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Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik to open Danish Maritime Forum

When Danish Maritime Forum opens on October 8-9 2014 it will be with a royal touch.

The Danish Minister for Business and Growth Henrik Sass Larsen will be joining HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark for the opening of Danish Maritime Forum. For two days, a long list of the world’s most influential experts, ministers and professionals from the maritime industry will get together and discuss how best to meet the future challenges and possibilities of the global maritime business.

“We are proud and very happy for the support that is shown to us by the official Denmark. The acceptance from HRH Crown Prince Frederik and the Minister for Business and Growth to open the Danish Maritime Forum clearly shows us how everyone is backing our project and the task at hand. These things all help to further develop Denmark’s position as a global maritime centre,” Secretary General for Danish Maritime Days Flemming R. Jacobs believes.

Room for creative thinking
Danish Maritime Forum takes place on October 8-9 at Docken (The Dock) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Participation in the Forum is by invitation only and the list of participants counts international ministers, leading experts and selected professionals from the global maritime cluster.

The two days are built up with a mixture of open discussions, in which everyone is invited to contribute with ideas, and targeted discussions in smaller working groups based on important themes. This structure gives everyone the possibility to come forward with proposals to possible solutions and should get the creative thoughts flowing.

Together we are stronger
Danish Maritime Forum distinguishes itself from other maritime events by being a high-level summit that brings together all stakeholders in the maritime business. This idea derives from the belief that the best way to meet the challenges and possibilities of the future is by making use of each other’s competences and developing ideas together.

“It is estimated that world trade will have doubled by about 2030. This presents significant challenges for all involved, given that 90 percent are transported by ship. At Danish Maritime Forum we will start the global dialogue to meet these challenges,” Jacobs explains.

The flagship forum
Danish Maritime Days, of which Danish Maritime Forum is part, will consist of exhibitions, symposia, conferences and company visits as well as social activities including receptions, dinners and networking meetings, and Danish Maritime Forum will be the flagship-event of these.

Please consult our homepage www.danishmaritimedays.com for an updated programme.

Danish Maritime Days is a public-private partnership between the Danish Shipowners’ Association, Danish Maritime and the Danish Maritime Authorities. It is supported by the A. P. Møller Relief Foundation, the Danish Maritime Fund, the Ministry of Business and Growth, the Lauritzen Foundation, D/S Orients Foundation, the Hempel Foundation and the Torm Foundation.

For more information please contact Head of Communications Torben Vemmelund: tve@danishmaritimedays.com or +45 2224 1446.