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Programme Fehmarnbelt Days 2018

The detailed program of the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 will be again an orchestration of a number of different offers ranging from conferences, specific thematic seminars or workshops up to excursions in the region.

The key areas at the event this year are such as:

  • Logistics, Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Construction
  • Sustainable development, Innovation & Green Growth
  • Culture & Creative Industries
  • Education, Research, Scientific Cooperation & Knowledge Transfer
  • Labour market
  • Tourism

The program is preliminary and may change until the start of the conference.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Monday, 28 May 2018, is reserved for the common conference day under the lead of the FBD organizers. Referring to the conference theme this year “Tomorrow´s Connections”, the programme will focus on how implementing the right strategies can create better conditions for growth, promote skills and cooperation and how the Fehmarnbelt tunnel will have an impact on other areas such as culture, labour market and of course transports and logistics.

The Fehmarnbelt region will be home to the world’s longest immersed tunnel. This groundbreaking engineering and construction project is a game changer strengthening societies and a wide range of economic sectors while considering environmental concerns. Already today, the number of excellent initiatives that have been inspired to develop the region is impressive. Claus F. Baunkjær, CEO of Femern A/S, will kick off the conference with his key insider knowledge of the progress of the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel.

The Swedish and Danish Transport Ministers Tomas Eneroth and Ole Birk Olesen, Schleswig-Holstein’s Transport Minister Bernd Buchholz and both Mayors Peter Tschentscher of Hamburg and Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh of Malmö as well as Henrik Fritzon (First Governor Region Skåne) have already accepted their participation. Further significant speakers and high-level politicians are additionally expected to attend.

08:30 to 09:30 / Registration

09.30 to 12:30 / Monday, 28 May 2018

Status of the Fehmarnbelt fixed link
The world’s longest immersed road and rail tunnel will be built between Puttgarden in Germany and Rødbyhavn in Denmark. The design and regulatory approval process is well under way. The Danish Construction Act is in place, the project’s finances are robust and well documented, the major contracts have been signed and the German Plan Approval is progressing. Claus F. Baunkjær, CEO of Femern A/S, will give an insight into the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel and its perspectives for the future Fehmarnbelt Region.
Claus F. Baunkjær, CEO, Femern A/S

Three countries – one region
Ambassadors from Germany, Sweden and Denmark on present and future connections, interpersonal as well as infrastructural.
Andreas Meitzner, German Ambassador, Denmark
Hans-Jurgen Heimsoeth, German Ambassador, Sweden
Friis Arne Petersen, Danish Ambassador, Germany
Ove Ullerup, Danish Ambassador, Sweden
Fredrik Jörgensen, Swedish Ambassador, Denmark

Welcome to Skåne and Malmö
Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg – handing over the torch from Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 in Hamburg
Henrik Fritzon, First Governor Region Skåne
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of Malmö Stad

Coffee Break

The FBD Organisers – these drivers are pushing the development in the entire geography
Siegbert Eisenach, Chair of Fehmarnbelt Business Council
Peter Frederiksen, Chair of the Board of Femern A/S
Reinhard Sager, Chair of Fehmarnbelt Comittee
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of Malmö Stad
Mätta Ivarsson, Chair of the Regional Development Committee of Region Skåne
Annette Tabbara, Chair of STRING

Political key note
Tomas Eneroth, Infrastructure Minister, Sweden

Inspirational key note
Charlotta Szczepanowski, Sustainability Development Director Riksbyggen

A world of experiences – an interview
Sofia Helin, Lead role as Saga Norén in the TV serie “The Bridge”

Networking Lunch

13:45 – 17:45 / Monday, 28 May 2018

Fifteen years ahead: Forecasting the impact of the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel on traffic flows
Sönke Maatsch, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics

When business models and innovation change the way we think
Sohana Josefsson, Director for Communication, Green Cargo

Reflections, summary and introduction to the ministers’ summit
Michael Svane, FBBC Vice Chairman / Director DI Transport

Transport Ministers
Tomas Eneroth, Minister for Infrastructure, Sweden
Ole Birk Olesen, Transport Minister, Denmark
Bernd Buchholz, Minister for Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Innovation and Tourism, Schleswig-Holstein/Germany
Pat Cox, EU Coordinator ScanMed Corridor

Questions & Answers to panelists

Coffee Break

Tomorrow’s connections – Greater Copenhagen in-between Oslo and Hamburg
Heino Knudsen, Chairman of the Greater Copenhagen & Skåne Committee

Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link: Business perspectives shaping the future
Peter Frederiksen, Chairman of the Board, Femern A/S

Embarking on a fossil-free future in logistics?
Kai Maaß, Vice President Regional Sales Germany, DB Cargo

