What will Northern Europe live off in the future?

Digital OECD-STRING conference, November 25th 2020

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Conference programme

The conference will be moderated by Connie Hedegaard, Former European Commissioner for Climate Action.

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Welcoming remarks

09:30 – 09:50

  • Almut Möller, State Secretary and Plenipotentiary to the Federation, the European Union and for Foreign Affairs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  • Claus Christian Claussen, Minister of Justice, European Affairs and Consumer Protection of the State of Schleswig-Holstein
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of the Urban Policies and Reviews, OECD

 

The Nordic Ambassadors

  • Petter Ølberg, Norwegian Ambassador to Germany
  • Susanne Hyldelund, Danish Ambassador to Germany
  • Per Thöresson, Swedish Ambassador to Germany

 

Session I – STRING as a green hub: creating a sustainable future for the region

09:50 – 10:20

  • Monica Schofield, Director International Cooperation at Tutech Innovation GmbH
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of the Urban Policies and Reviews, OECD
  • Q&A

 

Session II – Transport infrastructure for a connected, accessible and sustainable region

  • Jens Peter Saul, CEO Rambøll & HamburgAmbassador Denmark
  • Jens Meier, CEO Hamburg Port Authority
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of the Urban Policies and Reviews, OECD
  • Q&A

 

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:15

 

Session III – Making the megaregion happen: planning, financing and collaborating across borders

11:15 – 12:15

  • Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr, Ph.D., President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of the Urban Policies and Reviews, OECD

 

Panel Debate

  • Almut Möller, State Secretary of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  • Monica Schofield, Director International Cooperation at Tutech Innovation GmbH
  • Jens Peter Saul, CEO Rambøll & HamburgAmbassador Denmark
  • Gabriel Felbermayr, Ph.D., President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Andreas Hein MdL,  Schleswig-Holstein – Energy policy spokesman of the CDU group

 

Wrap up and next steps

12:15 – 12:30

  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of the Urban Policies and Reviews Unit in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
  • Almut Möller, State Secretary of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  • Wrap up by moderator, Connie Hedegaard, Former European Commissioner for Climate Action

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Connie Hedegaard

Chair of the Board of  CONCITO  and former European Commissioner for Climate Action

Almut Möller

State Secretary and Plenipotentiary to the Federation, the European Union and for Foreign Affairs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Claus Christian Claussen

Minister of Justice, European Affairs and Consumer Protection of the State of Schleswig-Holstein

Soo-Jin Kim

Head of the Urban Policies and Reviews Unit, OECD

Petter Ølberg

Norwegian Ambassador to Germany

 

Susanne Hyldelund

Danish Ambassador to Germany

Per Thöresson

Swedish Ambassador to Germany

 

Monica Schofield

Director International Cooperation at Tutech Innovation GmbH

Jens Peter Saul

CEO Rambøll & HamburgAmbassador Denmark

Jens Meier

CEO Hamburg Port Authority

Gabriel Felbermayr

Ph.D., President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Andreas Hein

Energy policy spokesman of the CDU group