With both Danish Transport Minister Ole Birk Olesen, Schleswig-Holstein's Transport Minister Bernd Buchholz and both Mayors Olaf Scholz of Hamburg and Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh of Malmö as well as Henrik Fritzon, Chair of the Regional Council of Region Skåne, attending the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018.
Host and Mayor of Malmö Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh is looking forward to welcoming participants from Germany, Denmark, Norway - and Sweden and beyond, of course:
"The Fehmarnbelt Days provide a great opportunity for participants to learn more about what this region has to offer. The Malmö and Skåne region are Sweden's gateway into the rest of Scandinavia. As a cross-border region we have great knowledge and experience, through the Öresund Bridge, as to what a fixed link which connects countries can do for the people living in the area in terms of integration, employment, connectivity, tourism, academia, and regional development. At the Fehrmanbelt Days we look forward to further exploring the opportunities that the Fehmarnbelt link provides for northern Europe", the mayor states.
Conference theme: Tomorrow´s Connections
2018's focus is on how implementing the right strategies can create better conditions for responsible growth, promote skills and cooperation. Head of the Fehmarnbelt Days Secretariat Stefan Rehm explains:
"We want to explore how the emerging region from Hamburg to the Öresund area and beyond up to Oslo uses its potential now and in the future with the coming Fehmarnbelt Tunnel. The connection by the Öresund Bridge and the Fehmarn Link will also have an impact on culture, tourism, scientific cooperation, city networks and of course transports and logistics."
As the previous conferences, the Fehmarnbelt Days is a biennial conference focusing on issues, ideas and possibilities within logistics, transportation & infrastructure, construction, sustainable development, innovation & green growth, culture & creative industries, education, research and science, labour market and tourism. In short: All the areas we are good at and could excel in through more cooperation! The name of the game is narrowing in on the possibilities within the Fehmarnbelt Corridor from Hamburg in the south, over eastern Denmark and crossing the Öresund to southern Sweden and Oslo region.
This year's main conference will be hosted by the Fehmarnbelt Business Council Conference and will investigate how transport and logistics solutions can work as a motor for responsible growth in the corridor.
Ministers to meet
The Danish Transport Minister Ole Birk Olesen and Swedish Infrastructure Minister Tomas Eneroth have both already confirmed their participation for the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 as has Minister of Transport Bernd Buchholz from Schleswig-Holstein and Mayors of both Hamburg and Malmö are attending, showing strong support across all three nations. Pat Cox from the EU commission is also expected to attend.
Danish Transport Minister Ole Birk Olesen says:
"Because I appreciate the many efforts to strengthen the co-operation in the Fehmarnbelt Corridor and to prepare the using of the new opportunities of having a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt, I am looking forward to participating in the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 in Malmö and in the panel discussion between ministers for transport".
The partners behind the conference are, besides the hosts of Region Skåne and the City of Malmo, the Fehmarnbelt Committee, Fehmarnbelt Business Council, Femern A/S and STRING.
For the second-time round, the organizers of the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 have offered private companies, organisations, networks or projects to become a partner of the Fehmarnbelt Days to partake with their own events such as workshops, seminars or conferences within the context of the joint forum. As of now, there are already 15 activity partners with more on the way.
• 28/29 May 2018, Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live, Malmö, Sweden
• 6 organizers
• 15 activity partners
• One common single track conference day (28.05)
• One session/seminar/conference day with 24 session slots reserved so far (29.05.)
• 14 exhibitors
• 2 sponsors
• Side program planned:
• Excursion trip from Germany to Sweden on Sunday (Femern A/S)
• Pop-up event at the networking village regarding the Fixed Link (Femern A/S)
• Public outreach: Jumping Castle in the city centre of Malmö (Femern A/S)
• Professional moderators: Trine Grönlund and Marc-Christoph Wagner
For more information, please go to www.fehmarnbeltdays.com