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NHH Symposium is Northern Europe's largest student-run conference for the workplace. It is organized every other year by 350 engaged students at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. Over the years, the NHH Symposium has been a prestigious conference, and today has around 300 participants from the Norwegian business community. The conference has been held every other year since 1983 and has had many notable guests as both speakers and participants. Among the well-known speakers who have visited the NHH Symposium are former British Prime Minister Edward Heath, US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, GATT Director Arthur Dunkell, the first director of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Peter Sutherland, Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, and SAS CEO Janne Carzon. Also, academics such as Henry Mintzberg, Michael Porter, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Peter Lorange, Stéphane Garelli, and Jay B. Barney have visited the conference. Furthermore, several Norwegian Prime Ministers and ministers have also given speeches, from Kåre Willoch's opening in 1983, via Gro H. Brundtland (1991) to Sigbjørn Johnsen and Trond Giske in 2011. HM King Harald visited the conference in 1995, and HRH Crown Prince Haakon was a participant in 2007. He was so inspired that he returned and gave the opening speech two years later. The NHH Symposium is intended to be a trendsetter in the Norwegian public debate, while at the same time putting the theme in an international context. Together, several hundred participants from the business sector, politics, cultural life, academia and students will make up "The Perfect Meeting Place".

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