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Coastal and Maritime Tourism and Blue Growth Strategies for the EU Promoting Business Partnership in Greece

Date:10/03/2014
Location:
Athens, Greece

 MONDAY, 10 MARCH 2014

09:00-09:45

REGISTRATION

09:45-10:00

Welcome address:
Ms Olga Kefalogianni, Minister of Tourism of Greece - Speech pdf - 244 KB [244 KB] All available translations.

10:00-10:15

Ms Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries - Speech pdf - 400 KB [400 KB] All available translations.

10:15-10:30

Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) - Speech pdf - 169 KB [169 KB] All available translations.

10:30-10:45

Mr. Antonio Tajani, Vice – President of the European Commission (EC), Commissioner responsible for Industry, Entrepreneurship and
Tourism - Speech pdf - 271 KB [271 KB] All available translations. pdf - 400 KB [400 KB] All available translations.

10:45–11:00

Coffee break pdf - 169 KB [169 KB] All available translations.

11:15-13:00

INVESTING IN COASTAL AND MARITIME AND TOURISM: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Introduction and moderator: Mr. Pedro Ortùn,  Director of Unit Service Industries -DG Enterprise, European Commission

Introductory Speech: Mr Panayiotis Michalos, Secretary General for International Economic Relations and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece “Greece: a Dynamic Blue Economy pdf - 394 KB [394 KB] All available translations."

Ms. Isabel Garaña, UNWTO, Regional Director for Europe “Challenges and Opportunities for Maritime Tourism in the EU and Global”

Mr. Michel De Blust, Chairman ECTAA, European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association “Innovative Practices and Challenges: A Sectoral Perspective”

Mr. Georgios Drakopoulos, Special Adviser, United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Counselor, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) “Blue Growth and Tourism: Policy Priorities from a PPP Perspective pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations.” - Speech pdf - 132 KB [132 KB] All available translations.

Mr. Robert Marx, President of  the European Boating Industry  “The Under-Exploited Potential of European Nautical Tourism pdf - 662 KB [662 KB] All available translations."

Dr. Ulrike Guérin, UNESCO expert  “Underwater Cultural Heritage and its Potentials for Sustainable Maritime and Coastal Tourism pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations.

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-17:30

PANEL SESSIONS
 

14:30-16:00

SUSTAINABILITY AND DIALOGUE AMONG STAKEHOLDERS IN COASTAL AND MARITIME TOURISM

Moderator:

Mr. Franz Lamplmair, Advisor of Maritime Policy - DG Mare, European Commission

Introductory speech: Mr. Adam  Banaszak,   Member  of the Committee of the Regions (Rapporteur on Blue Growth), Vice President of the Assembly of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region “How can Regions Support Synergies and Dialogue between Stakeholders pdf - 145 KB [145 KB] All available translations.?”

Mr. Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO  Louis Cruise Lines, member of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association Europe) “Do Regions and Ports Live Up to the Challenges?”

Mr. Loïc Bonnet, CEO of Dream Yacht Charter ''The Yachting Perspective''

Mr. Sotiris A. Bouzeas, CEO Greek Challenge (America's Cup) “The Future of Sailing pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] All available translations.” - Speech pdf - 187 KB [187 KB] All available translations.

Mr. Rafael Moreno – General Director of the European Federation of Nautical Tourism Destinations- FEDETON “The Nautical Sports pdf - 191 KB [191 KB] All available translations.

Mr. Mario Sommariva, Secretary General of Port Authority of Levante (Bari, Barletta, Monopoli) “What Challenges and What Opportunities for Cruise and Nautical Tourism?”

 

16:15-17:30

GROWTH AND INNOVATION FOR THE BLUE ECONOMY

Moderator:

Ms. Lowri Evans, Director General, Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

Introductory speech: Mr. Spyridon Danellis, Member of the European Parliament (Rapporteur on Blue Growth) “Enhancing Sustainable Growth in the EU's Marine, Maritime Transport and Tourism Sectors pdf - 247 KB [247 KB] All available translations.

Mr. Dimitris Valachis, Chairman of Federation of Greek Maricultures & Andromeda Group, CEO (Aquaculture) “The role of Aquaculture in Blue Growth Scenarios pdf - 610 KB [610 KB] All available translations.” - Speech pdf - 355 KB [355 KB] All available translations.

Mr. Pavlos Damianidis, Vice-President of Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR), Deputy Regional Governor of East Macedonia and Thrace “Blue Growth Opportunities and Environmental Challenges – A Coastal Regions' Perspective pdf - 125 KB [125 KB] All available translations.

Mr. Max Carcas, EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre) External Liaison Officer “What can Marine Energy Contribute to Coastal Regions pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations.

Mr. Juan Gual de Torrella Guasp, President INSULEUR, Network of the Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the EU “Specific Issues for Islands and Remote Areas”

18:00

CONCLUSIONS

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