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15 Oct Deadline for track prioritisation

We would kindly like to remind you that the deadline for track prioritisation is Sunday, October 25. Up to and including this day, you are able to add or change information on what track you would like to follow at Aarhus on November 6, 2015.

In order to add or change your track priorities, please enter your personal Aarhus Symposium profile through the link “Go to sign-up profile” in the confirmation email you received verifying your seat for Aarhus Symposium 2015. Once you have entered your profile, click on “Manage event attendance” at the bottom of the page, and thereby access the form for track prioritisation. Remember to click “Update your attendance” when you have added or changed your prioritisation. Importantly, if you are not able to attend Aarhus Symposium 2015 after all, please cancel your registration through your profile before Sunday, October 25.

Find inspiration on which track to prioritise here or in the Aarhus Symposium Booklet 2015.


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We look forward to welcoming the eight moderators, who will guide us through two exciting days of speaker presentations and debates at Battle of the Economists 2015 and Aarhus Symposium 2015.

The five journalists, Poul Erik Skammelsen, Vibeke Daell Bjerrum, Niels Lunde, Jørgen Andersen, and Nina Z. Munch-Perrin, have many years of journalistic experience within the Danish and international business environment. With their journalistic background, we are certain they will pose the right questions for the speakers in their individual sessions.

Philipp Schröder is Professor at the Department of Economics and Business at Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS and his research is primarily focused on globalisation and export. As such, he has great academic knowledge of the issues ompanies face, making him an excellent moderator for Aarhus Symposium 2015.

Martin Brynskov has been the front-runner of several projects regarding the future development of cities and is an expert on the topic of Smarter Cities. With this area of expertise, we are confident that he will do a great job moderating the Smarter Cities track at Aarhus Symposium 2015.

Finally, we find Thomas Bernt Henriksen to be the ideal moderator of Battle of the Economists 2015, as he holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and has several years of journalistic experience as Economics Editor at Dagbladet Børsen.

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.

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.