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Phil Hall – Content producer at Designit, your host at Aarhus City Welcome 2021
We are proud to present Phil Hall as your host at this year’s Aarhus City Welcome 2021. Once a newcomer himself Phil has now called Aarhus home for nine years.

When invited to host this year’s event his response was quick: “It’ll be great to give a little something back to the city and help other internationals find their feet”.

So rest assured - Phil will guide you through the talks at Speakers’ Corner and make sure to tell you all about what you can experience at this year’s Aarhus City Welcome.



Talks at Speakers' Corner

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Starting a company in Denmark by Betina Møller, Startvækst Aarhus
In Denmark, we encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, and several times, has Denmark been ranked among Europe's best places to start and run a business. As an expat, starting a business can be a fine way to get your career up and running in Denmark, and you might even profit from the fact that you have two “home markets”.

Betina Møller is a consultant at Startvækst Aarhus - the local business development center in Aarhus. Over the years, they have helped thousands of new entrepreneurs, so they know what it takes! The purpose of Startvækst Aarhus is only one: To help you get off to a good start in your new company!

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Danish culture - hard facts and soft features by Dennis Nørmark
How do you crack the cultural code in Danish social life and at work? Anthropologist and public speaker Dennis Nørmark has worked many years with building the bridge between internationals and Danish professionals and in this talk he presents some of the differences in values and norms relevant for understanding the “weird” Danish culture a whole lot better. 

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Making Friends and dating in Denmark: The secret rules by Kay Xander Mellish
Making friends can be difficult when you're new to Denmark. Most adult Danes already have their friendship networks in place, and they're not always open to newcomers. Where should you go and what should you do in Denmark if you're looking for friends?

Kay Xander Mellish, the author of "How to Live in Denmark" and "How to Work in Denmark" and the voice behind the "How to Live in Denmark" podcast, is an American who has lived in Denmark for more than a decade.

At Aarhus City Welcome, Kay will present specific strategies for making friends and getting to know people in Denmark, along with some insights on the Danish dating scene.