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Featured keynote speakers at the Danish Maritime Technology Conference

Press release 1 October 2015:

Danish Maritime gathers the maritime industry for a two day summit during Danish Maritime Days 2015, next week. All keynote speakers are now in place.

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Dr. Martin Stopford, President of Clarkson Research, will speak at Danish Maritime Technology Conference

With just a few days to go the industrial association Danish Maritime presents some of its keynote speakers for the Danish Maritime Technology Conference on 7-8 October 2015 in Copenhagen.

An absolute highlight of the conference is a keynote speech by Dr. Martin Stopford, President of Clarkson Research. The guru of maritime economics joins the Danish Maritime Technology Conference on Thursday 8 October 2015 with his speech: ‘From Eco-ships to Smart-ships’. One of Stopford’s main focus areas is increased investments in research and investment within maritime technologies to enhance the indus-try’s technical capabilities.

Victoria Stulgis from the Carbon War Room will talk about ‘Increased Performance and Profitability: The Market for Efficiency Retrofits’. Victoria is responsible for leading Shipping Efficiency’s work in identifying opportunities to increase information about the efficiency of the existing shipping fleet, and engaging demandside stakeholders to embed efficiency in their commercial operations. She supports the senior advisor in establishing third-party innovative finance models to retrofit the existing fleet, and she has authored a report on the topic ‘Hidden Treasure: Financial Models for shipping retrofits’.

The conference will be also the first opportunity to meet Kjeld Dittmann, Managing Director of Wärtsilä Lyngsø Marine, in his new capacity as Chairman of SEA Europe. The topic of Kjeld Dittmanns speech will be ‘Leveraging New Technologies and Innovation’.

Another keynote speaker will be Director Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Maersk Maritime Technology, who will talk about ‘The Regulatory Minefield – Compliance and Enforcement’.

This industrial summit gathers the newest, most innovative and sustainable technologies from the Danish maritime industry for technical executives and stakeholders from around the world.

The two day conference will be opened by Jenny N. Braat, Managing Director, Danish Maritime, and Thomas S. Knudsen, Senior Vice President, MAN Diesel & Turbo, and Chairman of Danish Maritime will provide final remarks before HRH Prince Joachim closes the conference.

The moderators will be Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO and Jan O. de Kat, Director Energy Efficiency and Vessel Performance, ABS.

The Danish Maritime Technology Conference is for technical executives at shipowners, ship management businesses, shipyards, marine equipment manufacturers and stakeholders interested in exploring the newest and most advanced technologies of the maritime industry.

The conference is offered free of charge by support from The Danish Maritime Fund.

See the full programme and sign up

Danish Maritime Days will be the center of the maritime world in week 41. More than 50 countries are represented in the largest maritime event ever seen in Denmark. In 2014, it saw 10,000 participants, representing 45 nations. 

Learn more about Danish Maritime Days

Press contact: Kim Marquart,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +45 40 87 78 69.

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