An alliance of Copenhagen’s CVB and its defence sector and related ministries have mastered a great naval victory, having won MAST Northern Coasts, a large military and naval conference and exhibition.
MAST (maritime/air system technology) Northern Coasts will take place 4-6 September this year and includes a large commercial exhibition with the participation of multinational companies within the maritime and airborne defence technology sector.
An armada of military vessels will dock in the inner harbour in connection with the event, including 40 frigates, patrol ships, corvettes and other modern naval ships from 13 countries.
MAST Northern Coasts will be held in Copenhagen’s Bella Centre and is expected to attract 3,000 participants. The harbour is surrounded by the Opera, the Royal Playhouse and the Queen’s palace.
“We are so delighted to have won the bid for MAST Northern Coasts, which underscores Copenhagen’s position as a conference city and offers the locals a chance to experience the visiting fleet. The conferences and exhibitions we attract often function as platforms for the local knowledge environments and companies to meet partners and share knowledge. This event incorporates the city and will arouse extra attention and awareness,” says Kit Lykketoft, Director of Convention at Wonderful Copenhagen.
It will also be possible for the public to board some of the naval ships. The German-led exercise in the Baltic Sea will dock in Copenhagen from the 3 September and depart on the 8 September.
The successful event bid was a collaboration between the Danish Defence Ministry and Wonderful Copenhagen with the strong support from the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, the Copenhagen Municipality and the Confederation of Danish Industry.