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17 Jun Aarhus Symposium Focus

During the past four years, several experts participating in Battle of the Economists have shared their views on economic challenges faced in Denmark. In the years to come, Aarhus Symposium Focus will continue to zoom in on the national scope and provide participants with current and inspirational insights in relation to the overall theme of Aarhus Symposium.

This year, we have invited three experts, who are indeed ready to kick-start the week of Aarhus Symposium with you. Next week, we will reveal the theme of Aarhus Symposium Focus, so stay tuned.

You secure your seat through Aarhus Symposium Challenge. Write an essay and take part in Aarhus Symposium Focus 2016 on October 31.

15 Jun ‘Battle of the Economists’ changes name to ‘Aarhus Symposium Focus’

It is with great excitement we announce that Battle of the Economists from this day on will be named “AARHUS SYMPOSIUM FOCUS”.

Since 2012, Battle of the Economists has developed and grown even further than we had hoped for. Therefore, time has now come to redefine the scope of the concept by broadening the possibilities for the specific focus of the event. This makes it possible to choose the most interesting and relevant subject to discuss in relation to the overall theme of Aarhus Symposium each year.

We look forward to seeing you at the very first Aarhus Symposium Focus on October 31, 2016!

06 Jun Jimmy Maymann – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2016

We are excited to announce Jimmy Maymann, President at AOL Content and Consumer Brands, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2016 and as the third and final leader participating in Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

During Jimmy Maymann’s three years as CEO of The Huffington Post, the number of monthly users was quintupled. This was a result of his strategy for the company’s international expansion. In addition, Maymann has shown the ability to be at the cutting edge of digitalisation with projects such as GoViral and Neo Ideo. By foreseeing consumers’ desires, he has made a considerable impact on the digital development. Furthermore, he has advanced to become EVP of the global mass media corporation AOL.

At Aarhus Symposium 2016, Jimmy Maymann will share his view on how to identify and exploit new digital trends.

In September, Jimmy Maymann 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 Leaders’ Forum.

Read more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge here.

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.