Network meeting Danish Export - Marine, May 2024

Connect with industry peers and expand your professional network at our upcoming event. Learn how fuel optimization drives Uni-Tankers' newbuild program, explore efficiency with DEIF's Energy Management Systems, and discover business opportunities in India's growing maritime sector.



10:00-15:00 (registration from 9:30)


DEIF, Frisenborgvej 33, 7800 Skive


Member of Danish Export - Marine: 995,-
Member of Danish Export Association, but not Marine: 1.990,-
Non-member: 2.985,-

Registration deadline: 30 April 2024

Mie Jakobsen Head of Marine and Head of Cruise & Ferry danish export / dansk eksport
Head of Marine and Head of Cruise & Ferry Mie J. Jakobsen +45 2173 6336
Project Manager Riikka Kuusilehto +45 6020 8563

The meeting will commence with a discussion on future fuels from a shipowner's perspective, featuring insights from Uni-Tankers on their fuel optimization strategies and their vision for the future fuel landscape. Uni-Tankers recently announced a significant fleet expansion comprising four newbuilding orders.

Following this, Per Svenning, Strategic Senior Sales Manager from DEIF, will give an introduction to DEIF Energy Management Systems for Hybrid vessels.

Afternoon activities will include a guided tour of DEIF's top modern electronics factory, emphasizing sustainability and employee well-being, with the latest technology and automation on display, including robotic systems for internal goods transportation.

The day's final presentation will be delivered by Neha Mehta, a marine engineer and member of the Danish Export – Marine Advisory Board. Neha will share insights on conducting business in India, highlighting opportunities in the Indian maritime industry for Danish suppliers.

Throughout the event, attendees will have opportunities for networking, gaining industry insights, and discussing ongoing challenges


  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Arrival and Breakfast

  • 10:00-12:00

    Welcome and Introduction to the Program

    by Mie J. Jakobsen, Head of Marine
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    Uni-Tankers' Growth Journey: Fuel Optimization Anchors Fleet Expansion Plans

    Kristian Larsen, Technical Director, Uni-Tankers

    Led by Kristian Larsen, Technical Director at Uni-Tankers, you will have the opportunity to uncover the company's dynamic strategies firsthand. The session will focus on Uni-Tankers' recent fleet expansion initiatives and their innovative approaches to fuel optimization.

    As industry leaders, Uni-Tankers' insights into these critical aspects of maritime operations promise to offer you invaluable perspectives and actionable strategies. Through Kristian's presentation, you will gain deeper insights into Uni-Tankers' vision for the future fuel landscape and how their fleet expansion aligns with their commitment to efficiency and environmental stewardship.

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    Networking Session: Meet and Greet

    Member-to-Member presentations and request for input from your industry collegues

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    Navigating Efficiency: DEIF's Next-Gen Energy Management Systems for Hybrid Vessels

    Per Svenning, Strategic Senior Sales Manager, DEIF A/S

    DEIF's presentation will shed light on their cutting-edge Energy Management Systems tailored specifically for hybrid vessels.

    Delivered by Per Svenning, Strategic Senior Sales Manager at DEIF, this session will explore innovative solutions designed to optimize energy consumption and enhance operational efficiency in maritime settings. You can expect insights into the latest advancements in hybrid technology and how DEIF's systems contribute to sustainable vessel operations.

  • 12:15-13:00

    Networking Lunch

  • 13:00-14:00

    Guided tour at DEIF's New Electronics Factory

    We will have a guided tour of DEIF's state-of-the-art electronics factory, inaugurated in January, spanning 4500 square meters. The new factory prioritizes sustainability and employee well-being, incorporating cutting-edge technology and automation. This includes robots responsible for all internal transportation of goods within the facility.

