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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.

14 Sep Christian Clausen – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

We are excited to announce Christian Clausen, President and CEO at Nordea, as the next speaker participating in Aarhus Symposium 2015.

Christian Clausen is one of the greatest frontrunners in the Nordic financial services industry. For more than 8 years, he has been the Group CEO of the largest financial group in the Nordic region with a market value of DKK 350bn. As a leader, he is driven by visions, values, and strong ambitions; key factors behind the success of Nordea as a bank delivering strong and sustainable results.  

Dealing proactively with potential threats and securing sustainable development have been important focus areas for Christian Clausen. As a recent example of this, he initiated a simplification programme including large-scale investments in IT to replace the bank’s core platforms during the coming years.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Christian Clausen will share his thoughts on the transformation and digitalisation of the bank and the main drivers reshaping the industry.

Stay updated on the programme for Aarhus Symposium 2015 here.

11 Sep Eva Berneke – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

We are proud to announce Eva Berneke, CEO at KMD, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015.

As CEO of the IT company KMD, Eva Berneke has established herself as one of the top leaders in Denmark. With many years of experience at McKinsey & Co. and TDC, and her current position at KMD, Eva Berneke has become one of the strongest profiles and prominent decision-makers in the Danish Telco- and IT sector. She serves as a valuable board member in several companies, e.g. the LEGO Group, and in 2014 Eva Berneke was awarded the annual Women’s Board Award.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Eva Berneke will share her insights on redefining the role of KMD, and what it will take to streamline an IT organisation to succeed in the future.

Stay updated on the programme for Aarhus Symposium 2015 here.

10 Sep Simon Giles – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015

We are excited to announce Simon Giles, Global Cities Lead at Accenture, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2015.

Simon Giles is one of the world’s leading experts on smart cities; a field within urban planning, which has had a tremendous upsurge during the last decade. As the Global Cities Lead at Accenture, he runs a team that advises cities, governments, and developers on economic development, citizen-centred design, and digital master planning. According to Simon Giles, there are three main challenges for the city of the future: Resource scarcity, adapting to climate change, and how to handle demographic changes of the city.

At Aarhus Symposium 2015, Simon Giles will introduce the process of smart cities going from pilot projects to established modern platforms. Furthermore, he will elaborate on the future of the concept of smart cities and the developments around the formation of smart city and nation platforms.

Stay updated on the programme for Aarhus Symposium 2015 here.