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Over the next days, the documentation of the Fehmarnbelt Days will grow. We hope to receive as many as possible of the presentations given in the number of different conferences, workshops and seminars. You will find all the material we received on the subsites of the event you are interested in.

For now, we would also like to draw your attention to the FBD Storify, which is a web-collage of tweets and news giving brief impressions of the Fehmarnbelt Days. Storify Fehmarnbelt Days 2016

What are the Fehmarnbelt Days?

A forum for interested parties, an open platform – ready for your suggestions!

For three days, the Fehmarnbelt Days provide a broad platform for stakeholders (including the interested public) from all over the emerging Fehmarnbelt Region and beyond to exchange ideas and experiences, to discuss key issues and further cross-border collaboration. We want to develop possible growth opportunities of the emerging Fehmarnbelt Region – seize the possibilities and understand possible obstacles.

The Fehmarnbelt Days deal with key areas such as infrastructure, tourism, business, the labour market, transport and logistics as well as education and research. The Fehmarnbelt Days will also host and be accompanied by a variety of social and cultural events.
In order to adequately represent all interested actors and bodies in this issue of the Fehmarnbelt Days, we have also involved eighteen activity partners, fifteen exhibitors and a significant group of sponsors who want to strengthen and debate the emerging region as well as its implications under the umbrella of this international conference.

The Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 have been held in Hamburg on 20 – 22 September at the HafenCity University Hamburg. However, the networking and connecting continues!

Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 Organisers

Several Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 Organisers jointly arrange the event: Fehmarnbelt Committee (FBC), Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Fehmarnbelt Business Council (FBBC), STRING and Femern A/S.

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Program & Networking Village

Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Excursions

The detailed program of the Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 was an orchestration of a number of different offers ranging from conferences, specific thematic seminars or workshops up to excursions into the city of Hamburg or the region. You can get a glimpse at the program here.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 was reserved for internal meetings of various groups, before a common opening event with a conference part and a reception welcomed all guests of the Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 in the late afternoon.
Over the next two days, the programme offered a set of different streams. These were arranged around an exhibition in the foyer of the HafenCity University and a joint networking lunch.

Tuesday (click to enlarge):

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Thursday (click to enlarge):

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Conference Program

Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 Networking Village

14 booths and a set of poster walls were available for exhibitors in the Fehmarnbelt Days Networking Village. They presented their company and projects from sectors such as infrastructure, tourism, transport and logistics, education and research as well as business and the labour market.

If you have not seen their stands and enjoyed a vibrant business matchmaking platform to meet participants from international businesses, high-level professionals and government officials representing the Fehmarnbelt and Baltic Sea Region countries, feel free to visit them online.

The Networking Village was open and spread all over the Eastern Foyer of the HafenCity University during the Opening of the Fehmarnbelt Days on 20 of September between 3.30 pm and 8 pm as well as on 21 and 22 of September 2016 between 9 am and 5.30 pm.

Networking Village


As you know, Hamburg is an interesting city and there are more things to be seen than those you already find in our program thanks to our Activity Partners. Accordingly, different partners decided to enrich your Fehmarnbelt Days experience so that you could gain further insights around the conference. Have a look into other aspects of the host city through the following link.



Activity Partner

The so-called FBD activity partners use the Fehmarnbelt Days (FBD) to pursue their own activities within the context of the joint FBD forum. This results in an enhanced visibility of their specific activity and extends the sphere of influence beyond the usual target group. Hence, this is the perfect opportunity to obtain the attention of people from different sectors and a varying background.

In a very practical sense, the added value of becoming an FBD Activity Partner is the possibility to use the organizational platform as well as the extended forum of the FBD. …read more

Activity Partner


Starting with the official opening, FBD Exhibitors use the forum of the Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 at the HafenCity University Hamburg to present their projects, businesses, initiatives or networks in their own exhibition booths at the Networking Village. Thereby, they will address stakeholders and decision-makers from politics, science and business as well as the interested public.