FBBC Future Dialogue
How to make the actors in the Fehmarnbelt Region shape “Tomorrow’s connections”? What is needed to meet the demands?
Perspectives for alliance to growth
Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO Copenhagen Malmö Port AB
Sohana Josefsson, Director for Communication, Green Cargo
Kai Maaß, Vice President Regional Sales Germany, DB Cargo
Jens Klarskov, CEO Dansk Erhverv
Holger Schou Rasmussen, Vize Chairman of Fehmarnbelt Committee, Mayor of
Lolland Komune

Wrap-up of take-away insights and perspectives
Michael Svane, FBBC Vice Chairman
Stephan Müchler, CEO Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden (tbc)

Greater Copenhagen & Skåne Committee and Hamburg Metropolitan Region has, in a Letter of Intent, agreed to further deepen their relations and increase the number of joint activities. Mr. Heino Knudsen and First Mayor Mr. Peter Tschentscher will take the stage together with their delegations to sign the Letter of Intent and discuss the importance of enhanced cooperation between the two metropolitan regions.

17.45 to 19.00 / Monday, 28 May 2018

Mingling, networking and musical act
The Fehmarnbelt Days in Malmö 2018 is one of the most extensive conferences in Northern Europe bringing together stakeholders from industry, politics, culture, education, science, public institutions and NGOs. At the end of conference day one, take the opportunity to network and exchange ideas over a small bite to eat.

We are proud and happy to present Gunhild Carling, jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist from Stockamöllan in Skåne, together with one of Sweden’s most acclaimed and skilled drummers and his jazz friends from Hungary.

Hosted by Region Skåne

End of official program day one

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, more highlights will be defined by the Activity Partners on the second day. With up to six parallel session streams over four time slots the following events are expected:

08:00 – 09:00 / Registration

BLOCK A – 09.00 to 10:30 / Tuesday, 29 May 2018

ROOM – High live 1

Sustainable Transport; How can stakeholders across three nations together speed up and achieve the shift to sustainable road transport in Northern Europe?

GREAT project (Region Skåne)

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ROOM – High live 2

What recent and future trends can be seen in the transport development of the Fehmarnbelt region?
How can the transport and logistics industry or administrations take advantage?
The joint session of EUSBSR flagship and EU Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme projects Scandria®2Act and TENTacle will give answers to those questions. Based on the presented project results on cargo traffic and multimodal best-practice examples, high-ranking experts from Sweden, Denmark and Germany will exchange viewpoints in moderated panel discussions.

TENTacle project (Port of Hamburg Marketing) and
Scandria®2Act project (Swedish Transport Administration Southern Region)

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ROOM – High live 3

Financing of Start-ups is essential. Public funding is only one option. What are alternative, if capital from SE-DK-DE could be integrated?

Skane Innovation Week (Region Skåne)

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ROOM – High live 4

Situated in the best location between Hamburg and Copenhagen/Malmö, the HanseBelt combines two of the smartest metropolitan areas in Northern Europe. The Region will continue to gain in significance as Northern Germany’s central transport hub – through new routes such as the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel. This will allow neighbouring regions to grow closer, which will have effects on all economic sectors. Examples of the tourism market will show how cultures and products are already growing closer.
Among others, best practices are given by Novasol A/S and the key project „Welcome to Metropolregion Hamburg“. Participants are invited to discuss similarities and differences and tell their own experiences.

HanseBelt e.V.

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ROOM – Live 4 (groundfloor)

Digitalisation provides challenges as well as opportunities for rural areas. This interactive workshop will explore how to promote a successful digital transformation in rural areas building on local strongholds and connecting urban and rural areas in the Fehmarnbelt region.
How to encourage digital growth in rural areas and businesses?
What initiatives and policies can help local businesses achieve a successful digital transformation? What can entrepreneurs do? What can authorities do? What are good examples to learn from?

Baltic Development Forum (BDF) & Region Zealand

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ROOM – Live 5 (groundfloor)

In this session we will present the JUMP EU-project (“Jobs through edUcation, Practice, and Mobility”). We will share the experiences so far, live stream a production school visit, and discuss the concept of cross-border mobility and intercultural competences for youths and the future Fehmarn Belt labor market.

JUMP-project, Roskilde University

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BLOCK B – 11.00 to 12:30 / Tuesday, 29 May 2018

ROOM – High live 1

Sustainable Transport; How can stakeholders across three nations together speed up and achieve the shift to sustainable road transport in Northern Europe?

GREAT project (Region Skåne)

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ROOM – High live 2

What recent and future trends can be seen in the transport development of the Fehmarnbelt region?
How can the transport and logistics industry or administrations take advantage?
The joint session of EUSBSR flagship and EU Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme projects Scandria®2Act and TENTacle will give answers to those questions. Based on the presented project results on cargo traffic and multimodal best-practice examples, high-ranking experts from Sweden, Denmark and Germany will exchange viewpoints in moderated panel discussions.