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    Coffee Break and Meet & Greet

    Member-to-Member presentation around the table

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    India's Maritime Potential: Business Opportunities and Strategies

    Neha Mehta, Marine Engineer and Member of the Danish Export – Marine Advisory Board

    Explore India's thriving maritime industry and discover pathways to successful business ventures. With shipping handling 70% of India's trade, it serves as a cornerstone of economic growth, aided by the country's extensive coastline and efficient waterway networks.

    India's government prioritizes expanding shipbuilding and ports, alongside green innovation, creating significant opportunities. With global regulations driving decarbonization and India's green maritime ambitions, Danish solutions stand to gain traction in the market.

    Additionally, the rapid expansion of ports and offshore wind investments opens avenues for Danish providers, especially those contributing to the sector's green transition.

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    Closing Remarks: Network Updates & Upcoming Activities

    by Mie J. Jakobsen, Head of Marine
  • 15:00

    End of Program: Thank You for Your Participation

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    Kristian Larsen, Technical Director, Uni-Tankers

    Kristian Larsen has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, including roles as Senior Officer at sea, Technical Superintendent, Fleet Manager, and most recently as Technical Director at Uni-Tankers. Uni-Tankers operates 16 owned oil/chemical tankers in addition to a large fleet of time-chartered vessels. In his current position, he is also responsible for energy optimization, decarbonization, and transitioning the fleet to more sustainable fuels. Therefore, he will be able to share insights about some of the optimizations and initiatives that have already been implemented and how he envisions the future.

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    Per Svenning, Strategic Senior Sales Manager, DEIF A/S

    Per Svenning has worked in sales at DEIF for more than 30 years in various roles and across different markets. He is Sales Manager for DEIF's largest Danish marine customers and has been involved in sales and design of Energy Management Systems for hybrid ships such as the ferry Grotte, the inspection vessel Nordsøen, the school ship Skulebas, the fishing vessel Aksel Johan, and others.

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    Neha Mehta, Marine Engineer and Member of the Danish Export – Marine Advisory Board

    Neha Mehta is a technical and business professional with over 17 years of comprehensive experience from both large and small organizational environments. She is marine engineer by education and has sailed onboard some of the world’s largest vessels including cruise ships & containers for around 8 years before moving to Denmark. Neha has worked for DESMI, where she was involved in the global launch of the business unit called EnviRo-Care to combat plastic pollution in waters. She has also worked for IRON Pump ensuring growth of the organization through sector partnerships, reducing emissions during production, energy optimization and solution sales in-combination with partners. Despite her roles in Denmark, Neha works actively with Indian organizations & governments to build a bridge between India & Denmark and to underline the innovative / environmental technologies of Denmark & their implementation in India.


  • Mie Jakobsen Head of Marine and Head of Cruise & Ferry danish export / dansk eksport

    Mie J. Jakobsen

    Head of Marine and Head of Cruise & Ferry
    +45 2173 6336
  • Mie J. Jakobsen

    Head of Marine and Head of Cruise & Ferry

    Mie er frontfigur for Marine- og Cruise & Ferry-netværkene. Med stor erfaring inden for eksport og rådgivning af virksomheder på både strategisk og praktisk niveau kan hun hjælpe dig videre, hvis du vil øge din virksomheds eksport.

    Mie har boet og arbejdet i Hamborg, inden hun blev projektleder hos Dansk-Tysk Handelskammer. Der arbejdede hun i seks år, hvor hun fik erfaring med en lang række brancher – blandt andet transport og logistik. Derudover har Mie rådgivet virksomheder i forbindelse med licitationer i FN-regi.

    Mie Jakobsen Head of Marine and Head of Cruise & Ferry danish export / dansk eksport
  • Riikka

    Riikka Kuusilehto

    Project Manager
    +45 6020 8563
  • Riikka Kuusilehto

    Project Manager

    Du møder Riikka, når du deltager i fremstød og aktiviteter med Marine samt Cruise & Ferry-netværkene.

    Riikka er fra Finland, og hun er uddannet cand. mag. i nordiske sprog, litteratur og historie fra Helsinki Universitet herunder også et ophold på Århus Universitet.