You will have access to all activities with our full-week pass. You can also buy tickets for just The Conference of Beautiful Business on Sunday, November 5, or attend the two free opening and closing events.

 

Friday, November 3


16:00 - 18:00

excursion

meet at THE STUDIO and then field trip

The Rituals of Commerce

Which old rituals of commerce can help us navigate today’s digital economies? Discover some cues on this field trip to Lisbon’s beautiful businesses, led by the ethnographer Jonathan Cook.

20:00

RECEPTION

THE STUDIO

Housewarming

Join us for a welcome and get-together with soul food, conversations, first connections, and an overview of the agenda of the week.

 

Saturday, November 4


All day

THE STUDIO

You can work in teams on Beautiful Business Challenges. Also, you can use THE STUDIO for co-working, networking, or simply hanging out, while enjoying music, snacks, and beverages. Plus, stop by the “Humans of New Work" exhibition and the ”WhitePageProject” installation.

8:00 - 9:30

Breakfast

THE STUDIO

Breakfast with Humans

Meet residents, partners, and special guests; get ready for the day with a healthy breakfast and attend a very special kind of press conference.

9:30 - 11:30

Breakfast

THE STUDIO

Design Swarms, Part 1/2

Inventing the Future of Lisbon: Re-think and prototype in a two-part, highly collaborative workshop how we use urban spaces to foster creativity and enrich culture in developing urban cities.

Hosted by Surya Vanka AND DIFR

13:00 - 15:00

excursion

meet at THE STUDIO and then field trip

Fernando Pessoa and Our Exponential Selves

The Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa is widely admired for his playful use of alter egos in his work. The ethnographer Jonathan Cook will take you on an exploration of our future digital identities along Pessoa’s Lisbon.

15:30 - 17:30

Parallel workshops

the Palacio

Think Like An Artist

Hosted by Artists are among us

Conscious Business

Hosted by Human Works

17:30 - 19:30

Parallel Workshops

the Palacio

The Future is Beautiful

Hosted by A Hundred Years

The Sense of Auditory Things

Hosted by Eugenio Battaglia and Jocelyn Ibarra

19:30 - 20:00

Lecture

THE PALACIO

WhitePageProject

An art initiative to create spaces of courage, perspective, inspiration, and hope. A walk-through with Helene Lundbye Petersen, artist and director of the WhitePageProject.

20:00 - 22:00

public event

The Palacio

 

Next Start-Up: Humanity

Is it time for a new humanism? And what can business learn from the humanities? Discuss with our speakers and panelists at our special kick-off event open to the public.  

Speakers and panelists:

Aditi Khorana, Novelist
Ethan Imboden, Head of Ventures, frog
Anita Zielina, Chief Product Officer, Neue Zuercher Zeitung
Anne Kjaer Riechert, Co-Founder and Managing Director, ReDI School of Digital Integration
Helene Lundbye Petersen, Artist
David Brendel, Co-Founder, Strategy of Mind
Jonathan Cook, Ethnographer
Ricardo Marvao, Co-Founder, Beta-I Lisbon
Martin Reeves, Director, BCG Henderson Institute
Jerry Lieveld, CEO and Chief Creative, DIFR
Surya Vanka, Creator, Design Swarms
Karel Golta, CEO, Indeed Innovation
Christine Gould, Founder and CEO, Thought for Food Foundation
Ariane Conrad, The Book Doula

Moderated by Sophie Devonshire (Caffeine) and Tim Leberecht (The Business Romantic Society)

Midnight

Night Cap

The Studio

Late Night Living Room

Free-flowing mix of lectures, readings, and conversations with residents, special guests, snacks, and port wine.

Hosted by Aditi Khorana and Jonathan Cook

 

Sunday, November 5


All day

THE STUDIO

You can work in teams on Beautiful Business Challenges. Also, you can use THE STUDIO for co-working, networking, or simply hanging out, while enjoying music, snacks, and beverages. Plus, stop by the “Humans of New Work" exhibition and the ”WhitePageProject” installation.

9:00-18:00

conference

The palacio

The Conference of Beautiful Business

Talks, panel discussions, and workshops

Moderated by Martin Reeves (BCG Henderson Institute), Lea Steinacker (Wirtschaftswoche) and Tim Leberecht (The Business Romantic Society)

9:00-9:30

opening Session

The palacio

The Rehumanization of Business
Opening remarks by Martin Reeves, BCG Henderson Institute, and Tim Leberecht, The Business Romantic Society

9:30-11:15

TALKS and Q&A

The palacio

Beautiful Futures

Limor Schweitzer, CEO, RoboSavvy
Keira Havens, Co-founder and CEO, Revolution Bioengineering
Aditi Khorana, Novelist
J F Grossen, VP Design, HERE
Christine Gould, Founder and CEO, Thought for Food Foundation
Soenke Bartling, Founder, Blockchain for Science
Caterina Rindi, Blockchain expert
Rob Knight, Founder, Mattereum
Arun Chaudhary, Filmmaker, Obama White House, Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign

11:30-13:00

TALKS ANd Q&A

The palacio

The Best Conversation You’ve Never Had
Dennis Mortensen, Founder and CEO, x.ai
Haje Jan Kamps, Co-founder and CEO, LifeFolder
Anita Zielina, Chief Product Officer, Neue Zuercher Zeitung
David Okuniev, Co-founder and CEO, Typeform
Martin Harrison, Marketer and philosopher
Pamela Pavliscak, Social psychologist

14:00 -15:30 

Deep Dives and Workshops

The palacio

Think Better
Why and how to use philosophical methods in business.

