Expand your network with relevant people

The International Business Club at Copenhagen Business School has almost 50 years of experience organizing exclusive events with inspiring speakers, including the former Danish Prime Minister, politicians, executive directors from some of Denmark’s most prominent organizations, executive advisors, management researchers, and successful entrepreneurial founders.

The General Meeting 2023

Networking opportunity

The business club gives its members an opportunity to gain new knowledge and inspiration via exclusive lectures on a regular basis with relevant people in the Danish business community. Each event provides its members the chance to expand their network. The 2023 satisfaction survey shows that 98% of our members recommend the business club at CBS. More interactions create opportunities for everyone. To scale up the interactions in our network, we offer a free 30-day membership for anyone who wants to expand their network with relevant people in the Danish business community.

Upcoming events


19/03/2024
16:30 – 19:00

Kasper Lindskow

Member of the National Advisory Board “AI Pioneer Center”. Head of Research & Innovation at JP Politikens Hus. PhD specialized in business strategy. This lecture focuses on artificial intelligence as a tool. From Generative AI to Prompt engineering – understand the concepts within artificial intelligence and their impact on business management.

Kasper Lindskow


23/04/2024
16:30 – 19:00

Regitze Siggaard

Executive director and co-owner of Simplex Human ApS, a leadership advisory company established in 2023 that helps companies achieve strong results by creating a focus on sustainable working life. The purpose is to make organizations and companies better workplaces. Regitze specifically helps companies get a handle on the S in ESG, and she has investigated what is important to attract and retain employees in a time with a record number of job changes.

Regitze Siggaard


21/05/2024
16:30 – 19:00

Mads Friis

CEO at McDonald’s Danmark. We will ask Mads Friis some challenging questions to learn more about his biggest challenges as a leader in his career, his most important task as the chief executive, his biggest ambition, growth targets, sustainability reporting, and his best advice for talents who want to become top managers.

Mads Friis


18/06/2024
16:30 – 19:00

Mette Louise Kaagaard

General Manager/CEO, Microsoft Denmark and Iceland. Mette Louise Kaagaard will talk about how her career led her to become CEO of Microsoft Denmark and Iceland.

Mette Louise Kaagaard


19/09/2024
16:30 – 19:00

Mia Wagner

Investor, board member, co-founder Nordic Female Founders (now exited), keynote speaker

Mia Wagner


Special interview with Stine Bosse

Stine Bosse

Business leader, board member, CEO of Scandivavian insurance company Tryg 2002-2011.

In February 2022, IBC CBS interviewed Stine Bosse about her career at Tryg and her continued journey, among other, as a proponent of the European Union.

Please note: This interview is in Danish.

Stine Bosse


Past events include


19/12/2023
17:00 – 19:00

Heidi Rottbøll Andersen

Founding Partner of Living Institute – a Diversity Intelligence Consultancy. Studies have shown that it can cost up to DKK 4 million for each failed employment of a foreign employee. Heidi Rottbøll Andersen has a number of concrete recommendations for how companies can become better at recruiting, motivating and retaining foreign employees in the unique Danish workplace culture. Including that foreign managers must be prepared for the high level of autonomy and trust-based leadership.

Heidi Rottbøll Andersen


25/04/2023
17:00 – 19:00

Emilia van Hauen

Cultural sociologist, board member, author

“Glem alt om at fastholde de unge – det giver ikke mening for den generation. I stedet skal man tænke i tilknytning, som giver helt andre vilkår. Ved at forstå og lære af de unge NU, skaber man ikke blot en bro mellem alle medarbejdere i alle aldre. Man ruster sig også til fremtidens arbejdsplads og den nye form for ledelse, som snart bliver normen.”

Emilia van Hauen


21/03/2023
17:00 – 19:00

Henrik Andersen

CEO, Vestas

“Vi skal i gang med at tage den ledende rolle. På nogle områder bruger vi mere tid på at diskutere intentionerne end på at illustrere, hvad vi kan gøre,” siger Henrik Andersen om Danmarks rolle i den grønne omstilling.

Henrik Andersen


11/10/2022
17:00 – 19:00

Lise Kingo

Independent Board Director at Sanofi and Covestro, former CEO & Executive Director at United Nations Global Compact

Hear the inside story of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how Stakeholder Capitalism is changing in today’s new geopolitical reality.

Lise Kingo


12/08/2022
18:00 – 23:00

Summer party 2022

Join us at Sølyst in Klampenborg for our 2022 summer party!

Summer party 2022


24/05/2022
16:00 – 18:00

Steen Hildebrandt

Professor emeritus of organization and management theory, Aarhus University, adjunct professor, CBS

Steen Hildebrandt will talk about leadership as it relates to the UN’s Global Goals.

Steen Hildebrandt


19/04/2022
16:00 – 18:00

Jesper Jarlbæk

Chairman of DanBAN, Danish Business Angels

What does the Danish start-up/scale-up investment ecosystem look like in 2022? What does a Business Angel really do, and how does it compare to the common perception as pictured in Lion’s Den (Løvens hule)? Get answers to these questions and more when Jesper Jarlbæk shares his personal investment war stories – successes as well as failures.

Jesper Jarlbæk


26/10/2021
15:30 – 18:00

Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Danmarks statsminister 2009-2011 og 2015-2019, Formand for Venstre 2009-2019, Folketingsmedlem ca 30 år siden 1994.

Lars Løkke Rasmussen