Green transition and digital health are in focus June 20-21, when The Crown Prince Couple, together with a large Danish business delegation, visit The Netherlands, which is Denmark’s seventh-largest export market. Minister for Health Magnus Heunicke and Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jørgensen also take part in the visit.
Together with a delegation of Danish companies and organizations, The Crown Prince Couple will, among other things, participate in the opening of a business conference in The Hague and visit companies and research institutions in The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft and Leiden. Their Royal Highnesses will also take part in an official dinner with guests from Danish and Dutch companies and organizations.
The Crown Prince Couple begin the visit with a joint program in The Hague, after which HRH The Crown Prince continues the visit with special focus on sustainable energy supply and innovation in Delft and Rotterdam, while HRH The Crown Princess follows a program focused on digital health in Leiden, with subsequent visits to Delft and Rotterdam. The Crown Prince Couple’s official visit concludes with a farewell reception with Denmark’s ambassador to The Netherlands, HE Jarl Frijs-Madsen.
Monday, 20 June
The Crown Prince Couple take part in the official opening of a business promotional campaign at New Babylon Conference Centre
The Crown Prince Couple, together with Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke, Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jørgensen and the Danish business delegation, take part in the official opening of the business promotional campaign at New Babylon Conference Centre, where The Crown Prince delivers the opening speech.
The Crown Prince Couple attend speech by the prime minister of The Netherlands
The prime minister of The Netherlands, HE Mark Rutte, delivers a speech in connection with the opening of the business promotional campaign, after which health minister Magnus Heunicke presides over the opening of the three-part Cross Sector Seminar on the themes “District Heating and Energy Efficiency” and “HealthTech and MedTech”.
HRH The Crown Prince attends the opening of seminar on “Offshore Wind Energy and Power-to-X”
The Crown Prince attends climate minister Dan Jørgensen’s opening speech at the seminar on “Offshore Wind Energy and Power-to-X” and the following panel debate that includes representatives from Danish and Dutch companies, who will debate about the challenges and opportunities with Offshore Wind Energy and Power-to-X in the North Sea, which has coastline shared by The Netherlands and Denmark. The seminar is a part of the opening Cross Sector Seminar.
HRH The Crown Princess presides over the opening of seminar on “HealthTech and MedTech”
The Crown Princess opens the seminar on “HealthTech and MedTech” with a welcoming speech and attends the following panel debate on digitalization in the health sector together with health minister Magnus Heunicke. The panel debate is moderated by Jakob Skaarup Nielsen, who is the CEO of Healthcare Denmark, of which Her Royal Highness is the patron. The seminar is part of the opening Cross Sector Seminar.
HRH The Crown Prince takes part in meeting with Danish students in The Netherlands
The Crown Prince meets with a number of Danish students who study in The Netherlands and work to solve challenges with the green transition. The meeting takes place at New Babylon Conference Centre.
The Crown Prince Couple visit the company stands at New Babylon Conference Centre
The Crown Prince Couple visit the company stands of the Danish business delegation as a part of the conclusion of the official program at New Babylon Conference Centre, which offered panel debates and presentations during the Cross Sector Seminar. From the stands, representatives of the participating companies will tell about their work within the seminar’s three themes. After the tour, The Crown Prince Couple participate in a private luncheon at the conference center.
HRH The Crown Prince takes part in a company visit at Shell
The Crown Prince and climate minister Dan Jørgensen visit the energy company Royal Dutch Shell, which is among the world’s leading companies in energy supply and has its international headquarters in The Hague. During the visit, The Crown Prince receives a presentation of the company’s work with Offshore Wind Energy, Power-to-X and hydrogen.
HRH The Crown Princess visits Provinciehuis Zuid-Holland
The Crown Princess pays a visit to the official administrative offices of the Province of South Holland, which manages the Dutch province inhabited by more than 3.7 million people. In connection with the visit, Her Royal Highness will begin a roundtable discussion about energy efficiency with a short opening speech.
HRH The Crown Princess visits The Royal Academy of Art The Hague
The Crown Princess participates in a tour of The Royal Academy of Art The Hague, which together with The Royal Conservatoire The Hague makes up The University of the Arts The Hague. During the visit, The Crown Princess gets the opportunity to greet Danish students who work with sustainable textiles and green transition.
