2014 Video

Video from the Danish Maritime Forum 2014

The inaugural Danish Maritime Forum brought together 200 influential stakeholders from across the global maritime industry with the objective to find new solutions to the most important challenges facing the industry – the estimated doubling in world trade by 2030 being the most important of them all. Discover what some of the participants saw as the most important take-aways.


Revisit the Plenary Sessions of the Danish Maritime Forum 2014

Official Opening
Welcome address by
– HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
– Henrik Sass Larsen, Minister of Business and Growth, Denmark

Opening Plenary: The Future of the Global Maritime Industry
In the next 10-15 years world trade is projected to grow significantly. It is estimated that this growth will result in a doubling of seaborne trade volumes from 10 billion tons of cargo annually today to 20 billion tons of cargo around 2030. What drivers and obstacles, risks and opportunities could affect this outlook for growth? What are the implications for the maritime industry?

Opening remarks by
– Su Bo, Vice-Minister of Industry and Information Technology, China
– Hiroshi Muto, Vice-Minister for Transport, Tourism and International Affairs, Japan
– Victor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Transport, Russia
– Lui Tuck Yew , Minister of Transport, Singapore

– Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS, USA
– Gideon Rachman, Foreign Affairs Columnist, Financial Times, United Kingdom

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

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