The three partners behind the Danish Maritime Days – Danish Shipowners’ Association, Danish Maritime and the Danish Maritime Authority – have decided to continue the maritime days, although the event no longer receives funding from the state. The next Danish Maritime Days will be in 2018.
“We dissolve the original association behind the Danish Maritime Days, whose three-year mandate has now expired, but continue to collaborate on a recurring event that brings together the Blue Denmark”, says the director of the Danish Shipowners’ Association Anne H. Steffensen to Maritime Denmark.
Where the original association was created by the previous government’s growth team in 2012, the new initiative is a voluntary collaboration between the three parties. The plan is for the partners to take turns to be the coordinator for the project and that each partner shall bear the costs of their own arrangements – possibly seeking support for single projects in funds.
“In 2018, it will be Danish Maritime who is the coordinator of the event,” says Anne H. Steffensen, who also says that it has not yet decided what time of year Danish Maritime Days will take place.
The previous main event, Danish Maritime Forum, will no longer be a part of the Danish Maritime Days. A group of individuals is working to create a new Forum to carry forward the process and the thoughts which Danish Maritime Forum has launched. But there has been great satisfaction with the event and it has reached its goal of cementing Denmark’s position as a maritime pioneer.
The three partners behind the Danish Maritime Days will now cooperate with other organizers of events during the Danish Maritime Days, including the Danish Maritime Fair, to embark on preparations for the Danish Maritime Days 2018.
“We are pleased that Danish Maritime Days continue and we look forward to engaging in the process,” says Rene Wittendorff, Managing Director of Media Group Maritime Denmark, which organizes Danish Maritime Fair.
Source: Maritime Denmark
The third edition of Danish Maritime Fair not only proved that there is a base for an international maritime exhibition on Danish ground, but the statistics furthermore displays an impressive range of decision makers from all over the world among the visitors.
The Fair hosted 4 national pavilions from Finland, Germany, The Netherlands and Sweden. A Blue Career Lounge with 10 educational institutions, a start-up & SMB lounge with 5 companies and a Shipowners’ Lounge arranged by the Danish Shipowners’ Association and a range of the largest Danish Shipowners.
40 news stories were published on www.danishmaritimefair.dk and broadcasted to the 36 media partners.
Visits to the website was record high with 16.729 visits distributed on 10.836 unique visitors during the last 30 days up to the fair. An increase of 105%.
There were 232 exhibiting companies, distributed on 133 stands and pavilions and roughly 2.000 net. m2.
The total venue was 10.500m2 with many rooms and conference halls and display items by the entrance.
The total number of independent events including social events, workshops, conferences etc. was 45.
The first lines for the next Danish Maritime Fair, which will take place in May 2018, are already being drawn.
The main lines are repeated from the successful Fair in 2016, but there will be room for more stands and new activities, which will create even more dynamic in all parts of the exhibition hall.
“The new date in May is a great relief for many exhibitors, who have felt pressured by SMM. Now we will have SMM at a distance and can also take advantage of the large outdoor areas at Lokomotivværkstedets disposal. This opens up new opportunities” says Martin Strube, who was second in command at DMF2016, and has the helm for the Fair in 2018.
Along with the rest of the team behind the Danish Maritime Fair, Martin Strube has started to review all the evaluation forms that the exhibitors and visitors filled out after the Fair in 2016. This is to include all opinions and views – both positive and critical – to further development of the Fair.
Martin Strube may be contacted by phone +45 7020 4155 or by emails email@example.com
This year’s Danish Maritime Fair has already on the fair’s second opening day beaten all records compared to the fairs in 2014 and 2015. Never before have so many people chosen to visit Danish Maritime Fair, and many of them are foreigners.
“We can see that the number of exhibitors as well as the number of visitors have increased significantly. We can also see that the number of participators in the Danish Maritime Technology Conference has been doubled”, Peter Dan Petersen, Senior Manager at MAN Diesel & Turbo, says.
The number of visitors was already on Wednesday the highest number of visitors ever. 25 per cent of the visitors are, moreover, foreigners, which is also a new record.
