Annual Partner and Member Meeting 2006
On 31 March 2006, Baltic Development Forum met with its Partners and Members to discuss critical issues and priorities for the Baltic Sea Region in relation to the Helsinki Summit in October.
The 2006 Member Meeting was hosted by HSH Nordbank and all attendees were warmly welcomed by Jens Lillelund Jørgensen, Director of HSH Nordbank Copenhagen.
Director of Baltic Development Ole Frijs-Madsen introduced the meeting topics and the main priorities of Baltic Development Forum for 2006, before handing over moderation of the meeting to TV2 Correspondent Samuel Rachlin.
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Chairman, Baltic Development Forum focused on the great opportunities in further renationalisation in the Region.
Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt gave inspiring insight in the Global, the European and the Regional perspectives of the Baltic Sea Region.
Watch selected speakers and participants give their view of the opportunities and challenges for the Region.
Branding the Region
Globalisation defines everything, Carl Bildt states in this interview. He points out the strengths and opportunities within the Region but he also formulates
the need for a change in the mind map of the Region. Bildt argues for establishing a regional brand for the Region in “Top of Europe”.
The video Interview with Carl Bildt can be found on the Baltic Youtube channel of Development Forum here >>
Børge Diderichsen, Vice President of Novo Nordisk supports Carl Bildts suggestion: “Top of Europe”. Diderichsen also asks for a sharpened focus on human capital and education within the Region.
The video Interview Børge Diderichsen can be found on the Baltic Youtube channel of Development Forum here >>
Future energy supply in the Region
The following 3 interviews focus on future energy issues in the Region. Anders Eldrup, President of DONG shares his views on the future challenges for the Region.
The video Interview with Anders Eldrup can be found on the Baltic Youtube channel of Development Forum here >>
Biofuels is a highly prioritised issue by Danish Danisco, as Vice President, Michael Persson explains in the interview below.
The video Interview with Michael Persson can be found on the Baltic Youtube channel of Development Forum here >>
The energy agenda and especially the challenges regarding nuclear power in the Baltic Countries are covered by Ingrida Lace, Department Director Latenergo.
The video Interview with Ingrida Lace can be found on the Baltic Youtube channel of Development Forum here >>