This year's 6th edition of the Scandinavian Days event is a continuation of the idea of creating an active and interdisciplinary platform of cooperation between Poland and Scandinavia in Szczecin, first time realized in 2013. In 2018, during the fifth jubilee edition, we proposed a new formula for the event, which appealed to our guests. Therefore, we are still looking for innovative elements to make the event tailored to the needs of all participants.
Today, from the perspective of six years, we can confidently say that our actions have been effective, and we notice more and more Scandinavian elements in Szczecin, both in the economy and in all aspects of social life. Scandinavian Days are the only event in Poland that emphasize cooperation with Scandinavia so distinctively and are such a broad platform for exchanging contacts and developing mutual relations.
Due to its geographical location, Szczecin is a natural partner for Scandinavia. Our main asset is the proximity of nature and the dynamism and creativity of young people, which has a lot in common with the development approach that can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Norway or Finland.
Creating the event at the highest level, not only organizational, but also substantive, would not have been possible without the involvement of our partners: Scandinavian Embassies and the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce. This year, we want to encourage entrepreneurs to cooperate in a special way, i.e. by organizing industry meetings and discussion panels devoted to the topics of start-ups and Industry 4.0. This part we will be conducted by our partners who are a leader in global innovation reports and share their best practice with us. Experience in achieving harmony between work and private life as well as in better management will be shared by experts invited by the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce.
A large part of the event will also be devoted to the idea of creating a place for Scandinavian meetings in Szczecin, and for participants who strive for self-improvement, we have prepared a creative ideas workshop run by an excellent Polish business trainer. Certainly, every present and future fan of Scandinavia will find interesting elements of the program during the event.
Among the guests of honour are: HE Ole Egberg Mikkelsen Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark, HE Olav Myklebust Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, HE Stefan Gullgren Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden, experts from Ministries, the academic and local government representatives, as well as representatives of business, entrepreneurship and non-governmental, artistic and cultural communities.
Very important guests of these events are always representatives of our partner cities and friends from Scandinavia. We hope that the next editions will bring new partnerships.