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Debate article: Digital growth through regional cooperation

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The Baltic Sea Region is world leading within the digital sectors. If we want to stay competitive in a globalised world, we should continue to stimulate international success in the area of information and communication technology. Therefore we need to strengthen the regional cooperation and remove barriers for growth. If we don’t, then we risk to loose our front line…

Fehmarnbelt Days 2014 official opening

Highlights from Fehmarnbelt Days 2014

in BDF Events, News

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,…


16th BDF Summit Kicks off: Growing Together – Growing Smart

in BDF Events, News, Publications

“We need to do better, and in a smart way” This morning Lene Espersen, Chairman of Baltic Development Forum (BDF) opened the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit in Turku, Finland. EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn, Minister for Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori, and Mayor of Turku Aleksi Randell also took part in the opening session attended by more than…


Baltic Development Forum strengthens its board and organisation

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At the meeting of the board of Baltic Development Forum on 3 March, Lene Espersen was appointed as Chairman. Stephan Müchler, CEO of Southern Sweden’s Chamber of Commerce and President of Baltic Chamber of Commerce Association, was reappointed as Vice-Chairman of the Board. In addition Thomas Bustrup, Deputy Director General of the Confederation of Danish Industry was invited to join…

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BDF to host Welcoming Reception for new Chairman Lene Espersen on March 3rd

in BDF Events, News

On 3 March Baltic Development Forum is celebrating the appointment of our new Chairman Lene Espersen, Fmr. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice of Denmark. We cordially invite our strategic partners, sponsors, cooperation partners and friends to join us in welcoming our new Chairman at a reception on Monday 3 March 17.00 – 18.30 at the Baltic Development…

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Lene Espersen new Chairman of Baltic Development Forum

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Acting Chairman Helle Bechgaard is very pleased to announce that Lene Espersen will become the new Chairman of Baltic Development Forum on 3 March 2014. Lene Espersen is Fmr. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice of Denmark, and MP of the Conservative Party. “I am very pleased that Lene Espersen has accepted to join BDF. Lene Espersen has…