English presentation

English presentation

The Danish Growth Council advises the government on the growth policy and changes for Denmark in the global economy.

The Danish Growth Council has as a special task to promote coordination between the national growth strategy and the regional business development strategies set by the regional growth foras to contributing to an effective and continuous process enhancing growth and business development in all parts of Denmark.

The Danish Growth Council contributes with new knowledge and new ideas which have strategic influence on both national and regional growth policy and the Council focuses on approximately 1-2 themes a year.

The Council ensures a global focus by learning from international experiences and international best practice. In this context, the Council occasionally invites international experts to make proposals for the Council’s discussions.

The Danish Growth Council comprises 1 chairman and 20 additional members appointed by the Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. The chairman and members are appointed for up to four years at a time. The members of the Council represent private firms, knowledge institutions, local authorities, the six regional growth forums, labor unions and the employers' organizations. As of 2015 the members of the Danish Growth Council are:

  • Chairman of the Danish Growth Council (and chairman of the Growth Forum on the island of Bornholm), president Lars Nørby Johansen
  • Director of Aarhus University School of Engineering, Conni Simonsen
  • Managing Director of Micro Matic A/S, Søren Klarskov Vilby
  • Managing Director of Colour Hotel Skagen, Rikke Gandrup
  • Managing Director of Umove, Johnny Hansen
  • Chairman of the Growth Forum in the North Jutland Region, Ulla Astman Nielsen
  • Chairman of the Growth Forum in the Central Denmark Region, Bent Hansen
  • Chairman of the Growth Forum in the Region of Southern Denmark, Stephanie Lose
  • Chairman of the Growth Forum in the Zealand Region, Jens Stenbæk
  • Chairman of the Growth Forum for the Capital Region of Denmark, Sophie Hæstorp Andersen
  • The Mayor of Thisted municipality Lene Kjeldgaard Jensen
  • Member of the local council of Morsoe Lauge Larsen
  • President of The Confederation of Danish Industry, Berit Vinther
  • Vice-president of The Danish Chamber of Commerce, Niels Milling
  • Vice-president of The Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Ane Buch
  • Vice-president of The Danish Construction Association, Lars Storr-Hansen
  • Managing Director of Finance Denmark, Ulrik Nødgaard
  • Chairman of CO-Industry, Claus Jensen
  • Vice Chairman of The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), Nanna Højlund
  • Vice Chairman og FTF, Kent Petersen
  • Area Director of The Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Morten Høyer

The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs is the secretariat for the Danish Growth Council.

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