HRH The Crown Prince visits Dutch Marine Energy Centre
The Crown Prince and climate minister Dan Jørgensen pay a visit to the Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC), which is an accelerator for wave energy solutions. The center works with promoting global, sustainable energy transition by uncovering the potential in the energy stored in oceans, seas and large rivers. In connection with a tour of the center, The Crown Prince will be presented a selection of maritime energy solutions via Virtual Reality.
The Crown Prince Couple visit the Peace Palace in The Haag
The Crown Prince Couple visit the Peace Palace in The Hague, which, in addition a library, houses The Hague Academy of International Law, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Court of Justice, which has the task of ensuring that international laws are complied with.
The Crown Prince Couple take part in official dinner at Grote Kerk
The Crown Prince Couple take part in an official dinner at Grote Kerk, which is among The Hague’s oldest buildings. The church was founded in the 1300s and today is used for royal weddings and christenings, among other things. In connection with the official dinner, The Crown Prince delivers a speech. The King and Queen of The Netherlands also participate in the dinner.
Tuesday, 21 June
HRH The Crown Prince visits Delft University of Technology
The Crown Prince and climate minister Dan Jørgensen visit the technical university in Delft, which is the country’s largest of its kind, with more than 25,000 students and 6,000 employees. In connection with the visit, The Crown Prince attends a presentation about the university’s work with geothermal energy and district heating.
HRH The Crown Princess visits Leiden University Medical Center
The Crown Princess and health minister Magnus Heunicke visit the university hospital affiliated with Leiden University. In connection with a welcoming ceremony, Her Royal Highness gives a speech and observes a number of presentations.
HRH The Crown Princess visits Willem-Alexander Children’s Hospital in Leiden
The Crown Princess and health minister Magnus Heunicke get a tour of Willem-Alexander Children’s Hospital, which is named after HM King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands. The children’s hospital is associated with the university hospital in Leiden, and Her Royal Highness visits the hospital’s play area and observes, among other things, an E-consultation with a patient at Rigshospitalet in Denmark.
HRH The Crown Prince visits Cambridge Innovation Center in Rotterdam
The Crown Prince and climate minister Dan Jørgensen visit the start-up incubator CIC, which is housed in Rotterdam. CIC is a shared office landscape for entrepreneurs, companies, investors and others that work with innovative solutions. During the visit, The Crown Prince gets a tour and will be introduced to various start-up companies.
HRH The Crown Princess takes part in luncheon at Delft City Hall
The Crown Princess attends a summation of the business delegation’s discussions at the city hall in Delft. Afterwards, Delft Municipality’s mayor, Marja van Bijsterveldt, hosts a luncheon for Her Royal Highness and the Danish business delegation.
HRH The Crown Prince visits the company RelyOn Nutec at Rotterdam Harbor
The Crown Prince and climate minister Dan Jørgensen attend a summation of the business delegation’s discussions at the company RelyOn Nutec, which works with industrial safety. The summation concludes with a demonstration of the company’s training facilities and an example of how to put out a hydrogen fire.
HRH The Crown Prince participates in networking luncheon on the ship Prinses Amalia
The Crown Prince and climate minister Dan Jørgensen participate in a networking luncheon aboard the ship Prinses Amalia, which lies in Rotterdam Harbor. The luncheon includes the participation of Danish and Dutch businesses that deal with Offshore Wind Energy and Power-to-X.
HRH The Crown Princess visits Floating Office Rotterdam
The Crown Princess visits Floating Office in Rotterdam Harbor and begins a discussion about sustainable buildings of the future with Danish and Dutch companies in the construction industry. Her Royal Highness also gets a tour of Floating Office Rotterdam, which was built with special regard for the climate challenges of the future.
The Crown Prince Couple take part in reception with Denmark’s ambassador to The Netherlands
As a conclusion to the visit in The Netherlands, the Crown Prince Couple take part in a reception hosted by Denmark’s ambassador to The Netherlands, HE Jarl Frijs-Madsen.