Business2Sea 2017 | Conferences


05th JUNE

10h00 – Business2Sea 2017 (B2S2017) Opening Session
- Chairman of Fórum Oceano, António Nogueira Leite
- President of Norte Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission, Freire de Sousa *
- Hydrographic Institute General Director, Rear admiral Coelho Cândido (Representing the Portuguese Army Chief)
- President of ENMC, Francis Vallat *
- Portuguese
General Secretary for Fisheries, José Apolinário *
- Economy Minister, Manuel Caldeira Cabral *

11h30 – Visit to the Exhibition 
13h00 – Tasting of Seafood, courtesy of DOCAPESCA

14h00 – The Port Tech Clusters Strategy
14h30 Panel 1
Ports, maritime transport and logistic systems: main challenges
Moderator: Vieira dos Santos, President of the Leixões Port Community
- General Secretary of AGEPOR, Belmar da Costa
- Presidente da APDL, Brògueira Dias
- General Secretary of the Competitiveness Cluster TICE.PT, Vasco Lagarto
- Director of Waterborne Unit, DG MOVE, Magda Kopczynska *
- Executive Director of Norwegian Maritime Forum, Tord Dale * 
15h45 – Panel 2
Entrepreneurship, innovation and development of the blue economy
Moderator: IAPMEI Representative *
- DGPM, Fundo Azul, Representative
- Manager of Pólo do Mar da UPTEC, Susana Pinheiro
MARE STARTUP Coordinator, José Guerreiro
- Presidente Smart Waste, Aires Pereira
- DG Research & Innovation, Marine Resources Unit, EC, Ana Teresa Caetano
FoodInTech | FlowTech, Joana Flores

17h00 – Coffee Break 

17h15 – Panel 3
New skills for the blue economy
Moderator: Gonçalo Xufre, President of ANQEP (National Agency for Qualification and Training) 
ISQ Training Deputy Director, Margarida Segard
- QUASAR Administrator, Carlos Maio
- Secretary General of AIN, Ventura de Sousa
Representative *
- President of WavEC Offshore Renewables, António Sarmento
- President of National Maritime College Infante D. Henrique, Luís Filipe Baptista

- DG Mare, Innovation and Skills team, Alessia Clocchiatti*
- ERASMUS+ Vocational Education and Training Program, EC, Tapio Saavala
* to be confirmed)

19h00 – Coktail Dinatoire, at Porto Cruise Terminal, courtesy of APDL

Make your registration for the 5th June activities HERE.

06th JUNE - Parallel events (confirmed)

- Blue Biotechnology Seminar, organised by BlueBio Alliance

- Workshop Jovens ao Mar - Professions and Careers at Sea, organised by Fórum Oceano

- Workshop UP2SEA, organised by University of Porto

- Seminar Indústry 4.0 Sea, organised by COTEC and Fórum Oceano

- Business Training Seminar - External Merkets, organised by Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa

- Business Training Seminar - Access to European Funds, organised by Magellan and Fórum Oceano

- Portugal Náutico, stakeholder group meeting, organised by Fórum Oceano (only by invitation)

- Workshop SpilLeSS (First-line response to oil spills based on native microorganism cooperation), organised by CIIMAR and INESC TEC

- U.Norte Inova Event, organised by University of Porto, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and University of Minho

- Kick-off meeting of the project INvertebrateIT - Disruptive and forward-looking opportunities for competitive and sustainable aquaculture, organised by Innogate to Europe and Fórum Oceano (only for consortium members and invited guests)

- Tasting of sea products


(The registration link for the sessions on 6th June will be available soon)

Activities with the High Patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic.

Institutional support: Portuguese Government – Minister of The Sea, APDL – Administração dos Portos do Douro, Leixões e Viana do Castelo, S.A., DOCAPESCA, Portos e Lotas, S.A., Portuguese Navy, U.Porto, U.Minho, U.Minho, UTAD and TecMinho.

Some components of Business2Sea 2017 are supported by european funds through: