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30 May Peder Holk Nielsen – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2016

We proudly present Peder Holk Nielsen, President and CEO at Novozymes, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2016 and as the second top leader participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

As CEO, Peder Holk Nielsen has been the driving force behind the election of Novozymes as the world’s most attractive company for scientists in 2015 by Science Magazine. Furthermore, through the development of biofuels, Peder Holk Nielsen has taken on the responsibility of increasing the company’s contribution to a sustainable future. Recently, Peder Holk Nielsen was voted “Global Game Changer” by Forbes Magazines for his effort within the company.

At Aarhus Symposium 2016, Peder Holk Nielsen will share his insights on the future challenges that Novozymes will face as a market leader within the biotechnological industry.

In September, Peder Holk Nielsen will put forward a challenge within the theme of “The Art of Power”. By taking up the challenge, students have the opportunity to qualify for an exclusive session with him in Leader’s Forum.

Read more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge here.

23 May Morten Albæk – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2016

We are thrilled to announce Morten Albæk, Co-founder and CEO at Voluntas, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium and as one of the top leaders participating in Aarhus Symposium 2016.

As a result of his great ingenuity, Morten Albæk has been granted the responsibility of defining the Pope’s digital strategy. Furthermore, during the past five years he has received recognition through his place on The Internationalist’s top 100 list over the most influential CMO’s in the world, as the only Scandinavian ever. Recently, he ventured into establishing the social impact investment and advisory firm, Voluntas.

In September, Morten Albæk will put forward a challenge in relation to the theme of “The Art of Power”. By taking up the challenge, students have the opportunity to qualify for an exclusive session with him in Leader’s Forum.

At Aarhus Symposium 2016, Morten Albæk will engage us in his philosophy and how this has played an active role throughout his career.

Read more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge here.

04 May The Theme of Aarhus Symposium 2016 is: ”THE ART OF POWER”

The theme of Aarhus Symposium 2016 is ”THE ART OF POWER”.

Visible or not, power is truly embedded in leadership. However, possessing power does not necessarily imply that others follow your lead. To understand the art of power is therefore necessary to become a great leader. Leaders who successfully manage the art can accomplish extraordinary things. Leaders, who do not, will stumble and miss great opportunities. Whether power is associated with possibilities or limitations thus depends on the leaders’ abilities. Hence, power is of great influence for the future of states, businesses, and individuals.

Read more about this year’s theme and tracks in the leaflet here.

We are looking forward to discovering the different perspectives from leaders of today and leaders of tomorrow on November 4.

05 Apr Aarhus Symposium Annual Report 2015

Aarhus Symposium’s report anno 2015 is now publicly available on our website. Read more about Aarhus Symposium and its activities, and gain a deeper understanding of the finances throughout the preceding year here.

22 Feb Recapture the fifth Aarhus Symposium

If you did not have the chance to participate in Aarhus Symposium 2015, or if you want to re-experience the day, you can dive into captivating perspectives on how leaders of today manage the ever-changing world of technology, with the aim of creating a successful future for their business.

Watch the presentations right here and be inspired by last year’s great speakers, who shared their insights and expertise from the corporate world with 650 attending students from universities all over Denmark.

29 Dec Re-experience Aarhus Symposium 2015!

Aarhus Symposium 2015 was indeed an insightful day with more than 650 engaging students, 13 top leaders and decision-makers, 8 moderators, and 9 partners.

We have gathered some of the greatest and most memorable moments from Aarhus Symposium 2015, and we are pleased to share them with you. Re-experience the day right here.

18 Dec Meet the Winner of the Aarhus Symposium Award 2015

Oskar Harmsen submitted an outstanding essay for this year’s Aarhus Symposium Challenge and was rewarded with an invitation to Leaders’ Forum as well as the Aarhus Symposium Award 2015.

Read about Oskar’s exclusive meeting with Christian Stadil, CEO at Thornico, and find his best advice for future essay writers here.

Additionally, you can be inspired by Oskar’s winning essay here.

15 Dec Re-experience Battle of the Economists 2015!

At this year’s Battle of the Economists, 400 engaging students showed up to take part in the debate between three top economists on whether it is time for Denmark to “Go Green, Now?”

Re-experience some of the greatest moments from the day right here.

14 Dec Thomas Pallesen’s, the Dean of Aarhus BSS, Experience of Aarhus Symposium 2015

In collaboration with Aarhus BSS, we have had the opportunity to ask Thomas Pallesen, the Dean of Aarhus BSS, a few questions on his experience of Aarhus Symposium 2015. Here, Thomas elaborates on the value of voluntary students for Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS and how the business community can benefit from being involved in Aarhus Symposium.

Read the full interview here.

10 Dec Leaders’ Forum 2015 on a Closer Hold

This year, Christian Stadil, CEO at Thonico; Connie Hedegaard, Chairman of the Board at KR Foundation; and Robert Uggla, CEO at Svitzer, were the three top leaders to take part in Leaders’ Forum.

After Aarhus Symposium 2015, we caught three of the students who qualified for Leaders’ Forum for a talk about their experiences with the top leaders. Gain an insight into the exclusive sessions, and read the key takeaways and recommendations for future participants in the article right here.