BLUETOWN – Business solutions for the Global Goals
Purpose and context
The Global Goals will reshape global development and reframe the role of the private sector. Business is an essential partner that has the capacity to bridge the gap in technical capacity and finance of the 2030 Development Agenda.
The purpose of the conference is therefore to bring together high-level representatives from business, the UN, civil society and government to discuss how to scale up business solutions to the Global Goals. The conference will also be a formal part of the process leading up to the development to a new Danish strategy for development cooperation.
Organizing partners and venue
The Confederation of Danish Industry is the initiator of the conference, and is organizing together with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNOPS, UNHCR, and UNDP Nordic Office. The conference will be hosted by the Confederation of Danish Industry in Copenhagen.
The conference will take place 18 March 2016.
The expected number of participants is 200. Approx. half will be from business, and the other half will consist of a range of stakeholders from civil society, embassies, knowledge institutions, and international organizations.
Conference programme and side events
The conference will consist of four high-level plenary sessions and one breakout session. There will also be a range of activities in the atrium where participants may interact between sessions.
You can meet us at several places at the conference.
Our CEO Peter Ib participate in the opening panel “Global Goals, a wealth of opportunities” together with Mads Nipper, Group President and CEO of Grundfos A / S, Marcos Athias Neto, Director, Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development, UNDP and Edward Mungai, Excutive Director, Kenya Climate Center
Our CTO Jens Raarup participate with a interview and group discussions at workshop 4 “High tech to low cost – a road to SDG innovation” which is about “How technology can boost development and how SDGs can drive innovation.”
High-level plenary sessions
During each plenary session high-level representatives from the private sector, government, UN and civil society will discuss how to maximize the positive impact of business on the Global Goals. Short film clips will illustrate concrete solutions and the opportunities and risks related to them – and will thus jump start discussions. The audience will be engaged in various ways.
Look at BLUETOWN’s new movies about our solutions and the opportunities here BLUETOWN
There will be interactive exhibitions and other activities related to business and the Global Goals in the atrium just outside the conference hall.
BLUETOWN will be on the exhibition with LIVE transmission to the villages Sagara B in Tanzania.
Read more about the conference here Danish Industry
Article by Anne Grandt, Head of Global Communication & Marketing