THE ROLE OF LEADERSHIP IN GLOBAL TURMOIL

Aarhus Symposium 2014 took a forward-looking perspective on global challenges, as a wide range of leaders of today shared their insights and knowledge regarding leadership and strategy. The focus was on how to efficiently manage the risks and opportunities that arise from navigating on the global scene and how leadership and strategy can be effective drivers in the effort of overcoming global challenges.
 

Global and local issues are constantly challenging the leaders of today. Difficult times call for talented and determined leaders who know which decisions to make – and when. Therefore, leadership skills and an effective well-implemented strategy are some of the most important keys to success and progress. But how do you, as a leader, succeed in developing a fruitful strategy?


AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2014

LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGY

 

SPEAKERS AT AARHUS SYMPOSIUm 2014

BIRGER STEEN   CEO at Parallels

BIRGER STEEN

CEO at Parallels

MALOU AAMUND   Director of Marketing and Operations at Microsoft

MALOU AAMUND

Director of Marketing and Operations at Microsoft

PEDER TUBORGH   CEO at Arla Foods

PEDER TUBORGH

CEO at Arla Foods

METTE LYKKE   Co-founder & CEO at Endomondo

METTE LYKKE

Co-founder & CEO at Endomondo

KARINA SCHMITT LUND   Founder & CEO at Winterspring

KARINA SCHMITT LUND

Founder & CEO at Winterspring

JEFF GRAVENHORST   Group CEO at ISS A/S

JEFF GRAVENHORST

Group CEO at ISS A/S

ANDERS ELDRUP   Professional Board Member, Chairman

ANDERS ELDRUP

Professional Board Member, Chairman

THOMAS F. BORGEN  Group CEO at Danske Bank

THOMAS F. BORGEN

Group CEO at Danske Bank

MORTEN STRUNGE   Founder at Mofibo

MORTEN STRUNGE

Founder at Mofibo

GENERAL PETER BARTRAM   Danish Chief of Defense

GENERAL PETER BARTRAM

Danish Chief of Defense


BATTLE OF THE ECONOMISTS 2014

THE SUPERIOR NORDIC STRATEGY

In 2014, the theme was “The Superior Nordic Strategy”. The theme aimed to discuss the differences and similarities between Denmark and Sweden.

The debate closed with a final poll on what the students saw as the most important challenges that Denmark needs to address. The results showed clearly that education, productivity, and reforms of the public sector were believed to be the three most important components of the economic strategy that would put Denmark in the lead.

SPEAKERS AT BATTLE OF THE ECONOMISTS 2014

OTTO BRØNS-PETERSEN   Head of Research at CEPOS

OTTO BRØNS-PETERSEN

Head of Research at CEPOS

TORBEN M. ANDERSEN   Professor of Economics at Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS

TORBEN M. ANDERSEN

Professor of Economics at Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS

ERIK BJØRSTED   Chief Analyst at AE-rådet

ERIK BJØRSTED

Chief Analyst at AE-rådet

MODERATOR: THOMAS BERNT HENRIKSEN   Economics editor at Børsen

MODERATOR: THOMAS BERNT HENRIKSEN

Economics editor at Børsen


AARHUS SYMPOSIUM CHALLENGE 2014

In 2014, the three challenge topics were put forward by General Peter Bartram, Danish Chief of Defence; Thomas F. Borgen, Group CEO Danske Bank; and Peder Tuborgh, CEO Arla Foods.

Each of these leaders of today encouraged the students, and leaders of tomorrow, to write a challenge essay addressing a specific topic within the theme “Leadership and Strategy”.

General Peter Bartram: Abilities of a Modern Leader
Thomas F. Borgen: Transformation through Leadership
Peder Tuborgh: Communication Strategy on a Global Stage

With his inspiring essay contribution to Aarhus Symposium Challenge and a personal debate with General Peter Bartram in Leaders’ Forum, Moma Vujisic won the Aarhus Symposium Award 2014. You can read the interview with Moma or read his inspiring essay.

“Right before the meeting, it really hit me that I was about to sit in front of the Danish Chief of Defence and elaborate my thoughts on leadership – something that he works with every single day. So, I was pretty nervous. But then we sat down and started talking, and I realised that he is just a person. He was there to listen to us and he was genuinely interested in our perspectives on leadership.”

– Moma Vujisic, winner of Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2014

SPEAKERS PARTICIPATING AT AARHUS SYMPOSIUM CHALLENGE 2014

GENERAL PETER BARTRAM   Danish Chief of Defense

GENERAL PETER BARTRAM

Danish Chief of Defense

PEDER TUBORGH   CEO at Arla Foods

PEDER TUBORGH

CEO at Arla Foods

THOMAS F. BORGEN   Group CEO at Danske Bank

THOMAS F. BORGEN

Group CEO at Danske Bank


THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTNERS WHO HELPED US
MAKE AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2014 POSSIBLE


MEET THE ORGANISERS OF AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2014

STEERING COMMITTEE

Michael Lund Andersen 
Peter S. Andersen 
 

MARKETING

Stefanie K. Krüger Petersen 
(Head of Group)
Anna Hermansen 
Jakob Lohmann 
Janne Christensen 
Sacha Villemoes

FINANCE

Johan Stax Jakobsen 
(Head of Group)
Heino Frimann Pust  

ESSENTIALS & IT

Rune Lysdahl  
(Head of Group)
Camilla Sommer Thomsen 
Mathias Barløse 
Mathias Schrøder 
Michael Kjær Vilstrup Thomsen 


PROGRAMME

Ann Christina Pedersen 
(Co-Head of Group)
Thor Høgenhaug 
(Co-Head of Group)
Christian Stubkjær 
Ebbe Faurschou 
Johanne Ørndrup 
Lasse Leipziger 

BUSINESS RELATIONS

Alexander Mørch Valsted 
(Head of Group)
Jacob Saugstrup Andersen 
Jonas Friis Vesterby 
Kristoffer Lundquist 


SUPPORT CREW

Christian Elmkjær Andersen 
Kristian Asbjørn Iversen 
Kristina Taylor 
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