Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Danish Maritime Interests Consolidate Matters with Dozens of Events in October

Second Year Celebration for Conference Features Technology, Management and Blue Growth
Shipping News Feature

DENMARK – Coming off the back of 2014’s successful inaugural event, the Danish Maritime Fair has announced an impressive conference programme for its second year, when it opens its gates to leaders from across the global shipping industry from 6th to 8th of October 2015. Taking place at the Train Workshop in Copenhagen, the Danish Maritime Fair will form part of a week-long event, Danish Maritime Days, which integrates a multitude of activities dedicated to the maritime sector, under the same umbrella.

Danish Maritime Days will take place from 5th to 9th of October and announced more than 61 events. Three of the events will be at the same venue as Danish Maritime Fair; the Danish Maritime Technology Conference, Drivers for Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region, and the Danish Shipping & Ship Management Conferences. The programme for these have just been released.

Danish Marine Group and the supplier organisation Danish Maritime is behind the Danish Maritime Technology Conference, a concept focusing on the technical aspects of the business. ‘Drivers for Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region’ is another large-scale conference arranged by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG Mare) and the Maritime Development Centre of Europe (MDCE) with the focus of creating a master plan for blue growth in the Baltic Sea region. Blue growth is a European Commission inspired long term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole.

Finally, Danish Maritime Fair and Maritime Development Centre of Europe (MDCE) have launched the Danish Shipping & Ship Management Conferences, three one-day conferences focusing on three themes: Tuesday 6th - People, Wednesday 7th - Business, and Thursday 8th - Technical & Nautical.

The Fair’s full programme will see many shipping and maritime industry leaders address attendees on a wide range of subjects related to the day’s theme. Among many others, the line-up of speakers include the CEO from Scandlines, Søren Poulsgaard; Ulla Eithz Nielsen, Director, CSR Dampskibsselskabet Norden and Peter Hawkin, HSSEQ Manager/DPA at Maersk Tankers.

Spots are still available for the event at only €100 per day and a little less if you sign up for all three days – and that is including admission to the Danish Maritime Fair all three days. Business Development Director for Danish Maritime Fair Jakob le Fevre explains:

“Most conference organisers have the conference as the primary business and they need to create profit to keep the business running. This conference is more like a potluck supper, where everybody is contributing with what they can offer. Danish Maritime Fair have generously offered the conference facilities, all speakers are maintaining their own expenses and are not asking for payment and MDCE will only need expenses paid. This naturally creates a strong spirit between the various stake holders and I expect the conference to be a dynamic event creating food for thought and excellent networking possibilities.”