UBC & STRING seminar "Baltic Cities collaborate for change"

01.06.2022 - 16:00 to 17:30

UBC, together with STRING, is taking part on 1 June in Urban Future 2022 - Europe's leading event to make cities sustainable. The session "Baltic Cities collaborate for change", organised by UBC Smart and Prospering Cities Commission and Sustainable Cities Commission and STRING, takes place on 1 June at 16.00-17.30 CET in Helsingborg.

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Seminar "Baltic Cities collaborate for change"

Date: 01.06.22 16.00-17.30 CET
Organisers: Union of the Baltic Cities, STRING

Global strategies require unique and creative translation to the local actions. How to align the strategic goals, sustainable measures, and resources on the path to green transition? This session will look into the essential future challenges expected by the cities and companies of the Baltic Sea Region, and how they prepare their internal structures and processes. What is the role of leadership in times of great challenges and dynamic changes?

16.00 – 16.10    Welcome by the organizers
Thomas Becker, STRING
Agnieszka Ilola, Union of the Baltic Cities

16.10 – 16.25    Essential future challenges
Étienne Métais, Senior Manager at CDP Europe, Berlin, Germany

16.25 – 16.55    Leadership in international companies
Filip Elland, Head of Sustainability, Castellum AB, Gothenburg, Sweden
Samir Abboud, CEO, INNARGI A/S, Aarhus, Denmark

16.55 – 17.25    Mayor’s debate
Moderator: Wolfgang Schmidt, Chairman of the UBC Smart and Prospering Cities Commission
Ulf Kämpfer, Mayor, City of Kiel, Germany
Elina Rantanen, Deputy Mayor, 1st Vice-President of UBC, City of Turku, Finland
Karin Pleijel, Deputy Mayor and Member of the City Executive Council, City of Gothenburg

17.25 – 17.30    Closing
Thomas Becker, STRING
Agnieszka Ilola, Union of the Baltic Cities

Urban Future 2022