The City Council of Esbjerg will host the annual general meeting for the World Energy Cities Partnership from 5th to 8th October 2022.
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It is possible to fly to either Billund Airport or Copenhagen Airport. Billund Airport is about an hour’s drive away from Esbjerg. Copenhagen Airport is approx. 3 hours’ drive from Esbjerg. Travelling by train will also be an option from Copenhagen to Esbjerg.
As organizers of the AGM, Esbjerg is pleased to offer transport from the Danish airports to Esbjerg. This offer includes the mayor leading the delegation and delegates, which will share a car with the mayor.
Hamburg Airport is also an option, but that you will be travelling to Germany before entering Denmark, and you will need to arrange transport from Hamburg to Esbjerg on your own.
While attending the annual general meeting in Esbjerg, you will be staying at Hotel Britannia. It is one of the official venues during the AGM; staying here allows easy access to the meetings at the hotel and the transport from the hotel. Here you will enjoy a luxurious and central accommodation in Esbjerg with all the city’s opportunities within walking distance. The hotel has a distinct Scandinavian feel, which is reflected both in the décor and the restaurant.
Rooms are approx. 1200 DKK or 162 Euro per night, and you book a room, when signing up on this page. Payment for the rooms will be upon arrival at the hotel. In order to secure a reservation, you must sign up prior to 1st September 2022.
Denmark is ranked as one the safest countries in the world according to the Global Peace Index, which places Denmark is the fifth safest country in the world. The crime rates in Denmark are average and common sense should keep you out of any trouble.
It is safe to explore Esbjerg on foot or use public transport such as the electric busses, which is of a high standard.
Esbjerg is a town with thriving culture and commerce, inviting restaurants, interesting galleries and excellent shops. The town also offers a wide range of special attractions, such as the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg Museum, the Museum of Art and the impressive sculpture “Man meets the Sea”.
Esbjerg is located at the heart of a nature reserve, with the unique natural qualities of the Wadden Sea close by - rated as one of the world’s five most important areas for fish and bird life and now a UNESCO world heritage site.
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In October it will be autumn in Denmark, and the temperature will in the range of an average low of 6.1°C (43°F) and an average high of 11.9°C (53.4°F). The days can by windy, rainy or sunny.
If you wish to visit Denmark for a short period of time and you are a citizen of a country with a visa requirement, you must have a visa. Please visit this website to see the list of countries with a visa requirement and visa-free countries:
This will be relevant, if you are travelling from Angola, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, China or Kazakhstan.
We advise you to apply well in advance. If you need a letter of invitation in your visa application, please contact project coordinator Kirsten Bisgaard Kirchner at email@example.com.
Esbjerg boasts a very interesting energy cluster consisting of companies known globally. It will be possible to meet local companies if business representatives in your delegations wants to contact companies, who works with green transition business.
Potentially industries could be: Offshore wind, Power-to-X, Hydrogen, Carbon Capture Storage and sector coupling.
For network and business matchmaking, we are planning a Business2Business matchmaking event in collaboration with our Danish innovation cluster organization, Energy Cluster Denmark.
The matchmaking event will provide the opportunity to have short 15 minutes introduction meetings with stakeholders in the energy industry in Denmark. The event will take place in Esbjerg during the WECP AGM as a supplement to the programme.
Let's innovate energy together!
A B2B matchmaking and networking event for the entire energy sector on Wednesday the 5 October.
Join us for a full day of networking, new knowledge and business opportunities across the Energy Industry!
Energy Innovation 2022 is your opportunity to establish new connections and build new relations in the Energy Industry.
The event in October invites the energy value chain; from operators and OEMs to SMEs, specialists as well as researchers and representatives from universities.
The overall themes are:
Sector coupling, System integration & Digitalization
Energy Innovation 2022 unites the industry players.
For questions regarding business meetings and matchmaking, contact Business Esbjerg firstname.lastname@example.org reference in header WECP AGM 2022
To find the latest updates on COVID-19 restrictions when travelling to Denmark, you can go to this website: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/travel-rules/covidtravelrules. The Danish travel restrictions may change before you arrive or during your stay. Please keep yourself updated by reading the information on this page.
A few days prior to the annual general meeting, WindEnergy Hamburg will take place from the 27th to 30th September. The event is much more than a trade fair, as it brings together a high-caliber, professional audience and 1,400 exhibitors demonstrating their innovations and solutions from across the entire value chain of the offshore wind industry.
Key players will be in the spotlight in every hall and specialist forums, workshops, and lectures focus on the wind energy sector. In addition, H2 Expo and conference will be held in parallel with WindEnergy Hamburg, and it is the place to be, if you are involved in the generation, distribution or use of green hydrogen.
Come and be charmed by Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Here you will find world-class museums and attractions. And everything is easily accessible. Undoubtedly, Northern Europe’s cosiest capital, packed with cafés, shops, and the best restaurants in Scandinavia.
Partnerships as a game changer in the energy sector. New industries further the green transition and at Semco Maritine A/S Power-to-X, Carbon Capture and the future of district heating will be on the agenda.
Visit at Ribe Cathedral and a guided tour of the Port of Esbjerg
Formal dinner at Musikhuset Esbjerg
Research symposium on green energy and sustainability at Aalborg University. The University has strong traditions of interdisciplinary work and the research environment covers most aspects of green energy issues, placing a strong focus on collaboration with external partners from companies and academia.
Conference panel followed by lunch.
Visit at the world-renowed sculpture Men at Sea
WECP Annual Generl Meeting af Hotel Britannia
Until next time
Refreshments and sandwiches at restaurant Dronning Louise.