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High-level BDF Summit showed the opportunities in the aftermath of the crisis

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A success! The most focused Summit ever in a very pleasant and effective atmosphere! Those were the words used at the end of the three day discussions and matchmaking in Riga last week at the 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit. More than 600 participants registered and more than 100 companies were present. The three Prime Ministers of Latvia, Estonia and…


Two foreign Ministers win the BDF Baltic Sea Award

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They have both made extraordinary contributions to the development of the Baltic Sea Region. They have both taken innovative initiatives to foster political dialogue in Europe. The winners of the Baltic Sea Award 2013 are Mr Carl Bildt, Foreign Minister of Sweden, and Mr Radoslaw Sikorski, Foreign Minister of Poland. The winners were announced at the BDF Summit Gala Dinner…


Financing models for energy efficiency in Russia: Do we have a magic formula?

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The Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and Kaliningrad Chamber of Commerce and Baltic Development Forum is organising a Round Table discussion “Financing Energy Solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast”, which will take place 4 June 2013 at the Radisson Hotel in Kaliningrad, Russia. In the beginning of June, Kaliningrad region has particular…


Investment Promotion Agencies of the Baltic Sea Region

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Attracting foreign investments is essential to keep global leadership in the ICT sector and to stay competitive. Define the success factors and joint efforts in the FDI attraction. The Baltic Sea Region is one of the world’s ICT Powerhouses and the countries of the region have demonstrated their attractiveness for foreign companies. As an example, Microsoft has invested more in…

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Let’s make cross-border digital solutions!

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“The technology is ready. Nationally we are good but together we are among the best. Why not connect the national systems in cross-border digital solutions in the Nordic/Baltic region?”  That was one of the cross-cutting messages at the conference on the Nordic-Baltic ICT Powerhouse 15 April 2013 in Stockholm City Hall, organized by BDF and Microsoft, and generously hosted by…

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The Nordic ICT Powerhouse conference 15 April, Stockholm

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Welcome to “The Nordic ICT Powerhouse”, a conference on regional growth through Nordic/Baltic collaboration, Monday 15 April 2013, 12.00 – 16.30 at Stockholm City Hall, Sweden The Nordic-Baltic region is one of the world’s ICT Powerhouses. How can we further strengthen and utilise this position in a global context? We welcome you to a conference organised by Baltic Development Forum…

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Attracting Chinese Investments through Regional Endeavours: Meeting in Hamburg 8 February

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Baltic Sea Region Investment Promotion Agencies Attracting Chinese Investments through Regional Endeavours: Meeting in Hamburg 8 February The biggest Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) from all parts of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) met 8 February in Hamburg to discuss how to attract investments from China to the region’s countries and metropolis in the best possible way. The purpose of the…


The Nordic/Baltic Powerhouse is Europe’s Silicon Valley

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The Nordic/Baltic region is “the Silicon Valley of Europe” in terms of talents and investments. If these countries can ensure interoperability of their national e-service systems as front runners in e-governance and e-commerce, they will show Europe how ICT can stimulate growth.These were some of the messages at a high level seminar on growth through ICT, organised in Brussels 23…

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Water conference provides a breeding ground for new alliances to save the Baltic Sea

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BDF will use the preliminary results from the conference ”A cleaner Baltic Sea – investments, business opportunities and new partnerships” in the work ahead to elaborate a regional agenda and a way to re-think water. A report based on the many valuable contributions that were made by the speakers, moderators and participants during the conference will provide a breeding ground for initiating…