The Grand Danish Water Day
Over the past few years, The Danish Water Industries Federation has worked for a comprehensive national growth plan for the Danish Water Sector. The need to accelerate and speed up the national prioritization of the Danish Water Sector is at the top of our agenda. On the “Grand Danish Water Day”, we will put a spotlight on just that. We will tie together inspiration from abroad with domestic perspectives.
12.00 – 12.45 General Assembly (Danish)
Only for members of DI Water
12.45 – 13.30 Lunch + networking
13.30 – 13.35 Welcome address (English)
By Mads Helleberg Dorff, Director of the Danish Water Industries Federation – a part of the Confederation of Danish Industry/DI Water
13.35 – 14.25 Learnings from the Netherlands incl. discussion and Q/A (English)
What have they done in the Netherlands and avenues for collaboration between Denmark and the Netherlands.
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for Water, Government of the Netherlands (video)
Caroline Bäcker, Director and Chair of the board, Netherlands Water Partnership
Reflections on Water in Denmark and the Netherlands:
Esther Bosman, Managing Director, Rambøll Global Water Division
5 minutes break
14.30 – 15.00 How to kick-start the potential of the Danish Water Sector? (Language N/A)
Keynote speaker: Magnus Heunicke, Minister for Environment (incl. questions)
15.00 – 15.20 Water in China (English)
Keynote speaker: the Ambassador of China to the Kingdom of Denmark, Feng Tie
15 minutes break
15.35 – 16.00 National framework conditions, regulations, and barriers (Danish)
Political debate with MP and spokespersons on the Environment Erling Bonnesen, The Liberal Party and Torsten Gejl, The Alternative (incl. questions)
16.00 – 16.30 End of arrangement / networking
The day will be characterized by an open mind. We will hear from - and discuss with - our Danish Minister for Environment on how he will boost growth and exports in the Danish Water Sector.
Members of Parliament from the Liberal Party and the Alternative Party will follow up and debate what is important for water and how we can leverage our national strengths.
Then we will draw inspiration from our close friends and competitors from the Netherlands – what are they doing right? And should we cooperate more and compete less to accelerate our strongholds?
We will get a perspective from one of our most important overseas markets, China, which is also our second largest export market. What is cooking there – and how do we embrace it in a national growth plan?
Hopefully, the day will give us inspiration - and perhaps a clearer picture - of what we need to prioritize in a national growth plan for the Danish water sector to safeguard our world-leading position in water.