FBD exhibitors will be mentioned (by name) on the Fehmarnbelt Days webpage – they have of the option to include a short profile as well. Additionally, a time slot at the Exhibition Stage (presentation area for about 35 persons) could be booked separately. …read more



Taking place for the third time, after 2012 in Hamburg/Lübeck and 2014 in Copenhagen, the Fehmarnbelt Days provide a now established cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary platform. Stakeholders from the emerging Fehmarnbelt Region and beyond have a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences as well as to discuss key issues and cross-border collaborations. The three-day event aims at connecting diverse themes from business, science and society.

It is an excellent opportunity to present yourself as a sponsor. …read more



BDO AG – Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

With over 1’900 employees at 26 offices in Germany BDO is a leader in auditing and audit-related services, tax and business law, and providing general advisory services.
BDO Germany is a founding member of the international BDO network (1963), featuring more than 64’000 employees in 154 countries. This makes us the only globally active auditing and consulting organization with European roots.


BDO AG Deutschland


BMS A/S is a Danish family owned crane company. We operate with a maximum focus on safety, efficiency and reliability.
BMS hires out operated mobile cranes, truck cranes and truck mounted man lifts of any size and to any assignment from our net of offices in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Poland.  We also do machinery moving and skidding.
At BMS, safety and working environment have first priority. Our engineering and safety departments insure documentation supports the most complicated heavy lift assignments that the market demands.



Business Region Örebro

The Örebro Region is ranked as one of Sweden’s best regions for logistics operations. With the junction of the E18 and E20 motorways in Örebro, Scandinavia’s largest marshalling yard, intermodal terminals and one of Sweden’s largest freight airports, it is a key node in the Scandinavian logistics system. Located in Sweden’s demographic centre, this location is highly attractive for Nordic distribution hubs.


Business Region Örebro

Carlsberg Germany

Carlsberg Germany is one of the leading breweries in Northern and Eastern Germany. Since April 2004 the Holsten Group of breweries became part of Carlsberg Germany, thus making the Carlsberg corporation the world’s fourth largest brewery group. Carlsberg Germany includes the Holsten brewery in Hamburg and the Mecklenburg brewery in Lübz. The breweries of the Carlsberg Germany group sponsor sports, nature conservation and cultural activities as well as popular events. The main brands are Holsten, Carlsberg, Lübzer, Duckstein and Astra.


BDO AG Deutschland

EHRENBERG Kommunikation

EHRENBERG Kommunikation is an international communications agency with offices in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Malmö and Oslo. Founded in 1993, our key competences include cross-border PR, communication and Public Affairs in the areas of tourism, transport and lifestyle in the Baltic Sea region and beyond. Our team of 23 communication consultants and political advisors in four countries combines solid business understanding with market expertise.


EHRENBERG Kommunikation

Falck Fire Services DE GmbH

Falck has more than 100 years of experience in fire brigade and emergency services. Today, Falck Fire Services is the world’s largest private fire brigade service provider. In order to cover the high security requirements of our customers, all fields like personnel, technology, operational procedures, as well as the fire brigade management system are constantly being further developed.


Falck Fire Services

fritz-kulturgüter gmbh

it can be done better, two friends told each other. and after scraping together a few thousand euros of start-up capital, in 2002 they founded fritz-kola in their student digs in hamburg/germany. their mission: to create a new kola better than everything offered by the big soft drinks companies. and it was no sooner said than done. the fritz-kola project has been led by the same approach to this day.



Hamburg Tourismus

Discover Hamburg at its best – A maritime flair, extensive recreational and cultural offers, an exciting nightlife and a wide range of shopping opportunities.
Hamburg Tourist Board offers the widest range of hotels, the Hamburg CARD, Event offers + overnight packages and First-hand knowledge from experts.


Hamburg Wasser


HAMBURG WASSER is one of Germany’s largest municipal utilities for drinking water supply and wastewater treatment. Each of the two companies which merged in 2006 to form HAMBURG WASSER – namely Hamburger Wasserwerke (ltd. company) and Hamburger Stadtentwässerung (public company) – has more than 160 years of experience in handling the vital resource that is water. Both companies work economically independent under the same standards and toward the same goals, achieving considerable synergies through a common management and close collaboration.


