Conference Programme

 
India Today Copenhagen Tomorrow Closing Conference
The conference which was scheduled for 13 January 2013 has been postponed. Instead there will be a follow-up conference later in 2013. If you would like to receive information about the conference, when the programme is ready, then please send an email to Malene Holm, mkh@dankultur.dk. Or call on tel: +45 3313 5448.

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Conference about Culture, Politics and Business
On 13-14 September 2012, a conference was organised at Arken in Copenhagen by The Danish Cultural Institute, The Holck-Larsen Foundation, The Confederation of Danish Industry and Copenhagen Business School. At the conference, top Indian cultural, political and business-personalities gave an insight in what can be learned from India and how mutual opportunities can be realised through co-creation. The goal was to create closer ties between India and Denmark, strengthen mutual understanding and inspire future collaboration in several areas.

Day 1: Sustainability and Peace: Dialogue and co-creation across cultures

Day 2: Co-creating sustainable business between Denmark and India

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Programme  |  Bios & abstracts  |  Participants

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The Conference Programme: 13 September at ARKEN

The Conference Programme: 14 September at CBS



Sustainability and Peace
– Dialogue and Co-creation across Cultures

13 September at 9am – 5pm
Venue: Museum of Modern Art, Arken, Copenhagen, Denmark

Moderator: Ms. Anita Bay Bundegaard, Cultural Editor at Politiken, national daily newspaper.

8.30–9.15: Arrival and registration. Refreshments.

9.15–9.45: Welcome and opening remarks:

Welcome by Mr. Michael Christiansen, Chair of the Danish Cultural Institute

Opening remark by Mr. Steen Lassen, Chair of the Holck-Larsen Foundation

Introductions and practical remarks by the moderator.

9.45–11.00 Community transformation and Education
- The transition to learning for sustainability

9.45 Introduction

9.50 Indian Key Note: Mr. Aromar Revi, Director Indian Institute for Human Settlements

10.15 Danish intervention: Mr. Tor Nørretranders, Writer

10.35 Q&A and dialogue with audience

11.00–11.30 Refreshments

11.30–12.45 Globalisation and Business
- Opportunities for Danish companies in India

11.30 Introduction

11.35 Indian Key Note: Mr. Pradip P. Shah, Chairman, IndAsia Fund Advisors Ltd., co-founder www.grow-trees.com

12.00 Danish intervention: Mr. Anders Eldrup, Chairman, Copenhagen Clean Tech Cluster

12.20 Q&A and dialogue with audience

12.45–13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.00 Diversity and Identity
- Role of Art, Culture and Religion

13.45 Introduction

13.50 Indian Key Note: Ms. Shanta Serbjeet Singh, Vicepresident of Sangeet Natak Akademi – National Indian Academy of Dance, Drama and Music, Arts Writer and Colomnist

14.15 Danish intervention: Mr. Trevor Davies, Director Århus European Capital of Culture 2017 and Copenhagen International Theatre

14.35 Q&A and dialogue with audience

15.00–15.30 Refreshments

15.30-16.45: Sustainability and peace
- Innovating Cities & Regions, Culture and Business

15.30 Introduction

15.35 Indian and Danish Introduction: Mr. Paresh Patel, Chairman Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce (via tel-conf, tbc), and Mr. Jørgen Rosted, Economist and fmr. Permanent Secretary Min. of Business

16.00 PANEL on future opportunities for Indian-Danish collaboration:
Mr. Aromar, Mr. Shah, Ms. Singh, Mr. Nørretranders, Mr. Davies, Mr. Rosted and other invited panelists and interventions

Q&A and dialogue with audience

 

16.45 Closing remarks

17.00 End

 

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Business:

Co-creating Sustainable Business between Denmark and India

14 September at 9am – 2pm
Venue: Ovnhallen, Porcelænshaven, Søndre Fasanvej, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

8.30-9.00: Registration, coffee, tea and networking

9.00-10.30: Key Note

9.00-9.05 Welcome by the CBS Dean of Research Mr. Alan Irwin
Welcome remark by Mr. Claus Resen Steenstrup, Vicechair, Holck-Larsen Foundation

9.05-9.25 Creating Solutions to the Challenge of Growth
Mr. Krishnamurthi Venkataramanan, CEO and Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro

9.25-9.45 Prosperity, Economic Growth and Sustainability
Mr. Poul Skadhede, CEO, Rambøll

9.45-10.05 Biotechnology and Sustainability in Modern India
Mr. Prahalad Achutharao, CEO, Geschickten Biosciences Pvt Ltd.
10.05-10.25 Growing Sustainable Cities and Economic Progress
– Co-creating Sustainable Indo-Danish Business

Mr. Peter Head, Executive Chairman, Ecological Sequestration Trust, fmr. Director Arup

10.35-11.30: Breaking out Parallel Sessions

12.00-13.00: Concluding Session, moderated dialogue, remarks by key invitees.

Moderator: Ms. Deepa Hingorani, Head of Regional Office, New Delhi, the Industrialisation Fund for Developing Countries (IFU)

13.00-14.00: Lunch and networking

 

Parallel Session 1:
Infrastructure and Sustainability

Creating Sustainable Business in a Rapid Growing Indian Economy
Mr. Krishna Ranganath, Managing Director, Grundfos India

Combining Indian and Danish Skills and Technology
Mr. Bjarne Molkte Hansen, Managing Director, F.L.Smidth, India

Co-creating Indian – Danish Solutions
Mr. Peter Vang Christensen, Vice President Technology, Haldor Topsøe

 

Parallel Session 2:
New Business Forms and Innovation

Creating Knowledge and New Business in India
Mr. Poul Skadhede, Group CEO, Valcon

Reinventing Business
Mr. Lalit G. Toolsidass, Partner, Toolsidass Jewray

Co-creating Sustainable Urban Development
Mr. Kim Herfort Nielsen, Founder and CEO, 3XN

How to find the conference venue on Friday 14 September at CBS.
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Post Conference

14.25: Launch of:

‘CO-CREATING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE’ – A COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS IN INDIA AND DENMARK

Business, Technology, Design, Arts & Culture

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The programme is subject to change.

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Organisers
The Danish Cultural Institute, Holck-Larsen Foundation, Confederation of Danish Industry, CBS and Asia House in collaboration with ARKEN and other institutions.

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