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Online versions of the Key Insights for Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017 and the Booklet for Aarhus Symposium 2017 are now available here on our website!

Learn more about the programme, the speakers, practical information, and much more. We recommend you to read them before participating in our events to make the most out of your experience at Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017 and Aarhus Symposium 2017.

Find the Aarhus Symposium Booklet here
Find the Key Insights here

10 Oct The Waiting Lists are Now Open!

If you did not secure your seat for this year’s Aarhus Symposium or Aarhus Symposium Focus through Aarhus Symposium Challenge, you can now sign up to our online waiting lists. If any cancellation may occur from participants, seats will be offered to the first people in line on the waiting lists.

Sign up to the waiting lists here.


Deadline for handing in your essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2017 is tonight at 23.59. Do not forget to submit your essay if you want to secure your seat for Aarhus Symposium 2017 and Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017.

Upload your essay here.

22 Sep Speakers participating in Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are proud to present the complete speaker line-up for Aarhus Symposium 2017!

The 12 speakers are divided into the four tracks as illustrated above. Secure your seat for one of these exciting tracks through Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2017, and join a discussion with some of the most influential people in today’s society.

Take up the challenge, start writing, and hand-in your essay here.

21 Sep Margrethe Vestager – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are honoured to present Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017.

Margrethe Vestager has not only been one of the leading actors in Danish politics, but has also become an important actor on the global political scene. Vestager is the former leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party and now serves as European Comissioner, enforcing competition laws and securing a fairer economy in Europe. Her great efforts speaks for themselves as she is placed on the list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017 by Time Magazine.

Read more about Margrethe Vestager here.

View all announced speakers here.


20 Sep Dominik Bösl – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are excited to announce Dominik Bösl, Senior Corporate Innovation Manager and VP of Consumer Driven Robotics at KUKA, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017!

Dominik Bösl has built a career on shaping the future of robotics. In his current position at KUKA, he is head of the innovation efforts to combine state-of-the-art robotics with cloud technologies and mobile platforms.

As the founder and director of the Robotic Governance Foundation, Dominik Bösl is also strongly engaged in the discussion on how robotics and artificial intelligence are changing society and humankind.

Read more about Dominik Bösl here.

View all announced speakers here.


19 Sep The Speakers of Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017

We are excited to announce the four insightful speakers of Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017!
Christian Friis Bach, Former Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, has extensive experience with policymaking at both the national and international level.
Edward Ashbee, Associate Professor at the Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School, is a leading expert on contemporary populism and the neo-liberal right wing.
Thomas Schulz, Group CEO of FLSmidth, is head of a market-leading supplier to the global mining and cement industries with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.
Dennis Novy, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, is a highly renowned expert on international trade.
Under the theme “Globalisation in Reverse – The Danish Response”, the four speakers will shed different lights on how Denmark can deal with threats against globalisation; politically and economically.

Read more about Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017 here.


19 Sep DONG Energy is a Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are excited to announce DONG Energy as a Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium 2017!

As in 2016, DONG Energy invites the most outstanding essay writers of Aarhus Symposium Challenge to “A Day at DONG Energy”, which takes place at their offices in Gentofte. The day will provide the hand-picked students with a great chance to explore the daily work in the largest energy company in Denmark.

Find all partners of Aarhus Symposium 2017 here.

18 Sep Steen Borgholm – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are proud to announce Steen Borgholm, CEO of ECCO, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017!

In May, Steen Borgholm was promoted CEO after 17 years in different positions at ECCO. Hereby, Borgholm has shown his ability to foresee consumer trends across continents. With ECCO’s own production and retail facilities, Steen Borgholm will continue to act on business opportunities and ongoing shifts in trends to ensure profit on great quality.

Read more about Steen Borgholm here.

View all announced speakers here.

15 Sep Lars Rohde – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are proud to announce Lars Rohde, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Danish National Bank, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017!

Lars Rohde has the crucial responsibility to continuously stabilise the Danish economy when facing economic uncertainty. It is no easy task as the speculative attack against the Danish krone in 2015 showed. However, drawing on his 15 years of experience as CEO of the largest Danish pension fund, ATP, Lars Rohde has been very successful in securing stable prices, safe payments, and a healthy financial system in Denmark.

Read more about Lars Rohde here.

View all announced speakers here.