Hosted by Strategy of Mind

Blockchain and Humanity
Will Blockchain technology make us less or more human?

Hosted by Soenke Bartling, Caterina Rindi, And Rob Knight

How Can AI Help Achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
Brainstorm with the help of designers, not robots.  

Hosted by INDEED Innovation

The Beautiful Futures of Business: Imagined
The future is already here – it’s just unevenly imagined. Let’s change that!

Hosted by BCG Henderson Institute

15:45-17:45

TALKS and Q&A

The palacio

Brave New Work
Leila Janah, Founder and CEO, Samasource and LXMI
Julia von Winterfeldt, Founder and CEO, SOULWORX
Anne Kjaer Riechert, Co-Founder and Managing Director, ReDI School of Digital Integration
Sophie Devonshire, CEO, Caffeine
Christoph Knorn, Global Director of Employer Branding, Siemens
Coral Movasseli and Claire Behar, Girls in Tech
Angela Lester, Founder and CEO, K Street Partners
Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD
Judith Wallenstein, Senior Partner, BCG

17:45-18:00

closing Remarks

The palacio

Business Coming Home
A summary and outlook with Martin Reeves and Tim Leberecht

18:00-20:30

networking

The palacio

Closing Reception
Wrap up the conference day with drinks and harbor views. 

21:00

Dinner

The studio

The Future Smells Good

Join us for a scented dinner salon with special guest, perfume composer Lourenço Lucena.

Midnight

Night Cap

The Studio

Late Night Living Room

Free-flowing mix of lectures, readings, and conversations with residents, special guests, snacks, and port wine.

Hosted by Ariane Conrad and Haje Jan Kamps

 

Monday, November 6


All day

THE STUDIO

You can work in teams on Beautiful Business Challenges. Also, you can use THE STUDIO for co-working, networking, or simply hanging out, while enjoying music, snacks, and beverages. Plus, stop by the “Humans of New Work" exhibition and the ”WhitePageProject” installation.

8:00 - 9:30

Breakfast

THE STUDIO

Breakfast with Humans

Meet residents, partners, and special guests; get ready for the day with a healthy breakfast and attend a very special kind of press conference

10:30 - 12:30

workshop

THE STUDIO

Design Swarm, Part 2/2

Inventing the Future of Lisbon: Re-think and prototype in a two-part, highly collaborative workshop how we use urban spaces to foster creativity and enrich culture in developing urban cities.

Hosted by Surya Vanka AND DIFR

18:00 - 19:00

COACHING & PLAYFUL Explorations

THE STUDIO

Purpose & Pace

Hosted by Caffeine

Build a Beautiful Business

hosted by Ariadna Esteve

17:00 - 18:30

Masterclass

THE STUDIO

Find Your Story, Find Your Tribe

Learn how to deeply connect (yourself and your business) with others. 

Hosted by Joint Idea

18:30 - 20:00

Guided Discussion

THE STUDIO

The Future of Employee Experience

Dialogues and perspectives, experiences and wild guesses with Rosa Riera, (VP of Employer Branding and Social Innovation, Siemens), Alex Antolino (Creative Director, Typeform), and others.

19:30 - 21:30

MEET AT STUDIO AND THEN WALK TO RESTAURANT NEARBY

 

 

Silent Dinner

Spend 90 minutes without words but plenty of delicious food - in silence and in public.

20:00 - 22:00

dinner

THE STUDIO

15 Toasts to Commitment

15 Toasts, launched in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and Thrive Labs, is a unique, story-based dinner format that creates a safe space for power and vulnerability to clink glasses.

Hosted by Siemens and The Business Romantic Society

22:00 - 24:00

salon

THE STUDIO

The Vulnerable Corporation

Is vulnerability key to accessing human capital in the networked economy? A conversation with Martin Reeves (BCG Henderson Institute), Gianpiero Petriglieri (INSEAD), Rosa Riera (Siemens), and others.

Hosted By Massimo Portincaso (BCG) and LEA Steinacker (Wirtschaftswoche) 

Midnight

Night Cap

The Studio

Late Night Living Room

Free-flowing mix of lectures, readings, and conversations with residents, special guests, snacks, and port wine.

