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Safeguarding the next 10 years of your company

Would you like to learn how strategic foresight can help your company grow and increase its profits? And how it can help you safeguard your company for the future? Then join the theme meeting at Aarhus BSS on 18 September from 15-18.30.

Facts about the theme meeting

Date: 18 September 2018

Time: 15.00 - 18.30

Venue: Aarhus BSS, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V

Price: DKK 850

Registration deadline: 10 September 2018

Key takeaways

  • Give participants an understanding of why many companies are stuck in current business models and thus fail to embrace future opportunities.
  • Teach participants about best practices from leading companies.
  • Enhance participants understanding of the increasingly important role of the company’s supervisory boards that is necessary in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments.


Ella Posselt

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About the theme meeting

Companies that work systematically with strategic foresight often perform better than their rivals. Instead of relying on the company’s existing capabilities, the most successful companies such as DHL use strategic foresight to foresee future developments in their industries and develop realistic future scenarios. These scenarios enable the companies to develop strategies that will strengthen the companies’ position in the future.

The Strategic Foresight Research Network at Aarhus BSS has identified three key capabilities that successful companies that regularly outperform their rivals excel at:

  • They build external networks to perceive trends ahead of their competitors.
  • They use scenario planning and system dynamics models to prospect into the future and understand future developments to build an insight advantage.
  • They set aside resources to experiment with new technologies and business models and probe into the future to build a competitive advantage.

At the theme meeting, we will discuss these capabilities, and participants will gain an insight into the many benefits of using strategic foresight.



  • Members of Supervisory boards of both large firms and SMEs
  • Top management of SMEs
  • Members of the leadership team of corporate organizations


Professor René Rohrbeck is Professor of Strategy at the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University. He is author of the book “Corporate foresight – Towards a Maturity Model for the Future Orientation of a firm,” and his research has been published in leading journals. René has also edited the special issue on Corporate Foresight in Technological Forecasting and Social Change and has been the track chair at International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) conferences. He has consulted to clients on topics including designing innovation management systems, developing and implementing corporate foresight practices, as well as the strategic and financial planning of new business fields. Before joining Aarhus University, René spent six years in industry where he worked with innovation management at Volkswagen and with corporate foresight at Deutsche Telekom.