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Conference: European Maritime Day 2016


Date: 18 May 2016 - 19 May 2016
Location: Turku, Finland
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Investing in competitive blue growth – Smart and sustainable solutions

The conference will provide a strong input to shape future policies and the practical steps needed to drive transformational change in the blue economy and the wider integrated maritime policy agenda.

It will focus on smart and sustainable solutions for blue growth, ocean governance, clean energy and skills development and it will look at tools such as strategic cluster partnerships and common roadmaps to facilitate joint action.

Throughout, there will be a particular focus on specific regional challenges and opportunities. These focused, thematic sessions will explore what is needed to drive transformational change in different areas of the integrated maritime agenda.

Programme

Wednesday, 18 May

  • 08.00 – 09.00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

  • 09.00 - 10.30 Thematic Stakeholder workshops (first set: 1-5)

  • 10.30 – 11.00 Networking Coffee

  • 11.00 - 12.30 Thematic Stakeholder workshops (second set: 6-10)

  • 12.30 – 13.30 Networking Lunch

  • 13.30 – 15.00 Thematic Stakeholder workshops (second set: 11-15)

  • 15.00 – 15.30 Networking Coffee

  • 15.30 – 16.00 Welcome and Opening by Moderator and Host City

  • 16.00 – 16.15 Opening remarks: Karmenu VELLA, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

  • 16.15 – 16.30 Inspirational talk: Vice Admiral, Mark Mellett DSM, Chief of Staff Defence Forces Ireland, Co-founder Irish Maritime Research Cluster

  • 16.30 - 18.00 Leadership Exchange

  • 18.00 Conclusions by Moderator

  • 18.30 "Eat my Turku" networking reception

Thursday, 19 May

  • 08.00 Welcome Coffee

  • 08.30 - 11.00 Thematic Sessions (parallel)

  • 11.00 – 11.30 Networking Coffee

  • 11.30 – 12.30 Reporting-back session I (Plenary)

  • 12.30 - 13.30 Networking lunch

  • 13.30 -15.00 Leadership Exchange II

  • 15.00 - 15.15 Closing remarks by DG Joao AGUIAR MACHADO

  • 15.15 – 15.30 Conference video and handover (Poole/UK 2017)

  • 15.30 End of conference/Shuttle to airport


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