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Full steam ahead – fuelled by passion and people Back in 2010, four young Danish guys decided to get behind the steering wheel and create their own roadmap to success. They founded Morning Train, a full-service digital agency that has been going with full steam ahead since day one – but the journey has only just begun. By Camilla Pedersen | Photo: Morning Train
“The digital industry can seem crowded and foggy at times, but we’ve learnt how to navigate it. When Morning Train took off back in 2010, we couldn’t even pay our own pocket money for the first couple of years. But we kept going, and we now have a turnover of over 14 million DKK (around 1.5 million GBP),” says co-founder and CEO Peter Thomsen. Morning Train specialises in website development, design, and digital marketing. “Every decision we make is driven by data, and that’s one of the reasons our web and design offerings move mountains and scale businesses. Marketing data insights com-
bined with the latest trends and incredibly skilled art directors and developers are the driving forces behind the successful digital journeys of our clients – and of course our passion to help them scale their businesses,” Thomsen says. Both passion and people are a big deal on board Morning Train. On Wednesday mornings, the crew starts off their day by letting off some steam with an hour of floorball. “In an increasingly digital world, social relationships need to be nurtured offline – and our weekly sports session and monthly team-building events help us do just that.”
Morning Train is a full-service digital agency driven by four young Danes who are defining their own roadmap for success – also for their clients.
Morning Train is headquartered in Odense and employs 28 people with an average age of around 25. Clients include both local Danish businesses and international brands such as Schneider Electric and Royal Unibrew.
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By Sanne Wass
Scandinavian business events you do not want to miss this month Business Culture Course A fast-track introduction to the cultural nuances and differences in management approaches between British and Swedish companies is on offer at this one-day training event. Aimed at professionals looking to start or advance their careers in such multicultural settings, the training also covers employment, commercial and tax law. 9am-3pm. Date: 17 March Venue: SEB, 1 Carter Lane, EC4V 5AN London, UK. www.scc.org.uk
GastroNord 2020 This biennial fair is a must for HoReCa executives with an interest in northern Europe in general and in Sweden in particular. In addition to the GastroSummit, a future food forum, the event features dedicated areas for food technology, packaging and innovation, as well as a produce marketing space. This 102 | Issue 134 | March 2020
year, a new LoungeExpo will also be set up to attract hospitality operators, while Team Sweden Bocuse d’Or is also on site for a glimpse into the fine-dining sector. Date: 31 March - 2 April Venue: Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1, 125 30 Älvsjö, Sweden. www.gastronord.se
Arctic Shipping Forum Rapidly melting ice across the Arctic sea looks set to boost the commercial viability of the Northern Shipping Route, with even the Transpolar Route now a prospect. An in-depth look into the strategic, security and regulatory matters surrounding the establishment of the so-called Polar Silk Road is on offer at this three-day event that gathers together experts from Finland, Russia, China and North America, among others. Date: 21-24 April Venue: Helsinki Congress Paasitorni,
Paasivuorenkatu 5 A, 00530 Helsinki, Finland. informaconnect.com/arctic-shipping-forum
Nordic EV Summit The electrification of the transport sector – from cars to planes and ships – is a pressing topic worldwide, and Norway leads the way with over half of new vehicles sold already being fully electric. This two-day event pulls together influencers with a drive to push policymakers towards regulatory frameworks that support the ongoing electric revolution. Date: 23-24 April Venue: Clarion Hotel the Hub, Biskop Gunnerus gate 3, 0106 Oslo, Norway. nordicevs.no