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Inspirational Session I
Vision 2030 for the Baltic Sea Region, Challenges and opportunities for the Baltic Sea Region in a global perspective

Time: 13:15 – 14:50, 8 November 2016

Venue: “Mässhallen” at the Brewery Conference Centre, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm

Organizer: Swedish Government Officies

Contact: Erik Kiesow, Prime Minister’s Office

Inspirational Session I will open the 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR. The session will introduce and give inspiration to the discussion on a desired development of the Baltic Sea Region in view of 2030, global trends and the three overarching objectives of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (Save the Sea, Connect the Region and Increase Prosperity). The presentation of a foresight report about the Baltic Sea Region development in a global context will constitute the basis for the discussion. The foresight report will be available by mid-October.

Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden
Juha Sipilä, Prime Minister of Finland
Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness (tbc)
Corina Crețu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy
Presentation of strategic foresight report Vision 2030 for the Baltic Sea Region
Kai Böhme, Director Spatial Foresight GmbH
Janne Antikainen, Design Director and partner MDI
Niklas Zennström, Founder Race for the Baltic, Co-Founder Zennström Philanthropies
Carola Veit, President of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, President of the Hamburg Parliament
Representative of national youth organisation in the Baltic Sea Region (tbd)