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We look forward to welcoming the eight moderators, who will guide us through two exciting days of speaker presentations and debates at Battle of the Economists 2015 and Aarhus Symposium 2015.

The five journalists, Poul Erik Skammelsen, Vibeke Daell Bjerrum, Niels Lunde, Jørgen Andersen, and Nina Z. Munch-Perrin, have many years of journalistic experience within the Danish and international business environment. With their journalistic background, we are certain they will pose the right questions for the speakers in their individual sessions.

Philipp Schröder is Professor at the Department of Economics and Business at Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS and his research is primarily focused on globalisation and export. As such, he has great academic knowledge of the issues ompanies face, making him an excellent moderator for Aarhus Symposium 2015.

Martin Brynskov has been the front-runner of several projects regarding the future development of cities and is an expert on the topic of Smarter Cities. With this area of expertise, we are confident that he will do a great job moderating the Smarter Cities track at Aarhus Symposium 2015.

Finally, we find Thomas Bernt Henriksen to be the ideal moderator of Battle of the Economists 2015, as he holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and has several years of journalistic experience as Economics Editor at Dagbladet Børsen.

26 Sep Greetings from Maersk Line

Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. We operate 610 container vessels and provide ocean transportation in all parts of the world. But not only do we power some of the world’s largest ships – we also propel the growth ambitions of businesses and individuals all over our planet.

Every day our 7,000 seafarers and 25,000 land-based employees at 374 offices share their expertise with our customers around the world to optimize their supply chains, maximize their distribution networks and most of all realize their business potential.

We are devoted to creating simple and reliable solutions for our partners, continuously lifting industry standards and enabling global trade in the most sustainable manner possible. What we do is more than shipping. We deliver promises. Promises from customers and businesses all over the world.

21 Sep Debaters of Battle of the Economists 2015

We proudly present the three top economists participating in Battle of the Economists 2015 under the theme GO GREEN, NOW?

The first speaker is Ditlev Engel, who is Chairman of the Board at Big Future 2025, a think tank that seeks to advice Danish companies and decision-makers on how to obtain sustainable growth. His expertise in sustainable growth comes from his time as CEO for Hempel and later Vestas, as well as his position as Chairman of the Board in the Danish Green Investment Fund.

Next, we present Thomas Dalsgaard, Executive Vice President of DONG Energy Thermal Power. Through this position, Thomas Dalsgaard has a considerable insight into the challenges and opportunities of the Danish transition to sustainability. He is leading DONG Energy’s department of Thermal Power and has been involved intensively in the innovative New Bio Solutions business, which aims to convert waste to energy.

Finally, we welcome Michael Svarer, professor at the Department of Economics and Management at Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS. Michael Svarer has been intensively involved in policy advising in Denmark, and among other positions, he is a member of the Danish Economic Council and the Danish Environmental Economic Council.

All three experts will discuss and share their thoughts on the most urgent challenges that Denmark faces – is it the right time to go green, now?

Read more about Battle of the Economists 2015 here.

18 Sep Lars Rebien Sørensen – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

It is time to reveal the last top leader speaking at Aarhus Symposium 2015.

We are honoured to announce Lars Rebien Sørensen, President & CEO at Novo Nordisk.

As the world’s sixth best CEO, according to Harvard Business Review, Lars Rebien Sørensen is a prominent name in the pharmaceutical industry. His impressive accomplishments have made him one of the most influential leaders in Denmark, and during his tenure as CEO, the value of Novo Nordisk has increased tenfold.

Novo Nordisk is competing in an industry where state of the art technology is vital to keep first-mover advantages. Therefore, Novo Nordisk has put a lot of effort in organic growth under the management of Lars Rebien Sørensen.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Lars Rebien Sørensen will share his thoughts on this year’s theme “Leadership and Technology” and talk about the necessary leadership skills for Novo Nordisk to continue to grow.

Stay updated on the programme for Aarhus Symposium 2015 here.

17 Sep Jens-Peter Saul – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

It is with great pleasure we hereby announce Jens-Peter Saul, Group CEO at Ramboll, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015.

With extensive international leadership experience in large companies, Jens-Peter Saul has proven to be of great value for Ramboll. Shortly after Jens-Peter Saul was appointed CEO of Ramboll, he initiated a new strategy focusing on making cities worldwide more attractive, habitable, and sustainable. The decisive CEO stresses: “If you are good at something, you should seek to be the best. It is our ambition to be the leading organisation, when it comes to sustainable and liveable cities”.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Jens-Peter Saul will share his thoughts on proactively developing a smarter and more liveable society. Furthermore, Jens-Peter Saul will give a unique insight into what it takes to optimise the cities worldwide, while securing growth in Ramboll.

Stay updated on the programme for Aarhus Symposium 2015 here.

15 Sep Andreas Roepstorff – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

We are thrilled to present yet another speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015. Andreas Roepstorff, Professor and Director at Interacting Minds Centre, School of Culture and Society and Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University, will be joining us on November 6.

As one of the early front-runners in neuroanthropology, Andreas Roepstorff has an in-depth knowledge in the interdisciplinary field, studying how the brain functions in various social settings and how the brain is affected by the culture we live in. As such, he seeks to provide answers to how and why we interact as we do in the settings we act in.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Andreas Roepstorff will participate in the climate debate, discussing the necessity for action and how these actions can change people’s behaviour in regards to the growing discussion of climate change.

Stay updated on the programme for Aarhus Symposium 2015 here.