BSR Perspectives, November 2006

Conference "Baltic Sea Region Perspectives - Innovation, Mobility, Integration"

9 November 2006, Brussels

Programme:

08.30  Registration / coffee  
Moderator throughout the day: Björn Månsson, Editorial Writer, Hufvudstadsbladet 

STATE OF THE REGION 
09.00  Welcome by Christopher Beazley, MEP, Chairman of Baltic Europe Intergroup 
 
09.10  Christer Persson, Chairman of the Committee of Senior Officials of the Council of the Baltic Sea States 
 
09.30  Franz Thönnes, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference 
 
09.45  Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Chairman of Baltic Development Forum (BDF) 
 
10.00  Aivars Aksenoks, Mayor of Riga, Baltic Metropoles Presidency 
 
10.15  Coffee break 
 
10.45  Economy, growth, labour market and mobility
- Christian Ketels, Principal Associate of Harvard Business School
- Alexander Stubb, MEP
- David White, Director of Innovation Policy, DG Enterprise
- Alf Vanags, Director of Baltic International Center for Economic Policy Studies
- Johnny Åkerholm, CEO Nordic Investment Bank
Panel Debate

12.15  Lunch 
 
13.30  Environment and infrastructure
- Satu Hassi, MEP
- Peter Gammeltoft, Head of the Water and Marine Unit, DG Environment
- Arne Ören, Chair of BSSSC, Chair County Council of Östfold
- Annika Annerby Jansson, Chairwoman BSSSC Work Group on Transport and Infrastructure
- Lasse Gustavsson, Programme Director WWF Baltic Ecoregion
Panel Debate

14.45  Coffee break 
 
15.15  Education, research and innovation
- Jerzy Buzek, MEP
- Bo Samuelson, Chair Scanbalt
- Ralf Granow, Lead Partner of the Baltic Sea Virtual Campus
- Tatu Laurila, Culminatum Ltd, BaltMet Inno Interreg project
- Per Unckel, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
Panel Debate

16.30  Concluding remarks
Gabriele Kötschau, Director of the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States
Henrik Lax, MEP 

17.00  End of Conference   

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