Danish Maritime Fair 2015 is up and running
At the sound of festive tones from the Navy Drum Corps this year's edition of the International Danish maritime exhibition, Danish Maritime Fair 2015 opened on Tuesday morning in Lokomotivværkstedet in Copenhagen.
In addition to the festive music, more than 200 exhibitors and the first visitors could hear the CEO of Danish Maritime, Jenny Braat, as the first keynote speaker bidding exhibitors and visitors welcome to the Danish Maritime Fair, Danish Maritime Days - and the more than 80 events that will take place in the coming days.
Jenny Braat welcomed the many exhibitors who once again have found their way to the fair, and the many and strong maritime skills they represent.
Today's second keynote speaker, Director of the Danish Shipowners Association Jakob Ullegaard pointed out that both shipping and the maritime industry are Danish areas of strength. Therefore it is important to ensure that the Blue Denmark will always have the framework that makes us competitive.
Director of Media Group Maritime Denmark, Rene Wittendorff, said that it is great to be in a place which 20 years after the last train left the building, still faintly smells like oil.
"It reminds us of the engine room on board the ships, which is what all this is somewhat about," said Rene Wittendorff.
Danish Maritime Fair is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-17.
Visitors who have not yet purchased a ticket can still do so by registering HERE
It is also still possible to register for the many conferences taking place in Lokomotivværkstedet alongside the fair. You can register HERE. However, there are very few vacant seats left.
This year, the Danish Maritime Fair will take place in the exhibition hall Lokomotivværkstedet located at Otto Busses Road 5A - 2450 Copenhagen SV.
If you arrive by car via Kalvebod Brygge, just follow the signs to Lokomotivværkstedet. You can also choose to park in the parking garage AC Meyers Vænge 8-9 and take Danish Maritime Days shuttle to Lokomotivværkstedet.
If you use public transport you can take the train to Dybbølsbro Station/Fisketorvet and proceed from there with the Danish Maritime Days shuttle to Lokomotivværkstedet. You can also choose to go from the S-train station. It takes 5 to 10 minutes.
Danish Maritime Fair is the biggest of the more than 80 events that make up the Danish Maritime Days.
Source: The editors