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Decarbonising the Industrial Value Chain

June 6, 2023
DKUK events

Green growth in a Net Zero UK economy - opportunities in relation to the UK’s Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy, at a challenging time

June 6, 2023
9:30 – 15:00
Gowling WLG
4 More London Riverside
SE1 2AU 
United Kingdom
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DKUK members £156 incl VAT and Eventbrite fees General admission £270 incl VAT plus EventBrite fees Civil Servants - please enquire for special rate +44 (0) 297 259 6795
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We are pleased to announce yet another high-level stakeholder event for the DK/UK/Nordic business community.

The UK’s Net Zero – and Industrial Decarbonisation strategies present challenging parameters for success in a competitive environment, but also unique opportunities to effectively futureproof businesses throughout the industrial value chain.

The Danish/Nordic/UK business community posses and are able to share experience, knowhow and solutions with their operations and partners, which can be applied to make the most of these opportunities for growth and prosperity in the UK market.​

Key to succeeding in a net zero green growth economy is to review the playing field, engage in new cross sectoral formations, rethink strategic partnerships and seek synergies in unusual constellations. ​

From producers to consumers, the recognition and utilization of mutually dependent interlinkage will determine the scope and force of commitment, investments and ultimately action. 

Confirmed speakers:

Moderator: Kirstie McIntyre

Breakout leaders:

  • Alex Brierley, Co-Head Renewables, Octopus Investments & Anders Bruun, General Manager Nordea | London Branch
  • Kathryn James, Public Affairs & Sustainability Advisor, Rockwool
  • Hilary Tam, Principal BDM, Sustainability Innovation & Transformation, AWS
  • Tim Brooks, VP Sustainability, the LEGO Group

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It was a great day, much was discussed, relations made, and plans to move ahead. How do you sum it all up? You tell us! Please consider leaving us a testimonial too like have been done here by clicking through on the button below. Thank you.

Superb event organised by the DKUK team and partners, kindly hosted by Gowling WLG who provided excellent facilities. Great content and delivery from a wide mix of speakers and industry backgrounds. The delivery and organisation of the day was second to none. Stand out sessions from LEGO, AWS, and Rockwool, very insightful and thought provoking, prompting delegate discussions across various topics at appropriate levels. Kudos to all involved.

Ashley Carter, Aarsleff Ground Engineering Ltd

What a great wealth of interesting people and I thought the format actually worked really well – just enough time to get conversation going but not risk it tailing off. I think a sign of a good event is where nothing feels like it is dragging, and by mixing and matching formal presentations with the workshops, I think this is good. Food & drink were nice too and venue was quite easy to network. Well done.

Jason Bermont Penn, octopus investments

This was a fantastic event from the DKUK team, pitched at the perfect level to foster strategic discussions on how bsinesses can (and must) work with customers, Government and the public to accelerate our path to decarbonisation and Net Zero. The workshops with Nordea/Octopus Investments, ROCKWOOL, AWS and LEGO were particularly interesting and interactive, enabling facilitators and delegates to share thoughts, challenges and experiences. Well done to the DKUK team for organising such an interesting day.

David Melnick, ISS

Presented by Danish-UK Association in joint effort:

Steering Committee

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Supporting Committee:

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Organising Committee

Karen Marie Sandgren
Strategic Advisor
Gunnar Papendick Larsen
Managing Director
Anne Vejerslev Mikkelsen
Lone Strøyberg Scholar

Programme 9:30-15:00. Timings are subject to change


Welcome by moderator: Order of the day and what to expect.

Opening keynote session: Levelling the playing field. Main barriers and how to remove them.

Topic Session 1: This is going to hurt. Killing darlings and redefining core business without losing customers.


Breakout workshops 3 x 20 minutes.

• Stimulating an Attractive Investment Climate | Workshop host Octopus Investments | Topic Partner Nordea

• Supply Chain & Partnerships | Workshop host ROCKWOOL Ltd | Topic Partner ROCKWOOL Ltd

• Technology & Solutions | Workshop host AWS

• Consumer Engagement | Workshop host LEGO


Networking and light lunch


Mid-day reflections: Enablers, blockers and building relationships that deliver change

Topic Session 2: The unusual suspects. Creative disruption.

Topic Session 3: Net Zero in the Boardroom. Leadership. Futureproofing business.

Topic Session 4: Have the Politicians Left the Room?

The Day in Review

Close – networking and refreshments

Andrew New, CEO, NHS Supply Chain
The RT Hon Chris Skidmore, Member of Parliament
Claus Grube, Senior Advisor, Flint Global Ltd. London
David Cairns, Vice President, Equinor
Ditlev Engel, CEO, Energy Systems, DNV
Giles Clifford, Partner, Gowling WLG
 Gregor Craig, Retiring President & CEO, Skanska UK
Hilary Tam, Principal BDM, Sustainability Innovation & Transformation, AWS
Jesper Glahn, CCO, Copenhagen Atomics
Kirstie McIntyre, Director
Martin Gram, Head of Business Development, Hybrid Greentech
Mike Peirce, Executive Director, Systems Change, Climate Group
Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairperson, Ørsted, VKR Holding, Lloyds Register
Dr Stuart Thomson, CWE Communications

The conference is exclusively aimed at top level executives and company representatives with responsibility for trade strategies and business development, as well as individuals with particular sector insight and influence. A combination of established companies, and exciting new businesses that tap in to the opportunities of innovation when it comes to industrial decarbonisation.

Cap of 100 attendants!

Attending companies currently include:

Aarsleff Ground Engineering Ltd
ABB Global
AIP Management
Arcadia Fuels
Bain & Company
BDM Volta Trucks
British Toy & Hobby Association
Carbon Clean
Charles River Associates
Climate Group
Confederation of Danish Industry
Continuum Group ApS
Copenhagen Atomics
CWE Communications
Danske Bank
Department of International Trade
DP World
Embassy of Denmark, The Trade Council
Flint Global
Freightliner Group Limited
Galaxy Stars Ltd
Gemserv Limited
Gowling WLG
House of Commons
Hybrid Greentech
Institute for Government
Leviton Network Solutions Europe
Mannaz A/S
Mott MacDonald
NHS Supply Chain
Nordic Energy Connection
Octopus Energy Generation
Octopus Investments
Offshore Energies UK
People of Talent
Planet One Point Five
PURE PLANET [Just Green Capital]
Sainsbury’s Argos | Sainsbury’s Group 
Skanska UK
South Wales Industrial Cluster
Tata Steel UK
The Danish-UK Association
The Entertainer
The LEGO Group
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Cancellation policy: Cancellation made 30 days prior are fully refundable. After this date a suitable replacement at the descretion of the organisers is acceptable.
Terms & Conditions: Sign up and attendance is subject to the general terms and conditions posted under Policies.