Esbjerg, the Danish energy metropolis

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GENES_Uffe_Lundgaard_vignetteWith a branding strategy where the mindset is an Energy Metropolis, Esbjerg are in the process of transforming the city image in Denmark and Internationally. Transforming the city public image as a former smelly city previously due to a large fishing industry, and now to an Energy Metropolis image, needs to combine the forces of the municipality, inhabitants, chamber of commerce, educational institutions, companies and port administration to join the know-how in an effort to brand the city from a new perspective. Using the forces from oil-gas, offshore wind, bioenergy and smart grid businesses locally represented, Esbjerg is in a position to brand the city for long-term growth and development based on its true DNA. Lessons learned with a transformation from fishing industry to offshore industry motivates the city always to be ahead of development. Changing the port city image is crucial for Esbjerg´s future development.

Uffe Lundgaard is working for 6 years at Esbjerg Business Development Centre as a Business Consultant with main focus on the Offshore Industry; oil gas and offshore Wind.
Overall goal is to develop business growth by assisting new businesses and companies with counseling, network and business matchmaking. Attract new business to The Energy Metropolis Esbjerg within the energy and cleantech sectors covering Offshore, Bioenergy and Smart Grid Technology.
Main business goals: Business development, foreign export and international connections, sale and marketing knowledge, strategic business development and supply chain insight in offshore oil/gas and offshore wind
Background: Educational background is Master of Science in Global Sales and Marketing and a bachelor in business administration at the University of Southern Denmark.

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