The Ocean Business 2018 is an international blue industry event that will be held in Lisbon (Gare Marítima de Alcântara), from 18th to 20th of September 2018, which aims to foster networking and debate around sustainable ocean business solutions in all important key areas.
In the framework of this event, ANI, the Portuguese National Innovation Agency, in collaboration with Fórum Oceano - the Portuguese Sea Cluster, and with the Ministry of the Sea (Directorate General for Maritime Policy), is organising a macthmaking event that will focus on emergent areas like:
• green shipping,
• ocean engineering,
• maritime digitalization,
• ocean robotics,
• environmental monitoring and protection,
• maritime security and safety,
• traditional activities such as fisheries, aquaculture, tourism and leisure.
Being a large international event, this will be a unique opportunity for companies, R&D centres, start-ups, universities or NGOs that operate in the ocean business area to meet in 30 minutes pre-scheduled meetings.
The Ocean Business 2018 initiative will be composed by:
• Exhibition area – small showcase areas for companies, start-ups, R&D+Innovation centres, universities, NGO’s and public entities.
• Pitches area – stage area for start-up pitches, ideas pitches and debates.
• B2B area – areas for private business meeting and networking.
It will take place simultaneously with three other major events in the blue economy area, in Lisboa:
• “Portugal Shipping Week 2018”, from 17th to 19th of September – a global shipping event, already considered a “must attend” event by the entire shipping industry
• “Sea Trade Med 2018”, from 19th to 20th September - the cruise industry's leading trade event for the Mediterranean region and its adjoining seas
• “Oceans Meeting 2018”, from the 20th to 21st of September - a Ministerial Meeting under the core theme: “Blue Circular Economy, Port Tech Clusters and Green Shipping”.
Participation in Ocean Business 2018 activities is free of charge for EEN clients.
REGISTER before 13th September at https://ocean-business-2018.b2match.io/