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BDF Summit 2015: What is on the Horizon for Business and Investment in the Baltic Sea Region?

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The session “Business as usual or need for a new thinking” explored the business attraction and business-making models in the Baltic Sea Region. Four messages were stressed by the panelists: Firstly, we need to consider new thinking and more focused approach. Our focus should be on entrepreneurship and start-ups. There is a need for robust start-ups systems and more long-standing…


Registration is Open for the Big Data Conference

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The Big Data Revolution: Regional growth and business opportunities How to make business out of Big Data? How can Big Data boost regional growth and competitiveness? What kind of innovations comes out of giving small, adaptable entrepreneurs free access to data? What happens when we combine creative intelligence with data and social engineering across sectors and disciplines? Join our conference and…


State of the Region Report 2013 – 10th Ed.

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Christian Ketels , Principal Associate Harvard Business School and Author of the State of the Region Series, in the first part of the Report provides a discussion of the recent trends in competitiveness across the Baltic Sea Region. The first part looks at the current economic climate in the Region, an important influence on the policy environment for long-term competitiveness…


IT and Finance to join forces in growth initiatives

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The Baltic Sea Region is a top performer in IT and the digital economy. That includes development and implementation of advanced digital solutions in the financial sector. There are joint growth potentials to explore in cooperation projects across sectors and borders, where this region can inspire the rest of Europe. The financial institutions can be drivers in the development of…

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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…


15th Baltic Development Forum Summit to take place 29-30 May 2013 in Riga, Latvia

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On 6 December, the Government of Latvia and Baltic Development Forum signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit to take place 29-30 May 2013 in Riga. The memorandum was signed by Minister of Economy, Mr. Pavluts, and Director of BDF, Mr. Brask. Today, we are signing a document that sends a clear signal – the…


Busy 2012 with dialogue and consultations with BDF Members, Partners, sponsors and cooperation partners

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BDF and Chairman Hans Skov Christensen has visited most parts of the region and beyond during 2012: Hamburg, Lübeck, Pskov, Stockholm, Helsinki, Malmo, Oslo, Brussels, Strasbourg, Tallinn, Riga, Lilleström, Karlskrona, Kiel, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Turku, Malmo. During the most recent visits Hans Skov Christensen had meetings with State Secretary Wolfgang Schmidt, responsible for Federal, EU and International Affairs in the…


Baltic Business Arena Programme

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The programme of Baltic Business Arena 2012 is now ready. BBA 2012 will be opened by Karin Hallerby from Swedish Agency of Economic & Regional Growth and Stephan Müchler, Vice Chairman of BDF. We are proud to announce that Walter Deffaa, Director-General of DG Regio, European Commission, will close the BBA 2012 together with BDF Chairman Hans Skov Christensen. In…