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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.

27 May Christian Stadil – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

We are thrilled to announce Christian Stadil, CEO at Thornico, as speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015 and one of the leaders participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

With the exceptional broadness of his character, Christian Stadil represents modern leadership, spiritual preoccupation, and unique strategic thinking. Ever since the successful turnaround of Hummel in the late 90’s, Christian Stadil has been a central driving force in establishing the extensive universe surrounding the mother-company, Thornico, including an ambitious CSR-strategy and the mantra of Company Karma. With his colourful perspectives, he has now furthermore been appointed adjunct professor in creative leadership at Copenhagen Business School.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Christian Stadil will share his thoughts on the challenges faced by leaders of today and the creativity needed to succeed in the ever-changing world of technology.

In September, Christian Stadil 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.

06 May The theme of Aarhus Symposium 2015 is “Leadership and Technology”

The theme of Aarhus Symposium 2015 is “Leadership and Technology” .

Advancements in technology have boosted several industries and societies by the evolution of newer and faster modes of transportation, interaction, and information processing. However, the advancements also put great pressure on organisations in terms of incorporating the flexibility that technology requires of them. Therefore, the evolution of technology comes with amazing opportunities as well as fierce challenges for leaders of today and will change the way leaders act in the years to come.

We are looking very much forward to discovering the different perspectives from leaders of today and leaders of tomorrow on this inspiring theme.

Watch the theme video here.

06 Apr Gear up your career with Neas Energy graduate programmes

Neas Energy is currently looking for graduates within Economics, Finance, and Mathematics for two different graduate programmes: Neas Graduate Program and the new Trading Graduate Program.

Neas Graduate Program
During this programme, you will work in three different departments to gain insights into a variety of functions and build a solid knowledge of Neas Energy and the European energy sector. You will gain valuable knowledge about finance, trading, asset management, and business development within power, natural gas, and related energy commodities.

To read more about the Neas Graduate Program, please click here.

Trading Graduate Program
As part of the Trading Graduate Program, you will work in three subdivisions of Neas Energy’s power trading department and gain specialist expertise on European power trading. You will experience how to work as a trader with days filled with analysis and quick decisions.

For more information about the Trading Graduate Program, please click here.

16 Mar New members in the Executive Board of Aarhus Symposium

Last Friday, the Executive Board of Aarhus Symposium welcomed two new members; Ditlev Engel, Chairman of, among others, the green think tank Big Future 2025, SE Blue Renewables, and the Danish Green Investment Fund; and Philipp Schröder, Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics and Business at Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS.

Meanwhile, we say goodbye to Flemming Lindeløv, former CEO of Carlsberg A/S, and Carsten Tanggaard, Professor in Finance at the Department of Economics and Business at Aarhus University, who retire from the Executive Board after three years of operation. We highly appreciate their work and commitment to Aarhus Symposium, Aarhus BSS.

In order to ensure the future of Aarhus Symposium with continuous exchange of experiences and development, the Executive Board is comprised of individuals with extensive knowledge of the organisation’s objectives and activities.

For more information about the Executive Board of Aarhus Symposium and a full overview of the members, please click here.

03 Feb Re-experience Aarhus Symposium 2014 in the live stream videos

A new semester and a new year have begun. We provide you with the opportunity to re-experience and be inspired by the interesting speaker presentations from Aarhus Symposium 2014.

Treating the theme of “Leadership and Strategy”, the live stream videos from last year’s symposium include:

Peder Tuborgh, CEO Arla Foods, on how to secure a global brand in a world full of diversity and competition, and the leadership skills required.
Thomas F. Borgen, Group CEO Danske Bank, on what it takes in terms of strategy, leadership, and culture to maintain the position as a leading Nordic bank.
• The Leadership Debate with Birger Steen, CEO Parallels; Anders Eldrup, Professional Board Member – Chairman; Peter Bartram, Danish Chief of Defence; and Jeff Gravenhorst, Group CEO ISS A/S.
• The Strategy Debate with Morten Strunge, Founder & CEO Mofibo; Mette Lykke, Co-founder & CEO Endomondo; Peder Tuborgh, CEO Arla Foods; and Karina Schmitt Lund, Founder & CEO Winterspring.

Please find the live stream videos here on our website.

27 Jan Build a career where passion and results go hand in hand

Become an ambitious Procurement and Marketing Graduate at Dansk Supermarked.

You will be part of a two-year programme designed to develop the next generation of best-in-class category buyers and subsequently category managers.

Here, you will develop your skills within trend spotting and product development, supplier negotiations and product selection, and sourcing and promotion, to name but a few.

You are passionate about delivering results, and the decisions you make today will be visible tomorrow. Your procurement decisions will impact the everyday lives of our customers and directly affect market development.

Our category buyers have large responsibilities which include campaign planning and building and maintaining close relations to various stakeholders, which is why a go-getter attitude along with networking skills are key in this role.

We hope that we have caught your interest and that you will apply for the programme. Please note that the application deadline is January 31.