Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Venue: Sofia Balkan Hotel, 5 Sveta Nedelya Square, 1000 Sofia
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.
Effective list of participants [479 KB]
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.
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
Panel 1: Connecting business
Panel 2: Fishing for tourists
Panel 3: Creating business opportunities
Way forward & Closing remarks
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