Opening Ceremony of the 5th Baltic Sea Day
The day opens at 9am with a live-streamed event from the Helsinki City Hall. The opening event will tour around the Baltic Sea and show delightful memories and insightful greetings from various representatives around the region.
The Mayor of Helsinki Juhana Vartiainen will open the day from the City Hall. Immediately after his opening words, the program will visit the Mayor’s office in Tallinn, Estonia to meet with Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart. Thereafter the live-program will tour to Visby, Gotland and will be greeted by the Chair of the Regional Executive Committee, Meit Fohlin. Then, greetings from Copenhagen will be given by the Director of the Royal Danish Theatre Kasper Holten, who will discuss the Danes’ special relationship to the sea. The program will have delightful and insightful greetings also from Poland, Åland and Latvia.
At the City Hall German Ambassador Konrad Arz von Straussenburg will elaborate on the German heritage to the Baltic Sea and the Executive Secretary of Helcom (Helsinki Comission) Rüdiger Strempel will share to the audience what the state of the Baltic Sea is. Towards the end of the opening hour, the CEO of John Nurminen Foundation Annamari Arrakoski-Engardt will expand on why we need the Baltic Sea Day. The event will be moderated by a Finnish tv-journalist Annika Damström.
Please join the event at the City Hall or through Helsinki-kanava -online stream.