The Copenhagen Conference a success

The overall responses regarding the conference were positive – an overwhelming amount of respondents viewed the conference as a success. ...

BDF Summit / EUSBSR Annual Forum 2012 Conference Report

BDF Summit / EUSBSR Annual Forum 2012 Conference Report

BDF is pleased to present the general outcome and the different features from the thematic sessions, speeches, debates and activities that took place during the the European Commissions Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the BDF Summit 17-19 June in Copenhagen in Conference Report 2012. The conference turned out [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

The Copenhagen Conference a success

The overall responses regarding the conference were positive – an overwhelming amount of respondents viewed the conference as a success. The conference covered the current political and economic situation and the main area of interest for respondents was the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The most popular session this year was Warming up [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Unreleased digital potential of more than 45 billion EUR in the Baltic Sea region

Cross border barriers in the digital area cost at least 45 billion EUR in the Baltic Sea Region alone, according to estimates in a new report presented at the BDF Summit. Will the countries in the region be able to develop joint initiatives to release this huge growth potential? Concrete proposals that may show the [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Fruitful matchmaking: Baltic Business Arena is a stepstone to new markets in the Baltic Sea Region

- I wish there would be more events like this. Especially in the field of clean tech, says Andrzej Król, CEO in Norpolhaus, one of the SME’s and trade organisations represented at BBA 2012. It is the first time that SME’s had the opportunity to book face-to-face meetings with other companies at a BDF Summit, [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Dear participants, dear stakeholders: Good to see you in Malmø and Copenhagen

On behalf of Baltic Development Forum (BDF) and the European Commission, DG Regio, I would like to thank you for taking part in the BDF Summit and the Annual Forum of the EU Strategy. A particular thank goes to our co-hosts: the Danish Presidency of the EU Council, Capital Region of Denmark, Region Zealand and [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

EU Commissioner Siim Kallas meets BDF members and strategic partners

Siim Kallas, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner of Transport, visited Copenhagen earlier this week as keynote speaker at the BDF Summit / EU Annual Forum. In this connection BDF had set up a special visit programme in cooperation with DI, Confederation of Danish Industry, in order to give the Commissioner an impression [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Demola honored with the Baltic Sea Region Innovation Award 2012

  Walter Deffaa, Director-General in DG Regional Policy, European Commission congratulates Demola and Ville Kairamo, the Head of Demola Network. Demola has been awarded as the best cross-border and cross-sector innovator within sustainable growth and global development. Demola receives the Baltic Sea Region Innovation Award 2012. In total ten organisations, projects or networks from eight [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Professor Lars Börjesson from European Spellation Source receives the Baltic Sea Award

- I am deeply honoured. I think it is a very big price and it is a general price so it goes to science and-  research and development, said professor in Condensed Matter Physics Lars Börjesson upon receiving this year’s Baltic Sea Award at the Gala Dinner Moday evening during the Baltic Development Forum Summit [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Seizing the potential in the Baltic Sea Region

    The Baltic Sea Region has the potential of becoming one of the most comptetitive regions in Europe. This conference is about how to seize this potential. Those were the opening words of Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the opening of the 14th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the European Commission’s 3rd Annual [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Three very important and interesting reports from Baltic Development Forum

Three very important and interesting reports from Baltic Development Forum

  ”The Baltic Sea Region has lost export market shares but solid foreign direct investment suggests that this is a reflection of firms choosing to internationalise differently, not the result of lost competitiveness.” Christian Ketels , Principal Associate Harvard Business School and Author of the State of the Region Series, in part one of the [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Collaboration between investment promotion agencies in the region

The second meeting of the Baltic Sea Region Investment Promotion Agencies is to be held on 19 June in Copenhagen as a side event to the Baltic Development Forum Summit and the Annual Forum on the EU Strategy of the Baltic Sea Region. At the meeting, both short term and long-term collaboration between the investment [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }