Danish State Visit to Croatia

Zagreb, 21 - 24 October 2014

Agro & Food

Danish State Visit to Croatia, 21 – 24 October 2014
On the occasion of the Danish State Visit by Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Consort Henrik.

Program

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


16:30-18:00

Welcome Briefing (only for the Danish delegation)

Location: Room Istanbul, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, Mihanovićeva 1, 10000 Zagreb

  • Welcome by organizers
    • Thomas Bustrup, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Danish Industry, DI
    • Lars Hvidtfeldt, Vice Chairman, Danish Agriculture & Food Council
  • Welcome and short market introduction by Mr. Zarko Masanovic, The Royal Danish Embassy in Zagreb
  • Doing business in Croatia from a Danish perspective by Mr. Jørn Pedersen, Pedersen Consulting and H.E. Poul Erik Dam Kristensen, The Royal Danish Embassy in Zagreb
  • Financing possibilities by Mr. Morten Sørensen, Senior Director in Large Corporates, EKF
  • Short presentation of Danish companies participating in the State Visit and parting up in sectors

19:30-22:00

Networking Dinner (only for the Danish delegation)

Location: Restaurant Boban, Ljudevita Gaja 9, 10000, Zagreb

Not included in the price


Wednesday, 22 October 2014


9:30-10:00

Grand Opening Ceremony

Location: Crystal Ballroom, The Westin Zagreb, Izidora Kršnjavog 1, 10000, Zagreb

Moderator: Mr. Kim Jørgensen, State Secretary for Foreign Policy, The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Welcome by Mr. Lars Mikkelgaard-Jensen, Chairman, Confederation of Danish Industry, DI
  • Welcome by Mr. Branko Grčić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development and EU Funds in Croatia
  • Welcome by Mr. Dan Jørgensen, minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries in Denmark
  • Welcome by Mr. Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia
  • Welcome by H.R.H. the Prince Consort
  • Closing remarks by the moderator

10:00-12:15

Agriculture & Food sector seminar

Location: Room B, The Westin Zagreb, Izidora Kršnjavog 1, 10000, Zagreb


10:00-10:05

Welcome by the moderator

Mr. Lars Hvidtfeldt, Vice Chairman, Danish Agriculture & Food Council


10:05-10:30

Introduction from ministers

  • Mr. Dan Jørgensen, Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries in Denmark
  • Mr. Tihomir Jakovina, Minister for Agriculture in Croatia

10:30-10:40

Sector visit from H.R.H. the Prince Consort

H.R.H. the Prince Consort will greet the Danish companies in the Agro-Industry, Food & Food Processing sector.


10:40-10:45

The Croatian plans for improving the primary and secondary sector

Ms. Zvjezdana Blažić, Assistant Minister, Croatian Ministry of Agriculture


10:45-10:50

Official side to the EU Rural Development Funds

Ms. Davorka Hajduković, Assistant Minister, Croatian Ministry of Agriculture


10:50-11:00

Introduction to the Danish agricultural sector and international strongholds

  • Keynote speech by Mr. Jan Laustsen, Director, Trade & Market Relation, Danish Agriculture & Food Council
  • Q&A

11:00-11:10

Coffee Break


11:10-12:10

Company presentations

11:10   Ingeniørfirmaet Poul Tarp A/S - Reduce your milk collection cost by 50% by Poul Tarp, CEO

11:30   Butina A/S - Patented CO2-stunning systems for pigs by Søren Wiborg, Area Sales Manager

11:50   DanBred International - Save costs with DanBred breeding pigs, Meroujan Ogannisian, Area Manager


12:30-14:00

Seated Business Luncheon

Location: Crystal Ballroom, The Westin Zagreb, Izidora Kršnjavog 1, 10000, Zagreb

Business luncheon together with the whole delegation in the Crystal Ballroom.

At the lucheon the Royal Couple and the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries will participate.


14:30-17:00

Business Lounge

Location: Business Lounge, The Westin Zagreb, Izidora Kršnjavog 1, 10000, Zagreb

  • Possibility for informal networking among participating Danish and Croatian business people
  • Possibility for pre-arranged B2B meetings arranged by the Danish Embassy
  • Possibility for product display, pre-printed banner and a cocktail table

19:30

Gala Dinner

Location: Emerald Ballroom, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, Mihanovićeva 1, 10000 Zagreb

Seated dinner at Esplanade Hotel Zagreb with the possibility for the companies to invite business guests. At the dinner the Royal Couple and the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries will participate.


Thursday, 23 October 2014


Morning flight for the Business Delegation

 

or


Add-on activities arranged by the Danish Embassy at an additional price and another flight home