, June 14

Leading into the Unknown:

-Transformative technologies and their radical impact on business and society.


Rationale for our focus

We will be exploring the unknowns of our common future in light of technological innovation. What will the future look like? We know the buzzwords and we see progress in many areas, but what impact does the new technology have on us? We will bring in world-class keynote speakers and think-leaders to enlighten us and to help prepare business leaders, politicians and academics on the fore coming of the future.


Policies to guide our purpose

Sustainable Development Goal # 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.


Goal 9 encompasses three important aspects of sustainable development: Infrastructure, industrialization and innovation. Infrastructure provides the basic physical systems and structures essential to the operation of a society or enterprise. Industrialization drives economic growth, creates job opportunities and thereby reduces income poverty. Innovation advances the technological capabilities of industrial sectors and prompts the development of new skills.

Norway Summit 2017 invites industry and commerce to a dialogue with top international and national business representatives and experts, premise providers and decision-makers.