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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary to take part in an official business visit to Rome

The Danish Royal Court has released the programme for Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s official business visit to Rome, Italy from 6th November to 8th November. The tour will focus on solutions in health, climate change, water and energy, urbanisation and sustainable food production.

The headline for the Danish business promotion is “Italy – We Think Business” and will have the following sectoral traces: Healthcare, Urban & Cleantech, and Food & Beverages. The visit also aims at strengthening relations between Denmark and Italy and supporting the position of Danish companies in Italy.

For the first day of the visit, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will be received by the Italian President Sergio Mattarella for lunch at the Palazzo del Quirinale presidential palace. Afterwards, the couple will visit the Terme Di Caracalla before attending the welcome reception with the Danish delegation.

On 7th November, the Crown Prince Couple will take part in an event marking the official beginning of the business visit. Crown Prince Frederik will make a speech. The Crown Prince Couple will then spend the morning apart. Crown Prince Frederik will open the seminar  “Shaping the Future of Healthcare and Strategic Investments”, and he will also attend the seminars “Water: Efficiency and Revenue Streams” and “Catch up – the market is moving”. Crown Princess Mary will also attend three seminars: “Keynote: The Business of Denmark’s Green Transition”“Ready for tomorrow’s consumers” and “The Transformation of Healthcare and Business Models of the Future”.

The couple will then meet again to attend a business launch with Danish companies. Afterwards, they will visit the panel debate “Outlook on the EU and the global industry agenda” and also participate in a cooking show with Danish and Italian chefs. They will have the opportunity to meet Danish companies in the food industry. The day will conclude with an official dinner.

On their last day in Rome, on 8th November, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will be received in an audience by His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican. Crown Prince Frederik will then visit the Trevi Fountain and the aqueduct Acqua Vergine to focus on Urban & Cleantech. This official visit will conclude by a visit by the couple to the Hospital Bambino Gesu to meet some of the patients.