For the seventh consecutive year, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway hosted the annual SIKT conference this week. This is an annual conference established by the Crown Prince to gather young leaders and talent from Norway. The conference started on Monday afternoon with a workshop and dinner. On Tuesday, there was the official opening at the Inland University College with the Crown Prince, Mayor of Lillehammer Ingunn Trosholmen and Principal Kathrine Skretting.
The last two days have been filled with both professional and thought-provoking content. Participants have been able to hear lectures by international names such as former Obama adviser Anne-Marie Slaughter and Oxford professor Ian Goldin, as well as Norwegian contributors such as film and TV creator Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and CEO of SINTEF Alexandra Bech Gjørv.
The theme for this year’s conference was “value creation” both in the form of economic values, but also in the meaning of the values, one stands for. During the days the participants are together, they have discussions regarding the value of creating, in any form, money, jobs and much more.
His Royal Highness said the following at the opening of the conference: “This year is about value creation, a theme that origins form the basis for the whole idea behind SIKT. I believe that when we meet across geography, industry and background we can jointly create something new and valuable for ourselves and the society we are part of. Create something good for Norway.”
The SIKT conference brings together around 200 participants from all over the country and represents business, entrepreneurs, the public sector, organisational life, culture, sports, media and academia. The aim of the conference is for participants to learn from each other and discuss common challenges and opportunities in the future of Norway.