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04 Nov The Opening Speaker of Aarhus Symposium 2016

To mark the beginning of Aarhus Symposium 2016, the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, just gave an inspirational opening speech for the participating students, speakers, and partners. In this, he shared his thoughts and perspective on this year’s theme “The Art of Power”.

We are truly honoured to have such an impressive kick-off for Aarhus Symposium 2016!

Prior to the opening of Aarhus Symposium 2016, Lars Løkke Rasmussen met with some of the most extraordinary essay contributors taking part in this year’s Aarhus Symposium Challenge. The students shared their innovative ideas and solutions for the challenges put forward by three of the speakers participating in this year’s symposium.

04 Nov Aarhus Symposium 2016 Kick-Off

The day we all have been waiting for is finally here!

We are looking forward to welcoming ambitious students from universities all over Denmark for an inspirational day with great insights from leaders of today.

At Aarhus Symposium 2016, all speaker sessions from all auditoriums including the panel discussion will be live streamed. This means that you can watch the sessions you wish and follow your preferred track. Access the online live stream provided by ProSonas A/S here.

03 Nov Aarhus Symposium 2016 – Practical Information

Tomorrow on Friday, November 4, Aarhus Symposium 2016 will take place. Hereby, some practical information for the day:

Ticket: All participants have received a QR code in an e-mail prior to the event. This is your ticket, so please have it ready when you arrive, either printed or on your phone.

Time and place: The event takes place in the M and S-building at Campus Fuglesangs Allé, @Aarhus BSS. The doors open at 11.00 at the main entrance of the S-building, and we recommend you to be there early in order to avoid queues. The doors close at preciously 11.45.
You will have the opportunity to leave your coat free of charge in the wardrobe. The event finishes after a light dinner and networking at 20.00.

We also highly recommend that you read the Aarhus Symposium 2016 Booklet in advance to make the most of your experience. You can find it here.

01 Nov Is it problematic that the leaders of tomorrow do not believe in the future of the Danish economy?

At Aarhus Symposium Focus 2016, we asked the students if they believed that Denmark would be among the 10 richest countries in the world in 2050. Given the surprisingly equal vote distribution, Thomas Bernt Henriksen described the result as “profound growth pessimism”. Without a doubt, this was one of the key messages from the students to the leaders of today.

01 Nov How will we work, age, and live in the future?

How will we work, age, and live in the future? According to the majority of the students who participated in Aarhus Symposium Focus 2016, the key demographic challenge to the Danish economy is the integration of immigrants into the labour market. However, the students and the speakers identified multiple challenges. Troels Bjerg, Regional CEO Northern Europe, ISS A/S, shared his personal view on how we can deal with these issues.

30 Oct Aarhus Symposium Focus 2016 – Practical Information

Tomorrow on Monday, October 31, Aarhus Symposium Focus 2016 will take place. Hereby, some practical information for the day:

Ticket: All participants have received a QR code in an e-mail prior to the event. This is your ticket, so please have it ready when you arrive, either printed or on your phone.

Time and place: The event takes place in the S-building at Campus Fuglesangs Allé, Aarhus BSS. The doors open at 15.30 at the main entrance of the S-building, and we recommend you to be there early in order to avoid queues.
You will have the opportunity to check in your coat free of charge at the wardrobe.
The event finishes after dinner and networking at 20.00.

We also highly recommend that you read the Key Insights for Aarhus Symposium Focus 2016 in advance to make the most of your experience. You can find the Key Insights here.

27 Oct Power Up with Arla – Practical Information

On Friday, October 28, Power Up with Arla will take place. Hereby, some practical information for the day:

Time and place: The event takes place on Friday, October 28, in the S-building at Campus Fuglesangs Allé, Aarhus BSS. The doors open at 14.30 at the main entrance of the S-building, and we suggest that you arrive early in order to avoid queues.
You will have the opportunity to check in your coat free of charge at the wardrobe.
The event finishes after mingling and tapas at 19.00.

Ticket:
All invited participants have received an e-mail. However, you do not have to bring this, as there will be a guest list at the entrance.

Transportation: Non-AU students will receive a refund for standard public transportation to and from Aarhus, so be sure to save your receipts.
Please direct further enquiries about this to: businessrelations@aarhus-symposium.org

26 Oct Lars Løkke Rasmussen – Opening Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2016

We are honoured to announce the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, as the opening speaker of Aarhus Symposium 2016. We cannot think of anyone more suitable to kick-start the dialogues and discussions within this year’s theme “The Art of Power”.

Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s first step as a political leader was as National Chairman for the Liberal Youth of Denmark. Since then, he has added several positions to his résumé; County Mayor, Minister for the Interior and Health, Minister of Finance, and finally, twice serving as Prime Minister of Denmark. Such a journey clearly proves that he has many years of experience when it comes to navigating in a world of power. Lars Løkke Rasmussen will share his perspectives on this year’s theme with the ambitious and dedicated students attending Aarhus Symposium 2016.

We look forward to welcoming the Prime Minister on November 4.

24 Oct Best Essay Contributors Invited to Leaders’ Forum 2016

All the submitted essays have now been evaluated by our Knowledge Board, and the most extraordinary have been found.

The students who authored these essay contributions have been invited to this year’s Leaders’ Forum. As participants in Leaders’ Forum, the students will have the opportunity to discuss the ideas they presented in their essay with one of the three top-leaders; Morten Albæk, Co-founder & CEO at Voluntas, Peder Holk Nielsen, President & CEO at Novozymes, and Jimmy Maymann, President at AOL Content & Consumer Brands.

We wish them a great experience!

09 Oct The Moderators of Aarhus Symposium 2016

We look forward to welcoming the moderators, who will guide the participants at Aarhus Symposium 2016 through an enlightening day of speaker presentations and discussions within this year’s theme “The Art of Power”.

The six journalists Anders Havndrup, Vibeke Daell Bjerrum, Charlotte Vestergaard Beder, Simon Richard Nielsen, Joachim Claushøj Bindslev, and Jakob Illeborg have many years of journalistic experience within the Danish and the international business environment.

We are certain that they will pose the right questions for the speakers in their individual sessions.