Be sure to take part in the first annual conference of Meeting Point Urban Magma, coming March in Malmö! The organizers see this conference as a first step towards a center of excellence for sustainable cities: “Fusing our expertise and experience in business, academia, and municipalities, we can light the fire that pushes development forward.”
The conference focuses on two main themes. First: how can a sustainable city promote successful international business clusters in clean technologies? How can they help grow regional companies in clean tech, and attract national and international businesses to the cluster? The second theme of the conference is industrial symbiosis, that can have an important role in advancing sustainable cities and business clusters —in harbours, industrial parks, and surrounding regions.
For more information on the conference and registration follow this link
The conference features a number of keynote speakers, that all have first-hand experience in the development of clean tech and industrial symbiosis. Workshops delve deeper in the chances and opportunities that sustainable solutions provide. Visits to state-of-the art regional initiatives are part of the program. The organizers remark: “Through regional site visits, you will learn firsthand about the accomplishments and goals of Urban Magma and E-harbours. You will hear about ongoing processes that aim to innovate utility systems and industrial symbiosis. You will challenge our viewpoints, give us a thumbs-up, lead us down new paths, and join us in pinpointing crucial questions that sharpen our sustainability work and enable Skåne and other regions to deliver at peak ability.”
The conference is arranged by Urban Magma, the City of Malmö, E-harbours, Union of the Baltic Cities, and Sustainable Business Hub. The organizers plan to make this conference a yearly event, moving from one Baltic city to another.
Find more information on the conference and register on http://urbanmagma.se/meetingpoint2015/