Business2Sea – Sea Forum 2018

The Business2Sea - Sea Forum of 2018 will take place from November 14 to 16 at the Alfandega Exhibition Center in Porto. The 8th edition of the event will be dedicated to the main theme '2030 Sea Challenges' and it is organised by Fórum Oceano in collaboration with Fundação CETMAR, Centro Tecnológico do Mar, located in Galiza.

The event will encompass a diversified programme that includes:

- A Conference commemorating the National Day of the Sea in Portugal, with the participation of international experts and representatives of European and national public authorities;

- A set of seminars and thematic workshops to be held in parallel, focusing on topics such as Nautical Tourism, Marine Resources, Marine Technologies, Employment and Training, Marine Industries, Marine Energies, Ports and Maritime Transport, Sustainability of the Marine Ecosystems, Cross-border and Atlantic Cooperation and Oceans Literacy.

- A programme of International Business Meetings (B2B);

- A programme of Pitches - "Curtas de Mar" dedicated to short presentation of projects and initiatives in the area of the economy of the Sea;

- A showcase of marine products and technologies;

- Moments for networking and for tasting of products of the Sea.

See Provisional Programme


Exhibition - Register

Pitching sessions: "Curtas do Mar" - Register

Accomodation conditions
Due to a partnership between Fórum Oceano and HF Hotels group, the participants of 2018 Business2Sea - Sea Forum could benefit from special conditions in the following hotels:
HF Ipanema Park*****
Price per night: 80€ - confort twin
Price per night: 92€ - executive twin
HF Ipanema Porto****
Price per night: 66€ - standard double/twin
HF Fénix Porto****
Price per night: 66€ - confort double/twin
HF Tuela Porto***
Price per night:  58€ - standard double/twin
The reservation should be made at the following link:

Some components of Business2Sea 2018 are supported by european funds through: