BSR StarsStand 1

BSR Stars

The BSR Stars flagship speeds up innovation in the Baltic Sea Region by linking companies, universities and clusters. The focus of the programme is to tackle big challenges for the region and provide innovative solutions to them. A first step is StarDust, a project which includes challenge driven innovative development in the field of clean water, mobile telecommunication, wellness and multifunctional kitchen solutions for elderly people and marine products and transportations.

Website: http://www.bsrstars.org/


FemernStand 2

Femern A/S is tasked with designing and planning of a fixed link between Denmark and Germany across the Fehmarnbelt. A direct link connecting Scandinavia and Central Europe has been an enduring vision for many decades. This vision is now about to be realized. The 18 km long fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt is due to open in 2021. By uniting the populations in areas such as business, science, the labour market and culture the fixed link will promote the continuous integration of the Fehmarnbelt Region and Europe. We look forward to welcoming you at our stand and to inform you about the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link.

Website: http://www.femern.com/

Swedish InstituteStand 3

Swedish Institute is a public agency that promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. SI’s overarching goal is to create mutual relation­ships between Sweden and our collaborative partners around the world. Through in­creased contacts and new networks, knowledge and innovative ideas can be shared and applied in the future. The Baltic region is an important arena for the Swedish Institute. From January 1st 2012 the Baltic Sea Unit at Sida merged with the Swedish Institute, in order to strengthen and enhance Sweden’s overall work in the region.


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Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) is the international financial institution owned by the Nordic and Baltic countries. NIB finances projects that strengthen competitiveness and enhance the environment. The Bank offers long-term loans on competitive market terms to its clients in the private and public sector. NIB focuses its financing operations on the following business areas:

Energy and environment; Infrastructure, transportation and telecom; Heavy industry and mechanical engineering; Consumer goods and services; Financial institutions and SMEs.

Projects considered for financing are viewed from a sustainable growth perspective. NIB analyses both their direct and indirect impact on competitiveness and the environment.NIB acquires the funds for its lending by borrowing on the international capital markets, and the Bank’s bonds enjoy the highest possible credit rating.

Baltic Institute of FinlandStand 5

Baltic Institute of Finland

The Priority Area on Clean Shipping aims at turning the Baltic Sea into a model region for clean shipping, to reduce the environmental impact of maritime transport, and to ensure competitiveness of shipping in the region.

The Priority Area is coordinated by the Danish Maritime Authority, while stakeholder engagement is strengthened by the Technical Assistance managed by the Baltic Institute of Finland.

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Siemens is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world’s largest provider of environmental technologies. Siemens has worldwide revenue of €78.3 billion and employs 370,000 people. Siemens has a presence in 190 countries.

Nordic Council of Ministers

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Nordic Council of Ministers- developing and facilitating Nordic co-operation between the governments of the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, including Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.  Nordic co-operation is one of the world’s most extensive forms of regional collaboration and has firm traditions in politics, the economy, and culture. It plays an important role in European and international collaboration, and aims at creating a strong Nordic community in a strong Europe. Nordic co-operation seeks to safeguard Nordic and regional interests and principles in the global community.  The Nordic Council of Ministers has an extensive network in the Baltic Sea region and a strong commitment to contribute to the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

The Nordic Council of Ministers stand presents the common Nordic values that solidify the region as one of the world’s most innovative and competitive. At or stand you can experience political debates and discussions on topics relevant for the Baltic Sea Region. You will also be able to sample delicious New Nordic Cuisine.

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City of Turku is centrally located in Southwest coast of Finland and very active in Baltic Sea region cooperation. In the stand you can familiarize yourself with the city’s Baltic Sea activities, for example Northern Growth Corridor (Stockholm-Turku-Helsinki-St. Petersburg), the Turku Process (promoting cooperation with neighbours in EUSBSR) and SmartComp -project (support for smart growth and cooperation between maritime clusters, cities and universities in BSR).



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AirBaltic is proud to be the Official Airline Carrier for the 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit 2013, and welcomes you to Riga. Air Baltic Corporation, founded in 1995, is a Latvian flag carrier that has grown rapidly in the past 15 years and become a recognized Europe’s hybrid airline taking the best practices both from traditional network airlines and low cost carriers. During the year 2012, a total of 3,089,406 passengers were served by airBaltic’s aircraft.

In 2008, airBaltic changed its operating model from a point-to-point carrier to a network airline making Riga a connecting hub between East and West. Since the transition, airBaltic has experienced significant improvements in traffic and financial performance, including a 30% rise in passengers at its home airport in 2009. In 2012, airBaltic has received The International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality, run by the European Society for Quality Research, honours and recognizes outstanding achievements in quality on an international scale.

The airBaltic values and top priorities are flight safety, punctuality and service commitment.


Currently, airBaltic serves over 50 destinations. airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Visit our stand and win a pilot experience in the flight simulator at airBaltic Training Centre in Riga!


European Investment Bank

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European Investment Bank is the European Union’s bank. As the largest multilateral lender and borrower in the world, it provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects in Europe and beyond. The Bank is owned by the EU Member States and the projects it supports contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. Its almost 2 000 staff members can build on more than 50 years of experience in project financing. The EIB’s headquarters are in Luxembourg and it has a network of some 30 local offices.

Almost a third of its lending goes to climate action projects but supporting growth and jobs is EIB’s top priority.  Within the EU, it is therefore making an exceptional response for exceptional times in the on-going crisis by lending an additional EUR 60bn between 2013-2015. In 2012, 200,000 smaller businesses benefited from the EIB Group’s support whilst some EUR 9bn were invested in innovation and funding for the EU regions hardest hit by the crisis reached EUR 15bn.