GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY AS A GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Aarhus Symposium 2012 took a forward-looking perspective on global challenges. While benefits of globalisation are commonly recognised, the challenges that arise through greater interdependence of countries and citizens are multifaceted and somewhat obscure. There is no doubt, however, that greater interdependence is followed by greater responsibilities and demands. 

With 13 prominent speakers as a starting point, Aarhus Symposium 2012 focused on interchanging ideas and experiences. The participating students gained insights into central decision makers’ attitudes towards global growth and sustainability, and they were encouraged to take an active part in the debates. This provided a solid ground for innovative and interdisciplinary solutions to the future challenges.


AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2012

GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY


SPEAKERS AT AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2012


STEEN RIISGAARD   CEO at Novozymes

STEEN RIISGAARD

CEO at Novozymes

NIELS B. CHRISTIANSEN   CEO at Danfoss

NIELS B. CHRISTIANSEN

CEO at Danfoss

JØRGEN VIG KNUDSTORP   CEO at LEGO

JØRGEN VIG KNUDSTORP

CEO at LEGO

PETER BANK  CEO at Dansk Supermarked

PETER BANK

CEO at Dansk Supermarked

JØRGEN T. JENSEN  CEO at Velux

JØRGEN T. JENSEN

CEO at Velux

HENRIK SKOVBY  Founder and Executive Chairman at Dalberg

HENRIK SKOVBY

Founder and Executive Chairman at Dalberg

GONÇALO DE BARROS CARVALHO EMELLO MOURÃO   Ambassador, The Brazilian Embassy in Copenhagen

GONÇALO DE BARROS CARVALHO EMELLO MOURÃO

Ambassador,
The Brazilian Embassy in Copenhagen

TOMMY AHLERS  CEO at Podio

TOMMY AHLERS

CEO at Podio

TANIA ELLIS   Founder and Managing Director at, The Social Business Company

TANIA ELLIS

Founder and Managing Director at, The Social Business Company

LARS RASMUSSEN  CEO at Coloplast

LARS RASMUSSEN

CEO at Coloplast

JIMMY FUSSING NIELSEN   Managing Partner at Sunstone Capital

JIMMY FUSSING NIELSEN

Managing Partner at Sunstone Capital

JENS B. ANDERSEN  CEO at DSV

JENS B. ANDERSEN

CEO at DSV

SUSANNE T. NIELSEN   CEO at C.F. Møller Architects

SUSANNE T. NIELSEN

CEO at C.F. Møller Architects


BATTLE OF THE ECONOMISTS 2012

DENMARK’S CHALLENGES

In the near future, Denmark faces great challenges on the global scene. The list of examples is long: Increasing globalisation and interdependence, increasing standards with respect to sustainability and social responsibility, weakening competitive position, and adaption to technological progress. The development of these concerns seems only to be accelerating year after year, but more importantly: they will most certainly constitute the main issues when participants at Aarhus Symposium enter the business world in a few years.

At Battle of the Economists 2012, these issues were interpreted in a broader Danish perspective. We invited three renowned Danish economists to discuss the challenges that are most critical to them. Of course, they have also been asked to share one or more concrete solutions with the participants before engaging in a debate with the audience, the mediator, and the two other economists.


SPEAKERS AT BATTLE OF THE ECONOMISTS 2012


PER CALLESEN   Governor at Danmarks Nationalbank

PER CALLESEN

Governor at Danmarks Nationalbank

STEEN JAKOBSEN   Chief Economist at Saxo Bank

STEEN JAKOBSEN

Chief Economist at
Saxo Bank

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

TORBEN M. ANDERSEN

Professor of Economics at Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS

MICHAEL SVARER   Professor of Economics at Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS

MICHAEL SVARER

Professor of Economics at Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS


THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTNERS WHO HELPED US MAKE
AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2011 POSSIBLE


MEET THE ORGANISERS OF AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2012

STEERING COMMITTEE

Jens Riis Andersen 
(Co-founder)
Kasper Vinther Olesen 
(Co-founder)
Nick Melgaard

MARKETING

Michael Tilsted
(Head of Group)
Anne Brink Nandrup
Nynne Larsen
Janni Isaksen
Micheal Lomholt
Thor Høgenhaug

PROGRAMME

Nick Melgaard
(Head of Group)
Peter Søndergaard Andersen
Andreas Keller Leth Laursen
Mathilde Henriksen

FINANCE

Marco Bossen
(Treasurer)

BUSINESS RELATIONS

Rikke Riber (Head of Group)
Marco Bossen (Treasurer)
Tanja Maria
Anders Hyldedal
Alexander Mørch Valsted

IT

Christian Nielsen