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The New Year's Conference 2018

See presentations from SKAGEN Funds New Year's Conference  in Copenhagen on 11 January 2018.

We put together a strong and varied team of international speakers for the 2018 conference.

The theme for the conference was "Investments in a longer term perspective." 

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Portrait of a man.

Edward Gleaser

Professor in Economics at Harvard University. One of the world's most influential researchers into urban economics.
Portrait of a man.

Matt B. Britton

Best-selling author and America's leading expert on millennials.
Portrait of a man.

Dominic Scriven

CEO and founder of the Ho Chi Minh City-based fund house Dragon Capital.
Portrait of a woman.

Mariana Mazzucato

Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, and Director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London (UCL).
Portrait of a man.

Øyvind Schanke

Former CEO at SKAGEN. Former CIO for Asset Strategies for Norway's Government Pension Fund Global ("the oil fund").
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Lars Christensen

Lars Christensen is an economist and adviser of governments, central banks and multinational companies.


The growth miracle in South East Asia

Few countries have experienced the economic and political developments that have taken place in Vietnam over the past 17 years. The country's largest private investor, Dominic Scriven, will share his experience of the events at SKAGEN's New Year Conference 2018.

Government - investor, risk-taker, innovator

Which actor in the economy is most responsible for making radical innovation happen? Mariana Mazzucato comes up with a surprising answer: the state. Mazzucato is Professor in the Economics of Innovation, and she will be speaking at SKAGEN's New Year's Conference in January.

Understanding the millennials

Future consumers are going to turn the global economy on its head. So says Matt Britton, one of the speakers at SKAGEN's upcoming New Year's Conference.

15 years in Norway

The New Year's Conference has been held for 15 consecutive years in Norway.

Two Nobel Prize winners

Two of the speakers have been Nobel Prize winners.

5 countries

The conference has been held in 5 different countries in Europe: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England and the Netherlands.

More than 90 speakers

More than 90 speakers have presented at our conferences over the past 15 years.

Speakers in a class of their own

Over the past ten years, we have gathered some of the world's foremost experts in a number of areas.

Nobel Prize winners, professors, philosophers and entrepreneurs. Some of the world's foremost experts have participated at SKAGEN's New Year Conference.

Speakers in a class of their own

Over the past ten years, we have gathered some of the world's foremost experts in a number of areas.

Nobel Prize winners, professors, philosophers and entrepreneurs. Some of the world's foremost experts have participated at SKAGEN's New Year Conference.

Speakers in a class of their own

Over the past ten years, we have gathered some of the world's foremost experts in a number of areas.

Nobel Prize winners, professors, philosophers and entrepreneurs. Some of the world's foremost experts have participated at SKAGEN's New Year Conference.