CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Moderated by Verner Christiansen http://vernerkristiansen.com/

09.30–10.00 Registration and morning coffee
10.00-10.30

  • Welcome to Helsinki, welcome to BSR Marja-Leena Rinkineva, City of Helsinki
  • Greetings from the leading regional think-tank Flemming Stender, Baltic Development Forum
  • Overview of program and participation expectations Verner Kristiansen, conference moderator

10.30-12.30 THEMATIC SESSION 1:TALENT RETENTION: ONE REGION, MULTIPLE CHALLENGES

  • Why is talent retention important? Nikolaj Lubanski, Talent dept. Copenhagen Capacity
  • Multiple challenges of BSR talent retention: Case studies of Helsinki, Tallinn, Stockholm
  • Toolkit on Talent Retention for Cities and Regions Marcus Andersson, Tendensor
  • Enabling mobility and talent retention:Some European experiences Nannette Ripmeester, ELM

12.30-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-16.00 THEMATIC SESSION 2: SUCCESS STORIES FROM CITY COOPERATION AND
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN REGIONAL PROMOTION

  • US tourism demand for the Baltic sea region: potential for toursim promotion of BSR-cities in the US-market Michael Deckert, dwif-Consulting GmbH
  • BSR in the US market: Supply studies on US tourism market Agnexe Karaseva, Vidzeme University of Applied Science
  • Working together on the Japanese tourism market: From BaltMet Promo to One BSR Linda Pukite,Riga City Council
  • Regional cooperation for the promotion of incoming investments Micah Gland, Greater Helsinki Promotion
  • Supporting SME internationalization Anu Lõhmus,Tallinn Business Incubators
  • One BSR video & expert panel discussion (45 mins)

16.00- 16.30 COFFEE

16.30-17.30 THEMATIC SESSION 3: ONE NATION, THOUSANDS OF STORIES, 1 000 000 OPINIONS

    • Observations on BSR identity: A Portfolio of BSR images Adrian Solitander, Tendersor
    • PANEL ON IDENTITY AND BRANDING WITH VIEWS OF…
      • BSR in the cultural context Marcus Hagemann, ARS BALTICA
      • Citizen’s view to BSR identity: One BSR blogger experience Tobias Koch, student
      • BSR identity and cooperation, Russian perspective Slava Khodko, Ministry of Regional Development of Russian Federation
      • Academic’s view to macroregional cooperation in BSR (tbc)
      • Baltic Sea Region in the media (tbc)
      • Identity, branding, policy (tbc)

17.30 CLOSURE: MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPANT TAKE-AWAYS AND BSR FUTURE PERSPECTIVES Verner Christiansen, conference moderator

19.30-23.00 Dinner at Restaurant Walhalla, Suomenlinna fortress island

Register here! The conference is free of charge.


Time: 09/04/2014 – 10:00 – 18:00 – 09/04/2014 – 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: Tieteiden Talo (House of Science and Letters), Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki, Finland

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