The Global Black Belt Summit 2020, Dec 13th to 16th

Melior est enim sapientia mundi

In December 2019, we invited innovation leaders who have completed the IMBB™ Innovation Management Black Belt to Maharaja Palace in Jaipur, India for The Global Black Belt Summit, led by Thought Leader and Innovation 360 CEO Magnus Penker. Black belt practitioners from across the globe assembled to discuss the future of innovation management and contribute to the development of the licensed practitioner program.


In 2020, Innovation 360 Group will hold The Global Black Belt Summit 2020 at a Johannesbergs Slott Castle, Sweden: a wonderful Swedish castle near the Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

A brief history on Johannesbergs Slott Castle

Johannesbergs Castle is built on a hill. About 1000 years ago this hill was surrounded by water – The meadows that now are surrounding the castle were hence once the sea bottom and the meadows were the coastline and show at lot of ancient relics. During the 12th century a chief named Gutti divided the area into two parts, the north and the south – south part Djursby. The owner of Djursby during the later part of the 17th century was Johan Leijonhufvud. He gave the estate to a close relative, Adam Lewenhaupt, who named it Johannesberg after Johan Leijonhufvud. During World War II Bergengren rented out the main building and several crofters cottages to the Swedish government and under the management of the manager for the Criminal Technical Institution, Harry Söderman, Norwegian refugees were here officially beeing educated to police men. In fact they were educated to join the resistance movement – a perfect location for innovators to meet!

Summit Schedule:

December 13  – December 16,  2019

Dec 13th: Opening Dinner, 6 pm

Enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas dinner and informally meet global Black Belts.

Dec 14th : Day One | 8 am to 5 pm, Dinner 6 pm


  • Opening remarks by Magnus Penker
  • Introduction of global Black Belts
  • Innovation 360 Group updates
  • Three Case study presentations by Black Belts
  • Two theory blocks with exercises in work groups
  • Celebration Dinner with hand-outs to new Black Belts, 2nd+ Dan and announcements for extraordinary achievements.

Dec 15th:  Day Two | 8 am to 5 pm, DInner 6 pm


  • Theory blocks with exercises in work groups
    • Theory block/work group: The Seven Principles and the motto “Melior est enim sapientia mundi”
    • Theory block/work group: Handling objections
    • Theory block/work group: ISO 56000
    • Work group: Best Practice scaling up: Site, Partner (all partner models), LP
  • Summit DInner and Client Speech

Dec 16th Day Three | 8 am to 12


  • Black Belt discussions
  • Lessons learned
  • Inputs for next summit
  • Closing remarks by Magnus Penker
  • Closing lunch at 12pm 

Note: there will be an extra group activity (voluntary) on Sunday the 13th 12 to 5pm: Lucia at Skansen:

Lucia at Skansen

Alongside Midsummer, the Lucia celebration represents one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden, with its clear connection to life in the peasant communities of before: darkness and light, cold and warmth. Lucia is an ancient mythological figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winter. The Lucia tradition can be traced back both to Saint Lucy of Syracuse, a martyr who died in 304, and to the Swedish legend of Lucia as Adam’s first wife.

Summit booking details

  • 20% discount if signing up latest April 1st.
  • 50% on signing and 50% latest Dec 1st.

Latest signing date: August 1st

All signed up for the IMBB™ Innovation Management Black Belt 2020 or 2021 are entitled to attend The Global Black Belt Summit 2020.

The Global Black Belt Summit counts as a poll or grading with a 12 month calendar extension from Dec 16th.

Contact your KAM to book your place right now and receive more detailed information on the schedule.