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18 Oct Mercuri Urval – HR Partner of Aarhus Symposium 2015

We are pleased to present Mercuri Urval as HR Partner of Aarhus Symposium for the third year in a row. As one of the world’s leading international recruitment consultancy firms, Mercuri Urval recognises that people is the most important contributing factor to a company’s results.

Mercuri Urval supports Aarhus Symposium in the recruitment of new organisers, ensuring the strongest possible organising committee for the forthcoming symposium. Furthermore, Mercuri Urval hosts a coaching session for the organisers with the aim of building up leadership capabilities.

In the weeks prior to Aarhus Symposium 2015 on November 6, please keep an eye out for Mercuri Urval and Aarhus Symposium on TV2 News. Here, you will find a TV spot about Aarhus Symposium, and our great partners, produced and sponsored by Mercuri Urval.

Watch the TV spot here.

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.

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.