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Ö-borgen - DSM2023 Partner

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Ö-borgen - DSM2023 Partner

Interview with Örjan Backman, CEO, Ö-borgen.

Ö-borgen supports DSM2023 as long term Partner. What contributed to make this decision?
We are grateful to be part of DSM, an obvious choice when we had the opportunity. DSM is an important and large forum in our industry and for us.

What are your expectations for DSM2023?
Meet customers and friends in the marine sphere. It brings a great benefit to our companies, but we are also full of anticipation to get a dose of the Donsö spirit.

What is your best memory from DSM2022?
It is like after every DSM, that you are once again reminded that it is togetherness that is the key, that we are stronger together than each of us individually and that gives us energy in everyday life.

What do you find are the opportunities and the biggest challenges in the Shipping Industry today?
One of the biggest challenges, but also the opportunities today, is the entire transition to being able to conduct business in Shipping in a more sustainable way. Then we have the challenge of competence supply, that the next generation also sees a future in the marine industry.

How would you describe DSM in one word?
Bumblebee. It shouldn't actually be able to fly, but it does fly and is also very useful for the rest of us.

And finally, what is your best maritime memory?
Anywhere together with my family!

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A meeting place for the maritime cluster. DSM2025, September 1-3, 2025.

​Donsö Shipping Meet started in 2009 and take place every other year on the island of Donsö, in the southern part of the archipelago of Gothenburg, Sweden. Delegates from all over the world gather on the island eager to discuss shipping and shipping-related topics. A meeting place for the maritime cluster, Donsö Shipping Meet is a lively, friendly event that provides a range of opportunities for making new connections.

The place to be in 2023 was Donsö. Over the course of 3 days, 2,900 delegates from 40 countries gathered to discuss shipping and shipping related topics. 100 shipping companies and 270 exhibiting suppliers came to lend their perspectives, make new connections and forge new business opportunities. By the end of the day, on August 29, 2,100 seated guests enjoyed a three-course meal at the Banquet dinner, where Triple & Touch, Ntombie Shobede, the Star Choir and the Ocean Vocals from Donsö, performed. The Banquet dinner hosts more guests than the Nobel banquet dinner in the Stockholm City Hall!