Who is

Inspiring Denmark?

The vision of Inspiring Denmark is to make Southern Denmark the leader in development and attraction of international meetings and conferences, in close cooperation with highly motivated hosts, skilled employees and public-/private collaborations. We brand Southern Denmark as an attractive destination for conferences and assist our hosts from idea to tender process.

We work in close cooperation with the largest institutions of knowledge in Southern Denmark, municipalities, destinations, groups, companies, organisations and the Region of Southern Denmark. We connect and create the vantage point for new collaborations that create growth and opportunities in Southern Denmark.

International conferences help increase business and generate jobs in Southern Denmark. It contributes to knowledge sharing, international awareness and networking within focus areas of Southern Denmark, such as lifescience, energy, offshore, robotics and design.

Inspiring Denmark is an independent business foundation, supported by the Region of Southern Denmark, institutions, municipalities, and industries within the region.

Board of Directors

The foundation has a Board of Directors comprising representatives from the branch, regional and municipal politics and VisitDanmark (national tourism organisation). The Board is elected for a period of four years. The current Board is:

Chairman

Grete Højgaard

Director, Messe C

Appointed by​ the Southern Denmark Growth Forum until the annual meeting in 2020.

Vice-chairman

Karsten Uno Petersen

Regional Council member, Region of Southern Denmark

Appointed by​ the Region of Southern Denmark until December 2021.

Board member

Peter Wagner Mollerup

Regional Council member, Nyborg Municipality

Appointed by​ KKR until December 2021.

Board member

Carsten Sørensen

Regional Council member, Region of Southern Denmark

Appointed by​ the Region of Southern Denmark until December 2021.

board member

Tom Pedersen

Sales Manager, Hotel Christiansminde

Appointed by​ the board of directors until 2024.

board member

Kasper Ejsing Olesen

Mayor, Kerteminde Municipality

Appointed by​ KKR until December 2021.