2015 Program

Program for the Danish Maritime Forum 2015

Tuesday 6 October

Danish Maritime Days Welcome Reception

Hosted by Ericsson at The Old Stock Exchange, Slotsholmsgade 1, 1217 Copenhagen K.

Welcome remarks by
– Jenny N. Braat, Vice Chairman, Danish Maritime Days; Managing Director, Danish Maritime, Denmark
– Frank Jensen, The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Denmark
– John Taxgaard, Vice President, Global Maritime Services, Ericsson, Denmark

Wednesday 7 October

Registration and sign up


Welcome and Introduction

Welcome and introduction to the two days ahead by
– Anne Steffensen, Chairman, Danish Maritime Days and Director General, Danish Shipowners’ Association, Denmark

A conversation with
– Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General, International Maritime Organisation, United Kingdom

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

Work in Groups: Group Connection

What are the long term challenges and opportunities for the maritime industry? Working in groups of 8-10 persons – each representing a part of the global maritime industry – participants will identify key challenges and opportunities for their part of the industry.

Global Input

The purpose of these briefing sessions is to inform and inspire discussions on the key challenges facing the maritime industry. Working groups are encouraged to cover as many topics as possible.

  • The New Silk Road
  • Maritime Growth in Africa
  • Shifts in Global Supply Chains
  • Disruptive Change with Big Data
  • The Future of Ocean Governance
  • Global Energy Outlook
  • New Directions in Maritime Crime
  • Economic Outlook for China
  • Accelerating Technology Deployment
  • Scarcities, Demography and Global Investments

A Shortcut to Global Growth

Canal expansions: business as usual or game changer?

A conversation with
– Admiral Mohab Mameesh, Chairman, Suez Canal Authority, Egypt
– Jorge Quijano, Administrator, Panama Canal Authority, Panama

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

Networking lunch


Setting the Scene: Navigating Challenging Waters

In the next 10-15 years world trade is projected to grow significantly, despite volatility in global markets and uncertainties about future growth. What drivers and obstacles, risks and opportunities could affect this outlook? How will the maritime industry adapt its growth strategy in the context of this “new normal”?

Opening remarks by
– Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister of Business and Growth, Denmark
– Yoo Kijune, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, South Korea
– Robert Goodwill, Minister of Shipping, United Kingdom
– Joyce Bawah-Mogtari, Deputy Minister of Transport, Ghana

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

Work in Groups: Define Your Role

Working groups continued. What is our role in shaping the global maritime industry?

Work in Groups: Unleash the Potential

How will the global maritime industry unleash its full potential? How will we meet the demand for transporting 20 billion tons of cargo annually – doubling from current volumes – by 2030? Working in groups of 8-10 persons, participants will address the following challenges:

  • Governance. How can the maritime industry create a more collaborative environment between its many public and private stakeholders and be proactive in shaping regulation?
  • Emerging markets. What will it take for emerging economies realize their potential? How can the maritime industry strengthen its role and positive impact?
  • Human Capital. How can the entire maritime industry collaborate to prepare today’s workforce for tomorrow’s jobs?
  • Innovation. How can the maritime industry set a new course for growth through technology and innovation?
  • Image. How can the maritime industry raise its profile and improve its image in the public eye?

Learn more here.

What if?

Scenarios for the future. What systemic changes are likely to unfold over the coming years and what will be their impact on the global maritime industry?

Introductory remarks by
– HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

Keynote address by
– Dambisa Moyo, Economist and Author, USA
– Nik Gowing, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, Kings College London and former presenter, BBC World News, United Kingdom

The Danish Maritime Forum Gala Dinner

Hosted by Maersk at The Royal Danish Opera House, Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 Copenhagen K

Thursday 8 October



Introduction to the Day

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

Work in Groups: Lightning Strikes

What will be the impact of systemic changes? Working in groups representing all parts of the global maritime industry, participants discuss how the maritime industry can prepare for the unexpected.

Work in Groups: Compare Solutions

How will the work we have done so far affect our part of the maritime industry? Participants return to groups representing a part of the maritime industry to discuss what ideas and actions they might support.

Work in Groups: Finalize solutions

Working groups finalize their proposed ideas, solutions and actions for presentation in the closing plenary.

Fireside Chats

Join a Fireside Chat to discuss the big questions and uncertainties that keep you awake at night in an informal setting.

What keeps you up at night
What are the big questions and uncertainties that keep you awake at night?
– Binyah C. Kesselly, Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Liberian Maritime Authority, Liberia

What to Expect from the IMO
What will it take for the IMO to work most effectively? Three committee chairmen weigh in.
– Jeffrey G. Lantz, Director, Commercial Regulations and Standards, US Coast Guard and Chairman of IMO Council, USA
– Arsenio A. Dominguez, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the IMO, Panama Maritime Authority and Chairman of MEPC, United Kingdom
– Christian Breinholt, Deputy Director-General, Danish Maritime Authority and Chairman of MSC, Denmark

When Iran Rejoins the Global Economy
Iran is set to become the largest country to rejoin the global marketplace since the breakup of the Soviet Union. By some estimates, this could result in 2 to 5 percent additional GDP growth for Iran’s economy within in a year. What will it take to realize this potential? What are the opportunities for the maritime industry as well as other important sectors?
– Dr Mohammad Saeidi, Chairman, Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, Iran

Where Boards Fall Short
Most boards aren’t delivering on their core mission of providing strong oversight and strategic support for management’s efforts to create longterm value. What is the key to building a board that delivers?
– Lars Bo Jørgensen, Partner, Egon Zehnder International, Denmark



Closing Plenary: Unleashing the Potential of the Global Maritime Industry

Presentation of the working group outcomes. What are the promising solutions and actions – and what are the next steps?
– Randy Chen, Vice Chairman and President, Wan Hai Lines, Taiwan
– Claus Hemmingsen, Chief Executive Officer, Maersk Drilling and Chairman, Danish Shipowners’ Association, Denmark
– Michael Parker, Managing Director, Global Head of Shipping, Citi, United Kingdom

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

Closing remarks by
– Anne Steffensen, Chairman, Danish Maritime Days and Director General, Danish Shipowners’ Association, Denmark

Farewell Reception