Esben Danielsen has been CEO of the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities since 2015. Since the early 1990’s Esben has been involved in grassroot organizations of the music industry. Esben has been the Art Director of the regional music venue Gimle in Roskilde, Denmark for eight years. In 2010 Esben became Head of Development for the Roskilde Festival where his work consisted of “city planning of a temporary city for 130,000 inhabitants”. As Head of Innovation of the special unit 'Roskilde Festival Orange Innovation' he developed new experiences, events and products for the whole Roskilde Festival group. In May 2018, the IAKS Nordic General Assembly elected Esben for president.
Bjørn is senior engineer at Center for Sports Facilities & Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is also a member of the IAKS Expert Circle on Swimming Halls and a leading expert on artificial turf facilities.
André works as Agency Manager for Active Lives at the City of Fredrikstad, Norway. His department is responsible for: overall strategic planning and development, and building of facilities, which gives their citizens possibilities to engage in organized and self-organized sports, outdoor activities, daily physical activity and urban active possibilities. They manage public fundings, and initiates programmes in accordance to overall strategic goals. The city of Fredrikstad is applying for the Global Active City label in 2020, and he is engaged in the citizens opportunities to be active as a health preventive tool in public sector. André has former worked as university and high school lecturer in sports and physical education.
Business Manager of Träffpunkt Idrott at the Swedish Exhibition Center in Gothenburg. Träffpunkt Idrott is an important meet ‘n’ greet for making face-to-face contact with decision makers, influencers and innovators who buy or advise on equipment, materials and venues for all kind of sports, swimming, leisure, health, fitness activities, facilities and buildings.
Lisa is an experienced chief executive officer with 10 years of working in the sports industry. She is today manager of Tverga, a resource center helping municipalities and local initiatives in developing sport and leisure facilities for self organized sports.