TENTacle project (Port of Hamburg Marketing) and
Scandria®2Act project (Swedish Transport Administration Southern Region)

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ROOM – High live 3

Local, regional and transnational connectivity and accessibility are key factors in enhancing mobility and enabling sustainable economic development. The three cities Hamburg, Copenhagen and Malmö represent growing urban nodes along the ScanMed corridor. They are facing increasing demand for urban mobility and freight railway transport services. These demands create constraints on their railway systems that will have further impacts by the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link.

In this session the three cities will present two projects that can improve the connectivity and mobility for people within the respective regions and at the same time alleviate the constraints of the railway systems: The ”Rapid Transit Railway line S4” in the metropolitan region Hamburg and the ”Öresund Metro Line” in Copenhagen-Malmö and the Greater Copenhagen Region. A focus will be put on the impacts these two projects will have locally and in the wider region on connectivity, growth and sustainability, highlighting their relevance in making the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link a success story.

City of Malmö, City of Copenhagen & City of Hamburg

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ROOM – High live 4

The Fehmarnbelt area consists of strong research and innovation regions with world-leading facilities. By increasing interregional collaboration, we optimize our research infrastructure and ensure long-term sustainability.
The EU-project ESS & MAX IV: Cross Border Science and Society has initiated collaboration among eight universities and the research facilities ESS and MAX IV. At this seminar, we will discuss how to establish closer cooperation in the Fehmarnbelt area, how to interlink the research facilities with companies and attract foreign investments to the region.

Interreg project ESS & MAX IV: Cross Border Science and Society, Region Skåne

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ROOM – Live 4 (groundfloor)

Digitalisation provides challenges as well as opportunities for rural areas. This interactive workshop will explore how to promote a successful digital transformation in rural areas building on local strongholds and connecting urban and rural areas in the Fehmarnbelt region.
How to encourage digital growth in rural areas and businesses?
What initiatives and policies can help local businesses achieve a successful digital transformation? What can entrepreneurs do? What can authorities do? What are good examples to learn from?

Baltic Development Forum (BDF) & Region Zealand

-> detailed program

-> the given presentation

ROOM – Live 5 (groundfloor)

In this session we will present the JUMP EU-project (“Jobs through edUcation, Practice, and Mobility”). We will share the experiences so far, live stream a production school visit, and discuss the concept of cross-border mobility and intercultural competences for youths and the future Fehmarn Belt labor market.

JUMP-project, Roskilde University

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BLOCK C – 13.30 to 15.00 / Tuesday, 29 May 2018

ROOM – High live 1

A two-fold event, starting with an open conference focusing on what innovative solutions, initiatives and strategies can be of inspiration in the STRING regions and member states in order to adjust societies to a new, green, transition – through presentations by people in the know.
The second part of the event is a closed network meeting for interested STRING partners in order to discuss how these national and regional plans and initiatives can be incorporated into STRING in order to drive the green growth agenda forward in the light of our expansion.

STRING, Hafen University Hamburg & Lund University

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ROOM – High live 2

Tunnel safety and monitoring is incredibly important and with new means of technology and equipment, new solutions can be developed. IFB is involved in several projects related to tunnel safety issues or monitoring issues and at this seminar, we would like to share the perspectives and challenges of these projects that have focus on the Fehmarn tunnel and a Norwegian project that we have recently become involved in. We invite companies, R&D institutions, and public authorities to join us at the seminar to learn more about these issues and to learn about how companies work with for instance new technologies. The seminar also aims at identifying new opportunities for companies interested in safety and monitoring issues.

Innovation Network Femern Belt

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ROOM – High live 3

How will the opening of Fehmarn Belt influence transport and travel in northern Europe? What will happen beyond the construction of the Fehmarn Belt fixed link? The seminar will discuss what needs to be done and which infrastructure investments are crucial in order to bring the highest possible utility and to get added values for the society from the fixed link. How will Fehmarn Belt impact the transportation flows in the ScanMed corridor? How will increasingly strained bottlenecks be solved and where is there need for new infrastructure investments?

Region Skåne

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ROOM – High live 4

Germany is Sweden’s largest export market, and building a fixed link at Fehmarn Bält will increase the connectivity between Sweden, Denmark and Germany. The travel-time will be reduced with one hour by car and two hours by train. Furthermore, there are expected dynamic effects due to changed travel-behaviours, and new preconditions and business opportunities for the business sector.

At the seminar, the Øresundsinstituttet will give a presentation of the facts and figures of the STRING-region, and expected effects of building the Fehmarn Bält fixed link. With a special focus on Malmö and Skåne region. Representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden, city of Malmö, Øresundsinstituttet and the business sector will take part in the discussion. These topics will be further discussed during the seminar; What kind of business opportunities will be created from the Fehmarn Belt fixed link? How can the business sector adapt to the Fehmarn Belt fixed link to grow successfully?

