Programme and speakers

On this page you find the invited speakers and the updated version of the programme 24-27 of October 2017.

The four days conference will be filled with interactive meetings and workshops where you can engage with colleagues from the whole Baltic Sea Region. The meetings will focus on cities role in developing the future sustainable societies. The meeting will give the opportunity for everyone to engage and the youth will be invited to take an active role in contributing to various programme items.

The programme will also provide opportunities to share and take part of good examples and Växjö will provide an opportunity to join study visits to interesting development initiatives of the city. We welcome you in Växjö in October 2017.


Per Bøedker Andersen

Per Bødker Andersen, President of UBC

Portrait of Bo Frank

Bo Frank, Lord Mayor, Växjö Municipality

Karl-Heinz Lambertz

Karl-Heinz Lambertz, Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions

Lena Ek

Lena Ek, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Seas Foundation, Former Minister of Environment, Sweden

Anne Stenros

Anne Stenros, Design Director, City of Helsinki 

Alessandro Cenderello

Alessandro Cenderello, Managing Partner for EU Institutions, Ernst & Young 

Jørgen Kristiansen

Jørgen H. Kristiansen, Deputy Mayor, Kristiansand Municipality 

Wolfgang Röttgers

Wolfgang Röttgers, Councillor, City of Kiel 

Rasa Šnapštienė

Rasa Šnapštienė, Deputy Mayor, City of Kaunas 

Pärtel-Peeter Pere

Pärtel-Peeter Pere, CEO and partner Future Place Leadership 

Jyrki Myllyvirta

Jyrki Myllyvirta, Mayor, City of Lahti

Gunãrs Ansinš

Gunãrs Ansinš, Deputy Mayor, City of Liepaja 

Alan AtKisson

Alan AtKisson, Author and Senior Sustainability Consultant, AtKisson Group

Carina Svensson

Carina Svensson, Chairman of the Environmental Council, Association Chairman of VA SYD, City Councillor, City of Malmö 

Portrait of Krista Kampus.

Krista Kampus, Senior Adviser, Head of the Baltic 2030 Unit, CBSS

Porträtt av Peter Schenk

Peter Schenk, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Portrait of Shirin Reuvers

Shirin Reuvers, Cities Manager, CDP

Portrait of Weseloh Vincent

Edgar Nazarenus, Capufaktur 

Portrait of Nazrenus Edgar

Vincent Weseloh, Capufaktur

Oliver Rosengren

Oliver Rosengren, Deputy Mayor, Växjö Municipality

Portrait of Jaana Simula.

Jaana Simula, Cultural Chief at City of Pori, Chairperson of UBC Cultural Cities Commission

Portrait of Mantas Jurgutis.

Mantas Jurgutis, Member of Kaunas City Council, Chairperson of Management and Community Development Committee

Portrait of Piotr Grzelak.

Piotr Grzelak, Deputy Mayor, City of Gdańsk

Portrait of Per Schöldberg.

Per Schöldberg, Deputy Mayor, Växjö Municipality

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