Frans Timmermanns, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Lars Rohde, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Danmarks Nationalbank, kick off the Annual Danish Top Executive Summit 2018

The more than 40 contributors make this year’s Annual Danish Top Executive Summit 2018 a high-calibre international event. There are speakers from all over the world providing highly nutritious food for thought. We were recently notified that Frans Timmermanns, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Lars Rohde, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Danmarks Nationalbank, have agreed to be speakers at the 2018 Summit. Read more about all the speakers here.

Impressive opening event for the Annual Danish Top Executive Summit 2018. At 10 am, Frans Timmermanns, Vice-President of the European Commission, will discuss Europe’s future and economic outlook with Lars Rohde, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Danmarks Nationalbanken. The debate will be moderated by John Gapper, Associate Editor, Financial Times.

Lars Rohde is one of the most outstanding central bank directors in Europe, after winning wide respect for rebuffing the attack on the Danish krone. In January–February 2015, speculators launched a heavy attack against the Danish krone, but Mr Rohde successfully withstood the rising pressure, the effects of which included that the short rate fell to minus 0.75%.

 

Frans Timmermanns is Vice-President of the European Commission and former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs. His primary task for the Commission is to chart how the entire EU system can resonate among the peoples of Europe. In other words, make the European Union relevant in an era where soaring populism launches stinging attacks on the EU system. He is a no-nonsense guy who tells it like it is.

“Let me put it this way, Frans Timmermans is the commissioner I would prefer to listen to,” says Jakob Vinde Larsen, editor of the foreign affairs programme “Verden ifølge Gram” (the World According to Gram) and previously EU correspondent for the Danish Broadcasting Company.