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Danish Maritime Forum

09.10.2014 @ 09:00 - 16:30

Danish Maritime Forum is a global maritime summit bringing together key leaders in the industry with policymakers, experts and other influential decision-makers and opinion shapers.

The objective with this high-level meeting is to inspire participants to work together with one clear goal in mind: to unleash the full potential of the global maritime industry.

The Danish Maritime Forum will be a unique, creative workspace. We will be looking to create an informal and innovative setting, where participants can work together to generate new ideas and solutions to the most important challenges facing the industry today.

Themes for the Danish Maritime Forum are being developed in close collaboration with the industry and other key stakeholders to ensure the best discussions and outcomes.

The Danish Maritime Forum is by invitation only and is taking place on 8-9 October 2014 in Copenhagen.


Thursday 9 October

Standing introduction


Recap of the first day and setting objectives for the work ahead.

Moderated by
– Chris Luebkeman, Director for Global Foresight and Innovation, Arup, USA

Work in Groups III


Working groups continued. What solutions can we develop to unleash the full potential of the maritime industry?



Working groups continued. What is the impact of our work on other working groups?

Work in Groups IV


Working groups continued. Finalizing solutions.

Fireside Chats


Join a Fireside Chat to discuss your vision and personal reflections on the future of the maritime industry in an informal setting.

When business runs in the family
How do family-owned and controlled companies in the maritime industry navigate challenges and opportunities on their path to achieving sustainable long-term growth?
– Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Group Chief Executive Officer, BW Group, Singapore

What keeps you up at night?
What are the big questions and uncertainties that keep you awake at night?
– Jose Maria Figueres, President, Carbon War Room, USA

Does the maritime industry owe anything to the world?
The maritime industry is fundamental to trade and globalization and hence an essential part of our future wealth and human welfare. Is the industry living up to its responsibilities?
– Martin Stopford, President, Clarksons Research Services, United Kingdom

Is Europe a tired old man?
Harder hit by the financial crisis than most other economies, Europe is facing seemingly insurmountable challenges. A “perfect storm” of ageing, high debt and low growth in addition to lower productivity, lower employment rates and lower investment in innovation look set to undermine its future prospects. Can Europe overcome these challenges to regain its influence on the global stage?
– Elisabeth Waelbroek-Rocha, Chief International Economist, IHS, France

Human factor or high degrees: Which brings the most value?
What matters most in your business: Selecting leaders with the “right stuff” or good leadership development? Leadership experts weigh in.
– Jan N. Lauridsen, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles, Singapore

When things don’t go as planned
Even the proverbial best laid plans often go awry. This is particularly true in an industry facing many uncertainties. What is the key to building a resilient business in this context?
– Albert C. Stein, Managing Director, Alix Partners, United Kingdom



Closing plenary: Unleashing the Potential of the Global Maritime Industry


Presentation of the working group outcomes. What are the most promising ideas – opportunities for collaboration, new business opportunities and policy recommendations – to take forward?

– Jose Maria Figueres, President, Carbon War Room, USA
– Esben Poulsson, Chairman, AVRA International, Singapore
– Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chief Executive Officer, BW Group, Singapore
– Henrik O. Madsen, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, DNV GL, Norway

Moderated by
– Chris Luebkeman, Director for Global Foresight and Innovation, Arup, USA

Closing remarks by
– Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General, International Maritime Organisation




09:00 - 16:30

Organizer / Signup

Danish Maritime Days
Pernille Kemp