Danish Maritime Forum puts industry leaders to work

Moderator Chris Luebkeman presents some of Danish Maritime Forum workshop conclusions Moderator Chris Luebkeman presents some of Danish Maritime Forum workshop conclusions

OCTOBER 16, 2015 — This month saw Denmark put itself on the maritime world's center stage, with the second presentation of  Danish Maritime Days, a packed program of events held October 5-9 under the theme of unleashing the potential of the global maritime industry.

The centerpiece event was the second invitation-only Danish Maritime Forum. It breaks the mold of every other maritime event on the calendar. The core idea of the forum is to give the marine industry something akin to the long running World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. That event isolates around 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders and others up a Swiss mountain in winter to discuss the pressing problems facing the world.

At the Danish Maritime Forum, about 200 industry leaders from across the world found themselves cloistered in the Copenhagen Cruise Terminal under the distinctive guidance of moderator Chris Luebkeman, Director for Global Foresight and Innovation, Arup, USA,  and put to work in groups to work collaboratively to identify key challenges and opportunities.

Though what went on in the work groups was off limits to the press and participants were held to confidentiality rules — not quite "You do not talk about Fight Club," but headed that way — you can get some idea of who was involved and what came out of the discussions from these videos.

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