Welcome to the VL Summit 2024:

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With automation and robotics technology comes obvious advantages and fantastic future perspectives. But the development is happening so explosively that the consequences can be difficult to foresee.

How do we equip ourselves to lead in a landscape where machines become a natural part of the workforce, and the demands on our understanding of technology grow in line with the need for human empathy?

All this and more we will explore at the VL Summit 2024, which takes place on 6 & 7 June at Egeskov Castle on Funen. 

Stay updated on this site, as we plan the programme and the interesting keynotes and panel speakers are invited. And look forward to spending a full 24-hours in the company of you VL-colleagues!


The VL Summit is VL’s iconic event with great Danish and international speakers, engaging leadership cases as well as festive elements and not least the opportunity to network with other VL members.

The VL Summit is the culmination of VL’s Annual Theme. With the help of a competent Advisory Board and a special eye for VL’s diversity, specific sub-themes are emphasized that are relevant for leaders in both eastern and western Denmark and which are relevant for SMEs as well as for large global companies and public institutions. This will also be reflected in the series of speakers and the concrete cases on the day itself.

At the VL Summit, a business-oriented management perspective is the constant, and there will be both national and international speakers who will focus on the sub-themes and participate in highly topical panel discussions. There will also be a focus on concrete and relevant business cases, and the participants will work with the challenges that arise.


How long does the VL Summit last?

The VL Summit 2024 will extend over an entire 24 hours. Day 1 is similar to the formats of recent years with large keynotes and engaging sessions and not least a festive dinner party with entertainment, music and dancing. Day 2 will be a morning where you can choose between relevant AI-focused company visits or meeting with your individual VL Group. It is possible to spend the night at hotels close to Egeskov Castle – we have obtained offers that apply to both 1 and 2 nights. Stay tuned on this page as the programme takes shape.

Read more on the workshops you can attend at the VL Summit (in Danish)

Read more on the companies you can visit at the VL Summit (in Danish)


Margrethe Vestager

Dr. Wanli Min

Niels B. Christiansen

Anne Nørklit Lønborg


Jens H. Lund

Morten Bødskov

Serge Belongie

Christina Boutrup


Casper Klynge


Mads Nørgaard Madsen

Odense Symfoniorkester

Charlotte Beder


Lisbeth Knudsen

Chair, VL - The Danish Management Society


New podcast episodes!

Tune in on VL Insights, where we build up towards the VL Summit by exploring the Annual Theme. You can also meet the crew behind the podcast at the VL Summit, where they will be recording!!



Where and when does the VL Summit 2024 take place?
The VL Summit takes place on 6 June at Egeskov Castle, Egeskov Gade 22, 5772, Kværndrup.


How do I sign up?
The event is fully booked. You can look forward to watch video recordings of the speeches after the event.

Read the registration terms & conditions (in Danish)


Where should I sleep?
Hotel Ærø
Superior single room for DKK 995 incl. breakfast.
Supplement for a double room: DKK 150.
First come,first served-principle applies. Call +45 62 21 07 60 – give the code: VL 2024.

Hotel Nyborg Strand
Single room for DKK 1095 incl. breakfast.
Supplement for a double room: DKK 100.
First come,first served-principle applies. Call +45 65 31 31 31 - state that you are a VL member.

Hotel Troense
Contact the hotel directly for prices and booking - state that you are a VL member.

Hvedholm Castle Hotel
Contact the hotel directly for prices and booking - state that you are a VL member.

Hotel Svendborg
The hotel is fully booked.

Glamping at Egeskov Castle
In collaboration with Heartland Festival, we can now offer accommodation in luxurious glamping tents at Egeskov.
There is room for two people in each tent. Booking is per tent, so if there are two of you, you must settle internally.
Each tent contains:
2 beds incl. duvets, pillows and bed linen as well as a blanket and towel
Power for mobile charger, light chain and locking of tent entrance
Access to shower & toilet
Accommodation per tent DKK 3,290 incl. breakfast in Brasserie Rigborg at Egeskov.
There are only a few tents, so book now through this link!


How do I get there and where do I park?
There are more than 1.400 free parking spots for cars, busses and motorcycles. Read more here on parking and getting to Egeskov Castle.


If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to send an e-mail to info@vl.dk or call +45 35 43 92 92.


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The VL Summit 2024 will extend over an entire 24 hours. Day 1 is full of big keynotes, panel debates and engaging sessions and not least a festive dinner with entertainment and music. Day 2 will be a morning where you can choose between relevant AI-focused company visits or meeting with your VL group.


Thursday, 6 June

09:30      Breakfast and arrival

10:00      Welcome by VL's Board Leader Lisbeth Knudsen, VL1

10:05      Odense Symphony Orchestra plays

10:25      Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Morten Bødskov, opens the VL Summit 2024

10:45      Panel discussion: "Implementation of AI - the leadership considerations and challenges" by:

Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the Lego Group

Anne Nørklit Lønborg, Head of CIO Advisory Board & Board Professional, VL9

Jens Lund, CEO of DSV

11:40      Coffee break

12:00      Keynote:

Meet EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in a conversation with Danish Chamber of Commerce's SVP, Casper Klynge, VL4, about how the EU can protect EU citizens' freedom and security in an AI future - without harming business innovation and competitiveness.

12:25      "The VL members' use of AI" by Partner, Head of Consulting, Director, PwC Denmark, Mads Nørgaard Madsen

12:35      Keynote:

Serge Belongie, Director, Pioneer Centre for AI, tackles myths about AI and shares his perspective on what AI is - and can mean - for Danish companies.

13:00      Lunch in nature

14:00      International keynote:

"The great AI revolution in China" by Christina Boutrup, China analyst and author, VL61

Interview with Dr. Wanli Min, one of the World's leading AI experts - live on the big screen

15:00      Coffee break

15:20      The first round of workshops.

16:20      Coffee break at coffee stations and go to the 2nd round of workshops

16:40      The second round of workshops.

18.00      Board Leader Lisbeth Knudsen, VL1, rounds up and invites everyone for champagne, music and networking

19:00      Festive dinner in the Classics Museum

21:30/23:30 Transport to hotel with shuttle buses


Friday 7 June

9:00 - 13:00
You get the following two options:

1. AI-focused company visit to a local company.

2. To meet separately in your own VL group at Egeskov Castle in a dedicated group room.