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Why attend the ON Festival?

ON Festival by Freshworks will host an exciting line-up of speakers who have pioneered the values that put people first in business. Coupled together with world-class entertainment, this event will leave you feeling energised, inspired and entertained. 

An event like no other

Together with over 5,000 business leaders from across Europe, we’ll explore the role you and your organisation will play in embracing values such as happiness, empathy, well-being and the impact your organisation has in the local community. These values are now essential for building long-lasting customer and employee relationships.

Broadcasted live from London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam, this is your chance to switch ON positive values that put people first.
Join us online on June 24th, 2021 from 2 PM BST / 3 PM CET.

Our Keynote Speakers


Marc Randolph

Co-Founder of Netflix


Netflix Founder and startup CEO Marc Randolph shares the unlikely story of how a handful of dreamers with no money and a bad idea, created the company that eventually brought down Blockbuster.  Packed with dozens of stories that trace the dramatic ups and downs of those first exciting years, Marc weaves an inspiring story that shows the value of innovation, persistence and optimism.  Along the way he shares some of the many values that he believe made Netflix successful, including a focus on analytics and testing, its novel corporate culture, and it’s almost fanatical obsession with focus.  Equal parts inspiration, start up story, and practical tips, it’s a message that resonates well with anyone who appreciates a good “overcoming adversity” story.


Plus Moderated Q&A related to helping businesses redefine the values that determine business success. These values are well-being, happiness, empathy and civic consciousness.

Marc Randolph

Tal Ben-Shahar

Author and lecturer at Harvard University


Tal Ben Shahar taught the most popular course on "Positive Psychology," and the university's third most popular course on "The Psychology of Leadership"


Session: Positive Leadership: Strategies for Success


Drawing on research from positive psychology and organizational behavior, psychologist Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar explores what we, as leaders, can do to nurture the inherent potential in ourselves as well as in those with whom we work. Drawing on rigorous research coupled with compelling stories, Ben-Shahar discusses how we can find more happiness as well as success.


Alexandra Dimiziani

CMO Advisor to Tech Start-ups, Ex-AirBnB

In her talk, Acting on Purpose, drawing on data and real world anecdotes, Alexandra Dimiziani  (former Global Marketing Director of AirBnB, Co-Founder of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand), will share the business case for brand purpose, where it often goes wrong, and what it looks like when it’s done right.


Session: Acting on Purpose


Brand purpose. As expectations have evolved, now, more than ever, employees want to be a part of it, consumers are willing to pay a premium for it, and investors understand the commercial value of it. But if it’s nothing more than veneer, purpose can backfire, creating profound and long-lasting damage to the brand. To do it well, and reap the rewards, organisations have got to truly embed it into their business and culture.

Alex Dimiziani On Festival Speaker


Henk Jan Beltman

CEO of Tony's Chocolonely


Session: Building Success by Believing in the Values that Matter


Tony's is with no doubt one of the most engaged and coolest brands in the industry. Not only do they deliver WOW moments to their customers through delicious chocolates and amazing packaging, but your leitmotiv on free slave chocolate is clearly an example for others to follow.


How does this purpose translate into business?


What are the core values and how do they translate into your employee and customer engagement?

Girish Mathrubootham

Co-Founder & CEO of Freshworks


Happy Employees and Happy Customers: how culture built a great company.


For Girish Mathrubootham, co-founder and CEO of Freshworks, the recipe for building a great company was simple: happiness. And it was codified in the company culture: creating a happy work environment, building amazing products, and delighting customers.


But there is so much more to Freshworks. Join this engaging session to learn how Girish defined and evolved Freshworks’ culture - keeping happiness at its core - all while building a hugely successful global SaaS business.


Thursday, June 24th

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM BST

Welcome to ON Festival


2:10 PM - 2:30 PM BST

Keynote from the CEO of Freshworks

Girish Mathrubootham, Co-Founder of Freshworks

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM BST

Acting on Purpose

Alex Dimiziani Former Global Marketing Director Air BnB

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM BST

Building Success by Believing in the Values that Matter

Henk Jan Beltman, CEO of Tony’s Chocolonely

3:10 PM - 3:20 PM BST


The Bollywood Co

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM BST

Regional Session - London

Dame Inga Beale, Former CEO of Lloyds of London & diversity and workplace equality advocate

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM BST

Regional Session - Amsterdam

Constance Scholten, Executive Board Member & Chair Community of EarthToday

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM BST

Regional Session - Paris

Rapheal Enthoven, French philosopher, TV and Radio host & Augustin Paluel-Marmont, Co Founder and CEO of Michel et Augustin

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM BST

Regional Session - Berlin

Ranga Yogeswar, Physicist and Science Journalist & Ronald Gerber, Head of Customer Experience at Tomorrow

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM BST



4:10 PM - 4:30 PM BST

Positive Leadership: Strategies for Success

Tal Ben-Shahar Lecturer at Harvard University

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM BST

That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea

Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix

5:10 PM - 5:20 PM BST

Wrap Up



Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?

No. You do not need to download or install any software to join the ON Festival. All you need to have is access to the Internet. No webcams will be required for attendees.

How do I register for ON Festival?

Use the form above to register (it's free). Upon registering you will receive an email from webinar.host@bigmarker.com (alternatively, search for the subject line containing 'ON Festival by Freshworks'). In the confirmation email, you will find a personal link to access the event online. Use the “Add to calendar” button to add the ON Festival date to your personal calendar.

How do I login on the event date (June 24th)?

On the event date (June 24th, 2021) you’ll need to click on the unique link provided to you in via email. Search your inbox for the subject line 'You're registered! ON Festival by Freshworks'. We also recommend you to add the festival date to your calendar.

I’m having trouble logging-in or completing my registration, who do I contact?

If you’re experiencing any problems signing in, please contact experience@freshworks.com – we’ll be happy to help you out.

Where will the event take place?

ON Festival is an online event which will be streamed live from our event platform. On top of the virtual access, exclusive in-person events will be held in London, Paris and Amsterdam. Detailed information on the live in-person experiences will follow soon.

How much does ON Festival by Freshworks cost to attend?

Tickets for ON Festival are completely FREE and include online access to all areas at our virtual event platform. Just register using the form above to save your spot.

How do I register for live in-person experiences?

Our exclusive live in-person experiences in London, Paris and Amsterdam are invite-only events. If you still want to be part of this, you can drop us an email at experience@freshworks.com and we'll get in touch with you.

We will ensure strict Covid-19 guidelines are in place to keep event staff, speakers and attendees safe. More information coming soon. 

Can I share an invite to a friend or a colleague?

ON Festival is free and we highly encourage you to share a link to this landing page with your friends and colleagues to enjoy the festival together.

When will I receive more information and instructions about ON Festival?

After registration, we will send you more details about the event and the speakers. Don't worry – we won’t spam you with emails, but we will make sure that you receive reminders before the go live date (24 June, 2021).

Can I ask questions while joining the live stream?

Yes, we’ll have a chatroom where you can share your questions, thoughts & opinions in this chatbox. Unfortunately we can’t share questions with speakers directly as we are live!

What are the different types of content available?

We have a line up of some of the world’s most coveted speakers from business leaders to highly respected university professors. Check the agenda above for more information.

How can I learn more about Freshworks?

Check out our About us page to learn more about the company. You can email experience@freshworks.com and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.

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