When Denmark opens its doors for the Danish Maritime Days for the second time, it is the single biggest event that the maritime industry in Denmark has ever planned. Danish Maritime Days is the name for a whole week packed with events, presentations and the largest maritime exhibition in Denmark ever, the Danish Maritime Fair.
At the Danish Maritime Days website you can read about 56 different events, some are accessible to all, others only with invitation.
Events that require prior invitation include the new summit for decision makers in the maritime industry, Danish Maritime Forum and Future Maritime Leaders, a similar event, which focuses on the future executives in the industry. The organizer of both of these events is Danish Maritime Days Secretariat.
The open events include the Danish Maritime Technology Conference, where the target audience is the technical part of the industry or Danish Shipping & Ship Management Conferences, which is a series of one-day conferences with different theme. Tuesday will focus on HR, Crewing & Communication to target people working in these segments. Wednesday is the theme of Sustainable Commercial Shipping, which put the spotlight on the commercial side of the industry, and finally Thursday where the theme is Technical & Nautical Ship Management.
The Danish ship owners support the project, and companies such as Clipper Group and Nordic Tankers have been part of the development of the concept from the beginning. Other ship owners to make presentations include Maersk Line, Norden, Scandlines and A2SEA. The two conferences are planned with the aim of offering professional inputs that will enhance the audience's skills.
Both of the latter conferences are held in Lokomotivværkstedet, which also provides the venue for the Danish Maritime Fair, Denmark's major new international maritime exhibition. The area of the fair this year reached 9,000 square meters, and about 140 companies and organizations have already signed up.
This year there's also many Danish exhibitors, but some international companies have also discovered the potential of a common meeting place for the Danish maritime industry. In addition to enrollments from most of Europe, there is also registered firms from countries including Singapore, India, Romania, the United States and Russia. A complete book list can be found HERE
At the fair, there will also be a few social events. Work is going on to create some truly unique setting for an informal networking event for representatives from Danish and foreign ship owners and shipyards Tuesday afternoon. This arrangement is only accessible via prior invitation.
Last year the Danish Maritime Fair attracted about 4,500 visitors and the whole concept Danish Maritime Days around 10,000.