Program och anmälan: The Rise of City Networks and Megaregions

Illustration OECD Territorial Review Megaregion Western Scandinavia
Illustration: Jeffrey Fischer

Välkommen till OECD-konferensen The Rise of City Networks and Megaregions i Göteborg den 15 mars. I samband med att OECD Territorial Review Megaregion Western Scandinavia släpps arrangerar OECD tillsammans med svenska och norska kommuner, regioner och fylken en internationell konferens om stadsnätverk och megaregioner.

Innovationer, attraktivitet, integration och infrastruktur är fyra nyckelområden för vår långsiktiga konkurrenskraft och välfärd. Vilka är de senaste rönen för dessa områden på lång sikt? Vilken är regionernas roll? Hur kan megaregioner bidra till nytta i ett skandinaviskt och europeiskt sammanhang?

Representanter från OECD föreläser och diskuterar tillsammans med skandinaviska företrädare.

Tid: 2018-03-15 kl 10:00-15:00
Plats: Svenska Mässan, Göteborg
Konferensspråk: Engelska

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GOTHENBURG 15th MARCH 2018
– SWEDISH EXHIBITION AND CONGRESS CENTER (SVENSKA MÄSSAN), GOTHIA TOWERS –
10.00-15.00

Conference language: English

Register here (N.B. Limited number of seats, distributed on first come, first serve basis.)

Moderator: Pernilla Ström

  1. Welcome and opening of the conference
  • Ann-Sofie Hermansson, Mayor, City of Gothenburg,
  • Johnny Magnusson, President of the Regional Executive Board, Region Västra Götaland
  1. Megatrends in the 21st Century and the Role of Regions (10.15-10.45)

What will be the prerequisite for economic growth and competitiveness in the long run? What role can regions play?

  • Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Special Advisor, OECD
  1. The Rise of City Networks and Megaregions

Can City Networks and Megaregions be a competitive and more sustainable alternative to the trend of fast growing Megacities, for shared resources, increased productivity and attractiveness?

  • Rudiger Ahrend, Head of Economic Analysis, Statistics and Multi-level Governance Section, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD
  1. Launch of the OECD Territorial Review – Megaregion Western Scandinavia 

The region from Oslo over Gothenburg to Malmö/Copenhagen is attractive, innovative and a majority of the inhabitants have a high quality of life. What is missing to make it a Megaregion? How can it be done? Is it important? For the regions themselves and for the countries involved?

  • Soo-Jin Kim, Policy Analyst, OECD

Commentators:

  • Ann-Sofie Hermansson, Mayor, City of Gothenburg
  • Mätta Ivarsson, Chair Regional Development Committee, Region Skåne,
  • Anette Solli, County Mayor, County of Akershus,
  • Björn Brorström, Vice Chancellor, University of Borås,
  • Per Tryding, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden

LUNCH

STATE OF ART – INNOVATION, ATTRACTIVENESS, INTEGRATION, INFRASTRUCTURE

Innovation, attractiveness, integration and infrastructure are four key questions for our long term competitiveness and well-being. How do things work today? What will be state of art in these areas in a long term perspective? What are the roles for the regions? What would be the benefit of Megaregions in a Scandinavian and European context?

  1. The future of Innovation
  • Gernot Hutschenreiter, head of the Country Review Unit, OECD

Commentators:

  • Pia Kinhult, European Spallation Source ESS, Strategic Advisor
  • Niklas Magnell, AstraZeneca, COO, BioVentureHub
  • Niklas Wahlberg, CEO, Lindholmen Science Park,
  • Helena L Nilsson, Regional Development Director, Region Västra Götaland
  1. Attractiveness in the 21st Century
  • Chris McDonald, Policy Analyst, OECD

Commentator:

  • Camilla Nyman, CEO Göteborg&Co (including a short presentation of a special analysis of attractiveness in the three parts of the Megaregion based on international benchmarks and a report taken forward by Oslo 2017)
  1. Migration and Integration – Benchmark and best practice from European Cities
  • Claire Charbit, Deputy Head of the Regional Development Policy Division, OECD

Commentator:

  • Anders Carlberg, Head of R&D, Education and Integration, Region Västra Götaland
  1. The Importance of a Sustainable Transport Infrastructure (for the Regions and Countries)
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Policy Analyst, OECD

Commentators:

  • Stefan Gustavsson, Head of Business Policy, West Sweden Chamber of Commerce
  • Magnus Kårestedt, CEO, Port of Gothenburg
  • Jacob Vestergaard, Managing Director, STRING Network
  1. Final words – Political Vows – Politicians from participating cities and regions 

Local and regional politicians present their conclusions and how they will work together and support the creation of an attractive, competitive and sustainable megaregion in the coming decades.

  • Ann-Sofie Hermansson, Mayor, City of Gothenburg
  • Dag Hultefors, Chair of the Growth Committee of the Regional Executive Board,  Region Halland
  • Mätta Ivarsson, Chair Regional Development Committee, Region Skåne,
  • Simen Nord, Member of the County Council, County of Østfold
  • Anette Solli, County Mayor, County of Akershus,
  • Johnny Magnusson, President of Regional Executive Board, Region Västra Götaland

Register here (N.B. Limited number of seats, distributed on first come, first serve basis.)

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