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June 2015

28 Jun Important dates to mark

During the last two months, we have presented this year’s speakers participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge, the theme of Battle of the Economists 2015, and the theme of Aarhus Symposium 2015.

We hope you find this year’s programme as promising as we do, and we encourage you to mark the important dates in your calendar already.

• September 2: Aarhus Symposium Challenge Launch
• November 2: Battle of the Economists 2015
• November 6: Aarhus Symposium 2015

28 Jun The theme of Battle of the Economists 2015 is “Go Green, now?”

The theme of Battle of the Economists 2015 is “Go Green, now?”.

Danish companies have gained a special position in the international sustainable technology market over the years. They have experienced an impressive growth and Denmark is now exporting for more than 40 billion DKK every year; predicted to reach 100 billion DKK by 2020.

But should we invest in sustainable sources of today, or should we rather invest in sustainable sources of tomorrow?

At Battle of the Economists 2015, November 2, three leading economists will debate this theme and present their individual view on green technology and the future of the industry. The speakers will be announced in the fall.

Take a moment to watch our  short inspirational video questioning different perspectives of this topic.

14 Jun Speakers participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2015

The three speakers participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2015 are officially set!

• Christian Stadil, CEO at Thornico;
• Connie Hedegaard, Chairman of the Board at KR Foundation; and
• Robert Uggla, CEO at Svitzer.

These top leaders are all ready to be challenged by leaders of tomorrow. They will each present a unique challenge topic within the theme of “Leadership and Technology” for students to take on.

You can learn more about this year’s challenge and how to secure your seat at Aarhus Symposium 2015 here on our website or at the Aarhus Symposium Challenge Launch on September 2.

10 Jun Robert Uggla – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

We are excited to announce Robert Uggla, CEO at Svitzer , as speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015 and the third, and final, leader participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

At the age of 37, Robert Uggla has already proven himself as a rising star within leadership. He took over the leadership of Svitzer in 2012 and has set an ambitious path for the towing- and salvaging company of the Maersk Group.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Robert Uggla will share his insights on leading an international company in an industry that faces great technological challenges and opportunities in the years to come.

In September, Robert Uggla will put forward a challenge within the theme of “Leadership and Technology”. By taking up the challenge, students have the opportunity to qualify for an exclusive session with him in Leaders’ Forum.

Read more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge here.

03 Jun Connie Hedegaard – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

We proudly present Connie Hedegaard, Chairman of the Board at KR Foundation, as speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015 and one of the leaders participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

Connie Hedegaard is acknowledged for her leadership skills and political influence within the field of climate. From 2010 to 2014, she held the position as European Commissioner for Climate Action in the European Union, where she worked on ensuring investments in a sustainable future, including the many promising European Green Tech companies. Today, she continues to have great impact and seeks to stimulate action on the long-term climate challenges in her position at KR Foundation.

With her remarkable experience, Connie Hedegaard will be able to share unique perspectives on clean technology, and the adoption of such initiatives in connection with climate challenges, at Aarhus Symposium 2015.

In September, Connie Hedegaard will put forward a challenge within the theme of “Leadership and Technology”. By taking up the challenge, students have the opportunity to qualify for an exclusive meeting with her in Leaders’ Forum.

Read more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge here.