Danish Maritime Fair is open today until 5 pm and tomorrow, Thursday, from 9 am to 5 pm in the Train Workshop in the southern part of Copenhagen.
The international maritime exhibition Danish Maritime Fair, which takes place in Copenhagen October 25th to 27th now reports all sold out. All conference rooms are booked, and finally the major networking dinner Wednesday night is also sold out.
It will be an exciting show this year. Substantial resources have been spent on developing the concept and on strengthening the unique profile of the Fair. Exhibition Manager Jakob Le Fevre says:
“In 2014, we had less than seven months to develop the fair. Selling the booths was about all we had time for. In 2015, we had the strategic partnerships in place, but we moved to a new location with logistical challenges and the timing was very unfortunate as Danish Maritime Days took place during the same week as Danfish in Aalborg. This year, we have had very good and constructive dialogues with both exhibitors and partners. We have listened to the feedback from the previous events and focus has been on the overall theme of the Fair: “It’s all about relations”. This means that we have created a structure that facilitates dialogue and communication and many relevant and exciting, professional and social, events. “
This year, the Fair presents 230 exhibitors, which is the highest number ever (find a complete list HERE)
Additionally, the Fair presents four national pavilions from Germany, Holland, Sweden and Finland, a Blue Career Lounge with 10 maritime educational institutions, Shipowners’ Lounge organized by the Danish Shipowners’ Association in cooperation with a wide range of Denmark’s largest shipowners and more than 30 events, workshops and conferences with Danish Maritime Technology Conference, organized by the Danish Maritime, as the Fair’s flagship. Participation in the Danish Maritime Technology Conference is free but requires prior registration (CLICK HERE)
Danish Maritime Fair has a large number of foreign exhibitors this year and this trend is also reflected in the visitor registrations. As many as 25% of the registered visitors (per 18-10-2016) are from abroad and by now, counting more than 50 different nationalities. Exhibition Manager Jakob Le Fevre elaborates, “We have studied all the individual registrations and I find them to be valid. We expect delegations from China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Poland, Kenya, Singapore and the USA and we have increased the number significantly from those countries which organize pavilions. ”
The fair is open daily 09:00 to 17:00 and there are shuttle buses from Copenhagen Central Station (at DGI city) approximately every 20 minutes.
Visitor registration is open and the price is 150 kr. + VAT for accessing all three day. REGISTER HERE
On October 26-27th Danish Maritime, for the third year in a row, hosts the technological summit – Danish Maritime Technology Conference – in Copenhagen for the international maritime industry, and once again with HRH Prince Joachim as the keynote speaker.
Where Prince Joachim in 2015 delivered the closing speech and visited a number of maritime companies at the fair, this year he will open the conference.
– Prince Joachim clear commitment means a lot to the Danish maritime companies, so that they can demonstrate to customers and partners that it is an important industry in Denmark with large national attention, says Managing. Director Jenny N. Braat, Danish Maritime .
This year, Danish Maritime Technology Conference will focus on an industry in rapid change. The maritime industry is entering a new technological revolution, the digitization of the worlds fleet, Big Data, 3D printing and rethinking of business models that require technological expertise. At the same time, the historically large world fleet is maintained and updated in line with stricter environmental requirements. Danish Maritime and Danish equipment suppliers will present and discuss technologies, ship design, regulation and total solutions for future shipping.
Prince Joachim’s knowledge of and commitment to the maritime world and technological innovation is reflected in patronage, for among other things, the training ship Danmark, Wadden Sea Center, Fjord & Belt, the Danish Competition “Young Scientists”, Danish Society for Education and Business (DSEB) and the National Technical Museum.
Prince Joachim has great knowledge of global shipping from his time as an employee of A. P. Moller – Maersk Group respectively in Hong Kong and France in the period 1993-1995, which had the aim of achieving a broad business experience in addition to his agricultural background. Prince Joachim is also an army reserve colonel.
Danish Maritime Technology Conference is held in Lokomotivværkstedet in Copenhagen with support from the Danish Maritime Fund.