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Smart and Blue – Second Black Sea stakeholder conference – new opportunities for the blue economy of the Black Sea

Smart & Blue conference

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Date: 24/03/2015
Venue: Sofia Balkan Hotel, 5 Sveta Nedelya Square, 1000 Sofia

THANK YOU!

The organisers' team would like to Thank you for your interest in the Second Black Sea Stakeholder Conference.   In the next days, you will find some useful documents about the Conference such as the speakers' presentations, the press releases (in English and Bulgarian), the effective list of participants and other conference proceedings.   Please note that the summary of the conference proceedings will be soon available in English.

Programme pdf - 229 KB [229 KB] All available translations.

Background document pdf - 219 KB [219 KB] All available translations.

Video recording of the event

Press release of the EC Representation, Sofia, Bulgaria pdf - 90 KB [90 KB] All available translations.

Press release of the host country

Effective list of participants pdf - 479 KB [479 KB]

Photo gallery on Flickr

Capitalising on the success of the first edition of the stakeholder conference held in Bucharest on 30 January 2014, this year the forum will team up with maritime practitioners and entrepreneurs of the Black Sea to discuss how they can achieve their maximum potential, and generate sustainable economic and social benefits in the coastal areas.
 
To this effect, dedicated working sessions will seek ideas on:

  • how to better connect maritime businesses,
  • how to diversify and improve tourism offer in the coastal areas,
  • where research can shape business and vice versa,
  • how to reduce conflicts for space when developing maritime activities,
  • how to use the sea in a sustainable manner.

 
Key speakers will include Mr Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Mr Ivaylo Moskovski, Minister for Transport, Information Technology and Communications of Bulgaria.
 
The event will affirm European Commission's committment to work collectively and in partnership with the Black Sea countries to support a blue and sustainable economy in the region and to maximase marine and maritime cooperation across all bordering states.

More information about our sea-basin approach and actions in the Black Sea

Presentations and speeches (as delivered at the event)

Political opportunities to enhance business growth

Mr Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Mrs Ketevan Moistsrapeshvili, Governor of Guria Region, Georgia - Speech pdf - 199 KB [199 KB] All available translations. - Presentation pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations.

Ambassador Victor Tvircun pdf - 93 KB [93 KB] All available translations., Secretary General, Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Panel 1: Connecting business

Mr Oleksandr Ilko pdf - 8 MB [8 MB] All available translations., Head of Department of Maritime complex, Odessa Regional Administration, Ukraine

Prof Francesco Musco pdf - 13 MB [13 MB] All available translations., PhD, Iuav University of Venice, CORILA Member of governing board, Consortium for Managing Scientific Research on Venice Lagoon System

Dr Yordan Gospodinov pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] All available translations., Executive Director, Association of Fish Products Producers BG FISH

Panel 2: Fishing for tourists

Mrs Nikolina Angelkova pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] All available translations., Minister for Tourism, Bulgaria

Mrs Raluca Andreea Bumbac pdf - 315 KB [315 KB] All available translations., FLAG Delta Manager, Romania

Mr Mamuka Berdzenishvili pdf - 7 MB [7 MB] All available translations., Deputy Chairman, Adjara Tourism and Resorts Department, Georgia

Dr Margarita Stancheva pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] All available translations., Institute Oceanography, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria

Mr Aleksey Kuzov pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Marketing and Insurance Department, UKRFERRY Shipping Company, Ukraine

Panel 3: Creating business opportunities

Mrs Ilze Atanasova pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] All available translations., Marine cluster Bulgaria

Mr Nayden Stanev pdf - 6 MB [6 MB] All available translations., Manager, Black Sea Shells, Bulgaria

Ms Laura Bobarnac pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Head of Unit, Ministry of Regional Development (Management Authority, Black Sea Cross-Border Cooperation programme), Romania

Mrs Daniela Tchonkova pdf - 845 KB [845 KB] All available translations., Programme Coordinator, ARC Consulting, Enterprise Europe Network – Bulgaria

Dr Adrian Stanica pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Scientific Director, GeoCoMar, Romania

Way forward & Closing remarks

Mr Hubert Gambs, pdf - 15 KB [15 KB] All available translations. Director, Mediterranean and Black Sea, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

 

 

 

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