Hamburg Wasser

Life Science Nord

Life Science Nord Management is a project and service company supporting the life sciences sector in the German federal states Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. As a cluster management, we initiate strategic projects and support the promotion of companies and research institutes with an emphasis on innovative medicine. Life Science Nord is the central contact for questions related to medical technology, biotechnology and pharmacy in the region.


Life Science Nord

Ramboll Group A/S

Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. We employ 13,000 experts and have a strong presence with 300 offices in 35 countries. Ramboll works across the markets: Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy, Oil & Gas and Management Consulting.
Ramboll’s role in the Fehmarnbelt project is the owner’s engineer in a consortium with Arup and TEC – meaning primary advisor on the entire project and engineering processes for Femern A/S. Ramboll is the lead partner for the consortium and has been working for Femern A/S since April 2009.


Ramboll Group A/S

Renewable Energy Hamburg

By the end of 2015 one third of Germany’s electricity was already produced by renewable energy sources.  North Germany plays a key role when it comes to expanding “clean” energy production and transmission. The Renewable Energy Hamburg (REH) cluster, within the Hamburg metropolitan Region, from Cuxhaven to Lübeck, and from Neumünster to Lüneburg, is today already the centre of north German activities. The 180 cluster members show a very strong industry core in wind energy and provide many specialized services for renewable energy as well as many innovative energy integration technologies. Around 25,000 people are working in the sector in the region.


Renewable Energy Hamburg

Registration 2016

The Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 at the HafenCity University in Hamburg take place on 20–22 September 2016.

Join key decision-makers and experts free of charge to discuss options, initiatives and projects pushing the future-oriented development of the Fehmarnbelt Region. At this high-level event, we bring together cross-border stakeholders from industry, politics, culture, education, science and public institutions as well as NGOs. This is also a great chance to present your activities to interested stakeholders and the general public in Hamburg.

In case you want to register more than 5 persons, please indicate by email.

For questions, queries and comments, please contact us via:

Free Registration

Impression 2012 & 2014

The Program of Fehmarnbelt Days 2014, Copenhagen
-> HANDBOOK 2014 (*pdf, 3 MB)


Practical Information


The Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 will take place from 20 September 2016 until 22 September 2016.


The Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 will be held at the HafenCity University Hamburg. The main area can easily be reached by taking the metro U4 to station “HafenCity Universität”. Please check your own itinerary with HVV here. You can also obtain special value tickets combining public transport (bus, subway, train and harbour ferry) with discounts at more than 150 tourist attractions thanks to the discovery ticket. Book your Hamburg CARD online ->here.


We have reserved a special contingent of rooms at hotels very close to the HafenCity University Hamburg. These and the conditions can be found following the link.
Please feel free to also book a room on your own – several additional suggestions are given during registration.

Special tours exclusively for FBD Participants

Please have a look here for unique Hamburg tours in English for our attendants thanks to Hamburg Tourism. Get to know the UNESCO World Heritage and the Harbor or the famous “red light district” in exclusive tours or have a look through additional offers for tourists in Hamburg.

more information

Press and Contact

FBD Secretariat 2016

Within the partnership of the FBD organizers, STRING has the responsibility to orchestrate the joint management process in the Fehmarnbelt Days Secretariat 2016. The FBD Secretariat is the first contact point for all questions, provides answers and facilitates the wide range of activities. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

Fehmarnbelt Days Secretariat 2016

Stefan Rehm
+49 (0)431 590 18 49


Jana Görner

Press Info

For recent press request, please directly contact the indicated contact.

To register for the Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 later as media representative, indicate “Press” in the registration process. You can also register on site by showing a press ID card at the registration desk at HafenCity University.

Press Contact

Sven Fechner
Communications/Journalist, STRING
+45 2175 4900


Felix Irmer
Press Officer Germany, Femern A/S
+49 30 28 87 65 995

Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 Organisers

For direct questions to the FBD Organizers, please use the indicated contacts below.

Fehmarnbelt Business Council
Katrin Olenik
+49 (0)451 6006 230

Fehmarnbelt Committee
Sibylle Kiemstedt
+49 (0)4521 788 277

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Uwe Ram

Stefan Rehm
+49 (0)431 590 18 49

Femern A/S
+49 (0)30 28 87 65 999