Business and Growth Minister to keynote Danish Maritime Forum

Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen, Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen, Jens Astrup

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen, will be a keynote speaker at the Danish Maritime Forum on October 26, highlighting the need for greater global cooperation.

Around 90% of world trade is transported by sea and initiatives to increase global trade and new technological opportunities will be high on the agenda when global key leaders from all parts of the maritime industry meet at the Danish Maritime Forum, being held in Copenhagen, October 26-27.

Among challenges now facing the the industry is that, for the first time in decades, growth in world trade is falling below global economic growth and the profound transformation of the global system of production and distribution makes it difficult to calculate credible forecasts.

"I am looking forward to welcome maritime key leaders from around the world to the Danish Maritime Forum," says Minister Poulsen. "The maritime industry plays an important role in securing a better future for us all. It is the backbone of world trade. However, the maritime industry is facing the challenge of unpredictability, which calls for greater global cooperation, and this is exactly what we hope to achieve with the Danish Maritime Forum."

The Danish Maritime Forum brings together key leaders from around the world and all parts of the maritime value chain. Over the course of two days, they will work together on unleashing the potential of the global maritime industry in order to increase long term economic development and human wellbeing.

You can see some of the participants here. 

The Danish Maritime Forum is part of the Danish Maritime Days; a global platform for collaboration across the industry. Numerous events will bring together a broad spectrum of stakeholders from across the industry with the objective to find new solutions to the most important challenges facing the industry today and in the future. Danish Maritime Days will take place on October 24-28, 2016.

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