Hosted by Martin HARRISON and Julia von Winterfeldt

 

Tuesday, November 7


All day

THE STUDIO

You can work in teams on Beautiful Business Challenges. Also, you can use THE STUDIO for co-working, networking, or simply hanging out, while enjoying music, snacks, and beverages. Plus, stop by the “Humans of New Work" exhibition and the ”WhitePageProject” installation.

8:00 - 9:30

Breakfast

THE STUDIO

Breakfast with Humans

Meet residents, partners, and special guests; get ready for the day with a healthy breakfast and attend a very special kind of press conference.

15:00 - 17:00

Workshop

THE STUDIO

Humanizing Leadership

Hosted by Julia von Winterfeldt, SOULWORX, with special guest limor Schweizer, CEO, Robosavvy

17:00 - 18:00

Workshop

THE STUDIO

11-Color Leadership

Foster your emotional intelligence with the WhitePageProject color spectrum.

Performed by Helene Lundbye Petersen

18:00 - 19:00

coaching & Playful EXPLORATIONS

THE STUDIO

Purpose & Pace

Hosted by Caffeine

Build a Beautiful Business

hosted by Ariadna Esteve

19:30 - 21:00

Guided Discussion

THE STUDIO

Come Together

Why building human platforms is the most important skill of the 21st century, and how to value the assets they are made of.

Hosted by Laurent Haug

21:00 - 22:00

Fireside Chat

The STudio

Embracing The Other

A conversation with Gemma Mortensen, Co-Founder, More in Common

Hosted by Tim Leberecht

22:00 - 24:00

salon

THE STUDIO

New Realities, New Identities

From AI to VR to neuro-enhancement and genetic engineering: will exponential technologies liberate us to be exponentially more human? A conversation with Jocelyn Ibarra, Christian ‘Mio' Loclair, Pamela Pavliscak, Serban Mogos, Inmaculada Martinez, Ravenna, Kim Arazi, Caterina Rindi, and others.

Hosted by Keira Havens and Jonathan Cook

Midnight

Night Cap

The Studio

Late Night Living Room

Free-flowing mix of lectures, readings, and conversations with residents, special guests, snacks, and port wine.

 

Wednesday, November 8


All day

THE STUDIO

You can work in teams on Beautiful Business Challenges. Also, you can use THE STUDIO for co-working, networking, or simply hanging out, while enjoying music, snacks, and beverages. Plus, stop by the “Humans of New Work" exhibition and the ”WhitePageProject” installation.

8:00 - 9:30

Breakfast

THE STUDIO

Breakfast with Humans

Meet residents, partners, and special guests; get ready for the day with a healthy breakfast and attend a very special kind of press conference.

18:00 - 19:00

COACHING & PLAYFUL EXPLORATIONS

THE STUDIO

Purpose & Pace

Hosted by Caffeine

Build a Beautiful Business

hosted by Ariadna Esteve

19:00 - 21:00

Workshop

THE STUDIO

15 Toasts to Being Afraid of the Dark

15 Toasts, launched in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and Thrive Labs, is a unique, story-based dinner format that creates a safe space for power and vulnerability to clink glasses.

Hosted by Aditi Khorana and Tim Leberecht

21:30 - 23:30

Salon Party

The Studio

The Exponentially Human Experience

We will look at the Human Experience in times of exponential technologies through the eyes of artists and thinkers, and through the lens of data and technology. Change your perspective as you change rooms, and bring your own take to the table when it’s time for dessert.

Hosted by Diffferent and DIFR 

Midnight

Night Cap

The Studio

Late Night Living Room

Free-flowing mix of lectures, readings, and conversations with residents, special guests, snacks, and port wine.

Hosted by Marc Cinanni (TYPEFORM)

 

Thursday, November 9


All day

THE STUDIO

You can work in teams on Beautiful Business Challenges. Also, you can use THE STUDIO for co-working, networking, or simply hanging out, while enjoying music, snacks, and beverages. Plus, stop by the “Humans of New Work" exhibition and the ”WhitePageProject” installation.

8:00 - 9:30

Breakfast

THE STUDIO

Breakfast with Humans

Meet residents, partners, and special guests; get ready for the day with a healthy breakfast and attend a very special kind of press conference.

18:00 - 21:00

Public SALON

The STUDIO

An Evening on Beautiful Business

Presentation and discussion of the Residents’ work, the Handbook of Beautiful Business, and other insights from the week. With Christian ‘Mio’ Loclair (Waltz Binaire), Haje Jan Kamps, Helene Lundbye Petersen, and others. This event is open to the public. 

Hosted by Simin Radmanesh, Till Grusche, and Tim Leberecht

21:00 - 23:00

closing Party

The STUDIO

Silent Party: A Beautiful Ending

Enough said. Roam around and reflect on a busy week of ideas and interactions - in collective silence. This event is open to the public.

 

Friday, November 10


10:30 - 13:00

Brunch

THE STUDIO

Farewell Brunch with Robots

Say goodbye to our temporary home, but keep the keys to the House. And don't miss the final press conference.