The Future Talent Summit

Global thought leadership on talent strategies in a changing world
Stockholm, Sweden
27-28 June, 2016
50+ Speakers
and panelists
Tickets by invitation only
Future Talent Summit 2017. More information to come.

Thank you all that traveled from far and wide to join us and your peers at the Future Talent Summit 2016!

We look forward to be welcoming you next year, stay tuned for more information to come.

Talent in Short Supply

A WAVERING TALENT LANDSCAPE. Fewer students are graduating with the skills needed for economic growth. And many countries are now confronted with significant talent shortages.

PwC reports that 73 percent of CEOs see availability of skills as a key business threat.

With talent supply being more business critical than ever, global talent attraction and the use of innovative solutions to reach potential employees is now on the agenda. The Future Talent Summit will bring together university leaders, private and public sector executives, and incubators to discuss the future of global talent attraction:

“How will we connect talent to their future employers?”



“We are bringing together global thought leaders and strategists, to jointly shape the future of education, innovation and recruiting. It is all about the Future of Talent ”.

About the Summit

The Future Talent Summit 2016 is a 2-day event with an intimate format for better networking and dialogue between its selected audience. Among the key focus will be the continuous discussions from the World Economic Forum on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on the future of work.

  • The Summit combines three powerful tracks:
  • Corporate
  • University
  • Innovation

Stakeholders will uncover synergies on how to nurture and boost talent development strategies globally. The summit is by invitation only, and offers attendees the opportunity to network and discuss trending topics. To be elaborated on, will be the fourth industrial revolution and its impact on the future of work, as discussed at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.

June 27-28, 2016

Who is invited?

  • Corporate Track
  • Global HR Directors
  • Heads of Recruitment
  • Directors of Corporate Strategy
  • University Track
  • Directors of Career Services
  • Corporate Relations Officers
  • Deans
  • Presidents
  • Innovation Track
  • Top Ranked University Incubator Directors
  • Government Innovation Agency Officials
  • Corporate Venture Managers

Key Numbers

300 +


30 +

Countries represented

40 +


50 +



Simon Bond


SETSquared, UK

Ching-Yao Huang

Professor & Director

National Chiao Thung University, Taiwan

Pär Hedberg


Stockholm Innovation & Growth, Sweden

Abdullah Snobar

Executive Director

DMZ, Canada

Gordon McConnell

Executive Director

KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Fred Walti

President & CEO

LACI, United States

Walter Rosenthal


Chrysalis, Chile

Irene Fialka


INiTZ, Austria

Mark Dowds


Trov Inc

Sven Otto Littorin

Former Swedish Secretary of Labor

Lars Schmidt


Richard Mosley

Global VP of Strategy


Petter Nylander



Josh Bershin


Bersin by Deloitte

China Gorman

Former CEO

Great Place to Work

Stacey Donovan



KJ Hasselstrom



Marilyn Mackes

Executive Director


Eluned Jones

President, AGCAS


Martin Smith

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Portfolio

University of Woolongong, Australia

Paul Smith

Executive Director

CACEE, Canada

David Casey

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Ruby Lam

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Trudy Steinfeld

Assistant VP & Executive Director


Dr. Michelle Tullier

Executive Director

Georgia Tech

Colin Potts

Vice Provost

Georgia Tech

Nicole Van den Heuvel

Director - Center for Career Development

Rice University

Tim Luzader

Director - Center for Career Opportunities

Purdue University

Tom Devlin

Director, Career Center

University of California, Berkeley

Jim Beirne

Director of External Relations

Washington University

Roxanne Hori

Associate Dean

NYU Stern School of Business

Manny Contomanolis

Senior Associate VP and Director

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rouven Sperling


Career Service Network Germany (CSND)

Alison Heron

Chair of AGR


Stephen Isherwood

Chief Executive

Association of Graduate Recruiters of the UK

Dr. Jeff Kudisch

Associate Dean and Managing Director, Office of Career Services

University of Maryland Smith School of Business

Dr. Audrey Chia

Associate Professor, NUS Business School

National University of Singapore

Carl Zeithaml

Dean and Cornell Professor of Free Enterprise

University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce

Erika James


Goizueta Business School, Emory University

The World’s Most Attractive Employers 2016

Millennials have ranked the most attractive employers for 2016

Research from Universum details what this generation seeks from future jobs and which employers they most want to work for.

The 2016 Announcement will take place on Day 1 at The Future Talent Summit in partnership with CNN Money.


The Future Talent Summit invites organizations with shared goals to contact us to discuss potential partnership and sponsorship opportunities.
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Questions related to sponsorship/partnership or general questions:

Johanna Kvissberg

Senior Project Manager

+46 76 706 94 66

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