Hello there Jan-Olof Grønhult!
DNV GL supports DSM17 as Silver Sponsor. What contributed to make this decision?
For those of us who are part of the local maritime cluster with high attendance and commitment in both new projects and day-to-day operations, it is natural to support this type of initiative. We have a highly competitive situation in the maritime segment, and we believe that it is important to be able to gather around positive and future-oriented events such as this, much can be achieved by joining forces.
DNV GL has been participating since DSM started in 2009. What makes you come back year after year?
Donsö is a unique maritime center with maritime excellence and high level of entrepreneurship. DSM reflects well the mixture of knowledge and enterprise in a uniquely intimate way that creates confidence and optimism, which is a key ingredient to realize ideas and simply being able to do business.
What differs DSM from other Shipping events?
There is a clear trend to large fairs become even larger and thus less transparent and personal. DSM has the underlying desire of entrepreneurship, this should just be fine, that characterizes Donsö and that allows the creation of a more personal atmosphere to discuss opportunities. This opposed to a more industrial marketing site such as the major arrangements have been developed to.
How would you describe DSM in one sentence?
Personal event with a high level of maritime knowledge in a unique environment.
What is your best memory from DSM2015?
All the meetings and interaction with the participating companies and people.
What are your expectations for DSM17?
We hope that we will be able to deepen the discussions with famous partners in industry and building links with new acquaintances in a unique atmosphere. Also hoping for a high turnout of shipowners and operators who ultimately will manage its new projects in the coming decades. Always uplifting and refreshing to discuss on how they see the future and the ability to be a party that contributes to the visions and thoughts already from the start.
And finally, what is your best maritime memory?
Is not one memory it is more that I have been fortunate to be part of a journey within the maritime industry stretching over all kind of tonnage and interaction with the same.