Languages and interpretation:
The meeting will be held in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian, as well as in English. The interventions in the Nordic languages will be interpreted into English.

Wednesday, 6 September

19.00 – 21.00
Welcoming reception, Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki, Kaivokatu 12, 00100 Helsinki

Thursday, 7 September

8.00 – 16.00
Registration, The House of the Estates, Snellmaninkatu 9-11, 00170 Helsinki

9.00 – 9.30
Opening of the symposium and welcome by
Sampo Terho, Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport, Finland

SESSION 1 Chairman Attorney Gunnar Gudmundsson

9.30 – 10.30
National development since Reykjavik 2015

  • Chief Advisor Nicki Valbjørn Trebbien, Ministry of Culture, Denmark
  • Supreme Court Attorney Hjördis Halldorsdottir, Iceland
  • Senior Adviser Espen Arneberg Børset, ‎Ministry of Culture, Norway
  • Førsteamanuensis Irina Eidsvold-Tøien, Norwegian Business School
  • Legal Advisor Anders Olin, Department of Justice, Sweden
  • Director Jorma Waldén, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

10.30 –11.00
Coffee break

11.00– 12.00
EU overview 2015 – 2017

  • Dr. Viveca Still, Government Copyright Counsellor, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland
  • Professor Morten Rosenmeier, Denmark

12.00– 13.00
The Nordic Extended Collective Licence

  • Professor Jan Rosén, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Attorney Astri M. Lund, Norway

13.00 – 14.00

SESSION 2 Chairman Professor Ole-Andreas Rognstad

14.00 – 15.30
The Extended Collective Licence in the light of the Conventions and of the EU legislation

  • Professor Jane Ginsburg, Columbia University, New York
  • CEO Gudrún Björk Bjarnadóttir, STEF, Supreme Court Attorney, Iceland
  • LL.D Johan Axhamn, Stockholm University, Sweden

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00
The Extended Collective Licence outside of the Nordic countries

  • Olav Stokkmo, Former CEO, IFRRO, Norway
  • Tone Knapstad, University of Helsinki, Norway;  Jukka Liedes, Finnish Copyright Society
  • Laurence Pawley, Head of Collective Rights Management, UK

Closing of Thursday

Reception of the Ministry at the House of Estates

Dinner at Restaurant Katajanokan Kasino, Laivastokatu 1, 00160 Helsinki

Friday, 8 September

SESSION 3 Chair Professor Morten Rosenmeier

9:30 – 10.30
The general ECL – the reasonings and experience

  • Chief Advisor Nicki Valbjørn Trebbien, Ministry of Culture, Denmark
  • Attorney Camilla Vislie, Thommesen, Norway

10.30 – 11.00

11.00 – 12.30
Licencing supported by the Extended Collective Licence


  • Martin Gormsen, Martin Gormsen Consulting, Denmark
  • Jón Vilberg Gudjonsson, Ministry of Culture, Iceland
  • Associate Professor Harald Irgens-Jensen, Oslo University, Norway
  • Chief Attorney Lard Grönquist, Copyswede, Sweden
  • Vice CEO Jukka-Pekka Timonen, Kopiosto, Finland

12.30 – 13.30

SESSION 4 Chair Professor Jan Rósen

13.30 – 15.00
The Extended Collective Licence in cross-border situations


  • Attorney Peter Schønning, Denmark
  • Advisory expert Rán Tryggvadóttir, Iceland
  • Director of Licensing Hege Døssland, Kopinor, Norway
  • Senior Legal Advisor Jerker Rydén, National Library, Sweden
  • LL.D Martti Kivistö, Director, Regulation and Operating Environment, Finnish Composers’ Copyright Society Teosto , Finland

Closing of the conference

Light snacks and a glass of sparkling

Evening Program

All conference participants and accompanying persons are warmly invited to take part in the evening events. You can register by completing the relevant part on the registration form. Please note that advance registration is required.

Get-together party
at Seurahuone, Kaivokatu 12.
at 19 – 21 on Wednesday, 6 September

The get-together party is an informal meeting where old friends and colleagues can meet up and make new friends. A light buffet with wine will be served. Everybody, who already arrived to Helsinki, is welcome to join.

Welcome Reception
at Säätytalo/The House of Estates
at 17 – 18 on Thursday, 7 September

Reception of the Ministry will take place at the conference venue, Säätytalo/The House of Estates.

Conference Dinner
at Restaurant Katajanokan Kasino
at 19.30 on Thursday, 7 September

Fine dining with wines in legendary Katajanokan Kasino, which was opened in 1913 and totally renovated in 1996. The architecture and decor of Katajanokan Kasino - from the spacious Kenraali dining room to the distinctive and historical private rooms - represent a fascinating aspect of Helsinki’s restaurant tradition. Traditions are also upheld by the restaurant’s high quality kitchen. The seaside location and as spacious terrace make Katajanokan Kasino a real jewel of Helsinki.