Welcome to the JCI European Capitals Meeting 2015 in Copenhagen: “Once upon a time… From fairy tales to global success.” We chose this theme because it characterizes our city, and therefore the program will also focus on global success and on fairy tales. In addition, we believe the true ECM spirit is based on networking between capitals, sharing practices, and fun in an intimate setting, and we will create the best possible framework for that!

Please note: the below program is not completely final yet, and some details may change. You will of course receive the final program before the ECM starts, as well as at the welcome on 23 April from 17:00.

23 April “Welcome Thursday”

Opening, registration, and welcome to Copenhagen party. We are ready to welcome you with your name badge and program, in an old bar where you can have a good time with new and old friends, enjoy snacks and free beers and sodas, and start your stay in the Danish capital.

Bar 5E, Meatpacking District
address: Slagtehusgade 5E, 1715 Copenhagen V
closest public transit: Central Station (bus, train)

17:00 Registration opens, welcome, mingling, snacks and drinks
21:30 Live music
01:00 Party closes (you have a busy day Friday)

24 April “Global Success Friday”

Today’s theme is “Global Success”, and the day will feature speakers, debate and interactive learning about success – presented from different perspectives, such as business, entrepreneur, and community. Copenhagen is successful in different ways, and we want to share those experiences.

Vartov Conference Center
address: Farvergade 27, 1463 Copenhagen K
closest public transit: City Hall Square (bus), Central Station (bus, train)

09:00 Registrations
09:30 Networking event
10:00 Global success – presentations & discussion
Frans Mikael Jansen, secretary general, ActionAid Denmark
Lars-Christian Brask, investment banker, board member, former race team owner
Mads Øvlisen, former CEO and board chairman, Novo Nordisk

12:00 Lunch and walking to next venue

Kulturhuset Indre By
address: Charlotte Ammundsens Plads 3, 1359 Copenhagen K

13:15 Global success – inspirations
Hans Jørgen Wiberg, developer, “Be my eyes”
Ellen Dahl, brand & communications, Tivoli

14:00 Global success – sharing practices between capitals
15:30 Presentations from candidate cities for coming ECMs, and voting for ECM2016
16:00 End of day program

Restaurant Bøf & Ost
address: Gråbrødretorv 11, 1154 Copenhagen K
closest public transit: Nørreport (metro, train, bus)

19:00 Nordic dinner
23:00 Drinks & party

25 April “Fairy Tales Saturday”

The theme of this day is “Fairytales”, and we will let you see this first-hand. Experience Copenhagen’s sights from land and sea, its medieval inner city, and its relaxed and modern Scandinavian atmosphere. The evening will be magical with a true fairytale touch, so dress as your favorite fairytale, Disney princess, or other enchanting personality!

Park entrance to Botanisk Have
address: corner of Nørre Voldgade and Gothersgade
closest public transit: Nørreport (metro, train, bus)

07:30 Morning jogging through Copenhagen’s parks (optional)

Charlottenborg, in the courtyard
address: Nyhavn 2, 1051 Copenhagen K
closest public transit: Kongens Nytorv (metro, bus)

10:00 Departure on a sightseeing tour through medieval Copenhagen
13:00 Boat tour with lunch through Copenhagen’s canals and harbor
15:00 Guided tour in the Opera, and group pictures
16:30 End of day program

Restaurant Teaterkælderen
address: Gammel Kongevej 29, 1610 Copenhagen V
closest public transit: Vesterport (train, bus)

19:00 Arrivals and welcome pictures with fairy tale characters
20:00 Enchanted dinner and party – dress code: fairy tale style!
01:00 Afterparty at Café Obelix

26 April “Copenhagen Fun Sunday”

The day of relaxing and fun, and also the last day of the ECM. We want you to remember Copenhagen for the wonderful experiences you had, and hope you look forward to seeing everyone again at the European Conference.

Restaurant Lynetten, on Refshaleøen
address: Refshalevej 200, 1432 Copenhagen K
closest public transit: Øresund (metro). We will have minibusses in transit from the metro station.

10:30 Brunch and viking games
13:00 Closing ceremony
14:30 End of the JCI ECM 2015

All major venues are located in central locations, easily reachable by foot or by public transit. Copenhagen has a compact and accessible inner city, where almost everything is in walking distance. In addition, the city has an effective, safe and affordable 24/7 public transit system.