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BY THE MINISTER FOR BUSINESS AND GROWTH TROELS LUND POULSEN

INNOVATION, OUTLOOK AND COOPERATION IN BLUE DENMARK Denmark has a strong maritime cluster with competent businesses and employees. Innovative solutions, international outlook, openness and constructive cooperation between authorities and businesses are central characteristics of this cluster.

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n order to maintain a position of strength, the Danish maritime cluster needs to stay future-orientated. Efforts must be made to maintain and establish the framework for the Danish maritime industries’ ability to be competitive towards 2025. To ensure this, the Danish Government has established a Growth Team for Blue Denmark with representatives from a wide section of the maritime cluster. The Growth Team will contribute to secure a solid basis for the Government’s future work on a strategy for growth in Blue Denmark.

and environmental protection. In this connection, technological developments should be embraced and the sector should see possibilities rather than barriers, not least as regards international cooperation and innovation.

The maritime sector is faced with major challenges in the form of tough market conditions and ever-tighter constraints regarding safety

Again this year, the Danish Maritime Fair is part of Danish Maritime Days. With more than 40 maritime events all over Denmark, Danish

The Danish Maritime Fair is an example of these ideas put into practice. More than 200 exhibitors from all over the world will meet at the venue of Lokomotivværkstedet from 25 to 27 October and display the newest and most advanced maritime products and solutions.

Maritime Days is a strong platform where Danish and international maritime stakeholders can meet and discuss everything from safety and environmental technology to offshore activities and education and training. The many events will focus on some of the greatest challenges and opportunities that the maritime industry is facing. Danish Maritime Days will take place on 24-28 October 2016. I hope that both Danish and international businesses, organisations and decision-makers will take advantage of the possibilities that we have created and find new inspiration and new solutions. Welcome.

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