A word from the Mayor of Szczecin
When we created this project 6 years ago, we were enthusiastic and confident of its success. Our goal was to build a long-term and cyclical forum of meetings facilitating the establishment of business contacts and enabling the presentation of economic offers. The effect that we enjoy today, the multilevel nature of cooperation and the climate of mutual relations exceeded our expectations. I think it has a lot to do with the Swedish Lagom and the Danish Hyge.
Szczecin is a dynamically developing city that creates conditions for the location of Scandinavian capital. Scandinavian capital is represented by over 160 companies in Szczecin and over 400 in the region today. Air connections to 6 cities in Norway, Sweden and Denmark make the conditions for cooperation even more favourable. All this gives us a solid foundation for cooperation and intensification of existing contacts.
The strategic partner of this year’s event is the Embassy of Denmark. It is also the year of the 100th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. This dignified jubilee is one more opportunity to celebrate Scandinavia in Szczecin.
The event will start on Tuesday evening with the Inauguration Gala at the Szczecin Concert Hall. We are preparing a unique artistic program for you. I believe that it will also be an opportunity to meet and talk in the Scandinavian atmosphere.
On the 15th of May we will invite you to a business event dedicated to the topics of start-ups, Industry 4.0, as well as issues related to Smarter Working and Living. It will be possible to take part in a series of workshops, meetings and business presentations. On that day also, I would like to present a new City initiative that opens up various possibilities of contacts with Scandinavia.
The other days will also be filled with interesting proposals, both cultural, scientific and business ones, and the whole project will end with a colourful Scandinavian Picnic on Aleja Kwiatowa in the centre of the city.
I cordially invite you to take part in this year's edition of Scandinavian Days in Szczecin!