Digitalisation strategies, the north German energy transition, the region’s economic attractiveness and the potential for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region are set to top the agenda of the new “Zukunftskonferenz Innovationsstandort Norddeutschland” on November 8, 2018. Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg will open the expert conference at the Ingenieurwerk in Hamburg.
Experts from practice
Keynote speakers will present various approaches for shaping northern Germany as a seat of innovation and preparing it for further growth with an analytical view of the region. Mostly delegates from industry, logistics and ports are expected at the one-day conference.
A population of approximately 5 million, 20 administrative districts and independent towns make the Hamburg Metropolitan one of Europe’s most interesting economic areas. The trademark Port of Hamburg is one of the world’s 20 largest harbours and number three in Europe. As one of the largest industrial regions in Germany, the metropolitan region is the world’s third largest aircraft construction location and the biggest contiguous area of the chemical industry in northern Germany. The region also boasts many other industries such as basic material building, shipbuilding and mechanical engineering. Several universities and basic research institutions co-operate successfully with companies in the region and are drivers of innovation strategies.