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Roundtable with Estonia’s Foreign Minister

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On 2 Sept BDF had the honor to host a visit by Estonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Marina Kaljurand. BDF took the opportunity to invite some of our members and partners in the digital sector to an exclusive round table with the minister. The meeting discussed digital strengths and challenges of the Baltic Sea Region, including how we can…

17th BDF Summit to be held in Copenhagen, 23 November 2015

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We are pleased to announce that the 17th BDF Summit will take place in Copenhagen on 23 November 2015. Since 1999 the annual BDF Summits have provided a meeting place for top representatives for business, politics, academia and civil society, offering a high-level and well-known platform for policy formulation, business matchmaking and cross-sectorial dialogue in the Baltic Sea Region. Exploring…

Summer reception at Baltic Development Forum

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On June 30, partners and friends of Baltic Development Forum gathered at the BDF office in Copenhagen to welcome ambassador Per Carlsen as new senior advisor in Baltic Development Forum and to bid farewell to Hans Brask, former BDF Director, leaving for Riga to become the new Danish ambassador to Latvia from August. The guests were welcomed by BDF Chairman…

Conference 6 October: Drivers for Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region

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Shipping has contributed to the Baltic Sea Region’s prosperity since the Vikings. Today the region is home to some of the world’s leading shipping companies and maritime equipment manufacturers. Growth potential exists in other parts of the blue sector as well, from coastal tourism to off-shore energy. This conference marks the start of the elaboration of a dedicated EU Master…

Energy Dialogue in the Baltic Sea Region – Conference 6 May, Copenhagen

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What are the visions and potential for collaboration on energy in the Baltic Sea Region? How are the EU-goals and initiatives aligned with regional priorities with regards to energy security, interconnectivity across borders, energy efficiency and diversification of supply? Join us for a half day conference in Copenhagen together with high level government representatives from the Nordic and Baltic countries….

International Investment Promotional Agencies of the Baltic Sea Region met in Tallinn to discuss cooperation opportunities

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On 21 January, BDF organized a meeting for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) from around the Baltic Sea Region in Tallinn. The event was hosted by the Estonian Investment Agency and held at the e-Estonia showroom in Tallinn, a center showcasing Estonia´s ICT achievements and solutions. The meeting event was attended by 11 IPAs with representatingves from almost every country of…

Seminar identified challenges and opportunities for digital testbeds in the Baltic Sea Region

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On the 9th December Baltic Development Forum together with the Danish Business Authority gathered around 60 representatives in Copenhagen from across sectors in a one day conference to explore the concept of testbeds as a potential tool for digital growth in the Baltic Sea Region. The event presented participants with an overview of current trends in digital testing, brought forward…

Digital growth in the Baltic Sea Region – Exploring the potential of testbeds for digital products and services: Seminar 9 December

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Having the opportunity to test and develop new products together with relevant user groups is becoming increasingly important for companies and entrepreneurs within the digital economy. Public and private testbeds are already applied in some sectors, but mostly with a national or regional focus and often only on an ad-hoc basis. There is a lack of access to testbeds, where…

Highlights from Fehmarnbelt Days 2014

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More than 700 stakeholders from decision making, business and academia registered for the Fehmarnbelt Days 2014 and came together in Copenhagen 30 September – 2 October to discuss the potential for increased cross-border collaboration between Germany, Denmark and Sweden, and what benefits an integrated Fehmarnbelt Region could bring. Baltic Development Forum was one of the six organisers of the conference,…

Looking back at “Cool North”

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On September 8-9 2014 Baltic Development Forum (BDF) and Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in close collaboration with the Danish Parliament, Danish Ministry of Culture, Danish Cultural Institute arranged a two-day conference on cultural diplomacy “Cool North – Cultural Diplomacy in the Nordics: Strategies for Regional Development, Cooperation, Good Neighborly Relations”. The conference was supported by Nordic Council of Ministers…