City of Malmö
Øresundsinstituttet
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden

(NOTE: “Malmö Industrial Park” has been cancelled.)

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ROOM – Live 4 (groundfloor)

“Come gather around people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown. You better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone for the times they are a-changing.” (Bob Dylan)
The increasing digitization is changing all municipal processes and redefines relations between city to society and city to region. Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) and Baltic Development Forum (BDF) are looking for answers to this disruptive revolution:
What are the main challenges and opportunities for modern cities?
Are cooperation and regionalization factors for successful digitalization?
We invite you to an interactive learning session with cities, digitization experts and young people.

Union of the Baltic Cities & Baltic Development Forum

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ROOM – Live 5 (groundfloor)

Greater Copenhagen is a gateway for passangers and freight between Scandinavia and Europe. It is the connection between the pounding heart of central- and western Europe and the calculated brain of the North. Mobility between cities is important – but the accessibility between regions is essential. The fixed link between Helsingør and Helsingborg represents a regional way of thinking that not only takes the infrastructure between cities into account but rather seeks to spread out growth from the urban ponds to the regional, roaring rivers.
As a region, Greater Copenhagen is marked greatly by the cities of Malmö and Copenhagen, which has benefitted the region greatly. But in a future which will be characterized by the competition – not between cities but between city-regions it is imperative that the entire region is involved in a much more collective course of action. The Fehmarn Belt fixed link is now well on its way and it is time for the next step; a complementary fixed linked across the Öresund. A HH fixed link creates a circle of mobility around Öresund and will become an instrumental link in the Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor.
The seminar seeks to challenge the way we think, prioritize and plan infrastructure. How do we best prepare for the evolution of mobility combined with the emergent regional way of thinking? And how can we best explore the challenges and potential gains from being forced to lift up our eyes and plan in accordance with neighboring regions and countries and not just cities?

HH-gruppen

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BLOCK D – 15.30 to 17.00 / Tuesday, 29 May 2018

ROOM – High live 2

Tunnel safety and monitoring is incredibly important and with new means of technology and equipment, new solutions can be developed. IFB is involved in several projects related to tunnel safety issues or monitoring issues and at this seminar, we would like to share the perspectives and challenges of these projects that have focus on the Fehmarn tunnel and a Norwegian project that we have recently become involved in. We invite companies, R&D institutions, and public authorities to join us at the seminar to learn more about these issues and to learn about how companies work with for instance new technologies. The seminar also aims at identifying new opportunities for companies interested in safety and monitoring issues.

Innovation Network Femern Belt

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ROOM – High live 3

Speakers will describe how Europaspåret will have its place in the Fehmarn-Öresund region for giving good accessibility, good railway capacity, shorten travel times and remove bottlenecks and congestions.

City of Landskrona

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ROOM – High live 4

The region from Oslo via Gothenburg to Malmö/Copenhagen is attractive, innovative and a majority of the inhabitants have high quality of life. Further integration within the region is currently held back due to lack of cross-border transport planning that hampers ambitious sustainable environmental goals. How can we obtain a more integrated Megaregion? Why is it important in a global context? The OECD Territorial Review Megaregion Western Scandinavia was launched March 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Region Skåne, Helsingborg City, Region Halland, Region Västra Götaland, City of Gothenburg, Østfold county council, Akershus County council & City of Oslo

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ROOM – Live 4 (groundfloor)

“Come gather around people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown. You better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone for the times they are a-changing.” (Bob Dylan)
The increasing digitization is changing all municipal processes and redefines relations between city to society and city to region. Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) and Baltic Development Forum (BDF) are looking for answers to this disruptive revolution:
What are the main challenges and opportunities for modern cities?
Are cooperation and regionalization factors for successful digitalization?
We invite you to an interactive learning session with cities, digitization experts and young people.

Union of the Baltic Cities & Baltic Development Forum

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ROOM – Live 5 (groundfloor)

Southern Sweden Creatives is Sweden’s most comprehensive initiative for trade promotion in the creative industries. The three-year, EU-financed project, assists small and mid-sized companies from Sweden’s southernmost regions of Blekinge and Skåne, that work with film & TV; media; digital games; and design to succeed in internationalisation.
Representatives from Invest in Skåne, the project lead, will introduce Southern Sweden Creatives and share take-aways from running a project together with 9 partners and 100+ companies that have participated in over 25 international activities. Find out how creatives from a relatively small geographic region can compete and collaborate with some of the world’s leading markets; what role support-actors can play in helping them; success stories such as the Malmö-Hamburg network 040×040 and how we aim to foster the networks and ideas that have come out of this initiative.

Invest in Skåne in cooperation with Region Skåne

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