From the 10th to the 11th April 2019, the doors open for the first time at the Øksne Hall for the new Copenhagen Shipping Summit, a new conference and fair concept launched by the companies MARPRO and Copenhagen Exhibition Group.
The concept has been designed with the purpose of creating a new dynamic meeting platform for the international shipping business. The choice of venue is the historic and atmospheric Øksne Hall, partly because the 5,000 m2 venue is in down-town Copenhagen, and partly because the Danish capital has the perfect profile for an international event in this class.
The background for the event is according to CEO, Jakob le Fevre from MARPRO: "Denmark is a shipping nation. The maritime sector is responsible for 25% of Denmark’s exports and contributes with more than 100,000 jobs. Most business these days are performed in front of a PC and the need for events where people can meet and exchange ideas and grow relations are bigger than ever. “
Jakob le Fevre has an educated as master mariner with 5 years of sailing experience in the Danish merchant navy and the Royal Danish Navy. In 2001 he went ashore, and until 2010 he had several executive jobs in the maritime industry. In 2010 he became co-owner of the job portal JOB2SEA. In 2013 he established the company MARPRO, a professional consultancy house with 100 % focus on the maritime industry.
CEO, Jesper Åndahl from the Copenhagen Exhibition Group says: "I am looking forward to the exciting new event, and I feel that Jakob and I complement each other very well. Jakob has a thorough knowledge of the maritime industry; and I think I can contribute positively with my many years of trade fair experience. For more than 20 years I worked in Bella Center, (Denmark’s biggest exhibition center); and for the last 11 years I was Director for all the trade fairs and conference activities in the company.
Jesper Åndahl has an MBA in sales and marketing, and he established the Copenhagen Exhibition Group in 2012. Since then, there have been many successful events, including: a trade fair for the Nordic laboratory industry called LabDays. A concept that started in Copenhagen, but now also takes place in both Aarhus and Stockholm, Sweden.