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 April 2022, Innovation 360 Group will hold The Global Black Belt Summit 2022 at the Johannesbergs Slott Castle, Sweden: a wonderful Swedish castle near 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 a 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 being educated to policemen. In fact, they were educated to join the resistance movement – a perfect location for innovators to meet!

Summit Schedule:

April 9  – 12th,  2022

April 9th: Opening Dinner, 6 pm

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

April 10th: 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 workgroups
  • Celebration Dinner with hand-outs to new Black Belts, 2nd+ Dan, and announcements for extraordinary achievements.

April 11th: Day Two | 8 am to 5 pm, Dinner 6 pm


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

April 12th: Day Three | 8 am to 12, Lunch 12pm


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

Summit booking details

  • 25% discount if signing up latest November 15th, 2021.
  • 50% on signing and 50% latest February 15th, 2022.
  • Latest signing date: February 15th, 2022
  • Price 6,500 USD or 6,000 Euro
  • All signed up for the IMBB™ Innovation Management Black Belt 2021 are entitled to attend The Global Black Belt Summit 2022
  • The Global Black Belt Summit automatically gives accreditation valid until Dec 31, 2022!

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