Can you provide an overview of The Tech Arena 2024 and its main objectives for those who might not be familiar with the event?
Set to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2024 at the renowned Friends Arena in Stockholm, the largest sports and concert arena in the Nordics, this gathering will unite the brightest minds in entrepreneurship, investment, corporate leadership, and policymaking from around the globe.
For two days, The Tech Arena 2024 will delve deep into four focus areas that play a crucial role in shaping the success of companies: sustainability, leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Techarenan, a decade-old organization, has consistently demonstrated its commitment to steering the present and future of Swedish tech development. With a laser focus on well-being, sustainability, and leadership, Techarenan has established a track record through a series of events spanning the years and solid representation as a key player in various other industry gatherings.
What makes The Tech Arena 2024 different from other global Tech events?
The global unveiling of The Tech Arena 2024 is set up to significantly amplify the technological landscape of Scandinavia. This groundbreaking event is designed to welcome over 7,500 participants, enveloping startups, industry leaders, venture capitalists, influential speakers, and media representatives.
Distinguished as the first-ever gathering hosted within a football stadium, and notably the largest in the Nordics, The Tech Arena 2024 sets the stage for heightened expectations. Yet, the region’s track record in coordinating such events, the buzz generated, and the successful partnerships forged serve as a testament to the Swedish expertise in event preparation.
The event is primed to attract attention and collaboration from major companies across the Nordics, Europe, and the rest of the world. Notable partners include industry players like Nordea, Vinnova, Meta, Uber, Polestar, Nasdaq, Huawei, among others. The participation of these influential entities underscores the global significance of The Tech Arena 2024 and highlights the event as a nexus for innovation and collaboration on an international scale.
Can you give us a sneak peek into some of the keynote speakers and the topics they will be covering?
We take pride in unveiling an lineup of distinguished speakers who will address the core themes of our event. Week by week, we continue to enhance the content on our event webpage, techarena.se, featuring a dynamic array of researchers, entrepreneurs, startup leaders, and influencers set to grace our stage.
Among the notable individuals we have already announced are:
- Former US Vice President Al Gore
- Jessica Meir, NASA Astronaut
- Apple founder and philanthropist Steve Wozniak
- Amit Arora, Professor of AI, Columbia University
- Ulf Kristersson, Prime Minister of Sweden
- Romina Pourmokhtari, Minister for Environment, Sweden
- Anabel Diaz Calderon, VP EMEA, Uber
- Thomas Davin, Director, UNICEF Global Innovation
- Anko van der Werff, CEO and President, SAS
- Anna Borg, CEO and President, Vattenfall
- Pär-Jörgen Pärson, General Partner, Northzone
- Stina Ehrensvärd, Co-Founder, Yubico
- Johannes Schildt, CEO & Founder, Kry
- Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large, TechCrunch
- Elisabeth Sterner, Head of Nordics, BlackRock
- Kinga Stanislawska, Founder, European Women in VC
- Morten Nyegaard, Head of Nordics, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The event will encompass a diverse range of themes. We will explore challenges faced by the tech industry in the context of a climate-challenged world. Furthermore, we take great pride in highlighting influential female speakers who will play an essential role in elevating discussions surrounding women in what has traditionally been a male-dominated business landscape. Their insights will bring light to the evolving panorama in this regard, watching over a more inclusive and dynamic industry narrative.
For startups interested in attending, what opportunities does The Tech Arena 2024 present to the startup ecosystem, and how will attendees benefit?
The Tech Arena is designed to support collaborative connections between the tech-business community and both the industrial and private sectors, aiming to drive economic growth and expedite the realization of sustainable ideas and innovative solutions. This dynamic venue will feature four distinct stages, including engaging keynotes, insightful panel discussions, compelling startup and scaleup pitches, and comprehensive expert seminars. Moreover, the tech exhibition will shine a spotlight on prominent tech companies, providing them with a platform to showcase their original products and services.